GUEST EDITOR ALEX TYLER: TOP 5 CHOICES FOR MARCH 2018

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Each month IDEA1 invites a guest editor to choose their top five events for the month; this month was the turn of local Poet, Alex Tyler. 

About Alex:

Alex is a local poet. He has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a number of years, as well as a number of summer festivals, notably Bearded Theory. He also organises and hosts Peterborough’s first poetry slam, Good Shout.

A keen actor, he also treads the boards with Mask Theatre Company and has had roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Jerusalem and most recently played Siward in the company’s production of Dunsinane.

 

Alex’s Top 5 for March:

Since the “Beast from the East” failed to destroy civilisation as we know it, what better way to celebrate our continued survival than by going out and appreciating the culture which has endured the snow apocalypse. Here’s some of the cracking things which are on in March.

1: Peterborough Women’s Festival 2018

The third Peterborough Women’s Festival will take place on the weekend of 10 March 2018. This events theme is ‘Women and the Arts’ and will involve some brilliant theatre, art and music by some of the city’s most talented artists. More information click here.

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2: Write Club 7: March 13, Stoneworks

Teams of poets compete for beer on a theme chosen by the audience which this month is ‘thoughtlessness’. Some fantastic spoken word, always draws a crowd and never fails to entertain. More details here.
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3: Good Shout Slam: March 21, Broadway Theatre

Featuring Mark Grist, Good Shout is Peterborough’s inaugural poetry slam. The premise is this, each poet has 3 minutes to impress the audience. Randomly selected judges will then score them out of 10. Our slammers will compete over the course of two rounds, the winner, will walk away with a humble cash prize and the honour of being Peterborough’s first Slam Champion! Click here for all the info.

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4: Embrace: March 29, Met Lounge

EMBRACE is a new night at the Met Lounge for the people by the people of the LGBTQ community, to get together and enjoy what it is that makes them different and unique. Through drag & cabaret, dance, performance & comedy. Full details here. 

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5: The Fedz: March 30, Brewery Tap

The Fedz are a well-established blues rock ensemble delighted making their third visitation to The Brewery Tap on Good Friday. Bring in the Easter weekend with black suits, hats and dark glasses and  healthy portions of stock-in-trade 60’s soul-vibe. Click here to find out more. 

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