Here are some photos from Roundabout Nights on 9 March 2017. Guest headliners, Connor Sansby and Neanderthal Bard, plus open mic slots from Setarah Ebrahimi, SM Jenkin, Razz Saunders, Jonathan Terranova, SFH, Jo Murray, Matt Chamberlain, Luna Travers, Phil Kane, Sam Rapp, Clair Meyrick, SFH and a musical interlude from Didi Bergman.
As part of the Paint The Town festival we are hosting a night of poetry and words about mental health to accompany Bridget Aphrodite’s show in the festival ‘My Beautiful Black Dog’.
Billed as ‘a musical about depression’, this electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs whilst channeling infectious dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!
Roundabout Nights regulars Dylan Oscar Rowe and Spreken are confirmed headliners and we will have our usual pre-bookable open mic, in what promises to be an intense, educational and entertaining night.
Roundabout Nights last night (10/11/16) featured the launch of Goose, a chapbook by the conceptual poet described by George Szirtes as “Harpo Marx meets Rilke”: Ira Lightman. (Book out on Diehard Editions). With support from Dan Simpson, Philip Kane, and performances from Neill Razz Saunders, Sam Rapp, Sam FH, Joanne Murray, Clair Meyrick, Maria McCarthy, and BFH.
Coming up on 5 December we have the launch of Frater XII Irrumabo’s short story collection Fear Death by Water. See the Facebook page for more info.
We are taking a little break from Roundabout Nights over April – there are so many other good lit events you could go to in April and you just might see us at them!
Thursday 21 April – Factotum Promotions present Poetry Night #2 at Drake’s Bar in Maidstone. (Free)
Saturday 23 April – Shakespeare – the best bits. Rochester LitFest has arranged an afternoon of Shakespeare at Rochester Community Hub. £5.50 (tickets)
Wednesday 27 April – Seasonally Effected returns to the Dot Cafe, Rochester – with a new format and special guests Broken Banjo. (Free / donation.)
Thursday 28 April – Inspirational Night with Lisa Vigour at The Swan, Maidstone. (Free)
Roundabout Nights should be back on 9 May at Poco Loco!
Here are some photos from Roundabout Nights presents Bill Lewis – Now and Then.
Readers in our first half were Sam Rapp the dyslexic poet, Neil R Wood, Clair Meyrick and Barry Fentiman-Hall, then Bill read poetry from the start of his career right up to now, accompanied by anecdotes.
Thanks for the pics to David Bahia, Marilyn Simpson and Chris Tong.
We are very proud to announce that the legend that is Bill Lewis will be at Poco Loco on Monday 15th February 2016 reading pieces from The Medway Poets days right up to material from his forthcoming publications.
Poco Loco, 58 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4DS.
15 February 2016, 7.30pm start.
Free. Open mic slots are available in the first half of the evening. Please book via our Facebook event page.
Thanks to all performers at our first anniversary on 6 July.
We heard good words from: SM Jenkin, Matt Chamberlain, Chris Van Beck, Split P, Dylan Oscar Rowe, Sarah March, Win Vaughn Thomas, Lioness X, Lisa Vigour, Barry Fentiman-Hall, Razz Saunders, Sam Rapp, Zach Davies.
Photos by Man in the Attic Photography.