Chill Pill @ the Albany (THE BIG ONE)

What
Chill Pill @ the Albany (THE BIG ONE)
When
Thursday, May 7, 2015
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
Other Info
Chill Pill are swiftly becoming part of the furniture here at the Albany, but instead of sinking into the sofa with a pip and slippers, they're working their socks off to bring you a selection of the finest spoken word poets and musicians in the land, as well as presenting brand spanking new material for every show.


Full line-up to be announced.

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Chill Pill @ the Albany

What
Chill Pill @ the Albany
When
Thursday, March 19, 2015
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
Other Info
Curated by Mr Gee (host of Radio 4's Bespoken Word, and Rhyme and Reason), Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Simon Mole and Adam Kammerling, Chill Pill, South London's coolest spoken word night returns full of brand new material, including tightly-spun tales inspired by the day's headlines, and the ever-popular Classics Corner.

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Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ Gulbenkian, Canterbury

What
Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ Gulbenkian, Canterbury
When
Sunday, March 15, 2015
4:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Gulbenkian, University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent , UK CT2 7NB
Other Info
In association with Apples and Snakes and Gulbenkian, Simon Mole presents Indiana Jones and the extra chair.
Every family dinner needs a hero
Mike is twenty-three years old but still asks ‘what would Indy do?’ at times of crisis, and it’s crunch time when we meet him at a busy train station on his way to his Mum’s. His crumbling love-life is colliding with his heroic fantasy world and the consequences move from hilarious to heartbreaking. Join our hero round the table for his toughest adventure yet, meeting his mum’s new boyfriend…
Simon Mole’s ground-breaking one man show comes to Canterbury, as part of a residency at the Gulbenkian. Working with a troop of local, emerging writers to bring you an unforgettable evening peppered with memories, rhymes and recipes…
“Awesome!” Pete Strauss, The Huffington Post, 4.5 stars
“The best spoken word event I have ever been to” Dominic Stevenson, Writer & Reviewer, 5 stars
“A compelling piece of spoken word” Lettie McKie, Sabotage Reviews
“Extremely funny, moving and well observed.” Aoife Mannix, poet in residence BBC radio 4 Saturday Live
Tickets: Full £10 / Student £8 (includes a light meal)
Venue: Cafe
About Simon Mole
Simon Mole is a London-based poet, emcee, and theatre maker with an eye for the often overlooked in the everyday. His work is entertaining and accessible but remains rooted in a love for the craft of writing. Simon was the first ever Poet Laureate for the London borough of Brent. He is one fifth of the Chill Pill Collective, curating and performing at hugely popular poetry nights at Soho Theatre and the Albany. He also co-leads the Keats’ House Poets Forum for City of London. Recent residencies have seen him working with the porters at Guys Hospital, with primary school children on the South Kilburn estate, and with teenagers at the Guildhall Museum. Commissioned poetry by Simon can now be found in all of these locations.

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Chill Pill @ The Albany

What
Chill Pill @ The Albany
When
Thursday, September 19, 2013
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
Other Info
Curated by Mr Gee (host of Radio 4’s Bespoken Word and Rhyme and Reason), Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Simon Mole and Adam Kammerling. Chill Pill is a laid-back club night where up-and-coming poets share the stage with some of the finest Spoken Word acts in the UK. Plus, we’ll be mixing it up with tightly spun tales inspired by today’s headlines, the ever-popular Classics Corner and plenty of banter to boot.

"Here is an art that remains fresh and undefined" - 4 out of 5 stars The Telegraph

After the poetry and music fuelled joy-fest that was 'The Big One', we're back at The Albany to flash our freshly starched poetry pants at y'all. As per usual we've got some exciting, meaty treats in store:

JOELLE TAYLORS IN THE HOUSE!!! Joelle is an OG of the spoken word scene. She's been doing this for tiiiiime. Since 1986! She's shared a stage with everyone who's anyone in poetry, from Benjamin Zephaniah to Simon Armitage to Carol Ann Duffy to Scroobius Pip. She is a poet, a playwright, an artisitic Director, a facilitator and a BEAST. Her poetry is visceral, dreamlike, vivid and brilliant. And she rocks a stage like no one else. Come see!

Music Act TBC. But you know it's gonna be good, right?

Doors at 7.30. Dress code: Thursday best.

We can't wait!

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Poetry Served @ Mau Mau Bar

What
Poetry Served @ Mau Mau Bar
When
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
265 Portobello Road
London W11 1LR
Other Info
We are back to serve you up another night of soul nourishing poetry. This time our pop-up poetry event will be held at the infamous Mau Mau Bar, 265 Portobello Road, London W11.

The menu for this month includes:

Simon Mole - Chill Pill
A.F. Harrold
Tolu Agbelusi
Harry Baker
Stephanie Dogfoot
Kass Man

+ Open Mic (Please arrive early to sign up)
Open Mic will be split into two sessions one at the start and the other at the end.

+ Special Guests + Music after poetry has been served

Doors open 6.30pm

£5/4

More Info and to watch past videos of event please visit:

Poetryserved.tumblr.com


BIO's

Simon Mole

Simon is the poet from the pub, that rapper from the beach, the friendly guy with the big eyes who told that story. His infectious enthusiasm for seeing and re-seeing the world around him is an open invitation for you to do the same. Some stuff he says is mad funny, everybody gets it, plus he speaks from the heart, and his love for the craft of writing is there for all to see. Get involved.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbO2MlCgNqQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVEJb2XZXSw

Stephanie Dogfoot

Stephanie is a poet and law student from Singapore, currently based in London. Born in 1987, she has been writing poetry ever since her first gerbil died in 1999.She is also the current UK Slam Champion. She currently performs poetry in many locations around London, sometimes other parts of the UK, and (when she gets to go home) Singapore. She co-hosts Hammer and Tongue Slam Hackney and Forget What You Heard (About Spoken Word), a poetry night which she started with Matt Cummins. She claims her poetry comes from the raising of an eyebrow at the absurdity of the world, being angry, being absurdly angry, making fun of at what makes her angry and growing up with a lot of animals.

Tolu Agbelusi

Tolu is a Performance Poet with a commanding, heart-felt voice that doesn’t shy away from discussing difficult matters. The candour of her positive message sets her apart, and currently has her making waves, on the London performance scene.
video link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGgIsJ6Qit8

A.F.Harrold

A.F. Harrold is an English poet (1975 - present). He writes and performs for adults and children, in cabaret and in schools, in bars and in basements, in fields and indoors. He was Glastonbury Festival Website's Poet-In-Residence in 2008, and Poet-In-Residence at Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2010. He won the Cheltenham All Stars Slam Championship in 2007 and has had his work on BBC Radio 4, Radio 3 and BBC7. He is active in schools work, running workshops and slams and doing performances at ungodly hours of the morning, and has published several collections of poetry. He is the owner of many books, a handful of hats, a few good ideas and one beard.

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