"Clearly none of us had anticipated the degree and nature of the audience participation, but the combination of high art and mischief was quite brilliant. Truly joyful to be allowed/required to be disruptive...!"
Welcome to Alarms & Excursions!
After a quiet spring and summer, we are making plans for our next event, scheduled for late autumn. New publications are planned, including a debut collection from Robin Pilcher and the possiblity of a valedictory anthology of work by Jazzman John Clarke.
We got the year off to a great start with a presentation at Creative Multilingualism (Birmingham University - see poetry page)
Sabina started the year leading the orchestra for Moscow City Ballet's UK tour and now she's taking flying lessons! Is there a connection? Cass is in Alaska (or at least she was last time we looked). We welcome Emma back from maternity leave with the little smasher Ethan. Irène is following suit, with a new member of her team due any day. remains to be seen if they turn out to be a dancer!
Isabel made it safely through the first round of the Ledbury Slam, cheered on by our old friends Jill Abram and Elvis McGonagall.
Friend and fellow poet Claire Booker has been fêted at the International Poetry Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
New work is planned with Manchester Art Gallery, Margate Festival and performances in Bristol, the north west and London.
Another competition with Sydenham Arts is planned for this autumn (theme to be announced)
Watch this space for more details or click on the images below to find out more about who we are, what we do, our partners and collaborators, and for information on how to get involved in our work.
Lastly, Jazzman John Clarke (1948 - 2018) - ever in our thoughts...
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