chronicle: March 2010

In a long-overdue return to that fine Deptford boozer, The Bird’s Nest, trombone poetry was delighted to share the shenanigans with Zolan Quobble, Emile Sercombe and Schmill, the trombone being propelled into action by some thrash track spun by MC Elwell.

We tried writing poems to order, the ballpoints poking through soggy paper in Telegraph Hill Park, but were soon forced to shelter in a church for the Telegraph Hill Festival’s Poet Relay. Dan Maitland and, of course, the unstoppable “Jazzman” John Clarke were among the damp but productive team of poets who later read out their spontaneous verse upstairs at The Telegraph pub, another handy venue for south London readings and whatnot.

The Blowpipes went Out East to serve up haiku, Kojo No Tsuki and Leader of the Pack at Matsu Restaurant & Bar for Dave Garside’s Stripped Back Sunday. Live music seems to be thriving, and well-fed, in Mile End. Mata ne!

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Wednesday 7 April 20:00

The Blowpipes + Stefano Kalonaris & Andy Woolf + Dog Eat Dog Biscuit

aLIVISM

The Others
6-8 Manor Road
Stoke Newington
London
N16 5SA

admission: £5/£4

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Monday 12 April 20:00

trombone poetry + standards/originals with jazz rhythm section

MYCENAE HOUSE

90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath
London
SE3 7SE

admission: £5/£3

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Sunday 18 April 20:00

trombone poetry + 1224 Project: Dylan Kay, guitar / Leslee Booth , bass / David Bouet, drums

THE RAM JAM CLUB

The Grey Horse
46 Richmond Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT2 5EE

admission: £5/£3

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