If you missed our debut at Rise in Manchester on March 10th, don’t worry the videos will be available soon. In the meantime here’s what happened via the medium of Twitter.
In this podcast which was recorded last year (it’s a long story which I won’t go into now) Matt Abbott describes his meteoric rise to fame as Skint and Demoralised and his equally sudden descent into the streets of Ossett to be er, skint and demoralised…
Don’t worry though, everything turns out all right as Matt is now a leading light in A Firm of Poets which is a touring troupe of spoken word artistes.
He also runs a vintage shop in Wakefield so his empire is starting to grow and he’s still only twenty six years old! I had a great time chatting to this terrific bloke so enjoy the conversation
As an inch of snow covered Leeds, the southern half of our audience clearly couldn’t take the cold. So for those afflicted, or nesh as we like to call them, we’ve gathered together the best of last night’s tweets, while the videos are being sorted out.
We asked Twitter, how would you describe Bettakultcha? Pat Hadley gave us the brilliant quote you see above. We’d love to know how you’d describe Bettakultcha. Leave your thoughts in the comments section or post it on Twitter with the hashtag #Bettakultcha.
On January 21st we return to The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds with a Bettakultcha we’ve entitled “Is the North going South?”. As well as returning to the Brudenell we’ve also pleased to welcome back Andrew Critchett’s Fish& who will be feeding you all in the car park. Old timers will remember him serving amazing food way back when we held Bettakultcha V at Left Bank.
Early bird tickets are available until January 14th for only £6 each, after that they rise to £8 so save yourself a few bob and get yours now by visiting our Events Page.
The current speaker line-up is stellar for this Bettakultcha, as it includes:
Poet Kate Fox
Billy Hanshaw (creator of the new Doctor Who title sequence)
Journalist Peg Alexander
Doer of Internet things Si Wilson
YouTube Jockey Tim Ineaux
Chief Exec of Leeds Council Tom Riordan
Writer Elly Snare
Ball of energy Chris Ingold
Straight talking Ted Wainwright
Bucket Handle Howard Walker and Journalist Evelyn Robinson – No videos yet, they’re new to Bettakultcha!
Plus of course 4 Random Challengers – It could be you!
Don’t hold us to the list, it can be pretty fluid!