Poetry and rhyme was
an integral part of Victorian Music Hall. Often performers would use poetry or
song lyrics as social commentary, informing audiences on current events
and political issues of the day - a precursor to social media, in a way. Who
better, then, than Faded Music Hall Star, Ida Barr, to preside over this
evening of poetry recitals?
poet, writer and film maker Greta
and poet and text artist/sculptor Robert Montgomery
pitting their poetic
skills and wits against three emerging writers, this will be an
informal and highly entertaining evening of verse and mirth. We should
point out that, for health and safety reasons, anyone hoping to see Robert present his live
fire poems in the Mahogany Bar will be sorely disappointed. Sorry.
is the creation of Olivier-award winner Christopher Green also known for BBC
Radio 4 favourite Tina C. Ida has graced stages at the National Theatre,
Tates Modern and Britain and the Barbican, as well as livening up
many a variety and comedy night around the globe. She’s appeared in
her own series, Artificial Hip Hop, on BBC Radio 4 with special guest, the beatboxer
known as Shlomo. Part of our series of free heritage workshops supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.