Thursday, 8 December 2011

Michael Rosen and Olusola Oyeleye to perform poetry with jazz at Arcola Theatre on Sunday 11 December

The multi-talented award winning writer and theatre director Olusola Oyeleye is to star as the guest artist at Arcola Theatre's "Notes & Quotes" series this Sunday evening in Dalston.

Michael Rosen, the poet, playwright and former Children's Laureate, is also to headline at the event. Michael worked recently with the filmmaker Emma-Louise Williams to produce a film about Hackney "Under the Cranes" which has received widespread acclaim.

The evening will also feature music from the Dalston based jazz quintet The Dulce Tones and there will be improvised collaborations between the musicians and poets. The Dulce Tones will feature the trumpet and flugelhorn playing of Loz Speyer who's band Time Zone's recent Cuban influenced album "Crossing the line" has attracted critical acclaim.

The event, "Notes and Quotes", is the second in a series of poetry and jazz events and will take place at 7pm on Sunday 11 December in Arcola Theatre, Ashwin Street, Dalston E8. Tickets are available in advance and on the door.

Arcola Box Office: 020 7503 1646 and

1 comment:

  1. Having lived in the area for 15+ years I have seen it change from a no-go area to one I like at night, I cycled through at three in the morning the other day and thought about how wonderful it all was. Im kinda glad the big labels are staying away as it will give small shop owners a chance to thrive. The best breakfast isn't to be found in a fast food chain I can tell you...okay you pay 50p more but you get real people doing things nice. And hackney council may mess up now and then, burning off yellow lines one day, painting them back the next or some such thing but then they also give us great festivals, markets and community events and parks. Just don't tell everyone how great hackney really is or they'll all want to live here. I'm serious, i used to live mayfair (on the cheap) it's tons better, much more fun...


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