Saturday, June 17 @ 6:30pm
Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre
The Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
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Tickets are free but bookings are essential - eventbrite.com.au/e/the-dandy-slam-tickets-33841900034
An evening of electrifying performances from spoken word artists and poets curated by City of Greater Dandenong and EWF. From the humorous to the heartfelt and the poetic to the playful, hear from some of the most exciting literary talent from the Greater Dandenong area and beyond.
With: Salome Argyopoulos, Lana Woolf, Wida Tausif, Amena Ziard, Haania Amir, Ikumi Cooray, Sumudu Samarawickrama, Iffat Absar and Abdul Hammoud. Hosted by Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa.
Presented in partnership with City of Greater Dandenong. Supported by Melbourne Spoken Word.
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.