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14nov7:30 pmKirsty Allison & the Children of the Midnight Sun: Poetry & Music / Medal to the floor by 836Part Of Bridlit Fringe Festival

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Bridlit Fringe 2018

Kirsty Allison & the Children of the Midnight Sun: Poetry & Music / Medal to the floor by 836

Date & Time: Wednesday 14 November at 7:30pm

Venue: The Lyric Theatre, 9 Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX

Tickets: £5.00 available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre on 01308 424901 or online

A unique performance of spoken word and music by Kirsty Allison.

Kirsty will be performing her new project “The Children of the Burning Sun” with musician Gil De Ray. She is editor of COLD LIPS (“artistic and fabulous” Dr John Cooper Clarke) and arts editor of DJ Mag. Come and see her “If you want to see what’s coming up on the cutting edge of the zeitgeist” Hardeep Singh Kohli

Kirsty Allison’s explorations into lyricism and poetry began at her Sylvia Plath Fan Club nights in London, and in her “dangerous” confronting and visceral performance, in the lineage of punk poetry, with comparisons to Jock Scot and Jeremy Reed.

Musically she began exploring beats and rhymes in a nouvelle jazz project with Adam Ant and Bow Wow Wow drummer, Dave Barbarossa, in hip-hop with Madison Washington, and DJing with Irvine Welsh and Kris Needs.Musically she explores beats and rhymes, hip-hop and DJ-ing

Her multi-medium artworks generally use text (eg in London’s Tate Gallery) and she has awards for indie-film and broadcasting. Identifying primarily as a writer, she’s been published widely since she was a teenager, and her debut novel, VAGRANT LOVERS will be published by Wrecking Ball Press in 2018.

“proving literary folk are the coolest folk” Time Out

NIKI McCRETTON –

Niki is an award-winning, versatile performer, and a specialist in Physical Theatre. She is the owner of the Lyric Theatre, and Stuff and Nonsense Puppet Company. For this event, she will be appearing in her engaging stand-up comedian persona.

BATANG KALI – “Medal to the Floor”

Batang Kali work closely with members of Veterans for Peace UK. They are a drum and bass duo based in the south west, who produce powerful renditions of true stories. They have worked with, amongst others, Automatic Dlamini, John Parish, PJ Harvey, John Cale, Rob Ellis, Torres, I Have a Tribe and Ex-Boss.

Batang Kali are more than just a band. They are a vehicle for saying war is not the answer to the problems of the 21st century. They play spoken word over their tracks, including the “I will not fight for Queen and Country” speech by ex-Iraq SAS soldier Ben Griffin. Ben is the UK co-ordinator of Veterans for Peace. Medal to the Floor refers to the veterans returning their medals.

The name “Batang Kali” refers to an alleged massacre during the 1948 Malayan Emergency. British troops were accused of killing 24 unarmed villagers. Relatives of the dead have been trying to get an inquiry into the allegations for nearly 70 years.

Time

(Wednesday) 7:30 pm

Location

The Lyric Theatre

Barrack Street, Bridport

Organizer

Box Office01308 424901 Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF

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