!:: WRITER’S BLOCK CELEBRATES ITS 4TH YEAR- 20TH MAY 2012::!

May 9, 2012
WE TURN 4. YAY!
As always, details below. This is a truly momentous occasion, so bring loved ones and let’s break bread.
P.s We’re now on Tumblr.
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• • • Feature Acts • • •

INUA ELLAMS
Poet, performer, playwright, graphic artist and designer. Inua Ellams started performing in cafes in 2003 and has since worked in venues which include Queen Elizabeth Hall, Tate Britain, Theatre Royal Stratford and Glastonbury Festival. He has also undertaken several commissions, including those for Tate Modern, Soho Theatre and for the BBC’s Politics Show. His first book was the best-selling poetry pamphlet, Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales (2005), and in 2009 his debut play, The 14th Tale (2009), a partly autobiographical coming of age tale, won a Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Festival, toured, and ran at the National Theatre in 2010.
His second play, Untitled (2010), toured in Autumn 2010.
Just recently, Inua brought his latest stage adaptation- Black T-Shirt Collection, to a pretty much consecutively
sold out audience.

RACHEL KERR
Having shared the same stage as US megastars Musiq Soulchild, Donell Jones, Avant, Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond, it is evident that Rachel Kerr is a loaded hurricane about to strike the UK’s music industry. The last year has seen the rising R&B popstar and songwriter being accosted by the media wherever she goes, including the US number one urban TV station BET. Rachel Kerr is the sensational new talent; certified to be Britain’s own national treasure. Rachel is proof that first-class performers are not solely limited to the United States. Her music is epic, honest, infectious and she comfortably strides the tightrope-fine line between the R&B and pop genres. Bold kick drums, fat snares and soaring synths teamed with Rachel’s breathtaking effortless vocals are proving to be a recipe for success for the rising star.
FEMI MARTIN
Femi is a flash fiction writer and performer. She has told her tiny tales at many fantastic places including Literary Death Match, UpRise Festival, The Charles Dickens Museum, and The Southbank. Using humour and sensitivity along with a fearless honesty, Femi’s stories explore the gamut of the human condition. She is the Dickens 2012 Young Writer in Residence.

CHOCKZ
Born in East London, with roots firmly set in the UKG and hip hop cultures, Chockz’ s lyrical trickery comprises of clever wordplay, mesmerising metaphors and impeccable diction laid out upon the smoothest of flows. Not content with just mastering lyrics, Chockz is also a poet, producer and song writers for contemporary artists, making his “I’m more than a rapper” moto more than apt.

RAPHAEL ATTAR
Lounge lyricist. Failed poet. The bastard offspring of ODB and Tim Key. None of these things, and less, have been said about Raphael Attar. With South London roots and a newly acquired Northern twang, Raph combines deft wordplay with an eye for an absurd to talk about the things that really matter. Politics. Dinosaurs. Gary Barlow.

AZEKEL
Nigerian-born, alternative pop artist Azekel is characterised By experimental beats laced with soulful tones. With numerous achievements under his belt such as featuring on the Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape, performing on the Roundhouse Rising Festival 2012 stage and opening for a number of UK acts, the singer-songwriter producer is about ready for take off..
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P L U S:

► Short Film Screening from Yemi Bamiro

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.:: £5 before 8.30pm, £7 thereafter. Artists have individual guest lists, or pay on the door::.

• • • W E B A G E • • •
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**3rd Birthday Event:: Sunday 8th May::**

April 19, 2011




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SUNDAY 8TH MAY 2011
@CITY ARTS AND MUSIC PROJECT

..::3RD BIRTHDAY YEARBOOK SHOW::.

It’s our Birthday (!!!!!!!!) In celebration of 3 years of Writer’s Block, we bring you a special landmark show with a host of talent across music, live literature + live painting.The entire event will be compiled into an audio/visual yearbook including images, video, soundbites and words from our performers as well as YOU, our lovely Writer’s Block audience.
*Pictures linked to artists’ websites.*

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• • • Feature Acts • • •

 ►DALEY:::

Featuring on the infectious Gorillaz track ‘Doncamatic’ (All Played Out), Daley’s star light has been ablaze of late. With distinct soulful tone and experimental style, Daley’s anything but run of the mill. Often elusive, and ever intriguing, Daley’s an artiste to behold.


► MARTYNA BAKER::

Martyna’s the only return act on the lineup and given that she’s one of our favourite vocalists in the UK right now, period, it’s no wonder. An acoustic singer and certified bad gyal (really), Martyna often puts her sunny disposition aside musically and takes us on deeply beautiful, melancholic journeys. See: ‘Love Fast’ and ‘Don’t Take My Eyes’ on her blog. Swoon in appreciation and repeat.


SHAKKA::

Having recently released the playful concept E.P ‘The Shakka Crown Affair’, Shakka is quite the verbal acrobat, effortlessly trapezing between singing and melodious rapping. Shakka’s music, often infused with humour and delicious vocal control is of the immediately infectious, chime along variety.

► EBRU :::

We were blown away we we came across Ebru performing at a basement club on a rainy night in Hoxton some months ago. A true powerhouse vocalist with charming demureness, she’s a singer/songwriter with a penchant for classic Jazz and Soul sounds and the ability to write instantly resounding songs above her tender 22 years.


INCISIVE::

We’ve been excited about Incisive for a while. First put onto our radar via a series of Car shows on YouTube, young Incisive also recently released a Valentine’s day E.P ‘Him and her’ which in his own words “tells the story of a couple that meet and go through the motions of a relationship until its demise! ” A smart lyricist and personable performer, incisive has been bubbling beneath the surface for some time.


FEMI MARTIN::
Flash fiction writer Femi Martin has penned a collection of teeny weeny tales that though brief, brim with impact. Wether humorous, harrowing, mystifying or heart warming, Femi’s stories are never void of presence and always leave you positively wanting… just wanting. This is a first of a kind at Writer’s Block, and the first you may see of a writer on the brink of brilliance.


MIKEL AMEEN::
Wordsmith Mikel Ameen is one of the most impassioned young performers you’ll come across. It’s that insatiable energy, and dedication to his art that makes him quite the force to be reckoned with. Having performed up and down the country, his infectious presence and resonating rhymes will prove a treat.

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P L U S:

► Live Painting from fantastic Illustrative artist DAPO ADEOLA
► Photography and filming will take place throughout the evening to be compiled into the Wrier’s Block 3rd Birthday show YearBook.
► Birthday cake!

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.:: £5 all night::.

• • • W E B A G E • • •
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http://facebook.com/lovewritersblock
http://twitter.com/lovewblock
http://Myspace.com/lovewritersblock

lovewritersblock@gmail.com