Word is out that po­ets will daz­zle

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s TV -

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.

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