20x2 London | October 5, 2006

The 20×2 sessions during SXSW in Austin are always a blast, so I was really pleased to hear they are finally coming to the UK. 20×2 will hold their first UK event on the 19th November at 6:30pm in Madam Jojo’s on Brewer Street, Soho.

If you’ve not come across 20×2 before the concept is pretty simple. 20 people stand up for two minutes each and give a presentation or performance around a specific phrase. During SXSW 2005 the phrase was “What’s the Word” and it saw a wide variety of poets, singer-songwriters and performance artists give a wide and diverse series of performances. Some were funny, some were sad and some were downright weird. One of my highlights was Shaun Inman’s song which you can download from his site.

The phase for the London event is “Where Am I” and I can’t begin to imagine what people will do. As usual there is an eclectic mix of performers, artists and web geeks including Jon Roobottom, Ann McMeekin and the infamous Brothercake.

I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to make it as I’ll be flying back from Orlando that day. However if you fancy an entertaining night out, I’d recommend putting it in your diary.

Posted at October 5, 2006 2:16 PM


Kevin said on October 7, 2006 9:13 PM

Hey Andy -

Thanks so much for the kind sentiments. We’re really looking forward to our first UK 20×2 show and things are shaping up well. It’s going to be great fun. If you have any energy left, do stop by!

Take care,


ashley said on October 11, 2006 10:50 AM

Interesting way to get everyone to think on there toes. I hope someone records the presentations would love to hear everyones response since I can not make it to London to see this preformance or be apart of this great confrence.