“Falling Leaves” at the Woodstock Poetry Festival 2014!

Oxford Stanza 2 will at the Woodstock Poetry Festival 2014, with a new show: “Falling Leaves”! 3.30pm, this Saturday, 15th November.

Photo courtesy Sarah Bryson
Photo courtesy Sarah Bryson

We have put together a show of new and varied poems, exploring various encounters, experiences, imaginings and memories of Animals, Nature, the Pleasures and Pains of Living, War, Haunting and Travel. Fourteen of us are reading: David Attwooll, Steven Bliss, Sarah Bryson, Yvonne Eller, Jenny Hammond, Lucinda Jarrett, Bill Jenkinson, Kathleen McPhilemy, Simon Martin, Lyn Thornton, Kate Venables, Sarah Watkinson, Jules Whiting and Dorothy Yamamoto.

You can catch us at the Woodstock Methodist Church at 3.30pm on Saturday, 15th November. Tickets £5, children and students half price. We are serving tea with home-baked cakes after the reading, some time after 4.30pm. You can get tickets from the Woodstock Bookshop on 01993 812760 or by e-mail to info@woodstockbookshop.co.uk


DADA 2014 at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival

After our World Premiere at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore (Thanks Dennis!), it’s now on to Jamie’s Italian, on Sunday 6th April, 12.30-13.30, at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival.

So if you missed our epic first performance, you can still get to see us in Cheltenham. You can book tickets by visiting the Festival website, at http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk, Festivals, Poetry Festival, Oxford Stanza Two, or call 0844 576 2219.

Our new show, “DADA 2014” is on tonight at 7.30pm, Friday 28th March, at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop, 34 Walton Street, Oxford. David Attwooll, Jenny Hammond, Mavis Howard, Bill Jenkinson, Kathleen McPhilemy, Ben Parker, Hilda Reed, Judi Sutherland, Kim Taylor and Alice Willington will be performing.

On February 5th 1916, Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings, together with Marcel Janco, Richard Huelsenbeck, Tristan Tzara and Jean Arp, founded the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. It was to be the launch pad for the DADA movement, which later spread to Berlin, Paris and New York, but never officially quite made it here. We invite you to our own little attempt to retrieve this missed opportunity.

Poems accompanied by David Attwooll on percussion and by the DADA collective – which includes you!

We also have an appearance at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival on Sunday 6th April, 12.30 – 1.30pm..

One thought on ““Falling Leaves” at the Woodstock Poetry Festival 2014!

  1. This was a most enjoyable evening, putting together the strangeness and otherness of DADA with some excellent poetry which focussed on themes of WWI.
    The effectiveness of David’s percussion in pulling the whole performance together has to be heard to be believed and the whole spectacle was enhanced by the simple masked disguises worn by the poets. Surprising and engaging!

    If you didn’t see this performance at the Albion Beatnik, don’t miss it at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, Sunday 6th April

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