As part of the Plymouth Pride Festival 2017 we welcome this literary event organised by Wonderzoo it is a fight back against those that want to take us back to the past. Come out of the closet, and support Pride in Plymouth this is for Human Rights, and the freedom to be the person you want to be!
There are four wonderful featured artists for your delectation, and as if that was not enough there will also be an open mic, with five slots available, in which you are more than welcome to sign up and express yourself to a friendly like minded audience. So, feel free to bring your poetry/ prose/ acoustic music/ comedy, and let rip.
Food and drink can be purchased from the bar.
So, we hope to see you at 7.30pm on the 26th July at the China House for a great evening.
£3 on Door.
The featured artists for this Pride in Plymouth special are:
Robert Garnham, Professor of Whimsy, Consumer of Biscuits, is the finest comedy poet the Southwest of England has to offer, appearing regularly, with his one man show, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He never fails to delight with his mixture of surreal whimsy, physical comedy, and ‘poems.’ His first book Nice is published by Burning Eye.
Chris Parsons Plymouth’s own American poet shortlisted for best cover design and for best poetry debut, in the Golden Crown Literary Society Awards, USA, 2016, for her book The Small Step Journey.
Miss Carroll Davids is a popular wannabe international superstarlett from Plymouth who delivers a line with satiric bite and venom. Catch her now before Hollywood comes calling.
After having a break off the stage for two years, Gypsy Watkins is back! Gypsy’s background is predominantly singing, and has performed all over the country in various venues, but tonight, she will incorporate her poetry and singing together. This will be Gypsy’s first time reading her poetry on stage. She says, “Since having a break from being a professional singer, this has allowed my creativity to be expanded. I find I can express my emotions in other forms other than singing; in art and poetry which is fun! I am really thankful for being asked to be part of this event this evening!”
Pride in Plymouth Director Joanna Pine states: ‘At the age of eleven I went to boarding school and it was then that I started truly writing poetry, as I found it a way of expressing emotions and feelings that I couldn’t otherwise articulate. I’ve been writing poetry ever since. However, it wasn’t until 2012 that I decided to enter a poetry competition and, as a result, have now had some of my work published, which has given me the incentive to work towards publishing my own book/s. (Still working on that!) I love words and I’m inspired by many things which, I feel, is reflected in my work and, though I don’t necessarily intend to write in rhyme, it would seem to be the way my muse works! Having said that, over the past year or two I have been exploring different formats of poetry.’
Don’t forget there will also be five open mic slots.
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For more information about the Plymouth Pride Festival and the main Pride event that takes place on Saturday 5th August 2017 – Visit the Festival Page