fri29mar(mar 29)7:00 pmsat30(mar 30)1:00 amTOOTHGRINDER PRESS: Bad Friday

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TOOTHGRINDER PRESS presents Bad Friday, a nefarious night of live performances, poetry, music and scouse trap.

Come celebrate the goodness in badness, and revel in your infamy with a night of interdisciplinary performances, showcasing some of the most exciting artists in the UK. Each ticket comes with a limited edition zine, only available on the night, featuring contributions from all the performers.



Olivar Ache

Vida Adamczewski

Spirit Blue

Caleb Femi

James Mæssiah

Angus Rogers

Olivar Ache is a musician and magician from the other side.

Vida Adamczewski is a writer from Peckham, South East London. Vida’s writing has appeared in Ambit Magazine, The London Magazine, Document Journal, Vittles and The Mays. In July 2021, a staged reading of Vida’s debut lyric play AMPHIBIAN was performed at the Playmill New Writers Festival at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington. For AMPHIBIAN, Vida was awarded the UEA New Forms Award 2022 by the National Centre for Writing. Her debut short story collection Amphibian and Other Bodies was published in 2023 by Toothgrinder Press.

Spirit Blue are a duo from South East London, consisting of Impey and Sleepier. They play the NTS morning show from 7 – 9am every Wednesday.

Caleb Femi is a British-Nigerian poet, writer, film director and photographer. From 2016 to 2018, he served as the Young People’s Laureate for London. His debut poetry collection Poor, published in 2020, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. He has written and directed short films for the BBC and Channel 4, and penned poems for Tate Modern, The Royal Society for Literature, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Guardian.

James Mæssiah is a poet and musician from South London. His ongoing series of New Poems is released in volumes and details his day-to-day experiences of life, love and labour in London. He has been commissioned to produce work for the BBC and the Guardian as well as featuring in campaigns for Dior, Nike, Lotus and more. He has performed readings of his work at the Tate Modern, the Courtauld, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and the Houses of Parliament. He has curated events for Boiler Room and hosts a monthly show on NTS Radio. James also runs the poetry night Adult Entertainment, which features poets and guests from various creative disciplines reciting their work, as well as the writing salon and workshop series Adult Education.

Angus Rogers is a carburettor, gravedigger, cappuccino, masochist, dealbreaker, levitator, fixation, belt-sander, arboreality, centaur, welt- seamer, green-space-developer, crow, itinerant spike, haptic acid, bell tower, resemblance, distance, maw, bevy, thin line, scunt, poet, painter and musician from Brighton, who hosts the monthly London poetry night Blue Shout Poetry and sings in the bands Opus Kink and Painted Bird. His debut poetry collection Dog Replica was published in 2022 by Toothgrinder Press.









March 29, 2024 7:00 pm - March 30, 2024 1:00 am(GMT+00:00)

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