New Mersey Poets: Saint Vespaluus
19th October 2021 - 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm£6
Liverpool’s Spoken Word and Poetry scene is at its most exciting and vibrant since the days of the Liverpool Poets back in the late 1960s.
Legendary When Skies Are Grey contributor Saint Vespaluus brings his unique brand of fast-paced verse and brilliant spoken word stories to life at Jimmy’s this autumn.
After curating a season of Spoken Word nights at Calderstones Mansion and appearances at the Baltic Festival and Liverpool Sound City, Saint Vespaluus will be showcasing his world – a land where language is power, but where men are too scared to say ‘Happy Birthday’ and where the dreaded Wind-Up Merchant gets his come-uppance.
It’s a vision of life where electro-pop stars cause unfixable family rifts; where New Romantic demo’s end in weedy violence; where men try so hard to sound ‘Scouse’ that they end up morphing into stereotyped pirates – and where the pastry flakes of motorway service station ‘jumbo’ sausage rolls cause ‘Godfather’-type repercussions. Oh, and the true cost of lost parrots, the dangers of sweary hip-hop Romantic poets – and the whys, wherefores and the philosophy of what actually constitutes being a meff will all be revealed on the night!
There will be full support from some of Liverpool’s most talented Spoken Word performers in what will be an unforgettable night of word and verse.
Janaya Pickett is a Liverpool born history enthusiast with a special interest in Liverpool’s Black history and culture. She has written and performed poetry widely throughout the city, and is currently working with the literary organisation Writing on the Wall, curating a soundscape for their Very Public Art/Mersey Sounds exhibition at the Pier Head. Janaya has a unique poetic voice and is a brilliant live artist.
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