Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bilston Voices

Metro Cafe, Bilston Held on (the somewhat hastily declared) National Cake Eating Day, it was fortuitous that Bilston Voices is held in a rather fine cafe, ensuring that the appropriate celebrations could be maximised. And it wasn’t just the cake … Continue reading

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August What’s On

Tues 2nd “Night Blue Fruit” ,Taylor Johns, St Nicholas St ,Coventry,7.30pm: Free in. Open mic Thur 4th “Parole Parlate” ,Little Venice, St Nicholas St, Worcester, 7.30pm, £3in Paul Jeffrey, Mr Morrison, David Calcutt, Suz Winspear ,Donneck Dahl, Al Barz Knuckles … Continue reading

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Poetry Bites

Kitchen Garden Cafe. Kings Heath Some poetry events eschew meetings in the summer holidays on the basis that people will be away. Other more confident promoters reason that just as many people may become free to attend who otherwise may … Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse

The self-destructive lifestyles beloved of some musicians is not normally a matter which I spend much time worrying about. Yet the tragic, and oh-so-predictable, death of Amy Winehouse did give me pause for thought. As a teenager and young man … Continue reading

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Places Where I Have Performed

Astley Castle Alrewas Festival Bilston Voices, Bilston Bring & Share, Library Theatre, Birmingham Cafe Blend, Birmingham Cafe Yum, Custard Factory,Birmingham Cafe Zelig, Custard Factory, Birmingham Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham Dog & Partridge, Digbeth, Birmingham Hit the Ode,Victoria … Continue reading

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Rebekah Brooks

I like bad girls, I like them rough and tough, I like their temptress looks, And I have to now confess to you That I am in love with Rebekah Brooks Rebekah will stop at nothing to get whatever she … Continue reading

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My Death

Will Be A Quiet Affair.

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Spoken Worlds

Old Cottage Tavern, Burton upon Trent BURTON is not an obvious location for a spoken word event, the natural home for which tends to be more urban areas. But perhaps that is its secret? It draws performers from far and … Continue reading

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Where You Will Find Me – August

Mon 1st, Library Theatre Birmingham, “Freedom” event 7.30pm Tues 2nd Night Blue fruit, Coventry Mon 8th Pure and Good and Right, Leamington Spa Fri 19th Spoken Worlds, Burton Sun 21st Soho House, Brum, Mr Murdochs Birthday Party Mon 22nd Shindig, … Continue reading

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Station Pub, Kings Heath Following an itinerant period, “Rhymes”, Birmingham’s longest established poetic event, has now settled on the Station as a regular venue and the traditional values which had built its original success are now much in evidence. Three … Continue reading

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