Big Red Poetry Tour is a collaboration between The Errant Stage and Helsinki Poetry Connection, to bring the best performance poets and emerging spoken word artists of Helsinki and London to Wandsworth Arts Fringe in 2018. Travelling with The Errant Stage in their big red transforming van, award-winning slam poets Juho Kuusi (FIN), Nihkee Akka (FIN), Sean Mahoney (UK) , Toby Thompson (UK) plus two specially chosen emerging local poets from Wandsworth, are taking poetry to residential areas, gardens and greens of the borough.
For two days there will be a sound installation of pre-recorded spoken word artists from across the UK and Finland. This installation is interspersed with live 10-20 minute performances from our diverse group of exciting poetry talent. Poet and Errant Stage co-founder, Jonna Nummela aka Nihkee Akka will also be running an hour long creative writing workshop each day, open for anyone to participate in.
At the weekend The Errant Stage will be hosting 2 open mic nights, live broadcast by Wandsworth Radio, featuring our resident poets. These will be in areas such as outside Roehampton Library and at the Doddington and Rollo community space area for increased visibility and maximum accessibility. All of the performances as part of Big Red Poetry Tour, are free of charge and apart from the creative writing workshops, require no pre-booking.