A once in a lifetime opportunity to see two rare talents on the same bill. Evocative, energetic, moving and often hilarious, both Jemima Foxtrot and Brigitte Aphrodite use spoken word and music to create a performance that lives long in the memory. Brigitte, who be hosting a workshop after the show, will be performing songs from her forthcoming album and her critically acclaimed self-penned musical My Beautiful Black Dog.
Jemima Foxtrot blends powerful, sonic heavy poetry about modern life with snippets of her favourite artists’ songs – as well as her own - in a belting singing voice that will knock you for six.
Shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Spoken Word Fellowship 2015, Jemima performs extensively across the country. Her poetry film Mirror, commissioned by BBC Arts as part of their Women Who Spit series, is available iPlayer. She has also appeared on Lynn Barber’s episode of Arts Night on BBC2.
Jemima’s debut poetry show Melody, won the spoken word award at Buxton Fringe Festival 2015 and was critically acclaimed at its run at the PBH Free Fringe at Edinburgh 2015, receiving several 4 star reviews.
Jemima recently performed in the Barbican main hall as part of Doug Aitken’s Station to Station project alongside poetry legends including Simon Armitage and Don Paterson for a special concert curated by and featuring Beck.
Jemima is also an experienced Workshop facilitator who works with children of all ages as well as with vulnerable adults. A star of last year’s festival, we are proud and privileged to welcome her back.
Brigitte Aphrodite is a Punk Poet, Musician, Writer, Theatre Maker and Feminist Showgirl. Writer and performer of the critically acclaimed 'My Beautiful Black Dog'. which tackles the beauteous complexity of our mental health and challenges the stigma around depression.
Live credits include Reading & Leeds festival, Latitude, Bestival and sold out runs at the South Bank WOW festival and Hackney Showroom.