Thursday, 7 July 2011

Spotlight Club returns with horror, poetry and music

Writer and Muscian Mollie Baxter

(Updated 17th July with line up changes) Spotlight Club is back next week (Friday 15th July) at the Storey Auditorium in Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, offering a night of poetry, horror, comedy and very good music.

Compered by virtual-lancaster's very own John Freeman, the event kicks off with an Open Mic session, open to brave souls drawn to perform and offering them five minutes of fame; and the following acts...

Poet Norman Hadley, whose works hop from tragic to comic to sentimental weird in the flick of a metaphor aspiring to the pigeonhole marked 'un-pigeon-hole-able'.

Author and World Fantasy Award nominee Simon Unsworth, whose collection ‘Quiet Houses’ was published by Dark Continents last year.

Comedian Christopher Kay - a tiny man spouting rambling nonsense as he leads you through his exceptionally eccentric thoughts about life.

Poet Mihkel Hassan offers a powerhouse of hard-hitting real-life experiences.

Plus there's music from The Low Countries - Nigel Parrington and Els D'hooge, whose third album, A brown cafe at 3am, was nominated for a 'best contemporary folk' Grammy - and the ever wonderful Mollie Baxter makes a welcome return to the Club with a set of some of her more recent songs.

• Doors will be open from 8.00 pm; Open Mic 8.30 - 9pm. Admission £4 / £2 (conc.). More info:

• Lancaster Spotlight is funded by Arts Council England and works in close association with litfest.

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