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The Lock-In @ The Library

11th July 2024

20:00 - View all performance times

Southampton Central Library , Civic Centre

Information: 023 8083 3007

The Lock-In  The Library

An evening of brand new writing, spoken word, and music from our outstanding outsider artists.The Lock-In was first created during the pandemic as a way for our writers to safely gather and share what they had been working on independently.It quickly became apparent that these evenings were more than just somewhere to read our work- but a space to connect, share ideas, learn from each other, and develop our confidence in performing; taking our writing from page to stage.The Lock-Ins have now become an important part of the work we do, and have grown to a place where we are proud to welcome audiences.The pieces you'll see are seeds of ideas that form part of much more ambitious work: One-person shows; Novels; Poetry collections; Albums. Anything is possible. Expect new writing, spoken word and music from unheard voices. Expect strong language, uncensored stories and brilliant writing.Content Warnings: Strong language and explicit content including themes of a sexual nature, self harm, addiction, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, sexual assault, mental health, death and severe illness.About the Outsiders Project: The Outsiders Project was set up by Nell Leyshon- novelist, playwright, and deputy chair of Shakespeare’s Globe. It started with one piece of work in 2018 at our base in Boscombe, Bournemouth, since then we have grown and created multiple performances, toured our work to prisons, and produced publications and exhibitions. We run weekly workshops and regular scratch events to support our artists - helping them find their voices and creating a welcoming creative community. Our vision is to show that people side-lined from society can write, perform, and create work at the highest level. We support our artists to push boundaries to prove that they can produce work of outstanding quality and worth.

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11 Jul 2024 - 20:00 Standard - Min: £5.00 Book Tickets
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