VIRGIL’S BIRTHDAY | Poetry, Performance and Speech | X Marks the Bokship | 15/10/15

I’ll be performing a new thing, voice thing, shouting etc., at this –

Emma Bennett

Shiv Kotecha

Becky La M’eh’rr

& introduction and guidance from Holly Pester

Thursday 15th October 2015, 7-9pm
at X Marks the Bökship

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.




I’ll be performing with Holly Pester at this:

A/H/D/B // Charismatic Megafauna
Saturday 9th May
8pm – Midnight
Open School East 43 De Beauvoir road, London. N1 5SQ

all-drum . all-live . all-female . all-loud

“warped sexual assault statistics are pummelled under stick and foot, with all three members laying their catharsis upon a single drum kit. Yelped voices and vibrant playsuit colours project forth, as the group tip between skeletal punk, thunderous tribe and the brink of total collapse”– Jack Chuter, ATTN Magazine

After/Hours/Drop/Box invites Charismatic Megafauna for the first in a new series of live events in the basement space at Open School East.
Support comes in the form of selected video screenings, live contributions from Holly Pester & Emma Bennett and an all-female playlist by Sophie Risner.
Organised by current OSE associate artist John Lawrence, A/H/D/B initiates collaborative projects at the intersection of music, video and live performance.

Mophe at Rich Mix |28/09/14

MOFFER at Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

Sunday 28 September 2014, 19:30.

£8, £6 concessions. Book here or call 020 7613 7498.

How would you describe the space around a horse? Or lift a watermelon with your voice? This experimental variety show is the result of 6 artists and poets approaching the edges of language through miniature plays, live sound effects, language games and improvisation. Expect bad jokes, fractured speech, aberrant theatre and words under pressure.

Mopha is an occasional art-performance-poetry collective formed by PATRICK COYLE, EMMA BENNETT, SJ FOWLERJAMES WILKES and TAMARIN NORWOOD.