Yes, it does look a bit like 'Mini Fridge' at a first glance. Which somehow wouldn't seem inappropriate. Though I've no justification for saying that. And the title in itself is a bit of a mouthful. But still, two out of three of Oxford's best female spoken word performers previewing new material, all for the princely sum of five pounds. If you like spoken word. Or you're 'Slam Curious', this is the performance poetry snack you can eat without ruining your appetite.
The Good Delusion by Tina Sederholm
Tina’s always wanted to be top of the class. She’s lusted after gold stars, gold medals and filmstar boyfriends. She worked hard, followed the rules, tried to be a poster girl for success. Because that way all her dreams would come true, right? Join Tina, poet and serial achieve-aholic, as she battles to find out what it means to be good and whether we should bother at all. Warning: contains tales of failure which may invoke feelings of superiority.
The Splitting of the Mermaid by Lucy Ayrton
Is there anything you want enough to tear yourself apart? May wants a baby, but mermaids don’t have wombs. Should she trade her voice for the chance? Updating The Little Mermaid to post-industrial Hull, PBH Spoken Word Best Newcomer Lucy Ayrton weaves a dark feminist fable of longing and love.
‘A truly captivating performance’ ***** (EdFringeReview.com). **** (Sabotage Reviews). **** (ThreeWeeks*).
Join us at The Library (182 Cowley Road) from 6.30 or East Oxford Community Centre (Catweazle's den) from 7.30