Saturday 28th August 7pm
The Black Box
General – This event is free
Venue is wheelchair accessible. Contact us if you have access requirements.
Booking essential. This event will require social distancing.
Indian tales with a contemporary twist!
Tongue Tied & Twisted is a storytelling show with a theatrical twist. Blasting Indian storytelling into the 21st century: by combining the talents of international performer and storyteller Peter Chand live on stage with UK music producer PKCtheFirst.
The show celebrates the art of live storytelling, by presenting a unique blend of Urban Hip Hop and classical South Asian sounds combined with traditional Indian Punjabi folk tales. The performance features a selection of the folk tales retold in English, accompanied by an original music score and live DJ mixing.
Hollie McNish: Slug Tour
The Black Box
Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose live readings are not to be missed. Expect strong language and adult content ribbon wrapped in poetry and chat as Hollie reads from her new collection: Slug…and other things I’ve been told to hate.
Hollie is a writer based between Cambridge and Glasgow. She has published four poetry collections Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum, Slug, one play Offside and one poetic memoir Nobody Told Me, of which the Scotsman suggested “The world needs this book”. She was the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios.
Her poems have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish and Japanese and she has performed them worldwide alongside the likes of Irvine Welsh, Kae Tempest, Jackie Kay, Helen Pankhurst and Young Fathers. Her new title – Slug: and other things I’ve been told to hate – is published in May 2021 with Fleet, Hachette, available now to pre-order.
As well as live readings, Hollie is a big fan of online accessibility – her poetry videos have attracted millions of viewings worldwide.
From Finnish mermaids and soppy otters to Kellogg’s anti-masturbation pants, Slug is a book that holds a mirror up to the world, past and present, through Hollie’s driving, funny and beautiful words. A blend of poetry, memoir and short story, Slug is an absolutely joyful read about the human condition: from birth to death and her attempt to manage the tangle in-between.
‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we’ve grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes’
Doors 1.45pm | Unreserved Seating
Tickets also available from: Visit Belfast | 028 90 246 609
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