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Just Write Speaks 2018 – 27/03/18: Mike Bedigan & Rosa Wright

Welcome to another edition of Just Write Speaks, the live spoken word event from Bunbury Publishing! The headliners for this event were Mike Bedigan and Rosa Wright.

If you enjoyed Rosa’s words, she’s doing a show on 5th July at Gulliver’s NQ in Manchester. It’s called The Love Calculator and can details can be found by clicking the show title.

The open micer’s for this event were Matthew Hadfield, Paul Grace, Fiona Nuttall, Broccan Tyzack-Carlin, Elaine Biddulph and Greg Nowell.

WARNING – This has been edited by Christopher and he has no idea what he is doing. The sound may get a little loud from time to time so do not listen to it at full volume!

For more information of upcoming gigs,  head over to our Just Write page on Facebook.

Just Write Speaks is a monthly event hosted at The Old White Lion in Bury. Whilst the venue is free, we do like to make sure we can cover the cost of our headliners’ travel and what not. If you enjoyed this, please consider clicking the link below to donate to us via PayPal. Almost an hour of entertainment must be worth about £5. We may event be able to get Christopher some lessons on how to use Audacity!

Just Write Speaks 2018 – 30/01/18: Broccan Tyzack-Carlin

Welcome to the first Just Write Speaks of 2018! The first episode of this stream. Just Write Speaks is a spoken word event with headliners and open-micers and it is always, as you will soon here, a joy to be there.

For this event, our headliners were Broccan Tyzack-Carlin and Danny Murphy. What a way to kick off the year! Unfortunately, there was an issue with part two of the recording so that has been lost (we’ll just have to get Danny back again very soon.

In this recording, you will hear the words of Paul Jenkins, Mike Bedigan, Benjamin Guilfoyle and Sharon Lowe, as well as the first headliner Broccan. It’s a treat, we can tell you.

WARNING – This has been edited by Christopher and he has no idea what he is doing. The sound may get a little loud from time to time so do not listen to it at full volume!

For more information of upcoming gigs,  head over to our Just Write page on Facebook.

Just Write Speaks is a monthly event hosted at The Old White Lion in Bury. Whilst the venue is free, we do like to make sure we can cover the cost of our headliners’ travel and what not. If you enjoyed this, please consider clicking the link below to donate to us via PayPal. Almost an hour of entertainment must be worth about £5. We may event be able to get Christopher some lessons on how to use Audacity!

The Bunbury Speaks Podcast Episode 1

Hello, is it Bunburyyyy you’re looking for?

Of course it is! And we’re not ones to disappoint, so, here’s Episode 1 to sink your… ears? into?
In this episode we talk to poet, musician and superb human being, Malika Street and hear her section of our story.

During the interview we discuss heady topics like Harry Potter, Peanut Butter, Manchester and the Zombie flavoured end times though, not in that exact order.

Music as per is by the astounding Midlane. Half man, half myth, all legend.
Find out more by clicking on the picture below.
Go on, Clock on his beautiful face, you know you want to…

Bunbury Speaks Episode 0

Here it is, please enjoy. We start the tale which will continue though the podcast.
In this episode you will hear the voices of Keri Moriarty and Christopher Moriarty.
The opening of the story was conceived and written by Christopher Moriarty.

The Bunbury Speaks Podcast was produced by Keri Moriarty for the internet.

The music is by Midlane. Listen to more from him here. Go on, click his beautiful face:

Just Write Speaks 2018!

There is literally no way to be modest about this. Everybody absolutely CRUSHED IT!
The night started with people pouring through the glass and wooden revolving door of The Old White Lion, Bury. Before we knew it we were faced with over 40 people, expectant and excited for some spoken word of the highest calibre and they were not disappointed.
We began with our first group of  open mic slots which were filled by the following wonderful people:

Paul Jenkins,
Mike Bedigan,
Benjamin Guilfoyle,
Sharon Lowe
and
Fiona Nuttall

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait. Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait. Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

There was as always, a wonderfully eclectic display of pieces from all which set the tone for the evening and also sent the audience wild with anticipation for the first of our headliners, the extremely talented Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

A natural showman, his set was energetic, tenderly written and exceptionally funny with topics ranging from Royal Panto to Pigeons and much more. The entire room erupted with laughter and applause.
He also promises to defiantly come back and perform with us again in the not too distant future. This makes us very happy bunnies indeed.

After that stunning performance, we took a break to prepare for more greatness in the second half which opened with the completely wonderful Danny Murphy which, in his own words, just really likes poems and boy does he write excellence.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

With humour and jolliness in every word, his set simply burst with cheekiness and fabulously penned pieces with each poem leaving the audience wanting more and he obliged.
The fantastic news is that he’s coming back too at some point in the future! Superb or what?!

To finish, we had another set of open mic performers, starting with a touch of ‘Sit Down’ comedy from Matthew Hadfield. All of the performers we had were incredible. And who were these legends? I hear you cry. They were the following, I reply:

Matthew Hadfield,
Pete Slater
Zoe Jackson,
Greg Nowell
&
George Melling,

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

 

 

 

 

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

We had a truly wonderful night and we wish you could have been there.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

The next event is on the 27th. Our headliners are Fiona Nuttall and Benjamin Guifoyle and they will be awesomely amazing so see you there?
OK
Thanksloveyoubye!

Winter Foenander – Aside Effect

Bunbury Magazine – ⭐⭐⭐

Winter Foenander is part of an impressive crop of comedians to have come out of Ireland in recent years. From the very beginning of the show, he was quick to make the audience feel at home in the venue – a marquee. He brought the audience into his show with good warming-up of the crowd and interaction.

His jokes were well-weaved into long anecdotes, segueing between stories and never leaving the laughs far between. And we here at Bunbury always appreciate a Groot reference!

It is going to perhaps be a detriment to this review that we were not able to stay for the entire show, as the laughs build steadily throughout Winter’s narratives.

We also only ever review a show based on the work performer puts in and never review the audience or the venue. It was clear that a good deal of time and talent went into Winter’s show. However, a show of charming stories and laughs such as this was perhaps not suited to the marquee in one of the busiest beer gardens at the Fringe.

We’re hoping to have the chance to catch Winter again at the Fringe. His is a brand of comedy we enjoy.

Winter Foenander – Aside Effect

Part of the Laughing Horse Festival.

The Free Sisters.

1400.

*Now Finished*

The Hound of The Baskervilles

The Hound of The Baskervilles – Review

Bunbury Magazine: ★★★★★

This is like no performance I’ve ever seen. With a very relaxed atmosphere from the off and a beautifully constructed set (using real books!) the audience is immediately immersed, breaking the fourth wall utterly. This does not change throughout in the  most delightful way.
It is one of the best parodies we’ve ever seen with exceptional writing and timing.
Two performers take on all roles with ease, never missing a beat and using minimalistic but highly effective props to do so, the narrative is woven easily.

This is a show that has to be seen. It does everything right and is worth every penny of the ticket price.

EdFringe 2017 Interview Questions

Well hello there! Here are the interview questions we asked at the EdFringe this year so if you got a care package from us but lost the questions (oh no!) or have just simply forgotten, (doh!)

FEAR NOT!!! They are here!

 

  1. First thing’s first, tell our readers about yourself.
  2. How did you get into doing what you do?
  3. What have been the best part of the festival?
  4. Have there been any horror stories?
  5. Have there been any funny moments?
  6. Do you have any hidden talents?
  7. What’s next for you after the Fringe?
  8. Where can we see/hear your stuff?
  9. Other than eating, name three things you would do with peanut butter.

When you send them in, send them to submissions@bunburymagazine.com. Please could you type them up into a word document with your name as the file name and ‘FRINGE 2017’ as the email subject. Also, send pictures. Either of yourself, from your show or flyers or ALL OF THE ABOVE! The space is yours to plug plug plug away so really make it count!

If you want to see what we have done in previous Fringe Features, click on any of the links below!

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Edinburgh Fringe 2016

OKTHANKSLOVEYOUBYE!!!!!!

Rosie Fleeshman – Narcissist In The Mirror. Review

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Bunbury Magazine: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This show is filled with excellent full belly laugh humour and a sense of mischief from the off. Rosie works the crowd so well and has the audience hanging off her every word.
There is a sort of, poised chaos to the performance which intensifies the further in we get but it is shot through with warmth.
The use of silence is just as effective and needed as Fleeshman’s spoken word which itself incorporates surprising language usage which trips off her tongue effortlessly.
The piece encompasses what spoken word should be about.
It is brave, charged with emotion and inspiring and is topped off with a very unique voice that suits the tone and writing down to the ground. Close your eyes and you can hear her facial expressions and feel every word.
Narcissist In The Mirror leaves you wanting more and is one of the most beautiful ways to spend time with what I would class as a perfect ending.
If you haven’t seen it, you’re doing yourself a disservice.