Monday, August 3 @ 6:15pm
The Quirk Container
Menzies Lawn Clayton VIC
Has an Open Mic?
Purchase ticket at https://containerfestival.com.au
Explore the world of a young romantic through poetry; find yourself in a lounge of red velvet walls and zig-zagged floors, watching and listening to words that were too painful to say at sixteen, and now, at least understood, at twenty.
Audrey El-Osta is a poet and student at Monash, and former Artist-in-Residence at the Cowwarr Art Space. She examines mental illness, sexuality and sexualisation of young women all through poetry written to sound, feel and be beautiful, and highlight exactly why it isn’t.
Hear poems that have been published and won competitions all over the world, and hear poems that have never been read of performed before.
The 2015 Container Festival launches in the MUST Hub space on Friday 31 July from 6pm till late with free entry. Featuring an impressive line-up of festival artists, guests will get a sneak preview of the diverse work on offer, meet the artists, and enjoy a sensational party!
Audrey El-Osta is a Melbourne writer, studying Linguistics and Literature at Monash University, living in Ormond with four cats and three humans that don’t measure up. Mama Alto described her work as “highly moving, transporting and subversive odes to womanhood and female divinity.” She’s performed at MUST and the Container Festival, and runs the Monash Creative Writers Club.
What is a week without words? A week without expression? A week without reaching into your core and pulling out all the mess and guts and laying them out for the world to see?
Come down to Thornbury Lentil As Anything every Wednesday to reveal a round-up of weekly thoughts, ideas, poems, and spoken word stories to keep the heart pumping and the mind reeling.
Experiment your style with an open and welcoming audience!
Starts at 6pm.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE / ALL AGES
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).