RARA RETURNS TUESDAY 14.08.18 FREE 5 MINUTE SPOKEN WORD SLOTS

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Tuesday, Aug 14 2018, come and hear and share spoken word at our laid back open mic event. The event is free, performance slots are free, the booze is not free, but if you are free, come and express yourself freely and set your words free…at RARA, this coming Tuesday and the second Tuesday of every month!
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Whether you have never shared your words before or are an experienced performer you are warmly invited to join and experience the welcome, the attention, the encouragement and the appreciation of RARA. Every RARA is a different experience, semi-regularly hosted by guest hosts from RARA regulars who after being warmly received often end up wondering what it might be like to act as compere, and we say, if you want to find out, give it a try and we will be there with you to offer all the support, advice and encouragement you need!

Come! Join us! Join in!

The kind management of the Mackintosh Sports Club, Roath, Cardiff generously allow us this monthly platform so that writers from Cardiff and beyond can showcase anything they wish as long as it is made of words! Come, be moved, be amused, be surprised! Come, move, amuse or surprise others!

Dave Daggers           &            Will Ford

 Between them, Dave and Will keep RARA running and the door open to all, whether they are new to spoken word, or wish to use a five minute slot to try out new work for their sets or just simply engage with an audience who are ready to listen. Both Dave and Will like to experiment with different forms of creativity and are very serious about what they do, even if what they do is not always about being serious. Freedom to be either serious or silly and for both to be equally welcomed is at the heart of RARA, where what YOU want to say, however you wish to say it, is the most important thing.

So come along, to RARA, beloved by many, including by lots of the folk you will see on the promo pic at the end of these words for MEGAVERSE at Cardiff Hub Festival 2018. COME TO RARA! Enter the world of Spoken Word! Speak! Listen! Enjoy!

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Festivals are tough, and some got tough enough for them, at RARA!!!!

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MEGAVERSE@HUB Festival Cardiff 2018 with special guests SUSAN EVANS and RUFUS MUFASA

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Saturday August 25 2018 2-4pm featuring SUSAN EVANS
Sunday August 26 2018 2-4pm featuring RUFUS MUFASA
at TINY REBEL Womanby Street, Cardiff…come one, come all to

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HUB FESTIVAL CARDIFF 2018

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The August Bank Holiday weekend is coming, and once again, near Cardiff Castle, Womanby Street will be overflowing with musicians, artists and spoken word performers offering dozens upon dozens of performances, especially for YOU
Three days of shows, at Womanby Street venues, day and weekend wristbands available, unlike flattery, they WILL get you everywhere,
INCLUDING ENTRY TO MEGAVERSE!

KEEP READING!

Over 20 performers at MEGAVERSE
plus SPECIAL GUESTS

Saturday Aug 25th…SUSAN EVANS

 

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Nominated for Saboteur Awards best spoken performer this year and last year, and author of Shift Happens, Susan is returning to feature again at Megaverse after travelling all the way from Brighton for an amazing set at Hub in 2017! Not to be trifled with, Susan, in performance, will smile and wink one moment, and sever the heads of hypocrisy and injustice the next. Traversing the personal and the political via the expression of hurts and hilarities, Susan Evans is a warm presence, welcoming audiences and other performers alike into her world, where everybody who gets up to perform is to be celebrated for their heart and their art! Verbally adept and disarmingly humble, truly appreciating the ears of the audience, Susan will headline the August 26 Megaverse at Tiny Rebel with gracefully sharp words. 

Sunday Aug 26…RUFUS MUFASA

 

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Poet, singer, rapper, creative writing tutor and more, Rufus ended last year with the release of her outstanding album Fur Coats From The Lion’s Den which showcased only some of her range as a performer and collaborator. A singular voice that is more than willing to combine with the creative visions and sounds of others, Rufus brings a defiant strength and a willingness to reveal frailty to her multi-faceted onstage persona. At any moment she may reach out to the audience quietly or with a roar of song (accompanied or acapella), that makes her performances a combination of accomplished work in advance rehearsals and also explorations of the moment she finds herself in. A creator of good energies and like all the most wide ranging talents, full of gratitude for the response of audiences who are left in no doubt that they have just seen a fearless performer!

August 26 Megaverse at Tiny Rebel will feature completely different performers to the day before, so come both days and get two different experiences, each headlined by very different kinds of stage presence and performance virtuosity from Susan Evans and Rufus Mufasa

MEGAVERSE Organiser/Host…WILL FORD

 

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In the words of one of his more archly self-deprecating pieces, self promotion makes Will Ford queasy, but he can just about manage to do it in the 3rd person. Seeking to surprise himself with what he writes, whether with amusement or total seriousness, that element of surprise repeatedly belies a rather unassuming and non imposing first impression people may get of him. He has been doing this sort of thing a long time and this is the fifth time he has organised the spoken word for HUB festival Cardiff. He’ll throw in a few pieces here and there but his priority when presenting a MEGAVERSE is to make every performer feel welcomed, appreciated and lead the applause!

IT’S GONNA BE LIKE POETRY POKEMON – CAN YOU CATCH ‘EM ALL?

Susan and Rufus will be our headliners, and over the course of two slammin’ sessions of spoken superlatives at TINY REBEL during HUB Festival, you will be able to see many more verbal vocalisers aiming for your heart, your soul and sometimes your funny bone. Mostly spoken, sometimes sung, many words will be flung in your direction by those above and those below…presented to you now in GLORIOUS ALPHABETICAL ORDER

 

Gordon Anderson

 


Bel Blue

 


Rosie Buf

 


Mark Curtis

 


Dave Daggers

 


Catrin Davies

 

Gareth Davies
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Issa Loyaan Farrah

Johnny Giles

Gemma June Howell

Adde Jonze

Des Mannay (& Son, Will Mannay,  not pictured)

Liz Marsh

 

Bryan Marshall

 

Francesca Murphy

 

Maggie Nash

 

Alex Proctor

 

Fran Smith


Mat Troy

 

Gareth ‘Twammers’ Twamley

 

Thomas Tyrrell

 

Patrick Widdess

 

Gareth Writer-Davies

 

COME TO HUB! COME TO MEGAVERSE! THIS AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND! COME!!!

And…just a random thought to finish…

ONE DAY THE PREDATORS WILL BE THE PREY
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Until then…sadly…

HERD OF PREY
We are the members
Of the herd of prey
When lions come
We run away

So we are not
The one who
Gets eaten

The herd of prey
Us, we’re already
Beaten

We are so many
That we should say
When we see lions
We don’t run away

We turn towards lions
Waiting to strike
All eyes upon them
The lions don’t like

Us, all running towards them
Lions like even less
So why don’t we do this?
It’s easy to guess

We don’t trust each other
As much as we could
To stand together
And so we are food.

With Dr Thomas Tyrrell…RARA OPEN MIC 09/07/18

FREE OPEN MIC EVENT!

Come share your poems or short stories, or even a song, at RARA, Mon July 9
at the Mackintosh Sports Club, Keppoch Street Roath, Cardiff
7.30pm doors open, come, sign up for 8.00pm start!

Soon to be moving to the second Tuesday each month, this will be the final Monday Night RARA and your guest host for July RARA will be
DOCTOR THOMAS TYRRELL

 

A Doctor of Letters (and also entire words), Thomas Tyrrell delivers various flavours of poetry and verse with a bold resonant voice that drifts into pirate sounding territory when choosing to deliver tales of dastardly doings by seafaring criminals! As well as regaling you with his regal stage presence over the course of the evening he will be calling up those who wish to share their own words of wit, wisdom, woe, and wonder!

 

RARA is a welcoming and warm space for regular and new readers/performers to share their creative souls and after years of being a Monday night affair, from August will become a Tuesday night fixture. Join us for our final Monday!

If you have tales to tell, words to share, RARA will applaud you for sharing them there! If you are timid at the thought of public reading, be bold, come and try it, it’s RARA you’re needing! Come, one, come, come all, weave us your word spells, and join in this night with Thomas Tyrrell

 

RARA! Dylan Thomas Day and fundraising for PAPYRUS – With Alix Edwards & Dave Daggers

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RARA RETURNS MONDAY 14/05/18…FREE SPOKEN WORD…OPEN MIC
FIVE MINUTE SLOTS AT MACKINTOSH SPORTS CLUB, ROATH, CARDIFF
FROM 7.30PM

 

 

 

Guest co-host Alix Edwards will be helping us out this month, when RARA celebrates International Dylan Thomas Day 2018 and also raises funds for PAPYRUS, a charity that works with young people to help foster hope for the future and suicide prevention. As always, RARA is a free open mic event and every reader will get a five minute slot to express themselves as they see fit. Engagement with the themes of this particular RARA is welcomed, but not compulsory, because RARA exists for you to to express yourself.

Donating to PAPYRUS is not compulsory, but anything you can spare will be gratefully received and go towards giving vulnerable young people hope for the future
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ABOUT PAPYRUS

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS DAY

ABOUT ALIX EDWARDS
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Alix Edwards is a writer, artist, photographer, parent and has also recently created COMPANY OF WORDS, her own open mic spoken word event in Cardiff, after becoming a RARA regular who is delighted to hear what people have to say for themselves from behind a mic, in the form of stories, songs, poems, monologues, anything you write! so come along just to listen, come to sign up for a free slot and read, come along, enjoy!

Self expression, however you do it, is an act of self emancipation, a declaration of intent, actively stating ‘This is me and what I do and who I am. I am here, I exist! Celebrate Dylan Thomas Day with us by reading his words, or your words inspired by his words, or anything you have written that you damn well please, because open mic means your free five minute slot is yours, and RARA will listen to you!

SPECIAL FEATURE:
ABOUT RARA

RARA was originally created by poet Julie Pritchard, but for most of its existence has been run, hosted and promoted by the dedicated duo of Dave Daggers and Will Ford. As of April 2018 the team has expanded to include the additional energy, creativity of:

Liz Marsh, Ria Kodosaki and Bryan Marshall

PHOTOS OF THE RARA TEAM COMING SOON

The team is made up of RARA enthusiasts who simply kept showing up to read their own stuff and support other readers because they love it so much!

But why do they love RARA?

RARA gives every reader a five minute slot, whether they have never read their work publicly ever before or they are published old hands at working a crowd.

New voices are especially welcome and some of those reading at RARA for the first time ever have gone on to become regular readers and performers at RARA and several other spoken word events in Cardiff that have arrived in the last few years, including JUKE, COMPANY OF WORDS and the recently birthed MILD EXTRAVAGANZA (look ’em up on Facebook, this blog can’t do everything for you!)

GUEST HOSTS
For over three years Dave and Will have mixed things up a little compared to most other open mic nights by inviting any regular attendee to act as guest host or co-host if they please and many have taken on this challenge and most have loved every minute of it. Some have loved it less, admittedly, but they might never have dared to even try if it weren’t for the welcoming and nurturing atmosphere RARA consciously creates, which encourages people to try things they might never dare at other events.

SUPPORTING CHARITIES
RARA has occasionally dedicated an evening to a particular charity, although this is not a stated aim for RARA. However, RARA is an event that is open to suggestions from attendees, so that in addition to being a place where people can express themselves, it can seek to help a little here and there. If you have read this far, you will already know that the RARA for May will be asking for support for PAPYRUS, although we do not demand that support in order to take part. RARA has always been a free to attend, free to take part event and that is how it will remain for the foreseeable future.

BOOK LAUNCHES
Many RARA attendees have been published, whether traditionally or by more modern routes and RARA is very open to promoting the work of its attendees because at all stages of the path writers are on encouragement and support is still needed and various pamphlets, booklets, full collections, whether poetry or novels have been launched/promoted as part of a book tour at RARA.

We would usually ask people to come along a few times at least before launching something so friends and connections can be made and word can get about that work will be offered for sale, because this helps us to help you get the most out of offering your wares at a long running monthly event where there is no affiliation to a particular publisher, no entry fee, no grants or other outside funding, an event that exists and continues purely because the team and those who attend make it possible.

Many RARA regulars also attend the regular writing workshop ROATH WRITERS and have work featured in the annual anthology of ROATH WRITERS that is a very popular publication filled with writers who may not always be from Roath, but come to write, read, perform in the many events and festivals that take place in the lovely Roath.

RARA is THE most regular reading/performing spoken open mic opportunity in Roath, happening on the second Monday of every single month of the year, culminating in a Special Edition in December (in 2017, with the theme of PIRATE CHRISTMAS)

RARA is here for you to show what you can do, and who you are. How you do it at RARA is up to you, as long as you do it using words, for RARA is about using your words to speak your truth or tell your story, whether it is literally your own tale or the magical weavings of your imagination.

RARA is also here to challenge you to entertain us all, if that is how you use your words. Make us laugh, make us feel what you feel, see the world as you see it, let us into your world at RARA Where you are also invited into the worlds within every reader or performer, for the more of ourselves we can share, the more we become a community, a melting pot of ideas and perspectives, all sharing the same space and all listening to each other, not just waiting for our turn to speak. Applause for you is guaranteed, whether you reveal your heart and soul or attempt to tickle every available funny bone.
As serious or as not so serious as you wish is what RARA invites you to be.

IF YOU HAVE WORDS, RARA WANTS TO HEAR THEM

 

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Still reading?

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Come to RARA, join us, join Dave Daggers and Alix Edwards, support PAPYRUS if you wish, celebrate May 14 2018 as INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS DAY if you desire, bring your words of whatever kind, if you prefer. We will be happy to see you, and you’ll be glad you came!

April: A Shower of Words @ RARA Open Mic 09/04/18

 FREE OPEN MIC – FREE 5 MINUTE SLOTS @ RARA
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FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC!
MONDAY APRIL 9 2018 7.30PM ONWARDS

Soon it will be the second Monday of the month, meaning it is almost time for you to bring up to five minutes of your word based goodness along for a free slot at a free event that happens every single month…let rip, let it go, share your creations, release the flow…at RARA!

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This month, RARA will be hosted by…DAVE DAGGERS

AND WILL FORD

Dave Daggers and Will Ford will both offer you some words of their own, as well as welcoming and introducing readers to the unique laidbackness of RARA
(shut up spell checker, laidbackness is a word, ok?)

Whether you wish to spit fire at an unjust world, warm the heart and ears of the listener, express unique and quirky insight, at RARA you have five minutes to use in whatever sweet, silly, serious or bonkers way you see fit. Free your words, show us the world through your eyes, paint pictures purely with alphabetical components

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RARA is brought to you each month in association with Dave Daggers, Will Ford and the very kind people at the Mackintosh Sports/Social Club, Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff.

But without the lovely, inventive, enthusiastic and incredibly beautiful people who come along to share their letter based creations there could be no RARA, so thank you if you have ever come along before, and future thanks are waiting for those yet to enter the friendly, welcoming atmos of a RARA night, where variety is guaranteed, laughs can be anticipated and provocation of thought and sometimes a touch of bemused mystification are part of the mix of material you will encounter

PICS FROM PREVIOUS RARA NIGHTS

 

PICS FROM FUTURE RARA NIGHTS:

 

They haven’t happened yet, how could there be pics?
come, come, come, COME TO RARA!

 

 

 

SEEKING PAID EMPLOYMENT

 

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FLAT B, 7 DESPENSER STREET, RIVERSIDE, CARDIFF, CF11 6AG

07905 163 053        willdeanford@yahoo.com        www.willdeanford.com

GOAL: Returning to workplace after some time of independently developing creative and public performance skills that subsequently helped others develop for themselves, using my own experience (of moving from agoraphobic tendencies to being able to perform at and subsequently host, organise and promote Spoken Word events) to inspire others. Seeking full time or part time role. DBS check confirmed

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT RELATED ACTIVITY

Volunteer at Grangetown Library Hyb
General assistance at library, and on a weekly basis, assisting at FAN Club (Friends and Neighbours Club, where mostly non-native English Speakers attend to improve spoken English and social skills).).

Independent Writer/Performer/Event Organiser/Host/MC
This has mostly been voluntary activity, for personal development and subsequently assisting others’ personal development, but I have given paid performances for Time To Change Wales, Oxfam, Sefyll, Journeys (Towards Recovery From Depression) in addition to many unpaid performances in support of Charities and other organisations, including Mind, Inroads and Making Minds.

Shaw Trust Volunteer
Sorting donations
Pricing/Hanging/Steaming clothes to prepare them for sale
Staffing the till
Stocking the displays
Cleaning/refuse disposal
Banking takings on the days I volunteer
Considering (and seeking to improve) efficiency of procedures/Using own initiative

SKILLS: serving the public/interacting with the public.

Previous voluntary work

Sefyll (Mental Health Related Charity)

Initially attending Progress Cymru, a theatre group formerly held in space provided by Sefyll, I directed other members in a play written by one of the members. The group offered me and (subsequently allowed me to help the group) develop:

Creative endeavours tailored to assist people in self-expression/self-discovery/mindfulness

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I then volunteered my time to Sefyll more directly where I took part in:

Committee meetings/discussions with NHS staff and third sector organisations to facilitate ensuring service users are involved in both open discussion of their own care options and seeking to improve communications between organisations and users to improve relationships and make experience of users and organisers mutually beneficial.

Committee meetings/discussions to edit/amend/approve wording on informational materials and leaflets to make them user friendly

As a result of volunteering for Sefyll I was invited to be part of the steering group debating and deciding the art content for the (then) future Mental Health unit at Llandough Hospital. This involved examining bids for commissions to produce work for permanent display. Some of my own words are also on permanent display in large metal letters , as the ‘unofficial motto’ of the unit:

WE GROW BETTER TOMORROWS WHEN WE PLANT GOOD SEEDS TODAY.

As a result of this I was invited to be on the interview panel when the position of Chief Executive of the Cardiff and Vale Health Authority was being interviewed for.

PREVIOUS JOBS

Telephone canvasser (various, cold calling)

Telephone Market Research (cold calling, UK-wide)

Admin Assistant (Benefits Agency)

Factory Work (injection Moulding)

Assistant in a Bakery.

Additional Voluntary work:

FOOD NOT BOMBS

For over three years I volunteered with FNB weekly to prepare and cook food to serve in the street for free to anyone who wanted it. Most regular clients were from the homeless community. FNB exists to promote the idea that helping people by feeding them is a better use of time and money than seeking to direct the future of the world through military means, in whatever form that takes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A LEVEL:  English, Law, Film Studies, History

O LEVEL/GCSE: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Computer Studies,

Law, Chemistry, Physics, CDT (Craft/Design/Technology)

OTHER STUDY: Short courses in Forum Theatre (Devising and Performing), Scriptwriting, Video

Production, Radio Production, Conversational French, How To Run Workshops.

                            I am currently taking a short accredited course in Social Psychology.


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WILL FORD:  Independent Writer/Performer/Event Organiser/Host/MC

 

When Will organises/hosts a Spoken Word Event, he follows this process:

Making contact with festival organisers

Arranging a venue and time slot, negotiating weekend ticket wristbands as proxy for performer fee, or other arrangements as appropriate, such as food and drink for performers.

Contacting performers to offer festival slots

Keeping performers informed of developments, length of performance slots, etc

Hosting and introducing Megaverse events (incorporating performance of material tailored to the event to set a mood and re-direct mood as the event demands)

Organising as precisely as possible in advance and then responding to any contingencies that arise when the event takes place, such as performer absence, hecklers, performers who exceed their slot duration.

Will is a promoter/organiser/host for RARA

RARA is a monthly spoken word open mic event held for over two years at the Mackintosh Sports Club, Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff. As well as providing a platform for people to share their work with an audience, Will and his fellow organiser encourage regular attendees to act as guest co-hosts, to give them the experience of doing so and further increase their confidence (generally and in a performance environment). Partially as a result of such encouragement some attendees have gone on to set up events of their own.

As well as developing his own creativity Will actively encourages the creativity and confidence of others and has encouraged/advised/coached some now regular performers on their path getting up in front of others to share their words for the very first time. Such mentoring was a natural development from his own experience of taking up performance and encountering (and overcoming) interior and exterior obstacles along the way. His work with RARA allows him to not only encourage others to read and/or perform their words to an audience but also provide an opportunity to actually do it.

 

In addition to organising and hosting spoken word events under his MEGAVERSE banner, Will is Writer/performer of spoken word poetry/comic verse/songs/stories. In 2017 he has had work included in award nominated poetry collection (Half Moon, Otley Press) and other anthologies including several collections of work by ‘Roath Writers’ Sold hundreds of pamphlets at performances and via Amazon Kindle Sales. Involved in writing, producing, directing and filming short films, one of which was featured at The Glastonbury Festival in in 2015.

Organising events

Organising Spoken Word events, including for Hub Festival Cardiff, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 under the self-created promotional banner Megaverse. Megaverse has also presented spoken word events for International Dylan Thomas Day and Underground/Urban Art Scene, Mental Health related events, all of which he personally organised, promoted, hosted and performed at, in addition to introducing (and leading the applause for) the performers he brought together for the events.

Time To Change Wales

In association with Time To Change Wales, Will was instrumental in organising/hosting two one day festivals as part of a group called METANOIA which offered artists/poets/musicians who self-identified as Sevice Users a platform for their creative output so that their capabilities, not their potentially stigma attracting health history, was the focus for attention. The Time To Change and Time To Change Wales organisations exist to challenge societal attitudes and reduce life chance limiting prejudice directed towards people who, because of the negativity associated with mental ill health in the media and society at large that stigmatises, and potentially further harms the health of millions of people. Will’s work was, therefore, entirely in tune with the Goals of Time To Change Wales, who showed their appreciation by hiring him to perform at their AGM.

 

FREE WRITE

Monthly group where Will facilitates fellow writers discussing their needs views and experiences connected with writing and create an atmosphere where people can learn from each other’s experiences, gain confidence, find public outlets for their poetry and or spoken word performance art. As well as directing writers towards RARA, Will signposts wroters toward other spoken word events and writing workshops such as those provided by Roath Writers and Cardiff Bay Writing Group

 

ARRRR!!! RARA OPEN MIC PIRATE CHRISTMAS 18/12/17

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YE  SCURVY DOGS!!! 
SAILING IN ON THE YULETIDE
IT BE THE R.A.R.A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION
AND WHAT THEME BE MORE CHRISTMASSY THAN
PIRATES  ARRRRR?

ARRRR YE COMIN’?

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So haul your Arrrrs along to The Mackintosh Sports Club
Keppoch Street, Roath Cardiff DECEMBER 11th 2017
From 7.30 PM

Bring words to share, be they about Christmas or not
Be they about Piratey shenanigans or not 

The Theme is not compulsory, anything you want to share
Or say, or perform, or sing makes RARA nights what they

ARRRRRRRRRR!!!!

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Like RARA!
RARA is FREEEEE!
THERE WILL BE CAKE!

SO PLUNDER YOUR WORD TREASURE CHEST
BRING YOUR FINEST LYRICAL BOOTY!

EAT SOME CAKE
DRINK RUM

JOIN YOUR HOSTS

LONG DAGGER DAVE

 

AND

WILD WILL NOBEARD

 

MONDAY DECEMBER 11TH 2017 from 7.30pm

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RARA CHRISTMAS Poster image by the awesome AMY DUNSTALL

COME ONE, COME ALL, COME!!!

THERE WILL BE CAKE!

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November…FREE WRITE…Chapter 24/11/17

 The last Friday of the month is coming, so why not come to…

FREE WRITE

CLICK HERE FOR WHEN AND WHERE

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Coming?

Meeting once a month, with no fixed agenda, FREE WRITE brings together poets, storytellers,spoken word performers, novelists, comedians, creators of words in whatever form, meet up to connect, chat, share experiences, successes, cautionary tales relating in any way to writing, the process, the results, the joys, the pain, the paths and the pitfalls of  the word based life. And also write if the muse strikes!

June 30 2017 meeting 10am to 1pm at The Cwtch, Chapter Arts Centre

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Your Host

DISCLAIMER…will probably be less well dressed than this 🙂

Why should you come?

No two Free Write sessions are the same, you may use the session to focus on getting some words down by yourself, or join the discussion, maybe a prompt will arise during the event and those who wish may try and create something on the spot. Work may be read out to willing listeners, you may learn of open mic or other occasions to try out your work publicly, something about writing generally or about your work particularly might be causing you grief and maybe someone will offer you a new perspective, deliberately, or even accidentally, via the flow of social intercourse.

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As with all things creative, the trick is getting the flow started, however that happens and flowing to wherever the flow goes.

Which is FREE WRITE in a nutshell!

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Drop in, tune in, drop out, as best suits your particular needs and inclinations

Free Write was created by Mab Jones and is hosted in Cardiff by Will Ford 

Mab recently created Free Write: Valleys Edition, which has met several times in Pontypridd. To keep up to date with upcoming FREE WRITE meetings in Cardiff and Pontypridd why not join the FREE WRITE FACEBOOK GROUP

 Come along and feel the flow of Free Write, you make it what it is!

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www.mabjones.com

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NOVEMBER RARA OPEN MIC – FREE EVENT, THIS MONTH, IN AID OF EPILEPSY WALES

COMING SOON: November 13 2017 in aid of Epilepsy Wales

FREE OPEN MIC SPOKEN WORD EVENT

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Soon it will be the second Monday of the month, meaning it is almost time for you to bring up to five minutes of your word based goodness along for a free slot at a free event that happens every single month…This Month your hosts are Bridget Leggy Tanner, Dave Daggers and Will Ford!

Though you can read/perform on any subject you choose, we are using the November RARA to raise awareness of issues around Epilepsy, and to raise funds if we can, either on the night or by you directly donating to EPILEPSY WALES 

FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC! FOR CHARITY, FFS!!!

HOSTED BY

BRIDGET LEGGY TANNER!!!

Bridget Leggy Tanner lives with Epilepsy and inspired by November being National Epilepsy Month in countries such as Australia, Canada and the USA, decided that she wanted to do her part in raising awareness of a condition that can affect anyone, of any age, of any walk of life, at any time

ALSO HOSTED BY DAVE DAGGERS!!!
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Dave Daggers is Dave Daggers and does Dave Daggers things in a Dave Daggers way!

ALSO ALSO HOSTED BY WILL FORD
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Will will do as Will will. FREE WILL! PLEASE!

Whether you wish to spit fire at an unjust world, warm the heart and ears of the listener, express unique and quirky insight, at RARA you have five minutes to use in whatever sweet, silly, serious or bonkers way you see fit. Free your words, show us the world through your eyes, paint pictures purely with alphabetical components

www.willdeanford.com

RARA is brought to you each month in association with Dave Daggers, Will Ford and the very kind people at the Mackintosh Sports and Social Club,
Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff.

But without the lovely, inventive, enthusiastic and incredibly beautiful people who come along to share their letter based creations there could be no RARA, so thank you all, past, present and future lovely people!