Summer Festivals, September Fun!

Performing as Bibi Synthe @ The Poetry Brothel London, with Henni Linnea on violin.

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.

Also, on 20th September, experimental performances, music and poetry collective,  The Bloody Poets ,are back with a new chapter:  The Bloody Poets: Dues Irae

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!




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Performing ‘The Fall’ at ‘The Bloody Poets: Inferno   pic: Lilith Costela

I am a creative interested in performance, media and participative methodologies. I work across a range of  platforms from community training projects through to installations and performances.  I set up the community theatre, art and media company ‘MetaPlay’ in 2005, to give access to arts participation and training to communities and groups. Alongside Metaplay, I have been developing my own site-specific, intimate and audience collaborative works.

I am am co-founder of The Crimson Word a poetry collective for shows and events exploring multi-sensory, immersive and intimate poetry.

I am also a regular performer at The Poetry Brothel London and with The Bloody Poets. I have performed poetry in Barcelona, Berlin, Utrecht, Amsterdam and South Africa.

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 Archway Festival of Words,  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,

See here for Upcoming and Previous shows