Word In Motion Launch Party
Well we had a fantastic night on Wednesday down at XOYO for the launch of Word In Motion. There ws a great turnout with lots of our contributing poets and artists in attendance.
The night started well with everyone enjoying a glass of fizz and getting settled in before our good friend Dan Cockrill from Bang Said The Gun got things going and introduced performances from Paul Lyalls, Nikesh Shukla, Salena Godden, Rick Holland, Inua Ellams, Musa Okwonga, Francesca Beard and Murray Lachlan Young.
Smile for London founders Jo Kotas & Alex Stevens then introduced the films which were incredibly well received and quite simply brilliant! Maxi Jazz then took to the turntables and supplied a stellar soundtrack to the rest of the evening.
A cracking night and thanks to all who came down. There was so much positivity and love in the room, seeing poets meeting the animators who had brought their words to life was great.
Here’s a few pictures from the night (all photographs by Mark Mather)
The crowd gathers
Dan Cockrill & Martin Galton from Bang Said The Gun
Salena Godden, Francesca Beard & Murray Lachlan Young
Musa Okwonga with Amy Thornley & Louise Lawlor aka Collective Of Two who animated his poem
Alex & Jo of Smile for London
Kate Elizabeth Bentley in the middle
Dan Cockrill gets the poetry started
Musa Okwonga performs
Murray Lachlan Young on stage
Guests enjoying the films
Cerys Matthews was in attendance
Robin Brunson from Hexstatic
Maxi Jazz supplying the sounds
Smiles for London