The Venus Papers
Saturday 15 July 2017
Time: 7pm Doors Open, 7:30pm Open Mic (Details below), 8pm Interval, 8:15pm – 9:20pm The Venus Papers
Tickets: £9 Full /£11 Concession
Can be purchased in a variety of ways:
Online: through VIC Ticketbox
In Person: Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres or on the door on the night.
By Phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808
A theatrical poetry show of arrivals, departures, landscapes and journeys
Written and performed by Lydia Towsey
The Venus Papers presents and offers up tales of 21st century women – every-woman, immigrant, refugee, outsider – in a time of social, cultural and political turmoil and change.
It starts from a question of What if Venus, the Roman Goddess of love and beauty, washed up on a beach at this moment in time? How would she fare with customs and immigration? With perceptions of her as a refugee or a newcomer? The show is about how we look – at ourselves, at each other, and the world – and how others influence the way we do so.
“One of the new, intriguing voices of her time.” Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, MBE
“Absolutely spectacular” Poet in the City
Suitable for 14+
Renaissance One wish to invite writers, singers, performers and artists to apply for the open mic slots – just send a short note about who you are, what you do and why you are interested in The Venus Papers show or themes and are interested in performing.
Please email this to firstname.lastname@example.org by 22nd June 2017.
Lydia Towsey is a poet and performer who has been featured on the Spoken Word All Stars Tour, Decibel, Freedom Showcase and Beyond Words’ U.K. tour of South African poetry. She has for the last six years been posing as an artist model, challenging notions of the ‘passive nude’.
Co-Directors Rachel Mars and Nick Field
Music by Dave Dhonau and Ola Szmidt
Paintings by Scott Bridgwood
Choreography by Louise Katerega
Design by Kate Unwin
Curation by Melanie Abrahams
Photography by Ambrose Musiyiwa
Produced by Renaissance One
The Venus Papers poetry collection is published by Burning Eye Books (2015)
The Show and Tour is funded by Arts Council England and supported by Attenborough Arts and Writing East Midlands.