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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Chill Pill @ Wilderness (The Forum)

What
Chill Pill @ Wilderness (The Forum)
When
Saturday, August 6, 2016
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Cornbury Park
Oxfordshire OX7 3DG
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Chill Pill are one of the top Spoken Word collectives in the UK, comprised of:

*Mr Gee (host of Radio 4′s Bespoken Word)
*Deanna Rodger (ELLE UK 30 under 30 world changers)
*Raymond Antrobus (London Laureate)
*Adam Kammerling (Hammer And Tongue National Slam Champion)
*Simon Mole (1st Brent Poet Laureate)

As well as flexing their performance muscles with new material and old favourites, for their Wilderness show they will be undertaking a series of ‘instant poetry challenges’ where audience ideas and suggestions are transformed into verse.

Chill Pill run regular nights at the Albany Deptford and QBIC Hotel – a laid back vibe with tightly spun tales inspired by today’s headlines, the ever-popular Classics Corner and plenty of banter to boot…

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Chill Pill X-mas BIG ONE @ the Albany

What
Chill Pill X-mas BIG ONE @ the Albany
When
Thursday, December 17, 2015
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
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The Big One returns for a super-sized helping of spoken word with all the trimmings and dancing ‘til late. Join the whole Chill Pill team and their festive guests, line up to be announced.


Previous Chill Pill guests include Dizreali and DownLow, Kate Tempest, Luke Wright, United Vibrations, Soweto Kinch and many more.

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No More Worries @ The Spring, Havant

What
No More Worries @ The Spring, Havant
When
Thursday, November 19, 2015
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre
56 East Street


Havant, Hampshire , UK PO9 1BS
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Tickets: £6
Ever wanted to get away from it all?
Kieran is 27, and stuck in a dead-end seaside town. He wants to see the world, one exotic cocktail at a time. But not tonight, as there’s a gig on at Rileys bar and sambuca’s are half price.
Paul is 50 and on the road again, a laid-back slacker in an old skool campervan. Trusting in tai chi and superstition, he’s on a very odd quest.
Join this mismatched couple on their road-trip through austerity Britain, searching for the perfect holiday moment.
Sometimes the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.
Artistic collaborators Simon Mole and Peader Kirk return to The Spring after last year’s Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair. They’ll also be taking their special brand of spoken word magic out into the community, running pop-up poetry events you can get involved in and working with local young people on a bespoke schools project. Look out for them at a venue near you!
Co-produced by the Albany, Apples and Snakes and ARC Stockton.

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No More Worries @ Bush Theatre

What
No More Worries @ Bush Theatre
When
Friday, November 13, 2015
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
7 Uxbridge Road
London, UK W12 8LJ
Other Info
No More Worries
Created by Simon Mole & Peader Kirk
Co-produced by Apples and Snakes, the Albany and ARC Stockton

Ever wanted to get away from it all?

Kieran is 27, and stuck in a dead-end sea-side town. He wants to see the world, one exotic cocktail at a time. But tonight there’s a UK garage revival on at Rileys, and Sambuca’s half price.

Paul is 50 and on the road again, a British Lebowski in an old skool campervan. Trusting in tai chi and the power of sevens, he’s on a quest to reconcile then and now.

Join this mismatched couple on their road-trip through austerity Britain, searching for the perfect holiday moment. Sometimes the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.

This Is How We Die
by Christopher Brett Bailey

A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. Tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence. From the desk of Christopher Brett Bailey comes a spiraling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose.

With echoes of Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs, beat poetry and B-movies, This Is How We Die is a prime slice of surrealist trash, an Americana death trip and a dizzying exorcism for a world convinced it is dying…

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No More Worries @ Beaford Arts

What
No More Worries @ Beaford Arts
When
Thursday, October 22, 2015
TBC - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Heywood Hall, (map)
Chulmleigh Community College:
Chulmleigh EX18
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“Ever wanted to get away from it all? Kieran is 27 and stuck in a dead-end town. He wants to see the world. Foreign suns, adventure, cocktails. Paul is 50 and on the road again, coasting, taking it one holiday snap at a time. No more worries takes this mismatched couple on a road-trip through austerity Britain until the land runs out. Sometimes the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.”
Combining spoken word, contemporary theatre and a live electronic soundscape, No More Worries reinvigorates performance poetry as its protagonists raise questions we all ask. What do I want to get away from? What will I return to? How do we get by?
“Simon is one of the hottest new talents on the spoken word scene” - Aoife Mannix
“Paints a portrait of England – a real document of this time” - Roger Robinson

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No More Worries @ the Albany

What
No More Worries @ the Albany
When
Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
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No More Worries
Created by Simon Mole and Peader Kirk.
Kieran is 27 and stuck in a dead-end town. He wants to see the world: foreign suns, adventure and cocktails. Paul is 50 and on the road again in an old-skool campervan.
Join this mismatched couple on their road-trip through austerity Britain, searching for the perfect holiday moment. Sometimes the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.
Simon Mole is a poet and an Albany Associate Artist. Peader Kirk is an artist and director. They've collaborated on No More Worries to create a poetic, theatrical adventure spanning the breadth of Britain.

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No More Worries @ the Albany

What
No More Worries @ the Albany
When
Friday, September 25, 2015
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
Other Info


No More Worries
Created by Simon Mole and Peader Kirk.
Kieran is 27 and stuck in a dead-end town. He wants to see the world: foreign suns, adventure and cocktails. Paul is 50 and on the road again in an old-skool campervan.
Join this mismatched couple on their road-trip through austerity Britain, searching for the perfect holiday moment. Sometimes the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.
Simon Mole is a poet and an Albany Associate Artist. Peader Kirk is an artist and director. They've collaborated on No More Worries to create a poetic, theatrical adventure spanning the breadth of Britain.

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No More Worries @ the Albany

What
No More Worries @ the Albany
When
Thursday, September 24, 2015
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
Other Info
No More Worries
Created by Simon Mole and Peader Kirk.
Kieran is 27 and stuck in a dead-end town. He wants to see the world: foreign suns, adventure and cocktails. Paul is 50 and on the road again in an old-skool campervan.
Join this mismatched couple on their road-trip through austerity Britain, searching for the perfect holiday moment. Sometimes the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.
Simon Mole is a poet and an Albany Associate Artist. Peader Kirk is an artist and director. They've collaborated on No More Worries to create a poetic, theatrical adventure spanning the breadth of Britain.

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Chill Pill with Jon Sands @ Canada Water Culture Space

What
Chill Pill with Jon Sands @ Canada Water Culture Space
When
Thursday, February 26, 2015
TBC - All Ages
Where
Canada Water Library
21 Surrey Quays Road
London , London SE16 7AR
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special show featuring one of our favourite international poets – JON SANDS

Jon Sands is a writer known for electric readings, and the author of The New Clean (2011, Write Bloody Publishing). His work has been featured in The New York Times, published widely in various journals, and anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2014. He tours extensively, but lives in Brooklyn.

The whole Chill Pill crew will be present and there will be an Open Mic (first come first served), this special show will take place in a new space;

Canada Water Culture Space

21 Surrey Quays Rd, Canada Water SE16 7AR

Tickets – £5

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