Sunday, August 14 @ 7:00pm
The Toff in Town
2 252 Swanston St
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It’s finally happening! Candy Royalle + The Freed Radicals are coming to The Toff in Town in Melbourne.
Fresh from debuting this show at the National Folk Festival’s 50th Anniversary to three packed-out venues and two sold out shows in Sydney, Candy Royalle + The Freed Radicals are bringing their genre bending, poetry pushing, high energy, rabble rousing show to Melbourne to challenge and entertain in equal amounts.
Inimitable and confrontational front woman Candy Royalle delivers explosive poetry and song whilst The Freed Radicals move through rock, hip hop, funk and expiremntal sound scapes like only some of the best musicians in Australia can.
They are joined onstage by special guest vaudeville showgirl Miss Friby just to heat things up that little bit more.
DJ LAPKAT will be bringing the tunes to start the night and opening acts are the inimitable Janelle Da Silva, Ebony MonCrief and Sea.
Punters be warned – this show is not for the faint-hearted: it is high energy and deeply moving. There will be sweat, tears, blood and the sound of many hearts breaking wide open.
Candy Royalle is a performance artist, poet, storyteller, activist and educator who shares confronting, political, human and heart wrenching narratives delivered in her own inimitable style to audiences all over Australia and the world, hoping to break open closed hearts. She seeks to take poetry into non-traditional spaces by collaborating with musicians, dancers, film makers, photographers and visual artists. She has published two collections of poetry “Love Spectacular” and “Heartbeats” as well as two albums “Stories by Starlight” and “Frida People”. Candy Royalle is a festival veteran and has performed both solo and with her band at innumerable folk, music, arts and writers festivals both nationally and internationally having toured parts of the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. She has been awarded numerous prizes including the World Performance Poetry Cup, a Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship in Poetry and the Austin International Poetry Festival award in Excellence in Poetry plus nominated for many more. She has also been selected for a number of residencies including with Bundanon Trust and Performance Space. Candy has been published in multiple journals, anthologies and literary magazines and has appeared alongside many of Australia’s and world’s greatest poetic voices.
Battle it out for the title of Victorian Slam Poet Champion.
The search is on for Australia’s 2017 poetry slam champion.
Speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing your poems, stories, lyrics or monologues in this electric live event where the audience is the judge!
Two finalists from each slam heat will compete in their state final, and the winner and runner-up from each state will compete at the national final in Sydney.
The national champion wins an international writers festival tour prize pack worth up to $11,000!
Hosted by Michelle Dabrowski, performance poet and slam champion.
Julia Prendergast performing ‘A Dedicated Poem’ at the Slamalamadingdong Anything Goes Slam on June 22, 2017.
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Julia Prendergast is a New Zealand born poet, raised around small country towns in Australia. After first discovering a poetry slam in 2012 she has only recently started to share her work. Although primarily being a fine artist, she cannot deny her hand from pen, paper, words, and eventually a stage. Her poetry is a form of expression and consolidation around topics which she finds necessary to create a conversation around. Through lived experiences with mental health, many of her poems invites you into the un-comfort that is the therapy room she wish she had. Julia believes that if you have a platform to stand on, use it to create change and to start a debate with everyone you may or may never meet.
Danny Hutley performs ‘Thunderstorm Asthma’ at Melbourne Spoken Word’s Fresh Voices on May 9, 2017.
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Danny Hutley is from Essex in the UK, and has been a regular on Melbourne’s open mics for the last two years. His poetry explores distance, fragmenting relationships and dance-floors. He came second place in the June Shenfield poetry award and was highly commended in the John Shaw Nielson poetry award. He is currently working on a collection of short stories.