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Belfast Poets visit Wellington, hosted by RAM

RAM Media Release 17 July 2008

Belfast Poets visit Wellington, hosted by RAM

The Belfast Poets Touring Group, widely acclaimed as the world's best performance poetry group, are playing in Wellington as part of their latest world tour. Across four continents, the three-women, two-men BPTG have won international critical acclaim for their high-impact, heart-stopping multi-media performance poetry.

Anyone who experiences the Belfast Poets walks away with a different idea of what poetry is. In their show poetry is not something read out by one person. It's sometimes all five of them (three women, two men) declaiming in tandem. It's dynamic, energising, rhythmic.

Their new show is called "1968: The morning after the Summer of Love". It loosely revolves around that tumultuous year of anti-war protests, civil rights marches, sexual experimentation, hippies and yippies, upsurges and initiatives from the grassroots.

"We're thrilled to be hosting their first performance in the capital", said Residents Action Movement (RAM) spokesperson Cordelia Black. "It's great that RAM can help to bring this show about the movements of the sixties, to a Wellington audience."

RAM is a new, broad left movement campaigning to scrap GST on food and standing for parliament at this year's general election.

The Poets will perform on Saturday, 26 July at 7.30pm in the Wellington Irish Society bar, 10 Fifeshire St (off Cambridge Tce), hosted by RAM. They will also play at 7pm on Monday, 28 July play at Happy cafe, corner Tory & Vivian Sts.


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