Word in Hand Aug: Anisa Nandaula, Lorin Elizabeth & Lizzy Jarrett
Date and Time
Red Rattler Theatre
6 Faversham St, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia
Spoken word darling and political fire Anisa Nandaula visits us from Brisbane! Enough Said slam master Lorin Elizabeth makes a much-anticipated return to the stage! Sovereign warrior woman Lizzy Jarrett embodies art, activism and resistance!
DOORS & OPEN MIC SIGNUP from 7
OPEN MIC at 7:30
FEATURE ACTS from 8:30
Open mic welcomes you to share a poem or story! Whether it's through words, song, or rhyme: the stage is there to be shared. Sign up on the night, 3 MINUTES time limit.
Anisa Nandaula is a nationally recognised spoken word poet, play writer, educator and published author. She has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Splendour in the Grass, Queensland Poetry Festival and Women of the World Festival. She is the Queensland Slam Poetry Champion 2016 and placed second in the Australian Poetry Slam national finals. She is also the co-founder of the arts collective Voices of Colour which creates a space for diverse youth to share their work. Her first book, Melanin Garden, uses language to paint a world that humanises migrants, refugees and minorities that are othered by society. The collection is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and political, merging love poems, personal-reflections, and commenting on race and gender in a captivating manner.
Lorin Elizabeth is a spoken word poet, organiser and teaching artist from Wollongong, who co-founded Enough Said Poetry Slam and is published widely, including in Going Down Swinging’s audio anthology. She has toured the USA poetry slam circuit, featured at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Albuquerque, NM and self-published an EP called Poems. Lorin has featured at Canberra’s Noted Festival, hosted The Rumble Youth Slam at Sydney Writers' Festival and was a workshop facilitator and panelist for The Stella Prize's Girls Write Up program in Canberra, Sydney and Wodonga.
Lizzy Jarrett (Elizabeth Ann Jarrett) is a sovereign warrior woman from the Gumbaynggirr, Bundjalung, Dunghutti clans and is a direct descendant of the original Stolen Generations. She now makes it her life duty to help advocate for her peoples' rights through activism, poetry, art, music and volunteering to community. She is a member of Grandmothers Against Removals Sydney, an organisation that fights for the return and restoration of Aboriginal families that are still being torn apart by government policies. She is also a core member of FIRE Fighting In Resistance Equally.
Word in Hand is Sydney’s premier and most diverse performance and storytelling gig, the first Tuesday of every second month at the Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville. Expect to see poetry, rhyme, song, movement and more by artists from across the nation and the world. Their work will light a fire under your belly and in your heart.
Join the Word in Hand family
We get fab support from The Red Rattler Theatre, Red Room Poetry, Eastside Radio 89.7FM and our team of volunteers. Thank you to all.
We pay our respects to the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation, on whose lands we live and play. We recognise they never ceded sovereignty or authority to any state or corporate entity. Those of us who are not Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander live, work and play on stolen land, born of genocide and currently a white extremist state.
This is a safer spaces gig, where performers are respected and given space to speak the work that matters to them. No tolerance for nonsense: we will be there looking out. If you need some support or want to check in with us, please see our team.
THE VENUE / ACCESS
The Red Rattler has a wide, flat entry and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom. There will be drinking water and fans, and if you need assistance getting to / through the gig, please contact us in advance or see crew on the night. We can reserve lounges up the front for better vision / mobility access if you need it. The venue has gender-neutral bathrooms and all genders of story-lovers are welcome. More info on access: https://wordinhand.com.au/access
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For any questions about the show, contact us. If you’re experiencing financial hardship and can’t access the cost of a ticket, please get in touch!
Word in Hand
Word in Hand is Sydney’s premier and most diverse performance and storytelling gig, held on the first Tuesday of every second month at the Red Rattler in Marrickville. Expect to see poetry, rhyme, song, movement and more by artists from across the nation and the world. Their work will light a fire under your belly and in your heart.