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 returned with aplomb to POP gallery last night. We were treated to performances from:
Malek Montag; Barry Fentiman-Hall; Sam Rapp; Chris Van Beck; Lisa Vigour; Neill ‘Razz’ Saunders; Philip Kane and Dylan Oscar Rowe.
The background exhibition is called ‘The POP gallery LabRat Conspiracy’ featuring photograms by a group of artists including some of those performing last night, Barry, Chris and Philip. Official opening night is 28 Feb, and it runs for a week afterwards.
Thanks to Bill Gooch of Man in the Attic Photography for the pics below. Check out the album on Facebook, if you want to see the full set.
Thanks to Marta and POP for the use of the space.
We came, we read, we listened, we acted, we applauded. The first night of Roundabout Nights at the Alex in Chatham was a sample of the type of events we will be hosting as part of this regular Monday night of literary delights.
You heard: Barry Fentiman-Hall reading poems from City without a head and various other poems. Deborah Klayman performing her monologue about a stalker ‘Lock up your sons’. Dylan Oscar Rowe reading poems and a short story. Ali Kemp and Deborah performing an extract from Sam Fentiman-Hall’s play ‘Randomly Accessed Memories’. Sophie Williams performing her poems. Deborah, Ali and Georgina Panton peforming Whoop’n’Wail’s short play ‘My Bloody Laundrette’. And Phil Kane performing poetry and storytelling.
Come and join us on Monday 4 August – where it’ll be the turn of She Writes.
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