As David Buckland, Cape Farewell founder and director, recounts stories about schooners and glaciers all I can think of is the adventurers’ clubs of old (or at least the fake old that we all remember very well). All khaki safari hats and slide projectors. Back then they were in search of the uncharted and unknown. Now, it appears these artist-adventurers are searching for change.
Cape Farewell is an organisation made up of artists and writers, devoted to creating a programme of public engagement within which to address climate change. ADRIFT is the ongoing research project of poet, Tom Chivers, commissioned by Cape Farewell. Continue reading →
Posted in Interview, Poetry, Review
Tagged ADRIFT, Cape Farewell, climate, environment, london street maps, Nick Murray, Penned in the Margins, richmix, science, Tom Chivers
The great thing about scratch performances is that if you see a great show, you might also be lucky enough to have it come round again as a full show. I’m sincerely hoping that this will be the case for the works in Riot Acts, the latest offering from publisher and live literature pioneers, Penned in the Margins.
Riot Acts started as an open call to artists to create pieces in response to the August Riots and the return was magnificent. 30 performers of all kinds came back with proposals and of these, four were chosen to be developed in conjunction with Penned in the Margins and Richmix. Continue reading →
Posted in Event, Interview, Poetry, Prose, Review, Theatre
Tagged acts, art, birdy, circus kinetica, greg mclaren, hurly burly, icarus, luke wright, ottava rima, review, richmix, riot, sophie woolley, stk international airport, Tom Chivers
Well, be stuck no more! Two great literary events are gracing the coming evenings. First up is Rubix, a spoken word night from one of the Roundhouse’s poetry collectives. Then, from the publisher and live literature powerhouse Penned in the Margins, a night of acts in response to the August Riots.
read all about it after the jump. Continue reading →
Posted in Event, Meanwhile..., Music, Poetry, Theatre
Tagged greg mclaren, icarus, luke wright, Penned in the Margins, richmix, roundhouse, rubix, sophie wooley, stk airport