Saturday, 26 January 2013

Do They Eat Culture in Preston?

They Eat Culture and Lancashire Writing Hub are looking for two established spoken word performers and one newcomer to the spoken word scene, to take part in a unique spoken word performance at Preston’s iconic bus station on Saturday 23rd March 2013. The role of MC, or Performance Tour Guide, is also up for grabs.

Northern Elements, a project funded by Arts Council England and managed by ARC to support the development of spoken word promoters in three Northern regions: North East, North West and Yorkshire, has commissioned They Eat Culture and The Lancashire Writing Hub to curate and stage a spoken word event in and around Preston Bus Station, a site currently under threat of demolition.

The event at Preston Bus Station will be centred around a performance of ‘A Journey To The End of The World’ from the writer, Phil Ormrod, and will be supported by the three spoken word performers sought in this call out.

They Eat Culture and The Lancashire Writing Hub are looking for performers who are currently developing pieces of writing , or who have already written pieces of writing, which fit along side the central themes of ‘moments of life’; ‘apocalypse’; ‘death’ and maybe even what happens to bus stations when they die.

Fees are attached to all roles and there will be two performances over the evening. Interested writers and performers should send in the following information to writing@theyeatculture.org by 6.00pm Friday 1st February 2013: a sample of work, a brief synopsis of how this work current relates, or will relate, to the themes outlined above and/or location of Preston Bus Station, and your spoken word / writing / performance. CV

For more information about the project and the opportunities on offer, here's a PDF document link: http://www.lancashirewritinghub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Northern-Elements-Preston-Bus-Station-TEC-Event.pdf

• Lancashire Writing Hub: www.lancashirewritinghub.co.uk

 

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