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Southern Maltings / Events / Fri 12 Oct 2018

Matt Abbot Poet - Two Little Ducks Tour

Matt Abbot Poet - Two Little Ducks Tour

Matt Abbott was volunteering at the Calais Jungle refugee camp when his native Wakefield voted 66% Leave. Why did so many working-class communities like his support Brexit so strongly? How can the UK ignore a humanitarian crisis just 22 miles from Dover? And does anything ever actually change for people like Maria?

This is a powerful, personal and political spoken word show from one of UK poetry’s rising stars. He channels the human side of politics to look at national identity, preconceptions, class and anti-establishment anger. Poetic flair and storytelling, with a unique insight into the summer that changed everything.

Doors 7pm. Show start 7.30pm.

First half: Matt Nicholson – Poet and Geneviève Walsh: Poet.

Interval: 8.15-8:30pm.

Second half: ‘Two Little Ducks’ (finish 9.30pm).

Press reviews for last summer’s Edinburgh Fringe run at Underbelly Cowgate:

★★★★★
The New European
★★★★★
Broadway Baby
★★★★
The Wee Review
★★★★
The Theatre Guide

“An artist with something to say, who knows how to say it” The Scotsman
“Classy; he talks politics from the heart & with humour” The Morning Star
Rated as ‘Highly Recommended’ by FringeReview

Matt Abbott is a spoken word artist and activist from Wakefield. After a spell fronting indie act Skint & Demoralised from 2007-2013, he has since gone on to establish himself as one of the UK’s leading political poets. This is his first full-length show.

This tour is part-funded with support from Arts Council England

For more information visit http://www.southernmaltings.co.uk/event/matt-abbott/

Event Location

Southern Maltings

Kibes Lane
Ware
Hertfordshire
SG12 7BS

Telephone: 07864 941 546
Email: bookings@southernmaltings.co.uk
Website: http://www.southernmaltings.co.uk/event/matt-abbott/

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