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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VANDAL RAPTOR? UK tour
Find The Right Words, Leicester : 16th May
The Hovel Session, York: 25th May
Gong Fu Poets, Coxhoe: 31st May
Depresstival Presents..., London: 3rd June
Off Yours!, Leeds: 6th June
Good Shout, Peterborough: 13th June
Supporting Jollyboat, Knaresborough: 22nd June
Brig-Aid Fundraiser, Fruit, Hull: 23rd June
Slam Dunk, Hastings: 28th June
Word Club, Leeds: 29th June
Verse Matters, Sheffield, 5th July
Say Owt @ Deer Shed Festival, 21st July
Say Owt @ Great Yorkshire Fringe, York: 25th July
Working Title, Lancaster, 26th July
Poetry Jam, Durham: 4th October
Saturday, 25 June 2016
Sunday, 19 June 2016
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Since 2013, Words & Whippets has brought together some of the finest poets from across Yorkshire. We’re proud to present another annual spectacular showcase of spoken word poetry from across God’s Own Country! In the past, W&W has sold out so make sure you grab your ticket for an exciting night of raw words!
Leeds-based master of weaving words. Unmissable powerhouse story-teller spinning tales of growing up, family and love. Andy is an engaging performer who has played at Glastonbury, Latitude and Battersea Arts Centre, been featured on Radio 1, Radio 4 and BBC 2 and is lead singer for high energy rap band MIDDLEMAN.
Artist-In-Residence at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield and a Cultural Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, Rachel is a fantastic writer and performer. She runs Verse matters in Sheffield, an inclusive feminist poetry night.
You may have caught this Easingwold local lad spouting poetry with the tenacity of a ten-tonne tractor across the fair city. When he’s not spitting rhymes with his band Gobbledigook or writing plays with his theatre company (also called Gobbledigook) he’s performing poetry about life, love, politics and talking cows.
Well-knitted, tender & reflective poetry, Jo has become a mainstay of York’s poetry scene. Themes include: Real ale & dragons. Catch her before she becomes a megastar.
Compered by HENRY RABY.
Henry is co-host of Say Owt Slam, associate artist of Red Ladder Theatre Company and official Nerd Punk. His poetry is anarchic, political, honest and usually references dinosaurs.
Image by Northern Magpie Art
Saturday 18th June 2016
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place
(We guarantee words, but sadly cannot promise the presence of whippets)
Thursday, 2 June 2016
Punk: Fuck the man
Hardcore: Hate the man
Oi: OI I'm a man
Post-punk: Are we not men?
Pop-Punk: Never gonna grow up, man!
Glam punk: I'm a man, baby
Nazi punk: No thanks, man
Garage punk: I'm a dog, man
2Tone: I'm a skankin' man
Ska-Punk: I'm a faster skankin' man
Skacore: I'm an even faster skankin' man
Skate punk: The man took away my skateboard
Cowpunk: Ride 'em cowboyman
Psychobilly: You're a dead man
Horror Punk: Boogie man
Indie Punk: 1978, man
Riot Grrl: Kill all men
Afro-Punk: Kill all white men
Macho bro punk: Not all men
Anarcho punk: Feeding of the 5000 men
Crustpunk: Squat the man
Christian punk: I'm a Godly man
Streetpunk: OI fuck the man
Celtic punk: Drink like a man
Folk-punk: Fuck the man like we did back in the day
Gypsy Punk: Men without borders
Taqwacore: Fuck the Americanman
Melodic punk: Fuck the man with noise
Electropunk: Fuck the man with a different kind of noise
Queer Punk: Fuck the man