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Letting off Steam
York Literature Festival 2015

NCEM, York
Thursday 26 March (2015) 7:30pm

Adults £9.00



An evening of entertaining rhythms, rhyming and ranting from three of the North's top female wordsmiths. Union Jill's soaring songs and Kate Fox's sharp satire are knitted together with a big, warm helping of down to earth Yorkshire daftness.

Letting off steam is having a natter over a cuppa with your best mates. It's having a rant about the things that are wrong and celebrating the things that make life better.

It's getting away from the irritations and obligations of everyday life for an evening of beautiful music, uplifting comedy and surprising stories. Come and join us- we've got the kettle on...

Kate Fox is a poet and comedian. She's been a regular on Radio 4 for the past few years on shows including Saturday Live and the Wondermentalist. She thinks this is because she's Northern and has vowels considerably flatter than her chest. She's popped up doing funny poems on BBC1 and BBC2 and been Poet in Residence for the Great North Run, Glastonbury Festival and a colostomy nurse's conference!

Union Jill are a powerful female duo who have entertained audiences across the UK with their trademark harmonies and clever lyrics. Their storytelling is punctuated with sharp wit and banter you only get from two women sharing a stage.

Union Jill

'Everything you could possibly want from two singer songwriters' R2 magazine

Kate Fox

'Funny, endearing and with a journalistic cynicism that cuts through the whimsy'

Sunday Telegraph



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