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What's On > The Revolution Will Be Vocalised

Hat Factory Arts Centre

Venue details: Basement Bar
Date: Thursday 17th November, 2016
Time: 20:00 - 22:30
Cost: 6
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Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100

Punk Poetry, now, then and forever. Featuring Attila the Stockbroker, Janine Booth, Tim Wells and Nakiliah Tumaini - hosted by Lee Nelson

In the 40th anniversary year (and month) of the release of 'Anarchy in the UK', UTTER Spoken Word presents an event proving that the spirit of '76 is alive and eternal. The self-empowering D.I.Y. culture that helped to set free the schemes and dreams of a generation is echoed and extended in a powerful spoken word line-up that features some of those original voices of dissent and revolution alongside new, fresh (and local) writers who are here to show that you can't kill an idea and that you'll never silence the voices of truth. Come and listen, be energised and then go out and make your own noise.


Launched into public consciousness by the legendary Radio One DJ John Peel in the early 1980s, performance poet, musician, journalist and political activist Attila the Stockbroker has spent 35 years touring the world. Last September his autobiography 'Arguments Yard' was published by Cherry Red Books. This show takes it to the stage. A mixture of poems, songs and passages from the book. A life in words. Words to make you laugh, cry and seethe with anger, all in one evening.

Tim Wells is made of reggae, lager top, pie and mash and Leyton Orient FC.

Luton local Nakiliah Tumaini has an intense passion for communication, language, reading and poetry - fascinated by how symbols, letters, words, paragraphs become art. Her first poetry recital was at North Finchley Arts Depo, aged 10. A decade later the itch to start creating was back; she never leaves home without a book or journal as interactions with people, emotions and experiences in the world inspire her to write.

Age guidance: 16+

Doors: 7.30pm

Part of the Punk 1976 season

November 2016 marks 40 years since the release of the Sex Pistols' debut single, Anarchy in the UK. To mark the anniversary of the movement, Luton Culture present a short season of Punk events. Punks influence and impact on Luton will be explored, as well as its continuing influence, from fashion to film, politics to identity, and, of course, music.