What can you get for £3?

4 Jun

A happy meal? A sandwich? A pair of socks… or

Four and a half hours of live music, workshops, craft activities, reading, writing and general fun on Saturday 15th June 2-6.30pm….

Where is this happening? Nottingham Playhouse.

Beers and Books @Cast Bar 2-4pm

Nowhere is safe! We’re turning this bar and restaurant into a library with a little help from our friends from Bromley House. Browse through books from local authors and nominees of the East Midlands Book Award – a few of the writers might even join you! Dive into debate and discussion with our on hand Mouthy librarians.

Scrabble and Babble @Understudy 2-5pm

A haven of word play – get comfy and join us for a game of Scrabble, words and, if you fancy, put pen to paper and send a postcard, the old fashioned way.

Cypher Space @Lower Foyer 2-6pm

Collaborate, record, perform and listen to live music and poetry. Work with Project St2di0s, Black Drop and guest band Wooden Arms to write your own poetry, fuse it with music and share it with the world. Acoustic musicians, writers and novices welcome!

6-5pm Open Mic

Pickyheads’ Global Glamour @Upper Foyer 2-4pm

Join The Pickyheads Movement as they celebrate the natural beauty of African hair. Play and experiment with your appearance. There will be craft activities and merchandise too! Explore your sense of who you are, talk about stereotypes and identity, learn about each other’s ideals of beauty – flick through magazines, write poems, have debates.

Internal Flight @Auditorium 6.00-6.30pm

Watch a short documentary on our headlining artist, Lemn Sissay, and his search for his father.

Workshops with internationally renowned writers

2-3pm with John Berkavitch @ Neville Studio

Uplift your work with the same versatility in this quick fire lesson in how the page and stage don’t always need to be in conflict. John “Berko” Berkavitch has worked in the UK as an artist in education for almost a decade. As a former UK Poetry Champion, his unique approach to learning and focus on transferable skills served as an inspiration to thousands of hard-to-reach and disenfranchised young people in Britain.

3:15-4:15pm with Peter Kahn @ Neville Studio

Chicagoan, Peter Kahn will guide you through world class contemporary poetry and enable you to write creatively in response to it. Co-founder of the London Teenage Poetry Slam and founding member of Malika’s Kitchen in Chicago. Peter has nearly twenty years experience working with young people as both a social worker and teacher. Based at Oak Park & River Forest High School in Chicago, he runs the largest school-based spoken word club in the world.

5:00-6:00pm with Michael Eaton @ Ustinov Room

Explore narrative and character with Michael Eaton, MBE. He is a screenwriter who specialises in docudrama. His work includes Shipman, Shoot To Kill and Who Bombed Lockerbie? and adaptations of works by George Eliot and Charles Dickens for BBC Radio 4. Michael’s Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend will be showing at Nottingham Playhouse in October.

2:00-4:00PM Poetry Party with Panya Banjoko @ Ustinov Room

(5 years +) Paint yourself into a lion, publish your very own first book, and then learn how to perform your work to the world under the guidence of legendary childrens writer, Panya Banjoko. Whether bookmaking, creative writing, face-paint or creative collage the poetry party will keep your children and their friends engaged for hours!

5-6pm @ Neville Studio

Watch a young poets’ showcase hosted by Panya Banjoko and if you’re feeling brave enough there is even space for you to perform your own work for children, whatever your age.


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