Juxtavoices with Mark Pajak and Georgie Woodhead
Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JD
Friday 17 May
Pay as you feel (suggested donation £3)
Join us as we launch the festival with anti-choir Juxtavoices, poet-in-residence Mark Pajak and young poet-in-residence Georgie Woodhead.
Juxtavoices is a Sheffield-based 30-voice anti-choir which has performed at many conventional and eccentric venues since its inception in 2011. Their latest album May Contain Notes was released by Discus in 2016; Stewart Lee described them as ‘a whole tribe talking in tongues, 30 full-moon were-Ligetis, and Wicker Man workings wrangled by the Swingle Singers.’
Mark Pajak was a 2016 Laureate’s Choice poet, chosen by Carol Ann Duffy. He has been commended in the National Poetry Competition, awarded first place in The Bridport Prize, and has also received a Northern Writers’ Award, and an Eric Gregory Award.
Georgie Woodhead was a winner of the Foyle Young Poet of the Year, was a highly commended young poet in the Cuckoo Northern Writers Award, and a 2nd place winner in the Ledbury Poetry Competition. Georgie has had work published in anthologies, performed at the Ted Hughes Poetry Festival 2018, and has been a guest on Ian McMillan’s The Verb on Radio 3.