ED2015 Spoken Word ED2015 Three To See ED2015 Week0 Edition

Three To See 2015: Spoken Word Group Efforts

By | Published on Sunday 2 August 2015


Today ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses puts the spotlight on the spoken word programme, this time tipping three team efforts.

Poetry Can F*ck Off (pictured)
I want to make it quite, quite clear from the off that I did not choose this show because it has the F word in the title, because I am very old now, and not that childish. Written by Heathcote Williams and featuring words and lyrics borrowed from the likes of Jim Morrison, Billie Holiday, Sophie Scholl, Martin Luther King, William Blake, Arundhati Roy, Victor Jara, Gil Scott-Heron and Lupe Fiasco, this piece is all about how words can spark revolution, a celebration of those who speak out against tyranny, and is performed by Roy Hutchins, Sameena Zehra, Selina Nwulu, Jonny Fluffypunk and special guests. I think it’s going to be great.
Summerhall, from 14 until 22 Aug

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson
So, er, Carol Ann Duffy is the Poet Laureate. Do I need to say anything else? Well, yes, I do, because otherwise this paragraph will be way too short, but quite honestly, you could have all worked out by yourselves that this collaboration with well known musical talent John Sampson will be brilliant. Duffy will read from her acclaimed body of work, while Sampson will take the audience on a tour of music from the last 500 years, via a collection of modern and period instruments.
The Assembly Rooms, from 7 until 30 Aug

Skeptics On The Fringe
I am pretty sure this isn’t the first time I’ve tipped ‘Skeptics On The Fringe’, and I expect it won’t be the last, unless they all get bored and decide never again to stage a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. If science, reason and critical thinking are your thing, then this is very definitely going to be your thing. And they really got to me this year by talking about ‘Back To The Future’ in the programme blurb. Yes, honestly. I can’t resist references to ‘Back To The Future’. I own the DVD box set.
Banshee Labyrinth, from 8 until 29 Aug

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