Fraff @ Rich Mix, London – Preview

Daniel Wren

Fraff is a fast-paced poetry piss-up for those who don’t like poetry.

Curated and compered by award winning performer and Radio 4 show-off Scottee – a dyslexic who thinks poems should rhyme.

Each month a bunch of performers who wouldn’t normally do this sort of thing for money give it a go. Punters are given the right to throw bad poetry at any of the performers who put on a silly spoken word voice or do poems about love. Yawn.

Launch show features some of London’s heavyweight talent including Bryony Kimmings (Credible, Likeable, Superstar, Role model), Hunt & Darton (Hunt & Darton cafe), first lady of East End drag Jonny Woo, Barbara Brownskirt, Michael Twaits and Isabel Tennyson.

Other highlights include best-est shitty poem, free zines, Rach’s punditry, cheap beer and sweets that are bad for your teeth.

Fraff originally debuted at IdeasTap’s Love Festival at Rich Mix in February this year – after a sell-out show, it’s back!

Scottee will be trying out new and mostly unfinished material about Kate Nash, beards and tumblr – all of which is hand written to make it feel arty-er.

It’s good old-fashioned, Friday night fun with comfy sofas in East London (minus the people who still read Vice magazine).

Don’t come if you consider yourself a fan of Pam Ayres.

Friday 12th September | Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Road | London E1 6LA

Doors 7.30pm | Show 8pm

£8 | Advance booking advised |

About Daniel Wren

Vada Magazine staff writer. Interested in travel, news, politics and dating.