Following on from last year’s popular West Country tour, wordsmiths/ performers Chris Fogg and Chris Waters have joined forces with Sax-Man/ Composer Rob Yockney for a tantalising new show – ¿Qué Pasa? Borderlines, Crossings and Encounters (poems, stories, music).
The trio invite you to accompany them on their wider wanderings – from Bombay to Barcelona, Svolvaer to Sicily, Mali to Malmö, offering you a feast of wordscapes and sound-sketches, global glimpses of ‘¿Qué Pasa?’ – what’s up, what’s going on out there?
So, travel hopefully, from the Brewhouse and return refreshed, from their memorable and thought-provoking encounters. No visas or vaccinations required, all luggage and equipment supplied.
Please note this event takes place in our Studio.
Chris Fogg is an independent creative producer and dramaturg supporting choreographers working in contemporary dance, including Shobana Jeyasingh at London’s Southbank Centre, Tavaziva Dance at Royal Opera House, Alex Whitley at Sadler’s Wells, Sky Arts/South Bank Show winner Mark Bruce, as well as National Dance Award nominees Ben Wright, Antonia Grove, Lost Dog and Yorke Dance. He has written and directed theatre productions for companies such as Farnham Maltings, New Perspectives and Flax 303. In 2016, his play Tree House successfully toured southern England and London, including several venues in Somerset and Dorset village halls, as well as theatres in Brighton and Covent Garden. His first three books of poems and stories, Special Relationships, Northern Songs and Painting by Numbers are published by Mudlark Press, as is his fourth, Dawn Chorus, featuring woodcut illustrations by Chris Waters.
“Stirring, brain-whirring and playful – chock full of delights…” Quentin Cooper, broadcaster and journalist, former presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Material World on Chris Fogg
“Chris Fogg takes us on a magical, whirlwind tour of his world, with eyes and ears open and heart at full throttle…” Irene Willis, Pushcart Poetry Prize-nominee and Winner of the Violet Haas Award
Chris Waters is a poet/tutor/storyteller who has worked extensively across the south-west with young and adult groups and audiences. His poetry has won several national prizes and he was Writer-in-Residence for the Appledore Book Festival in 2010. His collections, Arisaig and Through a Glass, Lately are both published by Mudlark Press. He is a former member of Moor Poets, Five Live and a co-founder of Visible Ink, who create performance events featuring poetry and music to raise awareness around a range of global themes. Chris is also an accomplished woodcut artist and maker.
“Chris Waters is a genuinely engaging performer of the spoken word.” Melissa Brooks, Co-ordinator of Chag Word Literary Festival, Devon
“Chris Waters is a poet with a lyrical sense of mood and place.” Pat Milner, Co-Chair of Appledore Book Festival, Devon
Rob Yockney is a saxophonist and composer. Classically trained on viola he spent his early years playing in orchestras. But a childhood memory of a saxophone in a junk shop in Bath was eventually to take hold, and Rob subsequently developed a passion for jazz, and played in a variety of contexts including rock, blues, funk and big band. He is currently a member of the Big Noise Street Band based in Taunton (described as ‘big, bold and brassy’). Last year they joined forces with French street band Pris du Bec for a memorable gig on the Quayside in Exeter. Alongside this, Rob plays with the Bristol Workshop Group who in 2017/18 performed at the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival. Five years ago he embarked on a project composing music for saxophone, drawing on his eclectic musical background, and evoking memories of the places he’s visited on his many travels.
Main image by Katia Meneghini.
28 February 2020 7:45PM