This Sunday, The Back Room at Confit Bistro (4/9 Doggett St, Fortitude Valley) showcases some fine local talent, including live poetry from Jonathan Hadwen, the circus stylings of performer Ellen Grow, visual art from Samantha Norman, the sweet jazz of Sarah Collyer and the debut live performance of some of the work from the Friday Night Lights Project, including the live sounds of Sheish Money and an exhibition of photography by Cindy Keong. So if you are looking for something to light up your Sunday afternoon, look no further!
Doors open at 4pm and if you have a poem or two, fold them in your pocket, as the mic is Open!
Here’s a hit of what you will experience!
by Jonathan Hadwen
You can fall in love
on nights like this
delayed and distracted
on your way home from work
too long since you last ate
sitting in a daze
crammed on a bus
next to a girl with Scandinavian skin
a girl so beautiful you might think
she floats across the top of life
There are nights when you expect strangers
to throw kisses not punches
those kisses buzzing in the air
in your ear
filling the space left by non-existent conversation
There are nights
saved for cities and crowds
and bus rides
in which you might fall in love
and then out of love again
before you’ve even reached
the next stop.
Ellen Grow in action!
Creature by Samantha Norman
Image by Cindy Keong