A very special Forked event which begins at 7pm with Poetry Pioneers at Ocean Studios in the Royal William Yard followed by a 7.30pm ferry ride with poetry from Marc Woodward. The ferry will travel to to the Barbican where the night will continue at the B-Bar.
Expect enthralling, eye opening, jaw dropping spoken word from international headliners and outstanding regional wordsmiths. Hosted by Pucker Poets front man Alexander Rhodes. Featuring Bohdan Piasecki Chris White, Marion Clare and Nick Kitto .
Poetry Pioneers: 35 Years is a retrospective of Spoken Word, charting the history of UK spoken word over four decades and opening up the Apples and Snakes archive in its birthday year.
More info: http://oceanstudios.org.uk/events/whatson?id=99
And the Forked poets:
Bohdan Piasecki: a poet from Poland based in Birmingham. A committed performer, he has taken his poems from the upstairs room in an Eastbourne pub to the main stage of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, from underground Tokyo clubs to tramways in Paris, from a bookshop in Beijing to an airfield in Germany, from niche podcasts to BBC Radio. In the UK, he regularly features at the country’s most exciting spoken word nights, festivals, and readings. He enjoys the creative chaos of big field festivals just as much as the composed concentration of literary events.
Chris White: Exeter Bard 2017 Chris is a poet, playwright and performer, describing his poems as 'jokes' his writing takes on the Avant guard, the surreal, the likes of Celine Dion and Halle Berry! Numerous SLAM winner and Edinburgh fringe festival performer, Chris poetry is charming, clever and witty to boot.
Alexander Rhodes: “A poetic force to be reckoned with. Alexander puts everyone at ease, he flits comfortably between welcoming event organiser and reliably powerful performer” Sara Hirsch
Marc Woodward: Marc is a musician and poet born in the USA but a long time resident of Devon. His poetry has been widely published in magazines, anthologies and online journals with a full collection published this summer by Green Bottle Press. “Stories of moonlight and wildlife in the strange, small wildernesses of the South West." (Ink, Sweat & Tears). “Beautifully crafted poems...that sing in the dark of darkness" (Canto Reviews).
Marion Clare: Marion is a Plymouth poet and performer who loves to experiment with genres, humour and surreality.She collaborates with a bunch of musicians, writers and artists known as The Spoils Collective. In 2017 Marion set-up a writing & performance community called Versify which is an open space for people to experiment and develop their skills. She says “writing may or may not help soothe the existential void within, but it's worth a try.”
Local poet and slam champion Nick Kitto has been performing spoken word for 3 years and has been charming audiences ever since.
“A great performer oozing soulful, intelligent poetry veering from the serious to the hysterically funny”
Veronica Aaronson, Programmer, Teignmouth Poetry Festival
Tickets are available from the B-Bar in person (daily from 11am)
Via the Barbican Theatre website: https://www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/event-details/?eid=51427
Or by calling the B-Bar on 01752 242021
Tickets £4.50 advance, £7 on the door