The official launch of She Grrrowls Spoken Word!
Wednesday 11 September, 7.30pm
SHE GRRROWLS showcases a range of female spoken word – including poetry, comedy and a music finale. Come along and take part in the all-inclusive OPEN MIC section, with this month’s theme: POLITICS.
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/331862040280233/
HOSTED BY JOELLE TAYLOR
COMEDY FROM BISHA ALI
POETRY FROM AISLING FAHEY AND MOMINA MELA
MUSIC FROM SUNSHINE IN MAE
Just £5! All ticket sales go towards the payment of artists and producers with an even door split.
The Gallery Cafe is part of St Margaret’s House which supports the local community in a variety of ways and allows free hire for events. – www.stmargaretshouse.org.uk
Future events will take place every first Wednesday of the month from October 2013.
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Joelle Taylor is a professional spoken word artist, published poet and playwright, as well as the founder and Artistic Director of SLAMbassadors UK, the national youth slam championships administered by the Poetry Society. Her new poetry collection Ska Tissue was released in June 2011.
“As addictive as the most uncensored gossip. Thrilling.”
– The Stage
“Every second is crammed with dense dazzling word pictures.”
– Time Out
Momina Mela is a Pakistani poet from Lahore, based in London, studying BA English from Goldsmiths. She has been published in magazines and journals such as Astronaut Zine and Thrice Fiction Magazine. Momina has performed in various spoken word events such as Poetry Unplugged and is a poetry workshop facilitator. Her work mainly centres around cultural identity and urban life.
Currently a semi-finalist for the Funny Women Award 2013 – the competition is on going. Bisha Ali also completed the Royal Court’s Young Writers Programme. She wowed us at the pilot for She Grrrowls as part of IYAF in Kingston, so we had to have her back!
“Bisha was fantastic – can she do another set please?”
– Audience member at She Grrrowls festival pilot at IYAF.
Aisling Fahey is a poet who has performed in various locations across England and America. She is winner of the London Teenage Senior Slam and Slambassadors UK, run in association with the poetry society. She is also a member of the Burn After Reading collective and has run workshops in secondary schools throughout London.
“Talented, outstanding, original.”
“Different turns, everyday happenings, and objects on their heads – transforming them with her unique viewpoint.”
SUNSHINE IN MAE
Sula Mae is a singer-songwriter based in London. Sula Mae’s resonant songs tell of living, loving and longing. Up until 2010, Sula Mae would perform with a deliberately naive keyboard playing style, but then met George Deane, a classically trained guitarist, at university. Their music, like their friendship, has grown and flourished. Today, Sula Mae has gathered around her a small eclectic group of musicians, becoming ‘Sunshine in Mae’. Her clear intention ultimately is to fully follow her passion and take her band on the road full time.
“Sula Mae always performs great, catchy songs and melodies and has become a firm favourite at all of our nights.”
– Zaid Joseph, Zarathustras Live Events
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