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!

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FREE SPOKEN WORD EVENT-OPEN MIC…R.A.R.A HOSTED THIS TIME BY WILL FORD AND BRIDGET LEGGY TANNER

RATHER ARTICULATELY  READING ALOUD

FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC!

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH 2017

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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FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC! 

This month, RARA will be hosted by

 

 

Will Ford

and

Bridget Leggy Tanner

 

 

Bridget Leggy Tanner 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

 

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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUB Fest | Megaverse

A lovely review of Megaverse at HUB Festival Cardiff 2017, with some awesome pics 😀

Amy Ellen Creative

The two sessions of Megaverse, a poetry/spoken word event during HUB Fest, were, for me at least, very emotional, very inspiring, and some of the poems really hit home. The term ‘yoga moments’ was thrown around and I certainly had a few moments where I was holding back the tears. It was amazing to witness the talent of local poets and those who had travelled from further afield to speak at HUB Festival. It’s always great to meet new people and talk about interesting things, and I personally really enjoyed these sessions.

I have tried to bring to light a couple of ‘feminist’ issues recently and it drives me crazy how people continue to put these problems down, brushing them off as just ‘something women go through’. Sarah’s poetry on women’s rights and LGBT experiences especially hit home and, among some other really great poems, gave me a huge sense…

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LOOKING BACK AT MEGAVERSE @ HUB Festival Cardiff 2017

 

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Megaverse organiser/host/performer Will Ford
and Megaverse Feature Poets Susan Evans & Darell Epp

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Many thanks already offered and many more go out now to Darrell and Susan for their awesome sets respectively closing the two Megaverse Sessions on the Saturday and Sunday with awesome deliveries of their unique brands of emotional poetic goodness

Click HERE to find out more about them and the other fantastic performers bringing an multi-layered range of wordy flavours featured in the explosion of pics below and others who somehow managed to not be photographed by Dave Daggers, Rachel Carney, Patrick Widdess, Matt Troy, Susan Evans or Gordon Anderson!

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MORE DETAILS ON THE PERFORMERS HERE!!!
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THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING IT A GREAT TWO DAYS OF SPOKEN WORD AS PART OF THE ANNUAL HUB MUSIC AND OTHER ARTS FESTIVAL

THANK YOU HUB FESTIVAL FOR HAVING MEGAVERSE FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW! THANK YOU FOR READING THESE WORDS!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS OF ALL THE PERFORMERS FEATURED ABOVE

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HUB FESTIVAL CARDIFF 2017 featuring MEGAVERSE!

The clock is sticking…Megaverse@Hub Festival Cardiff 2017!

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The Annual August Bank Holiday Three Day Party on Womanby Street!

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This year there will be TWO sessions of Megaverse at Hub Festival Cardiff

Hosted by Will Ford

        Where?  In the Castle Emporium, Womanby Street, Cardiff

When?

2pm to 4pm Saturday August 26

and

2pm to 4pm Sunday August 27

MEGAVERSE PERFORMERS FOR HUB 2017

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Flying in from Canada to MEGAVERSE@HUB 2017…

DARREL EPP

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Darrell Epp, Straight Outta Canada!

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SUNDAY FEATURE PERFORMER

Travelling from Brighton to do Megaverse at  HUB 2017…

SUSAN EVANS

 Saboteur-shortlisted Best Spoken Word Performer, Susan Evans is a regular, featured artist on the UK’s performance poetry circuits, from Ronnie Scott’s and the South Bank Centre, to the garden shed. Straddling stage and page, she is also a regular contributor to…

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RARA: FREE OPEN MIC JULY RARA HOSTED BY BRIDGET AND WILL 14.08.17

RATHER ARTICULATELY  READING ALOUD

FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC!

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, release the flow…at RARA!

OpenMic

FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC! FIVE MINUTE SLOTS!

This month, RARA will be hosted by

 

Will Ford

and

Bridget Leggy Tanner

 

Bridget Leggy Tanner 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

 

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 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

HUB FESTIVAL CARDIFF 2017 featuring MEGAVERSE!

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INCLUDING SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCES PRESENTED BY 

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Organised/Hosted by Will Ford

MEGAVERSE PERFORMERS FOR HUB 2017

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Flying in from Canada to MEGAVERSE@HUB 2017…

DARRELL EPP
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Darrell Epp, Straight Outta Canada! Author of two poetry books
After Hours and Imaginary Maps

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SUNDAY FEATURE PERFORMER

Travelling from Brighton to do Megaverse at  HUB 2017…

SUSAN EVANS

 Saboteur-shortlisted Best Spoken Word Performer, Susan Evans is a regular, featured artist on the UK’s performance poetry circuits, from Ronnie Scott’s and the South Bank Centre, to the garden shed. Straddling stage and page, she is also a regular contributor to a variety of magazines, journals and anthologies, in print and online. Themes include: love, lust, loss & living on the edge. You can find out about her here: CLICK!  You can see her on YouTube here: CLICK

And now, in GLORIOUS ALPHABETICAL ORDER… 

OTHER VOICES YOU WILL HEAR DURING THE TWO

MEGAVERSE SESSIONS @ HUB FESTIVAL CARDIFF 2017…

GORDON ANDERSON

Expect Gordon Anderson to set you up gently for mysterious curveballs!

ROSIE BUF

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Rosie will entrance you with her powerfully humane approach to spoken word

RACHEL CARNEY

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Poet/Literary blogger Rachel will whisper gently to your soul, she was Created To Read, which happens to be the name of her blog!

MARK CURTIS

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Mark’s heart is worn unashamedly on his sleeve and written directly onto his page

JULIE CROAD

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Julie’s wordiness takes in sensual vegetables and surreal sheds, so bring a smile!

GARETH DAVIES

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Gareth Davies,  storyteller, sometime poet and jolly good chap!

NEIL DAVIES

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Neil Davies: The fastest mouth in spoken word, can you keep up with his quick wit and delivery?

JOHN ELIOT

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Ssh! is the title of John’s first poetry collection. Ssh!

Listen!

ISSAH LOYAAN FARRAH

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Crossing the Welsh/English border for HUB, breakng down barriers with his words!

WILL FORD

Megaverse organiser and host, Will will recite, and probably sing and he really finds it very strange to be referring to himself in the third person in this blog he is writing!

DES MANNAY

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Self Described HOOLIGAN POET seeking what is right, from the Left Wing perspective!

LIZ MARSH

Very soon after beginning to take part in spoken word events, Liz Marsh found a whole new world for her words and her experiences, via verse and poetry that examines fears fearlessly, expound joys joyfully!

BRYAN MARSHALL

Bryan is a powerhouse producer of word arrangements and an awesome writing workshop leader!

SARA MCREADIE

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Recent Winner of a Poetry Slam (organised by the awesome poet and all round inspiration, Christina Thatcher), Sara is very much at home behind a microphone!

FFION WYN MORRIS

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Strong words, strong perspective – Ffion Wyn Morris

RUFUS MUFASA

Singer, Rapper, poet, writing workshop leader, Mum, Rufus is awesome at it all. And accompanied by poet/performer/beatboxer ZARU, she kicks it loud and hardcore!

FRANCESCA MURPHY

Poet, Singer, Reformed Librarian, bringer of joy, Francesca Murphy!!!

CLIVE OSEMAN

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Escaping for Hub from Swindon, where he adds to his range of word related activity by Joint-organising Oh Beehive!

FRITZ O’SKENNICK

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Prolific and wide ranging creative mind, singer, songwriter, film maker Fritz may be controversial or dark, or a total sweetheart…Enjoy’s parodying traditional masculinity, via such work as Pre-Manstrual Tension, which has sometimes had them rolling with laughter, sometimes had them open mouthed with shock (if the intent to parody male insecurity and helplessness via a piece harking back to the less socially enlightened age of Pathe News features is not latched onto, uh-oh!)

 JAMEY PEARCE

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Jamey, as part of Dope Biscuits (with Rufus Mufasa) and by himself,

brings a wordstorm to the party!

ALEX PROCTOR

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Bringing a literary style with bared teeth to much of his writing, Alex Proctor!

FRAN SMITH

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Fran Smith seeks the light, in the heart, body, mind and in life, for what else can deal with the darker and injurious to body/spirit influences in our world?

MATT L.T. SMITH

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Matt will join us to offer his personal and political perspective on the world,
and like Issah Loyaah Farah travelled from Southampton for Megaverse@HUB

MAT TROY

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Mat Troy is a gentleman of letters, and arranges said letters into many

befuddlingly amusing and sometimes alarming arrangements

PATRICK WIDDESS

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Published Poet, Podcaster, Performer and Pleasant Person who may be Feeding The Spacemen (the title of his first full collection). Google Headstand Podcast and check out his kindly conducted interviews with his poetic peers!

This blog comes your way in association with willdeanford.com

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ROCK YOUR SPOKEN WORD AT RARA OPEN MIC 10.07.17

 

FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC!

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, release the flow…your spoken word is your Rock and Roll Articulation!

OpenMic

FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC! FIVE MINUTE SLOTS!

This month, RARA will be hosted by

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Will Ford

and

Ceri Sian

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Ceri Sian 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

 

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 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

Free Write @ Chapter Cwtch Fri 30.06.17

 

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

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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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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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12.06.17 R.A.R.A FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC

SOON THE ELECTION WILL BE DONE WITH AND LIFE WILL JUST HAVE TO GO ON, WHATEVER HAPPENS. NEVER MIND THE BALLOTS, HERE’S

FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC!

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…

OpenMic

FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC! FIVE MINUTE SLOTS!

This month, RARA will be hosted by

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Will Ford and

Liz Marsh

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Liz and Will 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

 

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 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