Dave Viney

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Dave Viney is a Mancunian performance poet, playwright and facilitator. Co-host of Bang Said the Gun: Manchester, he has performed at venues across the Country including Greater Manchester’s own Lowry Theatre. Plays include ‘Amateur Thematics’ (2012) , ‘Writer’s Retweet’ (2013) – both with Working Verse Collective – and ‘Rusholme Roulette’ (2013) - a solo project, chosen by the BBC for their Turn Up the Talent Showcase. He has been funded by Arts Council England and is no doubt beavering away on a new project even as you read this.

Watch Dave Viney perform 'Mancs for the Memories', in the YouTube link below.

About 'Mancs for the Memories' (see link below)

This is a tongue in cheek look at London's hectic side through the eyes of two Mancunians (Dave Viney and Thick Richard) in the city to do some poetry gigs. Their plan: To perform and take in London over a few civilised pints. London however had other ideas. Based on blurry but true events, no names were changed to protect the innocent.

Website : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYWwKvxcvhk&list=UUv5U5Ahwj6Z68dkIFIRDlBQ&index=36

Titles by Dave Viney

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A Poet Called Dave

In his first solo collection, a poet called Dave gives his unique insight into a background that rarely pushes poets to the foreground. Exploring the legend of angry dads, the fragility of ‘lad’s lads’ and the condition that threatened his future as a performer, these are poems that turn life on its head to see what falls out of its pockets A funny, unflinching and heartfelt journey from the streets of Stretford to a stage near you, this is what happens when two very different worlds collide. Bonus features: Play - ‘Rusholme Roulette’; Song - ‘Hard (Time)’.

"Poignancy without pretension, scalpel sharp insight. Dave Viney’s observations on class and culture are deft, powerful and most importantly bull’s-eye accurate." - Byron Vincent, poet & playwright / “Dave Viney is an extremely talented poet, both on stage and the page, and (almost as important) he’s a top bloke.” - Marvin Cheeseman, poet" / "Dave Viney is one of the authentic voices of Manchester, a man who can be funny, sincere and compassionate in one fell swoop.” - Jo Bell, UK Canal Laureate / “At first I thought he was going to try and steal my handbag, but instead he stole our hearts! And my handbag.” - Thick Richard, professional gobshite

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