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Spoken Word Double Bill

Past Event
  • Presented By: Presented by Renaissance One and supported by Free Word
  • 21 Nov 2014 - doors open 6.30pm for a 7:00pm start
  • Free Word Centre

Poets and activists Pete the Temp and Danny Chivers present their one-person shows on climate change and direct action.  An evening of poetry stand up, stimulating observations and speech from real life activists:

Pete The Temp Verses Climate Change: Pete the Temp is a poet, a lover and a damn fine administrator. He is on a quest to solve climate caos using only his mouth! In this theatrical poetry stand up show, Pete tells of his sticky situations of temp jobs, bank sieges, oil orgies and arrest. Will he succeed?

‘Poetry’s answer to Mark Thomas… expert performance’ Chortle

'Poetry and politics have been estranged for a decade or two, but Pete Bearder has persuaded them to share a bed once again. Informative, fun and inspiring.' Apples and Snakes

Arrest That Poet: Have you ever climbed up a power station, D-locked yourself to a construction company’s staircase or been sued for £5 million? Until recently, slam poet Danny Chivers certainly hadn’t. Storytelling meets poetry in the name of a safer planet.  Show nominated for an Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice 2014 Award (announced 22 Aug).

Feisty, thought-provoking and politically rounded … a seriously funny rising star” (New Internationalist Magazine).

Part of Pete The Temp Verses Climate Change England Tour funded by Arts Council EnglandEvent produced by renaissance one and Free Word.

 

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