Barbican Poets: February 8th session notes.
Lots of business discussed, no writing workshop.
— DEPTFORD LOUNGE – FEBRUARY EVENTS
We’ve settled on two dates: 25th Feb (Saturday) and 28th Feb (Tuesday).
Important note: Saturday looks like it’s going to be either 4-6pm or 3-5pm. Could be shorter, depending on how much material you want to present, but the building closes at 7, and many of the staff clock off at 5pm (not that we’d be the only people in the building if we stayed later). Tuesday is fine for the originally suggested 6-8pm.
Saturday 25th Feb: Kareem, Kemi, Ehsan, Ruth, Harry, Tallulah, Alex K, Dominique, Katie B, Bayan.
Tuesday 28th Feb: Kareem, Katie H, Ehsan, Will, Harry, Anthony, Tallulah, Bayan, Dominique.
! If your name isn’t down against one of those dates and you want it to be, let us know (comments or direct email).
! You are responsible for promotion of these events. The audience will consist entirely of people you bring down/inform. Promo should NOT include the term “Barbican Poets” for now.
! You need to be clear about what you’re doing, particularly if music will be involved.
! Under 18s— we need to have a conversation with the Barbican about the best way to cover your involvement re: informing parents etc. I know it’s a pain, but it needs to be taken care of properly.
There is a simple PA system (mic + amp) and a keyboard can be made available, if you wish.
For a bit more information about the space: http://crossfields.blogspot.com/2012/01/soft-launch-for-deptford-lounge.html
— OPEN MIC @ CHILL PILL – http://www.arcolatheatre.com/events/chill-pill-back-to-basics
12 February 2012 – 6pm
All tickets £5
An open mic night curated by some of UK’s finest spoken word artists; Chill Pill’s Mr Gee (host of Radio 4′s Bespoken Word and Rhyme and Reason), Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger and Simon Mole.
Ages 16+ / Arrive early to sign up for the open mic – limited slots available
24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
Again, this isn’t a Barbican event, neither myself or Dorothy will be attending, under 16s please arrange to meet with other Barbican Poets at a convenient location and make sure parents are informed (don’t make me invite your parents to the blog, guys!)
— OTHER UPDATES
Deptford Lounge March 10th event will be managed through 4 blocks of performance, 15 minutes each. We can set groups closer to the time. Be mindful of audience: e.g. NO PROFANITY or potential lawsuit-inducing poems, please.
We’ve got 6 themes for groupings of poems for the final showcase: Family, People in Society, Relationships (ahem), Outsiders, Perspectives and Water. If you weren’t at last night’s session, please select a poem for the showcase that you think fits in one of these groupings.
That’s it. Further thoughts in comments please.