the foundations of oppression can't be plucked up without the anger of a multitude

Posts Tagged ‘curious

Hammer & Tongue Hackney Slam Final! Tuesday 4th September 2012 @ The Victoria, Dalston

with one comment

Hammer & Tongue Hackney Slam Final
Tuesday 4th September 2012
8-11pm (Doors and DJ 7pm)

@The Victoria,
451 Queensbridge Road
E8 3AS


After a year of live poetry competitions in Hackney, this season’s winners go head-to-head to determine 2012’s Hackney poetry slam champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

August 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Rap vs Poetry @ Bedroom Bar, Shoreditch, Friday 17th August 2012

leave a comment »

As part of a 1extra documentary, Hammer & Tongue and Fat Gold Chain have collaborated to produce an event we are calling:

Rap vs Poetry

@Bedroom Bar, 68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch EC2A 3AY

Doors 8pm. Tickets only £4 in advance if you get them online here.

The concept is that a team of poets will face off against a team of rappers. Everyone will be expected to show something of their own artform, to try out the other art form and to write something on the night or to freestyle something that cusses off the other side.

Mediating all this will be Dizraeli, MC with The Small Gods and a 2 time winner of UK Poetry Slam Contests.

We hope that it will give a chance for people to see where the two scenes are at right now by holding them up to direct comparison and think about how similar / different / better / worse they are. Perhaps it might even introduce people to a genre or genres they don’t know much about.


1. Angry Sam (me)

2. curious – sharp tongued, funny, intelligent, political MC-turned-poet

3. Kat Francois – amazing performer, poet, playwright and former world slam poetry champion.

4. Keith Jarrett – very clever, politically sharp poet also with a history of winning big slam titles.

5. Stephanie Dogfoot – distinctive young poet with a trademark method of autobiographical poems that subtly tell universal stories.

MCs (who will have to introduce themselves)

Con Sensus


Mista P

Solo Cypher

Stowaway                                           RVP_FLYER__A5

A Tribute to Christopher Logue, Tuesday 12th June, @ The Wreck, Camberwell

leave a comment »

After news of the sad death of the great Christopher Logue, my friend Bobby Gandolf (Wormfood / Ethno-bling) and myself were determined to put on a tribute to celebrate the work of a poet who has long been my single biggest influence, and who will one day receive the respect he deserves as a truly great artist.

  • “Poets like Mr Logue are luring jazz-conscious audiences to get the same kind of kick out of poetry as they get from music” – Times Literary Supplement, 1961
  • “[In the late 1950s] Logue was challenging us to react to nuclear warfare, inviting us to fight against our rulers” – Adrian Mitchell
  • “Logue never tried too hard but he had a talent that shone like the sun” – Peter Craven

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

May 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

Secret Garden Party 2011 with curious

leave a comment »

– although I’ve been edited out of it.

Written by angrysampoetry

October 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm