Tina and Lucy's Pre-Edinburgh Mini Fringe

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

Doors 7.15
£5
Cheap bar!

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  • Neil

    At the end of the event, we were asked to sign a petition against the proposed closure of East Oxford Community Centre, and after an evening like this, its value as a resource becomes clear. Tina's show is a gem in the making. Still raw, but by the time Edinburgh arrives, sure to have acquired the necessary polish. Lucy's show is simply priceless. A phenomenal reworking of the 'The Little Mermaid' with the heroine finding herself washed up in modern-day Hull. In less capable hands, it could have been a disaster, but Lucy's storytelling and verse, perfectly layered into a shifting soundtrack, was altogether spellbinding.

    July 17, 2014

  • Kate V

    Really sorry have to cancel - hope it goes well ...

    July 16, 2014

  • RachelMaeBrady

    Unfortunately can't make it tonight as taking class on trip to London tomorrow and have to plan itinerary etc! All the best!!! Will be brilliant!

    July 16, 2014

  • laura b.

    may run late due to being in a muic vid

    July 16, 2014

  • Neil

    Work meeting until 6.45 (joy!) so will have to skip The Library and go straight to venue. Call me on[masked] to hook up, or look for someone ostentatiously fanning themselves with a piece of card captioned 'Oxford Arts Group'. 2:-)

    July 16, 2014

  • Nick S.

    Oops, just realised I'd agreed to host some people at my place tomorrow. So I'll change my rsvp. Have fun.

    July 15, 2014

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