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Spoken Word Tour: Scroobius Pip, Kate Tempest, PolarBear
Best known as one half of unlikely chart bothering duo dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Scroobius Pip is a leading light and unmistakable face of the UK's spoken word scene. Having jacked in the role of punk-bass-player for a marginally more stable career in poetry, Scroobius Pip has been proffering his everyman polemics since the mid-2000s.
Performing on street corners or spoken word stages, for queueing gig goers or reverential Jazz audiences, Pip became synonymous with a burgeoning post-millennial scene, bringing an unfailing wit and disarming stage persona to the uncomfortable truths of the day.
'Intelligent rhymes, profanity, political awareness and humour' (BBC Music).
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Kate Tempest is a published playwright, poet and recording artist. Her playwriting credits include Wasted (Paines Plough) Brand New Ancients (BAC) and Glasshouse (Cardboard Citizens). She has written poetry for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Barnado’s, Channel 4 and the BBC. She has worked with Amnesty International to create a schools pack helping secondary school children write their own protest songs.
Kate is two times slam winner at the prestigious Nu-Yorican poetry cafe in New York and she has played all the major UK and European music festivals either solo or with her band Sound Of Rum. Her poetry book/CD/DVD package Everything Speaks In Its Own Way was published on her own imprint Zingaro in 2012.
Kate's Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album, ‘Everybody Down’, was recorded in London and released in May 2014 on Big Dada. Each track on the album correlates with a chapter in her forthcoming debut novel, ‘The Bricks That Built The Houses’.
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Funny and compelling, Polarbear is a 21st century wordsmith with his roots in the rhythms of hip hop and his feet firmly on the ground. A sharp line in storytelling and poems. His work has featured on BBC Radio 1, 3, 4 and 6, and he has performed around the world from Kuala Lumpur to California. He leads writing and performance projects nationally and internationally and can usually be found in the kitchen at house parties.
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Venue: The Duchess
Enquiries: 01904 641 413
→ York 14 min walk