Talkers and listeners, writers and readers, illiterate inanimate objects,
we have reached out to all the performers and will shortly be announcing our FULL LINE-UP! In the meantime, here is a small amuse bouche as we prepare for lift off.
COMPERES FOR POETRY&WORDS 2017…..
ROSY CARRICK AND DREADLOCKALIEN!!!
2017 brings these two poetic firebrands back to the happy fields of Glastonbury to [wo]manhandle you through yet another spectacular Poetry & Words line-up, so come out, sit down and shut up, cos this is one charming motherf**ker not to be missed!
Experienced hosts who keep tent dwellers and poetry lovers in the palm of their lyrical hands…we welcome the first of the cracking line-up for this year’s Glasto.
Quick-witted and charismatic, Rosy Carrick has got a PhD in Russian literature and a WTF in 80s beefcake movie obsession. Co-curator of the poetry stage at Port Eliot festival, she also co-hosts the Latitude poetry stage and has been at the helm of the Brighton spoken word scene for the last decade. 2017 brings her back to the happy fields of Glastonbury to [wo]manhandle you through yet another spectacular Poetry & Words line-up, so come out, sit down and shut up, cos this is one charming motherf**ker not to be missed! www.rosycarrick.com
“Clever, funny, quarrelsome, querulous, astonishing!” Sabotage Reviews
“Sardonically witty and often surreal […] Carrick is the person you wanted to hang around with at school – wry, cool, erudite and a bit ribald” – Speaker’s Corner
Dreadlockalien is one of the hardest working artists in the West Midlands. Touring UK venues with his performance poetry and slam sets as well as three plays, Amalgam Jam, Soundclash and Chocolate Wars, Dreadlockalien continues to push the boundaries of live literature. The former Birmingham poet laureate as well as a host of BBC Radio 4 Slam Poetry. Dreadlockalien is also Co-Director of Colour Free Visions Theatre, a founding member of the New October Poets, curator of the ‘Art 4 Social Change’ collection of ethnic art and Co-Director of the UK Schools’ Poetry Slam Championships.
His urban hip-hop dub flow verse delivery of words and concepts address social issues such as citizenship, identity, immigration and Black British experiences. No steel pan and samosa tokenism here; strictly education before entertainment.