HYG Nights #11 : Contexit (working title). Friday 29th March 19:30

Britain might be leaving the EU (TBC), but there is nothing outside of the text. Join us as we welcome strong and stable signifiers:

Iris Colomb “Just Promise You Won’t Write” :

A poet, artist, curator, editor and translator based in London. Her performances involve artist books, collaboration, experimental translation, metal tubes, red bins, shouting over hairdryers, spitting in books, and turning audiences into poetry machines. Her pamphlet “I’m Shocked” came out with Bad Betty Press in 2018, and her chapbook “just promise you won’t write” was published by Gang Press in 2019. Her poems have also appeared in Zarf, Tentacular, Erotoplasty and Datableed. She is the Co-Editor of HVTN Press and a founding member of the multidisciplinary collective ‘No Such Thing’.

Dan de la Motte“From the Message Boards” :

Dan doesn’t quite fit in. In a quest to remedy this, he turns to the Mail Online. One news story in particular grabs his attention. In this interactive comedy piece, Dan picks apart our Royal family, and the Mail’s infatuation and fascination with them, through the Queer lense, as well as an exploration of what drives people to make the most weird, aggressive, or worse, banal comments anonymously on a message board.

Dan de la Motte is a comedian, performer and curator. As part of the Arcola Queer Collective, he will be in They, Them, We, Us, at the Arcola Theatre in April, and performs as part of the Soho Theatre Comedy Lab+. Dan is a tour guide and host for Queer Tours of London, and a Resident Artist at Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, where he performed a version of this show in January. Dan is the voice of Off Book, the Young Vic Podcast. @Dandelamotte

Françoise the Clown“Falling off a Chair” :

A biodynamic performer interested in body-impulse, body-empathy and feeling.

Further performers are… TBA.


After twelve months (or just about a third of the time since the nation voted for Brexit) tonight will also see the triumphant taking of the helm by Chloe Borthwitch, as Alex steps aside to become an apprentice shepherd.

Tickets are £4 (cash) on the door, all proceeds to the artists; rsvp thru eventbrite!


HYG Nights Safer Spaces Policy
We welcome artists and attendees from all races, sexualities, genders and abilities. As such we expect anyone attending the event to be respectful to the performers and their fellow audience members.

There is a zero-tolerance policy for any kind of harassment.
We want everyone attending this event to feel safe and to be able to enjoy the night. If you feel uncomfortable at any point, please come and speak to a member of staff.
The venue has gender neutral toilets.

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