Friday November 17th


The Storey



Doors Open 7pm - Open Mic 7.30 - 8pm


Admission £5 / £3(conc.)







The Line-Up


John Martin - Poetry 

John will read from DOWNSTREAM, which contains 20 of his most recent poems. The selection was made and edited by someone else. John found this daunting - to give away control; but also liberating - abdicating responsibility; he even accepted some cuts. The pamphlet is not a sequence, but there are some recurrent themes: growing old and the need to die; remembering as the fruit of imagination; what is home; the energy of rivers; the transforming power of light, perhaps with the possibility of illumination or enlightenment; time is an illusion, there is only now.



Rob Muir - Prose 

In 2016 Rob completed his first collection of short fiction - 'Sharing Showers With Spiders' - blackly comic visions set in a slightly warped and paranoid version of contemporary Britain. He is currently completing a novel, in between bouts of procrastination and geese herding.


Diane Armstrong - Poetry 


 Diane is a member of Cornerstone Writers and has recently worked with Spotlight on its 'Times of Life' project taking older and younger writers into Community Care settings to perform their work.


Dan Power - Poetry

Host of The Dan power Hour on radio Bailrigg fm Dan has performed in plays in London, Montpellier and the Edinburgh Fringe. He first appeared at Spotlight in March as one of the young writers in Spotlight's 'Listening To Youth' project.




 Plus Music 


Fee Fee Moy Moy 


Fee Fee Moy Moy's music roves from the Canterbury pilgrim trail, Hardy's Wessex, to the waters of Morecambe Bay.




Deep Cabaret (solo)

Appearing as a Deep Cabaret solo Steve Lewis will be premiering a sequence of songs adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's novel 'Here I Am' - not to mention 'a bold attempt to reclaim the concept of Grandad from the slush pit of Clive Dunn'.



Compere - Simon Baker