27 October 2014

Letters to Autumn

As Summer retreats to rest, Autumn comes out to play in Cambridge. Letters to Autumn is an evening of celebration with acoustic music, spoken word and art to raise money for the Arthur Rank Hospice and all the inspiring work they do.

It is taking place at CB2 Bistro, 5-7 Norfolk Street, CB1 2LD Cambridge, Cambridgeshire on Wednesday 19th November. The requested entry donation is £5, though additional donations are welcome.

There will also be a chance to enter a raffle which will be announced in December's event, baked goods and a short talk from Arthur Rank Hospice.

Expect to see these wonderfully brilliant people:

Fay Roberts
Russell J Turner
J.S. Watts 
Poppy Puck Kleiser 
Amélie Deblauwe

Fay Roberts
Fay Roberts is a peripatetic percussive performance poet by night and a professional projector by day. Known for her mellow tones and occasional flights into metaphysics, she also runs the Cambridge branch of the Hammer & Tongue slam series, and her own poetry label Allographic (which functions as a small press and a platform for performers), and was Artistic Director of the Spoken Word section of The Free Fringe in Edinburgh 2013-2014. http://www.fayroberts.co.uk/

Alice Walker
Alice Walker is a singer songwriter from a small town in Essex.
Her songs are about love, and life, and dead things and live things.
When she grows up she wants to be a mountain.

She sometimes plays with a band, called AlicebanD. The big D makes the word look symmetrical, which makes her feel balanced.
They have played in big venues and small venues and festivals and parties, and want to play at bigger places like palaces and castles..
They've actually played in a castle.
And with Joan Armatrading.
And with Wilko Johnson.
and with themselves.

But not in the same room. That would be weird.

"AlicebanD" available on iTunes and Spotify

Russell J Turner
Russell J Turner is a poet and actor based in Norwich, currently working on his first one-man spoken word show. He is founder and host of headCRASH promotions, co-creator of Norwich slam, and a member of the 28 Sonnets Later collective. Despite (or because of) their realism, Russell's work is laced with black humour and delivered with a conversational ease bound to engage any with any interest in gritty storytelling or spoken word.


J.S. Watts
J.S.Watts lives and writes in East Anglia. Her poetry, short stories and reviews appear in publications in Britain, Canada, Australia and America and have been broadcast on BBC and independent radio. She has published three books: a poetry collection, “Cats and Other Myths”, and a multi-award nominated poetry pamphlet, “Songs of Steelyard Sue”, are published by Lapwing Publications, a novel, “A Darker Moon”, a dark psychological fantasy, is published by Vagabondage Press. Her second novel, “Witchlight” is due out from Vagabondage Press in the spring of 2015. See: www.jswatts.co.uk or www.facebook.com/J.S.Watts.page for further details.

Poppy Puck Kleiser

Amélie Deblauwe
Amélie is a Belgian photography artist based in the Cambridge. Her academic background is in Archaeology, History of Art and Egyptology. In parallel, her fieldwork experiences, as well as several trips to Egypt fuelled early on a passion for the visual arts and developed her interest for photo-documentary. She likes to capture scenes and landscapes in which small details, sometimes just traces, tell the story of men.
Now working by day on the digitisation of some ancient manuscripts at the University Library, she pursues on the side various freelance or more personal projects.

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