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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,…

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Horatio and Me by Lettie Mckie

- reviewed by James Webster – ArtsLav – a venue that’s ‘flush’ with success I’ve always been a fan of site-specific shows; putting art into unexpected and strange places is a great way to craft a unique and interesting event, but I have to say I was surprised when I heard that this gig was…

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300 to 1 by Monkey Poet

-Reviewed by James Webster- I was unfortunate to miss Monkey Poet‘s epic satire of Frank Miller/Zach Snyder’s homoerotic, pro-war extravaganza at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, so I was really pleased to be able to catch it in Oxford this month. It’s a bit of an ‘out there’ idea: a teenager struggling with poetry homework…