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13/07/2017 – Poetry Island Performance Poetry ftr Imogen Downes

18238522_10158578652580514_2668286393990324927_oIan Beech will be delighted to host and perform alongside a full cast of talented performance poets from across the South West plus star headliner, Imogen Downes.

Imogen has been inspired by words for as long as she can remember. She started writing poetry whilst still at junior school and began acting soon after. Influenced by the rawness of performance poetry and her experiences as a young woman, she began performing her writing just six months ago, and since then has shared her work in a number of venues across Bristol and the South West. Having developed from a background in theatre, she draws on her experiences in storytelling and playwriting to create a strong blend of engaging performance and compelling language. Whether humorous or cuttingly serious, Imogen’s work always aims to reveal something about the human condition; transcending everyday experiences to lay bare what it means to be human and to be treated inhumanely.

Imogen is also a performer of note, working with companies across Bristol, including recently playing the lead in Bristol Old Vic Young Company’s production of ‘The Love Of The Nightingale’.

“Commanding imagery as powerful as her presence on stage, Imogen Downes is a frankly absurd talent.” – Tom Dewey

“Infectiously energetic and pink-haired glory” – Epigram

“Imogen Downes turns phrases as fast as she’s turning heads. Her poetry sharpens bright, playful images into dark twists of metaphor that leave their mark.” – Beth Calverley’

Doors open 7:30pm

Show starts at 8pm

Reserve your seats via email ianbeechpoetry@btinternet.com or contact Ian’s mobile 07866-181384 £6.00 entry.