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Byron Vincent: Instagramming the Apocalypse

Byron Vincent: Instagramming the Apocalypse

In a new film developed from his stage show, performer and Normal? Festival friend Byron Vincent brings the force of his wit and wisdom to shine a spotlight on the post-satire age.

Byron has an anxiety disorder – but with dying icons, impending climate catastrophe and that bloke from ‘Home Alone 2’ in charge of the world's largest nuclear arsenal, isn’t blind panic the only sane response? It’s a glib, postmodern world in which cynicism is cool, modern life is rubbish and sincerity is for suckers.

As concepts like truth, peace and hope become risible anachronisms, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate our perspective? In a post-satire age, what’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?

The screening will be followed by a Q&A and then Byron, who has been making quite a noise with his DJ parties during lockdown, will hit the decks and bring us some tunes to dance along to at home – apocalypse or not!

Byron Vincent is a writer, performer, broadcaster and activist. He also has a diagnosis of PTSD and bipolar disorder. As a spoken word artist at music and literary festivals, he was picked as one of BBC poetry season’s new talent choices. In more recent years he has turned to theatre, working as writer, director and performer for the RSC, BAC and other notable acronyms. Now he’s turning to film as a chance to reach even more people than before. Byron is a passionate social activist with lived experience of issues around poverty and mental health. Byron has written and presented for BBC Radio 4 on the social problems arising out of poverty, ghetto-isation and mental ill-health.

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Saturday 30 January, 8pm
Book a ticket and you will be sent a Zoom link a couple of days before the event
Most suitable for audiences 16+, contains adult content

This event is presented as part of Normal? Festival of the Brain which is co-curated by Creative Folkestone, Living Words and Folkestone Fringe.

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