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Saboteur Awards 2014: Performance

-In which James Webster sums up the categories he presented at the awards- After a lot of voting, some great performances, a brilliant (bank account-busting) book fair and, in addition to the performances, a hilarious video from Best One-Off Event nominated show The Anti-Slam (a show that plumbed the gut-bustingly funny depths of poetic disaster),…

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Saboteur Awards 2014 – 31st May

On Saturday 31st May, at Oxford’s Jericho Tavern, we will be announcing the results of the public vote for this year’s Saboteur Awards (check out the shortlist here). Over 2500 of you cast your vote this year to have a say in the outcome. However, results are just the tip of the iceberg of what…

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Saboteur Awards 2014: The Shortlist!

Vote now! The results will be announced at the Awards on 31st May, book tickets now!   Over the course of a month, over 600 of you have nominated in twelve categories, proving that indie lit is alive and well… As usual, we have been impressed by the breadth of your choices – but it’s…

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Goldfish by Jennifer Wong

-Reviewed by Lucy Ayrton-  Do not talk to trees. At night they dance in ballet shoes, Tell secrets to one another, Put on a ring, wisdom for every year.” (‘Myth’). Goldfish by Jennifer Wong is a beautiful and perfectly sculpted collection of poems, drawing on the poet’s experiences in Hong Kong and England, and infused…

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Review: Quiltbag Cabaret – 06/12/13

-Reviewed by James Webster- Quiltbag – an acronym standing for Queer and Questioning, Unidentified, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Asexual, Gay/Genderqueer OR – an unbelievably charming, friendly and welcoming evening of crafts and cabaret with a queer-friendly focus. A cuddly kind of cabaret … Upon entering Quiltbag on a very brrrr-worthy, cold December night, I was…

‘Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry’ by Lucy Ayrton

-Reviewed by David Clarke- The exploration of myths and folk and fairy tales was a significant feature of feminist writing among a generation of authors who came to prominence in the 1980s, such as Angela Carter and Marina Warner. Lucy Ayrton’s pamphlet Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry is based on her Edinburgh Fringe show…

Saboteur Awards 2013: Performance

-in which James Webster sums up the categories he presented at the awards – Best Performer When it came down to the final day, Best Spoken Word Performer was the most closely contested of all the categories, with first place going back and forth several times and only three votes separating the winner and runner-up.…