Spotlight – Friday 20th July


Friday 20th July

Doors Open 8.00pm

Open Mic 8.30 – 9pm

(£4 / £2 students/unwaged/concessions )

@ The Storey, Lancaster

The Literary Line-Up:

Brindley Hallam-Dennis - Prose

BHD has published the novella ‘A Penny Spitfire’ (Pewter Rose Press, 2011), and ‘That’s What Ya Get! Kowalski’s Assertions’ (Unbound Press, 2010),

and around 100 short stories. As Mike Smith he has published poetry, plays and critical essays. He blogs at 

Trevor Meaney – Poetry

Lancaster Library Poet in Residence, Trevor Meaney, is a spoken word animated performance poet of high octane energetic

and full throttle commitment. With over 10 years performance experience, much of his poetry uses humour

and subject matter ranges from politics to hoovers.

Danny Baker – Comedy

‘I’m not sure what style of comedy I perform, I take the audience on a nostalgic journey through

my short life, and find the funny. I’ve always been quite good at that.’

Danny first appeared at Spotlight in our ‘Listening To Youth’ project showcase event back in February.

Planet 125 Showcase

Planet 125 are a creative writing group based at St Mary’s College in Blackburn.

‘We have experimented writing collaboratively, in a variety of different genres and blog our writing

regularly at

We are really excited to be performing at Spotlight and sharing our writing with an audience.’


Ross Butterly, Sarah Green and Daisy Edwards will be sharing their poetry at Spotlight.



Andi Tait

‘I’ve just turned 21 and have live in lancaster all my life. I’m a singer song writer. I play Bass and sing.

I’ve been in bands before but doing solo work is new to me. I really don’t know what genre you could class my songs in,

maybe Indie. Not really looking for fame or big money, I just really love playing music.’

David Kelly

“‘This battered young poet blends folk music, blues and French chanson with borderline alcoholism,

thoughtful lyrics and tales from the road on his old acoustic guitar”

“This young poet fuses solemn introspection and thorough social observation in a body of

songs as coffee and nicotine stained as it’s author.”

Compere Simon Baker


Lancaster Spotlight is funded by Arts Council England and supported by Lancaster City Council.

Spotlight works in association with litfest.


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