Friday, September 21, 2007

Bloodaxe 'Changing Lives' Performances

As part of Bloodaxe's "broadmarket intiative" to encourage afficianados of other art forms to add poetry to their cultural portfolios, Jonathan Davidson and Midland Creative Projects Limited in association with Warwick Arts Centre and Bloodaxe Books present


Using some of the most powerful poetry published by Bloodaxe Books over the last thirty years, Changing Lives presents poetry as it should be experienced: full of wit, vitality and emotion. It is inspired by every aspect of our changing lives – from birth to death and all the glorious details between. And while there are moments of sadness, Changing Lives also provides comedy and thought provoking stories.

Changing Lives is performed as a theatre piece by a team of three actors and is directed by Steve Byrne, of Interplay Theatre, with Lizzie Wiggs, Associate Director. A haunting sound track, moving images and a stunning design are provided by Derek Nisbett and Janet Vaughan of Talking Birds. The poets whose work is featured include Jackie Kay, Helen Dunmore and David Constantine.

If you are new to poetry or a regular reader, Changing Lives will show why good poetry brilliantly performed is an experience like no other.

Wednesday 3rd October, 2007, 7.45pm, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 02476 524524

Thursday 4th October, 2007, 1pm, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 02476 524524 http://

Thursday 4th October, 2007, 7.45pm, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 02476 524524

Saturday 6th October, 2007, 3.30pm, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, 01902 321321,

Wednesday 10th October, 2007, 7.30pm, Swindon Arts Centre, 01793 614837,

Thursday 11th October, 2007, 7.45pm, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, 01628 788997,

Friday 12th October, 2007, 7.45pm, Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, 01227 769075,

Thursday 18th October, 8pm, Darlington Arts Centre, 01325 486555,

Tuesday 23rd October, 7.30pm, The Electric Cinema, Guildford Literature Festival, 01483 444789,


Changing Lives is a Midland Creative Projects Limited production

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