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The Wyrd Wonder Presents… an Evening of Ghastly Delight… (Chapter, Cardiff, 13/03/15)

-Reviewed by Jemma Beggs- What better way to spend Friday 13th than attending ‘An Evening of Ghastly Delight’ in Cardiff’s charming Chapter Arts Centre? Hosted by Rebecca Parfitt, founder and editor of the wonderfully macabre literary magazine, The Ghastling, this was a celebration of “all things Gothic and a little bit strange”. The doorman had…

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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…

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Madam Scarlet’s Poetry Speakeasy – 24/10/14

-Reviewed by James Webster and Dana Bubulj- We’re not 100% sure where we’re going. We’re not really sure what’ll happen when we get there (but we reckon words and cocktails will be involved). We do know that when we arrive at the secret location we have to say the word ‘flibbertigibbet’. And we think there’s…

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Licking Our Lips (Bristol, 29/11/14)

-Reviewed by Mab Jones- We travel East to Easton, in search of poetry, and in the Greenbank pub we find it: four poets in fine form, helmed by able host Polly Moyer, also a poet, which makes five mouths at the mic, and well worth the modest five pounds entry fee. Polly begins with a welcome,…