Tag Archives: Paul Askew

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Review: The Anti-Slam Oxford

-Reviewed by Claire Trévien- 23rd January at Arts at the Old Fire Station The logistics In 2012 I participated in the inaugural Bullshit conference. The concept was simple: either deal in an ultra-academic way with the silliest topics you can find, or deal with a serious subject matter in a nonsensical format. In other words,…

Review: Hammer & Tongue Oxford Slam Final 12/06/2012

- reviewed by Neil Anderson – Sabotage recently previewed the Hammer & Tongue Oxford final, and to follow up from that, Neil Anderson reviews the final itself! Oxford’s Skylight Crisis cafe was packed to an extent I’d never before witnessed for the 2012 Oxford Hammer and Tongue final. This was the second Hammer and Tongue…

Stoke Newington Literary Festival 2012

-Reviewed by Claire Trévien- Now in its third year, Stoke Newington’s Literary Festival already has the reputation of an established festival while retaining a laid-back charm. Stoke Newington’s Town Hall and Library Gallery were the scenes of sold-out performances by John Cooper Clarke, Simon Day, Josie Long and Wilko Johnson. Pauline Black, introduced by a…

N.O.N.C.E. – Steve Larkin

@ The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford – reviewed by Paul Askew – The Performer: Steve Larkin is a bit of a legend of the Oxford poetry scene. In fact, some would say he’s the reason Oxford has a poetry scene. He set up and ran the infamous Hammer & Tongue night, which has now…

Tongue Fu @ Rich Mix 12/01/2012

-reviewed by Paul Askew- Tongue Fu‘s concept: Invite writers to perform with a live band improvising along. I’ll admit I was somewhat dubious, as my only previous encounter of such a thing was on a late night BBC2 live jazz series in the mid 1990’s, when the presenter performed some “jazz poetry” while improvising with…