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Alex Levene

Theatre Arts Manager, Self in Bedford

HOWL, Poetry, Politics and Protest

PRESENTED ON JUN 05, 2014
IN BEDFORD @ VOL 2

Alex Levene spits out impassioned spoken word in support of poetry, politics and protest.

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Don't Spy On Me • OK?

BY MARK PATERNOSTRO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Mark Paternostro presents an optimistic poem with the opening line "Don't spy on me..." His poem explores the spying and monitoring of everyday people by the NSA.

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My Secret Life of Poetry

BY CHRIS GALLAVIN
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Chris Gallavin has a great passion for poetry and taxidermy and he presents two of his poems. 

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World of Poetry

BY HALA ABDULLAH
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 29, 2015

Hala Abduallah; A spoken word poet.

She Talks about her experience in writing and poetry.

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Gender Politics

BY JODIE ORTEGA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jodie Ortega raps us through a spoken word journey on gender politics and stories of strong female friends and role models. 

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Photographing the Umbrella Revolution

BY AARON ANFINSON
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Aaron Anfinson shares his experience of photographing the Umbrella Revolution as it unfolded over nearly 3 months in the autumn of 2015 in Hong Kong. What began as a series of peaceful sit-in street protests - against the proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral system and the pre-screening of candidates for the Chief Executive election in 2017 - escalated to include more than 100,000 protesters occupying key areas in Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok punctuated by violent clashes between students, triads and riot gear clad police armed with batons and tear gas. Anfinson's beat poetry inflected voice sets the scene for his intense emotional images. 

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The Links between Poetry and Youth Work

BY SOPHIE REA
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Sophie Rea shares the Links between Poetry and Youth Work

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Power of Poetry

BY CONNOR SIMONS
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Connor Simons shares a story and poem about his community trip to Cuba and the cross-cultural exhange and poetry that came from this powerful experience. He reflects on the universal reach of poetry.

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The Democracy of Presence

BY ROSE CONDO
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Rose Condo explores the 'democracy of presence' in relation to women ... where women are and are not represented currently and where women have and have not been represented historically. 

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DESIGNDALISM - Die Vereinbarkeit von Vandalismus und Design

BY VALENTIN KOLLER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 22, 2018

Politischer Protest, Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum oder Teilhabe an der eigenen Umgebung - Vandalismus hat viele Motive und enormes Potential, festgefahrene Denkstrukturen zu zerstören.
Valentin Koller vereint Design und Vandalismus und entwirft Produkte deren Gestaltung durch das Alltagsphänomen Vandalismus beeinflusst ist.