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Spoken Word – The Hip Yak Poetry Sunday Sessions
15th July 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pmFree – £2
It’s Sunday it’s lunchtime, so pile up your plates, fill your glasses and open your hearts, as you get ready for some of the finest, funniest, deeply moving and profoundly right-on (but not in an annoying way) spoken word entertainment you will hear this Summer. Prepare to be totally flabbergasted and very pleasantly entertained.
Liv Torc will host a leisurely lunch of spoken word cabaret starring Chris Redmond, the coolest yak in the poetry watering hole. There will be some music, some laughter and a feature slot from Friday’s Slam Winner. We also welcome and encourage local writers and performers to come along and have a go at reading a poem or two, or even sharing a song. Please contact…. to book your slot and guarantee your space on the day.
‘Poetry, but not as you know it … amazing.’ The Guardian
Chris Redmond is a poet, musician, performer and producer. A regular at music and literature festivals both nationally and internationally, he’s been featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4, XFM, CBBC and Sky Arts. Chris’s debut collection Let The Pig Out is published by Burning Eye. Chris is also the creator and frontman of Tongue Fu, one of the UK’s leading spoken word shows, where poets, comedians, storytellers and rappers perform with improvised music and films.
Liv Torc is a razor blade skating performance poet, who plunges the vast caverns and dormant volcanoes of the human condition, armed with a box of matches and a sense of lyrical wonder. A Radio 4 Slam Winner, a former Bard of Exeter and current co-host of The Hip Yak Poetry Shack – Liv also runs the spoken word stage at WOMAD festival. Her first published book ‘Show Me Life’ was released by Burning Eye in 2015.