Category Archives: Poetry, language and spoken word

Reviews of spoken word performances and word-related posts

Paradigm Rhymes – Beyond the Dome – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Marcus Joseph presents Paradigm Rhymes – Beyond the Dome Written by Mellow Baku Creator and musical director Marcus Joseph Curve Theatre’s Inside Out Festival celebrates “leading and emerging East Midlands artists”, showcasing writers, theatre … Continue reading

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Poet in Da Corner – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Now in its fourth year, Curve Theatre’s Inside Out Festival celebrates “leading and emerging East Midlands artists”, showcasing writers, theatre makers and artists from around the region. Between 18 and 28 October, various spaces in … Continue reading

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Stablemates – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Stablemates with Rosie Garland, Jackie Hagan and Henry Normal, introduced by Jill Abram At Birmingham Waterstones 18 October 2017 Created and hosted by poet Jill Abram, Stablemates is a regular monthly spoken word night … Continue reading

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Matt Watts: Playlist – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Written and performed by Matt Watts Matt Watts’s Playlist considers the role music plays in our lives, particularly now we are set firmly in the Age of the i-Pod. Appearing on the final … Continue reading

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The Venus Papers (stage show) – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Writer and performer Lydia Towsey Paintings and artwork Scott Bridgwood Co-directors Rachel Mars and Nick Field Music Director Dave Dhonau Music and vocals Ola Szmidt Set design Kate Unwin Choreographer Louise Katerega Tour … Continue reading

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Raving Beauties – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Raving Beauties  Literary Leicester festival Attenborough Arts Centre, 10 November 2015 What with body image and the tampon tax, women’s bodies are still ‘up there’ as far as media interest is concerned, never … Continue reading

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The Venus Papers – review of launch event

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews. Poems by Lydia Towsey Paintings by Scott Bridgwood Music by David Dhonau Event also part of Everybody’s Reading festival  To quote Led Zeppelin, there was a whole lotta love in the performance space … Continue reading

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