Well luckily it’s nothing to do with farmyards just the first of the new season of poets, innovative spoken word and open micers doing their thing. Pighog now taken over by Red Hen continues to thrive. Michaela Ridgway, ready to greet everyone with warmth and humour, introduced us to the first four open micers followed by a set from the talented Bernadette Cremlin
Kicking off the evening the open micers. absorbing poetry in different styles.
Bernadette Cremlin in good form, doing two sets, one at the beginning and one at the end. Pithy as well as thoughtful, a popular Brighton performance poet.
Innovative as always at Pighog, next on the bill is Xelis De Toro a prize winning Galian with an intriguing performance of words, sound and mime. Spell binding to watch and listen to, at times tender and at others hilarious. A winner.
Another set of open micers with one poem each kept up a lively pace for the evening.
Alas called away due to uncxpected circumstances I missed some of the open micers and sadly the last of the star turns, in the person of Gary Goodman. He was the founder of ‘Everyone’s Got to be Somewhere’ with Ben Graham and Anthony Murphy. I know I missed a real treat. Lucky people who saw him in full flow and who, I am told drunk the bar dry.
Don’t miss next month’s Pighog/Red Hen event – last Thursday of the month as usual. Just £5 to get in (£4 concessions) at the Red Roaster Coffee House. Doors Open at 7.45 See you there.