From 17 May - 2 June Hong Kong will be treated to a bonanza of spoken word performances! Groups who perform in English (for 2018) with talent from all over the world, are uniting for ove two weeks of spectacular shows, incredible creativity and exciting collaborations!
The event line-up:
17-20 May 7 - 9 pm Venue TBC: Hong Kong Improv Jamboree 2018 by HK Improv
21 May, 8-10pm at Metta: HK Podversations by Hong Kong Confidential
22 May, 8-10pm at the Culture Club: Perspectives of Hong Kong by the Hong Kong Writers Circle
23 May, 8-10pm at the Social Room: Anyone But Your Own by Peel Street Poetry
24 May, 8-10pm at the Fringe Club: Age of Reckoning by Hong Kong Stories
25 May, 8-10pm at the Fringe Club: Top Notch 1 by Hong Kong Stories
26 May, 8-10pm at the Fringe Club: Top Notch 2 by Hong Kong Stories
28 May, 8-10pm at the Social Room: Patrons and Parasites by Liars’ League
29 May, 7-9pm at the FCC: Give Voice to Your Story: How to Read to an Audience by Women in Publishing Society
31 May, 9 - 11 at the Culture Club: The Worst by Hong Komedy Geurilla
30 May – 2 June at the Fringe Club: The 39 Steps by Aurora Theatre
About the participating groups
Hong Kong Confidential is a podcast about the lives of people in Hong Kong. Hosted by Jules Hannaford, the podcast offers a platform for people to share their wisdom, stories and experiences with listeners.
The Hong Kong Writers Circle is a member organisation for writers of all levels and genres. Founded in 1991, they provide members with opportunities to further their craft, network with industry professionals, receive feedback and take part in workshops, socials and the annual anthology.
Peel Street Poetry is an English language open mic night that has been running for over 12 years. It currently takes places on the second and third Wednesday of every month at the Social Room in Central.
Liar’s League Hong Kong is a quarterly fiction event, that has been running for six years. Pieces of flash fiction (800 to 1200 words) are globally submitted, locally selected and assigned to actors for an evening of performance and storytelling, currently held at the Social Room in Central.
Hong Komedy Guerilla is a collective of standup comedians who believe they have more than just jokes to tell. We want to tell stories whether they that are interesting, exciting, and heartwarming knowing that we can still deliver comedy outta nowhere from real life.
Aurora Theatre is an independent theatre company that aims to promote English language shows in the local Hong Kong art scene. Founded by theatre performer and producer Nicole Garbellini in 2010, the company brings international and original material to the stage.
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