There was a definitive hush in the room on arrival at The Fleece last Friday as the crowd listened to the local spoken word support acts preceding Saul Williams’ set, even the bar staff were whispering. National poetry slam champion, Solomon O.B’s poem about growing up in foster care was heartfelt and moving, his presence …

Man of many talents – wordsmith, musician, actor, producer and rapper – Saul Williams is coming to The Fleece on 21 July. He’ll be showcasing music from his most recent album, the self-produced Martyr Loser King. Released last year, Martyr Loser King is Williams’ sixth album, written and recorded between Senegal, Reunion Island, Paris, Haiti, …