Earth from Space - Adventures in spoken word
We're very excited to be welcoming our first poets in residence this summer!
On five dates in August, spoken word poet Deanna Rodger and singer-songwriter Gemma Rogers will be out on the exhibition floor exploring 'Earth from Space' through theatre, song writing, poetry making, a timed assault course and a heated debate with a Martian called Baz.
Join Deanna and Gemma on the following dates to imagine our fragile blue planet in ways you never thought possible:
Saturday 3 August
Sunday 4 August
Tuesday 27 August
Thursday 29 August
Friday 30 August
Workshops will be at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm on each of these days, are drop-in and free with your general admission ticket.
Deanna and Gemma will be weaving your imaginings into spoken word performances on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, when they will be joined by fellow poets Rebecca Tantony and Liv Torc for a showcase weekend.
'Earth from Space - Family adventures in spoken word' is produced by poetry trailblazers Apples and Snakes in collaboration with We The Curious. The residency is part of our programme of activities exploring the positive actions we can take to protect out planet.
Photo credit: Lisa Whiting
3 Aug - 1 Sep
Included with a general admission ticket.
Introducing our poets in residence
Deanna Rodger is an international writer, performer and facilitator.
She won the UK Poetry Slam aged 18 and quickly established herself as a leading force for contemporary poetry, securing titles such as ELLE UK’s ’30 inspirational women under 30′, The Female Lead’s ‘20 in their 20’s and Cosmopolitan’s No.1 Trailblazing Woman, as well as winning a Rising Star award from the Hospital Club. She is currently the third recipient of the Kevin Elyot Award at the University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection. Deanna teaches Writing Poetry for Performance with Benjamin Zephaniah at Brunel University and tutors at the School of Communication Arts. Her collection ‘I Did It Too’ is out now.
Gemma Rogers is a singer/songwriter, arts practitioner, performer and playwright who hails from London. She has played in and around the city, from The Hawley Arms to Hampstead Theatre for their annual literary festival, and is a regular on the festival circuit: How The Light Gets In, Latitude, Meadows in the Mountain, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Wilderness.
"Gemma Rogers stuns our audiences each and every time - we absolutely love her!" - Sofar Sounds