The Venus Papers is a theatrical poetry show of arrivals, departures and journeys, written and performed by Lydia Towsey, with music and vocals by Dave Dhonau and Ola Szmidt. Plus open mic performances by local poets responding to the show's themes, and a talk by writer, performer and co-director of the show Nick Field (with Rachel Mars)
The show presents tales of 21st century women – every-woman, immigrant, refugee, outsider - in a time of social, cultural and political turmoil and change. It starts from a question of What if Venus, the Roman Goddess of love and beauty, washed up on a beach at this moment in time? It is about how we look - at ourselves, at each other, and the world. For 14+. More information www.venuspapers.wordpress.com www.renaissanceone.co.uk
Absolutely spectacular” Poet in the City
Directed by Rachel Mars and Nick Field. Paintings by Scott Bridgwood and production by Renaissance One. Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Attenborough Arts Centre and Writing West Midlands.
Part of the Migrations festival. Read more and book at the JW3 website