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'No More Games' at Stamford Arts Centre

The world is in peril. Mark Grist and Tim Clare are dead serious about saving it – or at least describing its demise with a really clever metaphor. With poems about pugs, parenthood and poems written live for the audience, the gloves are off, evildoers. No more games.

Supported by Stamford Poet Laureate Camilla McLean, this show will be a force to be reckoned with and not one to miss!

Join us! You can grab tickets here.

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Rogue Teacher with Tellit Festival in London

Hey guys. I'm going to be at Tellit's Storytelling festival in London on the 20th October. It's a wicked festival, run by some really cool people and I can't wait to bring my solo show back to London for one night only- it may well be your last chance to catch it for a VERY long time! It'd be great to see you if you're about. Tickets for the show are £12 and the doors open at 7.30pm. There's tons of other cool stuff on between the 16th and 22nd October too - check out Tellit's website for more info. 

Address: Exmouth Market Theatre, 24 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QE

In his one man show, Rogue Teacher, Mark takes you on a journey from over enthusiastic English teacher to world-wide rap battle sensation, as he leaves teaching to pursue his life long dream of being a full time artist.

This is a laugh out loud roller coaster ride of an adventure, combined with one of the most honest and and absorbing stories you’ve ever heard. One thing’s for sure – you’ll never look at English teachers in the same way again.


'Grist's heart is engaged and he has a great story to tell' The Guardian

'Grist is a passionate, engaging man; it's easy to see why he was such an inspirational teacher, and why he's such a successful performer' Three Weeks

'It's a rare thing to find a show so introspective that also believes in something more than itself' Broadway Baby

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Only You Can Save Poetry / The Roundhouse in London

Check it out - 'Diagnosis: Worder,' is among our rejected show titles.

Modern poetry is amazing, right?

Angry strangers shouting your own opinions back at you for money! Literature graduates competing to find the most complicated way of saying ‘I feel sad’! Mark Grist and Tim Clare have been part of this strangely unappreciated scene for years, and believe it’s now time for something different.

Using ground-breaking techniques of data collection and live feedback from the audience, they’re going to perform a series of experiments to determine: what is the most erotic line of verse possible? What would the perfect poem contain? And, most importantly: who is best – Mark or Tim?

Mark Grist went from being an English teacher to defeating a grime artist in a ‘student vs teacher’ rap battle that has attracted thousands of hits on YouTube. Since then he has been on the telly, toured across the country and been hailed as a “Poetry standout”(Financial Times), “YouTube sensation” (The Sun) to an “unlikely heart-throb” (Guardian).

Tim Clare is a uniquely original poet; author and musician described as “shrewd and funny” (The Scotsman). He is the creator of the world’s first Poetry Take-Away and the ambitious 101 Poems In A Day where he wrote and published online a 101 original new poems!


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