Birthday bash for Rrrants poets in Hemel

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The poetry group Rrrants who specialise in the weird and wonderful, and often provide a home for all those fabulous poets who don’t fit into the most obvious categories, will be celebrating their second birthday next week.

There’ll be cake, and also a star studded lineup of music, comedy and poetry including: Artist, DJ and poet - Alan Wolfsom, The Mighty Texx, Sir Lobby Lud, Heather Merrison, The Caution Horses, Dodobones, High Wycombe’s most romantic poet - Poeterry! Harmonica Lewinski, Jean Hayes - who moved to Berkhamsted to be close to her family and whose writing often appears in Word in Edgeways, classically trained singer Fay Roberts who was bitten by the performance poetry bug in 2006 after a favour to a friend turned into a place in the final of a poetry slam, Shane Lamont, Whinging Wallis, George & Carrie and, of course, The Antipoet! - Paul Eccentric and Ian Newman bring together the wit and wisdom of one of the country’s finest performance poets with the melodic rhythms of solo bass and the odd piece of gratuitous percussion thrown in for good measure.

The birthday gig will be at The Olde Kings Arms, High Street, Hemel Hempstead on Thursday, January 20. The fun kicks off at 7.45pm and the event is free.

Rrrants also present The Sorry People, a bleak comedy written by and starring Paul Eccentric, from Wednesday, January 26 to Saturday, January 29 at The Ovo Theatre, St Albans, 8pm. For tickets text 07921764712 for go to