The Rainbow Fish Speak Easy is a much beloved spoken word poetry night for Yeovil, with open mic slots available for anyone with an original poem to share. The event, hosted by BBC Somerset poet Liv Torc, is fun, funny, tender and tremendous; with tips for successfully navigating the human condition in all its luminous, ludicrous and lunatic dimensions.
The show comes out of Take Art's 'performance poetry on prescription' Word/Play project, which helps adults with mental health or learning challenges find new ways to talk about their lives. Along with an open mic and a short performance from the latest Word/Play group, each Rainbow Fish Speak Easy features an exciting poetry headliner.
In January we are thrilled to welcome Matt Harvey, writer, poet, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt’s way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships via Saturday Live, the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian. He is host of Radio 4’s Wondermentalist Cabaret, creator of Empath Man, and author of The Hole in the Sum of my Parts, Where Earwigs Dare and Mindless Body Spineless Mind.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an open mic slot or take your chances and just turn up.