Jawbreaker by Mike Watts Book Launch – Monday 29 June 2015
A new collection of poems by Hull author Mike Watts will be launched at Pave Bar on Princes Avenue, Hull on Monday 29 June 2015.
From the author of Coming to a Street Near You and Day and Night in the Damaged Goods Factory comes Jawbreaker.
His third book in five years, Jawbreaker is the brand new collection from the forthright Hull writer, who has entertained the crowds on stages large and small, up and down the country.
Intrigued after seeing a poem left in an old typewriter, the young Mike was inspired to write. By dedicating his third title, Jawbreaker to Michael Ponsonby, a Hull trawlerman and the owner of that typewriter, the Hull author is paying homage to where it all began.
'Times are hard and Mike Watts' poetry is a mirror for them,' Helen Mort 'Expect tales of madness joy, beauty and belligerence all delivered with Mike's trademark grit and passion. These poems are as real as the street outside and twice as exhilarating' Russ Litten
Musical support comes from internationally renowned singer/songwriter Astrid Williamson whose sublime sixth album; We Go To Dream is out on 31st July.
The book launch takes place from 8pm at Pave Bar on Princes Avenue in Hull, where Mike will be reading new work from Jawbreaker, published by Paul Gibson, plus old favourites from his earlier collections.
Admission is Free.
Copies of Jawbreaker by Mike Watts will be on sale at the launch and in the local authors section in Waterstones, Hull.
News, Arts - Jo Ashbridge 'Going Places' TURN Prize Winner 2014
In April this year, Jo Ashbridge a dancer from Hull, won the Turn Prize 2014 in Manchester with her multimedia performance piece, Going Places. Dividing her time between the North West and Hull, Jo curates and organises Danza!: the annual showcase of Contemporary Dance staged in Hull.
News, Arts - Help Yourself To An XXXL Dance Show
The Non Applicables invite you to an XXXL night on Friday 11th July 2014 at Fruit on Humber Street in Hull. The dance artists Sian Myers and Fenella Ryan, are known for their crossover work that comments on contemporary culture and societies' trends as they say 'in a straight-talking and humourous way'.
Since forming in 2011, Non Applicables have showcased work at
News, Arts - Why It Will Be Church For Me In September By Michelle Dee
This September Holy Trinity Church are to showcase and celebrate Hull's creative talent in a three week long festival of events and performances. Read about the modest photographer who has been inspired by the musicians in the city to give something back.
I think I first met him hovering in a doorway in St. Johns at Tuesday at the Tap open mic night. Then he popped up all over my newsfeed sharing
News, Arts - True Grit Poetry Cycle - Young Poets Wanted
From Bettys tea shops to the Hull docks, from the North Yorkshire Moors to the Cow and Calf Rocks, from Leeds’ urban bustle to Sheffield’s steel and tussle....Yorkshire voices will be live and direct to the camera as part of Yorkshire Festival 2014 and everybody has the chance to be one of them.
The True Grit Poetry Cycle is a series of ten short digital films showcasing some of Yorkshire’s most exciting poetic voices.
News, Arts - Participants Wanted for Portrait Project
Artist/Photographer Darren Rogers is looking for members of the public to get involved in an artistic project that explores the idea of the portrait picture. The Hull artist is often to be found capturing the energy and essence of live music performance, as he photographs musicians at gigs across the city.
Coming of age during the Brit Pop collision with Brit Art, the young artist was caught in the youthful energy
News, Arts - Local Theatre Group Looking For Community Play Participants
Open Umbrella Theatre's latest play needs you! That is if you are aged between 16 and 100 and work or live in The Hessle Road area. The theatre is searching for participants for The Event; a new community play on Hessle Road.
The play will be created by local writer James Brigden and members of the community. The content will focus on an honest portrayal of what Hessle Road is today