"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. The New Year is just around the corner, heralding a whole new programme for the Spoken Word Supergroup in 2018. As 2017 closes, we completed our run supporting Beyond Platform-7 and Network Rail for London Bridge Live Station, with music by Cassie (guitar), Rosemary (Pipa), Alain English and Jazzman John Clarke (poetry, spoken word and storytelling), one of the highlights of this season being readings by Richard Blair, son of George Orwell.
Sophia Micheal, a student at Sydenham High School, won first prize in our inaugural poetry competition - Girls Allowed! We will be running another competition in 2018 in association with Sydenham Arts - watch this space for more details.
Over 200 people turned up to experience our Remembrance Air Raid Put That Light Out! on 11th November in the Crystal Palace Subway, the first cultural event to take place in this iconic London space for over 30 years. With poems, stories, reminiscence, songs and classical music there was something for everyone. You can see the full programme on our Provocations page (more to come).
February is nearly upon us and another successful Jah Burns has been and gone. See our poetry page for some photos from this year's event. Then follows the prospect of touring our existing work, appearances at festivals, competitions and loads more... Catch Isabel at The Earl of Chatham on 1st February and at Beyond Words, Gypsy Hill on 6th February. March brings workshops in Margate as part of the year round Margate Bookie festival programme. Cassie is doing a season in Tenerife during February and March.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.