A performance of new works commissioned in response to the Tate Modern collection and But we are Still Here
Join Octavia Poetry Collective as they perform new works created as personal responses to the Tate collection, through the themes of But we are Still Here.
Rachel Long, Sarah Lasoye (performing work by Victoria Adukwei Bulley) and Amaal Said will perform these works in response to Rhythm 0 by Marina Abramovich, Monument 1980–1 by Susan Hiller and Pavilion Suspended in a Room I by Cristina Iglesias.
Octavia is a poetry collective for women of colour led by Rachel Long and housed at Southbank Centre.
The incredible Octavia Poetry Collective will be performing Southbank Centre as part of Strive Festival 2016 on Saturday 6th August, 8-9pm.
Strive is a fantastic festival for and curated by young creatives.
Tickets are just £5, and there are 50% off concessions too. A bargain really for the show we have in store.
See the canon differently at an event celebrating unsung women poets and up-and-coming stars.
Octavia is a poetry group of women of colour, led by Rachel Long. The group explores issues of intersectionality, sexuality, and the representation of women of colour.
The group explores issues of intersectionality, sexuality, and the representation of women of colour.
The women have also been working with Poetry Library librarians to discover some of the hidden heroines of poetry. They highlight the significance of their voices both on stage and in a resource at the event.
Come, Serious Play @ Barbican Centre, Sat 28th November 2015
11am – 5pm, Garden Room, Fountain Room and foyer spaces
For Charles and Ray Eames, the importance of play was a source of creativity and made its way into all of their work. Immerse yourself in the joy of play through a day of workshops, performances and activities at this free, one day event inspired by The World of Charles and Ray Eames. There will be an array of wonderful things going on that day, from making your own spinning tops to contributing to installations as well as music and dance.
I’ll be running TWO poetry workshops alongside Antosh Wojcik – Poet, Performance Poet, Writer one for Children (6-11 yrs), 11am-12.30pm, and the Advanced Workshop (13-18 yrs), 1.30-3pm in which we’ll play with words and their meanings, re-imagine Lewis Carroll’s ‘nonsense’ poem Jabberwocky, construct a 3D House of Cards poem and end with a performance to a live audience.
For further information and to book your place on the poetry workshops please contact: email@example.com.
‘Honesty is always the best policy. Your own voice and style is important to both your writing and performance. It is unique. No one else can do it like you can. Don’t imitate Kate Tempest, or do a Joelle Taylor or Polarbear, if you are not Kate, or Joelle, or Polar. Steer clear of the ‘American slam poet’ voice if you are not an American slam poet. Avoid nervous jokes – being funny is not a perquisite to being a writer. Ditto amateur dramatics. If your work needs tears, shouting, contortions of the face or body, kneeling and/or flailing arms, perhaps you need to rewrite it. A good poem should not need you to be its writer and its back up dancer…’
The thing about being part of a great poetry collective (BAR) is that it is made of up of great poetry people (All, but in this specific instance, Charlotte Higgins), who are great poets in their own right AND have their own great poetry nights (Speakeasy) – and they invite you to perform at them.
Sunday 2nd November // 8pm // ADC Theatre Bar, Cambridge, CB5
I’ll be featuring alongside Michelle Madsen.
There will also be an open mic.