Apples and Snakes, Wise Words and Gulbenkian present the GULB SLAM
We are incredibly excited to announce that Gulb Slam feature poet will be the amazing, the one and only, Zena Edwards!
Zena Edwards writes about human frailty and the complexities of 20th and 21st century living. She uses music as a salve and a rejuvenator and words to connect and rationalize the indefinable. Ultimately, she writes to remain human and if people relate to this and are encouraged to be moved, in whatever way that may be, then she feels she is doing her job as an Artist.
Zena has been involved in performance for 20 years – as a writer/poet performer, facilitator, creative project developer and vocalist and is known as one the most unique voices of performance poetry. She was nominated for the Arts Foundation Award for Performance Poetry 2007 and won the Hidden Creatives Award 2012.
“Edwards is a superb performer, equally at ease as an elderly Caribbean man, as a would-be teenage MC, Ayleen, or as a lonely 47-year-old Palestinian photographer, Mahmoud.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
FEATURE POET: Last month's Gulb Slam winner Maggie Akintayo
Maggie believes that it is important to tell a story through spoken word, to invite your listeners to follow you. She have been inspired by many poets that have incorporated this aspect into their work, like Kate Tempest and Zora Howard. Maggie describe her work as sensual and passionate.
SLAM: (For those who want to perform)
There are ten slots available, with the highest scoring poet winning a feature set at the next slam. Hosted by Canterbury Laureate Dan Simpson, judged by you!
If you are interested in performing in a GulbSlam please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and please put GulbSlam in the subject box and don't forget to also buy your ticket to the event.
Tickets: Full £5 / Student £4
Time: 20:00 - 22:00 (Doors open at 19:30)
Suitable for ages 16+