BANG SAID THE GUN POETRY EVENINGS
An evening of Stand-up POETRY... Like mud wrestling, with words ...
Every Thursday evening at 8 pm at the Roebuck, 50 Great Dover Street, SE1
Price £5. TNRA members £4.
Each week featuring guest artists (see the calendar for details).
Plus - The World Famous ‘Tequila Shot Open Mic Spot.’ Win your own slot at the next Bang Said The Gun.
And All The Bang Said The Gun Regulars:
Daniel Cockrill - Martin Galton - Rob Auton - Peter Hayhoe
Bang Said The Gun – stand up poetry and delicious animation for people who don’t necessarily sleep under duvets made from poetry books. And even if you do sleep with your copy of Poetry Review then don’t worry, let’s all snuggle up together and have a great big Bang Said The Gun Pyjama Party.
What they’ve been saying:
"... Bang Said the Gun is simply the best Poetry Night I've been part of. I
want to show it to all Spoken Word hosts and say, Look, this is how it can
be." - Matt Harvey
"Pure poetry gold - awesome quality performances, brilliant atmosphere,
funky music and animations and one of the best nights we've been to in the
last two years. All this and they manage to do it every week!" - Write Out
"This is the way Poetry Evenings should go. Fuck me, this is more like it!"
- Elvis McGonagall
"Last night's show was brilliant. I mean stupendously so. I have never had
so much fun. Incredible job to have been able to create not just a vibe,
but a look, a sound, a style, an aesthetic, so simply - entirely it's own
amongst all the live shows - is just stunning..." Inua Ellams, Poet, The
"One of the best performance poetry clubs I've performed at in the last 20
years" - Attila The Stockbroker
"Comprehensively the best poetry gig I have ever been to... The finest
portrayal of how performance poetry should be..." - PopShot Magazine
"Bang Said the Gun - The Death of Poetry!" - Oxford University
"Bang Said the Gun - The Re-Birth of Poetry!" - Cambridge University
"If all poetry jams were like Bang Said The Gun I'd probably write more.
Bang Said the Gun wins the School of Dark poetry gig of the year. Had an
amazing night. Inspired." - Charlie Dark
"Brash, boisterous and seriously entertaining...sooner or later.... the
wider population will cotton on to just how much fun poetry can be. In the
meantime, Bang Said The Gun is one of the strongest soldiers fighting the
good fight." - Dan Frost, South London Press
"Bang Said The Gun is the night you want to play if you're a spoken-word
artist. Wicked night". - Polar Bear
"Bang Said The Gun is the best poetry night in London. Don't believe me?
Go on Thursday and check it out for yourself." - Nathan Penlington
"Bang is a lesson on how it should be done!" - Niall O'Sullivan
"A truly cracking night... If poetry nights were all like this, no one would
watch TV!" - Shane Solanki
"Bang Said The Gun - a shoot-out at the OK Corral of Stand-Up Poetry.
Aim, fire, bullseye!" - Elvis McGonagall
"Another blues-bustingly awesome night of bangin’ word-magicry!! I really
almost didn’t come, and I’m highly glad that I did. Both friends that came
had an equally amazing time. And it was so brilliant to be part of Raw Meat
– the buzz in the room was so totally tangible (almost edible, in fact) that
I didn't even get the chance to get nervous beforehand – I was way too busy
whooping and shaking and stocking up on glo-sticks! Almost lastly, but
absolutely the polar opposite of leastly, the Round House Collective and
Polar Bear were just every single shade of flippin’ mind-blowingly
excellent. That last performer from the Collective almost made me stand up
and scream ‘preach it’ a number of times. Just so awesome. Finally – to the
Bang crew – kudos ad nauseum. See you next time!” - Wasi Daniju (Audience
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