Straight Out the Box @ POP Brixton

What
Straight Out the Box @ POP Brixton
When
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Pop Brixton (map)
49 Brixton Station Road
London, UK SW9 8PQ
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Boasting an exceptional line-up of artists from poets to musicians, writers to DJs, Straight Out The Box offers up a fresh series of new events set in Brixton's pioneering space, Pop Brixton.
Whether you're a music fan, spoken word enthusiast, or simply out to seek a new creative experience, Straight Out The Box is guaranteed to surprise and satisfy even the most eclectic of tastes. Curated by Run Dem Crew founder, DJ, and poet, Charlie Dark, and musician, dub-poet, and writer, Roger Robinson.
This month's Straight Out The Box will feature:
Jan Blake: she's engaging, deeply emotional and at times outright hilarious.
John Berkavitch: he has taken the bar, lifted it, twisted it and bent it out of shape.
Piers Faccini: combining tradition and innovation as he drifts across genres.
Host: poet, emcee, and theatre maker, Simon Mole
Resident DJ: Mr Trouble
Age guidance 16+
Tickets: £8 (adv) | £5 concs | £10 (on door)
More info: applesandsnakes.org/StraightOutTheBox

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Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ Southbank Centre

What
Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ Southbank Centre
When
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Belvedere Road


London, UK SE1 8XX
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Simon Mole's ground-breaking one man show is a spoken word adventure that takes place over the evening meal.

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 heart-breaking. Join our hero round the table for his toughest adventure yet, meeting his mum's new boyfriend.

The show is touring nationally as a residency project throughout 2013. This eye-catching collaboration with critically acclaimed site-specific theatre director Peader Kirk takes spoken word performance in an exciting new direction, with Simon's brilliantly crafted poetic story at the core of a full evening of immersive entertainment.

And you get dinner!

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Chill Pill @ Soho Theatre

What
Chill Pill @ Soho Theatre
When
Monday, August 19, 2013
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
21 DEAN STREET


LONDON , UK W1D 3NE
Other Info
A laid-back club night where up-and-coming poets share the stage with some of the finest Spoken Word acts in the UK. Curated by Mr Gee (host of Radio 4’s Bespoken Word and Rhyme and Reason), Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Simon Mole and Adam Kammerling.

features: Sally Jenkinson & YOB

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Chill Pill @ The Albany

What
Chill Pill @ The Albany
When
Thursday, February 28, 2013
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
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Chill Pill - South London’s coolest spoken word night.

Our poets have been plucked straight from the field and frozen within three hours to provide you with only the freshest spoken word.

Headliners David J and Ross Sutherland

Plus rising talent on the Open Mic.

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Hammer & Tongue Hackney

What
Hammer & Tongue Hackney
When
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
The Victoria (map)
451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston, Hackney,

London,, United Kingdom E8 3AS
Other Info
Live Spoken Word from Hollie McNish, Simon Mole and Michael J Parker, plus the open mic slam. Hosted by Sam Berkson and Raymond Antrobus

Hollie McNish: Former UK Slam Poetry Champion, creator of books and albums, featured on Radio 4, BBC 2, Southbank Centre etc. "I can't take my ears off her" - Benjamin Zephaniah

Simon Mole: Poet whose words were formed in battle rapping and hiphop open-mics, whose vision was expanded through the composition of theatre and critically acclaimed one-man shows. "the poet from the pub, that rapper from the beach, the friendly guy with the big eyes who told that story"

Mchael Parker: Brighton based, Midlands-raised poet. Big performer and poetic explorer.

Slam: Sign up on the night, 1st come, 1st served, judged by your peers, 3.5minutes. no props. no music. Winners go thorugh to Regional Final for a chance to win a place in a National Slam

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Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ ARC, Stockton

What
Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ ARC, Stockton
When
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
7:00pm - 13+ Buy Tickets
Where
ARC (map)
Dovecot Street
Stockton TS18 1LL.
Other Info
Every family dinner needs a hero. Mike is 23 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 heart-breaking. Join our hero round the table for his toughest adventure yet, meeting his mum’s new boyfriend!

Simon Mole’s groundbreaking show is back in the North East, and to spice things up he’s brought along acclaimed site-specific theatre director, Peader Kirk. The two will be at ARC throughout January, working with a troop of the region’s finest young and emerging writers. This all action cast will play a key role on the big day too, peppering the occasion with their own memories, rhymes and recipes…

Join the adventure and enjoy dinner and drinks at the most anticipated family gathering of the year…

Tickets for these shows include food, but are limited so early booking is advised.

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Chill Pill @ The Albany

What
Chill Pill @ The Albany
When
Thursday, November 29, 2012
8:00pm - 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 Kim-Leng Hills, Chill Pill is a laid-back poetry 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.


Featuring:


Lyric L
Hip hop. Broken beat. Spoken word. Visit website

Harry Baker
Poetry World Cup slam champion 2012. Visit website

Plus sets from Chill Pill poets Simon Mole and Deanna Rodger


Whether you're a spoken word enthusiast, emerging poet or just curious, come with a sense of humour and leave your expectations at the door.

Limited Open Mic slots available. Arrive early to sign up.

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