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!

An Announcement

This Wednesday, our usual Bad Language event will mark a sad occasion. Yes, we will have the usual incredible open mic performances, and we have a brilliant headliner in the shape of Emma Lannie, but we will also be saying goodbye to two of our hosts.

Daniel Carpenter and Nici West were two of the co-founders of Bad Language, and later this month they will be upping sticks and moving to the big smoke where they’ll be looking to spread the Bad Language word.

But do not fear, this is not the end of Bad Language in Manchester. Fellow co-founder and host Joe Daly will still be running both the monthly event at The Castle and more events in the city, and not only that but he will be joined by a BRAND NEW HOST who will be joining the Bad Language family for their Manchester endeavours.

But who is this host? Where did they come from?

We’ll be introducing you to them this coming Wednesday, but to keep you guessing, here’s an anagram that just might give you a clue:

‘Lonely Touting’

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A selection of books from performers and headliners over the past three years.

Bad Language in February

Another month, and another Bad Language event is upon us.

This month we have two excellent literary events for you to get involved in.

First up, Bad Language are doing an hour of completely free words at the Royal Exchange as part of their SFX season on Friday 21st February. You can find information on that here.

We also have our regular Bad Language event at The Castle Hotel.

Our headliner for February will be Emma Lannie, who will be reading from her debut collection, ‘Behind a Wardrobe in Atlantis’.

Emma J. Lannie explores extraordinary moments within ordinary lives, that are evocative of fairy tale and myth. A magical collection of short fiction.

“Lannie explores the subtle dislocations that occur within relationships in a clear-eyed prose that is eloquent, graceful, and quiet. These tales occupy a landscape of emotional and physical impacts, of fallible characters longing for a connection but who find themselves at odds with the world, a world often sorrowful and darkly beautiful. Illuminating the fragility of human relationships, these are the sorts of stories we tell ourselves to survive. A truly remarkable first collection, and I can’t wait to see what she does next.” Ray Robinson.

On the open mic will be one of Bad Language’s very own hosts, as well as:

Tony Baxter
Tom Smith
Jackson Gadd
Sue Barnard
Alan Creedon
Stephanie Sabathy
Nadine West
Tom Kwei
Jake Duff

That’s Wednesday February 26th at 19:30. Free entry.

FACEBOOK LINK

Bad Language – September

This month our regular Bad Language event at The Castle welcomes the incredible Tony Walsh to the stage. He’ll be headlining the night and will be accompanied by an amazing line-up of open mic performers including:

Tom Mason
Dave Hartley
David Judge
Dave Viney
James Lawton
Adam Blaize
Geraint Thomas
Thomas Kwei
Jake Kraweckyi

There will be announcements about some brilliant new Bad Language events coming in the next few months, as well as The Castle’s usual array of wonderful drinks.

You can find the Facebook link to the event here

FREE ENTRY / THE CASTLE HOTEL / 25TH SEPTEMBER / 19:30

Bad Language in April

Bad Language returns to The Castle for our amazing April event. Headlining the night will be none other than Rosie Garland, author of The Palace of Curiosities.

Joining her onstage will be some of the finest spoken word performers in the North West.

Anneliese Mackintosh
Dale Lately
Tom Mason
Zach Roddis
Lenni Sanders
Jake Duff
Chris Matthews
Guy Garrud
Rod Tame

I think you’ll agree that, that there is one fine line up of performers!

Join us at 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th of April for the best free spoken word in the city! Please do get down early to secure a seat.

Bad Language in March

Bad Language returns to The Castle hotel on Wednesday 27th March for another night of spoken word, prose and poetry.

Our headline act this month will be Luke Samuel Yates, who will be reading from his pamphlet, ‘The pair of scissors that could cut anything’ published by The Rialto.

We will also be welcoming back our co-host Nici West, who will be performing and on hosting duties.

On the open mic, we’ve got a bevvy of exciting performers both new and returning:

Dale Lately

Mathew P Lomas

Phil Craggs

Dan Holloway

Paul Smethurst

Alan Keogh

Sophie Hall

Adam Baird

Kate Rowan

Facebook link here.

THE CASTLE HOTEL / OLDHAM STREET / 27TH MARCH / FREE ENTRY / 19:30