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!

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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