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Check out what took place at Club Rockhaq in November and book your place for 2020. Back in May, we invited Leicester’s number one standup comic Rob Gee to impart his poetic wisdom upon our Rockhaq writers. During that workshop we had everything from the apocalypse to goth unicorns making an appearance! 🖤🦄 We asked Rob to come back to our November workshops a few weeks ago and weave his lyrical magic once more. So what happened this time?
There are few statements less controversial than the statement that Kanye West is controversial. Whilst known for stirring up trouble throughout his career, Kanye’s – to put it lightly – irreverent public behaviour has reached its pinnacle in recent years. Most notably, he’s an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump (who, just so we’re on the same page here, is a very bad person) and has said some remarkably awful things regarding slavery in particular. It makes one long for the days when the worst thing Kanye did was be rude to Taylor Swift.
Despite having been a fan since 2016’s Nonagon Infinity, before last weekend I had yet to see King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard live. The Aussie psych-rockers’ gigs are infamous for their energy and intensity and photos of injured limbs aren’t exactly infrequent posts on their Reddit page. On 5th October, the band played their biggest show yet at Alexandra Palace, selling out all 10 000 tickets for the London venue. One of those 10 000 was me, seeing not only Gizz for the first time but any band away from the safety of Leicester De Montfort Hall balcony or the polite middle-class crowd of Greenbelt Festival. Let’s just say I’d thrown myself in at the deep end.
Summer is well and truly over – and don’t we know it? But thankfully our Club Rockhaq students are still shining a light on all things to do with music, reviews, lyrics and creative writing. We came back in September and have all worked on reviewing the same song. We’ve never done this before.
This has been going on for the past two workshops and some students have already finished. One student finished his whole review in one workshop. Just goes to show that some learning is happening at Club Rockhaq and we don’t just sit around and talk about (or eat) food 😀😋
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