Nymphs & Thugs. Thursday 2nd June 2016 at the Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

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02/06/2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Nymphs & Thugs is a spoken word record label, established in Spring 2015. We’re delighted to launch a brand new quarterly spoken word zine as part of the Big Bookend Festival, supported by three of the North’s most vital voices: Clare Sita Fisher, Rowan McCabe and Vicky Foster .

The event is Pay What You Feel and includes an open mic. Book your ticket here and PWYF on the night.

Clare Fisher (1)Clare Sita Fisher

Clare Sita Fisher was born in Tooting, south London in 1987. Her first novel will be published by Viking, Penguin in 2017, followed shortly by her first collection of short fiction, How the Light Gets In, with Influx Press. She has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a BA in History from the University of Oxford. She now lives, writers, works, runs and drinks a lot of strong coffee in Leeds.


Rowan McCabeRowan McCabe 

Following last summer’s Edinburgh Fringe show ‘North East Rising’, Geordie wordsmith Rowan McCabe recently appointed himself “the world’s first door-to-door poet”.

Winner of the 2015 Great Northern Slam and one of the most exciting artists on the spoken word scene, his natural humour and charisma support a wonderfully sharp tongue.


Vicky FosterVicky Foster

Vicky Foster is an emerging new voice in the Yorkshire spoken word scene. She is a member of A Car Load Of Poets in Hull and performs regularly with them as well as running the monthly spoken word and music event ‘Women of Words’.

Her first book will be published by Kings England Press in October this year as part of the Humber Mouth collection.





The Hyde Park Book Club (HPBC) is next to a fancy dress shop called Best Kept Secret on Headingley Lane. If you’re coming from Leeds city centre on Woodhouse Lane, keep going, across the crossroads at Hyde Park corner, as if you’re going to Headingley. Just after you pass Victoria Road (on your left) you’ll see a forecourt for an old petrol station which is now the fancy dress shop. The HPBC is directly to the left of that. There’s lots of free parking immediately outside of the HPBC.