This micro-festival explored daydreaming and poetic states of mind, and featured an eclectic programme of spoken word performance, talks, music and film. 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.
I performed Hey Blessed Giant Skull! A duet for one. Voicing the process of ‘getting to grips’ – cognitively, physically, sonically – with Dylan Thomas’s poem ‘In Memory of Ann Jones’.
An earlier version of this piece was performed at Cafe Curio, Camden Arts Centre (22/08/12) following a commission from London Word Festival to create a response to George Orwell’s essay ‘Poetry and the Microphone’.