Thursday, January 08, 2009

Polar Bear for Wayang Kata

From the British Council :
Kick off the New Year with British Council and the Troubagangers at Wayang Kata VII featuring one of Britain's foremost spoken word artists Steven Camden (aka Polarbear).

Based in Birmingham, Polarbear has performed feature spoken word/ poetry sets at numerous festivals and venues including Glastonbury Festival, Lyric Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Young Vic, Contact Theatre, Albany Theatre, Bookslam and Ledbury Poetry Festival to name a few.

He performed his first theatrical performance piece ‘If I cover my nose you can’t see me’ at the London Literature Festival last July and is working on his next piece (working title ‘Return’), commissioned by the Battersea Arts Centre as part of BURST festival in May 2009.

Polarbear also runs creative writing workshops and recently guest lectured at University of Northumbria on creative writing for performance.

Polarbear will be joined by songwriter Rafique Rashid and poets Priya K, Sheena Baharuddin and Nell Omar.

It's the seventh installation of Wayang Kata and we're taking a well earned hiatus after this so make sure you don't miss this one!
Date : 14/01/2009
Time : 8.30 - 9.30 p.m.
Venue : The Annexe Gallery,2nd Floor,Central Market Annexe,Jalan Hang Kasturi,50470 Kuala Lumpur
Admission : RM10 at the door

This guy is really good. Take a listen to his stuff on myspace, read more about him on the BBC website, or watch him on Youtube :

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

If they wanted to make sure I didn't miss this one they'd give me the Rm10 :)

Welsh Mountain Rock said...

Typical pseudo-intellectual crap, funded by the poor British taxpayer, some thick-as-two-short-planks moron trying to be intelligent, mock laughter from the no-doubt installed audience; I would have thought Sharon, having met her many years ago, would be alert to this kind of trash.
One way of getting a free ticket to SEA.

bibliobibuli said...

i suppose it will make no difference to your narrow crabby bigoted mindset to point out that wayang kata events have included excellent british performance poets,attract full house audiences, are tied in with workshops that have helped to develop a generation of young poets who are writing and performing creditably inc in some cases overseas.

one wonders why you have to be so downright nasty, particularly when it's your own ignorance on display?

Anonymous said...

I love you. You have made me laugh for the first time in a number of weeks. Incidentally, re your final paragraph, one begins a new sentence with a capital letter; I would have thought a teacher at the British Council wiould have known this, but these days, one can just assume...a typing error.

Anonymous said...

I think I owe you an apology; it is, on re-reading it, a little rough. I do find a lot of the stuff like this difficult to enjoy, but again, many people appear to like it. Maybe it's just me.
The second comment - sorry, put it down to being late at night.

bibliobibuli said...

accepted. especially as a lot of folks put a lot of work into these events. come along and see ...