May looks to be another busy month for Plymouth’s spoken word and performance platform WonderZoo!
On 8th May, we’ll be joining forces with visual artist Karen Evans and Fuse Dance to offer a workshop based around historical minority figures in Plymouth, creating placards and moves to form a virtual parade for this year’s online Respect Festival.
Next, 14th May sees us running an online workshop as part of our popular monthly Cosmic Storytelling sessions. This month, we’ll be linking in to Plymouth’s History Festival to look at writing historical fiction.
On 20th, our Radical Reading Group will get together online to look at Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s seminal dystopian graphic novel V for Vendetta. Get in touch to join us and get a free book!
Finally, the month will culminate with yet another outstanding performance event, this time a hybrid of live and online content (live venue TBC, online on Zoom and Facebook Live).
Ellen Sims – insightful poetry
Edith Blackbird – multilingual queer poetry with an exceptional performance style, joining us from Texas
Pete Roe – former bard of Dorchester and an outstanding poet
Dean Hutchinson – Plymouth-based singer songwriter with a clear message
Sarah Adams – beautifully crafted poetry
Franklin Street – soulful singer songwriter duo
Laura Horton – Plymouth’s very own Laureate of Words
Plus a collaborative performance from the WonderZoo Crew – Slain McGough Davey, Queen Chi, HiP.P and Gabi Marcellus-Temple.
The event will also see the launch of WonderZoo’s 5th anthology of written and visual work – the deadline for entries is 19th, check our Facebook page and website (www.wonderzoo.org) for details on how to submit work.
An evening not to be missed!