Sunday Night Beat Club presents Polar Bear

Sunday 10th May 2015
8:00 PM

£15.00 : £12.50 concessions


Norwich Arts Centre

+ Leafcutter John + Ralph Dartford (poet) + Tom Chivers (poet)


As part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival


Sunday Night Beat Club will continue until late with outstanding spoken word artists in the bar.



 “Delightful rhythm games… Rochford’s creative mix makes the album seem like an integrated, large-scale work, and the overall effect is eerily beautiful” – Guardian Five stars black


“Dazzingly good… A formidable addition to an already impressive legacy” – Time Out


“One of the great brilliant jazz bands of our time… Totally redefines the way we think about jazz” – Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2


Experimental jazz band that think far beyond any genre restrictions, with dub, hip-hop, rock and ambient music informing their identity. Band leader and drummer Seb Rochford has worked with singers as diverse as Beck, Spoek Mathambo, Paolo Nutini and Rokia Traoré.



Ralph Dartford


“Wonderfully dynamic”– York Press


“Great Support”– Kate Tempest


“This is proper, visceral stuff about real life. Poetry for the rest of us” – Luke Wright


Ralph Dartford hails from Basildon, Essex and is founder member of highly acclaimed spoken word collective ‘A Firm of Poets’. He writes and performs narrative poems from the heart. Sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet, sometimes as sad as a lost dog. Ralph has been published in The Guardian, Stirring Magazine (US), Pulp Faction, Exterminating Angel Press (US) and London Territories. His first Collection, ‘Cigarettes, Beer and Love’  was published by Ossett Observer Presents in July 2013.


Tom Chivers

Chivers’s writing feels refreshing and necessary, a genuine, lyrical appraisal of contemporary life.” Luke Kennard, Poetry London


Tom Chivers is a writer, publisher and arts producer. Born 1983 in south London and educated at St Anne’s College, Oxford, he currently lives in Rotherhithe. His publications include the poetry collection How To Build A City (Salt Publishing, 2009), the pamphlets The Terrors (Nine Arches Press, 2009; shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award) and Flood Drain (Annexe Press, 2012), and, as editor, the anthologies Adventures in Form and Mount London: Ascents in the Vertical City (Penned in the Margins, 2012 & 2014).


Tom Chivers website




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