Stand Up And Spit at WOWFest 2016 – Thursday 19 May

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Stand Up and Spit is back – this time with events around the country. This national series will take Ranting back to the communities where it developed, including Liverpool. We have partnered with Writing on the Wall Festival to bring Stand Up and Spit to Liverpool’s WOW audience.


Venue: Leaf Tea Shop, 65-67 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4EZ
Date: Thursday 19th May
Time: 7.30pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Tickets: £6/4 BUY TICKETS HERE


Join original Ranters Tim ‘Teething’ Wells, who started as a teenage Ranter stepping up between bands and at reggae nights to perform, and Ginger John, a stalwart of the Northern scene. They are joined by Salena Godden, a poet who came after Ranting but fully embodied its ethos and ideas. WoW’s own Blue Saint and members of Liverpool Writers Alia Boqash and Amina Atique complete the line-up.
WOW performers

WOW performers (l-r): Ginger John (c. John Bolloten); Tim Wells; Salena Godden; Keith Ainsworth

Tim Wells last performed at WoW at an hilarious event with Phil Jupitus in 2014. At that time, he had already begun to document the Ranting Poetry Scene and collecting the stories of his fellow Ranters which became the Stand Up and Spit blog ( Salena Godden is also a WoWfest favourite. In 2015 she supported Lemn Sissay and had the audience rolling in the aisles with her Voodoo poem.