Mosaicked with Swimming Horses

One-off performance in the Cambridge festival of Ideas
of Mosaicked with Swimming Horses
19th October, Upstairs at Waterstones Sidney Street

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and to view the 2018 Cambridge festival of Ideas Programme

 

 


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Bella Basura Performance Friday 5th October

I will be performing DuckBeak Friday coming at this event. The piece concerns the vaginal speculum and was devised during a writing intensive week run by The Artists Development project at The Cambridge Junction.

Cambridge Women Rising

Friday 5th October 2018
6.30pm – 10pm (doors open at 6.15)
St Philips Church Centre, Mill Road, CB1 3AN

Join the Women’s Forum for a celebration of women’s achievements, empowerment and creativity and explore ways of getting more active & involved in the Labour Party locally

 Talk by Fiona Onansanya MP on being a woman in County Council and in Parliament

 Taster workshops on being assertive; being a councillor; Mindfulness Qi Gong

 Performance: Dodie Carter’s beautiful accordion playing and Bella Basura, writer, performer, bookbinder and blogger, performs ‘DuckBeak’

Stalls: find out more about the Ethnic Minority Forum, Universal Credit, ‘Democracy not Fracking’, Ending Period Poverty; being a councillor

Art installations from Rebel Arts’ Umbilical Cord celebrating inspiring women in Cambridge women’s lives

‘Sew Angry’ will launch the making of a Women’s Forum banner and we’ll continue making this in banner workshops in North Cambridge during the autumn

 Raffle: prizes include signed copies of Conferences speeches, Labour Party Manifesto, a ‘period dignity’ T-shirt, and Shami Chakrabarti’s book On Women.

Books for sale; drinks and home-made snacks

This is a fundraiser for Cambridge Women’s Forum work to support and facilitate the involvement of low income and ethnic minority women in the Labour Party. We suggest that you donate of what you can afford. Enquiries: susanbuckingham07@gmail.com

Bella Basura Live in March

Two performances for Bella Basura coming up this month…

Scarecrow Corner Springtime Benefit Gig, Cambridge
At The Devonshire Arms, 19th MarchScarecrow Corner S[ringtime Benefit Gig

Poetic Springs Bury St Edmunds

Poetic Springs, Bury St Edmunds
Anselm Community Centre, 23rd March

Limited copies of The Short Answer chapbook will be on sale at both events.

Dialogue For Two Sock Puppets

On The Other Hand
A Dialogue For Two Sock Puppets
by Bella Basura

Titus and Fuchsia - Superstar Sock Puppets. Bella Basura 2015

Titus and Fuchsia – Superstar Sock Puppets Bella Basura 2015

As she picked up the phone I knew she was in one of her moods, I felt her contrarian mode leeching from the mouthpiece even before she spoke.

It had always been like that, even when we were kids and had to share a room.
She contradicted me as a knee jerk reaction.

If I said “Barbie is best”. She would say “I prefer Sindy”.
If I said “I like stickle-bricks”. She would say “Lego is far superior”.
If I said “Black”
She would say “White”.

I knew she was going to cut up rough this morning when I phoned her.

I said “Terrible weather, seems to rain every afternoon”
She said “On the contrary, it is sunny in the morning”.
I said “And it’s the new moon, I always feel a lack of energy at the new moon”
She said “oh really! I find the opposite is true. I have far more energy at the full moon”
I said “So your energy drops at the new moon”
She says “No, it rises at the full moon”

I say “2 plus 2 is 4”
She says “wrong! 4 minus 2 is 2”
I say “right, right is right”
She says “you’re wrong, baby sister, wrong is wrong.
Wrong wrong wrongwrongwrong wrong”

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