Upcoming gigs

Upcoming Gigs

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TESTT (Durham): April 12th

The New Adelphi (Hull): April 15th

Workshop Theatre (Leeds): April 17th

Hydra Bookshop (Bristol): April 18th

Derby Theatre: April 20th

Harrogate Theatre: April 24-25th

Ovalhouse (London): April 26-28th


London Book Launch at Ovalhouse, April 26th

York Book Launch at All Saints Church, April 29th

Small Fry DIY, Warrington, 2nd May

Spoken Weird, Halifax: 3rd May

Born Lippy, Newcastle 9th May

Shaken In Sheep Town, Skipton: 10th May

Find The Right Words, Leicester : 16th May

Queenie’s Coffee Nights, Huddersfield: 21st May

Gong Fu Poets, Coxhoe: 31st May

Verse Matters, Sheffield: 7th June

Slam Dunk, Hastings: 28th June

Word Club, Leeds: 29th June

Poetry Jam, Durham: 4th October

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Barefooted Snapping Turtles

So yesterday I attended Barefoot In The Park 2011, a day of poetry and music in Leeds’ Hyde Park.  I read some of my stuff and my girlfriend’s as well as performing a short segment of Letter To The Man (from the boy).  We also bizarrely ended up finding the same street names in Leeds as in York, which suggested some sort of temporal dimensional rift.  I also won my first Slam, though admittedly only against one person; and in the end only by thumb war.  I don’t know if Percy Shelly and Lord Byron ever thumb warred.

Barefoot is ace because it tries to make an event specific to poetry, spoken word and story-telling.  They have a couple of bands but essentially the event is for the pleasure of The Word.  Poetry evenings and events do exist here and there but a whole all-dayer festival is always welcome.  Hats off to them, see you all next year.
Also my girlfriend and I, Lizzie Alderdice, have created a ‘poetryzine’ called SNAPPING TURTLE PRESS features poems from both of us and hand-drawn images.  It’s based on the old DIY ethics of the fanzine can be yours for a mere 50p.  You can pick one of these up from me if you see me around or drop me a message at henrythepoet@btinternet.com to get one (+P&P).  There’s limited number, when they’re gone they’re gone.  And will be worth millions on eBay.  Maybe.  One day.

Some tracks of mine uploaded on my Soundcloud you can hear right HERE if you want to hear what sort of stuff went on at Barefoot:  http://soundcloud.com/henryrabypoetry
Cheers y’all.