Word Jazzology

Spoken Word (poetry, jazz)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year

Description

A unique poetry, gypsy jazz, literary comedy crossover cabaret collision! Scots/Australian poet Ali Whitelock (Bukowski with a Glaswegian accent) reads with (Sappho with a laptop) Magi Gibson, both known for their page poetry and their high-level performance. Compèred by Dubliner Ian Macpherson, ('Comedy’s answer to James Joyce’ (BBC Radio 4)). Ian will read snippets from The Book of Blaise, semi-autobiographical stories of life with a poet in the West End of Glasgow. Previously broadcast as a BBC Radio 4 series. Music from Le Jazz Band, with violin/poem pieces created by gypsy violinist Helen Jayne.

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  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is lift access to the performance space. If not taking the lift there are 14 steps into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Dave Wilson 65 days ago

A little jewel of an event for folk who like poetry at large. Personal tastes and preferences are all important at these kind of events, so what follows is specific to me (it’s worth noting that my partner at the event would have written a positive but very different review). So; the ‘MC’ was amusingly droll and welcoming; one poet was not my cup of tea - probably due to a decided prejudice of mine against the word ‘like’ .. I take its use in poetry and prose as something of an easy descriptive cop-out (e.g. ‘her eyes were like two blue Icelandic pools’ (my poor example, not the poet’s)); the second poet was, for my tastes, more grounded, creating emotions and images I recognised and engaged with; the two-piece band added to what was a very interesting and very enjoyable event.


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