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Hammer & Tongue Cambridge featuring Mark Gwynne Jones and Alison Brumfitt

11th May 2011   19:30 - 22:30

The Emperor, 21 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1NW

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Time again for another round of the Cambridge Hammer & Tongue 2010-2011 season...

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This is your chance to become part of the spoken word slam brilliance that has graced this here fair city for over a year, in the warm and wonderful surroundings of fabulous venue The Emperor. Sign up as one of the eight to compete for a place in the Regional Final, or just dive in and soak up the atmosphere and talent on display. And some great beer.
Doors open at 7:30pm; entry is a paltry £5 full price, an even more paltry £3.50 for concessions, and a ludicrous £2 for slammers. Find us on Facebook. Get in touch on cambridge@hammerandtongue.com or 07904 488009
Mark Gwynne Jones is a poet who works in film, on stage, in print and with music. During his travels Mark has sold poetry to the CIA, won The National Trust Poetry Competition and thrice won the Buxton Festival Fringe. He currently tours with The Psychicbread providing an unforgettable show of music and poetry.

Mark Gwynne Jones

An engaging and energetic performer, he is well known for surreal, mind-altering poetry with an almost music hall edge. Mixing humour and poignancy with great skill he keenly observes the alien qualities inherent but unnoticed in the world around us. It's contagious, gritty and sometimes startlingly sensitive.

Imagine something like shamanic wordplay and surrealist humour that gets you closer to the truth by taking your mind sideways to somewhere that seems somehow very familiar, as seen from a startling new angle. But don't just take our word for it, here's what some other people have to say:


‘Inspired... one of the most accomplished performance poets in the land...drawing the audience into a world where things are not quite what they seem' The Guardian


‘I always stipulate that who ever is on with me hasn't got to be any good - this one got past me - I don't know how, but heads will roll.' John Cooper Clarke





 Beautiful, powerful, moving and incredibly funny - sometimes all at the same time - don't miss this chance to see Mark Gwynne Jones solo at Hammer & Tongue.  Find out more at http://www.psychicbread.org

Alison Brumfitt

And he'll be  warmly supported by the elegantly funny, quirky poetical stylings of festival favourite Alison Brumfitt

FInd out more at http://www.alisonbrumfitt.co.uk/

Hosted by Alex Iamb and Fay Roberts.

"The best live poetry is to be found at The Hammer & Tongue slams"
(The Sunday Times)

A poetry slam is a live democratic poetry competition where random members of the audience are made judges giving scores to a series of 3 minute spoken word performances with an Olympic-style score system.



"Hammer & Tongue have reinvented the medium for the hip hop generation"
(The Guardian)