THE LONG LOST GOLDEN GLORY OF DODO

An archive of past Dodo shows

See a  Blog of video clips of poets performing at Dodo at hhttp://dodovidpoets.blogspot.com/.


SOUTH BANK POETRY AT THE CAFE
A fundraising evening for South Bank Poetry magazine with

ANGELINA DEMARIA

AGNES MEADOWS

PATRIC CUNNANE

KATHERINE LOCKTON

OPEN-MIC SPOTS

Wednesday 6th January 2016 7.30pm
The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX
MC Katherine Lockton – sign up by 7pm for open-mic spots
£ 5 &4 concessions
Covent Garden/Leicester Square tube.

 

Louder than Liberty

A night of frenetic, melodic, & poetic possibilities featuring…

Patric Cunnane
Expect a dynamic mixture of poetry, passion and politics from Folkestone-based Patric Cunnane. He is the founder of Dodo Modern Poets which presents poetry events throughout the UK and Ireland.
https://dodomodernpoets.wordpress.com

Sue Johns

Cornish poet and performer Sue Johns reads from her poetry collections and presents work from Spectre of Abandonment, a collaboration with visual artist Lorraine Clarke.
”Sue Johns is one of contemporary poetry’s finest voices” – Steve Tasane

http://www.clarke-art.co.uk

www.suejohns.co.uk

Liz Bentley

Quirky poet and lo-fi songbird with a Casio keyboard in one hand and a ukulele in the other. Veteran of three Edinburgh Fringe shows – one a five-star job, another one in a swimming pool. Winner of Shape Disability Arts’ 2009 commission to write a new show for the cultural Olympiad.
‘Like a female Ivor Cutler’ – The Scotsman

www.lizbentley.co.uk/

Project Adorno

Wonky pop songs on library date stamps, Cubism and Jeremy Paxman delivered by two men, an ipod and an acoustic guitar. And maybe a projector, if they’re feeling ambitious.
“The lovechild of The Human League and Radio Four’s Shipping Forecast” Buxton Fringe http://www.projectadorno.net

Wednesday 5th August 2015

Colour House Theatre, Watermill Way Merton, SW19 2RD

Doors 7.30pm. Showtime: 8pm  £9/£8 conc

Box Office: 01303 243868  info@openhausarts.org
Tube: Colliers Wood/South Wimbledon

http://www.abbeyfest.co.uk               http://www.colourhousetheatre.co.uk

We’ll be at Lily’s Tea House, Merton Abbey Mills on Saturday, 4 July and the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden, on Friday, 17 July.

SUMMER AT LILY’S    

 Join is at charming riverside venue  Lily’s Tea House, with an inspiring line-up of  established voices & open mic readers on 4 July 2015. The room is intimate so booking is advised: 01303 243868 or email patric.poet@zen.co.uk

JOE DUGGAN

A welcome return from lyrically gifted Irish bard    

 KEITH & SUZANNE DRAKE  

Drama-fuelled verse from the dynamic duo         

LI YAN

Poetry & music with Chinese influences .   

OPEN MIC SPOTS 

 Sign up early to guarantee a chance to read                     

Lily’s Tea House is a fully-licensed Chinese restaurant. Hot food available before the show

 8pm, Saturday 4 July 2015      

 LILY’s TEA HOUSE, 2 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey Mills

Merantun Way, SW19 2RD

 £5 & 4 – just £4 for open mic readers and other concessions.

http://dodomodernpoets. wordpress.com

Bookings: 01303  243868  or 07769  777022  patric.poet@zen.co.uk

0782 5564557 (Tea House); Colliers Wood Tube;200 bus

dodo modern poets letting fly with words


DODO MODERN POETS: APRIL SAYERS   now on http://dodovidpoets.blogspot.com/.

 Wednesday 15 April  at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden, a spring celebration featuring rousing songs and punchy poetry.

LIZZIE SHIRLEY

 Radical songwriter with the human touch   

 ANDY V FROST       

 Motorcycyling bard revs up for a splendid journey 

PENNY FAULKNER     

 Crafted verse from a stellar performer       

 PATRIC CUNNANE

 Wit & wisdom  from Folkestone’s finest                

Wednesday 15 April 2015  8pm

The Poetry Cafe, 

dodo modern poets letting fly with words

FIZZING FEBRUARY     now on http://dodovidpoets.blogspot.com/.

Our first Poetry Cafe show of 2015. A great line-up included Amy Leon, visiting New Yorker and rising star of the celebrated Nuyorican slam team. 

AMY LEON   New York-based star of Nuyorican slam team  

JASMINE ANN COORAY     Powerful verse, mining deep soulful seams 

LARA KENNEDY     Passion & punch from a consummate performer      

 PATRIC CUNNANE  Fiery poetry & more  from Folkestone’s finest                

Thursday 19 February 2015 8pm

The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX

£ 8 &7 concessions Info: 01303 243868; patric.poet@zen.co.uk

Covent Garden/Leicester Square tube.

dodomodernpoets.wordpress.com

dodo modern poets letting fly with words

DODO MODERN POETS

FIZZING FEBRUARY   

Join us for our first Poetry Cafe show of 2015. A great line-up includes Amy Leon, visiting New Yorker and rising star of the celebrated Nuyorican slam team. 

AMY LEON   New York-based star of Nuyorican slam team  

JASMINE ANN COORAY      Powerful verse, mining deep soulful seams 

LARA KENNEDY     Passion & punch from a consummate performer      

 PATRIC CUNNANE – Fiery poetry & more  from Folkestone’s finest                

Thursday 19 February 2015 8pm

The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX

£ 8 &7 concessions Info: 01303 243868; patric.poet@zen.co.uk

Covent Garden/Leicester Square tube.

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AUTUMN RISING

Dodo Modern Poets has been presenting top-flight poetry throughout the UK and Ireland for 25 years. Join us as we continue our anniversary celebrations with an inspiring line-up of new and established voices on 17 October 2014 at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden.

RICHARD SCOTT

Combining storytelling skills with poetic virtuosity

LAURETTA TOMLINSON

Sparkling poetry from a fine Dodo debut

CHARLOTTE KNOWLES CUTLER-

Vivid cutting edge verse from rising new star –

ALVIN CULZAC

Matchless performance power from another new Dodo voice

Friday 17 October 2014 8pm

the Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX

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NOVEMBER FIREWORKS     8 November 2014     

Dodo Modern Poets has been presenting top-flight poetry throughout the UK and Ireland for 25 years. We continue our anniversary celebrations at charming riverside venue  Lily’s Tea House, with an inspiring line-up of  established voices & open mic readers on 8 November 2014. The room is intimate so booking is advised: 01303 243868 or emailpatric.poet@zen.co.uk

ZOLAN QUOBBLE

Adrenalin-soaked rhythm n’verse from deepest Brockley   

ANN VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS  

Beautifully constructed poems from fine Merton poet       

LI YAN

Poetry & music with Chinese influences .   

OPEN MIC SPOTS 

 Sign up early to guarantee a chance to read                     

Lily’s Tea House is a fully-licensed Chinese restaurant. Hot food available before the show

 8pm, Saturday 8 November 2014      

 LILY’s TEA HOUSE, 2 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey Mills

Merantun Way, SW19 2RD

 £5/4 – just £4 for open mic readers and other concessions.

 0782 5564557 (Tea House); Colliers Wood Tube; 200 bus

01303 243868  or 07769  777022  patric.poet@zen.co.uk


25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Dodo Modern Poets has been presenting top-flight poetry throughout the UK and Ireland for 25 years.

STUART LARNER

Razor-sharp wit from widely-published Scarborough poet & performer

CLARE MULLEY

Soulful versifier making her Dodo debut

LARA KENNEDY

Passionate and powerful voice new to Dodo

PATRIC CUNNANE

Dodo founder sails in from Folkestone on a sea of words

Friday 19 September 8pm The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX

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October Odes
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 8PM 2013

STEVE TASANE The bard of Hastings on winning form

EMILE SERCOMBE Surreal wordsmithery from the shaman of Plumstead

LIZZIE SHIRLEY Acclaimed singer songwriter mixing the political with the personal

PATRIC CUNNANE Poetry from the wild bowl of the first world

POETRY CAFE, 22 BETTERTON STREET, LONDON WC2 Tel: 0207 420 9880

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OCTOBER 5th 2013
WIMBLEDON BOOKFEST,

AERON THOMAS Dylan Thomas’ daughter – she performs his work and her own

Ardella Jones Celebrated stand-up mixing poetry and monologue

Jasmine Ann Cooray Soulfully powerful verse from a London Slam champion

PR Murry Targets modern life – from the mundane to the apocalyptic

Patric Cunnane Poetry and politics with a drop of the Irish

New Wimbledon Studio, The Broadway,Wimbledon, SW19 1QG.


September Songs FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 8PM

SUE JOHNS Cornish roots and urban vibes mashing up a lyrical feast

JOE DUGGAN A Dodo favourite and a powerful Irish voice

LIZELAH THAUGALLY Prolific versifier from the day she discovered crayons

PATRIC CUNNANE No topic untouched by this passionate and polemic poet


Jumping June

13 JUNE – POETRY CAFE , 22 BETTERTON STREET, WC2, Tel: 0207 420 9880.

OTHER THERESA  Lyrical and satirical poetry spiced with salacious songs and banter

JASON KING Elegant verse from the co-editor of Delinquent magazine

LISA HITCHEN Soulful newcomer to the performance scene

PATRIC CUNNANE

Concocting a potent brew of poetry, politics and passion

THE MEN of PORLOCK
present AN Amazing Performance of POETRY

by
PR “Tooting is Mutating” Murry

Zolan “Some Birds Fly So High” Quobble

Emile  “That Adja Goin Dinit”  Sercombe

Poetry Cafe Betterton Street, Covent Garden

on Saturday May 31st 2008

Doors open at 7.30 – Show starts at 8

“Incredible! I was struck dumbe!” Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Poetraie Nowe

“True hairs indeed!”  Elizabeth Forbes-Knottley – Horse and Home


“riverside arts”

SUNBURY POETRY GROUP

Presents an evening with…PERFORMANCE POET

PATRIC CUNNANE

A poetry reading

PLUS q&a afterwards

THURSDAY 3 APRIL 2008

Riverside Arts Centre 59 Thames Street-Sunbury-on-Thames

Middlesex TW16 5QF

http://www.riversidearts.co.uk


APRIL AMBIENCE 2008
JASMINE COORAY Soulfully powerful verse from a London Slam champion

JOHN CITIZEN Finely honed poems with cutting-edge wit

HELEN MORT Acclaimed poetry of people and place from 2007 Eric Gregory Award winner

PATRIC CUNNANE Poetry, politics and passion with an Irish heart

The Poetry Cafe 22 Betterton Street, WC2


DECEMBER LIGHTS show (DECEMBER 5) Featuring

CARLA PECORELLI Soulful singer & writer from Portugal

ZOLAN QUOBBLE Fine versifier tackling big themes

HEATHER TAYLOR Superb poet, one of Canada´s best exports

PATRIC CUNNANE Passion, politics and seasonal cheer


THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY – POETRY CAFE, 22 BETTERTON STREET, WC2, Tel: 0207 420 9880.

Patric Cunnane

Ardella Jones

PR Murry

Valeria Melchioretto


Feb 2008

PROJECT ADORNO Likely lads blend smart pop with pure poetry

EISHA KUMAR Making poetry fly with music and dance

RHIAN EDWARDS Soulful lyricism from fine Welsh poet

PATRIC CUNNANE Poetry politics and passion


DODO MODERN POETS 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Dodo Modern Poets has been presenting top-flight poetry throughout the UK and Ireland for 25 years. Join us as we celebrate our anniversary with an extravaganza of poetic and musical magic at Abbeyfest.

STUART LARNER  Razor-sharp wit from widely-published Scarborough poet & performer

CLARE MULLEY Soulful versifier making her Dodo debut

LARA KENNEDY Passionate and powerful voice new to Dodo

PATRIC CUNNANE Dodo founder sails in from Folkestone on a sea of words

Friday 19 September 2014 8pm

The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX


25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Dodo Modern Poets has been presenting top-flight poetry throughout the UK and Ireland for 25 years. Join us as we celebrate our anniversary with an extravaganza of poetic and musical magic at Abbeyfest.

PROJECT ADORNO Electro-pop duo Project Adorno present songs & poems from their new Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Jarman in Pieces’

SUE JOHNS Cornish roots meet urban reality

ARDELLA JONES Wickedly stylish diva of Colliers Wood

P.R. MURRY  Sharp-witted North-London satirist

FRANCES WHITE Soulful verse from gifted poet

PATRIC CUNNANE Poetry and passion from Dodo founder

Saturday 2 August 2014 7.30pm

Colour House Theatre, Watermill way, Merton, SW19 2RD


DODO MODERN POETS JUMPING JUNE

LISA KELLY Passion and punch from a fine performer

KEITH & SUZANNE DRAKE Action-packed verse from the dynamic duo

ANNA BEECHER Superb new poet making her Dodo debut

P.R. MURRY Anarchic wit & wisdom from north London

Friday 20 June 2014 8pm

The Poetry Cafe; 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX


SPRING TIDES

JAMES EASTON Rising star of the Kent poetry scene

PENNY FAULKNER Landscapes of life and loss & more

ANNE MACAULAY Superb poet making her Dodo debut

PATRIC CUNNANE Your versifying host and Dodo founder

Friday 16 MAY 2014 8pm

The Poetry Cafe 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX


DODO MODERN POETS: APRIL SAYERS

PROJECT ADORNO Smart pop taking a rise out of the modern world

ISABEL BERMUDEZ Soulful poet with Columbian origins

JENNY RIDLEY Classic verses sung & played with sonorous passion

PATRIC CUNNANE Your versifying host and Dodo founder

Friday 11 April 2014 8pm


POETRY LIBRARY: Dodo Modern Poets

Date: Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Time: 8:00 PM

Address: Saison Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Dodo Modern Poets celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. It was founded to bring new and established poets to as wide an audience as possible, and hosts regular evenings in Covent Garden and Merton. Join Dodo founder Patric Cunnane together with regular performers Sue Johns, P.R. Murry, and Jasmine Ann Cooray.


FIZZING FEBRUARY

EMILE SERCOMBE Visual and verbal pyrotechnics

AMY McALLISTER Masterly performer and slam supremo

FRANCES WHITE Soulful verse from fine Merton poet

PATRIC CUNNANE Wit and wisdom from Dodo founder

Friday 21 February 2014


Louder Than Liberty 19 March 2014
Performance poets Sue Johns, Patric Cunnane & post-modern cabaret duo Project Adorno return to Abbeyfest with special guest poet Jasmine Ann Cooray.

Cornish Poet Sue Johns

Poetry plus performance of ‘Shopgirl’; The result of a fifty five year old woman crawling out of a mound of empty Sauvignon bottles and realising she’s worked in the same shop for twenty five years.

“Sue Johns is one of contemporary poetry’s finest voices” Steve Tasane
http://www.suejohns.co.uk

Patric Cunnane

Poetry, politics and passion from one of London’s most dynamic performers. Patric will be promoting his latest collection, ´Looking for Eden´. He is founder of Dodo Modern Poets which presents regular evenings at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden and throughout the UK and Ireland. Dodo Modern Poets celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. http://dodomodpoets.com/dodo.shtml

Project Adorno

Post-modern pop songs on library date stamps, Cubism and Jeremy Paxman delivered by two men, an ipod and an acoustic guitar. And maybe a projector, if they’re feeling ambitious. ‘The lovechild of The Human League and Radio Four’s Shipping Forecast’  Buxton Fringe

http://www.projectadorno.net

Jasmine Ann Cooray

Jasmine Ann Cooray is a poet from London, of British and Sri Lankan heritage. She works with young people as a mentor and workshop facilitator, developing confidence through poetry and performance. She aims to create spaces for voices of all of kinds to speak out.

Jasmine is known for her vivid images, inclusive performance style, and storytelling through personal experience. She is often moved to address the taboo issues through her writing, and has performed in a variety of spaces in the UK, Singapore and the Philippines. Her debut poetry pamphlet ‘everything we don’t say’ was released with Tall Lighthouse Press in 2009 and is due to be reprinted in 2014.

http://jasmineanncooray.wordpress.com/

Wednesday 19th March 2014

Colour House Theatre, Watermill Way Merton, SW19 2RD

Part of Abbeyfest Spring programme


Friday 13 December 2013

DODO MODERN POETS WINTER LIGHTS

JENNY RIDLEY Classic poems set to acoustic music

P.R.MURRY Obese Advocate of Cannibalising Royalty

LISA HITCHEN Passionate poetry that doesn’t shrink from the personal

PAUL McGRANE fine London poet making his Dodo debut


Friday18 October 2013

DODO MODERN POETS OCTOBER ODES WITH A CORNISH FLAVOUR

SUE JOHNS Blending Cornish roots with urban edge

ANGELA STONER  Award-winning Cornish-based poet

LESLEY HALE Fine verse from the St Ives school

PATRIC CUNNANE Celtic connections with a drop of the Irish


LOUDER THAN LIBERTY

Poetry and performance at the Colour House Theatre, Abbey Mills,Merton

PROJECT ADORNO

SUE JOHNS

PATRIC CUNNANE


SEPTEMBER SONGS

ZOLAN QUOBBLE Throbbing verbosity form Brocolli

EVE PEARCE Vivid verse: Scottish childhood and a life well lived

ISABEL BERMUDEZ Superb poet making her Dodo debut

PATRIC CUNNANE Celtic barditry from SW19

Friday 20 September 2013 8pm

The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX


DODO MODERN POETS JUMPING JUNE

LIZZIE SHIRLEY Stellar songs both rousing and radical

PR MURRY Wit, wisdom and crustacean crooning

PENNY FAULKNER Planing the silence: landscapes of life and loss

PATRIC CUNNANE Powerful mix of passion, poetry and politics

Friday 14 June 2013 8pm


LOUDER THAN LIBERTY: August 7th 2013

PATRIC CUNNANE Poetry, politics and passion from one of London´s most powerful performers

SUE JOHNS Post punk, post feminist verse from fine Cornish poet, including ‘Mud Sticks… teenage angst in the seventies’

LIZ BENTLEY Quirky poet and lo-fi songbird with a keyboard in one hand and ukulele in the other.

PROJECT ADORN0 The dynamic duo deliver wonky pop songs on library date stamps, Cubism and Jeremy Paxman

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Colour House Theatre

Watermill Way, Merton, SW19 2RD


POETRY AT LILY’S

KEITH & SUZANNE DRAKE Action packed verse from the dynamic duo

ANDY V FROST Revving up with Merton’s motorcycling bard

LI YAN Poetry & music with Chinese influences

OPEN MIC SPOTS  a chance to read for early birds

Saturday 17 AUGUST 2013 8pm

Lily’s Tea House

2 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey Mills, Merantun Way, SW19 2RD


SPRINGING INTO MAY

STEVE TASANE Radical verse from the bard of Hastings –

ALISON WINCH Spiky chronicles of London life and more

SUZANNE & KEITH DRAKE The dynamic duo return with all guns blazing.

PATRIC CUNNANE Eclectic mix of wit, wisdom and passion


PROJECT ADORNO High energy mash of smart pop and pure poetry

PAULINE SEWARDS Accessible narrative poetry with a story teller’s gift

RICHARD SCOTT Powerful & engaged performer making his Dodo debut.

PATRIC CUNNANE Eclectic Celtic cocktail of Wit &wisdom

Friday 12 April 2013 The Poetry Cafe


FIZZING FEBRUARY

ASMINE ANN COORAY-Powerful verse, mining deep soulful seams

ANDY V. FROST On the road with Merton´s motorcycling bard

LISA KELLY Passion & punch from a fine performer

PATRIC CUNNANE Wit & wisdom from wilder shores

Friday 15 February 2013 8pm

The Poetry Cafe

Friday 15 February 2013 8pm


December 14th 2013

P.R.MURRY Launching his new book of selected poems

SON OF NIGHTSOIL OF THE CONCEALED EMU

with

ZOLAN QUOBBLE Adrenalin soaked rhythmn n’ verse

SUE JOHNS Spellbinding poet with Cornish roots

EMILE SERCOMBE Visual pyrotechnics and eccentric wordplay

PATRIC CUNNANE Perfect storm of passion and politics

Friday 14 December 2012 Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street


DODO MODERN POETS Celebrate Chinese New Year with

ARDELLA JONES Wickedly witty diva takes no prisoners

LI YAN Poetry and song with Chinese influences

PATRIC CUNNANE Passion and politics with a drop of the Irish

PR MURRY Reads from fine new collection, Son of the Glowing Nightsoil of the Concealed Emu.

Friday 8 February 2013

Lily’s Tea House

2 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey Mills Merantun Way, SW19 2RD


OCTOBER ODES

ARDELLA JONES Wickedly witty diva makes a welcome return

GRAHAM BUCHAN Beautifully crafted verse focusing on people and places

FRANCES WHITE Showcasing fine work from an imminent anthology

Patric Cunnane: Wisdom and passion from wilder shores

19 October 2012
Poetry Cafe;, 22 Betterton Street


November 22nd

LINGERING AT LILY’S

SUE JOHNS: Radical word rouser with Cornish roots

LI YAN Poetry & song with Chinese influences

PATRIC CUNNANE Passion and politics with a drop of the Irish

JOE DUGGAN Mellifluous and masterly Irish poet

Thursday 22 November 2012

Lily’s Tea House

2 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey Mills, Merantun Way, SW19 2RD


DODO MODERN POETS

Dodo Modern Poets was founded in 1986 by Patric Cunnane with the intention of bringing new and established poets to as wide an audience as possible and especially to venues off the beaten track.

The name Dodo Modern Poets is an ironic tribute to Penguin Modern Poets, a now extinct series of anthologies featuring new poetry which were published in the sixties and seventies. Like the dodo, poetry is always in danger of extinction but somehow rises again to challenge the values of modern society.

The group hosts a regular evening at the Poetry Cafe; in Covent Garden where it presents the most vibrant, entertaining and challenging poets writing today.

DMP has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival, the St Ives Literature Festival, the Hastings Festival and many others including a number of Dylan Thomas inspired evenings in Laugharne, South Wales for which it received funding from the Welsh Arts Council. Other London shows included several appearances at the Wimbledon Studio Theatre and at the Croydon Clocktower arts centre. In October 2007 it hosted a gala evening in Wimbledon as the culminating event in the first Wimbledon Book Festival and it returned to Wimbledon on 5 October 2008 for the second Wimbledon Book Festival.

Its founder Patric Cunnane is involved in many other poetry activities, He ran a day school on performance poetry in the New Forest. He has created poetry with elderly people and disabled people in day care centres in the London Borough of Merton. He ran school workshops in the same borough as part of the Big Arts project for several years and a poetry workshop at Merton´s arts festival for adults with learning difficulties.

Patric Cunnane´s poems have appeared in many publications including The Guardian and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. His latest collection Baltimore was published in 2006.

THE ABOVE IS THE STATEMENT OF DODO AS IT APPEARED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2012


SALUT SEPTEMBER

Lisa Kelly: Sharp verse peopled with characters & passion

Richard Tyrone Jones: Heartfelt performer fresh from Edinburgh

Alison Winch: Spiky chronicler of London life & more

Patric Cunnane: A drop of the Irish from Wimbledon way

14 September 2012

Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street London WC2


JUMPING JUNE

PR MURRY Sculpting wordsmith tackling the big issues

LIZELAH THAUGALLY  Soulful versifier with Mauritian roots.

MAGGIE OKE Focusing on the personal with an urban edge

PATRIC CUNNANE Juggling meter from the local to global

Friday 15 JUNE 2012

The Poetry Cafe 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX


DODO MODERN POETS

LINGERING AT LILY’S

SUE JOHNS Radical word rouser with Cornish roots
LI YAN Poetry & song with Chinese influences
ARDELLA JONES Wit & wisdom from Colliers Wood diva
PATRIC CUNNANE Passion and politics with a drop of the Irish

Friday 22 JUNE 2012
Lily’s Tea House

2 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey Mills, Merantun Way, SW19 2RD


MAY SOUL

JASMINE ANNE COORAY Powerful poems with deep running currents

PETER EBSWORTH Masterly verse from South Bank Poetry

FRANCES WHITE Beautifully constructed and meaningful poetry

PATRIC CUNNANE Passion and politics with a drop of the Irish

Friday 18 May 2012 8pm


APRIL SAYERS
STEVE TASANE Sharp verse from the bard of Hastings

AMY McALLISTER Passion, poise & purpose from a masterly performer. UK Poetry Slam Female Champion 2012.

LIZELAH THAUGALLY Soulful and prolific versifier

PATRIC CUNNANE Wit and wisdom from wilder shores

Friday 13 April 2012 8pm

The Poetry Café22 Betterton Street, WC2


DODO MODERN POETS BOOK LAUNCH Free event Friday 17 February 8pm

LOOKING FOR EDEN

Patric Cunnane: The bard of SW19 launches his new collection, Looking For Eden.

GUEST READERS

Emile Sercombe: Verbal & visual pyrotechnics from the eminent poetry doctor

Lisa Hitchen:Finely judged verse from superb poet

PR Murry Apocalyptic visions meet crustacean liberation theology

The Poetry Cafe 22 Betterton Street, WC2


WORLD BOOK DAY Free Event

Sue Johns: Celtic cocktail from Mitcham-based Cornish poet

Patric Cunnane: The bard of SW19 launches his new collection.

Thursday 1st March at 12.30pm

Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX.


XMAS CRACKERS

ALISON WINCH Terrific verse from fine emerging talent

JILL ABRAM Wham Bam Poetry Slam champ & organizer of Malika’s Kitchen

CHARLIE DUPRE Mixed literary influences meet kinetic verbal onslaught

PATRIC CUNNANE-Politics, passion & powerful perception

Friday 9 December 2011 8pm


EATLATINANDIE POETS at the Astor Theatre DEAL

PR Murry, Emile Sercombe, Patric Cunnane, Zolan Quobble
Compered by Berni Cunnane, Compere without compare


DODO MODERN POETS  OCTOBER ODES

AGNES MEADOWS First-rate writer and poetry driving force

PR MURRY Razor-sharp wit meets apocalyptic visions

KATRINA NAOMI Spirited performer in her Dodo debut

PATRIC CUNNANE Passionate verse from the universal to the personal

Friday 21 October 2011
The Poetry Cafe 22 Betterton Street, WC2


SUMMER SPLASH

Project Adorno: High energy mash of smart pop & pure poetry

KEITH & SUZANNE DRAKE Aerobic cabaret and verse various from deepest Merton

PATRIC CUNNANE Poems allsorts, performed with passion

Friday 17 June 2011

The Poetry Cafe 22 Betterton Street, WC2


SING SEPTEMBER

LI YAN Poetry and song with a Chinese flavour

PAULINE SEWARDS Accessible narrative poetry with a story-teller’s gift

AMY McALLISTER Passion, purpose and poise from a Dodo debut

PATRIC CUNNANE Eclectic Celtic cocktail of subjects and sounds


AGNES MEADOWS, KATRINA NAOMI, P.R.MURRY

9 December, 8pm
The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2


Louder than Liberty

22 September, Colourhouse Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills, Colliers Wood, SW19
A night of frenetic, melodic, & poetic possibilities featuring

PROJECT ADORNO (fresh from Edinburgh)

Electro-beat poetry, pop songs and pie charts. Themes include library date stamps, Daleks and tube trains. ‘The lovechild of The Human League and Radio Four’s Shipping Forecast’ Buxton Fringe

SUE JOHNS

Poet Sue Johns reads from her new collection ‘Hush’ (A collection of voices celebrating those forgotten, silenced and ignored). Plus performance of ´The Royal Whore´ A journey through time with history’s mistresses.

PATRIC CUNNANE

Poetry, politics and passion from one of London’s most dynamic performers. Appearances include festivals, cabarets and readings throughout UK and Ireland. Patric is founder of Dodo Modern Poets which organises regular evenings at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden.

RACHEL PANTECHNICON

Specialises in motivational poems for cats and for people. Winner of the 2004 Glastonbury Festival Poetry Slam, and author of the well-known story-books about Cheesegrater Leg-Iron Lion. ‘I was weeing myself’ Sue Perkins.


May FLIES

LIZZIE SHIRLEY Roof-raising radical singer song writer

GRAHAM BUCHAN Sharply observational master poet

KATE POTTS Fresh new poetry from rising star

PATRIC CUNNANE Poems allsorts, performed with passion


Dodo Show: Friday 18 February 2011

FIZZING FEBRUARY

ZOLAN QUOBBLE Adrenalin soaked rhythm n’ verse

MAGGIE OKE Powerful poetry inspired by everyday life

LIZ CRUSE Into the mystic from a Dodo debut

PATRIC CUNNANE Wit and wisdom from wilder shores


DODO MODERN POETS APRIL SAYERS

SUE JOHNS Cornish roots meets urban angst

PAUL BIRTILL Pithy master of brevity and wit

LISA HITCHEN Crafted verse embraces the personal

PATRIC CUNNANE Politics, passion & pulsating perception
Friday 15 April 2011 The Poetry Cafe


Dodo Modern Poets celebrate World Poetry Day 2011

Monday 21st March 2011

12 noon The Classroom, Morden Library Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden

SUE JOHNS Feisty feminist poet with Cornish roots

PATRIC CUNNANE Wit and wisdom from wilder shores


XMAS CRACKERS

EMILE SERCOMBE A visual and verbal feast of pyrotechnics

JASMINE ANN COORAY Soulful poet with an eye for the personal

FRANCES WHITE  Finely crafted verse from a Dodo debut

PATRIC CUNNANE Poetry, politics and passion from SW19


FLAMING JUNE

OTHER THERESA Comedy & poetry finds its spiritual home

PR MURRY A coalition of fiery satire and edifying verse

ANN VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS Clear-hearted poetry from the realms of Raynes Park

PATRIC CUNNANE Unelected but unaffected passion, poetry and politics


29 October 2010 OCTOBER ODES

LIZZY SHIRLEY Socialist singer-songwriter raises the roof

ARDELLA JONES Poems with swagger from South London diva

MATTHEW COOPER Sharp new talent making his Dodo debut

PATRIC CUNNANE: Poetry, politics and passion with an Irish beat

FRIDAY,29 OCTOBER 2010 , 8PM

Poetry Cafe; 22 BETTERTON STREET London WC2


SING SEPTEMBER

PROJECT ADORNO Witty lo-fi pop & high-end lyrics, fresh from wowing ’em at Edinburgh

JOE DUGGAN Superb Irish poet, rich in ideas and warmth

LIZELAH THAUGALLY  Soulful versifier always brings something new to the party

PATRIC CUNNANE: Swimming close to the pool of sanity from the borders of SW19

FRIDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2010 , 8PM

Poetry Cafe; 22 BETTERTON STREET London WC2


LOUDER THAN LIBERTY

A NIGHT OF FRENETIC, MELODIC AND POETIC POSSIBILITIES AT MERTON ABBEYFEST 2010

PATRIC CUNNANE: Dodo Modern Poet with a taste for the vernacular. Dry wit, passion, politics and a drop of the Irish

SUE JOHNS: Spellbinding Cornish poet includes a performance of ‘Jilted’;, her take on Shakespearean tragedy. Sixteenth century theatre meets chav wedding disaster.

RACHEL PANTECHNICON: Motivational poems for cats and people. Winner of 2004 Glastonbury Festival Poetry Slam. Author of story books about Cheesegrater Leg-Iron Lion. “I was weeing myself” Sue Perkins.

PROJECT ADORNO : Electro-beat poetry and songs about libraries, daleks and tube trains. Flanders & Swann for the internet age. Includes extracts from their new Edinburgh show, Project Adorno’s Top Ten of Popular Culture

Tuesday 24 August 2010 7.30pm

Colour House Theatre, Watermill Way, London SW19 2RD


SPRING RISING

HEATHER TAYLOR: Fine Canadian poet and film maker

ZOLAN QUOBBLE: Muscular verse from south London’s rhythm king

BEVERLEY CHANNER :Soulful and passionate versifier

PATRIC CUNNANE: Wit, topicality and serious musing

Friday, 16 April 2010, 8pm


FEBRUARY FOOTLIGHTS

Emile Sercombe: Visual & verbal pyrotechnics from the poetry doctor

LISA HITCHEN: Fledging mother charts her flight from take off to touch down

LIZELAH THAUGALLY: Soul music from a prolific and passionate versifier

Patric Cunnane: Poet laureate of SW19 explores the prosaic and fantastic

Friday, 19 February 2010, 8pm


February 2010
A NIGHT FOR AERON

Aeron Thomas (daughter of Dylan Thomas) worked with Dodo Modern Poets from 1998-2008 including shows in Laugharne, the Edinburgh Festival and London. She died this summer and tonight´s show celebrates her life and poetry and her commitment to promoting her father´s work. All the poets in the show worked alongside Aeron – some of them on many occasions.

Sue Johns: one of Cornwall’s finest exports

Rhian Edwards: Welsh roots find voice in poetry and song

Jasmine Ann Cooray: soulful poet not afraid to get persona

PR Murry: sharp-edged Willesden wordsmith

Patric Cunnane: adding a drop of the Irish to proceedings

Friday, 11 December 2009, 8pm

All proceeds to leukemia charities


LATEST POST: An evening of poetry and storytelling
With UK and Irish performers

SUE JOHNS Cornish roots meet urban angst as this London-based poet mixes the personal with the political

BRENDAN NOLAN Wryly witty Dublin storyteller, star of radio, stage and page

PR MURRY Shabby Willesden wordsmith targets life’s sharp-edged belly

PATRIC CUNNANE Poetry, politics and passion with a drop of the Irish via SW19

NICHOLAS GALLAGHER Thespian treats from the Irish canon

8pm Saturday 28 November 2009

CENTRE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICES Pembroke Street, Dublin 2


SEPTEMBER SONGS

ARDELLA JONES Poetry married to comedy from the radiant diva

GRAHAM BUCHAN Wryly observational verse from a master poet

BEVERLEY CHANNER Great frocks and soulful verse

PATRIC CUNNANE Poetry, politics and passion with a drop of the Irish

FRIDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2009 , 8PM

POETRY CAFE, 22 BETTERTON STREET LONDON WC2


TIME FOR A SONG (TERMYN RAG KAN)

Book Launch

An exciting new collection of contemporary Cornish poetry by

Bert Biscoe

Pol Hodge

Patric Cunnane

Sue Johns

Bob Devereux

Agnes Meadows

Video Clips on http://dodovidpoets.blogspot.com//p>


Spring rising

HELEN MORT Passionate verse from Sheffield-born poetry star

PR MURRY Apocalyptic rants, savvy chants & bucket loads of wit

LIZZIE SHIRLEY Bringing radical songwriting from street to stage

PATRIC CUNNANE Politics & profundity with a drop of the Irish

FRIDAY, 17 APRIL 2009 , 8PM

POETRY CAFE, 22 BETTERTON STREET LONDON WC2

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