Unbelievably I AM POETRY MODE landed a number of spoken word stars including – Oh Standfast ( 2012 Live Canon International Poetry Competition, Shortlisted poet), Freewheelin’ Troubadour, (Dion Power, image above), Talia Randall, Jack Underwood (Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London) to name but a few who have had their work published. Added to this poetic short flims and a lairy open mic session you have one of the best spoken word events this year. A packed house at the Hackney Picturehouse – thoughts provoked and emotionally tweaked, laughed and whooped through the three hours of grade A spoken word.
From Jack Underwood: “When I think about pushing your pram by the pond, all the dogs off their leads, nothing between us and the dark weedy water, I drown you. I’m sorry”
To Uncle Errol: “Fighting to free Africa! I swear if it wasn’t for this frik’n sciatica, I’d be there with you one hundred percent, but my doctor’s note says I can’t be kip’n in no tent!”
If you’d like to see a few clips from the evening head to Yellobric’s YouTube Channel.
Yellobric would like to thank the artists not just for an incredible evening but for their interest in our cause, many of the artists are already involved in causes of a similar nature.
Read a review by the UK Theatre Network here! Special thanks to Kate Williamson of Short Sighted Cinema for organizing the event as well as our sponsors MILK, The Old Vic and Hackney Picturehouse for providing the venue for free! Thanks also to Gem Ahmet (presenter), Meat Fruit Films for producing high quality video of the event and Alexander Brunacci for some great images.