Text Saturday

Festival Opening

@ Bury Art Museum and Bury Sculpture Centre

Friday 2nd May 2014 / 7.00pm

A great evening to see the Text Festival exhibitions and experience the fabulous new Bury Sculpture Centre in the company of many of the Festival artists. Promises to be a great opening party!

Sarah Sander

Random Acts of Language

@ Bury Art Museum & Bury Sculpture Centre & Bury Library

Saturday 3rd May 10am - 12pm

Against the backdrop of the various exhibition spaces of the Festival venues, random acts of performance with Peter Jaeger’s “A Field Guide to Lost Things”, new live art from Sarah Sanders, Marton Koppa...

Typing Pool

the drawing shed

@ Twitter

hashtag #un_civil

Saturday 3 May 12 noon until 2pm

Exploring the [un]civil in contemporary society, Lloyd+Labern will work with a group of artists and writers to construct a score for a performative text work using Social Media Twitter for Neighbour : Stranger, a collabo...

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Beyond the Dark Would

@ Met Arts Centre

Saturday 3rd May 2pm-3pm

The ground-breaking Dark Would anthology has created a space for that encourages conversations between artists and writers, musicians and sculptors, dancers and poets film-makers and performers – the implications o...


Knives Forks and Spoons

@ Met Arts Centre

Saturday 3rd May 3pm-4.30pm

The Knives Forks and Spoons Press has developed the biggest avant garde poetry list in the UKsince its launch in 2009. KFS is a forum for an extraordinary range of diversity and risk-taking artistic experiment publishing...


DRIFT – Caroline Bergvall

@ @ The Met Arts Centre

Saturday 3 May at 8pm

Inspired by the language and themes of The Seafarer, an anonymous, 10th Century Anglo-Saxon poem, as well as official material from a recent and controversial sea migrants’ tragedy, DRIFT is a powerful and hypnotic perfo...