RARA RETURNS…OPEN MIC…MONDAY 14/11/2016

 

The second Monday of the month is very nearly here, meaning it’s time for…

NOVEMBER RARA

Hosts for NOVEMBER 14 2016: LIZ FARRELL and RACHEL CARNEY

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LIZ FARRELL

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and

RACHEL CARNEY

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Will be your hosts for an eclectic evening of spoken word…poetry…songs…stories…free to enter…free to watch…free to take part…every reader gets five minutes…experienced or first timers welcomed warmly…many regular performers have taken their first steps in spoken word performance at RARA…Dave Daggers (mostly) and Will Ford (partially) keep the wheels on the RARA wagon, and remain proud to do so!

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! COME ONE, COME ALL 

Recently (ish) Liz Farrell performed HERE

Slightly less recently Rachel Carney performed HERE

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Liz and Rachel at a previous RARA See them, and many others at NOVEMBER RARA!

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MEGAVERSE NO.6 AT OXJAM TAKEOVER FESTIVAL, WOMANBY STREET 29/11/15

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Spot lit microphone and stand on an empty stage

With many thanks to Danusia Kuczys, Martine Whelan, Oxjam and all Oxjam volunteers and performers who made the event possible…

November 29th 2015…a bleak and stormy day in Cardiff for the OXJAM TAKEOVER Festival but hardy and brave souls fought the elements and made it to Womanby street, for music, burlesque and MEGAVERSE…Thanks to Paula Hughes (and where indicated, Bridget Leggy Tanner) for the pics below…

Thanks to all who came to perform and listen, and to Julie Pritchard, Lisa Megraw and Gemma June Howell who couldn’t be there in person but had their work shared with the audience.

CLICK HERE for further info on MEGAVERSE…

CLICK HERE  for further details on many of the poets featured in these pics of the two sessions of MEGAVERSE NO.6

MEGAVERSE NO.6 at URBAN TAP HOUSE 3pm-5pm(ish)

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Introductions, verse, song and cheer leading and shaking of the charity bucket from the MEGAVERSE organiser, and host Will Ford…

The poets….up first…

John Eliot…

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The Back and Front of Neil Davies…check out the T-shirt…

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Terri Hoskings…

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Mario Umberto Fiorillo…

Bernard Pearson…

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Johnny Giles…

Bel Blue…

Clive Oseman…

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Christina Thatcher…

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Fritz O’Skennick…pic by BLT

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Steven Kenward…Pic by BLT

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Des Mannay…Pic by BLT

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Mark Montinaro…Pic by BLT

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MEGAVERSE NO.6 at URBAN TAP HOUSE PART TWO 7pm-9pm(ish)

Part two kicked off with…

Mark Curtis…

Bridget Leggy Tanner…

Bryan Marshall…

Fran Smith…

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Patrick Widdess…

Will Ford Reading The Words of Lisa Megraw and Julie Pritchard…

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Farah Allibhai…

Paula Hughes…

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Dave Daggers…

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Ceri Sian…

Beth…

Laz Lazarus, reading on behalf of Gemma June Howell, before launching into his own box of tricks…

 

Thank you Lisa Megraw, Julie Pritchard And Gemma June Hall, who couldn’t make it in person but had their words shared in absentia!

Thanks again Paula Hughes and Bridget Leggy Tanner for the photos, Mostly by Paula above, more from BLT below…

Thanks everyone for your efforts to make it the best day it could possibly be for us all xx

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Spot lit microphone and stand on an empty stage

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COME! COME! COME!

Are you coming?

So, then, are you coming?

To go along with other pieces I will deliver while hosting this I completed a new spoken word bit yesterday in Chapter at FREE WRITE (Monthly writing drop in, last Friday of each month, organised by Mab Jones).

Tried out the piece at the last ‘An Evening of Spoken Indulgence’ at the Hydra bookshop in Bristol last night. The piece was inspired by the 2001 A Space Odyssey style name I have given this event. It stars T.O.B.E.V.O.L (my addition to the pantheon of characters in the tradition of H.A.L from the movie). Lovebot, spelled backwards.

T.O.B.E.V.O.L stands for Technology Offering Bliss-Every Viable Option Loaded

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For Sale: My Words!!! Human Beings (Dickensian Twist)

As of now, Human Beings (Dickensian Twist) is available for purchase. Previously performed at open mic events, I will be reading it as my contribution to a National Theatre Wales Showcase event in May. The front and back images for the booklet can be seen below…or on my website if there are two square below and no pics (see willdeanford.com )

Will be doing open mic at the next Rhyme and Real Ale event at the Mackintosh Sports Bar (Roath, Cardiff) next Monday, and am looking forward to reading and to hearing many words once again 🙂 Anyone who liked the contents of this booklet at the last RARA, why not consider purchasing them and taking them home with you 😉

See below for Facebook event Link for RARA next week. Free to enter, free to read, old hands, new blood, no favouritism, come and share your words!

https://www.facebook.com/events/849003391783825/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming