WORD! With Adam Kammerling’s: Seder

7:30pm - 9:30pm

  • Venue Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Price £7 / £4
  • Event type Performance
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Join us for a unique WORD! with award winning poet, Adam Kammerling’s nationally touring – ‘Seder’ – an uncompromising interdisciplinary performance working with dance, spoken word and live music and exploring the ancient ritual of the Passover Seder.

Adam Kammerling’s grandfather was a kinder transport evacuee who carried a great weight of personal and communal loss. Seder explores the impact on the generations that followed. From synagogue to art gallery, from Auschwitz to punk festivals, it offers the titular Passover ritual as a tool for processing intergenerational trauma. Connection, ritual and celebration are explored through the story-telling power of seder night. Jazz, klezmer and noise influences create an uncompromising and transcendent musical score.
The piece invites the audience to experience the healing and communal properties present within the ancient ritual of the Passover Seder, with an award winning cast of multi—disciplinary artists, including Antosh Wojcik, Vasiliki Papostoulou, Ffion Campbell-Davies and Belle Ehresman and Si Rawlinson and Adam Kammerling.
If you would like to share some work as part of a specially curated open mic, please email hello@wordpoetry.co.uk
Adam Kammerling
Adam Kammerling is an award winning poet, interdisciplinary artist and educator. He is an associate artist at The Albany and the founder and program lead of The Nest, an interdisciplinary arts education project delivered with the The Fostering Network.
His most recent works include Seder, his debut poetry collection which was a finalist in the National Jewish Book Awards, Shall We Take This Outside, a three-person spoken-word/dance theatre piece that toured nationally, and Inside!, a piece of poetry/rave theatre commissioned by Centrepoint and the Saatchi Gallery. He has written poetry commissions for the BBC, The Orwell Prize and Nationwide, and theatre commissions for Upswing Circus, Raise Dark, and Slide Dance.
A highly experienced educator, he has created poetry based theatre with emerging poets, musicians and circus practitioners at the Roundhouse, The Albany and Pentonville Prison.
WORD! is an 22-year-old inclusive poetry organisation, delivering one of the longest running poetry nights in the UK. Alongside this, the organisation offers an ever expanding programme of other activities across Leicester and Nottinghamshire. These include regular nights in Leicester and Beeston; one off shows; a poetry festival; annual Slam; regular workshops; ongoing and one-off projects working with specific communities and a publishing imprint, WORD! Poetry. Previously nominated for a national Saboteur Award, WORD! Is also uniquely co-produced by an NHS Trust.