Introducing the new Bad Language co-host

On Wednesday we bid farewell to Dan and Nici, who have been co-hosting Bad Language events for three years. They’ll be stepping down from the monthly Manchester events to run things on a national level.

We introduced you all to our brand new co-host, Fat Roland, who wrote this lovely blog about what he wants to do with the events.

If you want to see the full announcement again, here it is!

Bad Language’s Third Birthday

Three years is a long time, so come on down to The Castle on the 27th November and celebrate with us! There will be cake! There will be ale! There will also be words (probably).

We’re properly excited to announce the line-up for Bad Language’s third birthday. It’s a selection of some of the best performers we’ve had on stage in our three years at The Castle, so we hope you enjoy it.

Dave Hartley
Jackie Hagan
Jo Bell
Abi Hynes
Fat Roland
Trisha Starbrook

Your three hosts, Joe Daly, Nici West and Daniel Carpenter will also be reading some of their own work throughout the night.

27TH NOVEMBER / THE CASTLE HOTEL / FREE ENTRY / 19:30

Bad Language in February

Bad Language is back this February on Wednesday 27th. Headlining the night is debut novelist Sarah Butler, author of “Ten Things I Learned About Love”. Heart-wrenching and life-affirming, this is a unique story of love lost and found, of rootlessness and homecoming and the power of the ties that bind.

‘Heartbreaking and hopeful, Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love criss-crosses London in a search for fathers and daughters, family and home. For anyone who has ever wondered where they belong, or to whom they belong, the answer can be found within Sarah Butler’s tender debut novel’ Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of The Language of Flowers

‘A very enjoyable read . . . subtle and clever’ Clare Morrall, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour.

As well as her, we have a bevvy of amazing spoken word performers

Lee Moore
Feargus Roulston
Geriant Thomas
Jake Kraweckyj
David Judge
Richard Hirst
Steve Garside
Fat Roland
Dave Hartley

That’s The Castle Hotel, from 7:30pm on 27/02. FREE ENTRY.