We have an absolutely belting line-up of acts for you at this month’s Bus Driver’s Prayer. Featuring poet, storyteller and magician Nathan Penlington; Kiwi folk duo Amy Grace and Mara Simpson; up-and-coming and rather astonishing poets from the Roundhouse Poetry Collective; and rootsy multi-instrumentalists Eli; and the delightfully perverse Mansour Chow. Hosted by me, Richard Purnell. Jamie remains gallivanting around the indian subcontinent for another month.
Doors at 7.30pm and show starts at 8pm. £4 entry, less for Picturehouse members and concessions
Here’s some more info on the acts:
Described by the Guardian as “an absolute sensation” and we couldn’t agree more. Nathan is a brilliant poet, storyteller, comedian and magician. He’s also an obsessive and will be bringing his new show, Choose Your Own Documentary, to the South Bank soon. www.nathanpenlington.com
Amy Grace & Mara Simpson
Amy brought a quarter to the last Bus Driver and was, quite frankly, thrilling. Here she’s going to be joined by Mara Simpson, a very different, but equally talented, performer, who’s rolling in all the way from New Zealand. http://www.maraandthebushkas.com/
Roundhouse Poetry Collective
This collective brings together the cream of the young spoken word crop. Maria Ferguson, Cecilia Knapp and friends are seriously talented and are very quickly becoming established poets ion the London scene. www.ceciliaanneknapp.tumblr.com
I had the massive pleasure of meeting these guys recently down in Brixton where their folk compositions, love of playing, incredible musicianship, blew me away. www.WeAreEli.co.uk
A man as brilliant as he is perverse; as shadowy as he is stylish; quite possibly he is a man of many aliases, who travels from country to country with nothing but his old-world charm and words of wisdom as passport and currency. A rare opportunity to see Mansour Chow!