451 - City

Spoken Word at City - Presented by Apples and Snakes. Live Lit, Spoken Word, Performance Poetry.

01 April, 2019 - 03 June, 2019

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs

Apples and Snakes presents

451 - City

at NST City Studio

1 April / 3 June

Apples and Snakes, England’s leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word, bring the best local, national and international spoken word artists to Southampton, from stand-up poets to live literature to spoken word theatre.

The Cult of K*NZO 

Monday 11th February

Hosted by Ricky Tart

Plus open mic (sign up at Box Office from 7pm. Spaces limited.

Age restriction: 12+

This production contains a chase lighting sequence.

In November 2016, Paula Varjack found herself emerging from a store in a daze, with the biggest shopping bag she’d ever carried, having queued since 4am for a collaboration between H&M and high-end designer KENZO. What had just happened? What was it about KENZO?   

Paula Varjack’s The Cult of K*NZO combines storytelling, videography, sound design and choreography, to playfully explore one woman’s life long desire for luxury, the ways in which luxury brands create that desire, and the journey of one man’s dream to become a fashion designer.
Across all of these stories are outsiders, the tension between inclusion and exclusion, and the mysterious allure of high end fashion.
Why do we want the things that we want?
What’s in a brand?

The Cult of K*NZO is co-commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre. Developed at Barbican Open Lab, ARC, Live Art Bistro, The Marlborough, The Bikeshed, Poplar Union and rehearsed at Old Diorama Arts Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.