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Scratch Tyne is a monthly event ran by Apples and Snakes NE, the region’s leading spoken word organisation. Each targeting a different area of performance, Scratch Tyne offers a unique chance for spoken word artists to try out their new material in a relaxed environment. The sessions are delivered in a workshop style, complete with silly warm up games and plenty of tea and biscuits. The attending poets then have the chance to perform their new pieces to the others, receiving feedback on specific areas to ready them for reciting at an event.

This month, the theme for Scratch Tyne is ‘Finding Funny, promising to draw out those key comedy moments in a performance. Hosting alongside Apples and Snakes North East co-odinater, Kirsten Luckins will be Scott Tyrell. Scott is a Newcastle based performance poet and has won 10 poetry slams across the country and performed at Glastonbury and Edinburgh Fringe. He has published two poetry collections and has been described by poet Kate Fox as ‘as funny as the finest stand up comedians … but also has heart’.

They will be looking to work on word play, timing, comedy in the everyday and the differences between performing straight and clown. It promises to be a particularly fun scratch, lots of experimenting with word sounds and comic expression so if you have anything at all that you want to try and share, make sure you don’t miss out.

Scratch Tyne Finding Funny with Scott Tyrell will be held at Broadacre House, Newcastle on Sunday 18th January.

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