On behalf of Royal Docks - Online

Watch and experience a collaborative live writing room with NIGHT & REFUGE by Ca




A unique opportunity to see the creation of a collaborative poem between 6 diverse, multilingual writers live online!

International poet and artist Caroline Bergvall leads her ground-breaking online writing event Night & Refuge. This live event has been specially-commissioned by the Oslo International Poetry Festival.

Caroline has invited five international poets and performance artists to write a poem following a strict brief while discussing important themes of migration, identities under pressure, ancient and new cultural memory as well as art as a refuge.

This event will explore what it means to seek refuge and how to renew and restore our life and art energy for new communal practices at this time of intense global crises. The backdrop to the work is the internet, where networks are created and experiences exchanged to develop a shared respite that blends borders, languages, identities and performance practices.

Night & Refuge aims to be restorative and engaged, committed to using the digital space as a conduit for fostering conviviality, translocal understanding and mixed language use through a unique live format of poetry and exchange.

Watch the process, engage and join in for FREE by reserving a space via eventbrite. Audiences can comment and take part on Twitter on the night using the hashtag #nightandrefuge.
The event closes with a reading of the poem by the six poets.

“Amazing how intimate it felt, and it was wonderful to connect with like-minded poets and thinkers from across the globe."
- Attendee on previous Night & Refuge event

Writers include:
- Gunnar Wærness
- Jessie Kleemann
- Erín Moure
- Edwin Torres
- Mandla Rae

Commissioned by Oslo International Poetry Festival. Oslo poesifilm is funded by Arts Council Norway, City of Oslo, Viken filmsenter and is made in partnership with Deichman Library, Grünerløkka.

Night & Refuge is a project within Bergvall's cycle of interdisciplinary and multilingual performances Sonic Atlas (2016-2021). This cycle of works is dedicated to exploring languages in migration and in transformation through speech, sounds, songwork in a range of performative situations.

Sonic Atlas is funded by Arts Council England and supported by Cement Fields.