Historically innacurate rhyme, music hall style
12th September .
7pm - 9pm (approx)
. In the Mahogany Bar
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?
Following our first and hugely successful Poetry Night in May, we are delighted to welcome back Ida to take charge, as only she can, as two more established poets pit their poetic
skills and wits against three emerging writers. Prepare for an informal and highly entertaining evening of verse and mirth.
A poet, playwright, academic and theatre-maker based in Hackney, London. He was born in India and spent seven years in the US. Siddhartha is the author of two poetry collections from Penned in the Margins, and has written and performed three works for theatre: Kalagora (2010), London's Perverted Children (2012) and The Shroud (2014).
Tim Wells is made of reggae, lager top, pie and mash, and Leyton Orient FC. His latest collection is Everything Crash.
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.