New Words 2011

Demented Eloquence

Performance poetry showcase


Friday 9 September 2011
9pm – 11pm

Review by
Mark Pithie

Cellar 35, Aberdeen [Map]

Admission £4 if you've got it, £3 if you haven't

An evening of performance poetry that will be both demented and eloquent. Verses and rhymes that will make you laugh, make you cry, and say something to you about your life, hosted by anarcho-comic poet Rapunzel Wizard.

This month a showcase of talent with links to Aberdeen, featuring Haworth Hodgkinson, Sid Ozalid, Gordon Campbell, and Grant Fraser.

Demented Eloquence

Haworth Hodgkinson

Haworth Hodgkinson is a poet and playwright, composer and improvising musician. His work often involves collaboration with other writers, musicians and dancers. He performs as poet and musician with the multimedia Blue Salt Collective, and is the founder and artistic director of North-East Scotland's New Words festival.

His poetry is widely published in magazines and anthologies, and his first collection, A Weakness for Mermaids, was published in 2007 by Koo Press.

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Sid Ozalid

Sid Ozalid has supported The Clash, worked on radio, TV and in the Moulin Rouge. His new book went straight into the Amazon top ten for poetry... come and have a go if you think you're daft enough!

Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell lived and worked in Ayr and Edinburgh before arriving in Aberdeen to do much the same. He has contributed to Radical Scotland, The Scots Independent, Cencrastus and The Edinburgh Review.

Grant Fraser

Grant Fraser lives in Aberdeen, and is a member of Spring Tides Poetry Group. His poetry, some of which has been published in the anthology Granite and Gravel (Aberdeen, 2008), has been described as ‘dangerous’. Most recently, he has performed with the Mobile Creative Village, and for Poetry Aberdeen.

Rapunzel Wizard

Rapunzel Wizard is 96% human and 4% woolly mammoth, and refuses to get a proper job or a haircut. Expect comical and satirical verses delivered loud and fast. Not suitable for children, those of a nervous disposition, or politicians.

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Demented Eloquence

Supported by

Cellar 35
North East Writers

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