Thu 26 May 2016

The Dancehouse presents

Bang Said the Gun, Manchester

Think you know what a poetry night is? Think again. It's mudwrestling with words, it's poetry not ponce, it's not porn, but it's still pretty good. It's Bang Said the Gun! Poetry for people who don't like poetry, but don't worry, if you do like poetry, you'll like it too.

Hosted by Dave Viney (aka A Poet Called Dave) "Dave Viney is a very funny man and ten times more talented than he is funny." - Mike Garry and Thick Richard "Stu-f*cking-pendous!" - John Cooper Clarke.

Bringing you the best spoken word artists every month and the Raw Meat Stew Open Mic – your chance to win the coveted Golden Gun Award and a chilled bottle of bubbly AND get a shiny new video of your performance (if you want one.)

Our guests for May are Salena Godden, one of Britain's foremost spoken word artists - electrifying, hilarious, intensely powerful and Scott Tyrrell (Reigning BBC Champion and Anti-slam Champion) "razor sharp punch lines... one of the best stand up poets in the country" - Kate Fox, Radio 4 poet in residence.