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.
We have a host of fantastic Roundabout Nights coming up in the next few months, including a collaboration as part of Medway’s Paint The Town Festival.
Thursday 9 March 2017: The Planet Thanet 2 on tour – Neanderthal Bard and Connor Sansby.
Monday 24 April 2017: Paint The Town Festival – To coincide with the theme for Spring’s Paint The Town Festival, which is Mental Health, we invite our writers to ‘paint it black’, whatever that might mean.
Monday 8 May 2017: Headliners DrayZera and Neelam Saredia.
More information will be posted on our Facebook page nearer to the events.
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.
The next Roundabout Nights is on a Thursday and will feature poets reading works inspired by their parents who also wrote.
7.30pm, Thursday 17 March 2016
58-60 High St, Chatham ME4 4DS
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.