Theatre and book reviews by Janice Dempsey
... as the old song says ... OK it was June... and it was bustin' out ... but our series of poetry events in Guildford is in full Pop at the moment with three shows in the the week between 9th to 15th July, two of them Firsts.
Last Wednesday was one of the Firsts - Pop Up Poetry was asked to collaborate with Apples and Snakes (South East) on Wordplay, a spoken word cabaret at the Bellerby Room in G-Live, part of the Guildford Fringe Festival for the first time. We were proud to present four of our own stars, Anna Kahn (who performs regularly on London stages), Louise Etheridge and Eddie Chauncy (Guildford poets) and Dónall Dempsey, poet and host of our events at the Bar des Arts. Apples and Snakes provided acts by Anna Freeman and Adam Kammerling for the second half of the show. Everyone had an amazing evening.
We were lucky to have Elizabeth Molineux, an ace photographer, at the show, and I'll hand you over to her blog - she says it all, with wonderful pictures too, Here's the link: http://www.elizabethmolineux.com/ and here are some of her photos, with her kind permission.