Complete the Circle

An evening of poetry/ spoken word and acoustic music

1st March – 18.30 to 21.30

Entry: Free

Snug Bar at The Anchor, 34 Park St, London SE1 9EF

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1 x Featured Artist

9 x Guest Artists

A limited number of open mic slots

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Featured Artist

2 x 15 minute sets

Nyah Grace

singer / songwriter

 

“Sunday” marks the arrival of a singular new talent: Nyah Grace.

Originally from the depths of rural Oregon, Nyah grew up listening to Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo and Estelle.  Artists whose neo-soul sound echoes the jazzy chord progressions of those early icons she admired, like Billie Holiday.

Nyah wanted to be a singer “but didn’t think it was a rational dream” until her manager came on-board and introduced her to Steve Chrisanthou, the Grammy, Ivor Novello, BRIT and MOBO nominated producer/ songwriter who is best known for his work with Corinne Bailey Rae and Lianne La Havas. 

Now residing in the UK, where she has found her musical home, she has released her first single titled “Sunday” (Palawan Productions Ltd).  “Sunday” composed by Grace and Chrisanthou is awash with hooks destined to capture ears eager to hear some fresh new sounds.

Guest Artists

1 x 9 minute set

Abraham Gibson

Poet

Abraham is a London based poet and spoken word artist, director and playwright. He has been a poet in residence at the London Transport museum. He is currently co-facilitator of friendly local writers in Tottenham. He has performed widely in the UK including on BBC Radio Four, Soho Theatre, the Hackney Empire and at Bernie Grant Art Centre as co-director, writer and actor.

Zoe Watson

Singer / songwriter

Zoé is an East London singer / songwriter with a voice that is soft, haunting and melancholic. Her songwriting weaves together darker themes inspired by folk, rnb, neo noir and the unpretentious candidness of pop to make music that doesn’t reach out but rather draws you in.

Poet in Pyjamas

Poet

Della, the poet in pyjamas, brings a delightful comic sensibility to the everyday trials and tribulations we all struggle to overcome. Currently, she has published two poetry books which are available on Amazon. Armed with her trusty ukulele her live performances are truly a treat for the senses.

You will laugh, nod in agreement and quite possibly wince as she nails our human frailty to the post.

Jonella Vidal

poet

Jonella has been expressing herself through writing ever since she could hold a pen.  A lover of all arts, Jonella is an avid theatre goer.  She draws inspiration from visual and performance art as well as through personal experiences growing up and living in inner city London.

Eli Kay

singer / songwriter

Eli is a Greek singer/ songwriter, bass guitarist and passionate ukulele player trying to spread love and joy through her magical four stringed delight.  She can casually be found playing with various bands as well as performing her own songs.

Carla Kazana

Pianist / vocalist

Pianist and vocalist, Carla Kazana moved to London in 2015 and went on to graduate from one of the finest music schools in the UK after studying piano in France.  Growing up in a family of musicians, she was surrounded by funk and soul music from artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Patrice Rushen and also more contemporary artists like Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake.

Her music is heavily influenced by the 80’s soul sound with strong bass-lines and synth parts mixed in with RnB vibes.

After her collaboration on ‘Like in a movie” with the DJ’s ‘Abakaxi brothers’, released last year, she has been working on her own single ‘The wrong pill’ and is planning to release it soon.

Hélène Le Bohec

Actress / poet

Born in Paris, France, Hélène is a contemporary page and live raconteuse who has only recently embarked on writing and performing poetry in English.  She is primarily a professional actress, conceptual artist and dancer and is known for being inspired by her other lives to create atmospheric, magnetic and hypnotic blends of words, musicality and movement in such original works as ‘My King’ and ‘The Forbidden Fruit’.

She likes to strike words as if they were musical instruments and see how they cast their unique echo on human tribulations, thus trying to get as close as possible to the awe-inspiring, and yet always so elusive process of artistic creation.

Hélène is working on her first collection of poems to be published in English.

She can be seen and heard misbehaving at Niall O’Sullivan’s Poetry Unplugged, John Paul O’Neill Farrago and Ernie Burns’ Platform One at the London Poetry Society Café.

TheGuyWithThePurpleTie

Poet

Based in West London, he is Creator of @Cdestaswrittenworld, part of the #SpeakEasyCollective.  He is a poet / Spoken Word artist and overall purple enthusiast.  A free-verse specialist some of his noteable works include; ‘Untitled Anti-Hate’, ‘My Biggest Fear’ and ‘My Mind’.

Humorous, light-hearted and at times introspective he covers the spectrum of the human experience from ‘online dating’ to much deeper issues such as ‘coping with parental loss’.  While the subjects he touches on vary there is however an underlying root of raw emotion. 

Active on the circuit he’s appeared at; Spoken Word London, Extra Second London, BoxedIN, Boomerang Club, Poetic Unity, Poetic Insight Croydon, Mind Over Matter, The Poet’s Lounge, FLOVortex etc.  Pushing the motive and movement of #ChangingTheWorldOneWordAtATime not just with his rhymes but through thoughts and deeds!

My Real Name Is Starship

producer / Poet

‘My Real Name Is Starship’ has a sound that is an eclectic fusion of Alternative, Indie, and Hip-Hop, with some flavourings of Folk, as well as Jazz.  A sound reminiscent of Daisy Agers floating on an undercurrent of the gritty, mystique of 90s/00s British Alternative music. Prepare to be spirited away as he paints a picture with sound while deftly manipulating his array of pedals and effects right before your eyes…

Complete the Circle

1st March – 18.30 to 21.30

An evening of poetry/ spoken word and acoustic music

Entry: Free

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