Venue: The Poetry Stage.

Toria Garbutt is a spoken word artist from Knottingley, a former mining town in West Yorkshire.

Her début album ‘Hot Plastic Moon’ is an incredibly visceral and engaging collection of confessional, observational and character based punk poetry. With a punk heritage, a staccato heartbeat and a unique flair for storytelling, her work is brutally honest yet breathtakingly beautiful.

“Toria’s words are silk javelins. Frank explorations of self, outpourings of a joyfully pained mind. She means it. Cos she’s lived it. I love that girl” Mike Garry

In 2017, Toria has established herself as a regular support act for Dr John Cooper Clarke on his ongoing UK tour dates.