Poetic Licence With Outer Urban Poets


10.00am - 12.00pm
Kerang Memorial Hall, Nolan Street, Kerang
This workshop explores the power and limitations of words and generates writing for performance in
all its forms; spoken word, poetry, rap, freestyle and song. Participants draw on the performance
to create their own poetry/rap/spoken word and share it with their peers in a slam-type setting
revealing the complexity and uniqueness of their own creativity.

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Kevin Nugara aka Spitfire
(Pictured above)
Kevin Nugara aka SpitFire is an Australian/Sri Lankan virtuosic beat boxer and rapid fire from Meadow Heights - Hume. Kevin has worked with members of the Outer Urban Projects team since 2004 and has been linked into hundreds of gigs, festivals and events – he opened for rapper Kid Ink (U.S), performed at number of Croc Festivals, performed in the Big Top Hop – 2006 Commonwealth Games cultural program and has toured with Indigenous Hip Hop Projects across regional and remote Australia. In 2005 Kevin won ‘Best Rapper’ in the Kool Skools Awards, he held the title of National Beat Box Champion in 2009 and is a 2014 recipient of the Hume Arts Award - Emerging Artists category. His previous accolades include Outer Urban Projects productions – Poetic License in the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival, Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre in 2015 and at fortyfivedownstairs in 2017 and Grand Divisions: A Moved Urban Cantata, presented as part of the Melbourne Festival at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2015.

 Rod Quantock OAM
‘The truly remarkable thing about Rod is that for more than forty years he has remained a contemporary stand up comedian… (His is) one of the most impressive careers in Australian comedy.´ -Susan Provan, Director of the Melbourne Comedy Festival. ROD QUANTOCK OAM began writing and performing comedy at Melbourne University in the late Sixties and is one of the reasons Melbourne is the comedy capital of Australia. He was a founding board member of The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and IS THE ONLY COMEDIAN TO HAVE PERFORMED IN ALL 31 festivals. He is the recipient of a Green Room Award, the first comedian to win this prestigious theatre award. He was presented with the 2004 Sidney Myer Individual Award for his contribution to Australian Performing Arts and in 2005 he was received the Adelaide Justice Coalition Romero Community Award for his contribution to Australian social justice. In 2007 he was awarded an Australia Council Theatre Board Fellowship. In 2015 he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to the performing arts, the environment and sustainability. He is currently a Research Fellow at Melbourne University. Rod joined the Outer Urban Projects Poetic License ensemble for the June 2017 season at the iconic Melbourne theatre fortyfivedownstairs.



  • Tuesday, 12 December 2017 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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