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Mellor and Steele bring Anthropoetry to the Queen's, Barnstaple

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: March 27, 2014

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THE human body is the basis for a poetic and musical examination at the Queen's Gallery Café.

How do we vent our spleens? Whose business do we stick our noses into? BBC Radio 4 Slam Champion Ben Mellor teams up with musician Dan Steele to answer these questions in Anthropoetry – an investigation into how our language and society is informed by our flesh and bones.

Presented with Ben's trademark mix of free-verse poetry, rap, beatbox and a healthy dose of satirical humour, the text is underscored live by Dan's use of guitar, keys, drumpad and live-looping technology – and aims to get to the heart, or bottom, of modern life.

Anthropoetry, supported by Devon hip-hop poet Jack Dean, is at the Gallery Café, Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple on Wednesday, April 2, 8pm. Ticket: £8 (full), £6 (NDT member/supporter); £5 (under 25), £9 (on the door). Box office: 01271 324242, www.northdevontheatres.org.uk.

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