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MATT ABBOTT POET – TWO LITTLE DUCKS @ Hepworth Village Hall

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MATT ABBOTT POET – TWO LITTLE DUCKS @ Hepworth Village Hall

11th November 2017 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

£10

Following a critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Fringe, Matt Abbott – “Two Little Duck” returns for a quartet of shows in November. From bingo halls and council estates to hand-built homes in the Calais Jungle, Abbott uses visceral storytelling and linguistic flair to present this personal and political spoken word theatre show.

On 23 June 2016, Abbott’s native city voted 66% in favour of Brexit. Either side of the referendum, he was volunteering at a refugee camp just 22 miles from UK shores. Reflecting on the deep-rooted reasons behind the working-class Leave vote, whilst recounting his eye-opening experience of the Jungle, the show is sewn together with kitchen-sink realism, and the fictionalised story of Maria.

One of the rising stars on the UKs spoken word scene, Matt Abbott is a unique and engaging performer. Having shared a stage with names including Jeremy Corbyn, Paul Weller, Sara Pascoe, Ken Loach and Sleaford Mods in 2016, he is rapidly establishing himself as one of the leading political poets of his generation.

Using empathy and observation, “Two Little Ducks” explores the chaos behind Brexit, and the complex relationship with national identity. Challenging preconceptions with several twists, this is poetry for the underdog which pulls no punches. Humorous and harrowing, celebratory and confrontational; a vital poetic journey for 2017.

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Date:
11th November 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£10
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Holmfirth Arts Festival Team
Email:
hello@holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk
Website:
http://www.holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk/

Venue

Hepworth Village Hall (Official)
Towngate, Hepworth
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1TE United Kingdom
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