‘Thanks’, verbalises wordsmith as group celebrates milestone
THE organiser of a monthly event held in Kettering has praised the community after celebrating its first anniversary.
Rob Reeves, compère of Run Your Tongue, thanked everyone involved with the meet-up for their continued support in helping to keep the night a success.
The spoken word showcase usually held on the last Thursday of every month has grown in popularity since its inception, with Rob adamant that its growth is solely down to those involved.
He said: “Its success is that it’s a real community event – it’s not my event, it’s everyone’s and everyone feels involved.
“We have volunteers making the posters and doing the sound and the Three Cocks Inn really supports what we are doing.
“Anyone can get up and perform and so the people who come down really make the night. We have an established headliner each month, from whom I hope we can draw inspiration.
“It’s a free show and I don’t make any money from it – we just ask that if people have had a good night, they throw some change into the hat to cover the headliner’s costs.
“I’m so happy that something like this can be successful in Kettering and I think it’s a sign of what is happening across the town, with other arts and culture events.”
Run Your Tongue celebrated its year-long existence on Thursday October 1 with a special meet at the Three Cocks Inn in Lower Street. Plans are now in place to bring some well-known names of the spoken world down to the next few meetings to showcase their talents locally.