Responding to the eclectic and multi-faceted talent of writer in residence John Hegley, and his residency theme, renaissance one presents
EXTREME HAPPY FAIR: a ‘spoken word fair' of speech juggling, poetry, live art, lucky dips, philosophy, and jam. Featuring Poet In Residence John Hegley, poet Jasmine Cooray, Comedian Prince Abdi, THE EXTREME HAPPINESS EXPERIMENT by Mesmer, Mystic, Philosopher and Magician Jonny Blamey, poet Philip Wells and other assorted guests.
Admission free by booking at renaissance one, limited seats so early booking recommended. More information via www.renaissanceone.co.uk
'culture-wise, history-wise, world-wise,word-wise, word-dancing, word-romancing writers and performers working in Britain and the world today.’
When & Where
Renaissance One and BCA
Renaissance One: Passionate about literature and words wherever we find them, Renaissance One are producers and advocates who work across literature artforms - from fiction to poetry and talks - from book launches and lectures to tours.
Writers and artists we have worked and collaborated with include Ali Smith, Amiri Baraka, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Gary Younge, Caroline Bird, Caryl Phillips, Robert Antoni, Michael Horovitz, Patience Agbabi, Soweto Kinch, Ali Smith, Mark Gwynne Jones, Andrew 'Mulletproof' Graves and Dan Rhodes. Our forté is to channel our curiosity, imagination and our wide-ranging understanding of literature into any given project to bring unique results. www.renaissanceone.co.uk
Black Cultural Archives: Founded in 1981, the Black Cultural Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the heritage and history of Black people in Britain. We opened the UK’s first dedicated Black heritage centre in Brixton in July 2014. Our new location will enable us to provide greater access to our archive, learning spaces and a programme of exhibitions and events that explore British history from a unique perspective.
Our unparalleled and growing archive collection offers insight into the history of people of African and Caribbean descent in Britain. The bulk of the collection is drawn from the twentieth century to the present day, while some materials date as far back as the second century. Our work at Black Cultural Archives recognises the importance of untold stories. We welcome everybody to join us and unfold these fascinating narratives together. www.bcaheritage.org.uk