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Doubting Dereks: Calamitous Cabaret #6 Free

Friday 18 7.30pmNovember


Ventnor Exchange

11 Church Street
PO38 1SW

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Doubting Dereks: Calamitous Cabaret #6 Free


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A completely free evening of eclectic whimsy. Spoken word, music, performance art, theatre and more. Come and find out what it's all about!

Featuring (so far):

Ian Boyd, all-round good person who will be persuaded to Read a Poem;

Andrew Butcher, Professional Writer and Performer who will be enthralling and intriguing us with some of his very own material;

Caroline Donnellan, one of our more recent additions who will be giving us some of her courageous and incredibly honest verse;

Greg Barnes, accomplished local musician and maker of songs with his own web site, promo videos and everything;

Laura Reid, exceptionally talented musician and song writer who will perform some of her unique material;

Angela Freebrey, who will be less bald but perhaps still ranting and perhaps throwing furniture with her very own brand of tantrum poetry ;

Paul Cowdell, poetry obsessive and collagist who intends to read something brilliantly Long and Serious;

Olly Fry, local maker of drama things who will be trying out some new material. We really like his work;

Dom Kureen, spoken wordsmith, poet, journalist and podcaster who will be both odd and rude to all of the audience at once;

Richard Heaven, multi-talented musician, poet and spoken wordist who will be reading some of his words for us.

John Armstrong, the clapped out cobbler together of these evenings who may combine something insightfully political with a demonstration of the value of Abstraction.

The Dereks are a forlorn troupe of wannabe stadium rockers who mask their disappointment by performing gobbets of their own material in front of complete strangers. They are fortunate to receive full and warm-hearted support from those nice people at the Ventnor Exchange. The hope is to one day be able to play in either Wroxall or Shanklin. But not both.

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