Stand Up And Spit – The Big One


7.30pm Thursday 18 June – Camden Centre, Euston Road, London NW1

Tickets £15 / £11 concessions – get them here!

The Big One celebrates Ranting poetry in all its forms with a stellar line-up of original Ranters and poets allied to it. Come and hear verse which pulls no punches … from the 1970s and ’80s to the present day, from the groundbreaking protesting poets who railed against Thatcher and reclaimed language for the working classes to the new generation who follow in that tradition. Expect comedy, politics, rhythm and rhyme, anger, profanity, word play, hope and sometimes despair … but always poetry!

Attila the Stockbroker – former city clerk turned punk poet and folk punk star

Janine Booth, aka The Big J – Marxist, trade unionist, socialist-feminist, author, Ranting poet

Dr John Cooper Clarke – the always sharply dressed Bard of Salford, still riding the New Wave

Joolz Denby – the UK’s premier punk poetess

Ginger John – the Doomsday Commando

Emily Harrison – fresh talent: “Gutsy and honest and funny, rooted in the angst and energy of adolescence without the whining”

John Hegley – the front man of the Popticians has barely been off stage and screen since 1980

Linton Kwesi Johnson – the original dub poet and British Black Panther, author of Dread Beat An’ Blood and Inglan Is A Bitch

Phill Jupitus – Porky the Poet returns the verse where it all began for him

Little Dave – long-standing Harlow punk poet in residence

Mark Thomas – comedian, journalist, campaigner, protester and all-round ranter

Teething Wells – Ranting alter ego of Tim Wells


Tickets £15 / £11 concessions | Thursday 18 June | Camden Centre, Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE


Top l-r: Attila & the Big J; Johnny Clarke; Joolz
Middle l-r: Ginger John; Emily Harrison; John Hegley; LKJ
Bottom l-r: Little Dave; Porky the Poet; Mark Thomas; Teething Wells