Welcome to Presence, a music and poetry open mic where themes of home, belonging and community meet through the arts. This is a place for all, whether you were born here or arrived yesterday. Come and perform or simply join the audience - the vibe is friendly, informal and inclusive. (Pic: Ibrahim Fanous, Resident Musician).
Presence is a music and poetry open mic event where themes of home, belonging and community meet through the arts. This is a place for all, whether you were born here or arrived yesterday; whether you are in the UK or somewhere else in the world, our Common Home – Welcome!
For each event we explore a different theme chosen with guests at the previous event. Tonight’s theme is ‘Scars and Healing’. Performers are welcome to respond to the theme or to share whatever is in their hearts. Join us as a performer or come and listen as a member of the audience. The vibe is friendly, informal and inclusive. Put on the kettle or open a bottle and come join us online.
Performance start time (GMT): 6.30pm, join Zoom anytime from 6.20pm for an Open Mic spot. You will be sent a zoom link during the afternoon before the event.
Theme: Chosen by guests at our last event, the theme for this evening is Scars and Healing.
Tamara Astor – musician
Tamara has been a musician with PSYCHEdelight theatre company for about four years, appearing in their satire about the Calais Jungle camp – ‘Borderline’ – and then as an accordion-playing, panto-villain in their follow-up ‘Welcome To The UK’. She is an actor with Glimmer Theatre and also a Drag King with BOYZ. She very much looks forward to singing a selection of French, English and Italian songs for you on the 23rd!
Matti Spence – poet
Matti is a poet and counsellor based in Totnes. His work (both artistic and therapeutic) is inspired by celtic spirituality, movement and non-duality. Matti’s poetry collection ‘When it comes to letting go of the image’ is available through hesterglock press and you can find out more about his counselling work at www.birchwellcounselling.com
OPEN MIC HOSTS
Sophie Besse, playwright and founder of theatre of Sanctuary PSYCHEdelight and Together Workshops, and Ibrahim Fanous, (left) Sudanese musician and singer. Organiser: For all questions about the Open Mic event, including performing and performers, please contact email@example.com
NEW TO OPEN MIC?
An Open Mic event is a live show – currently online – where members of the audience can perform. You do not need to be a professional artist; you may be performing for the first time, or performing music and song from you own country and traditions. At each event there are 10 Open Mic slots where artists can perform for 3-5mins. To perform in an Open Mic slot join the Zoom event link at 6.20pm and write your name in the Chat Box
What you will need:
Save the dates! Presence takes place online on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of the month, 6.30-8.00pm. Save the dates and come and register to receive the link, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list.
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