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#259: The Cafe

We never made it work We sit in the café Our umbrellas in a bucket by the door
pink alongside red clashing You pull off your blazer and place it on the back of the chair I walk calmly to the bar and peruse the menu The waitress tells us to take a seat We order […]

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#258: Continuous

When I feel like it’s spiralling You bring me back to centre Untap the black With these waltzes, these white lies When I’m going round in circles forever in a loop I take your hand for guidance And stare at the never ending skies.    

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#257: Joy

I smile when I get back  Tears in my eyes  I feel this city vibrate  Its heartbeat and its bones  I’m back in time to kiss you You sit up and watch me mark out my day  Sipping my cup of hot water  Reliving the moments of joy and sadness  The journey  I’ve been carried […]

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#124: The Geographer

People right now are having sex. And I’m standing here thinking about sex and I’m wondering who is worse off. The guy who’s having to listen to a girl fake it while he impregnates her, or me, standing here not worrying about procreation., because I’ve given myself back to this world. I worry about procreation. […]

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#254: Holding Hands

A short piece for all genders. [Pause] [A reaches over and squeezes B’s shoulders] [They smile, maybe giggle a little.] [B reaches over and begins to grab A’s hand.] A: Don’t… B: What? A: Just… B: What? A: Just don’t…please B: Are you ok? A: It’s just… B: It’s just what? A: It’s just… B: […]

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#253: Lost and Found

About Manchester feel cobble stone red brick hear droplets slip slide, maybe skate scrape as we fall reign down and rule aligning with heartbeats elevated on this track a never-ending love song where Anthony met Cleopatra where Delaney found Lowry in bed with cotton Deansgate meets Old Trafford Manchester re:United and lost

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#252: Fucking London

it’s village next to village next to village next to village most take what they want then leave but for those who stay for those who breathe the city’s air and wander down distant streets which feel familiar but so far away from home there is a new person to meet a conversation to be […]

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#251: PARTY STARTER

DEAN: Was it the party or the party starter? Is that the police? Or some ethereal hallucination in the distance? Is this my love carrying me home? My arms outstretched but on my side not receiving anyone. I was on my own for four days and I just had to go out and touch feel […]

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#249: Gag Reflex (Regress)

I’ve been thinking about how my sexuality makes me feel Sometimes I feel silly that I’m over thinking it and that I should just calm down but sometimes sometimes I feel ill. Sick as a dog. This sickness manifests itself as a physical expression mainly vomiting actually mostly vomiting. This could be the nerves. This […]

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#248: Seven Deadly

All these ‘sinful’ things that we’ve done They can never be destroyed, until we accept them as part of ourselves. They lead us to live in a personal hell, created by ourselves, perpetuated by the internet Nowadays everything is documented, via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn etc. It seems anyone who wants to know anything about […]

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#247: BANDSTAND

BANDSTAND TAKEOVER 100 practical instruction cards for individual and group intervention I DO NOT ENVISAGE THAT MANY OF THESE MICROPERFORMANCES WILL BE ENACTED IN PUBLIC SPACE, BUT THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN DO. NOT WHAT YOU ARE ALLOWED TO DO. BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO. YOU ARE ALL CAPABLE. WE ARE ALL CAPABLE. MOST OF […]

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#246: Manifesto

We needed to find a way to communicate with one another where everyone could have an equal chance to share their thoughts on the stimuli. It was difficult to develop an environment in which we all held an equal stake and could be given the space to share in the time we had. Our aim […]

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#240: Flyering

Try gimmicks! Go out in costumes! Hand out free stuff! Have fun on the Royal Mile! Be very kind to strangers when flyering. Don’t attack people’s personal space – they will not appreciate it. Have a few key phrases about your show when your flyering, and make sure you have your whole team out flyering. […]

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