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.
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 ‘Comfort’. 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 ‘Comfort’.
I am a writer and performer from London. I’m a graduate from Roehampton University and my degree was Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. I would say my writing work is very imaginative. I love to take my reader/audience on a journey with me and also write powerful stuff which people find inspiring and motivating. Since when I was little I never had that. So I want to do that for people but especially the younger generation. I currently run a creative campaign called #BeTheChange which is a solo campaign and I have a poetry project out online called Beauty Within The Cracks.
Jay Carter is an international touring musician and recording artist. His career so far has taken him all over the globe. From the Caribbean to Abbey Road studios to sharing stages with Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner and many others. Hear more of Jay’s work on Instagram and on Facebook.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to be added to our mailing list.
Sorry, there are no upcoming events unfortunately. Do keep checking back though as we'll be adding more in the future.
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