Ear Smoke are gatherings of poets and musicians to celebrate words in flight. Starting 4 years ago in London, it has had over 30 shows across London, and abroad, currently enjoying a residency at Laylow in West London. This will be its first show in Stroud.
Music - Nancy Trotter Landry
Poets - Mark Huband, Olivier Huband
Hosted by Conrad Gamble.
Nancy Trotter-Landry - Stroud’s local 'consummate physical comedian' Nancy trained at the Ecole Internationale de Theatre de Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She began her career as a singer, dancer and and ring mistress in the highly acclaimed Gifford's Circus and works in art, music, film and theatre. Accompanied by Bob Pearson, she will be delighting us with some of her captivating songs.
Mark Huband - Stroud local Mark is an acclaimed international journalist and formidable poet. The author of eight books on Africa, the Middle East and global affairs, his debut collection of poetry, American Road, was published by Live Canon in 2014, followed by a book-length poem, The Siege of Monrovia (2017); Mark’s poetry has also been published in several anthologies and two pamphlets, Skinny White Kids (2017) and Exile (2018); his book-length poem Agony: A Poem of Genocide, will be published in 2019.
Olivier Huband - Son of Mark having lived in Africa, the US and Europe, he is an actor, poet and writer based in London. His credits include recordings with instrumental duo Sunglasses For Jaws, a book (as yet unpublished) containing one long poem and the illustrations of artist William Boyd, work with newly founded collective ‘CRYBOYS’ and a forthcoming collaboration with the recently launched GOAT magazine. This is his third Ear Smoke.
Conrad Gamble - Author and Poet and Filmmaker. Conrad has performed both nationally and internationally at various festivals. At home highlights include Sunday Papers Live, Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Secret Cinema (Dead Poets Society), Blacks Club, Somerset House, The Listeners Project and abroad across Europe. He has been commissioned to write for Suitcase Magazine and the Book of Everyone. His (non poetry book) 'For the Love of London' came out to acclaim nationally two years ago.
£5 on the door