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Bang Said The Gun - #VAULTFestival2019 

15/03/2019


The Vaults,
Leake Street,
Waterloo,
London,
SE1 7NN

 

Running Time : 1 hour

 

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POETRY FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE POETRY.

 

Poetry pioneers Bang Said The Gun continue their rise as the Best Poetry Night in the UK (voted by the Times) performing at the Vault Festival 2019, having taken their trademark raucous stand-up poetry to the venue last year. The spoken word impresarios will showcase their latest verse on 15th March with a special guest.

 

Started as an antidote to dreary poetry and even drearier poetry nights, co-founders Dan Cockrill and Martin Galton established the spoken word club in a pub in Soho before it transferred to Borough. Since January 2016, the raw, fast-moving and highly-energised night has continued its rise with a completely sold out monthly residency at the Bloomsbury Theatre, various one-off shows including an Underbelly Festival performance and a UK tour. The collective feature a rich mix of new talent and some of the most established names in poetry, with special guests including Roger McGough CBE (BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please presenter), Kate Tempest (Ted Hughes award winner), Tim Key (star of The Alan Partridge Movie),Sir Andrew Motion (ex Poet Laureate),and Hollie McNish (Ted Hughes Winner 2017). Mention TOUR triumphant UK tour

 

Cockrill says: “we have dragged poetry kicking and screaming into the 21st century”
Galton says: “the night is a rollercoaster of emotion... It’s loud and raucous, as political as it’s trivial as serious as its funny”

 

Bang Said The Gun has had 15 films broadcast on Channel 4 and an anthology, Mud Wrestling With Words published with Burning Eye Books. The show has also played to audiences in the North-West with Bang Said The Gun: Manchester and across the Atlantic with Bang Said The Gun: New York. Additional Bang members include Rob Auton (shortlisted for Arts Foundation Spoken Word Award and former Glastonbury poet in residence) and Laurie Bolger (shortlisted for Young Poet Laureate for London and former Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park poet in residence).

 

Poetry pioneers Bang Said The Gun continue their rise as the Best Poetry Night in the UK (voted by the Times) performing at the Vault Festival 2019, having taken their trademark raucous stand-up poetry to the venue last year. The spoken word impresarios will showcase their latest verse on 15th March with a special guest.

 

 

What the press say

A raucous combination of poetry and comedy The Telegraph

Grabs poetry by its shoulders and shakes it until dirty, funny words fall out Kyra Hanson, Londonist

London’s premier spoken word night Wendy Davies, London Le Cool

Like all the best things in life, BSTG is done with belief and passion Phill Jupitus

There has never been a show quite like this before. It’s time is now Murray Lachlan Young

It’s like mud wrestling with words Kate Tempest

Bang Said The Gun is a vortex of energy and enthusiasm Andrew Motion

Showtime

22:35

Pricing

£15.00

Warnings

Suitable for ages 12+



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Venue Details

The Vaults,
Leake Street,
Waterloo,
London,
SE1 7NN



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Patrick Collinson, The Guardian, 29 / 8 / 15


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