Wednesday, March 14 @ 8:00pm
Alex Theatre St Kilda
1/135 Fitzroy Street,
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Spoken word poetry and philosophical conversations inspired by public toilet wall graffiti found in Melbournes pubs
Lavish purple carpets, wall to ceiling mirrors, eccentric antiques, ottomans and a grand piano. Welcome to Alex Theatre St Kilda.
Add some poetry, a philosopher and red wine and what could be a more a perfect way to pay tribute to the late-night ponderings and philosophical musing we often find ourselves having and sharpie pen sharing as we sit perched on the toilet seats of our favourite pubs and clubs.
Curator Jess Fairfax has scoured these colourful walls and selected some of the most insightful conversation starters. Passing them onto a selection of Melbournes finest spoken word artists and storytellers, they will now write their own odes to these delicate doodles. Following on from the performances they will open up the conversation, with philosopher Alison Kennedy facilitating a Philosophy Cafe style discussion with the audience.
The June Edition of a monthly spoken word event. At these events, Magic Steven performs a spoken word set about whatever has happened in the past month.
Special Guests this month: Emma Russack + DJ Nigel (HTRK)
Note: This will be our final monthly night for a while, as we will be taking a hiatus before returning in a new venue.
Ziimusic performs ‘Black Don’t Crack’ at the Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam in May. Ziimusic is on the 2018 Slamalamadingdong National Poetry Slam team travelling to Chicago in August.
ZIIMUSIC, is a Naarm based creative blending his artistry into a soulful experience. Originally from Zimbabwe, ZIIMUSIC began his creative career as a rapper and musician. He has had the privilege of performing in and around Naarm where his band have performed at festivals and sold out venues. 2017 saw ZIIMUSIC step into the Spoken Word scene as he was part of the Band Of Brothaz compromising of Naarms most decorated spoken word artists.
2018 Grand Slam Champion, Tenda McFly performs ‘Gladiator’ at The Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam on May 31, 2018 at The Melba Spiegeltent.
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Tenda McFly is best described as an amalgamation of hip-hop and spoken word poetry. He recently released a project titled Memoirs and subsequently presented it to a sold-out audience in a format which encompassed elements of theatre, spoken word, rap and visual art. In the past, he has opened for The Game, Lloyd and has been on the bill for a number of notable QLD & VIC music festivals. As a spoken word poet, Tenda has also performed as a TEDx Speaker at 3 different events. His material manages to pass as carefree and fun whilst being mesmerizing and thought-provoking. There is an accessible youthful intelligence here that is both representative of his experience and his generation. Tenda is also a member of Band of Brothaz & NoA.