Artist : Pete The Temp

Pete the Temp verses Climate Change! is an innovative spoken word stage-show. It aims to educate inspire and entertain on the theme of climate change. Pete’s high octane stand-up poetry will be backed up by lighting, visual projections, props, music and all manner of creative energies. Those expecting a heavy show, packed with graphs and tips on insulating the home will be disappointed. Pete the Temp verses Climate Change! employs comedy, satire, performance poetry and audience participation in an effort to capture hearts and minds on this most crucial of issues. It has already had a very successful scratch night at the Oxford Playhouse. Poetry Slam Titles UK Hammer and Tongue Slam Champion (08/09) BBC Radio 4 South of England Slam Winner (09) Wychwood Festival Slam Champion (09) Oxjam Slam Champion (07) Mr The Temp (BA, MA, PhD, PDF) is a performance poet, a singer-songwriter and a damn fine administrator! He has shared a stage with some of the biggest names in spoken word and comedy including Mark Thomas, Howard Marx , John Hegley, Bill Bailey, Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Simon Munnery and Elvis McGonnagal. His work has been broadcast on BBC Oxford and BBC Radio 4. Last summer Pete performed at 14 festivals throughout the UK including Glastonbury and the Edinburgh Fringe. Pete is based in Oxford and works as a professional stand-up poet with Hammer & Tongue. As well as performing, he does live literature workshops in schools and youth centres. In 2009 he co-founded the mobile cycle-solar stage -Cyc du Soliel. He uses this to do climate change themed performance poetry workshops throughout the country. ‘Pete The Temp puts the mental into environmentalism’ – Mark Niel, Tongue in Chic. ‘Irrepresible king of foot stomping street poetry’ – Russell Thompson, Apples and Snakes, London. ‘a powerhouse of performance who has brought joy and mirth to crowds all across the country’ – Slam Sandwich. ‘a one man riot of a performance poet’ – Poetry Kapow. “When I heard the word “poetry” I almost left, but you’re actually really good!” – Audience member, Brixton.