Seasonally Effected is back on the 26th August from 7:30pm. Join us for an evening of poetry, music, comedy and theatre at Cafe@172, Rochester High Street.
For those of you looking for a theme, the 26th is significant in a few ways. It’s the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Crecy, World Water Week, as well as Women’s Equality Day in the US. Michael Gove, Macauley Culkin and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha share a birthday. So if that doesn’t get you thinking about time travelling suffragettes, battling water spirits who take on the shape of unpopular politicians and celebrities then what does?
Hope everyone is enjoying 2014. I’ve set a couple of dates for the next Seasonally Effected events: 29th January and 19th February, both will be 7-9pm at the Dot Cafe, High Street, Rochester.
In the spirit of the New Year and all that, why not try something completely different? Perhaps poets do a painting, singer-song writers could perform some stand up, film makers experiment with flower arranging or storytellers sing us a song.
I’d also be really interested to hear from anyone with ideas for making the event even more fun and interactive than it already is.
This is the sixth Seasonally Effect Podcast. This event ran from Dot Cafe, Rochester High Street on the 31st July 2013. The podcast features: Deke Dobson, Malek Montag, Natasha Steer, Barry Fentiman, Clair Meyrick, Stuart Turner and Nick Rice. The event also included a presentation from Chris Page about his book ‘The Willows Daughter The River’s Son’, a short film by Mdhamiri Nkemi ‘We are Nature’ and performance pieces from Cancerous Farts and Henry Powell.
This month’s Seasonally Effected included writing from Barry Fentiman and Sam Hall, poetry from Roy Smith and Dylan Oscar Rowe, photography from Nicola Price and music from Gavin Alexander and Abigail Zeiring. There was also a performance of Big Mad Head by Nigel Adams, which has been rendered unrecordable by demonic forces and several examples of Dada (cut up) script writing bingo written and performed by the audience.
Seasonally Effected will also be running a 1 hour slot the July Rochester Lit Fest Garden Party on the 14th July, which will be at the Good Intent in Rochester. We also hope to be screening short films inside the pub. (this could include previously performed work)
Thanks to everyone who came along to the first Seasonally Effected. Think it was a great night and have had loads of positive feedback and stuff. We will be returning on the 27th March 6:30-9pm at the Dot Cafe and plan to continue running events on the Last Wednesday of the month.
I hope to put a podcast up in the next few days – unfortunately the sound seems a little distorted on this one, will work on improving the recording for the next event.