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Joe’s Market Garden at CERES in Coburg invites lovers of nature, poetry and spoken word to come along to a morning open mic. This open mic event welcomes new and emerging poets, established and published poets, read your own words or other poets work.
Curious and supportive audience members most welcome. Joe’s Market Garden is a dynamic community space, the poetry gig has a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Be prepared to go with the flow, be outdoors in the veggie patch, relax and exhale. Joe’s cafe has great tasting coffee and fresh pastries for purchase – a perfect poets breakfast.
This open mic is outdoors and we are in Melbourne, remember to take care of your fragile human vessel – we suggest you bring a hat and sunnies, or a umbrella, gumboots, sandals, …etc. (we have a market shelter)
Joe’s Market Garden is located in Coburg, 2kms north of CERES along the Merri Creek bike path, this two acre plot has been farmed continuously by Chinese and Italian gardeners for over 150 years – Joe’s Market Garden is Melbourne’s last surviving inner city market garden.’
Alcohol Free. Kid-friendly.
Facilitated by Nour Abouzeid and Michelle Dabrowski
Common ground was established by Multicultural Arts Victoria 6 years ago and is a unique, multilingual, multi-faith project that uses various forms of writing, primarily spoken word, to build connection and understanding between young people of diverse faiths and cultures.
The program comprises a set of facilitated workshops, a performance outcome in the local area and the opportunity to perform at a venue in Melbourne. 1pm – 3pm each Saturday, from 22nd June 2019 – 10th Aug 2019
Wheelchair Accessible. All Ages.
Spoken word has an undeniable radical history. Today, however, spoken word performers often get accused of preaching to the choir and performing political consciousness for points. How can spoken word keep helping us to confront power within ourselves and our communities? How do we use it to create new ways of seeing and talking about the world? How do you unite people and make a point without sounding like everyone else?
In this workshop, writers will explore writing and performance techniques drawn from a range of art forms such as stand up comedy, improv and storytelling to experiment with the many possibilities of spoken word. We will also draw on examples of spoken word from around Southeast Asia to learn from the many ways the art form has evolved in various communities in the face of different struggles around the world.
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