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Punk/Poetry/Peace : Kirsty Allison - the Children of the Midnight Sun/Niki McCretton - Stand Up/ Batang Kali - Medal to the Floor

  • The Lyric Theatre 9 Barrack Street Bridport, England, DT6 United Kingdom (map)

Unique performances of spoken word and music.

Kirsty Allison - The Children of the Burning Sun is the new music project from editor of COLD LIPS (“artistic and fabulous” Dr John Cooper Clarke), and arts editor of DJ Mag, with musician Gil De Ray. 

Kirsty Allison’s explorations into lyricism and poetry began at her Sylvia Plath Fan Club nights in London, and in her “dangerous” confronting and visceral performance, in the lineage of punk poetry, with comparisons to Jock Scot and Jeremy Reed.

Musically she began exploring beats and rhymes in a nouvelle jazz project with Adam Ant and Bow Wow Wow drummer, Dave Barbarossa, in hip-hop with Madison Washington, and DJing with Irvine Welsh and Kris Needs.

Kirsty’s debut novel, VAGRANT LOVERS will be published by Wrecking Ball Press in 2018.

Niki McCretton is an award-winning solo stage performer who is now exploring stand up comedy. Her work has been described as:
"A deeply comic and sometimes surreal performance… breathtaking" Three Weeks

She is also the director of ‘A Load of Stuff and Nonsense’ theatre company, and the owner of tonight’s exotic venue, the Lyric Theatre, which she describes as a ‘lab for experimental performance.’

Batang Kali work closely with members of Veterans for Peace UK to produce powerful renditions of true stories. They are a drum and bass duo based from the south west, who have worked with, amongst others: Automatic Dlamini, John Parish, PJ Harvey, John Cale, Rob Ellis, Torres, I Have a Tribe and Ex-Boss.