Thursday, 7 April 2016

Events: Tales and Spoken Word

For Your Consideration: Two Events, Wednesday 13th April.

Beeston Tales presents Giles Abbott with Patched and Mended, The White Lion
Life is a patchwork. We make do and mend. But how do we mend the large tears? In “Patched & Mended”, master storyteller Giles Abbott interweaves narrative from the Mabinogion with personal narrative, mixing the magical with the medical, the solemn with the silly, exploring loss, recovery and rebirth. Giles Abbott trained as a Voice Teacher in 2004-5 gaining his MA in Voice Studies from Central School of Speech & Drama. He was Lecturer in Voice for Birkbeck College, University of London from 2006-12, taught on Foundation Acting courses for Arts Ed., and regularly works at ALRA and Drama Centre as visiting lecturer.
Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door, available from The White Lion, or online at

Crosswords Spoken Word Open Mic, Malt Cross
Crosswords is a new spoken word open mic night, taking place in the caves underneath the Malt Cross. There are plenty of open mic slots and a featured poet every month! In April, our special guest is Derby-based poet and theatre-maker Daniel David Webber. Dan is a brilliant performer, with fantastically frank and funny poetry and an excellent handle on the absurdities of modern life. Arrive at 7.30pm on the night to book your five-minute open mic slot. We like poetry, prose, storytelling, a cappella singing, and monologues! Or you can just come along to listen –  everyone's welcome!
£2 per person and refreshments are available.

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