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The Venus Papers at Bristol Poetry Festival

A theatrical poetry show of arrivals, departures, landscapes and journeys, written and performed by Lydia Towsey with live onstage music and vocals by Dave Dhonau and Ola Szmidt and guest poet Pete The Temp. Co-directed by Rachel Mars and Nick Field.

In this new semi-staged poetry and music show, through the filters of an immigration officer, the tabloids and the general public, Venus experiences what it means to be a 21st century woman - traveler, every-woman, immigrant, outsider - at a time of social, cultural and political turmoil and change. Presented by Renaissance One in partnership with Poetry Can for Bristol Poetry Festival. More information at or