National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
June 4th, 6.30 – 8pm
Anatomy #5: No! Anything But That!
June 14th, 7.45 – 10.30pm
Anatomy #5 features nine astonishing acts from local and international artists, including contemporary dance, performance film, burlesque, experimental music, ritual theatre, anti-circus, live art and knitting. Each considers that moment of daunting realisation; of pure flabbergast; that primal scream from behind the popcorn-sticky sofa: NO! ANYTHING BUT THAT!
It’ll also feature hogwash and moonshine from your villainous hosts, Ali Maloney and Harry Giles.
A contemporary take on the music hall variety show, ANATOMY is a platform for performance artists of all disciplines; beyond scratch, it creates a stage for risk-taking performance and breath-taking theatrics in Edinburgh’s exciting new multi-arts venue, Summerhall, within a historic anatomy lecture theatre.
“Necessary and vital to the growth of the arts in Edinburgh” — Exeunt Magazine
Forest Café, Edinburgh
June 17th, 7.30 – 11pm
Oil your microphone, inflate your poetry and check the tension in your performance — Edinburgh Festival of Cycling and Inky Fingers are joining together to proudly present the world’s ever cycling-themed poetry slam! For one night only, breathless performance poets and oily-fingered newcomers will compete together in a pedal to the finish. Expect poems on wheels, greased verse, SPOKEn word, terrible puns, and no lycra whatsoever (probably). Come to watch, come to vote on the acts, come to compete, come to enjoy yourself — the bike slam is open to all. Email email@example.com for more details, the full rules, or to sign up to compete (slots limited).
What We Owe @ Two Degrees
Toynbee Studios, London
June 22nd, all day
Two Degrees is Artsadmin’s biennial festival of art, action and performance. I’ll be performing What We Owe, my one-to-one performance in the form of a highly unqualified debt counselling service, as part of the Imagine the Great Transition day co-produced with LIFT and nef.
The Bongo Club, Edinburgh
3-6pm, Sunday 23rd June
OUT:SPOKEN is a quarterly showcase of queer spoken word. I’ll be performing in a line-up of fierce and lovely spoken word. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, at 66 Cowgate, and there will be a bar for some cheeky Sunday afternoon pints if you so desire!
Tickets are £6/£4(conc). Concessions are for students, seniors, unemployed people, people on benefits, and people on a low wage.