I host the Hackney branch of Hammer and Tongue. It happens on the first Tuesday of every month with two top guest acts and an open mic slam at The Book Club, 100 – 106, Leonard Street
London, EC2A 4RH. Doors and DJ from 730pm, show from 8pm. Tickets are £6/5 on the door. For a few years I ran a radio show on NTS every four weeks with chat, poetry, music and some great special guests. Check out podcasts at https://www.mixcloud.com/angrysam/playlists/reversed-shows/
I also perform my own poetry at events and festivals. List of upcoming gigs below.
Saturday 13th August – Thousand4£1000 Space for All Festival. A Brighton Migrant Solidarity festival raising money to secure rent to provide vulnerable migrants with secure and stable accommodation. I’ll be doing poems from Western Sahara alongside musicians Nick Wilsdon and Jules Arthur. There’s also food and loads of great acts. The Rose Hill Tavern, 2-11pm Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton, BN1 4JL £7/6 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thousand41000-space-for-all-festival-tickets-26541811272
Tuesday 16th August – Extra Second London. Poetry and debate focusing on the ‘future of British politics’ With Jason Pilley, Marc Livingstone, Dean McKee and myself. VFD, 66 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB 730-1030pm. FREE https://www.facebook.com/events/1033849350032829/
Friday 19th August – Hammer & Tongue presents the Farmopolis Slam. I’m hosting a killer spoken word line up Salena Godden, James Massiah, Theresa Lola and Christian Smith. Venue is a floating garden with reclaimed flowers from the Chelsea Flower Show: “a micro-city of experiential production, a pioneering new model for public green space bringing together farming, food, arts and culture”
at The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0FL Open mic slam too. 7:30-11pm. FREE
Saturday 20th August – Camberwell Fair, a beautiful free community festival in Burgess Park, SE London. I’ll be hosting and performing during an hour of poetry at the community stage from 3-4pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1048312325265556/
Sunday 21st August – Midnight Walk (in the daytime). More details tbc.