Future Park / FREE ENTRY
Thursday 13 December 2018 – 7pm – 10pm
Future Park is Metal’s regular fast-paced evening for creative people working in any artistic discipline. It happens 4 times a year. Each evening includes an invited guest speaker, live music plus 10 x 3 Minute Wonder presentations from writers, artists, makers, performers, designers and more. Anyone can take to the stage for 3 minutes to present a creative subject, performance or project of their choice.
Our guest speaker for December is the award winning poet and playwright, Toby Campion.
Toby Campion is a UK National Poetry Slam Champion and a World Poetry Slam finalist. Recipient of the Silver Wyvern Award and First Place in the Poetry on the Lake Prizes 2017, awarded by Carol Ann Duffy, Toby has performed his poetry on stages across the UK, from Glastonbury Festival to London’s Royal Albert Hall, and in countries around the world, including America, Italy, Spain, Albania and South Korea. His debut play, WRECK, won the Fifth Word Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright 2015.
Director of UniSlam, Resident Artist at Camden’s prestigious Roundhouse and UK Young Artists Ambassador, Toby was one of the first resident poets of the River Thames. His poetry has been featured on national networks such as BBC Radio 2, Channel 4 and ITV and has been selected to represent the UK at numerous international conferences and events including Capturing Fire: International Queer Poetry Summit, the 18th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, the Paris Poetry World Cup and Next Generation Speaks.
“Toby Campion’s poetry is smart, witty and brilliantly delivered” – Jonathan Ross
“The voice of a generation” – BBC Sunday Politics
“Intelligent, forthright and at every turn hilarious” – The Speakers Corner
Watch Toby Campion perform ‘To the Midlands’ here.
The evening will also include our usual 3 Min Wonder, open mic spots – open to any artist, designer, performer or other creative who would like to talk about work, practice or current projects. If this sounds like you and you would like to book your slot, please email us via email@example.com
7pm: Doors / Bar open (Complimentary FREE drink on arrival for everyone who books in advance)
7.30pm: Guest Speaker – Toby Campion
8.15pm: 10 x 3 Min Wonders – ‘open mic’ spots for artists to tell you about new ideas, existing projects, opportunities. (Sign up for one: firstname.lastname@example.org)
9pm onwards: Live music from F\gurehead
Images from past Future Park events (photography by Doug MacDonald & Paige Ockendon)