Change the Word: Around the Table is a fun and moving reflection on the stories which make us and how we meet each other through words.
Combining poetry from new writers from across Barnsley, Coventry and Sheffield, from 12 countries across the world, Change the Word: Around the Table celebrates the power of bringing the voices of our community together even when we are physically apart.
In January 2021 Change the Word gathered a fresh cohort of participants. New to each other, new to poetry, they have created this writing through workshops and mentoring from the Good Chance team. Change the Word: Around the Table takes you on a journey through kitchens, countries and dreams, as we sit together around the dinner table.
Recorded in their own homes, these new performers read extracts of poetry, share recipes and create music. Together, we exchange sweet treats and poems. Together, we imagine what welcome looks like.
With your Zoom link you will also be emailed the illustrated script to read along with and look back at.
Change the Word: Around the Table is brought to you by Change the Word participants from Albania, Cape Verde, Egypt, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Iran, Kurdistan, Malaysia, Sudan, Turkey, UK and Zimbabwe.
Kindly supported by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.
This event was created as part of the third iteration of Good Chance’s Change the Word community poetry project (and the first fully online!), and was first screened in March 2021. Change the Word brings together refugees, asylum seekers and locals to connect through a shared love of writing.
This event is part of Sightlines Festival’s Pay What You Can scheme, with tickets on a donation basis from £0.
This event is in the past and no longer available.