George Chopping Poet



George Chopping : poet

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L’histoire De George

George has been performing, compering and organising gigs for the last few years. In this capacity, he regularly performs at venues all over the country.

In December, 2008 he won the “Utter!” Ajar Mic’Competition Final in Camden, London. To date he has performed at The Bongo Club as part of the Edinburgh Fringe, 2008 and in 2009 performed at Fingers Piano bar (in association with “Utter! Spoken Word).

Four of the ten venues at which George has performed with the renowned Poet and Musician, John Hegley are: The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow, The Big Chill House in Kings Cross, The Thunderbolt in Bristol and the Jacqueline Du Pre Music Room in Oxford (as part of ‘OxFringe 2009’). This year he will be co-ordinating his own poetry show at the Jacqueline Du Pre as part of the same up and coming festival.

George has also performed at many other smaller venues and festivals around the UK and has supported/been on the same billing as people such as the poets: Michael Horovitz, Daljit Nagra, Matt Harvey and Lemn Sissay and comedians, Simon Munnery and Tim Key.

He is customer focused, hard working, honest and flexible in his approach to duties.  He has a full driving licence with lots of endorsements, a Welcome Host Certificate, seven GCSE’s at grade C, congenital heart disease, Crohn’s Disease and at times, very low self esteem. George thinks that he might have more swimming certificates than the Olympic Breast-stroke champion, Duncan Goodhew but they have never actually compared, or met, or raced.

In late 2009 George won the title of New York based ‘Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match Champion’ at which his work attracted interest from Idler Magazine and a small independent publishers called Lion Lounge Press. Previously he has self-published two collections of poetry and is close to finishing his third. Most recently, he successfully ran his first work-shop with primary school children. Since April 2009 George has been hosting a monthly open-mike night for music, comedy and poetry, in Oxford called “George’s Jamboree”.

George’s Jamboree is on the first Monday of every month, at The Jam Factory, which is near Oxford station.

Please get in touch with George if you are interested in a slot:

some haiku

12 Words Worth

On the 12th of March

Snow Drops heads' shrivel up but

Daffodils flourish.

Mother's Day

Clambering over

garden wall. Daffodils clenched.

It’s the thought that counts.

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