Viewmaster at the Southbank Centre

July 1, 2014

Our audio-visual spectacular Viewmaster will be running all day at the Southbank Centre on Thursday 17 July. Shows are selling out fast, not least because there is only one ticket each. Come along! It will be glorious.

An intimate poetry performance involving only you, a poet, a sound artist and a retro stereoscope.

Join poet Ryan Van Winkle and sound artist Dan Gorman in A Room for London, the boat moored on top of Queen Elizabeth Hall and one of the most exclusive places in London.

Ryan and Dan lead you on a playful, sometimes surreal, journey to a distant land and bring you back in under 15 minutes.

Ryan Van Winkle is Poet in Residence at Edinburgh City Libraries. His previous poetry / theatre experiment Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel was one of the top ten best-rated shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012.

Dan Gorman is an electronic artist who has done field recording in Afghanistan, Syria and an abandoned military base in Teufelsberg, Germany. This Is Danseizure, his third record from Invisible Agent, is a journey through his life in electronica, skweee and electro.

Praise for previous show Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel

‘Intimate and haunting’ (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)
‘Simple, yearning and effective’ (Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out)

Please arrive at least five minutes before your allocated time to be met at Queen Elizabeth Hall Ticket Office and guided to A Room for London.

12 noon – 3.40pm and 6pm – 9.40pm with individually timed entry every 20 minutes

A Room for London.

Red Like Our Room Used to Feel at the Melbourne Fringe

September 16, 2013

On Friday 20 September Red Like Our Room Used to Feel will be making its southern hemisphere début at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. After successful runs at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe, in the Battersea Arts Centre in December 2012, and most recently at the London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre, we’re really excited to share the show with a new audience.

An intimate poetry performance from Ryan Van Winkle. An audio voyage featuring ambient melodies from Ragland. An installation with paintings, photographs and ephemera from a host of artists. Joy, memory and loss condensed into fifteen minutes. A red room to lay down in. A cup of tea, a snifter of port, and space to listen.

‘Intimate and haunting’ – The Guardian

‘it might be a landmark production for poetry in performance. If you are at all interested in literature, memory, performance or joy, you must see this show’ ***** – The List

‘Simple, yearning and effective’ **** — Time Out

‘An intimate, emotional experience guaranteed to win over even the most poetry-phobic’ –  The Observer

Tickets can be booked on the Melbourne Fringe site, and are by donation only. Whatever you feel it was worth!

What: Red Like Our Room Used to Feel

When: Melbourne Fringe Festival, 20 September – 5 October, 7-9pm (20 min shows)

Where: Fringe Hub – The Warren, North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne.

How Much: By Donation.

I’m now taking bookings for the Red Room Melbourne Fringe. If you want to enjoy a free poetry experience just drop me a line and I’ll gladly save you a slot. :::::::: For reservations please email Ryan:; subject line ‘Booking for Red Room’. In the email please write two preferred dates/times if possible. Bookings can be made up until 2pm on the day of the performance.