Uncut Poets with Mark Haworth-Booth and Frances Corkey Thompson at Exeter Phoenix on Thursday 31st March 2016 at 7.30pm
Uncut Poets returns to Exeter Phoenix, albeit in an unfamiliar space. We’ll be meeting in The Workshop, which really has been a workshop hitherto and is located on the ground floor, to be reached by going to the left both of the box office and the downstairs toilets. When last seen the space was in the throes of being cleared out, and while likely to be empty (apart from seats) may still resemble an abstract expressionist’s lumber room – a suitably edgy space in which to welcome two of North Devon’s finest (and Uncut regulars); Mark Haworth-Booth and Frances Corkey Thompson.
Mark’s career in museums led to his appointment to the post of Senior Curator of Photographs at the V&A; he was the first Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of the Arts London. His ‘Wild track: poems with pictures by friends’ was published by Trace Editions in 2005. Frances, formerly Lecturer at North Devon College, recently charmed and moved Exeter Poetry Festival audiences with a reading from ‘Wild Gooseberries of Hailung” (Indigo Dreams 2015), a collection chronicling her pilgrimage to parts of Manchuria where her father had worked as a missionary.
The evening will be compered by Alasdair Paterson and Liz Adams and there will be 10 x 5-minute open mic spots, to be allocated on a first come, first serve basis on application to Alasdair on the Facebook event page, by email (email@example.com) or mobile (07783 734523). Those reserves who came along last month but didn’t get a chance to read will have priority, but they need to confirm. Admission is still only £5 (£3 concessions and open mic) and of course there is a handy bar. There are also windows… Start time 7.30pm on 31st March.
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