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Rainbow Fish Speakeasy - On Zoom!

Starring Liv Torc and Elvis McGonagall

Live on ZOOM - The Rainbow Fish Speakeasy! Back for our forth exciting online Zoom show, with a headline set from the ever hilarious stand-up poet and satirist Elvis McGonagall. Get ready for a fun, funny, tender and tremendous experience; with tips for successfully navigating this weird, scary and isolating time. OPEN TO EVERYONE!

Thursday 15 October @ 7.30pm (100 mins) at your house | £2 (min donation)

Book Online Here

Things the show will include:

  • There will be a headline spot from Elvis McGonagall, Scottish stand-up poet, performer, comedian, publisher, musician and broadcaster. A deftly witty wordsmith, sharp and subversive but not afraid to be plain daft, Elvis has been spitting his scurrilous diatribes against the powers that be since 2003. And look at the state of the world now. So that’s 17 years of futile ranting. He has suffered for his poetry. Now it’s your turn.
  • Liv Torc will host with the power to mute you all at will!
  • Mark Heylar from Take Art will bring the music
  • The Word/Play group will perform 
  • There will be an open mic with spots available for anyone with an original poem to share. (Book with Liv early to get on the bill.)
  • We will be making an audience poem live on the night.   
  • As ever the broken and the beautiful and all their friends are invited. 
  • We ask you to make your own shakers with a Rainbow Fish theme and help us create a special ‘we are all shaking together’ atmosphere.

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. 


In order to help us with our admin, we ask you to book online and make a small donation of a minimum of £2, before we send you the link to the event.

Please email livtorc@yahoo.com to book a slot

How to get there: (RULES OF ZOOM)

  • You will need a desktop computer, tablet or smart phone with built in phone and good internet access. Use a desktop where possible for a better quality experience.  
  • The link to this live Rainbow Fish event will be given to you when you book your ticket.
  • When you have the link click no more than 5 mins before the show is due to start but still give yourself those minutes, so you can download Zoom (if you haven't already) and faff about getting it to work. You will also need to download the Zoom app on tablets and smart phones. 
  • When it gives you the option turn on your computer audio and mic. To turn on picture on desktops go to the little camera at the bottom left of the Zoom screen to activate the video. For tablets and smart phones tap the screen and menu options appear in the middle.
  • Switch your screen to gallery or grid so you can see everyone. Top right desktops, top left tablets/smartphones. Unless you just want to see yourself! (A mirror is also good for this).
  • Turn off your phone and all other audio distractions (such as Netflix or political broadcasts), as we don’t want to hear them. 
  • Make sure we can see you, black boxes without faces are a bit weird online. It’s like you are sitting at a gig in a balaclava. 
  • Only come if you are committed to the success of the event and the safety of everyone involved. Anyone with a different agenda will be bounced.

Remember this special ‘Lock In’ event is for the benefit of all our hearts, souls and mental health!