Attila the Stockbroker
The Sky Room, MK Gallery
Sunday 22 September, 8.30pm: £10
Free tickets available for 16 - 25 year olds: click for details
''Laugh, cry, get angry and learn a bit of history
the opposite way to how it was taught in school.'
The world is changing fast, Attila the Stockbroker is writing about it - and he is more fired up than he has ever been in 39 years as a performance poet. At his gigs you’ll hear his humorous and hard-hitting take on the momentous events of recent times - and a whole lot more besides, for Attila has developed a deeply personal side to his work these days.
Alongside the high-energy political satire for which he is best known, he writes movingly about his family and his recent cancer diagnosis. He’ll be performing poems from his new collection Undaunted – the title says it all – as well as extracts from his recent autobiography Arguments Yard. And there will be a few of his songs as well, which he will accompany on mandola, crumhorn, recorder and sausage bassoon, showcasing the new and unique ‘early music meets punk’ album Restoration Tragedy. Music for Levellers, Diggers and Ranters!
Disestablished in 1980 and launched into public consciousness by legendary Radio One DJ John Peel in 1982/83, Attila the Stockbroker has toured the world performing his sharp-tongued, radical social surrealist poetry and songs for thirty-nine years, doing over 3,400 gigs in twenty-four countries and releasing over forty CDs/LPs/singles, eight books of poetry and an autobiography.
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