In Other Words Festival Programme
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We Play for Food (The Antipoet)
Sunday 18th June 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
After 8 years travelling the country, and performing at events and festivals from Brighton to Edinburgh, The Antipoet have finally arrived at this conclusion, people don’t like paying poets. Rather than upset themselves unduly they decided to spend 2017 ’Playing for Food’ (and drinks and anything else you care to barter with for a performance poetry set from two middle-aged men in makeup and dubious outfits) Their manger Donna, however, will still accept cash in brown envelopes in dark rooms where neither of them can witness the transaction. They’ll only spend it on sweets and comics anyway.
A wry blend of anarchocynisism and comic observation, ’The Antipoet’, Paul Eccentric and Ian Newman, are together the world’s finest exponents of beatrantin’ rhythm ‘n views! Having become rather successful they have tirelessly toured the poetry, comedy and music circuits, and have appeared at countless festivals including, Glastonbury, Edinburgh, Camp Bestival, Brighton, Ledbury, Camden, Wenlock, Larmer Tree, Nostock, Rec Rock Festival, Worcester Music Festival, Umbrella Fair, Blyth Power Ashes and Buxton. They have also performed at magazine launches, Christmas light switch-ons, street parties, several libraries and schools, a shop window, the back of a lorry, on various boats, in the minstrel gallery of the Liverpool Town Hall and at Silverstone for the Grand Prix.
‘We want Antipoet next year, otherwise I’m sure there’ll be a riot from the audience.’
– Anna Harriot, Arts Programmer Larmer Tree Festival July 2016
“I love these guys – funny, ranty, anarchic, silly and tight as the proverbial gnat’s derrière”
– Scott Tyrrell, Glastonbury Poetry and Words blogger 2015
“Really, really ace! I like what you do”
– Ray Peacock, comedian, FUBAR Radio February 2015
“I might not agree with the sentiment, but you said it well”
-The Mayor of Milton Keynes, January 2015
This event is free, but donations are welcome.
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