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What's On > UTTER! Lutonia 17

Hat Factory Arts Centre

Date: Thursday 7th December, 2017
Time: 20:00 - 22:30
Cost: £5 / £3 Concessions
Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100
Book Online: Buy Tickets

Supported and co-produced by Luton Culture

So, UTTER! Lutonia turns 17 (events) and, like someone who has just turned 17 (years) we are outraged at how unfair and stupid the world seems. It just doesn't understand us, the damn world with all it's sham, drudgery and broken dreams. The damn(ed) world, it just doesn't see how radical kindness, extreme listening and brembracing everyone is a better path than...well, you know...But, like someone who has just turned 17 is learning, UTTER! knows that not everyone is like that, that despite all the stuff bemoaned above it is still a beautiful world. We should still be careful and strive to be happy and spread that happiness, connection and hope. If this is you, see you there with...

Age guidance: 16+

Doors: 7.30pm


Diego Brown and the Good Fairy
Sizzling siblings from N London. Sometimes described as 'The Carpenters on a Lost weekend in Twin Peaks'. They've left a trail of confusion from Austin Texas to Sunderland as they sing their homemade songs. They run London's Clerkenwell ARTSlab and are available for interview panels.

Justine Nathalie Marzack
is an anthropologist and author. She’s a Private Eye, investigating cases without victims or perpetrators. Her favourite method of investigation is to never ask questions, she sits very still, and waits for the clues to start gathering around her. She went undercover for a whole year, following the adventures of an internationally acclaimed rock star, to find out if there were traces of life on tour. She will be sharing some of her finds onstage.

Monkey Poet
has won ten awards over the ten years he's been performing,  including Mervyn Stutter's "Spirit of the fringe" at this year's Edinburgh and drawn comparisons with Bill Hicks, Billy Bragg, George Carlin and Eddie Izzard.

Richard Cabut
Richard Cabut is the (co) editor/writer of the anthology Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night (Zer0 Books, 2017).
His journalism has featured in the NME (pen name Richard North), ZigZag, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, The Big Issue, Time Out, etc. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee 2016 for his fiction. Richard’s plays have been performed at various theatres in London and nationwide, including the Arts Theatre, Covent Garden, London, and the 2017 Milton Keynes Literature Festival. He published the fanzine Kick, and played bass for the punk band Brigandage (LP Pretty Funny Thing – Gung Ho Records, 1986). @richardcabut

Shifa Choudhury
“Female, born and raised in Luton, writing was always my strength but nobody had encouraged me to pursue this until I went back into education as a young adult and my teacher showed me that someone does care about me.  Her faith in me allowed me to start writing and performing and it helped me to stay out of trouble and I haven't looked back since. My writing is deeply rooted in my experiences of violence as a young person.

Aimi Rix
Luton based poet, artist and cultural force! Beautifying underpasses and bringing understanding wherever she appears. The founder (alongside Kelly Seaton and Jamie Newell) of Little Red Creative Studios brings the same vividness in her words as in her images.

Hosted by Lee Nelson
Luton’s own People’s Poet (The Luton News) – BBC commissioned and still working.  Lyrically adept and politically engaged and still entertaining.  Well past 20 and performing across the country for just over 21 years and still alive.  If you haven't perhaps you should . . .

Also featuring the legendary Luton Haiku Pop-Up Bookstall and the super soundtracks of Steve Whiting – bringing intros and intervals to vivid life!