Apr 092022
 

As we enter the post-COVID comeback, meet the artistic revivals that have remade the world from the bottom up.

Former National Poetry Slam Champion Pete “the Temp” Bearder, brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths have always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop. The spoken word has always been the most immediate tool of cultural revival. This show brings a proud history to life, and asks what we can do with it next.

Pete is an award-winning spoken word poet, author and comic. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. This show follows the release of his groundbreaking new book Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance.

Mar 062022
 

Yoga – Laughter Yoga – Nonsense Yoga – Fooling (2hrs)

Welcome to the festival roadshow of Bristol’s regular Psychedelic Society event – Release Your Ecstatic Vibe. Expect heightened states in a profoundly silly adventure into divine nonsense. This is a unique exploration of the body and psyche, incorporating yoga, fooling, laughter practice, and improvisatory dramatics. Be revitalized in a space free of judgment. Find your inner child as we move, laugh, and make noise together. Win. 

“Incredible experience: holding, powerful and wholesome”

“Magical, lush and explosively silly!”

“The ultimate festival experience”

Pete “the Temp” Bearder is a poet, comic and laughter yoga instructor. He has toured around the world as a performer, and featured on BBC national and international radio and television. www.petethetemp.co.uk

Martha Allit is an events coordinator for the Psychedelic Society and a yoga teacher. Her background is in Neuroscience, and she is fascinated by the connection between spiritual practice, cognition, and altered states of consciousness

Specifications: This is suitable for all ages. No tech is needed. This can be done in a tent, but may have the widest reach in the open air during the day. We request this is featured on the festival programme and to not be near loud music.

Bookings: Contact – peteATpetethetempDOTcoDOTuk

Oct 072021
 

As we enter the post-COVID comeback, meet the artistic revivals that have remade the world from the bottom up.

National Poetry Slam Champion Pete “the Temp” Bearder, brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop. The spoken word has always been the most immediate tool of cultural revival. This show brings a proud history to life, and asks what we can do with it next.

Pete is an award-winning spoken word poet, author and comic. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. This show follows the release of his groundbreaking new book Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance.

‘A charming wild rumpus of a ride – part lecture, part performance and utterly engaging.’

(Tongue Fu)

‘A hugely popular event, the audience was constantly engaged and immersed’

(Raise the Bar)

‘I’ve never felt so validated in practicing the artform’

(Vanessa Kisuule)

Technical Specifications: Projection / sound / 1 x microphone. Length: 1 hr

Oct 072021
 

The ancient tradition of ecstatic poetry has arrived to modern times. This is an engaging fusion of orchestral harp, spoken word, loop machines and vocal processors. Witness the full force of the oral tradition in experimental poetic form. Expect a rapturous and completely unique response to devotional traditions from around the world. Laugh. Make noise. Be enchanted.

Pete “the Temp” Bearder is an award-winning spoken word poet, author and comic. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. Emmy the Harp is a classically trained harpist with a lifelong dedication to her craft. Her collaborations include duets and bands ranging from prog-rock to afrobeat.

This project is supported by the Creative Freelance Grant of the West of England Combined Authority.

Jun 022021
 

Very excited to be facilitating this even for The Psychedelic Society We will be offering practical techniques to engineer flow states through dynamic yoga, meditation and laughter yoga. This is a profound, silly and revitalizing adventure in joy. This is a collaboration with Martha Allitt (a fantastic yoga teacher) at PRSC. This has grown out of my work as a mental resilience trainer with Tough Cookie, as well as a performing artist. If you cant afford it, get in touch as we have some discount tickets.

https://www.facebook.com/events/823443728584042?notif_id=1622034971195978&notif_t=plan_admin_added&ref=notif

Apr 082021
 

This is next week and you can register herehttps://prsc.org.uk/event/technologies_of_reenchantment/Learn practical skills to craft satire. Geek out on ancient traditions.


A creative workshop from award-winning author and comic Pete “the Temp” Bearder

How can we communicate heavy issues in a way that brings people in? This workshop is for writers of all abilities and genres who want to develop ninja skills to enchant, provoke and persuade.

Pete (the Temp) Bearder is a spoken word poet, comic and musician whose work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service and Newsnight. He is the former National Poetry Slam Champion and has performed around the world with organisations such as The British Council. His first collection ‘Numbered Boxes’ was published by Burning Eye Books in 2017, and in 2018 he was awarded The Golden Hammer Award for services to spoken word. This year he released a new book about performance poetics with Out-Spoken Press: ‘Stage Invasion: Poetry, Renewal and the Spoken Word Renaissance’.

Mar 182021
 

Boris the bumbling chuffwomble is drunk and breaking the law again. His hair is unkempt. His behaviour is unpredictable. His income is undeclared.

“a wonderous rabble-rouser supreme, who rocked Shindig Festival. Fun to leave you nourished and refreshed”

(Director of Shindig Festival)

This time everyone’s invited to the party and nobody needs to obey the rules! Downing Street Party is a guided dance-off, led by the PM himself. Dancers will be awarded honours on account of their dress, their moves, and flagrant acts of immorality. Watch Boris encounter undiscovered illegitimate children. Be part of the carnival of preposterousness. Don’t take ANY photos!

Boris (a sound-alike, as well as a look-alike act) has appeared at comedy gigs, festivals, and protests across the land. Boris has even featured in the Guardian. The act comes with a solar-powered sound system on a cycle trailer. This is slapstick rumbunctious silliness for all the family and dancers of any political persuasion.

The sound-system lends amplification to the Premiere, and comes with a satirical playlist.  Music can be turned off or down and the show can work day or night. The trailer is solar-powered, has disco lights, microphone and doesn’t require hard standing.

For more information contact


London, UK. 15th Oct, 2019. Extinction Rebellion protesters on a boat near Westminster Bridge with a Boris Johnson impersonator in London, UK. Credit: Vladimir Morozov/akxmedia.
Boris on the Colston Plinth, Bristol.

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Feb 242021
 

As we enter the post-COVID comeback, meet the artistic revivals that have remade the world from the bottom up.

National Poetry Slam Champion Pete “the Temp” Bearder, brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop. The spoken word has always been the most immediate tool of cultural revival. This show brings a proud history to life, and asks what we can do with it next.

Pete is an award-winning spoken word poet, author and comic. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. This show follows the release of his groundbreaking new book Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance.

Feb 142021
 
Berlin.

I am writing this short homage to pay respects to my partner in crime (and most cherished friend) who I toured with extensively in Europe. Claudio Stahl (aka “Donald Trumpet”) lost his life this month in Portugal. We met at Occupy London in 2011 and went on to live and work in Berlin doing street shows, and traveling Europe in his van as musicians.

Claudio was kind, intelligent, humble, and funny. One of my fondest memories is of a park in Leipzig, lying by the wood burner of his van, getting bedtime readings of the Tao te Ching and Alan Watts. Maybe Watts was right, and Claudio is now swimming in the eternal sea of consciousness, laughing in the realization of an existence without needs, limitations, separation, and suffering.

When we lose one of ourselves, we lose part of ourselves. And yet the self remains – burning in our chests, streaming down our faces, and asking us, somehow, to be more alive.

Thank you, Claudio, for all you ripened in us, and for continuing to teach us how to love. I will not forget you.

My deep sympathies go to his father, his brother, and all his family and friends.

Arnhem, Netherlands.
Warschauer Strasse, Berlin
Rembrantsplein, Amsterdam.
Amsterdam.

Jan 112021
 

I am giving free Mixed Mental Arts resilience training online for Lockdown 3.0

REGISTRATION: (for single 1 hr sessions only)

TUES 19th JAN: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUofuyhrT8tGtfPPnD1NB3de5q9at48QB7M

TUES 26th JANhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYldOGqqjIjE9Eae5udTQj7dSjprlQysFMs

TUES 2nd FEB:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAld-ihrjgqGNSSNVAfHoUGeucYCYr-WiaL

ABOUT THE TRAINING :


In 2020 we lost access to our social environments (e.g. work, pubs, attending birthdays etc.) and regular wellness rituals (gym, exercise classes, clubs, projects etc.) We are now in the midst of round three of lockdown, and this time it’s cold.

As individual and collective paranoia, confusion and overwhelm related to the pandemic intensifies, our psychological coping strategies are being put to the test. Only a tiny fraction of the adult population has any serious cognitive or emotional training whatsoever. Over half of the population have seen their mental health deteriorate, and the number of us experiencing depression is doubling.

It is vital that we equip ourselves with excellent cognitive, emotional and relational skills, to be resilient and navigate the pandemic skilfully. Lockdown Mental Resilience is a series of one-off, introductory sessions from Tough Cookie’s Mixed Mental Arts programme. Participants will be guided through a series of novel experiments to provide insight into how the mind works (and how it can work against us!). The training draws on the latest scientific findings from the emerging research field of mental resilience.

ABOUT TOUGH COOKIE


Tough Cookie supports organisations to prevent mental health problems in the workplace. Mixed Mental Arts has been taught in organisations including Facebook, Shell and the BBC. Mixed Mental Arts training came ‘Highly Commended’ by judges in the 2020 This Can Happen Awards, which celebrates excellence in workplace mental health strategy across Europe, Asia and North America.
tough-cookie.co.uk

ABOUT THE TRAINER

As well as being a mental resilience trainer, Pete “the Temp” Bearder is an award-winning writer, performer and educator, whose work has been featured on national and international TV and radio.