Blah’s Big Weekend: Salena Godden & John Berkavitch
A packed weekend showcasing the UK's best spoken word performers - presented by Bristol Old Vic, Tangent Books and Anna Freeman
Featuring some of the biggest names in spoken word, Blah’s Big Weekend returns this June for three days jam-packed with alliteration, assonance, metaphor and rhyme at its finest
Blahblahblah is excited to be able to support two established artists in developing brand new shows this year. We’re offering a preview of both shows for one price – a double bill with an interval.
Salena Godden: Mrs Death Misses Death
Blah and spoken word alumni Salena Godden returns to our podium with her new experimental piece, Mrs Death Misses Death. A live collaboration of new poetry and fiction by Salena Godden with music by Peter Coyte, this is a rousing call to arms and a celebration of loving this life and our short time here.
Salena Godden and Peter Coyte met and formed ska-punk-dub duo SaltPeter in 1997. This live performance marks the 20th anniversary of this highly original and trailblazing partnership.
John Berkavitch: Pokeman G.O.A.T
John Berkavitch was never a gamer. He was a troll in gaming chat-rooms. But somehow, after becoming hooked on Pokemon Go, he has risen to the top 1% of players in the world. In this newly developed performance, John explores the inherent tribalism and toxicity of augmented reality through spoken-word poetry, immersive projection and physical contemporary circus as he attempts to become the very best. A story told through a combination of spoken word, poetry and immersive projection that draws on physical elements of contemporary circus performance. This truly is a story about one man’s quest to be the very best.
Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)Artist's Website
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