Poet, performer, enemy of all that's difficult and upsetting, Matt Harvey brings his own comedy-infused, musically-enhanced, slightly interactive poetry cabaret to the airwaves.


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0101 20110201 Recorded in front of an audience in Bristol, he's joined by Elvis McGonagall and one man house band Jerri Hart.
Fellow poets Lucy English and Byron Vincent battle it out with Elvis in a Dead Poets' Slam, while the audience compose their own poem on the subject of Sundays.
Producer: Mark Smalley.
0102 20110208 Poet, performer, enemy of all that's difficult and upsetting, Matt Harvey presents this comedy-infused, musically-enhanced, slightly interactive poetry cabaret.
Recorded in front of an audience at the Swindon Arts Centre, he's joined by the poet and musician Zena Edwards and one man house band Jerri Hart.
Fellow poets AF Harrold and Kate Fox battle it out with Zena in a Dead Poets' Slam, while the audience compose their own highly flavoured poem on the subject of cheese.
0103 20110215 Poet, performer, enemy of all that's difficult and upsetting, Matt Harvey presents this comedy-infused, musically-enhanced, slightly interactive poetry cabaret.
Recorded in front of an audience at The Royal Seven Stars in Totnes, South Devon, he's joined by the poet Murray Lachlan Young and one man house band Jerri Hart.
Fellow poets Liv Torc and Nathan Filer battle it out with Murray in a Dead Poets' Slam, while the audience compose their own poem on the subject of gerbils.
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Matt Harvey concludes this pilot series of Wondermentalist - his warm-hearted poetry cabaret - in the company of fellow poets Les Barker, Pete Hunter and Jude Simpson.
Supported by one man house band, Jerri Hart, they vie for the audience's approval at the Comedy Box, Bristol, in the Dead Poets' Slam, wooing us with the deathless words of their best-loved poets from the past.
The audience too play their part, composing their own crowd-sourced poem (the subjects of which can vary wildly, from reflecting on the delights and demerits of cheese, to Sunday mornings, and the winter habits of gerbils).
0201 20130402 Recorded at Radio 4's 'More than Words' festival of listening in front of an audience at St George's, Bristol, Matt Harvey returns with his comedy-infused, musically-enhanced, interactive poetry cabaret. The series begins, suitably enough, with this show on the theme of listening, exploring the spaces between words.
Joined by one man house band, Jerri Hart, and fellow poets Byron Vincent and Sally Jenkinson, Matt Harvey encourages the Bristol audience to surprise themselves with their own creativity, as they crowd-source and group-think a poem on the subject of ears: "as hearing fades, with hand I cup, they are what hold my glasses up".
Producer: Mark Smalley.
0202 20130409 There's more poetry-infused comedy and cabaret from Matt Harvey, who is joined by Alex Horne, fellow poet Mab Jones, and an appreciative audience at the Swindon Festival of Literature, whilst being needled by his one man house band, Jerri Hart. For their part, the audience have no choice but to be creative, by contributing a crowd-sourced poem.
Producer: Mark Smalley.
0203 20130416 Matt Harvey is joined by fellow poets Molly Naylor and Jonny Fluffypunk for poetry, laughter and cabaret in front of an appreciative audience at the Ways with Words festival at Dartington in south Devon. All this whilst one man band, Jerri Hart, continues to needle Matt from the sidelines.
Producer: Mark Smalley 
0204 LAST 20130423 Matt Harvey is joined by fellow poets Caroline Bird and Mark Gwynne Jones for more comedy, poetry and music from the Ways with Words festival at Dartington Hall in south Devon. The appreciative audience contribute a crowd-sourced poem, whilst one man band Jerri Hart snipes from the sidelines.
Producer: Mark Smalley 
 03Edinburgh Special2012081220120812 (R4+)
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Laughter, poetry, music and audience creativity in the company of Matt Harvey and guests.
Comedy, bonhomie, poetry, music and audience creativity in the company of Matt Harvey and guests.
Another chance to hear last summer's special Edinburgh Festival edition of Wondermentalist - the slightly interactive, comedy-infused poetry cabaret.
Showcasing Matt Harvey's peerless poetry, meet his nemesis, side-kick and one man house band Jerri Hart, and peerless guest poets, Kate Fox and Elvis McGonagall.
Kate Fox is the poet with Northern vowels and a love of puns, buns and rhymes, while Elvis McGonagall, stand-up poet and armchair revolutionary strolls in to the BBC's Festival site, on bail from The Graceland Caravan Park, near Dundee.
Like luxury muesli, Wondermentalism is a faith that contains sparkly, shiny multigrains of truth, wit, wisdom and laughter. Vitamin supplements for the soul.
Producer: Mark Smalley.
BBC Radio 4's Edinburgh Festival edition of the slightly interactive, comedy-infused poetry cabaret includes Matt Harvey's peerless poetry, his side-kick and one man house band Jerri Hart, and guest poets Kate Fox and Elvis McGonagall.
Kate Fox is the poet with Northern vowels and a love of puns, buns and rhymes, while Elvis McGonagall, stand-up poet and armchair revolutionary will join us on remand from The Graceland Caravan Park, near Dundee.
Like luxury muesli, Wondermentalist contains multigrain of truth, wit, wisdom and laughter.
  Cheltenham Literary Festival20111011 Matt Harvey presents a comedy-infused, musically-enhanced, interactive poetry cabaret, joined by one man house band Jerri Hart, fellow poet AF Harrold, and musical comedian, Helen Arney.
The Cheltenham Literary Festival audience will contribute a crowd-sourced poem on a theme of their own choice.
In past shows it's ranged from the delights of gerbils to garden sheds.
What will they choose?
Producer: Mark Smalley.
Matt Harvey presents a comedy-infused interactive poetry cabaret from Cheltenham.

Duration

  • 28 Minutes
  • 28 Minutes
  • 28 Minutes
  • 28 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes

Genre

  • Genre: Comedy, Entertainment, Music
  • Genre: Comedy, Entertainment, Variety Shows, Entertainment, Performances & Events

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