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Talking Doorsteps: A new exciting video project

IMG_20140729_121626Masai Dabula, Mutle Mothibe, Deanna Rodger, Pippa Riddick and Thabiso Mohare

Today marks the beginning of an exciting new project in partnership with British Council Connect ZA and The Roundhouse in the UK.

The Talking Doorsteps project sees film-maker Pippa Riddick and poet Deanna Rodger working with 8 local poets to produce a series of poetry videos. Since 2011, groups of young creatives have worked with professional spoken work artists to create pop-up performances on doorsteps across London.

Talking Door Steps – Venetia

The eight participants are:
Xongani Maluleka
Ross Poet
Xabiso Vili
Thando Bella Khoza
Paballo Sethi
Mutinta Bbenkele
Apiwe Mjambane
Lucas Pilgrim Serei

We’re looking forward to seeing the videos you will produce in this week.

Gig guide
Poetry Corner

Wednesday | 30 July
Lighthouse on 7th, Melville
19:00
Free
Deanna Rodger and the 8 participants will be performing at our weekly free Open Mic sessions in Melvile.

Morning Live
Saturday | 2 August
SABC News and SABC 2
06:00 – 09:00
Catch interviews from Deanna Rodger and SA’s first National Slam Champion, Koleka Putuma.

Word N Sound Series
Saturday | 2 August
Market Theatre Laboratory
3 President Street, Newtown
12:00 – 18:00
R50 at the door
Deanna Rodger shares the Word N Sound stage with Koleka Putuma and 2013 Open Mic League Finalist, Mapule Mohulatsi. There is also SA’s toughest Open Mic Slam. Event page here.

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