Martin Figura at Shambala

Martin Figura at Shambala

Shambala (Phantom Laundry) (map)

Martin Figura is a poet, a portrait and social documentary photographer, a qualified accountant and retired army major. His latest one-person show Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine is an autobiographical performance of love, loss and rolling with the punches, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Saboteur Awards (Best Spoken Word Show). He will be performing his award-winning work at the Phantom Laundry stage on Friday at 1.20PM and Saturday at 8.40PM.

Martin Figura is touring his one-person show Doctor Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine with producer Tilt in 2018 and 2019, more info here.

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Tilt presents Doctor Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine

Tilt presents Doctor Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine

Attenborough Arts Centre (map)

Martin Figura is a poet, a portrait and social documentary photographer, a qualified accountant and retired army major. His latest one-person show Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine is an autobiographical performance of love, loss and rolling with the punches, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Saboteur Awards (Best Spoken Word Show).

Attenborough Arts Centre is the new home of WORD! The UK’s most unique NHS co-produced spoken word event, shortlisted for Best UK Regular Spoken Word Night by Saboteur Awards 2017. It is open to absolutely everyone, not only those who love to write and perform, but also those who are new to spoken word. The evening includes open mic performances and a poetry set from Martin Figura and Rebecca Bird, as well as a number of artists of national and international standing.

Martin Figura is touring his one-person show Doctor Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine with producer Tilt in 2018 and 2019, more info here.

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Tilt with John Agard presents London Liming

Tilt with John Agard presents London Liming

Where spoken word and music meets carnival

Featuring John Agard, Shivanee Ramlochan, Jacob Ross, Kei Miller, Hannah Lowe, Val Bloom, Kevin Le Gendre, Anita Sethi, Michael Brome, Tobago Crusoe, Celeste Ramos and guests.

Liming is a tradition of ‘hanging out’, pleasure-seeking and sensory experiences through social interaction and communication.  Originating in Trinidad it is present throughout the Caribbean and beyond. At this special end-of-festival lime, John Agard, famed poet, playwright and Patron of Tilt performs poetry alongside guest poets, novelists, musicians and our house DJ who captures the spirit of the Caribbean through a mix of reggae, soca and dance tunes. 

Join in, unwind, and go with the flow!

'They mash up Caribbean carnival sensibilities with dance music and poetry readings….creates a sense of involvement lacking at many literary events..' Danuta Kean on ‘Culture Clubs’

'The people that attend are often as interesting to watch as the acts up on stage. Liming never ceases to amaze, to inspire and to pull out of the hat the “something other”.' Literature Lounge

Spoken Word pioneers’ Channel 4

'An evening of verbal dexterity and good times…' Lindsay Johns, journalist

Part of London is the Place For Me

Festival curated by Melanie Abrahams. Produced by Renaissance One as part of The Independence Project.

Image: Maria Nunes Photography

Tilt presents Doctor Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine

Tilt presents Doctor Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine

St Nicholas Cafe Bar (map)

Shrewsbury Poetry is a strong community of poets who meet monthly in the Old Market Hall cafe and read their work. 

Martin Figura is a poet, a portrait and social documentary photographer, a qualified accountant and retired army major. His latest one-person show Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine is an autobiographical performance of love, loss and rolling with the punches, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Saboteur Awards (Best Spoken Word Show).

Martin Figura is touring his one-person show Doctor Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine with producer Tilt in 2018 and 2019, more info here.

Crosspath Theatre and Tilt presents John Agard: Roll Over Atlantic

Crosspath Theatre and Tilt presents John Agard: Roll Over Atlantic

Tara Theatre (map)

Join Caribbean-British poet John Agard in a quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World enterprise of Christopher Columbus. A voyage in verse, performed against an evocative soundscape of Atlantic murmurings, with Agard magnificently taking on the voices of Columbus, the Atlantic Ocean, a native shaman and The Might Mosquito. This is a one-person show that mixes the tides of cabaret and calypso with mischievous satirical wit. Agard takes his audience on a fantastical, fanatical historic voyage that still bears relevance to contemporary issues. Directed by award-winning live literature director, Mark C. Hewitt, with especially composed music by Thomas Arnold of Stomp's Lost and Found Orchestra, this is a one-man show like no other.

Crosspath Theatre and Tilt presents John Agard: Roll Over Atlantic

Crosspath Theatre and Tilt presents John Agard: Roll Over Atlantic

Tara Theatre (map)

Join Caribbean-British poet John Agard in a quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World enterprise of Christopher Columbus. A voyage in verse, performed against an evocative soundscape of Atlantic murmurings, with Agard magnificently taking on the voices of Columbus, the Atlantic Ocean, a native shaman and The Might Mosquito. This is a one-person show that mixes the tides of cabaret and calypso with mischievous satirical wit. Agard takes his audience on a fantastical, fanatical historic voyage that still bears relevance to contemporary issues. Directed by award-winning live literature director, Mark C. Hewitt, with especially composed music by Thomas Arnold of Stomp's Lost and Found Orchestra, this is a one-man show like no other.