Dead Hoarse! Festival

Dates:22 February 2018 to 28 February 2018
Times:10am to 5pm
Phone:07708 092474

Launch Event: Friday 23 February 2018, 6.30 to 8.30pm

Created & curated by writer and artist, Gary Studley, Dead Hoarse! Festival will launch on the 22nd of February 2018. This one week celebration of the creative arts promises to be an inspiring mix of  2D & 3D curious artworks; audio-visual treats; creative writing workshops; and spoken word performances.

Showcasing  local film-makers, artists, writers & performers, Dead Hoarse! Festival‘s  workshops & writing events will be suitable for both experienced or novice writers of poetry & prose. In addition, the multi-disciplined artworks being exhibited for the very first time are varied, intriguing & for sale at highly attractive prices.

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Gary Studley is a tutor, artist & prize-winning poet & prose writer, including UKC’s TS Eliot Prize & many times being placed in the Canterbury Festival’s Poet of the Year Competition.

Previously a Community Writer of The Canterbury Laureate Squad and Poet-in-Residence at Canterbury’s Roman Museum’s, his witty blogs can be read on the museum’s website.

Gary performs his emotive & inventive writing at schools & venues across Kent & London, including Turner Contemporary & Lumen. In addition he leads workshops & performs at many festivals, including Hop Fest Fringe; Sandwich Arts’ Week; Canterbury Festival’s Umbrella; Wise Words; The Folkestone Triennial & Spoken at Margate Soul Festival.

In 2015 Gary co-founded the poetry group, SoundLines, with Jeffrey Loffman, designing & publishing their eponymous anthology. This was quickly followed by a tour to launch his solo poetry collection on social justice, obsessive love & peripheral visions, There Is Another Way.

To relax, Gary comperes three monthly poetry /prose events: Sound Lines – Spoken Word at Beach Creative (Herne Bay, 4th Sunday); The Jolly Sailor’s Live-Lit Nights (Canterbury, 2nd Sunday); and SoundLines at The Lighthouse (Deal, last Thursday of each month).

Gary has just written and staged his play, Poem, as part of The Marlowe Theatre’s remembrance project, Return Of The Unknown Warrior, and teaches creative writing at Beach Creative CIC in Herne Bay. This Spring he will tutor new writers as part of Poetry Journey at Turner Contemporary.

On 21st of April 2018 Gary will lead events at Beach Creative CIC as part of Turner Contemporary’s Journeys With ‘The Waste Land’. His creative arts festival, The Cruellest Month, will feature writing and art workshops; a reading of The Waste Land by T.S.Eliot enthusiast, Ian Jones; a musical performance featuring some of Eliot’s favourite dance tunes; & a Spoken Word event full of local writers.