INKY FINGERS OPEN MIC, 8 – 11pm, Tuesday 24th July
Negociants, 45-47 Lothian Street, Edinburgh
The Inky Fingers Open Mic takes place every 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. 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.
This month we’re bringing back for your delight the hugely popular Richard Tyrone Jones, impressario of Utter (****, ThreeWeeks) and owner of a very big heart. He’ll be previewing material from his new show about near-near death from dilated cardiomyopathy, which turns out to be a lot funnier (and even more heart-breaking) that it sounds. ‘Fascinating, sobering, hilarious, and ultimately uplifting’ New Scientist; ‘Masterfully manages the listeners’ mood as it oscillates between laughter and despair. Highly recommended.’ **** Fringe Guru
NOTE: WE’VE MOVED! We’re still part of the amazing Lothian St project, but we’ve moved upstairs to Negociants, where you’ll find a cosier atmosphere, better seats, and good light to read by.