The UK’s top poets, comedians and musicians are coming together for Save The Male, with all proceeds going to CALM.
Writer, performer and Save The Male host Cecilia Knapp says, “ I’ve been running nights for CALM for the last five years, since my brother took his own life. This is the third fundraiser at Ace Hotel and one of many that we’ve done all over the country. The whole point of the night is to provide a space to have fun, share stories, be open about why we are there, generate empathy and compassion, as well as hopefully entertain – all geared towards raising awareness of the charity. For me, supporting CALM is all about deconstructing unhelpful gender roles, talking about what is often silenced, and pushing the conversation about mental health forward.”
Learn more about the amazing performers here and grab your tickets below:
Cecilia Knapp is a poet, play write and performer. She has performed all over the UK and internationally. Commissions include the TATE, The Guardian and the BBC and she has been featured in Vogue as one of the UK’s young poets to watch. Her first show “Finding Home” was recently published by Burning Eye Books and toured the U.K. extensively in 2017. She is working on her first novel and her debut poetry collection. She is currently poet in residence at Great Ormond Street hospital and tutors the Roundhouse Poetry Collective.
Jack Rooke is an award-winning comedy writer-performer. His debut BBC Three series ‘Happy Man’ and R4 comedy ‘Good Grief’, broadcast last year to critical acclaim. His second show ‘Happy Hour’ debuted at Edinburgh 2017 in the Top 50 highest reviewed shows of the festival. He’s currently writing BBC comedy-drama pilot ‘Big Boy’ and his debut book with Penguin/Ebury.
– BBC New Comedy Talent Hotlist 2017
– “Engaging, frank, hilarious!” New York Times
– *****”Awfully-funny with a dollop of punk!” Gay Times
Bridget Minamore is a British-Ghanaian writer from south-east London. She is a poet, critic, essayist, and journalist, often writing about pop culture, theatre, race and class. Titanic (Out-Spoken Press), her debut pamphlet of poems on modern love and loss, was published in May 2016.
Toby Campion is a UK Poetry Slam Champion and World Poetry Slam finalist. He has performed on stages across the UK, from Glastonbury Festival to London’s Royal Albert Hall, and around the world, and his work has been featured on nationally on The Arts Show with Jonathan Ross, BBC iPlayer, Channel 4 and more. His poetry was Highly Commended in the Forward Poetry Prizes 2018 and his debut short collection, Through you blood, was longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize.
James Massiah is a poet & DJ from South London whose work explores ideas about sexuality mortality & ethics through performance writing & visual media. His latest project ‘Euthanasia Party/Twenty Seven’ is a series of poems about fate sex life & death from the perspective of a young determinist. He has been commissioned to produce work for the BBC & the Guardian as well as featuring in campaigns for Selfridges Loewe & Nike. He has performed readings of his work at the Tate Modern the Courtauld & the Houses of Parliament & been profiled in Vogue Dazed i-D & GQ
Sean Mahoney is a writer and performer from London. He co-runs popular poetry nights Boxedin and Boxed intimate. His last show Until You Hear That Bell, had several London runs and will be at the Camden People Theatre in May. He’s working on a new one man show with the Battersea Arts Centre and writing a play for the Unicorn theatre.
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