Oh aye, we know it’s the weekend before Christmas, and all manner of work dos and Christmas shopping and celebrating shenanigans will be going on. Why not come down and celebrate them with a thoroughly irreverant series of takeovers for Rally & Broad? MISCHIEF WILL BE MADE. Also, dancing. Oh, this time, there will be dancin’…
- Rally & Broad meet The AntiSlam! With a special feature set from A New International. Friday 18th December, 7 – 10pm, Bongo Club, Edinburgh. £6 on doors or £5 in advance here.
- Rally & Broad meet Poets Against Humanity! With sets from Gav Prentice, Jim Monaghan and Teen Canteen. Sunday 20th December, 230 – 530pm, Stereo, Glasgow. £6 on doors or £5 in advance here.
But what does all this actually mean…? Read on…
In Edinburgh! The AntiSlam!… and A New International!
Poetry slams are a staple of any thriving spoken word scene. Many top spoken word acts cut their teeth in the competitive world of slam poetry. And lordy, it can be so very, very tiring…
SO! Sending up the whole idea of slam in a thoroughly ingenious manner, London-based Varjack & Simpson are taking over Rally & Broad for the night.
Joining them, 10 awesome Scotland based poets have invented new and hilarious personas, and compete to be the worst possible poet imaginable.
Judging will be Broad, Rally, and “Godfather of Scottish Spoken word” Andrew Blair.
PLUS! In a full-length set to close the show, a band rapidly gaining notice for very good reason – A New International!
Meanwhile, in Glasgow!
Rally & Broad welcomes a take-over from the popular Edinburgh-based team behind Poets Against Humanity who will be bringing their witty entertainment to our Stereo home for the middle part of the show, slaughtering many literary sacred cows, helped along by Broad, Rally and guest panellist, poet Jim Monaghan.
Plus! A full set from Jim, musician Gav Prentice, and closing our 2016 events, the magnificent Teen Canteen!
So now ye know! Merry Christmas, one and all. See ye at the front?