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Thu 7th Feb at 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Book Slam Book Launch
@ The Clapham Grand, London
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Book Slam Book Launch : Dan Rhodes, Katie Bonna, Richard Marsh, Aidan John Moffat, Tim Key, Francesca Beard
Gazumping the horror of Valentine's day, Book Slam has put together a celebration of the mistakes, disappointments and T&Cs of love to launch Dan Rhodes' brilliant new collection of stories, 'Marry Me'.
So far confirmed to join him on stage are Katie Bonna and Richard Marsh, introducing us to 'Dirty Great Love Story', which last year won an Edinburgh Fringe First; plus suitably downbeat music to keep you out of the mood from the exceptional Aiden Moffat, best known as one half of the erstwhile Arab Strap; and terse verse from those averse to what's worse from Book Slam's favourite flaneur, Tim Key.
Remember: investments do go down as well as up and your house may be at risk if you fail to make up repayments on any love secured on your property.
See bookslam.com/ for further information.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Richard is a Fringe First winner, London poetry slam champion and a son. One of the Time Out Cultural hot 100 2012, his play Skittles was broadcast on Radio 4 as Love & Sweets.
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The former Arab Strap member goes solo with a similar blend of indie-folk-electronica.
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A former member of the Cambridge Footlights, he first came to the Fringe with the 2001 Edinburgh show Far Too Happy, which also starred Mark Watson and was nominated for the Perrier award for best newcomer.
He also featured in Alex Horne's best-newcomer nominated Making Fish Laugh in 2003, and is part of the four-man sketch troupe Cowards. His solo Edinburgh debut came in 2004, with the tragic one-man comedy play Luke & Stella, which was made into a Radio 4 series called All Bar Luke.
'This is one art house form-buster who can really give you a good time' (Times)
'In any other sphere apart from comedy, we'd probably class this way of looking at the world as certifiable. Here it feels like genius' (The Daily Telegraph)
'As daring and innovative as it is ridiculously funny... He's a genius, plain and simple' (Time Out).
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Venue: The Clapham Grand
Enquiries: 020 7223 6523
→ Clapham Junction 3 min walk