26th August

Seasonally Effected is back on the 26th August from 7:30pm. Join us for an evening of poetry, music, comedy and theatre at Cafe@172, Rochester High Street.

For those of you looking for a theme, the 26th is significant in a few ways. It’s the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Crecy, World Water Week, as well as Women’s Equality Day in the US. Michael Gove, Macauley Culkin and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha share a birthday. So if that doesn’t get you thinking about time travelling suffragettes, battling water spirits who take on the shape of unpopular politicians and celebrities then what does?

Email: seasonallyeffected@gmail.com to book a ten minute spot or join the Facebook event.



Happy New Year

Hope everyone is enjoying 2014.  I’ve set a couple of dates for the next Seasonally Effected events: 29th January and 19th February, both will be 7-9pm at the Dot Cafe, High Street, Rochester.

In the spirit of the New Year and all that, why not try something completely different?   Perhaps poets do a painting, singer-song writers could perform some stand up, film makers experiment with flower arranging or storytellers sing us a song.

I’d also be really interested to hear from anyone with ideas for making the event even more fun and interactive than it already is.

Look forward to seeing to all soon, remember to book a 10 minute spot at: seasonallyeffected@gmail.com


31st July

Download here

This is the sixth Seasonally Effect Podcast. This event ran from Dot Cafe, Rochester High Street on the 31st July 2013. The podcast features: Deke Dobson, Malek Montag, Natasha Steer, Barry Fentiman, Clair Meyrick, Stuart Turner and Nick Rice. The event also included a presentation from Chris Page about his book ‘The Willows Daughter The River’s Son’, a short film by Mdhamiri Nkemi ‘We are Nature’ and performance pieces from Cancerous Farts and Henry Powell.

The next Seasonally Effected will be on the 28th August 7pm-9pm at the Dot Cafe – more detail available at: http://www.seasonallyeffected.wordpress.com

If you would like to book a spot or submit a film for either event email me at: seasonallyeffected@gmail.com

The next event is on the 28th August at Dot Cafe from 7-9pm


26th June

Download the podcast here – http://roysmith.podbean.com/2013/07/06/seasonally-effected-26th-june/

This month’s Seasonally Effected included writing from Barry Fentiman and Sam Hall, poetry from Roy Smith and Dylan Oscar Rowe, photography from Nicola Price and music from Gavin Alexander and Abigail Zeiring. There was also a performance of Big Mad Head by Nigel Adams, which has been rendered unrecordable by demonic forces and several examples of Dada (cut up) script writing bingo written and performed by the audience.

Nikki Price’s exhibition Freedom of the Nude will be at 27 Ridley Road, Rochester on the 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st July 12-5pm – more information can be found at: http://www.medwayopenstudios.co.uk/#!prettyPhoto and on her website: http://nikkipricephotography.wordpress.com

The next Seasonally Effected will be on the 31st July 7pm-9pm at the Dot Cafe The Facebook event page is: https://www.facebook.com/events/170569129788948/

Seasonally Effected will also be running a 1 hour slot the July Rochester Lit Fest Garden Party on the 14th July, which will be at the Good Intent in Rochester. We also hope to be screening short films inside the pub. (this could include previously performed work)

If you would like to book a spot or submit a film for either event email me at:

Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeasonallyEffected

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First event

Hi All

Thanks to everyone who came along to the first Seasonally Effected.  Think it was a great night and have had loads of positive feedback and stuff.  We will be returning on the 27th March 6:30-9pm at the Dot Cafe and plan to continue running events on the Last Wednesday of the month.  

I hope to put a podcast up in the next few days – unfortunately the sound seems a little distorted on this one,  will work on improving the recording for the next event.

If you would like to book at spot at the March event, email me on:

The Facebook event page is: http://goo.gl/MW1je

See you soon