Thought-provoking, empowering, identity
During these difficult times of confinement we may be reintroduced to many sides of ourselves we have forgotten or haven’t had time to nurture. Or we may just find new ways to use the talents we already have.
Exploring the idea that we can be more than one thing at once – poet Joan Turner explores her passions which complement her creativity in two parts.
Part 1 – Poetry
A series of business inspired poems, written in a variety of poetic forms.
Just as poetry is a form of literature and has many aspects; from spoken word performances to numerous poetic forms and everything in between. The subject of business also has many facets and disciplines which need their own creativity.
Part 2 – Podcast
Ad. Book. Chat – Alice In Wonderland
Have you ever wondered what literature would be like, with adverts?
Have you ever wondered what may be the next step in advertising opportunities?
Most likely not.
However, Joan did and ‘Ad. Book. Chat’ was conceived. Delve into a comical sketching of what the future could look like for novels, stories, poetry and other types of literature, if its contents were to be monetised through advertising and product placement. Although this may mean artists could earn more from their work and audiences pay less (if anything at all), could you cope with brands tampering with the imagination of artists?
And how far could this go, would paintings also start to subtly (or blatantly) advertise to us?
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Created by: Joan Turner & Joseph Turner
Image by: Jaredd Craig
Music By: Glude – Dreamers
Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £5 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want as many people as possible to access our Homemakers commissions.
We’ve also included a higher option for anyone who wants to take the opportunity to make a larger donation to our artists and organisations. How much you choose to pay is completely up to you, and every audience member will receive exactly the same content and experience.
All the money raised from ticket sales for this event will be split evenly with 50% going directly to the artist and 50% to Young Identity to allow them to continue to support future artists and commissions.
Homemakers Project Overview
Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.
We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.
About Joan Turner
Often described as a relentless optimist and novel thinker: Joan Turner (Joan of Mancunia) has been a member of Manchester’s vibrant poetry group, Young Identity since 2009. With a degree in Advertising Management & Brand Management she is an abstract idea generator both in her poetry and business solution ideas. Having performed in theatres across England, published in anthologies, facilitated workshops, dabbled in film making and even had her ‘Manchester is a Woman’ poem mounted on a plaque (where it was sadly stolen but she tried to take it as a compliment). Keen to explore different mediums to express her mostly ‘out of the box’ ideas she has recently taken up streaming on Twitch and is always looking for new ways to bring them to life.
About Joseph Turner
Joseph Turner is a Deputy CTO at a large Financial Firm, whilst also Consulting companies on access to the Esports Industry, where he was formerly a professional player and coach.
Married to Joan for five years with two glorious children, Joseph will always get involved in projects where he can assist, whilst also Streaming via Twitch several evenings a week.
About Young Identity
Young Identity’s voice cuts through the noise. We believe in the transformative power of the arts in young peoples’ lives. Our mission is accessibility for all to the arts, writing and performance. A dynamic and innovative organisation, we nurture the talent of tomorrow, empowering disadvantaged and under-represented young people to fulfil their artistic potential. Young Identity has worked with artists such as Lemn Sissay, international spoken word icon Saul Williams, dub poetry legend Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ted Hughes Prize Winner Kate Tempest and the late Amiri Baraka. The work of Young Identity has also featured at Manchester International Festival – ALPHABUS. Young Identity have performed all over the UK, from the South Bank Centre to Birmingham Hippodrome to Hay Festival. As well as internationally at The Schaubühne in Berlin to Frankfurt International School Youth Poetry Slam in Germany to America Young Identity has performed at Brave New Voices to Nuyorican Poetry Café.