Bang said the Gun

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Sunday, 9 July 2017
Exeter Phoenix

Bang Said The Gun is poetry for people who don’t like poetry.

Voted the best poetry night in the UK by The Times, Bang Said The Gun has made poetry cool again. A rollercoaster of emotions, it’s loud, raucous, political, trivial, serious and very funny. Normal rules do not apply here. Featuring a rich mix of the best and freshest talent, they will grab you by the collar and drag you into another world.

‘It’s like mud wrestling with words’

‘Bang Said The Gun is a vortex of energy and enthusiasm’

‘Like all the best things in life, Bang Said The Gun is done with commitment, belief and passion.’

Writer, poet, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt’s way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships via Saturday Live, the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian. He is host of Wondermentalist – Radio 4’s comedy-infused, musically enhanced interactive poetry cabaret – and author of The Hole in the Sum of my Parts, Where Earwigs Dare and Mindless Body Spineless Mind. He is married, with one wife. They have two sons.

Matt is the creator of Empath Man, who had his own mini-series on Radio 4, and his recent Edinburgh show also garnered excellent reviews.