Tuesday, November 15 @ 7:30pm
The Workers Club
51 Brunswick St Fitzroy
$15/12 (pre-booked) or $20/15 (on the door)
Has an Open Mic?
Book tickets for $15/12 at http://theworkersclub.oztix.com.au/?eventId=67754 or $20/15 on the door.
Melbourne Spoken Word is proud to present One Thousand Promises, a duo art project between Francesca Willow and Madison Mae Parker.
Francesca, a choreographer and performer, uses Madison’s poetry as a starting point for making movement. The duo aims to create a full, experiential atmosphere for the audience, not allowing them to be passive observers, but active participants in the conversation unfolding before them. Their work touches on the darkness that lies within us all, particularly focusing on eating disorders and mental illness, and the strength to overcome through the power that exists within womanhood.
Supported by Anton Charles, Carmen Main, Brendan Bonsack and the winner of October’s Slamalamadingdong.
A night for the poetic sweepings of the inner north to degenerate into sleaze, vitriol, and confusion. And rise into revelation, liberating confession and poetic wisps of the sublime. A feast of clashing waters. All in a cozy artsy pup. No features, no list, no limits. Just put your hand up and come on up. Is your piece not really ready? It is for this gig.
The winner of The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize is Alan Pentland with his piece, ‘Darwin’s Human Race’ performed on Friday, December 1, 2017 at The Wheeler Centre.
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Alan was a teen poet qualified as an architect and became a comedian. He ran Melbourne’s first stand up club Le Joke and was a core member of the award-winning TV comedy Fast Forward. His written work has won awards at international film festivals and in business. A radio ad sold lots of hot water systems.
In 2016 Alan returned to his roots, writing and performing spoken word in small sweaty venues. It’s become an exciting journey in words and ideas. Alan struggles however with grammar rhymes badly, and has no, idea where, to put commas.