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Event: Heart Beats Bonfire Bonanza

Written by The Reader, 14th October 2010

Heart Beats Bonfire Bonanza!

Saturday 6th November 2010

7.30pm – 11pm


The Gallery Café,
21 Old Ford Road
Bethnal Green, E2 9PL

Nearest tube: Bethnal Green

Join Heart Beats in its new home for the next instalment of poetry and music as the nights draw in and we turn to words to keep us warm. This Bonfire Bonanza will feature mystery and magic, sparklers and apple-bobbing!

With poetry and comedy from:

Nathan Penlington

Nathan fuses poetry, comedy, storytelling, and award winning magic with writing to create a unique form of literary cabaret. He has performed his work on BBC Radio 1, 3, 4, and 6music, and his innovative graphic based poetry has been published in a wide variety of places from The Journal of Experimental Fiction to Peaches Geldof’s magazine Disappear Here.

Camellia Stafford
Camellia was born in Warwickshire. In 2007, tall-lighthouse published her debut pamphlet entitled another pretty colour, another break for air. Her poems appear online for Tate Etc., nthposition and Limelight. Kathryn Gray described her poetry as 'tender, sensuous and perfectly poised'.

Chris McCabe

Chris’ publications are The Hutton Inquiry, Zeppelins (both Salt), and The Borrowed Notebook (Landfill). He has had his play Shad Thames, Broken Wharf performed at The London Word Festival and it has just been published by Penned in the Margins. He lives in Liverpool and works as Joint Librarian of The Poetry Library, London.

And music from

Cakes and Ale

“…a very English Fleet Foxes would be a very lazy way to compliment this… Beautiful playing, fine tunes, simple inviting evocative words… they’ve a sense of fun, a touch of wickedness… Modern life and folk and timeless traditions and everything good here.” The Organ

Hannah Forster

Hannah writes beautiful songs about moths and magpies, the wonder of nature and the magic of love. Her sweet voice and twinkly tunes will delight music fans of a folky persuasion, bringing to mind perhaps a British Joanna Newsom.

Please pass this invitation on! Tickets on the door, more info at our facebook page here

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