The C siders are playing at ‘Talking Rhythm’ on Monday 29th July. Here are the details:
Chance of a Thunderstorm 77°F / 61°F
Talking Rhythm! is excited to present a hotter than July session for Monday 29th July. The temperature’s rising and we’re there with it!
HANNAH LOWE is one of the most captivating voices on the London poetry circuit at the moment. Her Poems have appeared in Ambit, Acumen, Magma, Rising, Smiths Knoll, The Delinquent, The North and of course The Rialto. Her work has won prizes, commendations or been shortlisted in a number of poetry competitions including Aesthetica Creative Works, The Arvon International, Bridport and SQL. Having had colleagues saying ‘Hannah Lowe check her out.’ I eventually got the opportunity to hear her read from her first full collection ‘Chick’ published by Bloodaxe at the Torriano Meeting House in April. I was riveted by her reading from this collection which contains her memories of her father ‘Chick’ of the title – who was a complex larger than life character of Chinese and black Jamaican mixed races who came to London in the late 40s and eked out a living in ways she will describe and which I agree with reviewer Penelope Shuttle come across in her book in tones that are both ‘restrained’ and ‘devastating’. I came away with her words in my head and with the book ‘Chick’ firmly grasped in my hands. Collected information about Hannah is found at http://hannahlowe.org/
RICHARD SCOTT studied music at the Royal College of Music and went on to study poetry at the Faber Academy and Goldsmiths College. He won the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2011 and was selected as a Jerwood/ Arvon Poetry Mentee. Since I met him while we were both at Goldsmiths his poetry has hit the runway and just continues to rise. He’s been published twice in ‘Poetry Review’ and twice in ‘Poetry London’ two of the most prestigious poetry journals of contemporary and traditional writing. He’s also written some pieces that have translated beautifully into animation and digital poetry. He can be discovered at http://richardscottarvon.tumblr.com/ as well as links to his work published on the site for ‘Eyewear’ in Todd Swift’s blogspot there.
MUSIC IN JULY comes from THE C SIDERS https://www.facebook.com/TheCSiders?fref=ts who comprise ROBERT STOREY, the dark heart of the Murphy Foundation in all its guises (Orchestre Murphy, Plain People of England, Miners of Banal, The Nobodies, Murphy No Geisha) and KATHY HULME, (Honkies, Smartbombs, Minute Woman). Both are old enough to know better but the music just won’t let them lie, so their songs tell the dirty truth about love, life and longing.
Accompanying themselves on guitar and keyboard their original songs are dark, witty, romantic and musically curious. On stage live they are unpredictable; stopping songs to argue, perform tonsorial duties or answer the phone, their onstage chemistry fizzes like potassium in water.
Before, after and around the above guests is THE OPEN MIC where you make the evening and introduce yourself so that in later sessions you too can become Talking Rhythm’s featured guest.
The Amersham is opposite New Cross Station and 3/4mins walk from New Cross Gate Station, both five minutes on the Mainline from London Bridge. The Overground also stops at both NX and NX Gate links with East London and Highbury & Islington. The DLR comes to Deptford Bridge. Buses 53, 177 436 & 453 stop either right next to the Amersham coming from Plumstead direction or from town a few minutes walk away.