Bad Language @QuietManDave special

Bad Language. Featuring friends of @QuietManDave plus our brilliant open mic

In February, we’re putting on a special Bad Language in memory of a man who was a regular face on the spoken word scene, Dave Murray a.k.a. @QuietManDave.

Our headline spot month will be taken up by friends of Quiet Man Dave, including Tania Hershman and Kate Feld, judges of the brand new QMD Prize writing competition set up in Dave’s honour.

Bad Language is a pay-what-you-feel event. This month, all audience donations will go towards QMD Prize sponsored entries, which make prize entry available for those who might not otherwise be able to take part.

We’ll have our usual fabulous open mic, of course. You can sign up for a four-minute spot of story or poetry from February 10th (and no earlier – them’s the rules!). First-come, first-served, and we reserve half of our ten spots for BL newcomers. All you need to do is email openmic@badlanguagemcr.com. Full open mic details here.

Come and be part of this very special Bad Language!

Here are our open mic names. Step forward Amanda Steele, Andy N, Anna Percy, Antonia Fusaro, Emma Roy-Williams, Lisa O’Hare, Nadia Purcell, Sam Smith, Sarah Jasmon and Ste Brown!


About QuietManDave:

Dave Murray entertained and informed many through his blog http://www.quietmandave.co.uk. He was a keen theatre critic, performed poetry at open mic sessions and loved flash fiction. He embraced writing relatively late in life but did so with a passion.

About the QMD Prize (details here):

The QuietManDave Prize, named in honour of his memory and achievements, will seek to enable and promote new writing. The QuietManDave Prize has been supported through the generosity of family and friends of Dave.


Wednesday 26 February 2020, 7.30pm at Gullivers, Oldham Street, Manchester. Admission: pay what you feel  – all donations pay for QMD Prize sponsored entries. Venue details here. Join our Facebook event here.

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