Chill Pill @ Wilderness (The Forum)
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Oxfordshire OX7 3DG
Chill Pill are one of the top Spoken Word collectives in the UK, comprised of:
*Mr Gee (host of Radio 4′s Bespoken Word)
*Deanna Rodger (ELLE UK 30 under 30 world changers)
*Raymond Antrobus (London Laureate)
*Adam Kammerling (Hammer And Tongue National Slam Champion)
*Simon Mole (1st Brent Poet Laureate)
As well as flexing their performance muscles with new material and old favourites, for their Wilderness show they will be undertaking a series of ‘instant poetry challenges’ where audience ideas and suggestions are transformed into verse.
Chill Pill run regular nights at the Albany Deptford and QBIC Hotel – a laid back vibe with tightly spun tales inspired by today’s headlines, the ever-popular Classics Corner and plenty of banter to boot…
Some days I am moving easily through the world & I am aware of being present & I am so full with this feeling I could burst. In a good way. Mostly though, I find it hard to relax. I rush to finish things, to have done something rather than be doing it. That restlessness worms its way into my writing process. And this makes me mad but it is hard to stop. Learning to stay is the work of a lifetime.
For me, poems are part of that work. Seeing and re-seeing the world. Writing and re-writing what I see. And then occasionally crafting a poem which feels like a living thing in it’s own right. Something that is of the world as well as referring to it. Something which exists in the moment, again and again and again. I like this feeling. It makes some of the other bad feelings feel better.
The lovely folks at Now Festival have got me thinking about this stuff and so I will be talking about this stuff and doing poems and getting other people to do poems at Wilderness Festival for them this coming weekend…