Saturday 7th November 2020 live online from The Arena Theatre

Meet The Performers

As well as our stellar line up of speakers, we are bringing you some wonderful Wulfrunians in the shape of our 2020 performers…

Alex Vann

Alex Vann is a Wolverhampton singer/songwriter with many years’ experience in bands, duets and as a solo artist.

He started writing songs as a teenager and has a highly distinctive acoustic guitar style, impassioned vocals and plays piano and many other instruments in his live shows and on his albums.

He has a knack for writing catchy choruses and his music has been used on television, film and radio.

He has released many self-produced albums throughout his musical career and also provides song writing workshops in education and community settings.

He has tackled many difficult subjects in his writing with the aim of making them accessible to a wide audience. These include: domestic abuse, dementia, the Holocaust, the Deaf world and LGBT issues.

Dave Pitt

Dave Pitt is an award winning playwright, performance poet, story teller and workshop facilitator.

Dave’s plays have been performed in many places, most recently in the 14:48 theatre festival in Seattle.

He has performed poetry around the country both solo and as part of the group, “Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists.” He hails from Darlaston and now lives in Wolverhampton.

“Black Country Stormzy” – Jimmy Andrex. Performance Poet.

“Dave Pitt took an already superb atmosphere and turned it up a notch or two with a superb set. We definitely hope to bring him back to Oooh Beehive again in the future.” – Oooh Beehive, Swindon.

“Voice of Social Justice” – Review of Performance Poetry gig.

Tanya Blue

Hailing from a musical background, Tanya had her debut at the age of three, singing with her
dad on stage.

Growing up with music, surrounded by a father who pioneered Bhangra in Britain and a Jazz
loving mother, this evidently impacted her and formed the eclectic sound she has today.

Tanya embraced music, learnt guitar and was harmonising to everything she heard at ten. In her teens, she began singing in church, influencing her musicianship greatly.

Tanya now sings a variety of genres and as a professional singer, performs music from the
1940s to modern day chart music in various settings.

Photo credit: Sam Rahi

Jumprov

Jumprov is The UK First Ethnically Diverse Improvisational Theatre Company founded by Sunny Dhap starring Jade Samuels, Adaya Henry, Chantal Erraoui, Jay Droch & Rheo Daley, bringing you unscripted & unrehearsed comedy sketches made up with audience suggestions. They have been opening act for the Birmingham Improv festival two years on the trot, have performed alongside comedians like Guz Khan and Aurie styla at comedy events, have had their own shows at the Birmingham REP theatre and are resident Improv group for all Midlands shows for Triforce promotions monologue slams (Birmingham REP and Coventry Belgrade). Jumprov are bridging the gap between ethnic communities, women and improvisation, a very ‘white’ and male led art form.