Thursday 1st November

 "imaginatively programmed, lovingly produced"

                                                  John Hegley 

Shortfuse - London's only weekly fusion of stand-up poetry, performance comedy and spokenword - brings you a top line up featuring...

Tim Wells

A feature length reading from the editor of the long running poetry zine `Rising' and author of `Boys' Night Out In The Afternoon' – a well crafted poetry collection which "displays the candour and swagger of a barroom raconteur" (Donut Press) with an in-depth knowledge of Carry On films, Roman literature and middle-class girls. "Verse that excites, entertains, delights and jump-starts your cerebral cortex like an Iggy Pop feeding you a Semtex aspirin" – Phil Jupitus.

Annie Freud
Intelligent poetry laden with a gentle wit and cutting humour that effortlessly moves, amuses and astounds reads from her critically acliamed first collection 'The best man that ever was' (Picador)

wayne_smith.jpgWayne Smith: winner of Shortfuse Poetry Idol 6. A hip playful take on contemporary culture and poetry. A sharp young talent with a future to watch.

Hosted by: 

NATHAN PENLINGTON-

‘A natural performer, witty, inventive, stylish and original’ - Rob Newman 

'The best qualified performance poet in the country' - BBC Radio 3, The Verb


 

Every Thursday @ The Camden Head, Camden Walk, Islington, London, N1

Tube: Angel. or click here for details of bus routes.
 

Doors: 8.30pm. Admission: £5 waged / £3 concessions.

SOME SHOWS DO SELL OUT AND THIS COULD BE ONE OF THOSE SHOWS- so, if there is a show you really don't want to miss our advice is to reserve tickets with us in advance. Just email your full name, the number of tickets you require, and a contact telephone number to: tickets@shortfuse.co.uk. We will hold them for you on the date of the show, they will be available for collection upon payment at the door between 8pm and 8.30pm.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

We welcome your comments about our events, send us your .

Are you part of the myspace.com revolution? If so, come and make friends:

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1.11.07 13:41


Thursday 18th October

 "imaginatively programmed, lovingly produced"

                                                  John Hegley 

Shortfuse - London's only weekly fusion of stand-up poetry, performance comedy and spokenword - brings you a top line up featuring...

Simon Munnery 

feature length extended set from the mind and body behind Alan Parker: Urban Warrior, The League Against Tedium and Buckethead… tonight appearing as himself…expect surreal philosophising, comic invention, freewheeling verse and a dribble of harmonica…or something else entirely.
  
'One of the most original and talented comics in the country' - The Observer

‘As always, Munnery has his finger on the pulse of something ghastly’ - The
List

'Gags so perfectly crafted they should be on display at Tate Modern’ - Chortle 

Tamsin Kendrick

One of London's finest up and coming poets who combines lyrical dexterity with engaging performance.

Niall O'Sullivan

Still only a young man, Niall is a veteran of the UK poetry scene, which shows in his effortless stage presence backed with quality writing.

 

Hosted by: 

NATHAN PENLINGTON-

‘A natural performer, witty, inventive, stylish and original’ - Rob Newman 

'The best qualified performance poet in the country' - BBC Radio 3, The Verb


Every Thursday @ The Camden Head, Camden Walk, Islington, London, N1

Tube: Angel. or click here for details of bus routes.
 

Doors: 8.30pm. Admission: £5 waged / £3 concessions.

SOME SHOWS DO SELL OUT AND THIS COULD BE ONE OF THOSE SHOWS- so, if there is a show you really don't want to miss our advice is to reserve tickets with us in advance. Just email your full name, the number of tickets you require, and a contact telephone number to: tickets@shortfuse.co.uk. We will hold them for you on the date of the show, they will be available for collection upon payment at the door between 8pm and 8.30pm.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

We welcome your comments about our events, send us your .

Are you part of the myspace.com revolution? If so, come and make friends:

www.myspace.com/shortfuselondon

17.10.07 13:59


Thursday 11th October

 "imaginatively programmed, lovingly produced"

                                                  John Hegley 

Shortfuse - London's only weekly fusion of stand-up poetry, performance comedy and spokenword - brings you a top line up featuring...

Barry Jones and Stuart Macleod

A feature length set from the twisted magicians who brought you such TV specials as the 'Miracles of Jesus' and 'Magic from the Old Testament' - intelligent, funny and downright spellbinding.

 

Hugo Williams

Award winning journalist and poet – including the T.S. Eliot prize and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry – reads from his highly acclaimed collections.

MJ Hibbett 

Fantastic singer/songwriter who writes lovely funny songs about...about, well...you'll just have to come and find out won't you. You won't be disappointed.

Hosted by:

NATHAN PENLINGTON-

‘A natural performer, witty, inventive, stylish and original’ - Rob Newman 

'The best qualified performance poet in the country' - BBC Radio 3, The Verb


Every Thursday @ The Camden Head, Camden Walk, Islington, London, N1

Tube: Angel. or click here for details of bus routes.
 

Doors: 8.30pm. Admission: £5 waged / £3 concessions.

SOME SHOWS DO SELL OUT AND THIS COULD BE ONE OF THOSE SHOWS- so, if there is a show you really don't want to miss our advice is to reserve tickets with us in advance. Just email your full name, the number of tickets you require, and a contact telephone number to: tickets@shortfuse.co.uk. We will hold them for you on the date of the show, they will be available for collection upon payment at the door between 8pm and 8.30pm.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

We welcome your comments about our events, send us your .

Are you part of the myspace.com revolution? If so, come and make friends:

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11.10.07 12:35


Thursday 20th September 

Gwyneth Herbert 

Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green, London, London and South East W12 8TT - special shortfuse price

Ok, so this isn’t actually a shortfuse show - but we are taking a week off and going to support one of our friends and one of the finest young singer/songwriters in the UK - her new album 'Between me and the wardrobe' was released on Blue Note Records on the 10th
 September to five star reviews and critical acclaim. For tickets contact Box Office: 0905 020 3999 / Website: www.shepherds-bush-empire.co.uk / use the special Shortfuse promotion code ’MONKEY’ for a £5 discount on ticket prices.

www.gwynethherbert.com

Thursday 27th September

Hackney Empire Comedians
Run as a special event in conjunction with Write to Ignite, Hackney Word Festival 2007 (www.writetoignite.co.uk)
Hackney invades Islington for one night only as Shortfuse - London's only weekly fusion of stand-up poetry, performance comedy and spokenword - hosts past winners of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition.
Featuring Stewart Lee – co-writer of Jerry Springer: The Opera, Henning When - The German Comedy Ambassador in the United Kingdom, Joe Wilkinson – winner of last year’s contest, and Paul Hickman – a physical torrent of puns and props.

Hosted by:

NATHAN PENLINGTON-

‘A natural performer, witty, inventive, stylish and original’ - Rob Newman 

'The best qualified performance poet in the country' - BBC Radio 3, The Verb


Every Thursday @ The Camden Head, Camden Walk, Islington, London, N1

Tube: Angel. or click here for details of bus routes.
 

Doors: 8.30pm. Admission: £5 waged / £3 concessions.

SOME SHOWS DO SELL OUT AND THIS COULD BE ONE OF THOSE SHOWS- so, if there is a show you really don't want to miss our advice is to reserve tickets with us in advance. Just email your full name, the number of tickets you require, and a contact telephone number to: tickets@shortfuse.co.uk. We will hold them for you on the date of the show, they will be available for collection upon payment at the door between 8pm and 8.30pm.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

We welcome your comments about our events, send us your .

Are you part of the myspace.com revolution? If so, come and make friends:

www.myspace.com/shortfuselondon

19.9.07 12:27


Thursday 13th September

 "imaginatively programmed, lovingly produced"

                                                  John Hegley 

Shortfuse - London's only weekly fusion of stand-up poetry, performance comedy and spokenword - returns from its Summer break with a top line-up of top poets...

Roddy Lumsden

Acclaimed poet and author of the collections: ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’, ‘The Book of Love’ (Bloodaxe) and ‘Roddy Lumsden is dead’ (Wrecking Ball Press). Poetry that shifts effortlessly between the delicate, intricate and the accessible.

James Mckay

A rising star of the London spokenword scene, dashing poetry and handsome words fused with gentle humour and an engaging performance.

Joe Hakim

Winner of Shortfuse Poetry Idol 10, Hull based writer and poet performers his hard hitting well observed work.

Angela Cleland

Subtle and honest performance poetry from one of London's up and coming performers.

Hosted by:

NATHAN PENLINGTON-

‘A natural performer, witty, inventive, stylish and original’ - Rob Newman 

'The best qualified performance poet in the country' - BBC Radio 3, The Verb


Every Thursday @ The Camden Head, Camden Walk, Islington, London, N1

Tube: Angel. or click here for details of bus routes.
 

Doors: 8.30pm. Admission: £5 waged / £3 concessions.

SOME SHOWS DO SELL OUT AND THIS COULD BE ONE OF THOSE SHOWS- so, if there is a show you really don't want to miss our advice is to reserve tickets with us in advance. Just email your full name, the number of tickets you require, and a contact telephone number to: tickets@shortfuse.co.uk. We will hold them for you on the date of the show, they will be available for collection upon payment at the door between 8pm and 8.30pm.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

We welcome your comments about our events, send us your .

Are you part of the myspace.com revolution? If so, come and make friends:

www.myspace.com/shortfuselondon

Forthcoming Shows:

Thursday 20th September 

Gwyneth Herbert 

Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green, London, London and South East W12 8TT - special shortfuse price

Ok, so this isn’t actually a shortfuse show - but we are taking a week off and going to support one of our friends and one of the finest young singer/songwriters in the UK - her new album is out on the 3rd September on Blue Note Records - for tickets contact Box Office: 0905 020 3999 / Website: www.shepherds-bush-empire.co.uk / use the special Shortfuse promotion code ’MONKEY’ for a £5 discount on ticket prices.

Thursday 27th September

Hackney Empire Comedians
Run as a special event in conjunction with Write to Ignite, Hackney Word Festival 2007 (www.writetoignite.co.uk)
Hackney invades Islington for one night only as Shortfuse - London's only weekly fusion of stand-up poetry, performance comedy and spokenword - hosts past winners of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition.
Featuring Stewart Lee – co-writer of Jerry Springer: The Opera, Henning When - The German Comedy Ambassador in the United Kingdom, Joe Wilkinson – winner of last year’s contest, and Paul Hickman – a physical torrent of puns and props.
7.9.07 11:54


Thursday 19th July

Tonight, SHORTFUSE - London's only weekly fusion of stand-up poetry, performance comedy and spokenword presents its LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON...but as always we like to leave with a bang and we can't leave with more of an explosive show than this... 

Stewart Lee

A feature length Edinburgh Festival Preview performance from the star of 'This morning with Richard not Judy', and co-writer of 'Jerry Springer: The Opera'. Expect a mix of material some old and some from his new show '41st Best Stand-up Ever!'.

'A masterclass in the best stand-up' - The observer. 

A.F. Harrold

 

An Englishman who does things with words that are slightly unordinary live on stage. Sometimes they have something to do with animals. Sometimes they have something to do with people. Sometimes they have nothing to do with either. 'The best of A F Harrold's poems have a subversive humour that is quite brilliant.' - Brian Patten

Pete Firman

An extra special set from the star of Channel 5's 'Monkey Magic' and Channel 4's 'Dirty Tricks' Pete Firman.

 “The bastard son of Jackass and Paul Daniels" - Metro Newspaper

 "…weird and wonderful…" - Maxim

 

Hosted by:

 

 

 

NATHAN PENLINGTON-

‘A natural performer, witty, inventive, stylish and original’ - Rob Newman 

'The best qualified performance poet in the country' - BBC Radio 3, The Verb


Every Thursday @ The Camden Head, Camden Walk, Islington, London, N1

Tube: Angel. or click here for details of bus routes.
 

Doors: 8.30pm. Admission: £5 waged / £3 concessions.

SOME SHOWS DO SELL OUT AND THIS COULD BE ONE OF THOSE SHOWS- so, if there is a show you really don't want to miss our advice is to reserve tickets with us in advance. Just email your full name, the number of tickets you require, and a contact telephone number to: tickets@shortfuse.co.uk. We will hold them for you on the date of the show, they will be available for collection upon payment at the door between 8pm and 8.30pm.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

We welcome your comments about our events, send us your .

Are you part of the myspace.com revolution? If so, come and make friends:

www.myspace.com/shortfuselondon

After tonight SHORTFUSE returns

on 13th September 2007.

16.7.07 15:54


Thursday 12th July

This week at London's only weekly fusion of stand-up poetry, performance comedy, and spokenword we bring you not one BUT two Edinburgh Fringe previews from both sides of the spokenword coin...  

Amused Moose Comedy  Hot Starlets 2007

 

A feature length performance from the forthcoming Edinburgh Fringe show by Amused Moose Comedy Hot Starlets: Andy Osho (Funny Women winner), Chris Martin, James Mason, Jack Whitehall, Nathan A Thomas, with Matt Rudge as guest compare.

Plus Poem In Between People perform extracts from their forthcoming debut Edinburgh Fringe Show bringing truth to the mic delivered by the freshest voices on London's poetry scene.

Plus perform extracts from their forthcoming debut Edinburgh Fringe Show bringing truth to the mic delivered by the freshest voices on London's poetry scene.

 

Every Thursday @ The Camden Head, Camden Walk, Islington, London, N1

Tube: Angel. or click here for details of bus routes.
 

Doors: 8.30pm. Admission: £5 waged / £3 concessions.

SOME SHOWS DO SELL OUT AND THIS COULD BE ONE OF THOSE SHOWS- so, if there is a show you really don't want to miss our advice is to reserve tickets with us in advance. Just email your full name, the number of tickets you require, and a contact telephone number to: tickets@shortfuse.co.uk. We will hold them for you on the date of the show, they will be available for collection upon payment at the door between 8pm and 8.30pm.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

We welcome your comments about our events, send us your .

Are you part of the myspace.com revolution? If so, come and make friends:

www.myspace.com/shortfuselondon

 

Forthcoming Shows:

Thursday 19th July

OUR LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON

Nathan Penlington hosts a feature length performance from the forthcoming Edinburgh Fringe show by Stewart Lee. Plus American poet Jamie Kilstein, and the fantastic A.F. Harrold.

After tonight SHORTFUSE returns

on 13th September 2007.

11.7.07 19:10


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