Friday, November 6 @ 7:30pm
Under the Hammer
158 Sydney Road Coburg
Has an Open Mic?
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Presented with the support of Melbourne Spoken Word, Brisbane poet and performance artist Scott Wings is bringing you his spoken word-inspired physical theatre show, Colossi for one night only in Melbourne.
Limited space to book to avoid missing out. Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start.
Scott Wings’ COLOSSI is a bigger, funnier, crazier exploration of performance, imagination and mental health than anything he’s ever done before. With a history of spoken word, theatre and hip-hop, the award winning Brisbane based entertainer has fused it all into a physical comedy of grand proportions. COLOSSI is a return to raw storytelling: no props, no tech, just unadulterated fun and imagination – with Scott’s trademark social commentary firmly in place. COLOSSI is the story of Scott and his imaginary friend Jack. They battle trolls and ride dragons, rap with fairies and eat tacos, but when the titular COLOSSI stomp through, Scott can’t find the right words to defeat them and escapes into denial and regret. A powerful one-man show by one of Australia’s most celebrated performers, COLOSSI is an event that will change how you perceive stand-alone performance and leave you breathless with the potential for imagining.
One of Australia’s leading performance poets, entertainers and funny men, Scott Wings, has launched himself on stages throughout the country. A visceral, heart warming, dramatic and subtle performer, Scotty has constructed a diverse style like no other performer in the country. Once known as Darkwing Dubs, in 2013 Scotty changed his stage-name to accommodate a growing fan base of all backgrounds.
The non-compulsory theme for the last event of the year is ‘eroding confidence’. The night features a preview of writing from the Weathering the Future ekphrastic art exhibition, as well as the usual open mic slots.
Words Out Loud is a reading, poetry and open mic night held at The Printers Room. Ballarat Writers is pleased to co-organise this event and encourages members to come along for an evening of fine words and finer company. There is an open mic for people who wish to read their own work, or perhaps a piece by a favourite author. Poetry, prose and all forms of spoken word are most welcome. Bar snacks are available and the sound system is of a very high standard. The event is free, but a gold coin donation is appreciated (so much so, there’s a door prize for donors!)
Winner of September’s slam, Zuleyha Gurdag, performs ‘Woman’ at Slamalamadingdong on September 26, 2018 at The Melba Spiegeltent.
Zuleyha is a Melbourne born and raised poet who takes pride in her Turkish heritage and Australian nationality. Her passion and goal is to raise awareness of intersectionality and empower Muslim youth, particularly women, from the stereotypes and stigmas that surround them. For the long term run, she hopes to become a gynaecologist to advocate female independence and power in disadvantaged communities to change the gender roles accustomed to the people in her community and inspire women to reclaim their rights and increase their knowledge. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry, spending time with her cat and educating herself on interfaith dialogue and her Turkish history.
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).