Saturday, September 15 @ 6:30pm
Anthropology Specialty Coffee and Concept Store
349 Gaffney Street, Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia
Has an Open Mic?
A special spoken-word event showcasing all that is diverse and wonderful in the melbourne spoken word scene. Based on the idea of the Griffin: a mythological creature made up of power and majesty of the kings of both land and sky, GriffinSpeak is a celebration of artists of diverse backgrounds and styles with a focus on creating space for their stories as they would have them told.
88 Miles proudly presents Memoirs of a Decent Man as part of this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Tenda McFly is an accomplished rapper and poet whose unconventional approach allows for a mesmerising and thought provoking analysis of current issues. There is an accessible youthful intelligence in this show that is both representative of his life experience and that of his generation.
This intimate show unites elements of rap, spoken word poetry, theatre & visual art as a guide through the Memoirs of a Decent Man. It explores themes of love, identity and belonging.
Creative Direction by Felicity Mashuro Lights & Projection by Isaiah Morris Music Direction by ZIIMUSIC Written & Performed By Tenda McFly
Warning: Contains strobe lighting, moderate coarse language
This show will be presented as part of Critical Mass over 3 consecutive nights.
Accessibility: Testing Grounds venue is wheelchair accessible. People using wheelchairs enter through the main entrance.
Photography by Thomas Oliver
Tariro Mavondo performs ‘Black Boy’ at the closing night of the Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival at Howler Melbourne on June 3, 2018.
Tariro is a Melbourne/Naarm based artist who uses multiple disciplines to connect through creativity. Tariro writes and performs poetry as well as facilitates workshops around Australia. She sees art as a conversation, a dialogue and her practice focuses on creativity as a facilitator of change. She also works as an actor on the Australian stage (MTC, STC, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir, Red Stitch) and screen (Neighbours, Winners and Losers), has been an actor in the internationally acclaimed, awarding winning web series Shakespeare Republic and has done voice overs for La Trobe, AFLW and Thomas The Tank Engine (UK).
Peter Bakowski performs a few short poems and an aphoristic one at the opening night of The Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival at The Toff In Town on May 17, 2018.
Peter Bakowski has been writing poems for 35 years, has received the Victorian Premiers Award for Poetry and writer’s residencies in Rome, Paris, Macau, Suzhou and throughout Australia. His poems continue to appear in literary journals worldwide. Peter writes clear accessible poetry. No matter how many books he writes in his lifetime they’ll all be about what it’s like to be a human being.