Gigs

[I sometimes forget to update this, so for super up-to-date updates, go look at my Facebook page]

NOVEMBER 2016

  1. 26-27 NOVEMBER, SATURDAY-SUNDAYNeon Lights Festival: Rocking Horse Tent:  And Heaven Is A Place Where You Can Never Find Your Cigarettes  (Solo Show)
    –> 26 Nov: 2.15PM-3PM 
    –> 27 Nov: 5.05PM-5.50PM 

OCTOBER 2016 

JANUARY 2016

  • 29 JANUARY, FRIDAY — The Grand Slam: Singapore Story Slam, Esplanade Recital Studio, 8PM
  • 30 JANUARY, SATURDAY —Weirdos Comedy #2, Wallich Bar and Grill, 8PM

PAST GIGS 

DECEMBER 2015 

  • 2 DECEMBER, TUESDAY —  Trade Secrets: with Marc Nair and Tim De Cotta at Singapore: Inside Out
  • 6 DECEMBER, SUNDAY— Solo Show Reading Our Daughters Their Futures, We Can! Arts Fest, Singapore Art Museum

NOVEMBER 2015

  • 5 NOVEMBER, SATURDAY — Market of Experiences, 16D Lorong Ampas, 5PM
  • 19 NOVEMBER, THURSDAY — If Walls Could Talk, Gaslight Cafe, Bukit Damansara, KL, 8PM
  • 21 NOVEMBER, SATURDAY— Poets in Progress Workshop with SPEAK Collective 11 AM
  • 22 NOVEMBER, SUNDAY —If Walls Could Talk, Art for Grabs Fest, Republika Mall, 5PM

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

MAY 2015

  • 7 MAY, THURSDAY —  SPEAK!  at CANVAS CREATIVE SPACE,  20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore 058416, opening for Ben Chow and Deborah Emmanuel

NOVEMBER 2014
SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL FREE EVENTS I WILL BE AT: 

  • 3 NOVEMBER, MONDAY — LOUD MOUTH VOL. 1  CHAPBOOK SOFT LAUNCH
    8.30-9.30PM  SMU CAMPUS GREEN 

    -chapbooks arent’ out yet. but you should come see me, Marc Nair, Ng Yi-Sheng, Jennifer Champion & Charlene Shepherdson perform some kickass poetry
  • 5 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY— OFF-THE PAGE READS: THE BEHOLDER HAS MANY EYES
    630-8.30PM, MOLLEY ROFFEY’S IRISH PUB 
    -I will be performing with up & coming voices from the new Ministry of Noise & Image-Symbol Department poetry writing circles

SEPTEMBER 2014 

27-28 SEPTEMBER, SATURDAY/SUNDAY— LIT-UP FESTIVAL: XPOWERMENT! by the Sekaliwags
Aliwal Arts Centre Hall
27 September 2014 (Saturday) – 5pm – $12
28 September 2014 (Sunday) as part of Zalora Nights 2 – 7.30pm – $25
Tickets here: http://eventnook.com/event/register/32825

In which the Sekaliwags (my spoken word troupe) become Primary School National Education Educators for an hour & try to explore the past present future of Singapore & the importance of Asian Values & Hard Work & Resilience to Children with the help of a trusty time machine…. what could possibly go wrong?!

28 SEPTEMBER, SUNDAY—SPCA WORLD ANIMAL DAY 
4.30PM
United Square Shopping Mall
Basement Atrium

In which I perform poems about responsible pet care, some written by me, some classic ones. Should be a blast!

OCTOBER 2014 

1-5 October—Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Ubud, Bali
-Find out where to find me HERE 

23 October,Thursday—A Certain Sort of Hunger :
7.30PM
Singapore Art Museum

In which a show by Tania de Rozario, Dana Lam, Nabilah Husna, Ad Maloud & myself about female ghosts in Asia, the stories we were told, monstrous feminines and selfies.

PAST GIGS:

AUGUST 2014

1 AUGUST, FRIDAY— CONTRADICTION: TEN YEAR SERIES: THE OPENING EVENT OF INDIGNATION 2014 8PM. The Chamber Room @ The Arts House (Old Parliament Building). Hosted by Becca D’Bus. Ft. Myself, Cyril Wong, Tania De Rozario, Joel Bertrand Tan, Adrianna Tan, Jee Leong Koh, Fikri A, Amanda Tee, Iris Judotter, Ovidia Yu & many more.

DECEMBER [my last week in the UK and hell yeah it will be glorious]

3 December, Tuesday—Hammer and Tongue Hackney December 8PM ft. Simon Munner and Kat Francois. Open Mic Slam.  The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston.

4 December, Wednesday—Platform 65 Poetry Thingy 7PM-9PM ft. myself, Jerrold Yam, Ng Yi-Sheng. Woolfson & Tay Bookshop. 39 Bear Lane, SE1 0UH London

5 December, Thursday— Bang Said the Gun 8PM ft. myself and Matt Harvey The Roebuck, 50 Great Dover Street, SE1 4YG, London

6 December, Friday— Quiltbag Cabaret  8PM. Hosted by Lucy Ayrton. ft. myself, Sasha Rocket, Jessica Law. East Oxford Community Centre 44b Princes Street (Corner of Cowley Road) OX4 1HU Oxford.

7 December, Saturday— Reims European Poetry Slam, Reims, France 

2013

OCTOBER

1 October, Tuesday— Hammer and Tongue Hackney October Edition, ft. Ross Sutherland and Michelle Madsen. Open Mic Slam. The Stag’s Head Pub, 55 Orsman Road, N15RA

8 October, Tuesday— Art Exhibition in conjunction with The Fu Manchu Complex at Ovalhouse Theatre 9.30PM

9 October, Wednesday— Forget What You Heard About Spoken Word (the last one I’m hosting before I move back to Singapore!), ft. Ng Yisheng, Anna Kahn and Rik Poetreeman open mic. 7.30PM, Ryan’s Bar, 181 Stoke Newington High Street

11 October, Friday—7PM: Official  Opening of 195 Mare Street squat 

12 October, Saturday—Cheltenham All-Stars Slam, Cheltenham Literary Festival

14 October, Monday— Camden Hammer and Tongue 2013 Slam Final  7.30PM, Green Note Cafe, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN

17 October, ThursdayOlive Branch Arts Saharawi Fundraiser, Battersea Barge, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 5BP London, United Kingdom, 7.30PM

19 October, Saturday7th Commonword/Cultureword National Black and Asian Writers’ Conference, Manchester. Women in the Spotlight Panel. Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M156JA

AUGUST

MORE THINGS

  • 17 August, SaturdayDemented Eloquence, supporting Mike Garry, 35 Bar, Aberdeen
  • 21 August, Wednesday— Judging Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2013 2nd round semi-finals with Zena Edwards and John Berkavitch
  • 23-26 August Friday-Monday— Tribal Voices, Small World Summer Festival, Headcorn, Kent
  • 28 August, Wednesday— Judging the Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2013 Finals with Zena Edwards and John Berkavitch, The Roundhouse, Camden, London
  • 3 September, Tuesday— Hosting the  Hammer and Tongue Hackney September Edition, The Victoria, Dalston Junction

JUNE

JULY

  • 2 July TuesdayHammer and Tongue Hackney Finals 2013 
  • 8 July, Monday— Moraletry Mondays w/Stephanie Dogfoot Scratch show for Moraletry by Gary from Leeds and Richard Purnell. Plus a short scratch of MY show ‘Foreigner Go Home (With Me)  Take 2: Older, Wiser, Less Crap’.  7.30PM The Three Kings 7 Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0DY London.
  • 10 July WednesdayForget What You Heard July Edition, ft. Catherine Brogan and Monkey Poet  
  • 26-28 July Friday-SundayNozstock Festival Tent of Temporary Thought

MAY

APRIL —I’m the Bang Said the Gun Poet-in-Residence!

  • 11 April, ThursdayBANG SAID THE GUN, featuring Ian Keteku and Salena Godden
  • 16 April, TuesdayPoetry Served @ The Mau Mau Bar 7.30PM
  • 18 April, Thursday—BANG SAID THE GUN, featuring Tim Clare and Tony Walsh
  • 19 April, FridayFarrago Spring Slam & Sonnet Slam 7.30PM RADA Foyer Bar WC1
  • 23 April, MondayOUTSPOKEN 7pM at Star of Kings, 126 York Way, with Angry Sam, James Massiah, Sarah Perry, Tshaka Campbell & Miri Hersh, tickets from 8 pounds: outspokenapril.eventbrite.com
  • 25 April, ThursdayGrizzly Pear #3 supporting Tim Clare at 6.30PM  at Bristol Pear 676 Bristol Road, B29 6BJ Birmingham
  • 26 April, Friday— Hosting Spoken Word at  Student Detainee Support Conference: A Future Without Immigration Detention?, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG 6.30 PM,  featuring Anthony Anaxogorou & poets from Exiled Writers Ink http://sdsconference.wordpress.com

MARCH

  • 5 March, Tuesday—8PM Hammer and Tongue Hackney 8PM, The Victoria, Dalston featuring Adam Kammerling, Femi Martin and Kate Tempest
  • 13 March, Wednesday—7.30PM Forget What You Heard (About Spoken Word) Ryan’s Bar, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16. Featuring Amy Leon, Bridget Minamore and speci James Milton. Hosting with Matt Cummins.
  • 20 March, Wednesday—7PM Kate Walton Presents….I Am Blackbird supporting the amazing Kate Walton, together with Ben Norris and Christian Watson, The 6/8 Kafe, Birmingham.
  • 24 March, Sunday— 4PMish-late  SpaceGirl and Her Cunning Linguists  (probably the coolest-named collective i’ve been part of) featuring: Spacegirl (aka Sian Thomas)  Kate Walton, Christian Watson, YAP, Carl Chamberlain at The Birds Nest, 32 Deptford Church Street, SE8 4RZ London
  • 25 March, Monday— 8.30PM New Crossed Out: Gender Play 5 Juno, 134-135 shoreditch high street, E1 6JE London

FEBRUARY

  • 1 February, Friday—7PM  IMBOLC with SpaceGirl and Friends at the College Art Centre, Marksbury Street, Bristol
  • 4 February, Monday—8PM The a and the e with James Massiah, Common Bar, 323 Old Street, EC1V9LE
  • 13 February, Wednesday— 7.30PM Forget What You Heard About Spoken Word: Take 2! YES ITS HAPPENING AGAIN THIS TIME WITH A BANNER! Ryan’s Bar, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 featuring Hibaq Osman, Jason Pilley, Anthony Fairweather and special guest. Hosting with Matt Cummins.
  • 15 February, Friday — 7.30 PM The Anti-Slam London: Anti-Valentines Day Special (you’ve seen the first now see the WORST! QUENCHER! watch me win at everything forever! with the world’s worst poem!) The Gallery Café, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL
  • 20 February, Wednesday— 8PM hosting the SOAS LGBTQ History Month Open Mic Night

JANUARY

  • 10 January, Thursday—7.30PM New Word Order, The Arts House, Singapore (including a Q&A with the reall cool Singapore poet Marc Nair)
  • 18 January, Friday— 8PM Farrago New Year Slam,RADA Foyer Bar, Malet Street, WC1 (also featuring Anna Chen, Jasmine Cooray, Anthony Fairweather, Dudley Sutton)
  • 24 January, Friday— 7.30PM The Patchwork Club, Slug and Lettuce, 1 Islington Green
    Islington N1 2XH

DECEMBER 

  • 1 December, Friday— 8PM-10PM  Ghosts of Gone Birds: A Flock of Poets, art exhibition about conservation and extinct birds, featuring art inspired by birds and with poetry inspired by art about birds (4 of my favourite things, and just to add a 5th favourite thing, maybe I’ll write  a poem about birds and post-colonialism)  at ONCA – One Network for Conservation and the Arts, 14 St George’s Place, BN1 4GB, Brighton www.ghostsofbirdsgone.com
  • 4 December, Tuesday— 8PM  Hammer and Tongue Hackney Slam with Sam Berkson and Raymond Antrobus (featuring the mind-blowing Sophia Walker and Byron Vincent), The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston, Hackney, E8 3AS
  • 5 December, Wednesday 7.30PMForget What You Heard (About Spoken Word) a poetry night with a rhyming name: my first self-organized poetry night with Matt Cummins at Ryan’s Bar, 181 Stoke Newington High Street, featuring Sophia Walker, Errol McGlashan and David Lee Morgan
  • 7 December, Friday— 8PM  Cirencester Christmas Poetry Slam, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  • 8 December,  Saturday—  performing at the 1st Queer Zine Fest London Space Station Sixty-Five, 373 Kennington Road, SE11 4PS London
  • 28 December, Sunday— 7PM Slutwalk Singapore Retrospective + Open Mic  139 Selegie Road, Singapore, Singapore 188309

NOVEMBER 

  • November 6th, Tuesday — 8PM hosting Hammer and Tongue Hackney with Michelle Madsen (featuring Bohdan Piasecki and Zena Edwards)
  • November 28th, Wednesday— 8PM  Poetry Jam, hosted by the inimitable Errol McGlashan Vibe Gallery N001, The Biscuit Factory,Towerbridge Business Centre, SE16 4DG

OCTOBER 

  • October 2nd, Tuesday 8PM hosting Hammer and Tongue Hackney with Angry Sam, [featuring Mystro and the  ludicrous Rob Auton] at The Victoria Pub, 451 Queensbridge Road  London, Greater London E8 3AS
  • October 2nd, Tuesday7PM Positive Change Arts Fundraiser, Mango Landing, Brixton
  • October 5th, Friday 7.30PM featuring at the Farrago Autumn Slam, RADA Foyer Bar, Malet Street, WC1 [alongside Katie Bonna, Rachel Pantechnicon, Jasmine Cooray and Donald Chegwin & Dudley Sutton]
  • October 12th, Friday— 8PM Lyric Hammersmith Fly West, hosted by Elliot Daley, Lyric Theatre
  • October 13th, Saturday3PM Occupy London Global Noise Demo, St Paul’s Cathedral (maybe there’ll be a samba band)
  • October 13th, Saturday9PM House of Brag, the London Queer Social Centre Grand Opening, Kennington, London
  • October 30th, Tuesday8PM Fundraiser for Education in Pakistan The Sandbar, Manchester
  • October 31st, Wednesday— hosting the Temporary Autonomous Arts Spoken Word Night, Some Kind of  Anarchic Halloween Poetry Sockhop with an open mic with more amazing poets than your body has room for  www.randomartists.org

SEPTEMBER 

  • September 1-2, weekend — Waveform Electronic Music Festival, North Taunton, Somerset with the Earth Angels
  • September 4th, Tuesday— Hackney Hammer and Tongue Slam Finals 
  • September 6th, Thursday— 7PM Bus Driver’s Prayer, supporting Richard Purnell and Gary from Leeds, Hackney Attic
  • September 15-16th, weekendOver The Moon Festival, near Polegate, Sussex with the Space Girl Poetry Salon
  • September 21st, Friday—  8PM  Haringay Migrant Support Centre Fundraiser, John Vianney Church Hall 86 West Green Road, N15 3QL  [my first gig in a chuch! MY CHURCH! and in Harringay! some of my uni friends living in Harringay and the Catholic Workers in Harringay are setting up a drop-in centre for migrants in North London. Expect political stuff, lots of material from my show.]
  • September 22nd, Saturday— 2PM (ish) Slutwalk 2012  Rally, Trafalgar Square  [maybe there will even be a samba band]
  • September 25th Tuesday— 7.30PM hosting the School of Oriental and African Studies Freshers Week Spoken Word Night/ Launch of SOAS Spoken Word Society, Junior Common Room, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square  London, Greater London WC1H 0XG  [featuring myself, Matt Cummins and Errol McGlashan + open mic, hopefully this will turn into a monthly affair, open to the public and freaking free]

AUGUST

  • August 18th and 21st— 2.50PM Allographic: Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret with Fay Roberts, the Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
  • August 20-26— 12 PM Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival, Peter Buckley Hill’s Spoken Word section, the whole 50 minutes show ‘Foreigner Go Home (with me)’ http://freefringe.org.uk/ The Royal Oak
JULY

MARCH

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