Pete The Temp: Homer To Hip Hop
Date & Time
Sun 5th Apr 2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
From the oral tradition to the Edinburgh Fringe, from Virgil to Biggy Smalls, meet the poetic movements that have shaped history. Why have wordsmiths have always been vilified, feared and revered? Catch this enthralling performance on as part of an exclusive South West tour!
Award-winning poet and performer Pete The Temp brings to life some of the most iconic moments in the history of performance poetry, from ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop. Homer to Hip Hop after the publication of Pete’s ground breaking new book Stage Invasion by Out-Spoken Press.
Pete (The Temp) Bearder is a spoken word poet, comic, and musician whose work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. He is the former National Poetry Slam Champion and has performed around the world.
“Challenging, inspiring, terrifying, amusing” (Ecologist Magazine)
“Poetry’s answer to Mark Thomas” (Chortle)
Support comes in the form of Devon-born poet and provocateur T.S. IDIOT, presenting an excerpt from his new show ‘I’m a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here’ with equal parts tenderness and humour.
“In very poor taste” – Devon County Council
“Lighthearted but bittersweet” – The Fringe Review
PLUS nomadic poet Beryl The Feral; who delights in leaving a trail of inspiration and word-play wherever she goes… Onstage, her poetic observations are keen and deep; gifted with rhythmic articulation and animated expression. Offstage she is a champion for authentic self-expression; facilitating creative workshops and events, which seek to validate the voices in us all.
“Untamed yet Considerate” (Matt Harvey)
…and local performer IZABELLA Finch explores transformational ritual, breaking taboo, embodied listening, metaphysical meandering and dry humour; with body, voice and honesty.
There will also be an OPEN MIC section of the night, as well as a workshop during the day (more information coming soon).
Tickets via Eventbrite!
This project is supported by Arts Council England