In Other Words Festival Programme
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Cambridge Bardic Trials 2017
Sunday 18th June 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm£3 – £5
It’s time again to choose a voice for Cambridge! Tonight, we will be electing a new Bard for Cambridge.
The role of the town Bard is to create and perform original pieces, attend and support local events and annual festival and to celebrate the customs and achievements of the town and its people. The Bard of Cambridge is the voice for the people, and holds the position for roughly a year; their final duty is to pass on the title and oversee the inauguration of their successor.
Any word weaver (poet, storyteller, comedian, dramatists, singer/songwriter) with a voice and the power to use it can apply to be Bard. The election of a new Bard is through the Bardic Trials, an open competition before a live audience and a panel of carefully selected judges. The judges and the trials aim to represent the different aspects of Cambridge and what it means to be a weaver of words.
In among the competition tonight will be performances from fantastic spoken word performers, along with a wonderful feature set from Red Phoenix Storytelling & Productions, kindly supported by Apples and Snakes.
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