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Saturday, July 12, 2008

The morning after the summer of love

The morning after the summer of love

A performance Poetry Show about 1968: the year of revolt

Written and performed by Scream Blue Murmur
Formerly the Belfast Poets Touring Group


"Their lyrical content is off the hizzle!" KFM Radio, Auckland

Scream Blue Murmur (formerly the Belfast Poets Touring Group) are a performance poetry group comprising of Phatbob, Chelley Mclear, Aisling Doherty, Ellen Factor and Gordon Hewitt. They have been performing together for around three years and have completed three major tours in that time, Australia in 2006, Ireland in early 2007, and a world tour, United States, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore in mid 2007.

Their poetry is a unique blend of song, chants, cadences and traditional poetic writing performed with a unique style which emerged from the various open mic evening held in Derry and Belfast in Northern Ireland. It isn't strictly poetry, but it isn't strictly anything else either.

They have performed at the prestigious Queensland Poetry Festival, and were the only group to receive all 5 star reviews for their show "Pack up your Troubles" in Minneapolis at the Minnesota Fringe last year.

They are currently touring Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand and return to play the Trans 08 Festival in Belfast and the Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland in August.

SATURDAY 12 JULY

2pm Auckland Art Gallery, central Auckland.

7.30pm Tom Forde's Irish Bar, Anzac Ave, central Auckland.


SUNDAY 13 JULY
2pm Grey Lynn Tavern, 523 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland.

WEDNESDAY 16 JULY
8pm Dogs Bollix, Newton, central Auckland. $10 door charge.


THURSDAY 17 JULY
12.30-2pm Auckland Central Library.


A performance Poetry Show about 1968: the year of revolt
Nicholas Sarkozy wanted the year "liquidated" from history, Blair wanted to put a halt to "the liberal concensus" and an end to "the 60's mentality of rights without responsibility" and George Bush couldn't remember much happening in 68, the year he graduated from Yale.

1968 was a year of upheaval and revolt. From the Tet Offensive through the French May and the Prague Spring, from the assassinations of Martin Luthor King and Bobbie Kennedy to the rise of Women's Liberation 1968 and the Black Power salute's at the Mexico Olympics, it was the year that shook society's foundations.

It was the year of the launch of Apollo 6 and release of Barbarella, the year of Planet of the Apes and the French acquisition of the nuclear bomb. It was the year of the struggle for Civil Rights in Northern Ireland and the attacks on marchers in Duke Street in Derry .

In their third new show in two years, Scream Blue Murmur (formerly the Belfast Poets Touring Group) takes a look at 1968, sometimes serious and sometimes irreverent, they cover the events that made 68 the year to remember.

Scream Blue Murmur (formerly Belfast Poets Touring Group) is currently touring New Zealand.



This group is amazing get along and see them.
Regards, Elliott Blade

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