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Gig Guide

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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. 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

At Poetry Cafe; photo by Louis M Coiffait

I also perform my own poetry at events and festivals. List of upcoming gigs below.

Tuesday 6th Feb ’18 – Hammer & Tongue Hackney, featuring UK cult rapper Jam Baxter and former World Poetry Slam Champion, Elvis McGonagall. Plus cameo appearances from Usaama Minhas, recently crowned H&T National Slam Champion, and Amy McAllister. Open mic slam also. The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London. EC2A 4RH Tickets £7 advance.

Wednesday 14th Feb ’18 Book Launch: In discussion with Liz Fekete, director of Institute Race Relations, I will be asking her about her new book: ‘Europe’s Fault Lines: Racism and the Rise of the New Right’ (Verso, 2018) Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9DX. £3, redeemable against any purchase.

Thursday 15th Feb ’18 – Sand and Vision Launch Exhibition and Fundraiser. Exhibition of young photographers from the Sahrawi Refugee Camps, near Tindouf, Algeria. Music from Matt King Smith & special performances from Sahrawi Hip Hop artist Yslem Hijo Del Desierto alongside Dj Kouldon, Profesoul, Jessica Wilde and more.

I’m going to be launching a new print of my Influx Press book ‘Settled Wanderers’ with a load of new poems written from my time on the Western Saharan refugee camps. Vout-O-Reene’s, The Crypt, 30 Prescot Street, London. E1 8BB. £10 advance, £15 on the door.

and here’s a video of me reading some Dalston Anatomy poems.

Written by angrysampoetry

August 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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