STICKS & STONES
A unique event that takes the very best musicians, poets and comedians from the region, on tour, to the most beautiful venues in the East.
On our launch night I am very pleased to say we are being joined, for one night only, by the incredible Scroobius Pip for a rare solo spoken word set. A giant in the world of spoken word and music, Scroob is responsible for introducing me to poetry. He performed at the second ever SoapBox in Ipswich (2006) on his "Relying on the kindness of strangers tour". That gig sparked my love of spoken word and thus 6 years of promoting poetry. He's got a lot to answer for.
Fast forward to 2012 and we all know "Thou Shalt Always Kill" his chart topping collaboration with Dan Le Sac; their awesome challenge to the Christmas number one spot with "Letter From God To Man" and their brilliant X Factor spoof audition tape. (Incidentally I really thought this was real for a few days). He has been on the tele multiple times, launched his own record label, club night and two solo albums, the latest being the amazing 'Distraction Pieces' last September.
All that and he has a great beard. www.scroobiuspip.co.uk
The most excellent local support comes in the shape of MC Andy Bennett (Norwich) who will be attempting to hold this gig together with some words in between. Ipswich's own Rowan James, a socially engaged hip hop punk poet with an unusual off beat sense of rhythm. Ex-UEA president and Norwich's answer to Doctor Suess John Simpson Wedge will be wording some wizardy, and finally the weird and wonderful 'Bukowski kinda girl' Mr Russell J Turner.
Music comes from two ethereally beautiful acoustic artists, Suffolk's own Lisa Ambrose and Lucy Sampson, both of whom I simply can't get enough off, simply divine. (Freya Roy joins the tour Thursday night in Stowmarket).
TICKETS ARE £8/£6 CONC/NUS
Doors 7.30pm, starting at 8pm. 16+ welcome, some adult content.
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Russell J Turner is an actor, poet, broadcaster and promoter based in Norwich. He has published two poetry chapbooks, has appeared in various print and online journals, and is part of the 28 Sonnets Later collective: www.