Mission Accomplished: Tag Collective @ RISCBy Miss L'Amour
March 18, 2010
We groomed our wings and put on our best togs before we headed to RISC to join its celebration of International Women’s Day.
Tag Collective and RISC had joined forces to present a cabaret of wonders featuring unique performances from local artists.
As we entered RISC’s Global Café on London Street, we could see that a lot of work had gone into creating displays that showed life through the eyes and insights of a collective of women.
It was a celebration of womanhood through the talents of the many angels among us.
As we entered, we were reminded of the beauty of woman with a series of amazing images of local women by photographer Martha Case.
They were complemented with recordings of conversations captured between women in Reading and also Birmingham, home town of the artist Lizzie Rag.
As we floated through to the bar to mingle, we were given the chance to share and display our memories in a live interactive performance.
The taping sounds of the typewriter could be heard as people’s memories were being noted. Many recollections were being triggered by the memories already displayed on the walls.
The very talented Libbie Coulson, a freelance artist from Portsmouth, made a live graffiti wall during the whole evening.
We couldn’t resist an experimental booth by artist Shenoor Ahmed. We were encouraged to have a boogie to some psychedelic Pakistani pop that was inspired by her parents’ youth. We took off our halos and put on the headphones and allowed ourselves to get lost in the projected images of the woods and the beat of the music.
This was just a little taster of the night as we floated to another room where we were drawn in by the angelic voice of Jewels performing some acoustic home grown tunes, whom Zoe and David from High Wycombe tell us they really enjoyed. With so many performances taking place including poetry and shadow puppets it was a night to remember.
The a capella music performance by the Antique Women on the darks and lights of the female persona – we never knew there were so many ways to perform the word sorry – left us wanting a nice cup of darjeeling.
The scattered cushions meant we were comfortable as we were entertained. The night was introduce by Danielle Corbishly who also took part with Nisha Anil with their ode to Mum.
We also loved the performance from Heidi Jazzcats soulful and melodic jazz.
The night was still young as DJ Liz Allum gave us Angels the chance to dance to some of the best female-created electronica and pop with TAG’s resident DJ.
For more events organised by the TAG collective, email email@example.com