With Words (and The 1000 Verse Renga Project) in partnership with the University of Bristol and BSL Poets, were involved in the Bristol Sign Poetry Festival, and creating the world's first BSL renga.
Running parallel to the Saturday night performance, which included two performed renga, were two all day renga workshops with people from England including various London areas, and Surrey; as well as Preston; Leeds; Bristol; Wales and Scotland; Belgium; Sweden; India; South Africa; Lithuania; and the Czech Republic.
Workshoppers practicised composing renga, and then performing renga (on film) before leaping onto the stage just a few hours after becoming renga poets.
We created four BSL renga over the weekend!
A 150 strong audience watched this world first, a British Sign Language Renga Performance, which made this the most memorable of Saturday nights!
Here are some of the BSL renga on youtube
Saturday night BSL renga performance:
The 1000 Verse Renga Project
BBC 1000 verse renga article:
Phase Two at Bath Libraries:
Bath Chronicle renga page:
Southbank Centre Global Poetry System:
Wow!!! I loved watching these. Not knowing sign language I so wish I'd known what they were saying.
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