Wednesday, October 08, 2008

LONDON: Speechless

Thursday, October 9th, 2008, 8pm, £8/£5
The Albany,
Douglas Way,

Apples & Snakes and British Council presents: SPEECHLESS - an evening of live new international poetry.

How free is free speech? Are there things that just can't be said? Enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the right to freedom of opinion and expression ­ but what does this mean in an age of anxiety and mistrust? Speechless brings together new poetry by five amazing writers from across South East Asia and four brilliant UK-based poets on the theme of freedom of expression in a unique new multi-lingual spoken word show, incorporating different perspectives and experiences from Vietnam to Ireland and sexuality to slavery, Speechless will be a night that stimulates brain-tingling debate, covering issues that define our existence. Each performance features a selection from: Priya K (Malaysia), Siege Malvar (Philippines), Pooja Nansi (Singapore), Liu Liang Yen (Taiwan), Da ThaoPhuong (Vietnam) and UK artists Francesca Beard, Malika Booker, Aoife Mannix and Jacob Sam-La Rose.

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