Are you interested in finding out more about creative ways of engaging seldom heard voices in research? If so come along to our free event in Bridport as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science in collaboration with the Bridport Literary Festival. The event will showcase a range of creative work linked to ‘seldom heard’ voices, and celebrates the marginalised voices research Bournemouth University has undertaken over the last five years. The entertainment will also include a programme of poetry endorsed by Bournemouth University in conjunction with Dorset County Council to help explore and express the ‘kindliness’ in Sheltered Housing schemes and highlighting creative writing developed in workshops hosted in a homeless hostel in Bournemouth.
The event will be hosted by the charismatic performance poet Jonny Fluffypunk and offers an afternoon of creative writing, poetry and song written and performed by talented writers and singers of all ages and abilities from across Dorset – many associated with the highly successful Seen But Seldom Heard project which supports young people with disabilities https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/seen-but-seldom-heard/
The programme of voices will be supported by local performing poets from Bridport’s own spoken collective:
- Apothecary Participating artists
- Lauren Taylor studied at a music college and who wrote a significant anti bullying song: Why Did You? This was recorded and posted on social media and gained a huge amount of positive feedback.
- Hugo Lucas Rowe recently completed Level 3 BTECH in performing arts and is now making music and studying for a 3 year degree in performing arts at Bournemouth and Poole College. He has just featured in his first show: Pomona
- Dave Young – AKA The Shouting Mute – has been a keen participant in theatre arts since he was 11 and has joined an integrated youth performance company called Remix and performed ‘Breathe, Battle of the Winds’ at the London Olympics in 2012. A wheelchair user he has excelled at all levels of the performing arts especially as a performance poet.
Time: 2.30 pm
Venue: The Electric Palace, Bridport Dorset
Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre Bridport Literary Festival at www.bridportandestbay.co.uk or Tel: 01308424901