Thursday, 17 July 2008
Press Release: RAM
The Belfast Poets Touring Group, widely acclaimed as the world's best
performance poetry group, are playing in Wellington as part of their
latest world tour. Across four continents, the three-women, two-men
BPTG have won international critical acclaim for their high-impact,
heart-stopping multi-media performance poetry.
Anyone who experiences the Belfast Poets walks away with a different
idea of what poetry is. In their show poetry is not something read
out by one person. It's sometimes all five of them (three women, two
men) declaiming in tandem. It's dynamic, energising, rhythmic.
Their new show is called "1968: The morning after the Summer of
Love". It loosely revolves around that tumultuous year of anti-war
protests, civil rights marches, sexual experimentation, hippies and
yippies, upsurges and initiatives from the grassroots.
"We're thrilled to be hosting their first performance in the
capital", said Residents Action Movement (RAM) spokesperson Cordelia
Black. "It's great that RAM can help to bring this show about the
movements of the sixties, to a Wellington audience."
RAM is a new, broad left movement campaigning to scrap GST on food
and standing for parliament at this year's general election.
The Poets will perform on Saturday, 26 July at 7.30pm in the
Wellington Irish Society bar, 10 Fifeshire St (off Cambridge Tce),
hosted by RAM. They will also play at 7pm on Monday, 28 July play at
Happy cafe, corner Tory & Vivian Sts.