Daydreaming in the City | HOME, Manchester | 27/11/17

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’.

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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’.

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Excellent Moth Eat Poetry | Word Gulch | Curve Gallery, Barbican | 24/11/16

Emma has big bathtubs as eyes. Holly makes bikini bread. The Basset Hound is coming along. Excellent Moth Eats Poetry makes sites of flourishing rackets and companionship. It performs friendship as a co-hallucinatory technology, realised in shared images, intuitions, jokes and ventriloquisms.

A play with statues by Holly Pester and Emma Bennett.

Presented a Word Gulch, a night of performances with Sian Robinson Davies, Mr. Ferris, Reet Maff’l and hosted by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau.

Part of Bedwyr Williams: The Gulch.