Presented as part of Tellit: The UK's First Ever Festival of True-Life Storytelling
Somewhere between the worlds of true-life storytelling, spoken word and poetry, there are those who want to Tellit Poetically. An evening where worlds collide to delight you with some of the best poetical storytelling around hosted by Kate Walton.
Join us with some of the best established poets and emerging talent and allow yourself to be swept into the personal lives of our poets, as they share their stories through lyrical lines and rhythmic rhymes. A wonderfully autobiographical night as our poets share true stories wrapped in rhythm.
This is one night of poetry you do not want to miss.
Mark is an artist and educator based in Peterborough. He writes poems and live shows that tour all around the world. Recent commissions have included work for The Royal Institute, BBC Radio 1, Radio 1 Xtra, Channel 4, Film 4, Red Bull, The National Maritime Museum and Google. When not writing commissions, touring or playing board games he’s working on new poetry vids for his Youtube channel.
Mark is an ex English teacher who shot to fame doing Battle Raps as ‘The Count of Monte Gristo’ and turned that into a sell-out true-life storytelling show called ‘Rogue Teacher’. He tours as a poet with the ‘Dead Poets’ crew and is a regular festival performer.
Toria Garbutt is a spoken word artist from Knottingley - a deprived ex-mining town in West Yorkshire. From as young as 9 she kept a diary, and wrote poetry in parallel.
Her resulting début album 'Hot Plastic Moon' is an incredibly visceral and engaging collection of confessional, observational and character based punk poetry. With a punk heritage, a staccato heartbeat and a unique flair for storytelling, her work is brutally honest yet breathtakingly beautiful.Ray Antrobus
is a Jamaican, British poet, performer and hearing aid user, born and bred in East London, Hackney.
Raymond has read and performed his poetry at a myriad of festivals, he has read internationally and is co-curator of popular London poetry events Chill Pill (Soho Theatre and The Albany) and Keats House Poets.
Raymond’s work has appeared on BBC Radio 4, The Big Issue, The Jamaica Gleaner, The Guardian and at TedxEastEnd. Sky Arts and Ideas Tap listed Raymond in the top 20 promising young artists in the UK. He is currently one of six poet Laureates for London and a Complete Works III fellow.
Jah-Mir Early is an American poet, storyteller and improv spoken word artist. His style has been described as an "impassioned, lyrical storytelling, meandering just to the left of chaos. Drawing you into his feeling and his life while examining the world with no amor, speaking like a preacher or school teacher, all off the top of his head."
Jah-Mir recently performed three nights for the BBC at the Edinburgh Fringe. Featuring during the BBC Poetry slam and as a Part of Other Voices. He lives in London where he work with SEN students and produces/host two monthly poetry nights "Spoken" and "A slam called Spout" with his team Spoken in London.
+ more names to be announced soon
Hosted by poet and true-life storyteller Kate Walton