Word is out that poets will dazzle
ENJOY an evening of spoken word and poetry when Speakeasy returns to Peterborough this week.
What a plethora of poets – first up it’s The Antipoet, also known as Paul and Ian, who bring together the wit and wisdom of poetry with melodic rhythms of solo bass and the odd piece of percussion thrown in for good measure.
This creates the unique sound and spectacle that is The Antipoet.
Then it’s Toby Wood, the first-ever laureate of Peterborough, whose poetry is equally as trailblazing and promises to cut an intelligent blade into your minds.
The headliner is Laura Dockerill, formerly Dockers MC, who has performed at Speakeasy before, winning over many hearts and minds.
A graduate of The Brit School of Performing Arts, Laura Speakeasy Brewery Tap, Wednesday, 8pm was named one of the top 10 literary stars of 2008 according to The Times, and was voted Elle’s top face to watch out for in 2009.
Her sassy and unique way with words captivated audiences at gigs and festivals everywhere, from Glastonbury to the London Word Festival.
She continues her whistle-stop tour of the UK festival scene this summer, kicking off by headlining the poetry tent at Latitude and continuing with Camp Bestival, The Big Chill and Underbelly on the Southbank.
Speakeasy is on at the Brewery Tap, in Westgate, on Wednesday night.
Entry is £4 for an 8pm start.
WINNING WORDSMITH: Laura Dockerill.