Festival Launch: Juxtavoices with Mark Pajak and Georgie Woodhead

Festival Launch
Juxtavoices with Mark Pajak and Georgie Woodhead
Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JD
Friday 17 May
7.30pm
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.