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Saturday, October 21st, 2017
8:00 PM
The Raconteurs' Delight Cabaret returns to the Trades after an immensely successful Green Gathering, bringing back some new friends as well as old favorites. Joining local diva Terry Logan and Leeds' own Johnny Solstice we'll be showcasing the awesome poet and in-your-face radical Salena Godden and the incredible rhyme-smith and stand-up comedian Elvis McGonagall. Rounding off the evening with top dance tunes in a steampunk cabaret stylie will be Dom Barry, (aka DJ Templehead) so you're in for a winner-of-a-night whatever your tastes...

£10 advance, £12 on the door.
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London-based Salena Godden is a British poet, performer and author, described as ‘The doyenne of the spoken word scene’ (Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 3’s The Verb); ‘The Mae West madam of the salon’ (The Sunday Times) and as ‘everything the Daily Mail is terrified of’ (Kerrang! Magazine). Her pamphlet of poems, Under the Pier, was published by Nasty Little Press in 2011. An anthology of poetry ‘Fishing In The Aftermath, Poems 1994 – 2014’ was published in July 2014 with Burning Eye Books. Her literary childhood memoir ‘Springfield Road’ was successfully crowd funded and published in October 2014 by Unbound Books. She’s known as The General of The Book Club Boutique, London’s louchest literary salon – The Book Club Boutique currently reside at Sophie Parkin’s private members bar Vout O’Reenee’s in East London. Salena is the lead singer and lyricist of SaltPeter, alongside composer Peter Coyte. She appears on BBC radio as a guest on various shows including Woman’s Hour, From Fact To Fiction, The Verb, Saturday Live and Loose Ends. She is currently the poet in residence for the BBC World Service programme. ‘Click’. ‘Springfield Road’ featured on Arun Rath’s ‘All Things Considered’ in the US on NPR. Salena Godden works with award winning radio producer Rebecca Maxted, writing and presenting BBC radio documentary’s. Try A Little Tenderness – The Lost Legacy of Little Miss Cornshucks was made in Chicago and aired on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service throughout 2014.

Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall is the sole resident of The Graceland Caravan Park somewhere in the middle of nowhere where he scribbles verse whilst drinking malt whisky and listening to Johnny Cash. Elvis is the 2006 World Slam Champion, the compere of the notorious Blue Suede Sporran Club and appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 and occasionally on the telly. His sitcom, "Elvis McGonagall Takes A Look On The Bright Side" was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4.