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Chapter and Verse PERFORMANCE line-up

October 8, 2009

I am delighted to reveal the line-up for my show at the Chapter and Verse Literature Festival.  This is one of the most impressive list of performers I have ever had the pleasure of putting together.

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The idea is that I’ll be able to present lots of different takes on what poetry is – for instance, the picture above is of Mark Greenwood beating a chicken to pieces – and what it means to be moved by a performance.  All the acts have revolutionary takes on their attitudes to poetry in performance – it should make for a thrilling night!

REVOLUTIONS IN FORM

8.00pm – 10.30pm, Sunday 18th October.

Produced by Poet in Residence at the Bluecoat, Nathan Jones, specially for the Chapter & Verse Literature Festival, in partnership with Mercy, Revolutions in Form presents some of the most innovative writer/performers at work today, alongside artistic contemporaries and musicians… Redefining the territory for poetry in performance.

**Poetry & Performance from**
Lorena Rivero De Beer, Mark Greenwood, Kate Tempest, Ross Sutherland, Tim Clare and Nathan Jones

**Music from**
Lizzie Nunnery and guests from the Almanac folk collective

**Projections, Live Visuals & Music from**
Sketchybeast, Sam Meech, Neil Keeting and Markus Soukup

While the world of arts and literature has moved forward in perceptions of itself during the last century – through innovations in forms, definition, technologies and concepts of authorship, ownership and value – the perception of the poem in performance has changed very little since the days of Dada and the Beat ‘happening’.

However, revolutions of considerable ambition have been taking place beneath the hype-radar – typified by a tendency towards interdisciplinary production, re-editing and processing, and a distorting of the roles of performer and audience. Revolutions in Form is a showcase of these culturally important, entertaining and powerful works.

HIGHLIGHTS:

* special sets from Tim Clare and Ross Sutherland, whose work blurs the boundaries between poet, film-maker, animator, musician, lecturer and stand-up comic

* innovative new live-drawing commissions to accompany new poetry performances from poet in residence at the Bluecoat, Nathan Jones

*contemporary and traditional revolution songs from renowned playwright and songstress, Lizzie Nunnery

* an improvisation-based finale contrasting the whirlwind of rebellion and energy that is Kate Tempest against the visceral, unpredictable and often controversial work of Mark Greenwood.

Tickets £5/£3

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you can, and indeed should, keep an eye on this here blog for more information
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