DYLAN’S GREAT POEM…WILL BE PERFORMED BY…

WHO IS PERFORMING DYLAN’S GREAT POEM 

AT CARDIFF CENTRAL LIBRARY

ON INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS DAY?

MAY 14TH 2016

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International Dylan Thomas Day MEGAVERSE@Cardiff Central Library Hub 3-5pm Saturday 14/05/16

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All over Wales, around the UK and indeed, all over the world, performers, poets and storytellers are gearing up to offer you their words in celebration of:

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If you are in Cardiff on May 14 2016 maybe you can make it along to some or all of the events happening, including the one I am organising and hosting:  MEGAVERSE on Level 5 of Cardiff Library HUB THIS EVENT IS FREE!  

More details (and pics from previous MEGAVERSE events) can be found below, but first, a brief round up of the International Dylan Thomas Day events in Cardiff:

12pm – 2pm: Dylan Thomas Cut Up Workshop on LEVEL 5, Cardiff Central Library HUB

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In this free workshop, happening on level 5, Cardiff Central Library HUB 12.00-2.00pm we’ll be taking classic Dylan Thomas’ works and dissecting and reworking them into new, original creations. Using various cut-up techniques implemented by people such as William Burroughs and David Bowie, we will combine your personal work with that of the great Welsh bard. Bring along your favourite Dylan Thomas pieces as well as your own writing and we will try to gain dominion over Milkwood. Tools provided in workshop. Hosted by Renn Hubbuck-Melly. Free

3-5pm…Megaverse on Level 5 0f Cardiff Central Library 

An eclectic bill of local (and not so local) poets performing work inspired by their own relationship with Dylan Thomas. Also featuring former Bardd Plant Cymru, Aneirin Karadog, who will  perform excerpts from hip hop production Dylan Live in Welsh and English and other pieces including something brand new, written just for this event. Hosted by Will Ford, with Penarth based Artist Pauline Williams recording the event and readers on her sketchpad. PLUS..STOP THE PRESS!!! clare e potter and Rufus Mufasa will proudly deliver the first ever reading of DYLAN’S GREAT POEM 

This event is Free! THE DYLAN THOMAS CUT UP WORKSHOP AND MEGAVERSE CAN BOTH BE FOUND IN THE CREATIVE SUITE, CARDIFF CENTRAL LIBRARY, LEVEL 5

6pm…Under Milk Wood, Chapter Arts Centre

Theatr Silures present their production of the famous ‘play for voices’. Tickets available from the box office: 02920304400

International Dylan Thomas Day …MEGAVERSE at Cardiff Central Library HUB, Level 5

THIS FREE EVENT WILL START, ON THE DOT OF 3PM, SO PLEASE BE IN YOUR SEATS BY THEN, ONE FULL HOUR  BEFORE FOUR, FULL OF ANTICIPATION FOR WORDS OF WIT AND LOVE AND MORE!


THIS FREE EVENT WILL START, ON THE DOT OF 3PM, SO PLEASE BE IN YOUR SEATS BY THEN, ONE HOUR BEFORE FOUR, FULL OF ANTICIPATION FOR WORDS OF WIT AND LOVE AND MORE!

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Supported by LITERATURE WALES as part of the celebrations for INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS DAY…Featuring a special performance in Welsh and English by former Bardd Plant ANEIRIN KARADOG…The FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE of the third DYLAN’S GREAT POEM, with worldwide contributions edited into the final piece by clare e. potter and Rufus Mufasa, who will be the ones to share the results of this worldwide collaboration…PLUS Penarth based artist PAULINE WILLIAMS will be in attendance, sketchbook in hand, to record the event in her signature style!

JOIN US TO SEE OVER A DOZEN TALENTED PERFORMERS AT THIS FREE EVENT!!!

JOIN US on LEVEL 5 of Cardiff Library HUB from 3-5pm, as MEGAVERSE presents a parade of poets prepared to pitter their patter, chitter their chatter, weave their verbal dreamworlds into patterns of audible matter, before your very ears!

JOIN US, to see and hear performance poets local and not so local deliver sets featuring words inspired by Dylan Thomas, written specially for this occasion as well as a taster of their own individual ranges of verse!

JOIN US as Feature Performer former Bardd Plant ANEIRIN KARADOG gives us an extended set to kick the event off in style, featuring rapping in Welsh and English and a BRAND NEW PIECE written specially for the occasion followed by…

A first ever live reading of the third DYLAN’S GREAT POEM, created via this competition designed to inspire the imagination of poets between the ages of 7 and 25:

http://www.literaturewales.org/dylans-great-poem/

Competition Judges and DYLAN’s GREAT POEM editors claire e. potter and Rufus Mufasa will perform the poem that is the result of this process, which attracted entries from within Wales, the wider UK and from countries in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, making this work a truly international collaboration for International Dylan Thomas Day 2016!

clare e. potter teaches creative writing at Cardiff University. She’s published poetry, prose and non-fiction. She works on collaborative community projects and Llwyn Celyn’s poet-in-residence.

Rufus Mufasa is a lyricist, performance art poet and hip hop educator, heavily influenced by Dylan Thomas’ beat poetry. Rufus is a fellow of Barbican London and an activist for community development and social justice through instilling passion for language and literature.

JOIN US as the OPEN MIC segment opens the floor for a few contributions on the day from those inspired to share their syllables!

Basically, JOIN US! for a two hour poetic extravaganza!

MORE ABOUT MEGAVERSE
https://www.facebook.com/Megaverse-1157959360887023/

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Catching up with HEADSTAND poetry podcasts featuring new interviews with MARK CURTIS, DES MANNAY and JOHN ELIOT!!!

 

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A little while back I had the pleasure of being featured in a podcast by HEADSTAND, CLICK HERE to hear, if you wish.

Since then I have been keen to keep anyone who happens upon my blogs up to speed with HEADSTAND, a semi-regular series of podcasts, some music based, others focusing on interviews with poets who perform their work.

Christmas meant I fell behind a little, so am now catching up with the three most recent HEADSTAND poet interviews, which as always, feature readings by the guest and the presenter, and prompts for the listener to contribute to future podcasts…

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Every poet has their what they write, how they write and why they write and on this blog you will find links to podcasts about those very things, produced and presented by…

Patrick Widdess, the man behind HEADSTAND

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Patrick (author of Feeding The Spacemen) is a performance poet himself and has a keen interest in  the what, how and why, when it comes to the work of  his fellow poets.

Click on the links below to be taken on  journeys with Patrick to find out what poets have to say for themselves…

MARK CURTIS

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A prolific writer on themes both intensely personal and universal, Mark is an enthusiastic and regular performer at open mics. Questioning assumptions about us as people and often exploring the effects of traumatic experience, Mark uses writing to find balance within himself, and, indeed, balances out his more serious writing with other more imaginative and humorous writing, sometimes with a tinge of comic horror.

CLICK HERE to listen to the interview, during which Mark offers the prompt ‘Balance’ and listeners are invited to write whatever feels appropriate to them on this theme. Patrick will select contributions to read out in the next poetry related HEADSTAND. Indeed, this podcast features responses to the prompt of  ‘You Have Three Minutes Left To Live, What Is Your Final Message To The World’ offered in the previous HEADSTAND poetry podcast featuring…

DES MANNAY

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Driven by the desire to contribute to the cause of Social Justice, Des storms into open mic nights and competitions as a ‘Hooligan Poet’ shaking his fist at the causes of injustice as he perceives them, principally the grasping greed fed, but never satisfied, by the empty calories of Capitalism.

Unashamedly left leaning, with his political heart worn proudly on his sleeve, Des is not immune to the stirrings of the more romantic heart style, rarely more so than via the words of Remote Console, with its tale of unrequited love. CLICK HERE to listen and find out more about Des’s achievements during a hectic last twelve months. During the podcast you will hear responses to the prompt ‘Baby Shoes’ offered during the previous HEADSTAND podcast featuring…

JOHN ELIOT

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John Eliot (author of SSH) waxes lyrical about poetry and how it can help people connect with each other. CLICK HERE to listen. Serious and subtle in performance compared to some of the more outlandish performance poets but it isn’t compulsory to be loud, and like most of us, John enjoys more than one type of writing and his attendance and readings at spoken word events demonstrates he is certainly a supporter of all kinds of self expression. The podcast includes responses to the prompt from the previous interview featuring Christina Thatcher, for words on looking at the aspects of life that are, on the surface, mundane, yet hold their own entire world of meaning…

CLICK ON THE NAMES BELOW TO JUMP TO FURTHER HEADSTAND POETRY PODCASTS

CHRISTINA THATCHER

REUBEN WOOLLEY

FRAN SMITH

COSTA PRIZE WINNING POET JONATHAN EDWARDS

MAB JONES

WILL FORD 

JULIE PRITCHARD

find out more about the author of this blog on the following website…

www.willdeanford.com