Tuesday 15 October
Doors at 7.00pm
7.30 - 10pm
Brighton Dome and Apples and Snakes' quarterly spoken word showcase, which features some of the UK’s top artists alongside local musical and spoken word talent, returns this October to Phoenix.
Tonight's theme is Happiness. What is it? Can we truly have it? Is it an end in itself? What makes us happy? Big questions for a big night!
The performers will be tackling the subject from their own particular viewpoints and sharing their thoughts and words with you.
Featuring: Francesca Beard
Francesca grew up on an island balanced on the equator, surrounded by sea-eagles. She is now a London-based poet who has been called ‘the Queen of British performance poetry’ (London Metro) and ‘spine-tingling’ (The Independent) plus many other (less flattering) things. She has performed her poetry all over the world, from a shopping mall in Bangkok to a prison in Colombia, to New York’s Nuyorican Café to Zimbabwe’s National Library.
Music from: Amber Burgoyne
A Jazz/Soul singer-songwriter combining smooth acoustic guitar and a voice "that melts your heart" with a sound heavily inspired by some of the great female voices. Amber’s Debut Single ‘I Don't Need Your Love’ was released in May 2019.
Poet in residence: Connor Byrne
Connor is a poet from Brighton, whose self-published pamphlets explore ideas of gender and relationships. They have performed at festivals, nationally and internationally, competed in slams and now help run poetry nights in Brighton whilst working on their first full length show and collection.
Plus open mic. Places are limited, please sign up for the open mic by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand or take your chance on the door.
Hosted by Rosy Carrick
Brighton-based writer, performer, translator and compere, Rosy has a PhD on the Russian revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, releasing two books of his work in translation. Rosy runs workshops in English literature, critical theory, poetry and performance skills at schools, Universities and community settings around the UK, and is currently touring her award-winning first full-length show, Passionate Machine.