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COLLUSION // CANAL SIDE SPOKEN WORD FESTIVAL // HACKNEY WICK

FREE ENTRY

Collusion is an all-day festival, which showcases music, poetry, and other forms in a variety of styles. There will be a floating pavillion till 6pm with a few performances aboard. The event is free, and a local mental health charity will benefit from the event. Confirmed acts so far include:

MUSIC

* Shoreditch Knights

POETRY/MUSIC

* Amy Cutler

POETRY

* Antony John

...More details to follow.

DJs/VIBE

Postpunk, Italodisco, house, electronica, interesting old school indie, maybe some goth, guitar things, odd bits of folk, good jazz, etc.

WHAT TO EXPECT

More than a festival, Collusion is a series of expected and unexpected events taking place in a beautiful canalside bar, which used to be a sausage factory. There will be fascinating chaos and comforting sounds. Bubbles and facepainting may or may not feature; likewise, knitting might happen (or, might not). Expect improvised words, improvised music, peculiar sounds, angular poetry, unmusical music, programmed sound and text, things going whoop, people shouting, groups of people singing, popping noises, some humming, and perhaps the occasional outburst of laughter or sighing. This is a free event, but we will be donating money to https://www.mindinhackney.org.uk/, and we will encourage our guests to make a donation on the day.

HOW IT WORKS

Collusion showcases written, spoken, plucked, hummed, beaten, blown, and programmed words and music. The event provides a space for the convergence of artists from a variety of forms, backgrounds, and traditions. It showcases edgy, innovative, experimental, and other forms, and is an entirely inclusive event. Collusion creates, foregrounds, and celebrates participation between artists and others. All colluders are welcome.