DAY ONE: MUSIC & LANGUAGE - NATIONAL POETRY DAY
Join us for the first day of the Sonophilia Conference - #SonCon16 - as we celebrate National Poetry Day with a host of talks and workshops designed for KS4&5 students that will complement the national curriculum for music and English. While it's designed for young people the event is open to everyone.
The day will open with a talk by renowned Lincolnshire musician Elliott Morris, who will then lead a workshop session devoted to composition and performance. The morning workshop team is joined by nationally and internationally acclaimed soul-fusion singer/songwriter Lumi HD offering a workshop on co-writing, Justine Taylor give you a chance to become a body choir where you're the instrument and Coventry University lecturer Tommy Loose offers you a chance to explore the psychology of performance.
We'll then be joined by critically acclaimed performance poet Jemima Foxtrot as she talks about her own unique brand of poetry and how to make a living through writing. Local poetry vetran Steve Cawte then joins us and takes us on a journey through the evolution of poetic concepts from Shakespeare to grime music.
Our keynote speaker, acclaimed storyteller Michael Harvey, will take a look at storytelling in the 21st century. Michael will then lead a workshop session on storytelling skills. The afternoon workshop team is joined by critically acclaimed performance poet Jemima Foxtrot to explore how music and song can inspire poetry, Steve Cawte delves in to instant poetry and Lincoln based arts company Art Isn't Sexy look at being esoteric.
*The line-up for the conference may change and/or be expanded.
NB: Please note that there may be Sonophilia Festival photographer on site during the conference. By booking tickets you agree to be photographed as part of the group(s) attending/participating. Photos may be used for promotional purposes such as press releases, social media, digital and printed media.