Monday, January 25, 2016

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, 7:30pm Wednesday 17 February inside the Phoenix Pub

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM THAT GIVES YOU A STAGE, A MICROPHONE, AND TWO MINUTES WITH NO MUSIC NO PROPS AND YOUR ORIGINAL MATERIAL FOR FIRST PRIZES.

Yes, that’s right, THE POETRY SLAM, and BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! wants you! It wants you to give it your words, your arm waving, your pointing finger masses yearning to be free. Free from the bonds of your hips and knees, free of your mouth, free of having to wash the dishes after dinner and take out the garbage!

And for this special February event of BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! we bring you the feature act Shahed Sharify, the visual odyssey Max Sees Max, and the launch of Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah Double A Side.

This is what Shahed Sharify had to say for himself when asked for his 100 word bio!

‘BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is proud to present 3 time AVO violator, Shahed Sharify. Shahed is well known to Federal Police as a petty criminal and local vagrant. Having graduated High School in 2015, he celebrated his 35th birthday by drunkenly trying to call Barack Obama, but he got the number wrong and reached the organiser of BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! who thought he was hilarious. Shahed is a regular at comedy festivals around the country, and has performed amongst other comedians such James from Weetangera and Tim ‘the human weasel’ Hussein. You will definitely laugh.’

This is what Max Barkers says on the website of his project Max Sees Max:

‘My name is Max. Everything else should be pretty self explanatory.’

And from the creative team behind Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah Double A Side we have this artistic statement:

‘The result of a musical pact/challenge, each original song is about (and named after) JEFF BUCKLEY'S HALLELUJAH. Two original songs named after a cover. Maybe not the cover version you need, but the one you deserve.’

So join BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, The Master of Conflict, The Score Adder, The Sacrificial Poet and all the feature acts in the Phoenix Pub for BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!!

BRING YOUR WORDS, BRING YOU, BRING YOUR FAVOURITE PET.

And remember 2 minutes, no music, no props, your original material- unless you’re a rebel rule-breaker for whom rules mean nothing.

7:30PM SIGN UP
8PM SLAM START

11:30PM SLAM END

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Pascalle Burton at the Salt Room

The Salt Room will be back in the Gorman Main Hall in March. From the November 2015 edition, here is Pascalle Burton with her poem, Coating the Walls with Stories.



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! - 1930HOURS WEDNESDAY 20/01/2016 PHOENIX PUB

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM THAT GIVES YOU TWO MINUTES AT THE MICROPHONE WITH NO PROPS NO MUSIC YOUR ORIGINAL MATERIAL WITH AN AUDIENCE SOUND BAR TOILETS REFRIDGERATION AND STAGE ALL FOR 1 ST PRIZES

AND BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! WANTS YOU ON STAGE IN THE PHOENIX PUB FOR THE POETRY SLAM
AND REFRIDERATION
BECAUSE REFRIDERATION IS THE BEST
AND SO MANY FIRST PRIZES
POETRY SLAM
REFRIDERATION
And because it’s January we have two feature acts

Feature ACT ONE: Rafe Morris
Rafe Morris
‘Rafe shares his positive and unique perspective of life through lyrically rich songs, and invites you to travel the full spectrum from laugh-out-loud funny to those that somehow manage to be as poignant as they are gently amusing.’

Feature Act TWO: Deborah Emmanuel
Deborah Emmanuel, image by Victoria Siew Pei Ling
‘Deborah Emmanuel is a Singaporean writer, musician and actor. Her theatre and television work has been with companies such as TheatreWorks and Disney. Her poetry has featured at things like TEDx Singapore, The Singapore Writers Festival and the Queensland Poetry Festival. Her first collection When I Giggle In My Sleep was published by Red Wheelbarrow Books early 2015. Her second book Rebel Rites is non-fiction about her year in Singapore prison. It will launch end 2015.

THIS IS BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! AND YOU SHOULD BE THERE SO


Join the Master of Conflict the Score Adder Andrew Gayland and the Sacrificial poet insider the Phoenix Pub. Sign(-)up from 7:30pm poetry slam at 8pm prizes glory feature acts and remember no props no music and your original material.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Adam Hadley, live at the Salt Room

This is piece is from Adam Hadley, recorded live at the Salt Room on 20 November 2015. The Salt Room is run by BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! in partnership with the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.

To give you some background this is the blurb we have for our event during 2016, ‘If I have to have a poem, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.’ BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! in partnership with the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres brings you the Salt Room, the national capital showcase of the finest territory, interstate and international writers and performers. 


The next edition of the Salt Room will be part of Noted on Friday 18 March, and the next BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is 20 January at the Phoenix Pub.