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’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 – 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 – August

Bad Language returns to The Castle Hotel for another night of the best spoken word in the North West.

Our headliner for August is Sarah Dobbs. Sarah is the author of Killing Daniel, published by Unthank Books and has appeared in a number of anthologies. She is currently working on her latest novel, Lemonade Girl.

http://sarahjanedobbs.wordpress.com/

Joining her for our open mic sessions are nine of the finest performers of spoken word around:

Trisha Starbrook
Lee Moore
Luke Helly
Adam Baird
Owen Lowery
Leo Cookman
Jasmine Chatfield
LJ Spillaine
Joanna Hope

Your host Dan Carpenter will also be performing.

FREE ENTRY / THE CASTLE HOTEL OLDHAM ST / 19:30 / 28TH AUGUST