I had such a blast performing at The Whippersnapper Press Launch . It was my first performance back in London since The People’s Mass in December and it was such a great one! The audience were so warm and friendly and geeky! I love geeks! The next event run by Whippersnapper is Geek Pride Day so look out for that.
Here’s the Whippersnapper blurb – A web-publishing site dedicated to fresh new writing from bright young things (or ‘Whippersnappers’). The emphasis is on short, taught, snappy and bratty writing. Be it prose, poetry, flash fiction, scripts – or even unidentifiable so long as it is still very, very good.
The Camden Head is a lovely venue and it was packed out! Proving you can do poetry on a Saturday night
It was hosted by the lovely Hannah, master mind behind Whippersnapper Press and feature
*Sir Horatio St John Jingo
*Niall Spooner Harvey
I saw some great acts I had never heard of before like Norwich based writer and occasional performer, Chris Farnell, here’s his blog
Niall Spooner Harvey, who I haven’t seen in ages was on form with some great poems about internet dating and all the things in has to apologize to his wife for, really really brilliant!
There were some great open mic performances including Kyrill Potapov talking Russian culture clash, I found out he is teaching his year 9 class my poem, Cat Calls alongside Singfred Sasson and Wilfred Owen! i couldn’t believe it! He asked for my autograph! If you want to read a collection of my poetry on Northern Ireland this site has kindly published it.
Also loved Richard Allen whose comedy song poems about cheques in the post where a real treat and very different style.Great performance from Grant Howitt in the form of a chose your own adventure game based on going for a night out and attempting to pull. The audience chose which scenario to go for and what items to pick up along the way. Great concept and great performance. It was his first time performing his own work and it was brilliant!
Sir Horatio St John Jingo was like nothing I have ever seen before, a fullyrealised character of an 18th century Imperial explorer ( globe fucker). Really took the audience by storm.
Saturday at 7:00pm – Sunday at 3:00am
The Camden Head Pub, NW1 0LU
100 Camden High Street, London, United Kingdom
Here’s the Facebook event