'wickedly delicious evening'
'a fabulous night with so many stunning performances'
'the funniest, rudest, crudest night I've had in years! Fabulous daahlings!!'
Wasn't that loads of fun!!!
We're going to do it again sometime soon.
Watch this space for further updates and info!!
Expect double helpings, double entendres, double trouble, double the fun!! Featuring duos The Very Grimm Brothers, Amy Rainbow and Gary Longden, Lindsey & Catherine,Tim Cranmore. Expertly watching over us and compering the evening will be the Bard of Malvern, Jai Hill
An evening of poetical comedy Duos on Saturday 16th June at Malvern Youth Centre
Tickets £5.00, BAR available. Tickets for sale by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Part of the 2012 Worcestershire Literary Festival
THE VERY GRIMM BROTHERS - Adrian Mealing + John Denton (gtr)
‘Gilbert & George, almost Morecambe & Wise’ Smoke & Mirrors Cabaret
'middle-class rap' William Coleman
The only thing that cheers them up is you. Adrian is a Malvern Poetry Slam Champ and John isn’t. But John’s guitar playing is considerably more eloquent than his brother-in-poetry’s axeing of the air. Direct action, blind dates, festivals, that wedding, that golden gun, the poetry of raised beds, the arrival of children and tango. Titles include Underwear and new anthology Smoke & Mirrors (Versatile Arts)
Picture Courtesy of Scott Thomson
Amy Rainbow & Gary Longden - The Imperfect Pair
Gary Longden is a Poetry Activist, who reviews, writes and performs poetry, broadcasts on radio Wildfire and co-edits the Poetry review website Behind the Arras. His work has been included in numerous Anthologies including the popular “Smoke and Mirrors.”
Reigning Malvern Poetry Slam champion Amy Rainbow has supported legends John Cooper Clarke, Attila the Stockbroker and Ian McMillan. Her first poetry collection, Poems of the Unrequited, has been praised as 'Fantastic', 'Awesome', 'Spectacular' and 'Quite good.'
Gary first started writing with Amy when she rejected a marriage proposal. They have been bickering ever since. Think Romeo and Juliet with more pithy poison, think Fairytale of New York but with better teeth. Where will this lilting love/hate relationship lead us? Come and watch the drama unfold, and see for yourself who comes out on top. Poetically speaking...
Lindsey and Catherine
‘are the most amusingly foul-mouthed people ever to take stage at this festival' Literally Speaking, Cheltenham Festival of Literature.They’ve won a Leicester best newcomer comedy award, and performed at Edinburgh and the Cheltenham and Swindon Festivals of Literature. Lindsey Warnes Carroll is based in Leicester; she has performed at Glastonbury, Leicester Comedy Festival and WORD. She is a member of the award nominated improvising group Unidentified Flying Improv. Lindsey also enjoys creating weird and wonderful installations and stand-up. Catherine Crosswell has been performing at the Cheltenham Poetry festival and the Stratford literary festival as a solo poet this year. She is a member of Acapella group Four Tart Harmony, in guitar duet Tres Primos and is also in the exciting Smoke & Mirrors Publication.
Tim Cranmore & His Musical Carrot
are a brand new double. Fusing Poetry with hollowed out root veg. Enjoy this taste, this soupcon, this wordy soundscape of broth, brilliantly delivered with a hollowed hallowed accompaniment. You will be delighted and enthralled. Tim is a member of the London Vegetable Orchestra and a noted local poet.
Jai Hill, Bard of Malvern
will bring you into his world of the double Narnian wardrobe, where Mr Tumnus awaits to greet you. He’s been performing poetry and comedy gigs since 1994.Jai was applauded by Ofsted for poetry project with refugees in Birmingham in 2006. He has also run the May Day poetry competition for children in Malvern. Website -www.poetrypoem.com/author3069