Snow Q: Hurray! We have good news! by Maria Jastrzębska

It’s getting colder & darker here … but we have good news (& in these times we need all the good news we can get) … we’re delighted to announce Arts Council England have awarded our Snow Q project a grant to build on our work to date and create Snow Q as a live literature production which will tour early next year, February 2020 – see dates below.

Thank you all for waiting so patiently to hear what we’re doing next. We haven’t been idle! We’ve been figuring out our next move and applying for funding. As Dagmara, fine artist of our initial project, put it: Snow Q is like a tree and many branches grow from it. This is the live literature branch. We hope more will bloom.

The production will showcase poems by Maria Jastrzębska which will be performed by 2 actors, (in English, Polish and Ponglish) and directed by Mark Hewitt. We will be incorporating strands of the original Snow Q music composed by Peter Copley and artwork by Dagmara Rudkin. We are thrilled to be working with film-maker Wendy Pye again and she will be creating 3 filmpoems using all these elements alongside of the production.

Watch this space for ticket details and snippets of the new form Snow Q is taking.  We hope you will keep following our blog and telling your friends about it.

Snow Q Live literature performances:

February 13th Tongues & Grooves, Portsmouth

February 18th Lewes Live Literature, Lewes

February 20th Centrala, Birmingham

February 21st Lambeth Libraries, London

February 22nd The Spire, Brighton

We are also immensely grateful to the following for their continued or for new support:

Lewes Live Literature for their financial assistance and to all our partners: Blueprint 22, Centrala (Birmingham), European Literature Network, Lambeth Libraries, Marlborough Theatre, New Music Brighton, New Writing South, Polish Cultural Institute, Spire Arts, Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, Tongues & Grooves.

By Maria Jastrzębska

Cover image by Wendy Pye.

This blog was originally published on Snow Q Project‘s website on 20 November 2019.

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