Arty Party - showing Talia around Peterborough

Last night, we had an arty party. Freak Speak headliner Talia Randall has been an artist in residence at Peterborough arts organisation, Metal, for the past two weeks working on her spoken word theatre show, Bloodlines. To celebrate her time in the city, a few of us went out on the town. We talked poetry, pageantry, and tattoos, and there was a lot of wine on the table.

The feeling of being surrounded by a bunch of like-minded creatives is incomparable. It really reminded me of the core reality of why I do what I do, and why I've decided to stick it out in a city labelled a cultural cold spot. All I want is to make friends and build a community founded on positivity and passion who happen to all like words. That's what Freak Speak is about, bringing some fucking legends to Peterborough for an arty party and sharing powerful creative energy. If that sounds like something you want to be part of, then come along to the next Freak Speak in May. Check the details on Freak Gigs, or you can buy tickets here.

Here's a few more snaps from the night, featuring Miss Peterborough, Mark, in a toilet paper sash.