Wednesday 16 January 2013

The Cursive Crowd Spoken Word News

The Cursive Crowd is a company set up by Deanna Rodger and Rosie Knight. Its primary ambition is to showcase all the wonderful projects we are involved in and love.
Anyone can be in The Cursive Crowd providing they are actively promoting the ferocious beauty that is Spoken Word and everything it touches which is, more or less, everything!!

So here is the news and upcoming goodness for the next three months:


With a three course menu of the best performers and an appetiser (open mic) section for all those who fancy performing for three minutes, this event is the perfect way to spend your Friday night.  Set up by Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger it is now a monthly event running in London and Brighton. Check out our fabulous new flyers for all the information you'll need (designed by the clearly awesome Ben Connors).

Dean and Deanna are honoured to be part of the Know More Festival on February 10th. This festival is set up by TwentysomethingLondon, the coolest place to check out what to do in London. Click and discover!

Chill Pill: A Mellow Night of Music and Spoken Word. Set up by Mr GeeRaymond AntrobusDeanna RodgerSimon Mole and Adam Kammerling. This year we will be reaching even further...

Friday 1st February Chill Pill heads up to Shropshire to deliver a Chill Pill night of entertainment featuring the buffness of Martyna Baker.
Wednesday 13th February Chill Pill needs all of your support for a new venture at the Roundhouse Camden - Chill Pill Connects
hursday 28th February Chill Pill is back at The Albany, Deptford. Headliners are David J and Ross Sutherland Book now 


A collective of different voices and perspectives: Deanna RodgerDean AttaSean Mahoney, Bridget Minamore, Lara Zade, Paul Cree, Justice Lyric, Belinda Zhawi

Our first collective album 'RED' is out on iTunes Buy now Watch promo video here 

“When artists are excited, energetic, open and really talented it's inspiring.
When those same artists collaborate as a collective and strive to push each other and themselves it's just plain amazing.
Rubix are easily the most exciting group of writer performers I've ever come across. Bar none.”
Polarbear - Spoken Word Artist and Theatre Maker


'Poetry with Purpose'
We are Bridget MinamoreChimene SuleymanDeanna RodgerDean AttaHollie McNish and Sabrina Mahfouz

This year we have an album and will be performing later on in the year stay tuned for more news


At the moment I am in rehearsals for a new play called 'The Mumblars'. Written by the super cool Charlie Dark, it will debut at the Arts Depot Theatre in Finchley and transfer to The Albany on 3rd Sunday. It's a 4+ show so bring any kiddies you happen to have.

Poetry performance wise, I have a fair few gigs so do come and join me at any or all of the following events:
Carib2UKJazz Verse JukeboxOutspoken

At the end of last year I was lead for the Anthony Anaxagorou's poetry video 'The Master Revenge'

I have also recorded a track for Benin City's album which will be out later this year. Here is me in their 'Baby' video

Other great news is that poetry album 'Heavy Poetting and a Little Peace' featuring myself, Raymond Antrobus, John Hegley, Benjamin Zephiniah plus many others, is out and available for purchase. All proceeds go to St Joseph's Hospice. For more information please email

and The Rhyming Thunder Anthology featuring some of the best Spoken word poets, is out and available to purchase.

Oh and, I am extremely excited to be Ideastap's January member of the month. I am a massive fan of the site and recommend it to everyone interested in creative arts and collaboration. I have applied for many briefs and funding pots, most recently The Sky Arts Ignition Futures Fund with The Cursive Crowd so fingers crossed I am successful....
The member of the month article isn't out yet but keep your eyes peeled for it!!!
Dates for the Diary

9/01/13 - 
13/01/13 - Jazz Verse Jukebox
18/01/13 - Brighton Come Rhyme With Me
22/01/13 - 
25/01/13 - London Come Rhyme With Me
27/01/13 - The Mumblars Arts Depot

3/02/13 - The Mumblars The Albany
10/02/13 - 
Know More Festival
13/02/13 - Chill Pill Connects
15/02/13 - Brighton Come Rhyme With Me 
28/02/13 - London Come Rhyme With Me

8/03/13 - Simon Moles mum's event for International Women's Day Brighton
9/03/13 - Inua Ellams RAP Party 

Well thats all from The Cursive Crowd at the moment!
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Source: The Cursive Crowd Newsletter

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