Open Mic Tue 27th feat. Raymond Antrobus

March 27th, 8-11pm, The Third Door
featuring Raymond Antrobus aand Ariadne Cass-Moran

This month, we’re once more bringing you one of the top spoken word performers around. RAYMOND ANTROBUS is a powerhouse of poetry in London, where he co-organises one of the capital’s top nights, Chill Pill, at the Albany and Soho Theatres. He has performed along side  authors and poets such as Margret Atwood, Lemm Sissay, Polarbear and Inua Ellams, is the International Farrago Slam Champion 2008,  and won Best Performance by a London Poet at the Farrago Zoo Awards 2010. He’s toured Germany, America, South Africa and further afield, and we’re proud to be hosting his first feature in Scotland.

We’re also featuring ARIADNE CASS-MORAN, one of the leading lights of Edinburgh’s Illict Ink storytelling collective and events series. A fantastic writer of plays and short stories, she is the Creative Director of Graphic Scotland, resident compere at Illicit Ink and a storyteller for Black Hart Entertainment. She also co-runs Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, Edinburgh.

The Inky Fingers Open Mic takes place on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from 8-11pm. It’s free to come and free for anyone to perform, regardless of style, experience, or identity. We want to hear from everybody, and we want to support everybody in performing for a friendly audience. We want your poems, your rants, your ballads, your short stories, your diaries, your experimental texts, your heart, your mind, your body. We want the essay on your summer holidays you wrote when you were four, your adolescent haiku, and extracts from your eventually-to-be-completed epic fantasy quadrilogy. We want to hear your best new work as well. And we want people to care about the way words are performed.

As well as the open mic, each night features top performers from the UK and further afield: we bring you the best in poetry, storytelling, fiction, and everything else that involves putting beautiful words in a beautiful order!

Spaces to perform are limited, so please email to reserve a space.