Taking place within the atmospheric interior of the restaurant, Cosmic Rhymes is an opportunity both for budding writers to come and share their work on our open mic, and for fans of poetry and spoken word to enjoy some of that live poetry goodness that has been missing from our lives for far too long.
Doors will open from 8pm, and the poetry will kick off at half past. The night will consist of two 25-minute open mic sections, interceded by a ten-minute break, and followed by headline sets from our guest performer for the evening. The entertainment will end at around 10:30pm.
Tickets will be available on the door (cash only), at £5/£4 concessions.
For our next event, our guest performer is none other than JONNY FLUFFYPUNK!
Stand-up poet and lo-fi theatre-maker Jonny Fluffypunk has been dragging his art around the UK and occasionally beyond for over 20 years, deafly fusing bittersweet autobiography, disillusionment and wonder into an act that has established him as a firm favourite at gigs, festivals and housing benefit offices everywhere. He has two volumes of poems, micro-fictions and threadbare philosophy published by Burning Eye, and his solo ‘no-fi’ stand-up spoken word theatre shows,
including Man Up, Jonny Fluffypunk- One Man’s Struggle with Late-Onset Responsibility have toured extensively around theatres, garden sheds, summer houses, empty shops and Britain’s other ad-hoc performance spaces in a blatant championing of homespun DIY culture. When not performing, Jonny runs workshops, putting shapes and colours into the minds of young and old alike. He’s a crucial third of Hip Yak Poetry Shack, ‘the south west’s favourite pop-up poetry event’, and also runs Mr Fluffypunk’s Penny Gaff, an alternative cabaret in his adopted home town of Stroud.
If you would like to perform at Cosmic Rhymes, there will be ten 5-minute slots up for grabs, Message Jonah, post on the page, or just turn up on the night if you’d like a slot.
At Cosmic Rhymes, we love and appreciate all who choose to give up five minutes of their time to entertain us with their words. In order to keep the evening moving however, we ask our open mic-ers to stick to their five-minute slots. If you do start to run over, there will be a ten-second grace period, followed by a gentle musical reminder to bring your performance to a close.
Cosmic Kitchen is located on Sir John Hawkins Square, Palace Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AY. It is accessible easily on foot, and Plymouth train station is approx. a 16-minute walk. Paid parking is available close by in The Barcode and on St Andrew’s Street.
Food & Drink:
If you would like to eat first, book a table through Cosmic Kitchen’s Resdiary app, or over the phone. Tickets for the event will be available separately on the door (cash only). Drinks will be available before the event and during the interval.
Currently, Cosmic Kitchen is sadly not wheelchair accessible, due to steps leading into the restaurant. If you have any other accessibility needs, please let us know, and we will do our utmost to ensure you have a comfortable, enjoyable experience.’