Our Future Selves is a series of spoken word events taking place in Surrey Libraries this autumn:
Woking – Saturday 14th October
Redhill – Thursday 19th October
Farnham – Friday 27th October
Guildford – Thursday 2nd November
Epsom – Saturday 11th November
There will be free public spoken word performances by Disability Arts Online (DAO) artists at each of the Surrey libraries, with open mic slots available for budding performers. DAO artists include:
- Richard Houghton Award winner Terri Winchester
- South Bank Poetry and Anomalie Magazine published Wendy Young
- Penguin published and Brighton Festival performer Akila Richards
- ACE funded and Best of Black-British Writing published Lynne E Blackwood
- and MIND book of the year winner John O’Donoghue.
Throughout the day the public will be able to engage with installations created by Arts Matters (Woking, Redhill, Epsom) and The Grange (Woking, Farnham, Guildford). Local disability and mental health organisations will explore their hopes for the future through poetry writing at free, bookable DAO writer led workshops.
All activities are free but workshops must be booked in advance. The workshops are specifically designed for local disability and mental health organisations and Daisy encourage organisations to get in contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The spoken word readings are open to the public and no booking is necessary. We look forward to seeing you there!
The project has been funded by Arts Council England.
The days will run as follow:
Workshop (bookable to Surrey based Disability Organisations) – 11-1pm
Spoken word readings (open to general public) – 2 – 4pm
Installations viewable throughout normal library opening times
To find out more about the events please email email@example.com or visit www.daisyfest.co.uk
Facebook – DisabilityArtsinSurrey
Twitter – @Daisyfest #OurFutureSelves
About the Organisers
DAO are an established Disability Arts organisation promoting the work of writers with a disability and pushing forward discourse around disability.
Daisy (Disability Arts in Surrey) is a network organisation supporting the work and development of Disability Arts organisations operating within the county.
Surrey Libraries is part of the everyday lives of those living, working and studying in Surrey. It provides a core library service, increasing opportunities for residents to access or participate in cultural experiences of all kinds.