May 29th 8.30: Royston Ellis reads, Prager, Stenson & Sims play. £8/£6 fifth friday at the Poetry Cafe

May 29th

royston_with_beatlesRoystSLfourth friday special – fifth friday!  Poetry (rocketry) from celebrated English beat poet Royston Ellis (he put the A into BeAtles and inspired Paperback Writer) making a first appearance here since he left Britain 54 years ago!  He’ll read from his 2013 collection, Gone Man Squared

CR Revival 002+ music from City Ramblers Revival front line. City Ramblers Revival are named after the late 50’s  skiffle  group the City Ramblers, regulars on BBC Radio and TV’s 6.5.Special,  resident band  of the Skiffle Cellar, Soho. They recorded for Tempo Records and Storyville and played at the Moscow International Youth Festival in 1957.  Simon Prager & Doc Stenson, excellent musicians and entertainers, are veterans of the acoustic blues  and folk scene in the UK.  Hylda Sims was a founder member of the original City Ramblers. They play skiffle, blues, original songs, and more.                                          Show starts 8.30. Items from the floor welcome as always.

Next fourth friday is June 26th with Ruth Valentine, Viv Fogel and music from bluesman Mark Harrison – watch this space…


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