Wilton's

Historically innacurate rhyme, music hall style

13th June . 6pm - 9pm (approx) . In the Mahogany Bar
Free (drop-in)

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? 

Featuring poet, writer and film maker 
Greta Bellamacina 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.

Ida Barr 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.

Supported by:Heritage Lottery Fund
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