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Scribal Gathering

Scribal Gathering

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Scribal Gathering

at Cafe.Bar.Contemporary

04 Aug 2010

7.00pm to 10.30pm

Café Bar Contemporary in association with Left Lion are pleased to present Scribal Gathering – the first of what is hoped to be a bi monthly gathering of writers, poets, performers with some music on the side. With readings and performances from the up and coming and many local favorites the gathering will also include some amusing distractions with an open mic spot, poetry bingo with literary prizes and news from other writers groups in the region.

Just think of Scribal Gathering as a kind of literary variety show, giving glimpses into a wide variety of acts relating to the written word with a band and a bit of fun thrown in for good measures.

Click more for details of the full evening's programme.

The evening's programme includes:

7.15pm - Introductions

7.25pm - Joe Coghlan
Joe Coghlan is a performance poet and a member of Derbyshire outfit ‘Hello Hubmarine’. His powerful and emotional beat style poem ‘15th December’ is about a young boy who saves a man from committing suicide on a bridge.

7.40pm - Rachael Pennell
Rachel Pennell runs Lucky Fin Productions and gives voice to women written out of history. She will be performing a scene from one of her current plays Chocolateria Hysteria. As France explodes into bloody revolution, Pauline Leon trades in the world's most seductive substance - chocolate. A compelling and imaginative tale of four women and their struggle for love and liberty.

7.55pm - Al Needham, May contain Notts
Al Needham needs little introduction to Nottingham folk. The author of sex blog of the year ‘Todger Talk’ will be giving his very unique view of local life. He is the Editor at LeftLion magazine, alright duckeh…

8.20pm - Open mic

8.50pm - Poetry Bingo
Poetry Bingo is your chance to win the latest books by local authors and publishers so steal your nana’s big red marker pen or better still, bring her down with you and learn how to call out in style.

9.05 pm - WORD!
WORD! Is a Leicester event run by Lydia Towsey and Pam Thompson. They’ll be bringing some of their crew down to give you a taste of other wordy events going on in the East Midlands.

9.45 pm - Hhymn
Hhymn are quite simply the best band in Nottingham and have sponsored our literature podcasts Write Lion with their beautiful alternative folk tunes. Expect violins, trumpets, mandolins and a vocal that will melt you to the floor.

To hear our Write Lion literature podcasts please see

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