Friday, 31 August 2012

Reports of a wild Cat

Not to be outdone by Clacton-on-Sea, there were reports of a wild Cat in Edinburgh on Sunday.


In fact, it was the force of nature that is Cat Brogan, winner of last year's BBC Poetry Slam. Cat came to our rescue to become this year's special guest at very short notice. A big thank-you from all of us at Arguments and Nosebleeds! Cat can be found on your airwaves as I type, touring radio stations, putting her words to political use in the debate about new laws on squatting (amongst her other campaigning activity). She is passionate, incisive and very funny and we are glad to have had her on our stage.

But we have not forgotten Cynthia Carle, who was unfortunately struck low by Fringe flu (which has been giving sore throats to the natives too). We thank her for agreeing to join us in the first place (and for trying to do the impossible) and we wish her a speedy recovery.

Along with Cat, that left the quartet of Robin Cairns, Alex Frew, Jane Overton and Chris Young to entertain the audience. And I think they were. If you came, thank you for coming! And thanks also to Jorik and Monica for flyering and general support.

One of the joys of the Fringe, especially for a one-off show, is having little time to sort out practicalities such as lighting and sound. Unfortunately, the venue did not lend itself to video recording and the following photograph is the best we could muster:


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

See our Guest

Our special guest for this year's one-off show will be Cynthia Carle. Who she? Actress, choreographer, screenwriter and BRILLIANTLY FUNNY singer-songwriter. This is a rare opportunity to see Cynthia this side of the Atlantic. We have managed to nab her services while she is over here performing nightly at the Fringe (not Mondays) in Re-Animator: The Musical - a fun, silly and, for some, very messy night out.

As an introduction to Cynthia's oeuvre, and while her website is having a makeover, have a look at some of her videos on YouTube:




Monday, 9 July 2012

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Round 3!

Following Jane and Chris's lunchtime antics at StAnza (thanks to all involved!), Arguments and Nosebleeds can announce that we will be back at the Fringe this year, again as part of the Laughing Horse Free Festival. This year, we will be putting all our energies into one big gig (with lots of big giggles):

Sunday 26 August @ 16:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)
Venue 272: Laughing Horse @ The FREE Sisters (i.e. The Three Sisters)

Watch this space for more details...

Saturday, 14 January 2012

StAnza - Poetry Café: Seconds Out

Jane Overton and Chris Young have finally entered the poetry establishment. Together, they will be providing lunchtime entertainment at StAnza - Scotland's International Poetry Festival in St Andrews. Details below:

Poetry Café: Seconds Out
Lunch & verse with Chris Young and Jane Overton
Thu 15 March | 1.00-1.45pm
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre | £6.00/£4.00
The first of this year’s lively Poetry Café events offers poetry sure to spice up the lunch included in the ticket price. Chris Young, familiar to many for his regular slam appearances at the Byre, was a worthy winner of the StAnza 2011 slam. He is joined in the Studio Theatre by one of his regular sparring partners from ‘Arguments and Nosebleeds’, an occasional collective founded by Jane Overton to bring the punch of performance poetry to mainstream audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond.
StAnza Box Office, Byre Theatre: 01334 475000
OR
Book Online



Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Three down, two to go

Thank you very much to Jim and Tim for their sterling work in crowd-pleasing over the last two days.

Next up we have Young Dawkins, reigning Scottish Slam Champion and beat poet par excellence.

Finally, on Thursday we have Chrys Salt, a leading light in theatre both sides of the border (who will be punching for two in the absence of Sheila Templeton who has had to pull out).

And of course, there's the regular irregulars! Do come and join us for our last two shows of this season.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Join the Jim!

Why not energise yourself after lunch today with some punchy poetry from Jim Monaghan, runner-up in this year's Scottish Poetry Slam Championship?


Want another reason to convince you to come? How about the standing-room-only crowd we had yesterday, and the loud laughter provoked by the regulars and our first guest (to whom many thanks) Kevin Cadwallender? The show will be different today, so if you came along yesterday, do come again!