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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VANDAL RAPTOR? UK tour
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
NERD PUNK BOOK TOUR
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
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Sunday, 19 April 2015
9th May, 8pm, York Theatre Royal De Grey Rooms, £5
In 2013, Words & Whippets debuted with a sell-out showcase of some of Yorkshire’s finest spoken word artists.
In 2014, it returned with another line-up of spoken word artists, featuring Rob Auton and The Sky Show.
Now Words & Whippets is back with an evening offering poetry and spoken word from York, Hull, Sheffield, Huddersfield and even beyond Yorkshire’s borders!
2015’s W&W is part of the International Shakespeare Festival and takes place in the beautifully atmospheric De Grey Ballroom.
Compared by York’s nerd punk poet Henry Raby, prepare thinselves for
Paul Maxy (Ex-Prison Chaplin at HMP Hull, social commentator and wearer of Dc Martins)
Sarah Thomasin (Sharp satirical wit straight from Sheffield)
Rose Condo (Canadian prairies girl via Huddersfield. Word War One Slam Championship 2014, Jibba Jabba slam champion 2015)
Plus The Stories of Shakey P performed by Charlie Dupre. Classical playwriting and Hip-Hop meet in an electrifying lyrical brew, as the Bard is re-imagined as a playground battle rapper by slam-winning performer Charlie Dupre. Charlie has performed at Latitude, Secret garden Party and supported the likes of Scroobius Pip, Ghostpoet and Kate Tempest.
The Stories of Shakey P begins with a rap battle between the young Shakespeare and his playground rival, Kit Marlowe, then takes a look at Richard III's therapy sessions, Othello in the style of Eminem's 'Stan', the tale of Macbeth told from the mischievous perspective of the three weird sisters, and a psychotically rhythmic insight into Hamlet's inner turmoil.
Tickets available from York Theatre Royal Box Office, over the phone at 01904 623568 or via the website http://
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
And it's not long
Before i start to roam.
Seek out the patches on the punx,
Maybe a band I know.
I bet you in five minutes time,
We find that we know all the same
People, places, and roads.
And its not long before I start to feel,
That somehow I can never leave home. ♫