The simple surroundings of upstairs at the Cumberland provide the perfect stage for the monthly variety night of music and poetry called Mostly Spoken. Simma, who curates the night, opened with three of his original songs: the soon to be seasonal Happy New Year,
delta bluesy Voodon’t and Blue Eyed Baby.
Tony Gadd followed with his storytelling style of poetry, about past jobs and the 11+. Tony is an engaging performer with a lot to talk about.
Oonah Joslin treated us to a poem about the importance of lists, another about the inevitability of the Aber Fan disaster, and others about nightmares and Manhattan Rain, she has a great book out called 3lbs of Cells. Oonah has a way of bringing individual personalities to her poems when performing.
Mostly Spoken happens every last Thursday of the month, upstairs at the Cumberland Arms and promises varied spoken word, and original song-writing artists.
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