Open Word in Wiltshire Friday 13th of July Poets day and Art Exhibition
Open Words is holding a day and night long event in Burbage Village Hall, 60 Eastcourt Rd, Burbage, Malborough SN8 3AJ
The Poets Gala Cafe in the Village Hall (8.30 am -5.00pm) Your favourite poets will be running the Cafe, with a special programme of events during the day for all to enjoy. All day in the cafe David Robinson and Deborah Robinson will have their artwork on display to enjoy and buy.
10.00 am Audio Visual Poetry with David Robinson
David Robinson will entertain and delight our senses with his audio-visual poetry. A big hit in Open Word 2016 and are delighted to have him in the hall
10.30 Stories for Adults
Mike Rogers is our storyteller. If you are a mum with toddlers, he can take requests. Mike runs several storytelling clubs around South East England and is Storyteller-in-residence for Test Valley Arts foundation “Talk About” festival.
11.00 am Comic Poetry Appreciation Club
3.30 Children’s play The Colourful Adventures of Merciful Grace
A colourful adventure of a mechanical maid who wants to bring her robot friend a present “Of the best blue paint “and the mishaps and creatures she meets along the way. A wonderful mix of humour and costumes straight from their sucessful debut at Andover Rocks Festival.
Gala Cafe stops serving at 5 pm to get ready for the evening’s entertainment and reopens at 7 pm
7 pm Open Mic for Poets
. Come and perform your poetry workshop poems. Our guest poet is David Robinson. This will give you the opportunity to see his audio-visual poetry if you missed it in the morning.
Part Two (Adults Only): 8.30pm A Grown Up version of “The Colourful Adventures of Merciful Grace.” Bob the evil man-bot wants Merciful Grace the mechanical maid to stay longer than 59 seconds exactly, and he has a plan. How long will it take Merciful Grace to work out what’s going on?
Billed as Horrible Histories meets Monty Python, the poetry show is an anarchic steampunk romp through time and space. Filled with all the naughty bits we had to cut out of the children’s version. FREE ENTRY. We’ll be passing the bucket around and donations will go to Big Up Words to support and promote local writers and poets