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Sunday 26th June 2022

Lit Sync Poetry Cabaret - Bristol Pride 2022

— The Old Market Assembly
An evening of poetry cabaret hosted by Tom Marshman and Caleb Parkin, as drag artists and poets take the stage to queer the canon.
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“It’s the long overdue camping-up of the literary canon with a 20th century queer-vision as T. S Eliot + more lipsync to Shakespeare and Rudyard Kipling. Expect cabaret performance of the highest order as straight dead poets clash with drag culture from beyond the grave. ”
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This event will now be taking place on June 26th as part of Bristol Pride 2022.

Old Market Assembly. 20:00 - 21:00pm. £5.

An evening of poetry cabaret hosted by Tom Marshman and Bristol City Poet Caleb Parkin, as drag artists and poets take the stage to queer the canon through recorded poetry and performance.

LGBTQ+ performers select recorded poems from archives to lip-sync to, adding their own spin to the text and voice. Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’ gets the camping up it surely needs, while Shakespeare’s codpiece goes rogue. Expect the teasing out of queer subtexts: those poems you were made to learn in school, but out on the town with a bit of slap on. Followed by a DJ set and tunes til late.

There’ll also be an OPEN MIC: bring your own recording and outfits to get your lit-sync on! (To sign up, you must purchase an Open Mic Ticket at checkout)

Part of Lyra - Bristol Poetry Festival 2022.

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