Anywhere near Alnwick on Easter Saturday? If you are then be sure to come along to this…
HOME is where the heart is, but where exactly is that these days?
Join us for a playful celebration of the places where we live and where we wished we did. Featuring a headline set from performance maestro Tim Turnbull.
Actor Daniel Gurney leads us on a journey through homes near and far, with support from poets Hannah Jane Walker, Andrew Sclater and Stevie Ronnie. Plus a special HOME themed raffle!
To celebrate HOME we’re delighted to host an exclusive screening of poetry documentary ‘We Are Poets’, which follows a group of teenagers from Leeds as they travel to compete at the International Slam Competition in Washington DC. Entry to ‘We Are Poets’ is free with every ticket to HOME.
HOME is part of Northern Elements, a series of six new events taking place across the North of England in March 2013 funded by Arts Council England and managed by ARC. HOME is curated by Trashed Organ’s John Challis.
Award winning poet Tim Turnbull’s most recent publication is the pamphlet The Camden Art Redemption Miracle, described by the TLS as a ‘pitch perfect fable in terza rima’. Tim has created two acclaimed stage shows, ‘Tim Turnbull’s Tales of Terror’ and ‘Caligula on Ice’. His poems are about his difficult, on-off relationship with coastal Yorkshire, and the attractions and disenchantments of home, seen now from a vantage point in the Highlands.
Hannah Jane Walker
Hannah Jane Walker is a poet from Cambridge. Her recent show ‘The Oh F**k Moment’ was awarded a Fringe First 2011. A pamphlet of performance pieces was published by Nasty Little Press 2010. Hannah will tell us some poems about making and finding homes. Sometimes in people, sometimes in books, sometimes in things.
Andrew Sclater is a Drystone Waller and motorcycling poet, with a cross border Geordie-Scot lifestyle. Travel with him beyond the limits of the safe home, through domestic interiors in Dunstable, Belfast, the Home Counties, Dunbar and beyond – to pubs, a prison and a psychiatric hospital.
Stevie Ronnie lives in Northumberland where he works as a writer and artist. Paynes Grey is Stevie’s response to a sequence of paintings of the same name by the artist George Shaw. The piece combines his own memories of childhood with Shaw’s haunting images to create an emotionally moving poetic narrative.
Tickets: £8.50 (£6.50 conc)
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