Last Wednesday was one of the Firsts - Pop Up Poetry was asked to collaborate with Apples and Snakes (South East) on Wordplay, a spoken word cabaret at the Bellerby Room in G-Live, part of the Guildford Fringe Festival for the first time. We were proud to present four of our own stars, Anna Kahn (who performs regularly on London stages), Louise Etheridge and Eddie Chauncy (Guildford poets) and Dónall Dempsey, poet and host of our events at the Bar des Arts. Apples and Snakes provided acts by Anna Freeman and Adam Kammerling for the second half of the show. Everyone had an amazing evening.
We were lucky to have Elizabeth Molineux, an ace photographer, at the show, and I'll hand you over to her blog - she says it all, with wonderful pictures too, Here's the link: http://www.elizabethmolineux.com/ and here are some of her photos, with her kind permission.
Our next "First" happens tomorrow Monday 14th July, at the Keystone Pub, 3 Portsmouth Road, Guildford when we're hosting our first Pop Up Slam - fast, furious and just for fun! We're looking forward to Louise Etheridge and the Dirty Carols singing Louise's sophisticated smut in four-part harmony, at some point in the evening!
And on Tuesday 15th July Dónall will be hosting three wonderful guests, Ernie Burns, Holly Hopkins and Robert Garnham at our monthly Pop Up Poetry night at the Bar des Arts. Five minute open mic spots, too.
More of that later in the week!
Anna Kahn (Photo by Janice Windle)