A brand new live performance on Thursday 22 July 2021, 8pm at the Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
Spoken word artists Chris White, Liv Torc, Peter Bearder and Shagufta K Iqbal are joined by musicians Hal Kelly and Pete Yelding, for this extraordinary performance which inspires a cultural revival on climate activism. Weaving together work commissioned during the 2020 lockdown, the show is a poetic and musical exploration on themes of climate change in the time of Covid-19.
Through poetry, humour, music and storytelling, these exceptional artists explore their own creative perspectives on this global challenge, each bringing a fresh and exciting offering. In a show that is both vital and timely, expect diverse moments of joy, activism, shock, hope and community spirit, all wrapped up in a lively and moving performance experience. A work in progress and never performed in public before, be the first to see SIRENS with this limited-capacity first time showing.
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Commissioned by Cape Farewell, supported by the Cultural Recovery Fund with in-kind support from the Wardrobe Theatre.
SIREN POETS TRAILER – WATCH NOW
Filmed live at Cape Farewell's HQ, the Watershed, in October 2020 when the Siren Poet artists came together to celebrate and share their work. A taste of whats to come...
Siren Poets conjured a conversation from the ashes which were beginning to settle after the first few turbulent months of the Covid19 pandemic. Through our digital platforms they listened, felt, connected, created and shared new work underpinned by the climate emergency challenge, the ongoing crisis that now runs parallel with the pandemic.
Written collaboratively by Shagufta Iqbal, Peter Bearder, Liv Torc and Chris White, we present SIRENS, an evocative poem to launch this project and give a taste of what's to come.
Life in Plastic is an ongoing (by which we mean unfinished) project where Chris White talks to a bunch of people (including himself) about their the plastic in their life.
The first of three films created during his time as a Siren Poet with Cape Farewell, Pete (The Temp) Bearder launches this song in Gratitude to Gaia, with sublime vocals from Florence Pardoe.
AN ODE TO AN NAHL
Poetry by Shagufta K Iqbal with artwork by Sabba Khan.
Pete (The Temp) Bearder's second Siren Poets film. Experimental sound poetry about mental health, climate change and Covid-19.
I SPOKE TO THE EARTH
Responding to Liv Torc’s Siren Poets project and six amazing Challengers, 60 workshop participants went out into nature to have a conversation with the Earth.
SPONSOR AN ACTIVIST
Pete (The Temp) Bearder's final Siren Poets film. A charity advert parody. With thanks to Counterstate Films and Angelfish Films.
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The Siren Poets
Shagufta K Iqbal
Pete (The Temp) Bearder
Chris White (Emerging Siren)
As Cape Farewell’s emergency cultural response to the pandemic and with support from Arts Council England, the Siren Poets project will be a highly interactive, accessible and collaborative process in which absolutely anybody is welcome. By addressing human-induced environmental impact, our artists will inspire the poet in us all and show how through art, we can help generate a sustainable cultural shift.