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Fri, 15 Sept


Newquay Orchard

Garden of Madness

A rapturous collision of live looping, spoken word comedy and orchestral harp...

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Garden of Madness
Garden of Madness

When? Where to?

15 Sept 2023, 19:30

Newquay Orchard, Yeoman Way, Newquay, TR7 2SL

The details...

‘Rumi on acid’ - Shambala Festival

‘Fresh, empowering and fun’ -  Shindig Festival

‘Nuts, sublimely nuts’ - Green Gathering

Don't miss this highly engaging and theatrical stage show, combining orchestral harp and poetic lyricism with comedy, loop machines, vocal processors. Garden of Madness is a rapturous journey of song and absurdity. Expect to be moved and uplifted... sing, laugh, dance and prepare to be enchanted.

SproutSpoken is delighted to welcome Pete The Temp (and creative allies) back to Newquay with GARDEN OF MADNESS...

Combining a theatrical fusion of orchestral harp, loop machines and experimental spoken word, Garden of Madness is a comedically cosmic response to devotional and mystical themes. It speaks directly to lovers of words, music, festivals, philosophy and folk.

Created and performed  by Pete 'The Temp' Bearder and Emmy the Harp.

With support from TS Idiot. 

Friday 15th September 2023

Doors open: 7pm

Event start: 7.30pm

Age guidance: 14+

Show will be outdoors - so please come dressed for all weathers!

£8 - Earlybird

£10 - Standard

£12 - on the door

Pete Bearder is an award-winning spoken word poet, comic and street performer with 20 year of experience performing to broad range of age groups and locations. This is his third stageshow - with his previous show Homer to Hip Hop touring over 60 venues across the UK. Pete is a writer, performer and comic whose work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. He is a former National Poetry Slam Champion and has performed around the world with organisations like The British Council. 

Emmy Broughton is a Bristol-based multi-instrumentalist, working with a diverse mix of musicians, storytellers, poets, clowns, dancers and theatre companies. Emmy featured on Tallulah Rendall’s sixth album Love Carries Me Home and performed on an album with Moussa Kouyate, Bristol based kora master. Emmy currently works with Tidal Tales, touring schools and libraries in the South West. Recent collaborations include Outlier by Malaika Kegode (Bristol Old Vic 2021-22), Ernie’s Journey by Clementines Live Arts (Rural & National Touring 2021 - 2023) Upcoming collaborations include workshops with Liz Felton and touring with Gnawa player Mohammed Errebbaa.

T.S. IDIOT is a self-taught, self-deprecating and sometimes self-adhesive punk poet. They have warmed up for the likes of Attila The Stockbroker, TV Smith and the Subway Sect – and graced the stages and airwaves of Raise The Bar, Apples & Snakes and BBC Arts. They were shortlisted for the Outspoken Prize for Poetry 2023.


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