Babble Gum – Number 27

Tuesday 15th January 2019



BABBLE GUM! A cornucopia of spoken word, music and comedy all taking place in the gorgeous Cumberland Arms.

Doors 7.00pm. Starts 7.30pm

Hosted by Marie Lightman

Entry £3

MIDGE RYALL spends her life writing things down then crossing them out. What’s left is a befuddling muddle of worries about the destruction of youth culture, her millennial self-obsession, and the resurgence of Craig David’s top 40 career.

RICHARD ATKINSON is one of the few people the same age as Dr.Who but does not look it. He was taught by nuns at an early age and learned to read very late. His first full-length poetry book “Two full stops from gravity” came out in 1684 and is jokingly referred to as “Two full stops from the gravy”. His next smaller poetry chapbook “Fat Lemons” came out a few years ago and can be got from New York’s Underground books website and has been described as a sexual odyssey of sorts but not licorice all sorts. His most recent poetry chapbook “Accidental Street Love” came out in November last year and is also sold by Underground books.

LOUISE YOUNG is a comedian with a warmth on stage that engages the audience from the off. Her laid-back style gives way to a high rate of wonderfully crafted, razor-sharp jokes that have built up her reputation as a strong comic presence.

‘Louise Young is dynamite! Intelligent and street smart, she wins the entire room over with wonderfully written jokes, a spellbinding stage presence and the timing of a 20-year pro.’
(Punch Drunk Comedy)

RORY BARRY has only ever sang in the shower, or after a few beverages. He found an old acoustic guitar in his garage last year and taught himself how to play. Somehow this has led to doing both in front of people, which he is still quite puzzled by. Listen to this short, queer, trans nerd sing about everything from incubi to Instagram, because he hasn’t worked out how to write serious songs yet.

Also featuring anything goes OPEN MIC!
Tech by Luke Bevan and Stephen Oxjam.