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Thu 7th Mar at 8:00pm - Midnight
Artfulscribe Presents Mark Grist: Rogue Teacher
@ The Stage Door, Southampton
Featuring: Mark Grist
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Artfulscribe Presents Mark Grist: Rogue Teacher: Mark Grist
"Millions watched an ex-English teacher defeat a teenage grime artist in a rap battle by 'Don't Flop'. But it's a lot more complicated than that. Mark Grist (Dead Poets) has been walking the fine line between stupidity and bravery. Mid-recession, he quit his teaching job to embark on a series of challenges, leading him to become 'an internet sensation' (Sun) and 'unlikely heart-throb' (Guardian). But when teachers expressed concern about having him in to meet the kids, Mark began to wonder if in all the excitement he'd left himself behind. Warning - contains poetry."
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A poet and performer based in Peterborough, where he has been crowned Poet Laureate. His double act with Steve Merchant, Dead Poets, has appeared on BBC 6 Music and was shortlisted for the Wooda Arts Award.
'Grist's heart is engaged and he has a great story to tell' (The Guardian)
'Grist is a passionate, engaging man; it's easy to see why he was such an inspirational teacher, and why he's such a successful performer' (Three Weeks)
'It's a rare thing to find a show so introspective that also believes in something more than itself' (Broadway Baby).
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Venue: The Stage Door
Phone: 02380 710648
→ Southampton Central 8 min walk