After a simply stonking start to the 2013 season H&T Camden is back for a suitably red-hot February gig featuring the brilliant Hollie McNish and the amaaazing Bridget Minamore, with special guests the Antipoet and Michael James Parker.
One of the most inspiring and influential voices on the UK and international spoken word scenes, Hollie writes lyrical verse about love, life, politics, motherhood and the strange oddities of life as a woman.
She also works as poet in residence and event organisor with Shape East, an educational charity focused …on sustainable and ecological urban planning and youth inclusion in decision-making, running workshops with ages 8+.
Her poetry is mostly straight forward rhyming and in spokenform, inspired a lot by UK hiphop and grime, sixties protest lyrics and everything around her. It spans a number of languages including French, German, Spanish and French Creole, learnt during a year’s teaching in Guadeloupe, French West Indies.
Having graduated in French and German and more recently specialising with an MSc in Agricultural and Political Economics, Hollie’s poetry career is a surprising but very welcome addition to her life, especially after spending so much lecture and work time secretly writing rhymes.
Previous performances and highlights include: Glastonbury Festival, Cheltenham Literature and Science festivals, UK Farrago Slam Championships, performing at the Big Chill festival, Munich Substanz Slam and coming third in the World Slam Championships in Paris 2009, first female behind the US and Canada.
She has appeared on BBC2, been commissioned by Radio 4 as part of the Glastonbury Poetry Diaries and recently been invited to participate in poetry projects in Argentina and at the Maison Folie Theatre in Belgium. As well as straight spoken word, she has also participated in a number of music nights, including playing the Junction Theatre with renowned drum-n-bass acts Beardyman and Jungle Drummer and Inja.
20 year old Bridget Minamore is a proud member of both Point Blank Poets and Roundhouse associate company The Rubix Collective who likes to write stories that rhyme.
Recent runner with Run Dem Crew she describes herself as a Londoner who talks too much and far too quickly. Bridget is a UCL English undergrad who’s hair’s been purple for so long, that when it was black for a month people didn’t recognise her
ALSO – We are delighted to welcome poetic musical duo the Antipoet and Brighton-based bard Michael James Parker along – they will be performing surprise cameo pieces on the night.
Hosted by Michelle Madsen and Poetcurious
OTHER BRILLIANT GIGS AND THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR!
TONIGHT! January 21st at the Folk Museum in Cambridge – launch of Hollie Mcnish’s new tour of the city seen through some of its most influential females. Featuring poems from Fay Robert, Michelle Madsen and Jessie Durrant among others http://www.folkmuseum.org.uk/page.php?id=230
TOMORROW! January 22- Two brilliant gigs – Outspoken at the Star of Kings run by Ruby Kid and Anthony Anaxagorou, featuring Deanna Rodger among others (next month’s Outspoken features our very own Poetcurious, not to be missed) AND out east Autumn Sessions at the Hackney Picturehouse is presenting a stellar line-up featuring the likes of Charlie Dupre, Rob Auton, Errol McGlashan, Stephanie Dogfoot etc. will be ace face.
FEBRUARY 8! Poetry Cafe Betterton St, Michelle Madsen and Raymond Antrobus act/poet in a performance of one of Sam Berkson’s brilliant pieces from his new book, Life in Transit.
FREE POETRY! New Bristol-based independent press Burning Eye Books has just released this brilliant e-anthology of its 2012-2013 authors and poets. Featuring Michelle Madsen, Rob Auton, Clive Burnie, Simon Mole, Talia Randall, Ash Dickinson, Sally Jenkinson, Dan Cockrill, Raymond Antrobus, Jeremy Toombs, Anna Freeman and more. It’s free until,er, tomorrow