Performance and literary variety show Pen:Chant have announced their latest season of upcoming events, tapping into Manchester’s reserves of spoken word, comedy, live music, contemporary performance and everything in between. Unearthing gems from the North West and beyond, over the next nine months they will treat audiences to the finest local, national and international performance artists. Pen:Chant’s latest expedition is hosted by pop-up theatre Roundabout in Little Hulton, courtesy of theatre company Paines Plough. This time around, we’re treated to writer, performer and broadcaster Byron Vincent, heading to Roundabount on 9th September for an evening of music, comedy and spoken word (all for a fiver).

A regular on TV and radio, and often found at many of the UK’s most revered music and literary events, “word idiot” Vincent found performance, print and poetry following a tumultuous upbringing in North West England. His debut solo show Talk About Something You Like received much critical acclaim for it’s exploration of the mental health system, socially and politically incisive as it is visciously funny.

Vincent will be joined by evocative singer-songwriter Zoe Kyoti, now Manchester-based but born of Anglo-Austrian Greek-Armenian heritage, performing with a distinctive blend of roots of jazz, country and blues. Also on the bill is the pleasing poetic powerhouse Reece Williams, currently working on debut EP and a collection of poetry to be released next year.


The latest in the Pen:Chant series takes place at Roundabout in Little Hulton on 9th September at 9pm. Tickets are available here.

Fancy listening to some of the best artists performing across Manchester in the coming months? Listen below for our latest playlist previewing those in town for this month’s best shows!

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