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Spine Festival 2016: Breaking Glass with Artist in Residence Aoife Mannix

Spine Festival 2016: Breaking Glass with Artist in Residence Aoife Mannix

As SPINE Festival approaches this week, our Beckenham Library Artist in Resident Aoife Mannix talks about her love of the history of Crystal Palace, her plans for the festival and where to find her to say hello. 

I sit in Beckenham Library reading eye witness accounts of how when Crystal Palace caught fire, the windows melted like ice on a hot summer’s day. People collected balls of glass as souvenirs of the catastrophe. The fire could be seen for miles and crowds gathered to watch as this iconic building burned. …

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HOME COOKING: WORRYING THE [BLOOD]LINE OF BRITISH POETRY BY KAYO CHINGONYI

HOME COOKING: WORRYING THE [BLOOD]LINE OF BRITISH POETRY BY KAYO CHINGONYI


Join Kayo Chingonyi as he explores the duality inherent in being influenced by the oral tradition and the written tradition in literature. Looking in particular at the influence of Hip Hop and Contemporary British Poetry, Kayo uses these as points of ingress to a wider conversation about race, selfhood, and authenticity.

Worrying the ?[?blood?]?line of British Poetry by Kayo Chingonyi by Applesandsnakes on Mixcloud

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One Way Ticket: Katrina Quinn

We met bright and early at the Half Moon Theatre in East London. Our sleepiness was soon forgotten as we warmed up with cups of tea and exercises that got us moving, making strange sounds and creating stories together. We then sat down to hear the first half of the group’s work that they’ve developed for the project so far. From the get-go it was clear that everyone had pushed themselves and branched out in new directions. It was inspiring to listen to what people had written on various issues …

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