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!
Have you always wanted to present at Bettakultcha but felt you didn’t have enough confidence?
Or are you a regular presenter who wants to improve your skills?
Here at Bettakultcha we’re passionate about helping people to realise their potential so we’ve organised a feedback group to give presenters a chance to trial their talks before they go on the big stage.
Anyone wanting to run an idea past a group of seasoned BK goers can do so in a supportive atmosphere. You don’t need a fully formed presentation or all twenty slides – the idea behind the group is to encourage good presentations in whatever way we can. You can also come purely as an observer to pick up whatever tips you find useful.
We might have regular talks from experienced people giving hints and tips about all aspects of speaking (yeah, in the BK tradition we’re going to make this up as we go along).
The first meeting will be on Monday 15th December at Steelcase Solutions, 14 King Street (ground floor), Leeds LS1 2HL commencing at 6.30pm.
This initial meeting is free and we’re going to limit the numbers to twenty. If the demand is high enough we will organise subsequent meetings and adjust the structure to meet the needs of the attendees.
If you want to attend can you please fill in the form
In case we get inundated we might have to limit the number of check-out sessions.