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Spoken Word and Performance Poetry Workshop with Alice d’Lumiere

How do you like to express yourself? How might you present yourself in words? Have you found a voice and form for your work, both literally and creatively? Do you perform your own work and if not would you like to?

Writer / Performer Alice d’Lumiere is running a one hour workshop on Solo Spoken Word and Performance Poetry. Running alongside her show “Speaking Out and Fitting In!” the workshop is a broad introduction to some of her working methods. Alice will share some of her current solo performance work, take a look at some classic poetry and invite you to experiment with spoken word performance of your own.

Alice aims to create a free, safe space where people can learn, share and let their voices sound out in verse, or in prose. From authorial voice to traditional verse construction; stress, metre, rhyme scheme (and all those other basic building blocks of poetry), we’ll be examining some practical techniques in performance poetry and spoken word to further the creative expression of self.

If you have written some verse that’s personal to you, or you have a short piece of prose in progress, please bring it along; either on paper, or in your head should you be able. If you’re not working on anything, but want to play with words, voice, or just learn the difference between iambic pentameter and trochaic tetrameter, just bring yourself and your imagination; as Alice would love to hear from you too.


ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:
Performance Artist, Poet and occasional Cabaret Compere, Alice d’Lumiere has been a regular performer on the East Anglian arts scene for some years. She works now primarily as a Spoken Word Artist and Performance Poet, but she is also a dancer with Burlesque Bangs Bombshells and took up Aerial Hoop in pursuit of becoming a live Christmas Tree Fairy! Alice has been involved in Pride in her home town of Colchester since its inception in 2017; first as a Cabaret Director and Performer and additionally in 2019 and 2020 as the Event Coordinator.

Her work is deeply personal, occasionally provocative, but always playful and fundamentally celebratory. Her critically acclaimed gender themed solo-performance pieces; “Illuminating Alice” and “Speaking Out and Fitting In!” were co-commissioned by Colchester and Norwich Arts Centres and supported by Arts Council England.

In 2023 Alice took her show “Speaking Out and Fitting In!” to Le Printemps Anglophone Festival in Avignon for her very first European performance. All of Alice’s artistic output involves an element of personal challenge; playing with preconceptions and pushing herself to learn new and unlikely performance skills; from close-up magic to aerial hoop. Her current performance challenge, “The Trans Lady Sings”, involves attempting to become an opera singer with no previous musical experience! The development of this work into a full touring show has also been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Book a Combined Show and Workshop ticket for only £9.50.


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TWITTER – as Alice d’Lumiere at: @AlicedLumiere
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