This weekend ArtfulScribe and Dangerous Ideas are teaming up to deliver a day of Spoken Word, conversation and performance in the Talky Tent as part of the Umbrella Arts Festival at Palmerston Park, SO14, Southampton.

Supported by Big Lottery and SoCo, working with local partners, you’re all invited to experience Southampton’s superb creative scene and to immerse yourself in a fine flow of words.

ArtfulScribe’s part of this free family-friendly event will be packed full of entertainment and mental stimulation, including the following line-up on 10th June 2017:

11am Creative Southampton – Southampton people sharing news of creative initiatives that encourage better health, wellbeing and conversation about the issues that face us.

11.45pm ‘Solipsism & the &’ – Carrie Carrie performs an extract from this show exploring themes of autism, communication and language.
12pm Til Debt Us Do Part – A humorous exploration of debt through poetry, personal stories and actual research, as award-winning poet Tina Sederholm gets real about money.

1.15pm Southampton In Conversation – Catherine Wright explores stories of community participation, local history and public art in an interview with heritage coordinator Michaela Lawler-Levene and artist Anna Vickers.

2.30pm Games with the Water Horse by Jon Adams. At its heart, it is an exploration of consciousness, life story, art forms, and neuro-diverse thinking. Games with the Water Horse is a piece that performance artist Jon Adams has learnt as a memory journey. Set to take place in two parts Jon will interact with the audience—telling a condensed, ’60 minutes’ of his and others interwoven lives. Jon Adams is an Associate Artist for the New Theatre Royal’s Creative Lab programme and a Creative Ambassador for the National Autistic Society. Not recommended for under 14s.

3.45pm Issa Farrah – Southampton poet sharing his own take on the world.

4.00pm Spillage – When the demands of work conflict with suppressed human needs, the results can only be messy. Spillage shows one man’s tragic-comic attempt to hold things together. Written/performed by Stewart Taylor and directed by Anna Carr. Stewart will be performing excerpts from Spillage followed by a Question and Answer session.

They will also have also have a Writer Response Vehicle (We Make Southampton’s ‘Claudia’s Bus’) offering free drop-in workshops led by Mayflower Writer in Residence Dinos Aristidou, Claudia Murg, and Millie Townsend giving everyone a chance to get involved with creative writing and journalism throughout the day.