27th May 7.30pm
ROTTEN ON THE OUTSIDE
Join WonderZoo for a fantastic performance evening with a range of amazing performers!
Ellen Sims - insightful poetry
Edith Blackbird - multilingual queer poetry with an exceptional performance style, joining us from Texas
Pete Roe - former bard of Dorchester and an outstanding poet
Dean Hutchinson - Plymouth-based singer songwriter with a clear message
Sarah Adams - beautifully crafted poetry
Franklin Street - soulful singer songwriter duo
Laura Horton - Plymouth's very own Laureate of Words
Plus a collaborative performance from the WonderZoo Crew - Slain McGough Davey, Queen Chi, HiP.P and Gabi Marcellus-Temple.
The event will also see the launch of WonderZoo's 5th anthology of written and visual work - the deadline for entries is 19th, check our homepage for details on how to submit work.
An evening not to be missed!
The event will be a hybrid of live and online (live location TBC) and a Zoom link will be sent out one hour before the event, which will also be streamed on Facebook Live.
Poster by Jude Marcellus-Temple
Respect Festival Virtual Parade: 8th May, 10am - 1pm
Join WonderZoo, Karen Evans and Fuse Dance to get involved with these exciting workshops exploring minority histories and identity in Plymouth and leading into this year's virtual Respect Festival parade!
Click here to book!
Picture by Slain McGough Davey.
Cosmic Storytelling: 14th May, 2pm-4pm
Gather round the proverbial campfire to say your piece about yourself, your identity and who you are, whether that’s words you’ve written as poetry or prose, anecdotes, feelings, current affairs, science, strange synchronicities or even alien sightings. We welcome everyone and encourage a warm atmosphere of fun, laughter, empathy and friendship. We want to provide a place where people know they will be listened to, and supported, as we all make our cosmic journeys round the big fireball in space.
As Plymouth History Festival takes place in May, we'll be looking at historical fiction.
Contact us to book your place. A Zoom link will be sent out one hour before the event.
Poster by Gabi Marcellus-Temple
19th May, 7pm
Join our radical reading group for a free book (limited numbers, first come, first served) and to talk about Alan Moore and David Lloyd's astounding graphic novel, 'V for Vendetta'. The group will meet online next month to watch the film, starring Natalie Portman and John Hurt.
Contact us to find out more - a Zoom link will be sent out one hour before the event.
Poster by Queen Chi.
Stronger North Stonehouse
Click here to find out more about this 8 week programme of bespoke performances and to see the videos!
Photo courtesy of Reuben McCormack-White.
WONDERQUEUE: CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RECORDINGS FROM OUR PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH NUDGE COMMUNITY BUILDERS!
WonderQueue is a project where people queueing on Union Street can listen to recordings by WonderZoo poets, writers and singers by scanning QR codes on the pavements.
Adelaide Lane Mural
As part of the WonderZoo events which were part of Plymouth Art Weekender, artist and poet Chi Bennett has created a unique mural featuring her poetry at the back of a house overlooking Adelaide Park in Stonehouse.