The Society Club and Unbound welcomes poet George Chopping as he reads from his brilliant new collection; ‘Smoking with Crohn’s’.Join us in Soho on Saturday, December 1st 7pm – 9pm.
A few years ago George Chopping left a glittering career as a shelf filler for a major supermarket. Now he works in a cafe in Oxford. He was born in Torquay. John Hegley has called him “the cream of Devon poets”.
In 2002, as an alternative means of therapy to excessive drinking and jay-walking in South London traffic, Chopping started writing. At first he kept a diary; noting daily observations and recording a satirical account of his views of society and of his place within it. A year and two very short stories later, he had discovered his passion for words, and particularly poetry.
Lightheartedly describing his experiences of living with Crohn’s disease, drifting in and out of minimum wage jobs, spying on waterfowl from his narrowboat home, and people watching in pubs, shops, trains and other pubs, George’s poems appealed to most who heard him read them – even those who did not consider themselves poetically inclined.
George has been performing, comparing and organising gigs for the last few years. He regularly performs at venues all over the country, including participating in the Edinburgh Fringe and at venues and festivals around the UK
“…Had the audience in hysterics” THE SUNDAY TIMES
“…One of Unbound’s raw talents, and, as quickly becomes obvious, a true performance poet. MANCHESTER LITERATURE FESTIVAL BLOG
“…Droll and witty poetry delivered in amusingly deadpan style” THE OXFORD TIMES
“A poet who bridges the page-stage divide and demonstrates that a book can be quirky
and slightly mad”
APPLES & SNAKES
“…A perfectly balanced mixture of sweet natured observation and steel melting bile” NIGHTSHIFT
“…Impossible for the sane reader to read, so I lit the fire with it!” SIOBHAN (You Tube comment)
“…The Cream of Devon poets” JOHN HEGLEY
Join us for a night of poetry, sly humour, and cocktails galore as we welcome George Chopping to The Society Club
Saturday, December 1st
7pm – 9pm
The Society Club
12 Ingestre Place
Copies of ‘Smoking with Crohn’s’ will be available for purchase on the night