Come As You Are Festival
Sat 16 Nov 2019
FREE - PWYD (suggested donation £5)
A night of explosive new work from local artists, exploring trans, non binary and gender queer identities.
Megan Chapman AKA MCMC Spoken is a Cornish-grown poet and performance artist. Currently Londons Word4Word slam winner and last years winner of Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festivals Poetry Slam, she has opened up festival stages including Glastonbury and Womad. With a background in Youth and Community work, Meg is known for regular performances at Cornish gigs and literary events and delivers workshops across a range of settings, empowering individuals to find their voice and bring it forth onto the stage.
Her recent gigs include a set at Proud Eden, with upcoming tour dates continuing with Waterstones in Truro. She was featured in A Space to Write published in 2015, a book exploring the writing spaces of Cornwalls best-loved wordsmiths. She writes about social injustices and class, capturing the voices of those who dont have one.
Libby Norman is a queer performance artist, writer and fanby based near Exeter. Libby’s work explores fandom as an artistic, academic and social practice. Libby is particularly interested in the crossovers between shame and excess within queer and fan cultures.
Libby is a founding member of @ some point, a collective of artists and producers creating spaces for people to learn things from each other, make friends, make art, and to queer neoliberal structures of higher education. @somepoint facilitate relationships that aim to refuse the pressures of economised productivity, linearity and time.@somepoint have most recently created these spaces at Youtopia Festival, The Green Rooms (London), Unlearning: London and Unlearning: Berlin, and DISKURS: no service (University of Giessen).
Libby has a BA(Hons) in Performance Art (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) and a MA in Poetic Practice (Royal Holloway).
Get ready to celebrate and interrogate issues regarding gender and identity, from cis to trans and binary to beyond as Come As You Are Festival returns for a celebration of trans, non-binary, gender queer and LGBT theatre. Presented in association with Camden Peoples Theatre.