Home for Waifs and Strays present Arts Council funded platform
“If people are going to be allowed to say “we love you” and “I love you”, they’d better have the backbone to prove it. Love isn’t just a word.”
Throughout our lives we have people and things that we care for, appreciate and respect. We will be presenting work that embraces this. When we make work we often look at ourselves and for the feelings that we hold. This platform is for the opposite. This night of performance will have the theme of giving back.
The work is not for the artist. It is not about the artist. It’s about creating something for someone else.
Event: Digbeth First Friday, 5 June, 7pm
Artist Line Up:
Work with you
A pair of hands in the darkness- to take, to use, to make. Just you and me. And this clay. I’ll take the slack. An abstract soundscape aids free association. Does any of this mean anything to you?
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Love Letters (I)
A woman opens a letter and reads it silently to herself. Then she stands and reads the letter to the audience. She is reading a love letter, written for her by the artist.
The artist loves her, has always loved her, and wants the world to know why.
The artist wants the woman to love herself.
Rich Stokes is a writer/performer/musician based in Birmingham. He has opened for a variety of acts including Editors, Maximo Park, Shazia Mirza and Tom Baxter.
His award winning short fiction has been published in various magazines and anthologies including One Title, Beating Domestic Violence, Structo Magazine and Writing West Midlands.
As an actor he has featured and starred in many commercial theatre productions, films and music videos. He is currently working on a solo musical comedy show, provisionally titled Ruins In Reverse.
Website: mrrichstokes.wordpress.com | Twitter @MrRichStokes
My mate got screwed over for £100 pounds.
Scammed out of money in the hope of a job.
I felt I needed to help him but never had the money.
Now I do so I’m helping.
Thanks Arts Council!
15 minutes is experimental piece written by disabled artist Victoria Redgrave for another artist and is part of her new project, ‘Level Playing Field’.
The performance is provided by letter which the artist will read at the beginning of the performance. No preparatory time is made available.
WRIGGLE RICE RIGGLE
My performance, dedicated to my friend, is a highly innovative, technologically complicated process of generating a number of super powers he needs to possess in order to save the humanity. Using complex machinery and scientific data containing a set of his favorite words I will attempt to forward the powers to him.
Animus and anima
Sometimes an event is pivotal.
A moment can influence a lifetime.
Nancy J Clemance
Evoking the atmosphere of father through love.
The shamen will lead the evocation by taking on the trappings of father, and carrying out the ritual of the laying of the cards, three times.
The cards cannot ever come good as one was buried with the father, but the atmosphere will be enriched by those who wish to sit with the shamen, turn a card and testify the reasons for their love for the father.