The Forest Poets are presenting a night of music and poetry at the Rose & Crown on Friday 30 November. The night features performances from a range of poets and artists, and is headlined by singer/songwriter, formerly of the band Hefner, Darren Hayman.
Forest Poets are, as you may suspect, a group of poets who meet regularly in the Rose & Crown and who promote poetry in the Waltham Forest area. They put on regular events and their stanza is open to all. The full line-up for the Rose & Crown gig (at time of writing) is Rob Auton, Anna Skodbo, Abena the Actress, Steve McLean, Simon Miles & Mo Gallaccio, Kate Bentley, Norman Andrew, Michael Shann, with the night finished off by a performance from Darren Hayman.
Hayman has recently released ‘The Violence’, an album about the Essex Witch Trials of the 17th century, and which is the third in his Essex Trilogy. NME gave ‘The Violence’ 8/10, proclaiming it as “Beirut/Bon Iver/PJ Harvey brilliant” and Hayman himself as “arguably the greatest twee-folk hero of the past two decades”. It’s good to know that we can still rely on NME to have a potentially definitive list of twee-folk heroes of the past 20 years.
The Forest Poets Music & Poetry night is upstairs at the Rose & Crown on Friday 30 November from 7.30pm. Entry is £7, click here for tickets or buy them on the door. More information is on the Forest Poets Facebook page, and they are on Twitter at @ForestPoets.