Huge thanks to Kane Rattray for taking these pics on behalf of The Constitutional. And of course to all of our performers and attendees! Roll on 30 June…
Friday’s launch of ‘Tubthumping’ couldn’t have gone better. We had a healthy crowd from far and wide – with audience members travelling from as far afield as Middlesbrough and Glasgow – and the atmosphere was brilliant from start to finish.
Our next event stars Vanessa Kisuule and Toria Garbutt on Thursday 14 April and tickets are available here!
After a sold-out show to kick-start our 2019-20 LIVEwire tour, we return to The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre in Manchester for another evening of electric spoken word poetry. Your guests for the night are Toria Garbutt, Maria Ferguson, Andrew McMillan, and Ella Otomewo.
Tickets cost £14/12 and are available here.
As I’m sure you’ll have gathered, we’re having to postpone our spring events for the foreseeable future as a result of the COVID-19 pandemics. Obviously on the one hand we’re gutted about it, but at the same time, it’s clearly the safe and responsible thing to do.
To confirm, the postponed events are as follows:
- LIVEwire Leeds No.4 with Toria Garbutt and Kevin P. Gilday on Wednesday 1 April
- Chelping at The Leeds Library with Hollie McNish on Wednesday 22 April
- LIVEwire Colchester with Luke Wright, Molly Naylor and Maria Ferguson on Wednesday 29 April
At this stage it’s impossible to say when we’ll be able to reschedule these, and as you know, the situation is changing drastically on a daily basis at the moment. My gut instinct would say that these will be in the autumn.
If you’ve bought a ticket for LIVEwire Leeds No.4, you’ll have already received an email from me with your options. I know that The Leeds Library are offering refunds for Chelping ticket holders, and you’ll have to contact Colchester Arts Centre directly regarding LIVEwire there.
As soon as we have a confirmed date for either of these events we’ll announce it, and fingers crossed we’ll be able to celebrate with a nice (safely) packed room!
Finally, an awful lot of artists are suffering really badly as a result of so many event cancellations, so if you can, please support them by buying their merch, sharing their work and maybe event donating to their various pages.
Stay safe and take care,
*** POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ***Continue reading “LIVEwire Leeds No.4 | Toria Garbutt & Co. on 1 Apr”
LIVEwire Birmingham took place at The Hippodrome on Saturday 22 February, as part of Verve Poetry & Spoken Word Festival. We had sets from Salena Godden, oakley, Toria Garbutt and Saili Katebe, with Matt Abbott on hosting duties.
These video highlights were filmed and edited by Verse First. Huge thanks to Verve for having us, and to everybody that came along and made it such a special night. Next stop, Essex…
Huge thanks also to Thom Bartley for these photos.
Our first regional shows in Manchester and Bristol were two of the best events that we’ve ever run, and I’ve no doubt that Birmingham will be just as good. After a showcase in 2018, we’re returning to Verve Poetry Festival – and this time it’s at the Hippodrome. Tickets are on sale here.Continue reading “LIVEwire Birmingham | Salena Godden & Co. on 22 Feb”