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Rob Gee presents Forget Me Not – The Alzheimer’s Whodunit (Upstairs at the Western, Leicester 22 May 2015)

-Reviewed by Jayne Stanton– THE VENUE: Upstairs at the Western is a volunteer-led venue and Leicester’s very own West End pub theatre. Off the Fence theatre company offers a wide range of quality performances in a professional auditorium at affordable prices. THE VIBE: Theatre-goers collected their tickets at the pop-up box office situated between a…

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Ire & Salt by Jenny Lindsay

– Reviewed by Alice Tarbuck – Jenny Lindsay is a performance poet and Slam Champion who was an extremely active member of National Collective in the run-up to the Scottish Independence Referendum. Her pamphlet, Ire & Salt, is a selection of extracts from her upcoming one-woman show, based around her experiences in the run up…

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Do Not Alight Here Again by Rachel McCrum

– Reviewed by Alice Tarbuck – Do Not Alight Here Again is poet, performer and promoter Rachel McCrum’s second pamphlet, a wide-ranging collection that touches on homeland, national identity, and the ways in which those inform love, poetic practice, and political participation. The first poem, ‘Do Not Listen to my Voice’, touches on the key themes…

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Chill Pill (Canada Water Culture Space, 26/02/15)

– reviewed by Lette McKie – Amongst the huge array of spoken word in London, Chill Pill is hands down one of the best nights around. Long running and consistently entertaining, it’s curated by a group of knowledgeable and passionate poets who take their work seriously whilst also seeming to have a lot of fun. Raymond…

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Book Slam – 29/01/15 at The Grand

– reviewed by Lettie McKie – The Grand in Clapham Junction is not a typical venue for literary entertainment. An old theatre converted into a nightclub it comes with battered stucco balconies, stalls cleared of seats for a dance floor, sticky walls, multi-coloured lights and a disco ball. However, in a savvy attempt to draw…