Pete the Temp x Pen:Chant at The Edge

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Pete the Temp

Homer to Hip Hop – A People’s History of Spoken Word at The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton 20 May 2022 Tickets from £13.00 — Book now

Alternative variety night Pen:Chant presents the new touring show from national slam poetry champion, musician and comic Pete the Temp.

Alongside Pete the Temp, the evening features support from local rising star and BBC Words First winner PA Bitez, plus a Q&A chaired by Pen:Chant’s Ben Mellor

Homer to Hip Hop: A People’s History of Spoken Word is a fun and fascinating journey through the poetic movements that have shaped history. Learn why wordsmiths – from ballad singers and beat poets to icons of dub, punk and hip hop – have always been vilified, feared and revered. Tongue Fu calls the show: “A charming wild rumpus of a ride – part lecture, part performance and utterly engaging.”

Pete the Temp has featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Newsnight, and his new book Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance is described as “ground-breaking”, with The Verb’s Ian McMillan saying: This is the book we have all been waiting for.”

Alongside Pete the Temp, the evening – part of Chorlton Arts Festival – features support from local rising star and BBC Words First winner PA Bitez, plus a Q&A chaired by Pen:Chant’s Ben Mellor, with panelists including representatives from Manchester’s diverse poetry scene.

Where to go near Pete the Temp x Pen:Chant at The Edge

Chorlton Library on Manchester road in Chorlton
Chorlton Library

This cornerstone of Chorlton life is a Carnegie library, listed building and the second busiest library in the city.

Bar or Pub
Into The Woods Chorlton

Delightful cafe, bar and restaurant in the heart of Chorlton. Wonderfully welcoming with a great range of food and drinks for all ages.

Chorlton Bookshop

A family-run bookshop in Manchester’s bohemian suburb, Chorlton Bookshop is a haven of great titles and unknown gems.

Barbecue Coffee
Café or Coffee Shop
Barbecue Coffee Manchester

Popular artisan café, Barbecue is located in the heart of Chorlton, the South Manchester suburb that is home to one of the city’s most vibrant artistic communities.

Horse and Jockey Chorlton
Horse and Jockey Chorlton

The Horse and Jockey is a popular gastro pub located on Chorlton Green, at the end of Beech Road, a beautiful building and a Chorlton landmark.

Bar or Pub

A cocktail bar in Chorlton, South Manchester. If you like your drinks exotic and boozy, look no further.

Bar or Pub
The Beagle

Helmed by the people behind Common and Port Street Beer House, The Beagle is one of the most popular bars in Chorlton.

Beech Road, Chorlton
Mish Mash

Cocktails and craft beer along side a menu of British food ‘with a twist’. Mish Mash is currently closed for a refurb.

What's on: Literature

Kendal Mountain Book Festival 2023

Exploring our natural world through words, music and poetry, Kendal Mountain Book Festival should be a top pick for lovers of nature writing and avid explorers everywhere.

from £6.50

Culture Guides

Music in Manchester and the North

From post punk legends to the leading lights of modern shoegaze, read about the most exciting artists playing in Manchester and the North this autumn.