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13/12/2017 – Poetry Island Performance Poetry ftr Jackie Juno & Nick Degg

23213490_10159481382840514_3542075893387405052_oIan Beech will be delighted to host & perform alongside a full cast of talented performance poets from across the South West plus star headliners, Jackie Juno & Nick Degg.

Still seats available. To reserve seats, please email ianbeechpoetry@btinternet.com or contact Ian’s mobile 07866-181384 £6.00 entry.

Jackie Juno has performed her poetry at festivals, cabarets, nightclubs, fayres, schools, churches, weddings, funerals, birthday parties & on the street!

She has won several poetry slams, including the official Glastonbury Festival Poetry Slam 2017, Green Gathering 2016, Plymouth Lit Fest Slam 2017 & Poetry Island Slam 2017!

She runs a monthly poetry open mic in Totnes called Outspoken! (also running the same evening in Chagford) & Shine, an open mic poetry, comedy & music evening in Bovey Tracey, as well as organising, compèring & performing at HOOT! Cabarets in various venues around the southwest & at festivals.

Jackie holds the title Grand Bard of Exeter (until 2019) & has several poetry booklets published: THIS MUCH I KNOW (2014); HISTORY’S WHISPERS (2011); OUTSPOKEN! (2009); & micro-booklets Nursery Rhymes for Troubled Times, Fruity, & Vegetabley.

She also writes poetry on commission, runs poetry & creative writing workshops & is performing a new multi-media solo show, SPELLBOUND – Being the True Tale of a Reluctant Witch Unable to Escape her Destiny.

“Congratulations to Jackie Juno for winning last night … – one of the most mesmerising artists we have seen”. Glas-Denbury Festival about Plymouth Lit Fest Slam

“Aye, she’s a good ‘un, our Jackie – witchy ‘n wonder-full!” Susan Taylor

Nick Degg is a Poet from Stoke on Trent, a former Sportsman, Musician and Fanzine Editor who looks at life through Prose tinted spectacles.

He is a Multi Slam Finalist and occasional Winner, his style is mostly Comedic, with subjects such as Crisps, Friendly Bananas, People called Cyril and Clumsy Mice, but some of his work describes the struggles of his native City, and the Social aspects experienced during a life growing up surrounded by Unemployment, Poverty and Violence.

Nick has been Performing for two and a half years, starting off at Slams and the established Poetry nights, but now feels equally at home playing Music venues and Comedy Clubs. He has recently teamed up with Stoke Poetry Legend, the “Trent Vale Poet” as a Double Act called “The Men they couldn’t Twang” who play around the Midlands and the North West, hitting unsuspecting audiences with Rapid fire Poetry and tales of unsavoury Characters.

Nick used to play Guitar in an Indie band called “Hey Red Bus” but now prefers to play the Toblerone whilst listening to Prefab Sprout.

Nick has a Wife of 29 years, Andrea, Daughter Claudia, Son Alfie and 3 cats, which including the Dining table, means that he is responsible for 24 legs.

Audience reaction to Nick:

“You can make people laugh and cry in the same poem.”

“Good stuff Nick, it’s one of those things that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, especially when you do it live”. In response to “I come from a town”

Doors open 7:30pm

Show starts at 8pm

Reserve your seats via email ianbeechpoetry@btinternet.com or contact Ian’s mobile 07866-181384 £6.00 entry.