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Vince Laws

Vince Laws is a poet, artist, performer, campaigner. He writes poetry, performs poetry and makes visual poetry, paintings, collage, posters, film, installations and recordings: “As an artist, I define what art is. As a poet, I define what a poem is. If my art can be anything from a painting to a concept, so can my poetry. I am a poem.”

Posts by Vince Laws

DWP DEATHS MAKE ME SICK shroud for Linda Wootton

DWP DEATHS MAKE ME SICK shrouds made by Vince Laws as part of the set for A Very Queer Nazi Faust, a live performance protest, at Norwich Arts Centre, on Weds 12 Sept at 8pm. Tickets £6.66! On July 24 the shrouds were seen at a DPAC protest at government policies ...

Spray painted fabric telling the story of Paul Reekie's death

A Very Queer Nazi Faust: shroud for Paul Reekie

I'm making DWP Shrouds as giant pages from Faust's book. They get hung out one by one throughout A Very Queer Nazi Faust, until the stage full of them, then the auditorium, and then the garden on the way out. All are 6' x 4' spray paint on fabric. SPEAKER Order! Order! ...

Image shows the back of John Faust's head as 3 blurry figures loom over him.

A Very Queer Nazi Faust 2018 Bravo!

Wretched Norfolk poet, John Faust, has had his benefits stopped, the bailiffs are due to evict him, his dog's in the vets dying, he needs a new clutch for the car, and he can't finish his poetic masterpiece while the voices inside his head torment him. In despair he throws ...

Image shows 14 cast members with signs which read: 'DEAD PEOPLE DON'T CLAIM', 'Don't Eat Us', 'Death', 'I scream in the street but I have no mouth', 'Oh Shit Poetry', 'QUEER DISABLED SOLIDARITY', 'Life', and "If the system cripples you, you must cripple the system!" Oscar Wilde

‘A Very Queer Nazi Faust’ to launch the Norfolk Disability Pride & Independent Living Event 2018

A Very Queer Nazi Faust is an experimental participatory performance created by artist Vince Laws. It was cast via social media and performed at Norwich LGBT+ Pride in 2017 to great acclaim. With support from Unlimited, there will be participatory workshops during summer 2018, working towards performances from September 2018. Poet ...

black and white photo of Jan McLachlan as Lucifer and Vince Laws as John Faust,

A Very Queer Nazi Faust Awarded Unlimited Funding!

A Very Queer Nazi Faust is an experimental participatory performance created by Norfolk-based poet, artist, and disability rights campaigner, Vince Laws. Funded on a shoestring, starring 13 local legends and the DEAD PEOPLE DON”T CLAIM banner, the piece was performed at Norwich LGBT+ Pride in 2017 to great acclaim. Now, with ...

A Very Queer Nazi Faust – a brand new play by Vince Laws at Norwich Pride 2017

The play aims to highlight the plight of disabled humans under the current Tory government and the previous Tory /Lib Dem coalition. It features the DEAD PEOPLE DON’T CLAIM banner, and a host of local legends, telling ‘The Tragic True Life & Deserved Death of a Benefit Scrounger by Himself, ...

brilliantly coloured stenciled poster for A Very Queer Nazi Faust

Norwich Pride awaits the next installment of A Very Queer Nazi Faust

My live happening, A Very Queer Nazi Faust, is being performed at Norwich Pride 2017 as follows... "The best theatre production you'll see all year! Telling the sad story that faces so many of our most vulnerable citizens with fantastic wit and compelling drama." Lewis Martin Monday 24 July 2017: Act 1 ...

Dandifest 2017 opens in Norwich with a performance of Act One from ‘A Very Queer Nazi Faust’

Dandifest 2017 celebrates the 50th anniversary of homosexuality becoming partially legalised in the UK. We'll explore diversity, make a stand against violence and pledge solidarity with the bees. Our main hub is once again St Margaret's Church of Art on St Benedicts Street in the centre of Norwich. Between 24th April ...

A Very Queer Nazi Faust gathers momentum…

Reminder… Working as an independent poet, artist and campaigner, I'm going to make the following happen in 2017. A Very Queer Nazi Faust is an experimental participatory theatre project. It's to celebrate 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, and to highlight the plight of disabled people ...

Energetic image of two eyes. Beneath them are the words 'A Very Queer Nazi Faust' in bold

A Very Queer Nazi Faust is happening!

Working as an independent poet, artist and campaigner, I'm going to make the following happen in 2017 in Norwich. A Very Queer Nazi Faust is an experimental participatory theatre project. It's to celebrate 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, and to highlight the plight of disabled ...

Photo of artist Vince Laws with his head through a painted panel resembling Munch's painting The Scream

Art of Norwich ’46

Long time no blog. I needed a break from recording every intervention. I wanted to spend time doing art rather than writing about it. I’ve written a brand new draft of a poetry comic, A Very Queer Nazi Faust, and I’ve been oil painting and really enjoying it. I see the ...

photo of Ann Young being photographed on an iPad in front of a piece of artwork that says "I love Pussy Riot"

Dandifest the Movie / 10 October 2014

The Norwich Dandies are delighted to release Dandifest the Movie, today, World Mental Health Day. Dandifest took place in Norwich from 28 April - 10 May 2014. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen. Please share and enjoy! Please click on this link to read Ann Young's review of DandiFest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ6M1uNtuBU&feature=player_embedded Edit this blog...

UK Welfare-Related Deaths: The Black Triangle List / 30 April 2015

The following text taken from the Black Triangle List was found and edited by poet, artist and campaigner Vince Laws in collaboration with film maker, digital artist, and campaigner Andrew Day. Made for Dandifest! Norwich launch 27/5/15 with Arts Council England funding from the National Lottery, and donations. Hello John I'm a poet, artist, and campaigner ...

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