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Multiple slam champion plays his first solo show in his birth city in four years. Expect quick-fire rhymes and offbeat lines as stand-up, theatre and rap converge. Ash swaps places with the sea, takes the moon to a children's party and has his fridge fall in love with him. "Brilliantly surreal invention..fabulous poems" - Edinburgh Evening News. "Dickinson proves not only to be an incredibly gifted poet, but also a great comedian with a sharp eye for social commentary" - Winnipeg Free Press. "Ash Dickinson is a performance poet for the Lost Generation. If you haven't seen him, you haven't seen performance poetry" - Federation of Writers (Scotland)
Ash Dickinson is a writer, poet and comedy performer.
He had a 4-Star rated one man show- "Electric Dandyland" at the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the following year formed part of Scotland's renowned Big Word Performance Poetry during its run at the Edinburgh Comedy Rooms. In the summer of 2006 Ash took his revamped, but again 4-Star rated, one man show to Canada where he performed at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and a number of venues in Toronto.
Ash has also performed in Australia- including a regular run at a comedy club in Adelaide- the United States, and New Zealand. Having hosted his own weekly poetry night in Wellington he was invited to perform at the 2002 New Zealand Festival.
He has played shows throughout the UK, including regular appearances at The Stand Comedy Club, the Bristol Poetry Festival, the Glasgow Comedy Festival, Big In Falkirk, the Leith Festival, Aberdeen Wordfringe and pioneering one man shows.
His poetry is best described as a cross between stand-up, theatre and rap. Ash is the 2007 Edinburgh Poetry Slam Champion and he also won the inaugural Museum of Scotland Slam in 2005. He supported the World Poetry Slam Champion on his UK tour. In May 2007 he made it through the Scottish heats of the BBC Radio 4 National Slam to eventually finish in the top 8 in the UK.
Ash has been published in a number of newspapers, magazines and poetry presses. He has compared busy cabarets and music nights; performed at private parties, supported bands and also runs poetry workshops in schools. His media appearances include BBC Radio and Sweet TV.
www. ashdickinson. com
www. myspace. com/ashdickinson
“Brilliantly surreal invention.. fabulous poems” - Edinburgh Evening News
"A very cool combination of rap, rhyme, repetition and wry wit.. with a relaxed delivery and laid-back charm , Dickinson proves not only to be an incredibly gifted poet, but also a great comedian with a sharp eye for social commentary" - Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2006
"Ash Dickinson is a Performance Poet for the Lost Generation. If you haven't seen him, you haven't seen performance poetry" - Federation Of Writers (Scotland)
“ .. Weird and wonderful.. refreshingly unpretentious with an obtuse humour and seemingly effortless zeal.. off-kilter, imaginative (yet) lucid, profound and surprisingly poignant” - Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
“ .. Accessible and engaging.. frequently self-effacing.. a personable and easy going performer.. his poems are easy to relate to, particularly given that many deal with the mundane in life but he's a skilled enough writer to cast these subjects in an intriguing light.. he tackles the big subjects like love, identity, and nature as well, and handles it all with skill and finesse" CBC Radio, Canada
“Clever and heartfelt” - Galaxy Radio, Newcastle
"Smartly stripping his set of the pompousness and pretensions inherent in performance poetry it is better described as stand-up comedy with a rhyme scheme.. for non-fans of performance poetry, prepare to have your minds changed.. go see this show!" - The Jenny Revue, Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2006