Jul 102019
 
A ground breaking new book which explores the unwritten history, science and skill of spoken word and answers some strangely under-explored questions: What is the history of performance poetry in the UK? How does emotional contagion happen in live literature? What has spoken word got to do with hypnotism and ecstatic states? This crucial and highly accessible book explores a thriving ecology of artistry, and how it can serve us for cultural, social and political renewal.

‘Here is a manifesto, party invitation, learned tome, history of ideas and soundtrack for exciting & scary times. Enjoy!’
(Ian McMillan BBC Radio 3)

Available to order : http://www.outspokenldn.com/shop/stage-invasion
Jul 242018
 

Award

Satu Mare

Satu Mare

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ive just won the Grand Prize at the Romanian street music festival of Satu Mare. Its 1000 Euros and a huge sense if achievement for me. Thus is my 3rd street festival but I have been developing my work as a street performer for some years. Audiences in Transylvania are awesome. Thanks all the kind and talented people I met here, and my friends in tge street show family for your support and inspiration. Back this weekend for my double birthday celebration on Sat in Bristol. Cant wait xxx
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Jan 232018
 

Hammer and Tongue National Final 2018

Hammer and Tongue National Final 2018

Very proud to have been awarded The Golden Hammer Award for services to spoken word at the Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall this weekend. Well done slammers and crew. Much great poetry won and lost in a dramatic ritual of glorious nonsense. I collected data on over 120 poems which will yield statistical info on practitioners, subject matter and writing and performance devices for the book I am writing on spoken word poetry. Massive geek out