I’m popping off to Berlin at the end of August to experience The Poetry Brothel Berlin – Bacchanal and coming back by way of a little festival in a field outside of Amsterdam on 1st Sept.
Madly excited that our project The Crimson Word is taking off! We have 2 exciting events in September playing in a yurt at Wonderland Festival on 15th Sept and on the open stage on the 16th Sept and appearing at The Archway with Words Book Festival on 26th September in a show called ‘The Empire of Fluff’. We will be experimenting with form and multi-media and working with some of the finest performers and wordsmiths I know. Get your tickets before they go. You do not want to miss this night, exploring the dark heart of terrorities unknown, uncharted and ephemeral.
Then at the end of September, The Poetry Brothel London, the original poetry focused night of intimate readings returns to The Library in the West End, in a Baudelaire inspired, ‘Les Fleurs Du Mal’ inspired evening. I’ll be writing and performing new material, so come along!
October 3rd , I am appearing with Henni Linnea at Gabi Garbutt’s Music as Insurgent Art at The Monarch in Camden Town, with some great musicians and fellow poets Gabriel Moreno and Peter Doolan. Gabi Garbutt is producing a small book of poems and words for the night – so come along and pick up a copy.
Best news of all, is that my abstract for an essay on experiencing and performing intimate poetry has been accepted and I will be conducting research. If you would like to get involved, please message me and I will get in touch!
I am a creative interested in performance, media and participative methodologies. I work across a range of participation and participative platforms from community training projects through to installations and performances. I set up the community theatre, art and media company ‘MetaPlay’ in 2005, to deliver projects in and with a range of communities and groups. Alongside Metaplay, I have been developing my own site-specific arts practice, which has been, in the main, arts and performance based.
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More: LOVE! is an audience interactive show with live performance about dating with your clothes on,using live webchat, audience interaction, and a bit of singing and dancing. More: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More! LOVE.
I also perform as a poet. TIME=MONEY, was based on a collection of poetry I had blogged. It is an intimate 1-2-1 performance of poetry, developed as a site-specific, pop-up event for festivals, quiet spaces etc. More: TIME=MONEY
I am also a regular performer at The Poetry Brothel – London, a performance art event, where I perform as ‘Bibi-Synthe’ and with The Bloody Poets . I have added a Video Links page of some recorded performances.
For upcoming performances please go to Upcoming Shows/Previous shows. These are all ticketed shows.
You can find out about FREE events on my fb page @debrawatsonperformanceandpoetry
Recent other performances have been at The Poetry Cafe London at Platform 1; Bloody Poets – Victorian Anarchism; The Dark Arts Circus, Advantages of Age Viva Vintage, The Society of Imaginary Friends, Word on the Water, Once upon a Mic