Poet Matt Abbott to perform at North Somerset venue

PUBLISHED: 08:00 27 October 2018

Matt Abbott will perform his show Two Little Ducks in North Somerset next month.	Picture: Andy Thomas

Matt Abbott will perform his show Two Little Ducks in North Somerset next month. Picture: Andy Thomas

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Poet and activist Matt Abbott will bring his debut tour to North Somerset – and the Mercury is giving people a chance to win tickets to see the show.

Matt’s tour is based around his hometown of Wakefield – which voted leave in the 2016 European Union membership referendum.

He is set to draw on his experiences while he lived and volunteered at a Calais jungle refugee camp during the referendum and details the discord in modern Britain.

The rising star’s show will explore identity, prejudice and go into political commentary and he is unafraid to voice opposing and viewpoints.

Matt said: “I want to dismiss the sweeping generalisations of Brexiteers while exposing the harsh realities of being in the Calais jungle.

“I feel qualified to comment having seen it first hand.”

He starred in the Nationwide Building Society’s national TV advert campaign with his This Place Is Ours poem last year.

Matt has also appeared on stage alongside singer-songwriter Paul Weller, leader of The Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn and comedian Sara Pascoe.

He founded and runs the independent spoken word label Nymphs and Thugs and is an ambassador for the Trinity Homeless Projects, CRIBS International and Eureka!

Matt will bring his Two Little Ducks show to The Theatre Shop, in Clevedon’s Triangle Centre, at 7.30pm on November 6.

Tickets, priced £12, are available online at www.theatreshop.org.uk or on 01275 400225.

The Mercury has teamed up with The Theatre Shop in Clevedon to offer readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: What is the name of the poem featured in Nationwide’s TV advert last year?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and telephone number to the Two Little Ducks competition, Weston & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW.

Alternatively, you can enter the competition online at www.westonmercury.co.uk by 10am on Friday November 2.

By entering this competition you agree to be contacted by Archant about it.

Archant competition rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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