Globe Road Festival: walking tour - Sunday November 15th 2015
A unique live walking tour performance experience, as part of the Globe Road Festival, the Enemies project presented a stroll down Globe Road itself, in the company of poets, sound artists and vanguardists. Stopping four times, at designated places on Globe Road, the artists presented a talk or performance completely original to the walk, in response to Globe Road. With their own lives entwined to the history and culture of this stretch of East London, this was an original outdoor insight into the most interesting and often underground avant garde artists of contemporary London. Globe Road Festival program: http://www.poetry.qmul.ac.uk/events/globeroad/152563.html
11am to 12.30pm : Meeting at the Octagon, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS London
Gareth Evans speaks where Globe Road meets Portman Place.
Elaine Mitchener performs where Globe Road meets Digby Street.
Adam & Jonathan Bohman perform somewhere mysterious on the road.
& the tour finishes at York Hall with a short poetry reading by Jonathan Mann, Richard Scott and Stephen Watts, in collaboration with CapLet.
Led by SJ Fowler.
Free to attend but Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-on-globe-road-a-walking-tour-tickets-18530746963
Elaine Mitchener - “Mitchener is a genre-crossing virtuoso.” Financial Times. A vocalist noted for her unique mixture of styles ranging from contemporary classical, gospel, jazz, free-improvisation. Associated musicians and artists include Irvine Arditti, Steve Beresford, Sonia Boyce, Brodsky Quartet, John Butcher, Ollie Coates, Attila Csihar, Terry Day, Dam van Huynh, Max Eastley, John Edwards, Luca Francesconi, Heiner Goebbels, Henry Grimes, Alexander Hawkins, Tony Hymas, Christian Marclay, Joanna McGregor, Phil Minton, David Moss, Lauren Newton, Maggie Nichols, Evan Parker, Alasdair Roberts, Mark Sanders, David Toop, Matthew Wright, and Jason Yarde. Elaine has worked with producers Sound UK, Third Ear, Muziektheater Transparant; recent festivals include: 56th Venice Biennale, ULTIMA Contemporary Music festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, khm (Cologne), hcmf//, Spitalfields Music, Sounds New, Ars Musica, Operadagen, venues Café Oto, La Dynamo, Vortex, and galleries: White Cube, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Moden/Britain, Weserburg MOMA, Hepworth (Wakefield). In Nov she will premiere Industrialising Initimacy at earthestic festival (Brighton) in Nov 2015 followed by a UK tour supported by ACE and Sound and Music.
Gareth Evans is a writer, curator, presenter and the Film Curator of London’s Whitechapel Gallery. He programmes PLACE, the annual cross-platform festival at Aldeburgh Music in Suffolk and produced the essay film Patience (After Sebald) by Grant Gee as part of his nationwide arts project The Re-Enchantment (2008 - 2011) with Di Robson for Artevents. He has curated numerous film and event seasons (eg Armenia, JG Ballard, Portugal, Romany etc) in London and nationally. He conceived and curated the six week season John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet across London in 2005 and co-curated and co-ordinated All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its Legacies, a two month cross-media and multi-institutional season in London marking the 40th anniversary of the events of 1968. He was editor of the international moving image magazine Vertigo from 2002 - 2009.