Monthly Archives: February 2011

All Good Things, Part 2

After intermission the festival ensemble took to the stage and performed a series of pieces that were by and large composed that day.  Nat Spadez & Scott Thompson played around with the idea of an attack by unicycle riding space … Continue reading

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All Good Things – The Final Night of the Victoria Spoken Word Festival, Part I

The Victoria Spoken Word Festival drew to a close last night, led by festival Poet of Honor R.C. Weslowski.  Weslowski, a 12-year veteran of the Vancouver Slam scene, spent the day working with the festival ensemble, helping the poets craft … Continue reading

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More Awesome Shit – Awesome Shit Showcase, Part 2

Something I was both impressed and surprised by last night was how supportive the audience was to performers who stumbled, slipped or forgot their place.  Not that the audience was docile, in fact they some of them kept a running … Continue reading

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Awesome Shit Showcase, Part I

The train that is the Victoria Spoken Word Festival rolled into the Intrepid Theatre Club last night for the “Awesome Shit Showcase”.  While the name does call into mind a travelling museum displaying the many and varied wonders which may result … Continue reading

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More Tongue – Tongues of Fire, Part II

Newbie poet Scott Thompson was one of the evening’s highlights – his charmingly frantic style had all the mad joy of a child with a new toy.  He bravely admitted to being a reformed “World of Warcraft” fan (the first … Continue reading

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Tongues of Fire, Part I

After an Arctic walk worthy of  Sir Ranulph Fiennes, I arrived at Cafe Solstice. There was already a crowd and it was only with the help of sharp eyes and sharper elbows that I managed to secure a seat amidst … Continue reading

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The Big Night / In Fact It’s Cold as Hell

The Victoria Spoken Word Festival opens tonight as we settle in for a second evening of what passes for dark, brittle cold here in the city.  One hour from now, at 7:30pm, some of Canada’s finest spoken word artists, including … Continue reading

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