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Light Poetry

September 12, 2012

The Cheeky Poetryjoe Show is currently in the middle of it’s nine-performance run for the Whitstable Satellite 2012 , part of the Whitstable Biennale. I was very pleased to be invited by Joseph Coelho to participate in the creation of this show earlier this year. I felt there was a perfect match between Joe’s skills as poet and performer and mine as illustrator, paper engineer and general creative DIYer.

What started as a fairly simple idea soon turned into a quest to find as many different ways as possible of projecting and animating imagry alongside Joe’s words using an overhead projector. The show, aimed at 4 to 7 year olds, remains deliberately low-tech, providing an antidote to fast developing technology. So far, it’s been well received.

Working on the project has been a big learning curve for me, both in terms of using my illustrations in new ways, as well as being part of a collaborative team effort.

The show, which takes place at the Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre, finishes this weekend. For further information or to book the show, please go to the Word Pepper site.

JOHN O’LEARY

Saturday 15th September – 11.15 am, 3.15 pm
Sunday 16th September – 3.15 pm
Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AF

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Megg Nicol permalink
    September 13, 2012 10:44 am

    Wow! This looks like a brilliant show and if it’s coming near Islington…I want to come. The thing that struck me about it just by looking at the pictures….is it’s like a giant ‘App’ only with ‘real’ time images interacting with real people. Very now guys:)

  2. September 13, 2012 8:51 pm

    What fun for the children – and yourselves! What a team!

  3. September 14, 2012 4:48 pm

    What a terrifc idea. Congratulations to both of you. I hope it’s as successful as you both deserve.

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