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Friday, November 23, 2007

WAYANG KATA V + BLACKTRONICA = DECEMBER COOL! Keeping the spotlight on spoken word

In the last episode of Wayang Kata, three poets won their way to the Singapore Writer’s Festival. This fifth instalment of the spoken word series welcomes them back on stage along with Charlie Dark and poets from Singapore!

Music producer, club DJ and, yes, poet Charlie Dark is the latest in a line of British talents to come our way. Despite over fourteen years behind the decks, Charlie’s first love was the spoken word. He was one of the individuals responsible for starting the famous Speaker’s Corner jams and he continues to wow audiences with his apt observations and insights whenever he steps up to the microphone. With his flamboyant gestures and vocal gymnastics, Dark has made a dynamic impact on the UK poetry and performance scene.

Before we bring on the poets, though, KL goes dark with Charlie and Blacktronica, a revolution in music and UK club culture. Featuring live performances, DJs, spoken word and more, this is not your average club night!


Charlie Dark poetry reading for Oxfam


Date Saturday, 8 December 2007
Venue Heritage Mansion @ Heritage Avenue, Jalan Kamunting, Kuala Lumpur
Time 9.00 p.m. till late
Admission Free. Entrance only for 21 years and above only.

Wayang Kata V

Date Sunday, 9 December 2007
Venue No Black Tie, 17 Jalan Mesui off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur
Time 8.30 p.m.
Admission RM10 at the door

Hosted by the dynamic duo Jerome Kugan and Jasmine Low (also known as Troubagangers), this is a night not to be missed. Find out more about Charlie and the poets joining him on stage for Wayang Kata V here.

For more information, email British Council at arts@britishcouncil.org.my