Home, Manchester, Sun 27 Nov, from 13:30.
Featuring Other Room readers Emma Bennett and James Wilkes.
This micro-festival explores daydreaming and poetic states of mind, and features an eclectic programme of spoken word performance, talks, music, film and an immersive audio experience from In the Dark Radio. Presented by live poetry producer, Poet in the City in collaboration with Hubbub, a collective of social scientists, artists, researchers and mental health experts in residence at the Wellcome Trust. More here.
An exhibition organised by recent Other Room reader James Wilkes.
A number of events during the exhibition – including poetry (James Wilkes, Emma Bennett and Ella Finer), music, activism, debate and meditation – most of which are free. Further info and tickets from http://hubbubresearch.org/event/rest-discontents/
The first of a 3-part series ‘The Anatomy of Rest’ is also out on BBC Radio 4:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v07p0
Thursday 15th October 2015, 7-9pm. X Marks the Bökship, 42-44 Copperfield Road, London, E3 4RR
An event of poetry, performance and speech acts.
Becky La M’eh’rr
& introduction from Holly Pester
A poet never before hosted in the UK, a travelling artist who may not be fully named, and a performer fresh from a 24hour journey. Join us in celebrating the comedy of their spoken words and their divine proximity.
Shiv Kotecha is a New York poet and the author of EXTRIGUE (Make Now Books 2015), OUTFITS (Troll Thread, 2012) and PAINT THE ROCK (Troll Thread, 2011). Other work can be found at Gauss PDF and elsewhere online. He completes tasks for Collective Task and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at NYU. Instagram @heyguyhere
Emma Bennett is a performance artist and theorist of (stand-up)comedy, and researching for a PhD in Performance Studies at Queen Mary’s, University of London. She has presented her textual, video and performance work in a variety of contexts across the UK and Europe.
Becky La M’eh’rr is an artist and writer currently based in a small Canadian town. She has published and performed her texts and left piles of her books in Berlin, China, London, New York, Vancouver, Vienna, and probably a few other places that she’s forgotten either through deliberate effort or error.
Nathan Walker will perform alongside Emma Bennett and Hannah Silva at The Other Room’s 6th birthday on April 2nd at The Castle Hotel. The event starts at 7 and is free admission. Here’s a little preview of Nathan’s work.
Hannah Silva will perform alongside Emma Bennett and Nathan Walker at The Other Room’s 6th birthday on April 2nd at The Castle Hotel. The event starts at 7 and is free admission. Here’s a little preview of Hannah’s work.
Emma Bennett will perform alongside Hannah Silva and Nathan Walker at The Other Room’s 6th birthday on April 2nd at The Castle Hotel. The event starts at 7 and is free admission. Here’s a little preview of Emma’s work.
Wednesday 12th March 2014 at 7:30pm, Quad South Hall, York St John University. A performance featuring two upcoming Other Room readers Nathan Walker and Emma Bennett. Three Radio Plays with visuals – phonic disturbances – speaking quickly and slow – circling round – superimposing and sitting things next to – handing things down and handling things over – aligning shirts – snecking and videos of pictures. More here.
Mopher, where performance, art, writing, poetry, voice, concept and sound meet to wither and perish in order to rise again as something else, more than the sum of its parts. Mopha is a singular art performance / live poetry collective made up of six of the UK’s most accomplished artists / poets – Holly Pester, Patrick Coyle, Emma Bennett, SJ Fowler, James Wilkes and Tamarin Norwood.
Eschewing and mulching the multiple genres of live art and experimental writing, Moffa will premiere it’s work in 2014 at multiple venues in multiple forms.
Exploring notions of fractured speech, aberrant theatre, surreal vocality, performativity and audience expectation, improvisation and its tropes, compressed communication, humour and bleak irony, Moffer aims to create powerful immediate, arresting and unique works of performance that are mindful, and responsive, to their construction and contextual environment. Wholly collaborative and essentially collective, the works of Moffar will pool and mutate the already adept live practices of six powerful performers into a uncommon mesh of theatre, art and poetry.
Films of SJ Fowler’s collaborative extravaganza are now online, including this by Emma Bennett and Holly Pester.
Films from the 27th April event at the Arnolfini gallery in Bristol, including this by Emma Bennett and Holly Pester.
Emma Bennett, matt martin & Richard Price
Thursday, 27 September 2012, 19:30.
The Apple Tree, London WC1X 2AE.