Animation Slam is an animated spoken word slam, pairing the ferocity and comedy of some of the sharpest minds and hearts in the UK spoken word scene with hand drawn animations by theatre maker and video designer Edalia Day.
An international panel of 3 judges will score 6 top poets on their punch, verve and all around awesomeness as they tackle subjects such as dating, relationships, politics, pandemics, gender, ableism, domestic violence and those annoying people who try to help but just end up making things worse. The poets taking part are Aiysha Humpreys, Bogsey, Dami Okhiria, Steve Tasane, Laurie Eaves and Sez Thomasin. The panel of judges includes the UK slam champion Tyrone Lewis, Agnes Török from Sweden, and Rikki Livermore from New Zealand.
Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £10 – 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 Harrogate Theatre’s response fund 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 Edalia Day
Edalia is a transgender/non-binary spoken word artist, video designer and theatre maker based in Norwich. Their spoken word is full of energy, comedy and theatrical flair and covers subjects such as jedis, colonialism, gender, Shakespeare, and how to make a great sandwich. When not locked down they also tour the UK with their two spoken word shows: Super Hamlet 64, about videogames and Shakespeare, and Too Pretty To Punch, about transphobia in the media. Both are now available online at www.gumroad.com/edaliaday For more info on their work and their other lockdown projects head to www.edaliaday.co.uk
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About Harrogate Theatre
Harrogate Theatre was built in 1900 and sits at the heart of Harrogate. The theatre presents a wide programme of work including theatre, dance, music and comedy. As well as producing an annual pantomime and a repertory company, offers a wide range of artist development and support opportunities. Recent supported artists include Adam Robinson, Rachael Halliwell, Forget About The Dog, Levantes Dance, King Brilliant and Simon Brewis & Dick Bonham. The organisation runs a vibrant education and outreach department that delivers throughout the District.
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