Enjoy a pint and a platter at The Angel Stables with a spicy helping of poetry.  

Martin Figura

Thursday 11 April

Poet and photographer Figura shows us how even the most stunted lives can be transformed into art. In his latest work Shed, set on the Suffolk marshes, a reclusive hoarder strives to make sense of his ghosts and clutter. A Théâtre Volière co-production, with Norwich Arts Centre, LJ Hope Productions, and visuals by Natty Peterkin. 

Alice d’Lumiere – Speaking Out and Fitting In!

Friday 12 April

Don’t let the world put you in a box, In her new show d’Lumiere playfully explores the wonderful if counter-intuitive role of the gender-fluid individual struggling to fit in while yearning to establish a voice for themselves. With music by Tina Gooding, and movement by Angelica Bangs. (See also Alice’s workshop).

Kate Fox – Bigger on the Inside

Saturday 13 April

Performance poet and BBC Radio 3 and 4 regular, Fox, discovered her new autistic identity in the same year as fellow Yorkshire woman Jodie Whittaker became the Doctor Who. Her stand-up show explores neurodiversity and identity through the lens of the ultimate time travelling series. Warning: may contain autistic joy. 

Elvis McGonagall

Sunday 14 April

Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and resident of Graceland caravan park, McGonagall, scribbles verse, drinks scotch and throws heavy objects at his telly in a show he entitles Full Tartan Jacket. Recent appearances include BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends. 

James McDermott

 Sunday 14 April: 2.00pm – 3.00pm 

The television writer, poet, playwright, INK favourite, and quicksilver wit performs a selection from his book Wild Life (Nine Arches Press) about the nature of queerness, the queerness of nature, and the queerness of ‘natural’ masculinity. (See also Workshops). 

Luke Wright – JOY!

 Saturday 13 April: Cut Theatre 1.00 – 2.00pm

The Bungay flâneur and INK patron saint is a magical watch. Here he delivers an exclusive preview of his latest sheaf of poems as he wrestles with the uncomfortable concept of JOY. Is it possible for a 42-year-old to feel pure unbridled happiness? What could that possibly look like?