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Next Gig – LIZ BENTLEY + PAUL CREE

Date: THURSDAY 11th SEPTEMBER

Start: 8.00pm

Tickets: £7 / £5

Where:THE ROEBUCK, 50 GREAT DOVER STREET, SE1

EVERY Thursday – Stand up poetry for people who don’t necessarily like poetry.

A full on verbal romp including Top Acts + the World Famous RAW MEAT STEW Open Mic Spot – read a poem, tell a joke, juggle a pigeon, dance a jig and win your own slot at the next Bang Said The Gun night.
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Gigs + Acts 2014

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 18TH – LIZ BENTLEY + PAUL CREE

THURSDAY 25TH – ROSY CARRICK + MALCOM HEAD

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 2ND – JESS GREEN + JAMES MASSIAH

THURSDAY 9TH – HELEN MORT + DANIEL PIPER

THURSDAY 16TH – KATE TEMPEST + SEAN MAHONEY

THURSDAY 23RD – SALLY JENKINSON + DAN SIMPSON

THURSDAY 30TH – NIALL O’SULLIVAN + SARA HIRSCH

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What they’ve been saying:

“Comprehensively the best poetry gig I have ever been to… the finest portrayal of how performance poetry should be…”
PopShot Magazine

“…an amazing night at The Roebuck. Like all the best things in life, it’s done with commitment, belief and passion. If you haven’t been, you get the joy of discovering it for yourself every Thursday.”
Phill Jupitus

“Bang Said the Gun is one of the best poetry nights in the country; the combination of excitement, enthusiasm and deep, deep concentration on the poems is a wonder to behold! Long may it continue!”
Ian McMillan

‘Bang Said the Gun is wonderful: a vortex of energy and enthusiasm’                                       Andrew Motion

“Let England Shake! Bang Said The Gun grabs poetry by its shoulders and shakes it until dirty, funny words fall out. Bang Said The Gun crosses poetry reading with stand up comedy to create a hilarious and rabid poetry mongrel. It’s a night as political as it is trivial, as serious as it is funny.”
Londonist

“It really is the best spoken word night in London, if not the Northern Hemisphere.”
Matt Harvey

“I had a great time at Bang Said The Gun. A unique mixture of outrageous fun and very impressive literary talent.”
Howard Marks

“One of the best performance poetry clubs I’ve performed at in the last 20 years…”
Attila The Stockbroker

“The best club gig I’ve been to in 12 years. Other promoters should be at Bang Said The Gun taking notes.”
Luke Wright

“The loudest, funnest, most inclusive poetry night I’ve been to. It’s a belter.”
Joe Dunthorne

‎”If all events were as good as BANG SAID THE GUN then poetry would be a bloody celebrated art form…’”
Nathan Filer

“Bang Said The Gun – The Death Of Poetry!”
Oxford University

“Bang Said The Gun – The Re-Birth of Poetry!”
Cambridge University

“Bang Said The Gun wins the School of Dark poetry gig of the year. Had an amazing night. Inspired”
Charlie Dark

“Bang Said The Gun is the kind of night you want to play if you’re a spoken word artist. Wicked night.”
Polar Bear

“Bang Said The Gun is the best poetry night in London. Don’t believe me? Go on Thursday and check it out for yourself.”
Nathan Penlington

“Bang is a lesson on how it should be done!”
Niall O’sullivan

A truly cracking night… If poetry nights were all like this, no one would watch TV!
Shane Solanki

“This is the way Poetry Evenings should go. Fuck me, this is more like it!”
Elvis McGonagall

“Brash, boisterous and seriously entertaining… sooner or later the wider population will cotton on to just how much fun poetry can be. In the meantime BANG SAID THE GUN is one of the strongest soldiers fighting the good fight.”
South London Press

“Last nights show was BRILLIANT, I mean stupendously so, I have never had so much fun… Incredible job, to have been able to create not just a vibe, but a look, a sound, a style, an aesthetic, so simply – entirely its own amongst all the live shows is just stunning…”
Inua Ellams

“Pure poetry gold – awesome quality performances, brilliant atmosphere, funky music and animations, and one of the best nights we’ve been to in the last two years. All this and they manage to do this every week!”
Write Out Loud
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PREVIOUSLY AT BANG

JANUARY 2010

Thursday 14th - Niall Osullivan + Paul Birtill

Thursday 21st - Michael Horovitz + Joe Coelho

Thursday 28th - AF Harrold + Dzifa Benson

FEBRUARY 2010

Thursday 4th - Zena Edwards + Jacob Sam La Rose

Thursday 11th - Attila The Stockbroker

Thursday 18th - Nathan Penlington + Abi Palmer

Thursday 25th - Polar Bear + Charlie Dark

MARCH 2010

Thursday 4th - shortMAN + Liz Bentley

Thursday 11th - Elvis McGonagall + Shane Solanki

Thursday 18th - Paul Lyalls + Aisling Fahey

Thursday 25th - Vic Lambrusco + Alan Wolfson

APRIL 2010

Thursday 1st - Niall O’Sullivan + Paul Cree

Thursday 8th - Tim Wells + Hissing At Swans

Thursday 15th - Fran Landesman + Tongue In Chic

Thursday 22nd - Paul Birtill + Wizard of Skill

Thursday 29th - AF Harrold + Tim Clare

MAY 2010

Thursday 6th - David J Vocal Pugilist + Gwyneth Herbert

Thursday 13th - Inua Ellams + Anti-Poet

Thursday 20th - Tim Turnbull + Sean Taylor

Thursday 27th - Rachel Pantechnicon + Sophie Cameron

JUNE 2010

Thursday 3rd - Angry Sam + Anna Le

Thursday 10th - Chris ‘Ventriloquist’ Redmond + Salena Godden

Thursday 17th - Polar Bear + Roundhouse Poetry Collective

Thursday 24th - Byron Vincent + Molly Naylor

JULY 2010

Thursday 1st - Nathan Penlington + Penny ‘Hot Pink’ Ashton

Thursday 8th - Mark Niel + LA Salami

Thursday 15th - Pete The Temp + Joshua Idehen

Thursday 22nd - Luke Wright + Jammie Sammy

Thursday 29th - John Hegley + Bang Said The Gun All Stars

SEPTEMBER 2010

Thursday 16th - Attila The Stockbroker 30TH Anniversary Special

Wednesday 22nd - Pete The Temp + Alan Wolfson (Bull + Gate, Kentish Town)

Thursday 23rd - Charlie Dark + Emilie Zoey Baker

Thursday 30th - Neil Bell + Roundhouse Poetry Slam Champions

OCTOBER 2010

Tuesday 5th - AF Harrold + David J Vocal Pugilist (Counter Culture Festival)

Thursday 7th - Meryl Jones + Cecilia Delatori

Thursday 14th - John Moloney + Captain of the Rant

Thursday 21st - Ian McMillan

Thursday 28th - Nathan Filer + Indigo Williams

NOVEMBER 2010

Thursday 4th - Kate Tempest + Kayo Chingonyi

Thursday 11th - The Fugitives + Talia Randall

Thursday 18th - Elvis McGonagall + Ross Sutherland

Thursday 25th - Murray Lachlan Young + Steve Larkin + Tim Wells

DECEMBER 2010

Thursday 2nd - Matt Harvey + Karen Hayley

JANUARY 2011

Thursday 20th - Martin Newell + Richard Tyrone Jones

Thursday 27th - John Osborne + Jo Bell

FEBRUARY 2011

Thursday 3rd - Harry Baker + Mark Grist

Thursday 10th - Richard Marsh + Deanna Rodger

Thursday 17th - George Chopping + Anti Poet

Thursday 24th - Paul Cree + Ray Antrobus

MARCH 2011

Thursday 3rd - Shane Solanki + Dominic Berry

Thursday 10th - Hollie McNish + Roundhouse Poetry Collective

Thursday 17th - Jonny Fluffypunk + Bohdan Piasecki

Thursday 24th - Murray Lachlan Young + Fatima Al Matar + Rhian Edwards

Thursday 31st - Tim Clare + Liv Torc

APRIL 2011

Thursday 7th - Kate Fox + Karen Hayley + Captain Of The Rant

Thursday 14th - Jeff Cottrill + Pete The Temp

Thursday 21st - Rosy Carrick + Kat Francois

Thursday 28th - Niall O’Sullivan + Mab Jones

MAY 2011

Sunday 1st - GAYMERS CAMDEN CRAWL 2011
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Thursday 5th - Luke Wright + Tony Walsh

Thursday 12th - Byron Vincent + Paul Lyalls

Thursday 19th - Ross Sutherland + Michelle Madsen

Thursday 26th - Simon Munnery + Ralph Swift

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th - MEADOWLANDS FESTIVAL 2011
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JUNE 2011

Thursday 2nd - Tim Clare + Adisa

Thursday 9th - Matt Harvey + Dreadlock Alien + Spoz

Thursday 16th - Nathan Penlington + Dan Simpson

Thursday 23rd - Bro’s Grim + Keith Jarrett

Thursday 30th - Bang Said The Gun All Star Party

AUGUST 2011

Thursday 18th – Saturday 27th - Edinburgh Free Fringe 2011
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SEPTEMBER 2011

Thursday 15th - Will Stopha + Katie Bonna + Richard Marsh

Thursday 22nd - Joe Dunthorne + Rob Barratt

Thursday 29th - Polar Bear + Rachel Pantechnicon + LA Salami

OCTOBER 2011

Thursday 6th - Tshaka Campbell

Thursday 13th - Kat Francois + Jack Dean

Thursday 20th - Kriss Foster + John Osborne

Thursday 27th - Meg Beech + Vanessa Kisuule

NOVEMBER 2011

Thursday 3rd - Jem Rolls + Rob Auton

Thursday 10th - Simon Munnery + Atomic Wednesday

Thursday 17th - The Antipoet + Rachel Rose Reid

Thursday 24th - Rubix Collective

DECEMBER 2011

Thursday 1st - Frank Sanazi + Xmas Extravaganza

Thursday 8th - Kate Tempest + David J + Polarbear + Tim Clare (CHANNEL 4 SPECIAL)

JANUARY 2012

Thursday 12th - Hollie McNish + Mr Gee

Thursday 19th - Mark Gwynne Jones + LTPS Allstars

Thursday 26th - Hannah Jane Walker + AF Harrold

FEBRUARY 2012

Thursday 2nd - Jo Bell + Charlie Dupré

Thursday 9th - Nathan Penlington + Christian Watson

Thursday 16th - Martin Figura + Adam Kammerling

Thursday 23rd - Liz Bentley + Julian Daniel

MARCH 2012

Thursday 1st - Kevin Eldon + Antipoet + Tim Clare + Joe Dunthorne + John Osborne (SKY TV SPECIAL)

Thursday 8th - Tony Walsh + Roundhouse Collective

Thursday 15th - Dominic Berry + Salena Godden

Thursday 22nd - Ross Sutherland + Ada Campe

Thursday 29th - Francesca Beard + Mark Gwyne Jones

APRIL 2012

Thursday 5th - Inua Ellams + Harry Baker

Thursday 12th - Dan Simpson + Niall O’Sullivan

Thursday 19th - Mel Jones + Anthony Anaxagorou

Thursday 26th - Anna Le + Phil Manzanera + Byron Vincent

MAY 2012

Thursday 3rd - John Berkavitch + Emma Jones

Thursday 10th - Jem Rolls + Simon Mole

Thursday 17th - Mark Grist + Mixy + Paula Varjack

Thursday 24th - Mark Niel + Paul Lyalls

Thursday 31st - Pete The Temp + Chris Lynam

JUNE 2012

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd - MEADOWLANDS FESTIVAL 2012

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Thursday 7th - Rosie Wilby + Tom Hyatt

Thursday 14th - Roger McGough + The Very Grimm Brothers

Thursday 21st - Luke Wright + Sabrina  Mahfouz

Thursday 28th - John Hegley + Francesca Beard

JULY 2012

Thursday 5th - Zena Edwards + Richard Marsh

SEPTEMBER 2012

Thursday 20th - Hollie McNish + Keith Jarrett

Thursday 27th - Joelle Taylor + Musa Okwonga

OCTOBER 2012

Thursday 4th - The Ruby Kid + Roundhouse Slam Champions

Thursday 11th - Nia Barge + Nikesh Shukla

Thursday 18th - Jonny Fluffypunk + Bridget Minamore

Thursday 25th - Thick Richard + Nick Makoha

NOVEMBER 2012

Thursday 1st - Amy Acre + Ben Target

Thursday 8th - Ben Mellor + The Fugitives

Thursday 15th - Sean Mahoney + Raymond Antrobus

Thursday 22nd - Sir Andrew Motion + Molly Naylor

Saturday 24th - Elvis McGonagall + Emma Jones – Fred Foundation Special

Thursday 29th - Chris Redmond + Mel Jones

DECEMBER 2012

Thursday 6th - John Osbourne + Paul Cree

Thursday 13th - Chris Lynam + Katie Bonna + Richard Marsh

JANUARY 2013

Thursday 10th - Porky The Poet + Tim Wells

Thursday 17th - The Antipoet + Mark Niel

Thursday 24th - Anthony Anaxagorou + Kat Francois

Thursday 31st - Bohdan Piasecki + Shihan (Def Jam)

FEBRUARY 2013

Thursday 7th - Tom Adams + Tshaka Campbell

Thursday 14th - A.F. Harrold + Deanna Rodger

Thursday 21st - Errol McGlashan + Kristiana Colon

Thursday 28th - Mike Garry + Lydia Beardmore

MARCH 2013

Thursday 7th - Dean Atta+ Aja Monet

Thursday 14th - Nathan Filer + Rosie Garland

Thursday 21st - Simon Munnery + James Bunting

Thursday 28th - Harry Baker + Monkey Poet

APRIL 2013

Thursday 4th - Adam Kammerling +  Roundhouse Collective

Thursday 11th  - Salena Godden + Ian Keteku

Thursday 18th - Tim Clare + Tony Walsh

Thursday 25th - John Berkavitch + Laurie Bolger

MAY 2013

Thursday 2nd - Hollie McNish + Byron Vincent

Thursday 9th – Mark Grist + Gwyneth Herbert

Thursday 16th - Jem Rolls + Elvis McGonagall

Thursday 23rd – Rob Auton + Kemi Taiwo

Thursday 30th – Martin Figura + Catherine Brogan

JUNE 2013

Thursday 6th – Attila The Stockbroker + Jess Green

Thursday 13th - Jacob Sam-La Rose + Burn After Reading Collective

Thursday 20th - Luke Wright + Greeds

Thursday 27th - Inua Ellams + Emma Jones

JUNE 2013

Thursday 4th - Zena Edwards + Paul Lyalls

Thursday 11th – Katie Bonna + Richard Tyrone Jones

Saturday 13th – Ledbury Festival – John Osborne + Maria Ferguson

SEPTEMBER 2013

Thursday 12th – Bang Said The Gun Book Launch

Sunday 15th – RELEASE THE HOUNDS FESTIVAL, KNARESBOROUGH, YORKSHIRE

Thursday 19th – Tim Clare + Jo Bell

Thursday 26th – John Hegley + Jack Rooke

OCTOBER 2013

Thursday 3rd – Joe Dunthorne + Jodi Ann Bickley

Thursday 10th – Roger Robinson + Stan Skinny

Thursday 17th – Steve Larkin + Vanessa Kisuule

Thursday 24th – Daniel Cockrill + Sabrina Mahfouz

Thursday 31st – Pete the Temp + Patience Agbabi

NOVEMBER 2013

Thursday 7th – The Very Grimm Brothers + Roundhouse Slam Champions

Thursday 14th – Dan Simpson + Adam Kammerling

Thursday 21st – Ross Sutherland + Morris Folk Choir

Thursday 28Th – Chris Lynam + Shane Romero And Natasha T Miller

DECEMBER 2013

Thursday 5Th – Matt Harvey + Stephanie Dogfoot

Thursday 12Th – Molly Naylor + Kriss Foster + Father Christmas

JANUARY 2014

Thursday 16th – Mr Gee + Tom Hyatt

Thursday 23rd – Brian Patten + Marv Murphy

Thursday 30th – Phil Kay + Sophia Blackwell

FEBRUARY 2014

Thursday 6th – Hollie McNish + Tshaka Campbell

Thursday 13th – Dead Poets + Anna Freeman

Thursday 20th – Anthony Anaxagorou + Emma Jones

Thursday 27th – Musa Okwonga + Amy Acre

MARCH 2014

Thursday 6th – Inua Ellams + Gemma Rogers

Thursday 13th – Porky the Poet + Tim Wells

Thursday 20th – Luke Wright + Talia Randall

Thursday 27th – Howard Marks + Maria Ferguson

APRIL 2014

Thursday 3rd – Bohdan Piasecki + Francesca Beard

Thursday 10th – Jonny Fluffypunk + Malika Booker

Thursday 17th – Hannah Silva + A.F. Harrold

Thursday 24th – Kat Francois + Zia Ahmed

MAY 2014

Thursday 1st – Amber Tamblyn + Keith Jarrett

Thursday 8Th – Salena Godden + Deanna Rodger

Thursday 15th – Simon Munnery + Sami Switch

Thursday 22nd – John Osborne + The Roundhouse Collective

Thursday 29th – Elvis Mcgonagall + Tolonda Henderson

JUNE 2014

Thursday 5th – Nathan Penlington + Captain Of The Rant

SEPTEMBER 2014

Thursday 11th – Raymond Antrobus + Hannah Jane Walker + Chris Thorpe