PULSE FESTIVAL: A Credible, Likeable Superstar
Hi this is Bryony Kimmings.
I am an artist, I am an activist and I am an aunty. All the A's!
About a year ago I invented a pop-star with my nine-year-old niece as a protest against the sexualisation of childhood through popular culture. One year later we have been played on BBC Radio1, toured Australia, made friends with Yoko Ono, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer and been written about in every broadsheet in the country! During that time Miley Cyrus did the VMAs, Lily Allen was accused of racism at the cost of feminism and Beyonce called herself a feminist by re-branding the term to Bootylicious.
I wanted to persuade you to come to see the show I made with my niece Taylor. It's in Ipswich on Thursday and it opens the Pulse Festival at the New Wolsey. I wanted to tug at your heartstrings and pluck at your ethics but I realise now, having done this for a while, that actually I don't need to do that.
If you feel that pop music is sometimes too sexual, if you feel that the depiction of women in the media is having negative effect on ALL young people, boys and girls, if you feel that kids are made to grow up too quickly, spend too much time online and not enough time playing or you just feel an unsettling feeling in your tummy when you think about The Only Way is Essex, this is a show for you.
If you wonder how children think or what it means to be one in this day and age, this is the show for you. If you like gut churning and mind blowing performance... again this is the show for you. If you are a human you will like it. It has won lots of awards and some really truly great reviews but everyone says that... just come. It's really very good.
Lots of love
Credible Likeable Superstar opens PULSE 2014 this Thursday.
PULSE Festival 2014 runs at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich from Thursday 29 May to Saturday 7 June 2014. For information and tickets visit www.pulseipswich.co.uk