Cooking up a storm with the Antipoet

Helen McCookerybook
Helen McCookerybook

SINCE opening its doors a few weeks back, things have gone from good to great for Newport Pagnell’s Watershed venue, and the goodies keep on coming this week.

It doesn’t want to spoon feed you cardboard and drear – The Watershed takes risks, and searches for the truly inimitable, the different and the brilliantly bizarre.

And so this Friday night, it presents The Antipoet, a duo who have ‘brought together the wit and wisdom of one of the country’s finest performance poets with melodic rhythms of solo bass and the odd piece of gratuitous percussion thrown in for good measure...’

Paul and Ian are the twosome making the noise upstairs in the snug of the venue, but they won’t be alone in their mission of entertaining, for the delightfully named Helen McCookerybook is stage-bound tomorrow too...

The front gal with punk-oi’s The Chefs and the Horns does have a few few fingers in other pies, working as a doctor, lecturer, musician, artist, author and poet.

How does she do it all?

Go to the gig and you can ask her yourself.

You will find The Watershed towards the rear of Tickford Arcade, where an intimate show is matched by a truly welcoming, cool vibe.

Admission is £2 before 10pm, a fiver after.

Oh, and admission aside, another reason to make it along early doors is the opening act.

The Action Belle deliver instrumental psyche-synth bizarre stuff.

Go check.

>The Watershed is also launching a new Sunday session for musicians...with a difference.

We will bring you the full gist on this page in a couple of weeks time.