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The Jam: a cultural compote

7.30pm. £5

The Arts Bar & Café once more opens its doors and invites you to sample The Jam: a night of live music, stand up, performance poetry, new writing and a few other tasty treats from the artists of London Town…

This season's specialties come as fruity concoction of poets and comedians including Prudence Chamberlain, Jarred McGinnis, Phil Hooks, Dan Simpson, Sophie Robinson, Ed Eales-White of Clever Peter, Nathan Williams, Superbard and sketch-duo McNeil and Pamphilon.

Prudence Chamberlain:
After recently reading at the Carnival of Feminist Cultural Activism in Leeds, poet Prudence Chamberlain returns to The Jam with a selection of works focusing on transient moments of urban existence.
Jarred McGinnis:

Most recently, Jarred McGinnis's fiction has appeared in PANK, Atticus Review, Litro and commissioned for BBC Radio 4. He is the co-founder of London's literary variety night, The Special Relationship. He is
Sophie Robinson:

As well as being the current Poet in Residence at the V&A Museum, Sophie has featured in a range of anthologies as well as creating her first book Les Figues publishd in 2009.

Ed Eales-White:

1/4 of sketch group Clever Peter (BBC Radio 4 series arrives in May) performs some solo character creations.
''This is comedy with a heart''
Buxton Review
''Have you thought about teaching?''
His Mum

Nathan Dean Williams
 ‘'A filthy, twisted Alan Bennett for the jilted generation’'
''Compelling… glorious…poetic. For those who find a perverse delight in the darkest depths of human nature, you're going to love it'' 
???? SPOONFED 2011
''Sheer comedic joy…perfectly served by the taut brilliance of the writing''
????? BROADWAY BABY 2010
Superbard is a writer, performer and musician who has been performing his multimedia shows since 2010, with appearances on Newsnight, Radio 4, and The Jeremy Vine Show.
**** ''funny, intelligent, clever and  inspiring''
**** ''perfectly pitched; the script is funny and inventively surreal.''
Three Weeks

McNeil and Pamphilon:

Sketch comedy from the 2011 Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Finalists!
***** “Face-achingly Funny”
Three Weeks
**** “This duo are destined for great things”


Date and time

15 March 2012

Please note
This is now a past event.


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