HUB FESTIVAL CARDIFF 2017 featuring MEGAVERSE!

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FEATURING DOZENS OF MUSICIANS, VISUAL ART AND MORE

INCLUDING SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCES PRESENTED BY 

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Organised/Hosted by Will Ford

MEGAVERSE PERFORMERS FOR HUB 2017

SATURDAY FEATURE PERFORMER

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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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!

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MEGAVERSE@HUB Festival Cardiff 2016 (SPOKEN WORD EXTRAVAGANZA)

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Slightly delayed for reasonably reasonable reasons, there now follows a look back at MEGAVERSE@HUB FESTIVAL CARDIFF 2016 via the medium of WORDS, illustrated by PHOTOGRAPHS, all brought to you by the power of MODERN COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY that some have started to refer to as THE INTERNET

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With every year comes the August Bank Holiday Weekend, a special time when  Womanby Street  is taken over by HUB FESTIVAL CARDIFF and every available stage and indoor or outdoor space is occupied by bands, musicians, visual  and performance artists of all kinds, including those whose medium is SPOKEN WORD (presented for the third year  running at HUB by MEGAVERSE) at URBAN TAP HOUSE!!!

FUNNY!   MOVING!  INSPIRING!  BIZARRE!   SEXY! 

The above exclamations are just some of the total that would be needed to fully describe the massive variety of words chosen, written down, and read, recited, rapped, shouted, whispered and sung by the following fine people, whose performance pics come to you courtesy of Fran Smith and Patrick Widdess…

MR BLUE

Though he actually performed last, Mr Blue is only 11, and if as he grows, his talents grow with him, maybe one day he will give us back the show he stole from us grown ups*, with a rap and song display that was a wonderful way to close the four hour event! We were all 11 once, and most of us would definitely not have been able to do what Mr Blue did and be a confident and impressive presence at a music and performance arts festival!

*In some cases, the term grown ups may be challenged in the Literary Courts, and proven to be only technically/biologically applicable!

AND NOW…IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE…

WILL FORD

Megaverse organiser and host, Will feels weird about referring to himself in the third person, but that aside, threw a variety of his own pieces into the astonishing mix of material performed on the day, during which Will introduced…

BRYAN MARSHALL

CLIVE OSEMAN

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MAT TROY

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GARETH DAVIES

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ERIC NGALLE CHARLES

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THE JACK TEDDINGTON SHOW*

*AKA GORDON ANDERSON

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JOHNNY GILES

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LIZ FARRELL

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FRAN MURPHY

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JULIE CROAD

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RUFUS MUFASA

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MARK CURTIS

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ROSIE BUF

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ELLIE POWELL

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PATRICK WIDDESS

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FRAN SMITH

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FFION WYN

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DAVID HANLON

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ANGELINE HARRISON

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ISSAH FARAH

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DES MANNAY 

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CERI SIAN

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FRITZ O’SKENNICK

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ALEX PROCTOR

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LAZ LAZARUS

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SUZIE WILD

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SERENA BOHEIMER

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AMANDA RACKSTRAW

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WILL FORD

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MR BLUE 

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Many thanks go out to all who brought their uniquely individual styles of words and performance to make this event what it was, a celebration of perspectives on life and the world we live in (and attempts to make sense of and/or provide entertaining temporary escape from  these things). Thanks to those who willingly embraced a short notice challenge to bring the sexy/teasing/hot/sensual sides of their creativity to the occasion…everybody delivered, and then the whole thing went and got stolen from us grown ups by the final throwdown of words and song by the 11 year old Mr Blue, who joined in as a last minute addition to the open mic section after his father, Eric Ngalle Charles, asked if his son could do some of his own stuff…

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Megaverse@HUB Festival Cardiff 2016!!! Spoken Word with open mic spaces! 2pm to 6pm At Urban Tap House 27.08.16

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OVER TWO DOZEN PERFORMERS

PLUS…SIGN UP ON THE DAY FOR OPEN MIC SECTION!!

EMOTION!   HUMOUR!   EROTICA!    GENERAL CLEVERNESS IN WORD FORM!

BRING IT

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For the third year in a row, MEGAVERSE will be bringing a massive range of spoken word styles and voices to HUB FESTIVAL CARDIFF  bringing you words to tickle your funny bones, lift your spirits, break your heart, put them back together again, make you feel love, via words in the form of poetry, rants, dramatic performances, spoken and sung…Hosted and organised by Will Ford AND IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SHARE WHY NOT SIGN UP FOR THE OPEN MIC SECTION?

HUMOUR! EMOTION! EROTICA!

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August 26-28 brings you a Bank Holiday Weekend and many dozens performers and artists will descend on Womanby Street in Cardiff for a packed weekend of music and visual art and Megaverse is just one part of the jigsaw of noise, sound, fury and colour of HUB

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM MEGAVERSE AT HUB 2015

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THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW…

COME  to Urban Taphouse, 2-6pm, Saturday August 27 2016 and let us shove some of this lovely  wordy stuff into your cute, gorgeous  sexy ears and sexy brains!!!

Come along, listen and love,  maybe even bring along some words of your own, because there will be an OPEN MIC SECTION!!!

COME! COME!! COME!!! RELAX!!!!

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