Wed, 10 Nov|
Wordmakers & Silence Breakers featuring Sam J Grudgings
A collection of wandering wordsmiths, vagabond verbalisers and rhyming rebels. Working as workshop facilitators, bards, fools and muses. We aim to break the silence with something at least equally profound. Wordmakers spoken word showcase is back at a new venue and will running monthly.
Time & Location
10 Nov 2021, 19:00 – 22:00
Boscombe, 643 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4AP, UK
About the Event
SAM J. GRUDGINGS
Sam J Grudgings is a poet perpetually on the edge of collapse. Shortlisted for the Outspoken Poetry Prize in performance in 2020 he is renowned for his frenetic delivery & whirlwind stage presence. His work combines visceral, surreal storytelling with frank gutter honesty & dark gallows humour. He yells poems about loss, rehabilitation, fighting god & haunted people because it's cheaper than therapy & less physically taxing than porno. If he invites you to join a cult, it’s because he sees more than just a sacrifice in you.
He has toured the country with Button Poets, supported Dizraeli & Punk bands, delivering his weird explorations into addiction & the complicity of privilege in explosions of flailing arms, off brand hypnotism & cheap magic tricks. A frequent collaborator with artists of all mediums, he has appeared on pop punk albums, alongside dancers, in art galleries & in haunted churches pushing the boundaries of performance & inviting you along for the wild ride. Currently experimenting further with new forms of performance using cinematic projections of strange esoteric footage & weird soundscapes, look at him shimmer...watch him dance. You. Must. Not. Look. Away.
His debut collection “The Bible II” is due out with Verve Poetry Press in 2021, & can be pre-ordered here:
Sam runs workshops on performance as well as campaigning for the recognition of lived experience in professional & academic circles & better understanding of addiction. He endeavours to bring poetry to everyone, by collaboration efforts with musicians, dancers, artists & initiatives in local communities.