Poetry and Poppadums – Simon Mole [Thurs 25 Sep]
Following a fantastic series of live readings over the summer season, Poetry and Paella is back, albeit with a slight name change to reflect the great and varied cuisine now being offered in the newly revamped Kabaret @ Karamel. Poetry and Poppadums will continue to furnish the Karamel stage with a lively mixture of spoken word from such amazing names as the ferocious Kat Francois, and philosophical comedy mastermind, Simon Munnery. Last season also brought about a visit from the children’s laureate and all around creative powerhouse Michael Rosen, along with his band, the formidable Dulce Tones. Fingers crossed we’ll be able to get them back in again this time around for another brilliant evening of jazzed up performance poetry that takes in Rosen’s inimitable sense of fun, and keen interest in the politics that shape the city.
The autumn series will be kicked off with fast rising star of spoken word and theatre; Simon Mole, on September 25th. Since completing his tenure as official Poet for the London borough of Brent, the writer and sometime rapper has been very busy, developing a theatre show, No More Worries, which is currently being previewed to audiences around the country. Simon’s previous one man show, Indiana Jones and the Empty Chair, was an ambitious and well-received tale of fantasy colliding with reality that incorporated work from young writers engaged by the poet throughout its run, and No More Worries seems set to be just as impactful. He’ll be joined by a fantastic list of guests, each bringing their unique take on spoken word to the Poetry and Poppadum party.
Comical, moving, insightful, challenging; no two performances are the same.
Free entry – Thursday 25th September – Doors at 7pm
Kabaret @ Karamel – Chocolate Factory 2. 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green London, N22 6UJ