Upcoming gigs

Words are love without borders Mon 23 Feb

Listen Softly London is delighted to announce that the following artists will be appearing at our next show on Monday 23 February at The Crown in Southwark.

Leanne Moden is a poet and performer who is a regular feature at events around the UK, and has performed at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, the Beverley Folk Festival and Bestival on the Isle of Wight. In 2011 Leanne came second in the National Poetry Rivals Slam and in 2012 she reached the semi-finals of the Camden Roundhouse Slam. Leanne also won the regional finals of the Hammer and Tongue Slam, representing Cambridge in the Grand Finals at the Royal Albert Hall in 2014.

Leanne was awarded the title of Fenland Poet Laureate in 2013, with a remit to promote poetry in North Cambridgeshire and support emerging poets in the Fens. After her tenure, she became involved in the running of the competition, and she now works as co-organiser of the Fenland Poet Laureate Programme, working to ensure that poetry is represented in a rural and culturally deprived area.Her second pamphlet ‘liaisons’ was published by Stewed Rhubarb Press in January 2015. Follow Leanne on twitter @crimsonebolg

Alice Furse studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The University of Kent, and was published in two anthologies for the best student work before completing an MA in The Contemporary Novel. Her first novel, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, was published in October 2014 and her short stories have appeared in Litro magazine and Squawkback. She now lives in London with a flatmate called Norbert. Follow Alice on twitter @AliceFurse

Poet and performer Steve Pottinger has gigged the length and breadth of the country, in pubs and clubs, at poetry nights and festivals. But that doesn’t really tell you anything. His influences are many and varied. Today he holds with Lenny Bruce’s belief that the artist is influenced “by every waking moment”, and Adrian Mitchell’s maxim that “most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people”. Tomorrow may be different. He loves words, loves people more, and enjoys poetry which makes him smile, or think, or want to man the barricades. When not standing behind a microphone or in front of an audience, he can often be found down the pub. He hopes you enjoy his work. Follow Steve on twitter @BigStevePoet

Long-time friend of Listen Softly London, poet and screenwriter, Anthony Hett is an emerging writer with a face younger than his years. Having already performed at several highly prestigious venues including the Guildhall, Westminster Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Senate House – as well as Spoken Word evenings throughout England and Wales. Anthony also took a one man show based on his Year31Project up to Edinburgh as part of the Free Fringe 2014 in August 2014. Follow Anthony on twitter @AnthonyHett

Tickets are £3 or £5 and can be booked here.

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