Top stars of the poetry performance scene join Thanet talent at The Albion Rooms –owned by band The Libertines – for the Stretched Lips 2 event this month.
The performances on December 15 follow the success of the Stretched Lips debut in October.
The Stretch charity has been delivering arts projects to marginalised groups for almost 16 years and has had a base in Margate for over a year. It.runs arts projects with prisoners, ex-prisoners, homeless, mental health groups and young people in care, making the arts accessible to some of the most vulnerable people in society.
The project has teamed up with Dean Fragile, manager at The Waste Land bar in The Albion Rooms, to bring a ‘phenomenal’ slamming, rapping poetry showcase to the isle. Libertines band member Carl Barratt has suggested it becomes a monthly event at the bar.
This month Lill Warren, known for her directorial film and script writing skills, is dusting down the poetry book to join the event.
Thanet’s Neanderthal Bard, who is Poet in Residence for the national homeless charity Crisis, also takes part. Funded by Arts Council England his workshops and performances across the nation explain and expose the many faces of homelessness.
Emile Sercombe, a poet of surreal performances about furniture, animals, people and the almighty, and Southend’s Sadie Davidson are also on the bill.
Dean Stalham, from Stretch Outsider Gallery, will be MC for the night.
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm through until 10pm. Entry is free.
The Albion Rooms is at 31 Eastern Esplanade, Margate.