TALKING RHYTHM | Poetry + Music Open Mic with Guests

05 Dec 19 — 05 Dec 19
Venue: Deptford Does Art
Talking Rhythm is excited to be holding its Christmas Special at Deptford Does Art on Thursday 5th December!

To fire up the beat we welcome the wonderful TREVOR JOHN and his stomping Blue Grass Trio. In his words:

From the soul of the Wandle Delta, come the Longstones. A Furzedown/Balham based trio of Fiddle, pickers and yodellers, where the harmony abides and the grass is always blue. Foot tapping Singalongs and Original tunes.

From the delta to the riverside we are thrilled to be joined by talented local poet diversely described as “sharp, quirky, disarming, deceptively skilful and frequently hilarious”


Lorraine lives in Greenwich and works at The National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. She has published a pamphlet with The Rialto “Bye for Now” (2005) and two collections with Picador, “Furniture” (2009) and “There Will Be No More Nonsense” (2014). [Compelling titles.] She has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize twice for Best Single Poem and Best First Collection; “Furniture” was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize.

I heard her read from “Furniture” in 2012 at what was the Made in Greenwich Gallery, and feel sure we can look forward to a reading tonight that reveals what has been described as the particular gift she has to reveal how much of the everyday is purely surreal”.

Our second main poetry guest is the wonderful


Poet, voice artist, puppeteer (her company so aptly called ‘Suspended Animation’) Gillie will be reading to us from her Second Collection “Lightfalls” published by Live Canon this year; her first Collection “Swimming Through Marble” also published by Live Canon in 2016. She is one of the most prolific and inspired poets I know; writing and creating almost with every breath. Her most recent collection offering poetry that imagines through contemplation, rejoicing, wonder and the pondering of the unanswerable.

There will be more music from regular guests and we are looking forward to an Open Mic that will build the seasonal hearth and stoke our life force with inspiration. Hosted by Bernadette Reed.

Doors Open 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Books and CDs will be available form main guests on the night and entry is by donation of £3-£5.00.