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Archive for November 2010

On last week’s edition of excellent nonsense 5 Live show/podcast 7 Day Sunday, beautifully coifed manchild and reverse progeria sufferer Chris Addison made reference to the uncanny resemblence between Tory Education Minister and all round Tory prick Michael Gove and beloved children’s character Pob. This is a similarity previously pointed out by my good self here. I can only assume this is infallible proof that beloved children’s character Chris Addison is a regular reader of this blog. So I would like to extend my warmest greetings to him. Hello, Chris. Big fan. You have good hair but you need to eat a sandwich.

And of course, if any other readers, relatively-famous satirists or otherwise, would like me to say hello to them in a future entry, after describing them in excessive and slightly offensive adjectives, do let me know. I am nothing but a tool of the masses.

As the days tick sullenly down to 23rd November (for real, I mean, this weather, ack), I get more and more excited and nervous and terrified and excited. Not about wordPLAY, not really, but when you’ve put a metric shit tonne of work into an event, I suppose it’s natural to imagine the things that could go wrong:

1. No one turns up except the acts.
2. The acts don’t turn up.
3. Chlamydia epidemic.

Luckily, with the mighty force of logic and pragmatism, I am aware that most of those won’t happen. Because:

1. Our line-up are so amazing that people will want to come.
2. They are all also very lovely people so I know that they won’t let wordPLAY down.
3. However, as they are all very sexy, I can’t guarantee anyone’s safety in this regard.

So come to the Good Ship on 23rd November to see the following amazing literary superstars, handpicked for freshness and awesomeosity:

Indigo Williams – in a word, powerful. Indigo’s uber-hot stuff so catch her before she explodes into onomatopaeic flames!

Nick Makoha – Tate gallery collaborator treats us to his accomplished words.

Allan Buroughs – excellent short story writer shares his wonderful words.

Tony White – Prolific writer who is always turning his hand to amazing new projects, doing his bit to ‘spread the word’.

Susan Gray – Acclaimed member of The Roundhouse Collective lets rip for your benefit.

Music from the magnificent Hannah Tuson.

Doors 7pm for 8pm start, £3 entry.

All door proceeds to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Event page on Facebook

[Update, post-event: We had another act on the bill, but she dropped out at the last minute, by updating her Twitter but not actually letting us, the organisers, know directly. Shabby off of Big Brother, you unprofessional gimp. Anyone looking to add her to your event line-up, be warned that she will probably not turn up. I filled in at the last minute, because I am Captain Reliable. Anyway. Fuck you, Shabby. Div.]

This will almost certainly be awful but I will almost certainly go and see it.

And wish I was watching this instead.