Stirred: Transformations

Cycnus and the Heliades


Monday 24th March  Doors at 7.30. £2/1 Donation. The Three Minute Theatre. 

Stirred Poetry is a feminist focused poetry event that has been supporting women and everyone for three years.

Feel free to interpret the theme however you want, whether you transform over time, through an event, literally transform into an animal metamorphoses style.

Special Guests:




Open mic is open to everyone five mins or less. We like it if men and anyone else who fancies it does a poem by a female poet they like/admire.

Transformations take place on a daily basis as we wear uniforms, get dressed, move from sleeping to waking, fall in or out of love. In Ovid when people fall in love they often physically transform to reflect their altered state of being. They permanently change and many bird forms carry myths of disappointed lovers attached to them. Here is some Ovid for you:

‘As he swam through the waters, she clothed him in feathers, and denied him the chance of death which he desired. The lover was indignant that he should be forced to live against his will, and that his spirit should be prevented from leaving its unhappy abode, as it longed to do. So, when he had acquired his newly-formed wings, he flew up high and then, a second time, dashed his body down on to the sea. His feathers broke his fall and, raging wildly, Aesacus went headlong down into the deep waters, incessantly trying to find a way to die. Love made him thin. He retained his long, jointed legs, and a long neck that kept his head and body far apart. He loves the waters of the sea, and has the name of a diver, because he dives down into them.’ Metamorphoses, Book XI. 



The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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The Stirred team at Reclaim the Night Manchester 2015
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