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Ham and Jam coffee shop marks second year

Posted on - 21st November, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Business, City Centre, Events, Food & Drink, Guild Hall, News, Things To Do
Ham and Jam Coffee Shop

‘Undaunted’ is being held at Ham and Jam Coffee Shop, in Lancaster Road, marking their second anniversary.

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The coffee shop, which opened on 14 November 2015, is rapidly getting a reputation as a cultural hotspot in the city, regularly hosting art exhibitions, plays, poetry groups, writer groups, Open Mic events and live music.

Now the venue will be hosting ‘Undaunted’, a performance by world renowned published punk poet and folk musician ‘Attila the Stockbroker’.

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The event is the Coffee Shop’s first ticketed event of the same name.

The serving counter in Ham and Jam

Pic: Tony Worrall. The serving counter in Ham and Jam

The poet will be performing a carefully selected range of poems from his new collection ‘Undaunted’, dealing with our ever changing times, including topics about Brexit and Trump.

He will as perform extracts from his recent autobiography ‘Arguments Yard’, and there will be a few of his songs as well, accompanied by his trusty mandola, Nelson.

Taking place on Saturday 25 November, from 7.15pm, the event is a must see.

Attila the Stockbroker launched into public consciousness by legendary Radio One DJ John Peel in 1982.

Attila the Stockbroker to perform at Ham and Jam Coffee Shop

Since then, he has toured the world performing his sharp-tongued, radical social surrealist poetry and songs for 36 years.

He has performed in over 3400 gigs in 24 countries, and released over 40 CDs, LPs and singles.

An impressive 8 books of poetry have been published by the performer, and he produced his autobiography ‘Arguments Yard’ just over a year ago.

Seating area in Ham and Jam

Pic: Tony Worrall. Seating area in Ham and Jam

Owner of Ham and Jam Coffee Shop, Richard Lowthian, said: “We are just marking our second birthday and wanted to celebrate by hosting Attilla the Stockbroker.

“We are delighted he is supporting small business like us.

“The support we have had from Preston communities and arts groups has been overwhelming and we can’t thank people enough.

“We feel this part of Preston is gaining a reputation for being the arts quarter and are keen to support that as well as continuing to serve great coffee of course!”

The event is a ticketed event priced at £8 per person, and you can purchase tickets online.

You can keep up to date with the event by following it on Facebook.

Have you visited the Ham and Jam Coffee Shop recently? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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