Women’s Voices Ring Out!
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018
@ Customs House, The Springs, WF1 1QB
A Women’s only space for a
“Share a Slot” to express yourself creatively; your Spoken Word, your Poetry, your Dance, your Art, your Drama!
Bring a friend along. £3 donation
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WVRO June 6th 2018
Another fantastic evening with the Women of Wakefield learning, sharing and caring about one another to empower and enable their voices. A huge thank you to Mestisa https://mestisa.bandcamp.com/ for the incredible sounds, Jasmine King for bringing her unique style and stories in Spoken Word, and to the Forgotten Women of Wakefield Project speaker Sarah Leah Cobham for telling us about Suffrage Florence Beaumont and why she deserves a Blue Plaque, and all of the women that attended!
A wonderful evening of music, spoken word, learning about the creative projects and humans in Wakefield and sharing.
Jasmine is from Ossett, West Yorkshire . She loves all forms of creativity, whether, written /Spoken word, Art, Music or Drama. She has written poetry and stories since at school and has had poems published in school magazines. She teaches creative writing and was nominated for prizes at the Forward Press grand slam, with work being published as a result.
Jasmine has had poems published In various Anthology’s and Magazines under her alias’s, Mary Jayne Evans and Julia Evans. A contributor to the Ilkley Literature festival Jasmine appeared on Poetry Please with Rodger McGough.
Jasmine was a pandemonium poet with A Firm of Poets during 2015-2016 and has performed at various Wakefield Lit Fests.
In 1999 Ana Luisa and Barbara met in Leeds at one of the open mic nights at the The Grove and they’ve been playing together ever since forming the core of Mestisa and have over the years performed with a wide range of talented musicians. Currently they perform as a quartett with Mike Sandell (“The Metronome”) on bass and Brendan Bach on percussion. Mestisa regularly perform at festivals, charity events, and have even provided the entertainment for the Ambassador of Mexico!!
Of German-Bolivian origin, Barbara has been playing and singing Latin American folk music alongside her father since the age of 4. Much of her musical influences are based on her father’s 1950s repertoire and her own journeys to Peru and Bolivia in the 1980s and in 2009 and to Cuba in 2007. Barbara plays guitar, charango (a 10 string ukulele type instrument) and a range of percussion instruments, including the Andean Bombo (a bass drum), guiro (a Cuban instrument used to produce the cha cha cha sound), cajon (a Peruvian box drum) and maracas.
Folk music has always been present in Ana Luisa’s life. She was born in Pirque, a little village at the foot of the Andes outside Santiago, Chile. She grew up listening to the music of the local singers; Cantores Populares, who performed an old Chilean folk genre that cultivates décima and improvisation, known as Payada, accompanied by the guitarron or guitar. Her mum was a keen singer and many nights were spent at home with friends and family singing cuecas, tonadas and the well loved tunes of the Argentinian zambas and chacareras. In the following years Ana Luisa taught herself to play guitar and started singing and playing the popular tunes of the great Latin folk musicians and protest singers like Victor Jara and Violeta Parr
WVRO Wednesday April 4th 2018
Here’s the facebook link!
A wonderful evening of music, laughter, poetry, cake, story telling and inspirational speakers in a women only space join us to hear:
Genevive Walsh (Spoken Word)
The Hedging Besties (Music)
Jill Clake (Inspirational Speaker)
Along with YOUR Creativity. Poetry, music, prose, drama, dance!! What ever you want to share in the Share a Slot sections that are dotted throughout the evening.
WVRO February 2018!
Another astounding evening celebrating the creativity of Wakefield Women we welcome Rose Condo as our inspirational Spoken Word Artist and Loz Campbell as our wonderful musical artist.
This non-judgemental, safe, creative space has been available for women since 2014 and it supports and encourages those who have never had an opportunity to speak their truth creatively before and to share their work in our ‘Share a Slot’ sections which run through out the evening.
We ask for a £3 donation on entry and, on this occasion will be asking for further donations for Rose’s Award Winning Show
Rose Condo and How to Starve an Artist
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How To Starve An Artist is an innovative, passionate and entertaining show that blows open ideas about creative nourishment. Through story and spoken word Rose explores the theme of feeding one’s inner artist, whilst simultaneously preparing and serving food to the audience. Audience members are given a ‘Starving Artist Kit’ as they enter, containing items to help inspire individual creative activity.
How To Starve An Artist premiered at the PBH Free Fringe in Edinburgh 2016. The show was Runner Up Best UK Spoken Word Show for the 2017 Saboteur Awards in London. The show sold out at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, and has toured to York, Lancaster, Durham, and Blackpool with upcoming dates in Wakefield and Lincoln in 2018. Rose presented the show at Canada’s 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, earning a four-star review and inclusion on UMFM’s list of the top ten Fringe shows. Rose is collaborating with fish90 productions on a film version of the live show.
Rose Condo is a writer, performer and multiple slam winning spoken word poet who hails from the Canadian prairies. Longlisted for the inaugural Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship, Rose has featured at festivals and events across the UK, including Lindisfarne Festival, the Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe, the Huddersfield Literature Festival, performances for Amnesty International, and supporting Shane Koyczan (presented by Apples & Snakes and Say Owt – York) and Hollie McNish (presented by Evidently – Salford). Rose programmes and hosts Queenie’s Coffee House Nights at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, and runs creative writing workshops for young people and adults.
Prairie Petal Art
After storming onto the music scene at the tender age of 15; Loz Campbell has continue to grow at an incredible rate. With 2 EP’s and now a debut album under her belt, quoted as ‘the unstoppable gigging machine’, ‘One to Watch’ and ‘Ridiculously Talented’, her highly reviewed debut album, ‘Green Eyes’ offers something for everyone. Her style has been compared to 90’s bands such as Nirvana and Garbage.
With the title track launching the band onto stages such as O2 Academy Leeds, she can switch from emerging grunge rocker to seducing a room with her gentle vocals and deep music.
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Bi-Monthly, WVRO offers an opportunity for the women of Wakefield to share their creativity in our Share a Slot section, be it Spoken Work, Drama, Music, Art, Dance or Performance in a supportive all female space.
Customs House, The Springs Wakefied, WF1 1QB
Donations on the door are welcome!
Please email Dream Time Creative Founder, spoken work artist and writer, firstname.lastname@example.org for a slot or more details
A wonderful event for Women Only to share their creativity.
Share a Slot – for YOU – just let us know as you arrive. One poem or 3 minutes xx
Our guests this evening include:
Amy Charles whose story about her Medical Breast Conditon is inspiring and insightful.
Jane Muller who will delight us with her percussion playing, music and song. Jane sings and plays djembe, performing with established singer songwriter, Ali Bullivent, as part of The Imba Basi Band. She also plays with SONGO Drumming Project. Recently she has provided vocals for The Captain of the Lost Waves and is working on her own songs, composed with the help of a ukulele and a little life experience. Lyrics first. Melody follows.
And Zodwa Nyoni who is a playwright and poet based in Leeds. As winner of the Channel 4 Playwright’s Scheme she was Writer-in-Residence at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. She has previously been Apprentice Poet-in-Residence at Ilkely Literature Festival (2013), Leeds Kirkgate Market (2012) and Writer-in-Residence at I Love West Leeds Festival (2010). She is currently under commission at The Tricycle Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Work includes: Ode to Leeds (WYP), Weathered Estates (City of Culture 2017/Hull University); Borderline (Young Vic ‘5 Plays’ season); Sister (Ilkley & Beverley Literature Festivals); Nine Lives (Leeds Studio – UK Tour, Oran Mor & West Yorkshire Playhouse); Boi Boi Is Dead (a finalist for the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize West Yorkshire Playhouse, Tiata Fahodzi & Watford Palace Theatre); A Letter To You (Manchester Royal Exchange); Tangled Roots (Trinity Arts & DePaul University, Chicago); Come to Where I’m From (Paines Plough and WYP); The Night Shift (Young Writers’ Scheme, WYP / BBC Writer’s Room) and The Povo Die Till Freedom Comes (Square Chapel & The Bush Theatre).
Love Again – Sonnets in the City (read by Maxine Peake – BBC / BBC Philharmonic)
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