Clerkenwell ARTSlab 22 Oct 2018: London’s hot night for its coolest fans

Get your fresh air for October with this unspun line-up of top notch poetry, song and comedy from: Gabriel Moreno: grace and disgrace all in one suit. Poet, musician, performer, curator who we hope will perform from his new book of poetry, The Passer-By. Kid Kirby: multi-talented singer, writer, guitarist, percussionist, clarinetist, dancer, ball of Read more about Clerkenwell ARTSlab 22 Oct 2018: London’s hot night for its coolest fans[…]

Poetry, pop and fairy cakes at February Clerkenwell ARTslab

Join us for a natter, poetry, pop and fairy cakes at a pleasure-heavy February Clerkenwell ARTslab. This is going to be pure. Quality. Gabriel Moreno. The power house of poetry, the sorcerer of song. From Barcelona to Berlin, from Gibraltar to Wood Green. And now he’s back at The Betsey with poems and songs old and new. Read more about Poetry, pop and fairy cakes at February Clerkenwell ARTslab[…]

May: The Force. An Incredible 6D Clerkenwell ARTSlab.

Is this our most lavish line-up yet? Upstairs at the Betsey Trotwood has never felt more like Oscar night – as an incredible line-up of proper writers and musicians lights up the May Clerkenwell ARTSlab in gloriously unlikely 6D. Novelist JOE DUNTHORNE (Submarine, Wild Abandon) does poetry. Musical storyteller BOB KARPER does the dark side. Read more about May: The Force. An Incredible 6D Clerkenwell ARTSlab.[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Bristol bristling with excitement as Good Fairy sets sights on it, them, over there

Massive Attack, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and now this. The surprises for Bristol just keep coming. Who would have thought that just decades after the famous hat-wearer launched his massive chain in the sleepy seaside town, several people with musical instruments and lines that sometimes rhyme would turn up to engineer a latter-day link to the past Read more about Bristol bristling with excitement as Good Fairy sets sights on it, them, over there[…]

Surprise start for Brown in “the Manaus of Shropshire”

What will you say when they ask where you watched England’s opening game against Italy? If you can say Hermon, Oswestry, you’ll be among the nation’s elite. After the low-key build-up, expectations are at an all time average for the time of year. Diego Brown and the Good Fairy and poet of the potato John Read more about Surprise start for Brown in “the Manaus of Shropshire”[…]

“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.[…]