Next Saturday, a ceremony of sorts takes place in St Leonards, Shoreditch, with a live spoken word and music love-in, loosely themed around marriage in all its permutations. Artists, musicians, poets, animators, sculptors and illustrators are all pitching in - for better or worse - on the big day and the 5th 'Wave If You're Really There' happening.
Wave Machines and poet Nathan Jones, last seen at the London Word Festival performing out of their skin to a rapt Bardens Boudoir audience, return with an "alt-bridal march" The Bell. We're also promised something from the ace stand-up author/poet gang: 'Homework', Joe Dunthorne, Ross Sutherland, Chris Hicks and Tim Clare working with musician, John Smith, "alter-egoing a plugged-in, Neil-Young's-Dead-Man-soundtrack." And lots of artsy visual stuff - hopefully no speeches.
Seems there's no categorising this event but it all sounds quite
insane intriguing and it's only a fiver - for richer not poorer - certainly setting up a mind-boggling mix of live performance stuff. Dress nice, but don't outshine the bride.
"Wave If You're Really There" happens on Sat 5 Dec, 5pm - Midnight at St. Leonard's Church. Shoreditch High St E1 6JN. £5 adv - buy tickets now.