Autumn season at ClerkenwellARTslab kicks off with John Hegley

It’s official. After a successful pre-summer start-up roll-out, we’re re-uploading the real-world app at The Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon. Starting on 26 September 2016 with headliner John Hegley, ClerkenwellARTslab will offer a regular diet of song, poetry, laughs and cake. Great acts, yummy food, nice people. All for £8 or £5 concs. Here are the line-ups (subject Read more about Autumn season at ClerkenwellARTslab kicks off with John Hegley[…]

Rumours of free entry to top show on 11 March trigger joy bonanza

Delicious award-winning vegan food is just one of the many hyphenated reasons to pitch up at Klub Karamel, north London, on 11 March. Oh? There are others? Yes, including: + DJ Luminous Frenzy will be pro-decking it + Catherine Ashby and the Spare Ribs will be a-soothing you + Poet-cantor, Gabriel Moreno, with his band will Read more about Rumours of free entry to top show on 11 March trigger joy bonanza[…]

Martha’s Gig: Music, laughs and poetry for YoungMinds and The Music Centre

Music, laughs and poetry from great friends and talented youngsters: + The people’s poet laureate John Hegley + Original comedy from the brilliant Dan Antopolski And a feast of music from The Music Centre, Three Little Birds, Ollie Hayes, The Soul City Singers, The Flaming Yaks of Tibet, Jessica Glynn, and The Adam Hughes Quartet Plus poetry from Simon Moffitt Date: 17 Read more about Martha’s Gig: Music, laughs and poetry for YoungMinds and The Music Centre[…]

Shake your booties with bells on for May Bank Holiday

          Did you know 25 May is the 90th anniversary of John T Scopes being indicted for teaching evolution in a Tennessee High School? A lot has changed since then. But thankfully some things have stayed quite similar. Here’s a chance to find out how some things happened. And others didn’t. This year. Read more about Shake your booties with bells on for May Bank Holiday[…]

Poetlical db8: This ballot’s got your name on it

Vote for music, vote for laughter, vote poetry, vote cake. Poetry and politics come together in a Night of Poetlicks. It’s our electrician spectral – where the candidates may speak only in iambic pentameters, thyming buckets, shining trumpets, or timing sublets.       At John Hegley‘s regular 4th-Monday hustings, Diego Brown and the Good Fairy will try Read more about Poetlical db8: This ballot’s got your name on it[…]

More hare-raising adventures at the Betsey

Massive feet? Long ears? Bit of a loner? Come to the Betsey Trotwood on Monday 23 March and s-hare your whooas. Diego Brown(hare) and the Good Fharey will be looking a bit frisky in the company of poetato-farmer John Hegley and his rhythm hunters. Graze on music, poetry, the occasional joke, and cake. Can you be Read more about More hare-raising adventures at the Betsey[…]

Hunt down the autumn sounds

Rustle rustle at the Russet. Diego Brown and the Good Fairy will be sweeping along to the golden triangle that is Hackney Downs studios to play their so-called music between storytellers, illusionists and fruitfulness. On 12 November 2014 at 7:30pm. It’s Tailspin Cabaret’s new thing – a collective of award-winning storytellers, mashing the narratives with Diego Brown’s Read more about Hunt down the autumn sounds[…]

“She posed as I composed.” Hear more at the Betsey Trotwood on 17 March.

That enigmatic smile. Briny Mona Lisa. Whatever, it’s a nice picture. Come and taste our word pictures in your mind’s eye on Monday 17 March 2014. 8:30pm. Diego Brown and the Good Fairy will be joining poet and musician John Hegley, plus others, for music, poems and some laughs (sometimes). And it’s St Patrick’s Day. Read more about “She posed as I composed.” Hear more at the Betsey Trotwood on 17 March.[…]