Instagramming The Apocalypse – Byron Vincent
WTF is going on? I mean seriously? We’re a nation divided. Our heroes are dropping like barbiturate-riddled flies. Our youth hate themselves so much they exist through digitally manipulated avatars. It’s hard not to feel like the end is nigh and that our positive efforts are mere farts in the ether. Byron Vincent was raised to believe that cynicism is cool, modern life is rubbish and that sincerity is for suckers; but as a drowning world punches a solitary fist through an ocean of plastic forks, maybe it’s time to reevaluate that perspective. In a post-satire age, what’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?
‘Byron Vincent plays with language like it lives, he has the ability to stretch words almost to breaking point then snap them back to meaning like nothing ever happened. He tells funny hard poems about things that are true’ – Kate Tempest
This is a scratch show – as an audience member, you are invited to experience an unfinished show and offer ideas and feedback to the artist.
Suitable for ages 18+
Book online in advance or cash only on the door.
Part of the City of Literature programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival
About Byron Vincent
Byron Vincent is a regular at the nation’s most prestigious literary and music festivals. He has performed several times on television and national radio, including Channel 4’s Random Acts, Radio 4’s Bespoken Word and BBC 3’s The Verb. He was a poet in residence for the South West of England for Apples and Snake’s groundbreaking poetry project My Place or Yours. His first collection Barking Doggerel was released May 2010 by Nasty Little Press. He was co-founder, compere, producer and programmer for one of the UK’s most highly regarded Spoken Word nights at The Bristol Old Vic. Byron has worked as a writer and performer on several theatre projects including the RSC’s Midsummer Night’s Dreaming. He is also co-creator of bespoke storytelling project Made Up, which in its first year won commissions from both MAYK’s Mayfest in Bristol and Escalator East in Norwich. Byron is a resident writer at Bristol’s Kill Your Darlings alongside Nathan Filer, Molly Naylor, Nikesh Shukla, Chelsey Flood and Tom Clutterbuck. He has recently written for The Guardian and Radio 4′s Four Thought. Website
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