Chill Pill @ the Albany (Afrovibes special)
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
South London’s coolest spoken word night goes global with a very special line-up of international and UK artists, including Toni Stuart, one of South Africa’s finest published and performing poets, plus even more open mic slots up for grabs.
This event will join Thursday’s ‘Chill Pill Plus…’ for a Township Café mash-up
Age Guidance: 16+
Afrovibes Festival, bringing some of the very best of South African arts to the UK and the Netherlands, makes a welcome return to the UK and the Albany this autumn.
In 2014, the festival's biggest-ever programme celebrates 20 years of South African freedom: 20 years since the ending of apartheid and the beginning of democracy. The creativity of award-winning artists brings us music, drama, dance, photography and film, reflecting upon what it is to be part of 21st century South Africa. By turns it'll be thought-provoking, energetic, sad, fascinating, wonderful. With free events, family workshops and themed food served in the atmospheric Township Cafe, drop by, hang out and belong - you'll believe that you really are thousands of miles from home!
£1 TICKET OFFER: Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket buyers will be able to buy two tickets per performance for up to three shows in the season.
If booking online, in order to receive the discount on the tickets, you must have a profile set up with the Albany and be logged in. The discount on your purchase will ONLY be shown if you are logged in as you click through to check out. We are updating the website regularly with availability of £1 Tickets.
Poetry Served @ Mau Mau Bar
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
265 Portobello Road
London W11 1LR
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
+ 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
More Info and to watch past videos of event please visit:
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.
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 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 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.