Friday night saw the first of our new #LIVEwire events, with an incredible line-up at Manchester’s The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre. A packed room were treated to sets from Luke Wright, Louise Fazackerley and Kirsty Taylor, hosted by Toria Garbutt.

Video by Northern Heart Films

The images below were taken by Derren Lee Poole, and you can also view the gallery over on our Facebook page here. The next of these events is at Leeds’ Hyde Park Book Club on 2 October, starring Salena Godden and Nafeesa Hamid! Tickets are available here.

Today’s copy of The Guardian includes a cover feature on “the rise and rise of the new poets”, with two out of the five poets being Nymphs & Thugs artists Toria Garbutt and Matt Abbott.

The article also includes a piece of work from each of the poets.

Toria and Matt are featured alongside multiple international award-winner Raymond Antrobus, Ted Hughes Award winner Jay Bernard and Theresa Lola. Click here for a read!

One of the most electrifying duos on the UK spoken word scene continue to hit the road together, as Toria Garbutt announces some more tour dates with the iconic Bard of Salford himself, Dr John Cooper Clarke.

Toria has been touring with Dr JCC since last spring, and it’s safe to say that she’s been going down a storm with his audiences. You’ll be able to purchase copies of Toria’s debut album ‘Hot Plastic Moon‘, as well as her debut poetry collection ‘The Universe and Me’.

Toria Garbutt and Dr John Cooper Clarke | Nymphs & Thugs

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