If you are a new writer in Cumbria looking for a chance to air your work, or you want to come along and see some fresh performances this Open Mic event is made for you!
Unfortunate Event #1
That’s right: poetry, music, fiction, and a little bit of film. Oh, and did we mention the bar?
When? Saturday 4th October, 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Where? Penrith Old Fire Station
Bridge Lane, Penrith, CA11 8HY
Poetry from Kareem Parkins Brown (We paid for him to come up from London!)
Fiction from Stephen Redman (We paid for him to come from Carlisle.)
Film from Richie Johnston (He’s coming on his skateboard from round the corner…)
Live music, open mic and a bar
How much? Pay to get out.
(It’s pay what you like as you leave – so you give us whatever you think the event was worth.)
This is the official launch night of Rabbit Rabbit (rabbit): our new young writer development programme, funded by Arts Council England and managed by Eden Arts. Come along to find out what it’s all about, to read out some of your own writing, or just to sit back with a drink and soak up some great performances.
Got some writing you’d like to share? Prose? Poetry? Anything else? Bring it along.
You’ll be able to sign up to read or perform on the night. Each person will get a maximum of 3 minutes to showcase their stuff.
If you’re a musician and would like to play as part of the open mic, there will be a mic for vocals, but the rest of the music has to be accoustic. Just one song, and we don’t want your set-up to be longer than your performance – so no wheeling in your grand piano, please! (Drop us an email if you’ve got any questions.)