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Poetry for GM Fringe 2019 festival

Poetry for GM Fringe 2019 festival

Manchester students, THOMAS and Hellena Jane have recently announced they will be organising and hosting a brand new and exciting one-off event for the Greater Manchester Fringe. The event, entitled ‘STREETLIGHTS + fairylights’ will boast an array of talent, marrying together expressive and emotive spoken word performances with displays of locally curated artwork.

The duo, who are both second year creative writing students at Manchester Metropolitan University are excited to showcase their diverse work, in a way that is unique to the poetry scene, enticing and inspiring those who attend. ‘I wanted to create a concert-style spoken word performance, and I hope that in doing so we will bring something new that people won’t be expecting and won’t have seen before’, says event organiser Thomas Dewhirst, who regularly attends spoken word evenings as a performer and spectator. ‘I am excited to finally announce this next chapter and I can’t wait to see you all there’.

Also performing at the event will be special guest performers—yet to be announced— which Thomas wishes to seek using a competition, encouraging local talent to get involved. This will hopefully give a platform to unheard-of artists or those that are new to the industry.

The first-time co-headliners will showcase their brand-new alternative material, featuring emotive and expressive composition by Hellena Jane, who tells of her extreme life experiences so far, giving her unique view of the world, whilst THOMAS’ LGBT+ and comedic content expresses his journey from the seaside town of Blackpool to the bright lights of Manchester in hopes of finding something new.

The artists intend to make the experience a unique one for all, combining their spoken word performances by incorporating bright colours and artistic video interludes to their sets, whilst also showcasing an array of locally curated artwork—there really is something for everyone.

The event will be taking place on the 21st of July at the Aria Academy in Association with Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, and will start at 18:30. The prices start at £3.50 for students and concessions, and normal tickets cost £5.

Tickets are available to buy from Greater Manchester Fringe using this link below

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Published: 5-Jun-2019

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