Friday January 20th
Doors Open 7pm - Open Mic 7.30 - 8pm
Admission £5 / £3(conc.)
This month I'll be talking mostly about supermarkets, global capitalism, the future as predicted by the Daily Mail and girlfriends. I'll try to keep it clean. Or maybe I won't. There won't be any swear words. Or maybe there will. Decisions! Decisions! If there's time left at the end there could be a short love poem - surely not!
Jonathan Humble's poetry has appeared in The Big Issue In The North, Poems For Freedom, Lighten Up Online, The Dragon Poet Quarterly, Paragram, Ink Sweat & Tears, The Teacher, Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis, The Tripe Marketing Board's Diary, The Prole Star and on BBC Radio 4 and Radio Cumbria. His short stories and poems for children have been published in The Caterpillar, Amazing Magazine, The Looking Glass Magazine and The Stew Magazine. He currently holds the posts of Poet Laureate for The Tripe Marketing Board and Rossendale's Sunday morning Clog Market. Through TMB Books, he has published a collection of his stuff entitled My Camel's Name Is Brian. Other work will be appearing in February's issue of Obsessed With Pipework.
Eva is an undergraduate student studying scriptwriting and performance who spends time watching rap battles and writing poems when she ought to be studying. Eva's Interest in politics and long walks in the lakes are themes that tend to crop up quite a bit within her work.
After a less than glittering academic career (Trent Polytechnic 1st year repeated - asked to leave) Dave trained as a lifeguard. This led to him meeting his wife and oddly, to a career in Nursing and working with and for People with a learning disability across the North West. Now partially retired, Dave has found the time to bring together two of his early literary heroes in a way he is sure neither would have approved of. Dave will be reading the concluding part of his 'If Marriott Edgar Had Written Lord of The Rings' poem cycle.
Sue Parish is rather startled to realise that she has been making music in and around Lancaster for close to a quarter of a century. Best known as a jazz vocalist, she's recently returned to her roots, offering solo piano-vocal performances. Tonight's set will include a selection of thoughtful ballads, and a sprinkling of more lighthearted material.
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