Thursday 22nd March at 7pm, Petroc College Theatre, Barnstaple,
Entry £5 / free entry for students
Award-winning festival favourites, Byron Vincent and Jonny Fluffypunk, offer their unique and refreshingly off-kilter comic observations on life, mental health and late onset fatherhood.
This is event is part of Word on Tour, a 26-date live literature tour of South West libraries from Somerset to the Scilly Isles, showcasing the region’s huge range of writing talent. Word on Tour is presented by Literature Works in partnership with South Western Regional Development Agency (SWRLS) it is funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund.
Helen Chaloner, CEO of Literature Works said: “Word on Tour is about bringing the region’s writing and performance talent to the door of local communities. Our local library is an essential shared space that is open to all. We hope audiences will embrace these fun, celebratory performances.”
Byron Vincent is a writer, comic performer and activist. He has performed on Channel 4, BBC and Radio 4, where he has spoken about his own experiences of growing up in the care system. His recent BBC Radio 4 documentary, Glasgow Boys: From Chaos to Calm, offers candid insights into the many causes of violence and advocates a successful scheme that brings peace to otherwise chaotic lives. He wowed the student audience at Bridgwater and Taunton College with his honest and hugely entertaining personal reflections on living with bipolar disorder. He is currently touring his latest theatre show, Live Before You Die, with his last stop at Exeter Phoenix.
Byron is joined by threadbare philosopher, radical dandy and self-styled sustainable nihilist Jonny Fluffypunk. A fine purveyor of bittersweet autobiography, political disillusionment and surreal whimsy Jonny is a firm favourite at festivals and arts venues throughout the UK. Stridently anti-competition, he is, to his disgust, winner of countless poetry slams and came second three times in the UK National All-Stars slam. As The Independent puts it, he offers ‘Acute social observation, intricate humour, surreal fantasy, sharp irony and wit…and England’s most pretentious moustache.’
Student tickets are offered for free and can be booked via Petroc Theatre.
£5 tickets for the general public can be bought via Eventbrite.