go and spend your lives in sin and misery

Or not. If not, you should see some art.

Tongues of Flame

Migraine is basically right up there with my least favorite physical sensation, insomnia.  Just as in the times when I cannot sleep, the times when I have a migraine are not only debilitating and painful but emotionally distressing –  predominantly because I find pain boring.  I can’t think or write, can’t talk. All I can really do is clean, because even sleep is either elusive or too painful.

So please accept my apologies, I am just about to post the event details of two things happening this week, both which I am honored to be a part of and very much looking forward to taking place.

If you are upright and do not have a migraine tomorrow night you should come to this, especially if you have insomnia

Tongues of Flame @Basement Late Nights for Brisbane Festival

Join host David Stavanger aka Ghostboy hosting an evening of sensual sound and spoken word presented in association with Queensland Poetry Festival. Along with special guests: spoken word artist Eleanor Jackson, installation poet Ryan Van Winkle (Edinburgh), boho storyteller Adam Hadley (Mr Fibby), angular pop sharks The Stress of Leisure (duo mode) and the mysterious DJ Zaziz. Ghostboy will take the night on an interactive journey that will be part performance poetry theatre, part surrealist vaudeville, part dark comedy, all spoken weird. Once you enter, there is no turning back. Expect the unexpected. Let the words take flight.

Metro Arts, Basement
109 Edwards St, Brisbane
FREE

If you have the headache tomorrow night then you can come to Thursday night’s incredible collaborative installation-based event House Rewired, which is considering the theme of Dis-Connect.

Multi-arts performance, featuring a palm full of artists exploring the theme of Dis/Connection. This event is a follow on from the Baited Breath – House Rewired Eclectric collaboration in 2012.

This show will feature The Feather Collector, Ahliya Kite, Eleanor Jackson, Ma Ya Ga Ng Re Ne, Rhyll Tonge & Fern Thompsett in spoken word duo mode, and others.

It is an opportunity to choose your own experience within a space of installation, performance, and interaction.

$10 entry or by donation
Doors open at 6pm
Proceedings start 6:30pm

I will be the slightly depleted looking woman in the corner, bringing stories of dates gone terribly terribly wrong. Either because you kill your date. Or you kill your date.

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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