VideOdyssey at Toxteth TV
Price: £10 / £7 concessions
TWO performances: Saturday 17 July and Monday 19 July 2021 (BSL), 8pm
Accessibility: Suitable for 12 years+. VideoOdyssey is a fully accessible venue.
LAAF is proud to present Eating the Copper Apple by award-winning queer poet and writer lisa luxx. It takes audiences on a journey from West Yorkshire to the borders of Syria, in a one-woman show exploring identity, culture and displacement.
Shaped by luxx’s life, the play brings together politics, dreams, loss and fulfilment – asking the big questions about how we become who we are and exploring the intricacies of the mixed heritage experience. At once funny and philosophical, Eating the Copper Apple examines the tremendous impact of displacement on how we view our lives and identities.
Eating The Copper Apple was commissioned by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and funded through the Al-Omar Family. The work has been supported by LAAF since its inception. It is a deeply collaborative work created by a team of Arab-heritage women artists.
A post-show artist discussion will be held for both performances, with a BSL performance on Monday 19 July.
Writer, performer, director: lisa luxx
Score: Nour Sokhon
Visual Designer: Tamara Al-Mashouk
Dramaturg: Diyan Zora
Producer: Alia Alzougbi
Sound designers: Scarlett Saad and Anya Urban
lisa luxx is a queer writer, performer, essayist and activist of British Syrian heritage. She writes for freedoms, for healing, to mobilise and to inquire.
luxx is winner of the Outspoken Prize of Performance Poetry 2018, and was shortlisted for both Peace Poetry Prize 2016 and Saboteur Awards Best Spoken Word Performer 2017. She was also nominated for the Arts Foundation Fellowship in Poetry. She regularly headlines literary events internationally including shows at Royal Albert Hall, Latitude Festival and Station Beirut. She’s done readings for Burberry, Selfridges and her local Women’s Centre. Her poetry has been broadcast across channels including BBC Radio 4, VICE TV and ITV. She was named one of the top four queer poets by Diva magazine.
luxx’s poetry, essays and opinions are published internationally in newspapers, magazines and anthologies. She has lectured on the philosophy of language in mental health for TEDx, spoken on panels about refuge at the Tate Modern and given a talk on sexuality for The Psychedelic Society. She is also a poetry educator in high schools, Pupil Referral Units and has taught at School of Everything summer school at University of the Arts London.
Founder of The Sisterhood Salon, a feminist literary gathering in Beirut. She authored an essay on the Economy of Sisterhood for Saqi Books anthology Smashing It, and continues to develop theories around sisterhood. Her work is also concerned with displacement, adoption, mixed heritage existence and the lesbian experience.Book Tickets