Rainbow Fish Speak Easy


The Rainbow Fish Speak Easy is back on Thursday 1 March at the Courtyard Cafe - a night of comedy, poetry and creative fun with a humble hat tip at the human condition. Starring Chris Redmond and Liv Torc, plus participants from the latest Word/Play project.

Calling the broken and the beautiful (and all their friends). Come jingle your bells, stick inspiring things on a cardboard fish, perform a poem, write a poem... sizzle your sides in delicious delirious poetry.

Rainbow Fish Speak Easy has been launched as a community poetry event to give writers, thinkers and word lovers a place to meet, watch, applaud and share their poems.

In this the second ever Rainbow Fish Speak Easy we will be welcoming a performance from the current Word/Play group, a creative candid and deeply moving celebration of mental health and the rediscovery of self.

The evening will be hosted by performance poet Liv Torc and will feature a headline slot from the hippest horizon of poetry cool, Chris Redmond.

Please email livtorc@yahoo.com to request a spot in the open mic.

About Chris Redmond

Chris Redmond is a poet, musician, performer and producer. A regular at music and literature festivals both nationally and internationally, he’s been featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4, XFM, CBBC and Sky Arts. Chris’s debut collection Let The Pig Out is published by Burning Eye. Sometimes he goes deep (ish).

Other times he’s content to splash around happily in the shallows. Like a poetry narwhal, but skinnier and without the prongy bit. Chris is the creator and frontman of Tongue Fu, one of the UK’s leading spoken word shows, where poets, comedians, storytellers and rappers perform with improvised music and films.

‘Poetry, but not as you know it … amazing.’  The Guardian


About Liv Torc

Liv was the South West winner of the last National Radio 4 Poetry Slam, a former Bard of Exeter and co-host of the ever-popular Hip Yak Poetry Shack. She is also runs the Hip Yak stage at WOMAD festival.  Her first book Show Me Life, published by Burning Eye in June 2015, is all about growing up, having babies and learning to live in a world where suddenly you have a lot more to do and a lot more to lose.

Please email livtorc@yahoo.com to request a spot in the open mic.


Date Time Venue Book Price
Thu 01 Mar 2018 7pm Courtyard Cafe, Yeovil Tickets on door
Not available online
Free - Donations on exit
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