New worlds of poetic pleasure and provocation! Young Poets Sarah Howe, Amy Key, William Letford and Tom Warner have created performances with a payload of star-shine and space-dust, discovered throughout the charted and uncharted spaces of the Beacon.
(This Sat) Saturday 22nd September
3-5pm: roaming poets (free)
7-11pm: in-situ performances.
Advance booking only, £15 includes supper.
BOOK NOW ON 01424 431305
I Gaze From My Kitchen Like An Astronaut: a poetry show
From your spaceship, the Earth looks like a marble. It looks like a gobstopper. It could pop like a bubble. Trainee astronauts are screened for poetic souls: those who have them can’t go into space. Too much metaphor on the mind could compromise a mission.
The poets in the show I Gaze From My Kitchen Like an Astronaut – Sarah Howe, Amy Key, William Letford and Tom Warner – have worked with a theatre director and designer to create new worlds of poetic pleasure and provocation. Their poems come with a payload of star-shine and space-dust, and are performed throughout all the charted and uncharted spaces of the The Beacon in Hastings.
I Gaze From My Kitchen Like an Astronaut is produced by Jaybird, a company producing touring poetry shows which borrow the tricks of the theatrical trade to heighten the performances of talented and inventive poets. Previous shows have included soundscapes and fireworks. I Gaze From My Kitchen Like An Astronaut builds for each poet a setting suggested by the themes of their poems. Words and moods are enhanced with props and subtle choreography: how the poets move, sit and stand on stage helps your eye support what your ear attends. Poems from the page, launched into orbit.
Sarah, Amy, William and Tom have metaphor on the mind at all times. Sarah performs with a florabundance of tulips, Amy reads poems from love letters, Billy reads the poems of the rooftops and Tom makes sure you’ll never look at CCTV in the same way again.Their poems will charm and console you, nudge you and urge you. Come and follow their explorations.