Mashed Poetics is a night of Spoken Word and Music mash up. Mashed Poetics has been a part of the Verses Festival of Words since its inception and is happy to be a part of the 2018 edition.
This year, Mashed Poetics is bringing the blues-rock storm of Couldn’t Stand the Weather by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble.
Eight poets write new work based on the songs from the album performed by “The Cold Shots.” Poets will perform in between the tunes.
Here’s the lineup for this year:
Scuttle Buttin’ (instrumental)–Francis Arevalo
Couldn’t Stand the Weather–Kay’la Fraser
The Things That I Used to Do–Janet Rogers
Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)–Rusty Priske
This show is 19+. General seating. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time on Brown Paper Tickets. Box office and Will Call will open with doors at 9:00 pm. Box office is CASH ONLY.
Advance tickets available here soon: https://mashedpoetics2018.brownpapertickets.com
This event is a scent-reduced space. To assist us in our goal of increased access, please be aware of our attempt to reduce the impact of personal scented products (perfumes, scented oils, etc) in our festival spaces.
Accessibility Information for the Wise Hall:
If you are coming from Commercial Drive towards the Wise Hall on Adanac or Venables, there is a very steep hill. If you travel by #14 or #16 bus to Victoria and Hastings, you can avoid this hill but coming south on Victoria. Or you can go east on a street farther south from Commercial to Victoria and then travel north along Victoria.
You’ll note on arrival a set of railed stairs leading into the Hall. The wheelchair accessible entrance is around back. For certain events there will be someone posted at the door throughout the event and/or a bell system will be rigged up to ensure no one has to wait out there to be let in. If this has not been clarified by organizers already, please consider contacting them for details.
Once inside, you’ll find a spacious wood-floored hall, open concept, tables and chairs set up throughout. The stage (accessible only via stairs) is to your left, and the washrooms towards the back of the hall. The washrooms are currently gendered, but sometimes will be marked “gender neutral”. There are two sets of washrooms. The one to the left of the bar is currently marked “men” is on the same level and is now wheelchair accessible, with 2 urinals and one wheelchair access stall and one non-wheelchair access stall. The one to the right of the bar, currently marked “women”, is wheelchair accessible with no urinals and one additional stall. *update as of June
Read the Radical Accessibility Mapping Project’s WISE Hall overview or complete audit.
2013: please note that a new, wheelchair accessible men’s bathroom has been created. The finishing touches are still being added, and the door has been adjusted to more easily fit wheelchair/scooter users, but overall the space is great.