Bad Language with Ralph Dartford: Recovery Songs

Ralph Dartford presents a brand-new spoken word story about England, people trafficking, addiction, the causes of addiction, and the recovery from its destructive forces.

Written and performed by A Firm of Poets founder, Ralph Dartford, and based on his own true experience of addiction. An unflinching, sometimes funny confessional that might change your mind about everything you thought you knew about addiction.

Ralph’s work has appeared in the Guardian, Pulp Faction, Stirring (US), Word Life and London Territories amongst many other publications. His first volume of poetry, ‘Cigarettes, Beer and Love’ received wide acclaim, and his second, ‘Recovery Songs will be published in autumn 2019.

Support for this gig comes from the wonderful Lewis Harlock, Bad Language regular, an imminent star of the Greater Manchester Fringe, and “an artist who is daring and deserves to be listened to” (Louder than War).

Book your ticket here.

‘Praise for Recovery Songs:~
A brilliantly written piece most writers push themselves to imagine but delivered with the grinding wide eyed sincerity of genuine first-hand experience.’ Thick Richard
‘Great support.’ Kate Tempest
‘This is proper, visceral stuff about real life. Poetry for the rest of us.’ Luke Wright

Thursday 23 May 2019,7.30pm. The Castle, Oldham Street, Manchester. Advance ticket donation: £5. Venue details here.  Join the Facebook event here.

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