The Thunderbolt was heaving for tonight’s Word of Mouth. For about 50% of the audience it was there first time, and what a treat they had.
Last minute guest Mr A started of proceedings with a slightly different take on Victorian feminine manners than normally reported. His manner and dress suited the style and manner of his reading. Mr A is a performer who we will be hearing more from.
Emma Newman read beautifully. Initially nervous, she warmed into the atmosphere of The Thunderbolt and read from her collection of short stories and the introduction to her teen novel “20 Years Later”. Her stories captivated the audience, the intensity, passion and detail were wonderfully portrayed in her voice. Her tales had a darker and more evil side to them than her public image. She is an active writer reading and promoting her work around the country, do catch her if she is reading near you.
Angie Belcher is a talented poet and comedian, living round the corner from the pub she was more at home here than most of our guests. Funny, crude and incredibly charming she wowed what was her home audience. Angie’s encore had the crowd whooping and cheering.
The Word of Mouth audience enjoyed the evening immensely and all the evening’s writers found new fans.
Met with Byron today at the Cantina and planned Word of Mouth at BOV if it all comes to fruition 2012 will be a great year for Word of Mouth.
We want to push what we’ve done this year further and bring back some old favourites.
We will be spending January getting the programme finalised look out for the flyers and check here for future notifications.
Wednesday, 4 January
We are pleased to kick start 2012 with stalwart of the Bristol writing scene Louise Gethin and acoustic, country indie band Furlined.
Louise Gethin writes short stories influenced by love and death and anything in between. Bristol-based and bred, she has written a number of pieces that capture the flavour of city, including Ship’s Diary and Night Out. She is a co-founding member of the Bristol Writers Group and was included in this year’s anthology Hidden Bristol with her story Heaven’s Below. Her writing ambition is to publish her collection of short stories Anecdotes of Love and Death.
Peerless songs, rich vocals and lush, swooning cello define Furlined, a Bristol-based band formed in 2007 by singer-songwriter Neil Crossley and cellist Tegan Everett.
In 2008 the band released their debut album Love Comes In Canisters, which attracted much acclaim in publications such as Billboard, Clash and Rock ‘n’ Reel.
That same year, the duo recruited bassist Graham Dalzell and drummer Greg White into their ranks, and the subsequent four-piece have since blossomed into a powerful and magnetic live act.
In March 2012, Furlined will release their second album Win A Dream Wedding, and undertake a UK tour and press/radio campaign to promote the new release.
Bristol Old Vic was rocked by two great performers in the intimate Basement Studio.
Luke Kennard and Tom Phillips performed sets that covered a wide range of styles swerving past haiku.
The evening started in blistering style with host, Byron Vincent, recounting his experience of his recent stay in one of Bristol’s finest establishments for nutters.
A great evening was had by all.
Word of Mouth and Bristol Old Vic presents
Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You
by Molly Naylor
support Jon Fluffypunk
8.00 pm, Monday 17th October
Bristol Old Vic
Box Office: 0117 987 7877
Britain is booming and Molly moves to London from deepest Cornwall full of naive dreams, high hopes and on a quest to make her life just like the movies. Then on 7/7/2005, she finds herself on a tube blown up by terrorists and her life is forced to take a different direction. Funny, frank and poetic; this is the true story of what happened next and how we put things back together after they’ve been blown apart.
Molly Naylor is a writer and performer. Her first solo show, Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010 to critical acclaim and is touring nationally throughout 2011. She has adapted the show for radio and it will air on BBC Radio 4 this year. Molly has written for the Independent and her poems have been featured on BBC Radio and in publications including The Rialto, the Londonist and Pen Pusher. She has performed at a variety of festivals and events worldwide. Her first book – an illustrated text of her live show – is available from Nasty Little Press.