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

 

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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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RARA OPEN MIC Monday March 13 with Alternative FRILL!

 

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…

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FREE SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC! FIVE MINUTE SLOTS!

This month, RARA will be hosted by the lovely FRANCESCA MURPHY and because he keeps showing up WILL FORD. Together, and in the spirit of modernity (ie crashing two words together to make one word), Fran and Will are FRILL

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Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control Fran Murphy will not be able to join us but FRAN SMITH has kindly agreed to help out, so this month RARA will be hosted by:

ALTERNATIVE FRILL

FRAN SMITH

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WILL FORD

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Fran  Murphy and Will Ford previously co-hosting RARA

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RARA looks forward to seeing Fran Murphy again soon, and much thanks offered to the calming and warm Fran Smith for returning as a RARA co-host!

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Fran, at a previous RARA with her co-host Bridget Leggy Tanner

GENERAL BLURB!

Whether you are an old hand behind the mic, a relative newbie or wondering what it might be like to share your words for the very first time, RARA will welcome you with open arms and offer open ears while listening to your opening and closing mouth. “Be as silly or as serious as you want to be, for five minutes” is the invitation RARA extends to you…

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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 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

New R.A.R.A…New Hosts…Bryan Marshall and Kat Davies…14/03/16

 

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE MONTH AGAIN…COME ALONG AND ENJOY…

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Second Monday Every Month…

The March R.A.R.A will be hosted by…

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BRYAN MARSHALL!!!!

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and KAT DAVIES!!!!!!

 

Whether you simply want to listen, or listen and share five minutes of your words, RARA will offer the now expected eclectic mix of the serious and the silly in terms of poetry and verse, with maybe a song or two to caress your ears and tickle your fancy!

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MORE PICTURES!

FROM THE EVER READY CAMERA OF PAULA HUGHES! 

R.A.R.A, FEB, 2016!!

Many thanks to all the performers, from February, was a pleasure to be the host, and I look forward to being half the hosting team for something a little special at RARA, at some point, soon(ish) BUT DON’T ASK WHAT IT IS, I’LL NEVER TELL! NEVER!!!

Ahem, apologies for the outbreak of yelling…Once again, many thanks to the poets, and song providers from last time at R.A.R.A

Ceri Sian
Patrick Widdess
Bridget Leggy Tanner
Dave Daggers
Christian Searle
Eric Ngalle Charles
David Hanlon
Liz Blackburn
John Brooks
Belinda Favager
Gordon Anderson
Mark Curtis
Francesca Murphy
Paula Hughes
Ellie Powell
Bryan Marshall
Kat Davies
Tasha Panda
Yasmine Gulzar
Karen

And another big thanks to Paula Hughes0014

For all the pics, well, except this one of me looking my ‘absolute best’

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R.A.R.A. Returns To The Mackintosh Sports Club, Cardiff…11/01/2016…with pics by Paula Hughes

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January came, as it does every year, and brought with it the first 2016

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Co-hosted for the second time by…

Fran Smith and Bridget Leggy Tanner!

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Sadly, due to annoying temporary partial deafness I was not there in person, but I was there in spirit, and by all accounts the usual good time was had by all, with a great mix of all that is lyrically profound, emotionally frank and comically bizarre. There were some sadly necessary tributes to David Bowie who passed away the previous day…

If like me, you missed out on this event, you missed missed read, recited, raucously rendered, robustly ranted and some sung performances from…

Fran Smith

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Bridget Leggy Tanner

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Dave Daggers

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Patrick Widdess

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John Brookes 

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Mark Curtis

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Mario Umberto Fiorillo

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Bel Blue

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Kat (aka Kathryn Davies)

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Mark Blayney

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Des Mannay

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Ellie Powell

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Francesca Murphy

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Bryan Marshall

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Laz Lazarus

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Thanks to everyone who came, very sorry I couldn’t come too, but I will definitely be there on February 8th, so to close this less wordy than usual blog for RARA, just want to say many thanks to our lovely hosts Fran and Bridget, and a big thank you to Paula Hughes for wielding her camera at Rhyme and Real Ale and letting me use her pics in my blogs!

R.A.R.A….SECOND MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH…FREE OPEN MIC AT THE MACKINTOSH SPORTS CLUB…SEE YOU NEXT MONTH.

COME ONE, COME ALL! COME!!!!!

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BUSY CARDIFF RARA! WHAT Ya Got? LAST MIC STANDING! HEARTSPOKEN

MONDAY 08/06/15  FROM 7.30pm    RHYME AND REAL ALE

Affectionately known as RARA, this come one come all open mic event at the Mackintosh Sports Club in Roath offers you an eclectic range of poets, storytellers and spoken word performers for FREE. If you have something you can do in five minutes and want to share it with a welcoming audience come along and do so, it’s FREE! Beer and other beverages NOT FREE. Second Monday, every month, RARA!!! This month, your hosts will be Fran Smith and Bridget Leggy Tanner…

WEDNESDAY  10/06/15 FROM 7.30pm   WHAT YA GOT?

As it says on the pic, second and fourth Wednesday of every month, come and show organiser Owain and the audience at Ten Feet Tall what you do! Turning up early is recommended to ensure all the slots aren’t snapped up before you get there, and I will be nabbing one myself to read The Coward, a story poem of mine that is coming out for Kindle next Monday Expect a variety of performance styles and experiences if you come to show what ya got, or simply come to see what the performers have got! Upstairs at Ten Feet Stall, the bit with the stage in it, entry to watch or perform is FREEEEE!!!,

FRIDAY 12/06/15  8.00pm  LAST MIC STANDING @ A Shot in the Dark 

The last heat, and the heat is on at A Shot in the Dark where you can eat, drink, and be entertained as musicians, comedians and poets offer themselves up for your perusal and your vote. One pound entry to the event, way more than a hundred pennies worth of entertainment! Um, please vote for me? ; -)

SUNDAY 14/06/15  7.30 pm HEARTSPOKEN (four) with special guest CANDY ROYALLE 

Heartspoken will be happening for the fourth time at Kuku Club at the Park Plaza Hotel. BUT WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR FIVE POUNDS IF YOU VENTURE OUT ON SUNDY EVENING?

Mab Jones presents, and hosts a night of words delivered from the heart, be they happy, sad, amused, enraged, or anything else they could be. Sign up to take part in the open mic to get a pound off the entry fee or pay the whole fiver and simply enjoy the variety of spoken word voices and styles you will encounter. If you have a heart, bring it along, pal, hear words beating fast  and Candy Royalle!!

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