Sat, 10 Feb|
Saturday Night @ The Om: It's All About Love
Time & Location
10 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 21:30
Northampton, 39 Queens Park Parade, Northampton NN2 6LP, UK
About The Event
It's All About Love
Date: Saturday 10th Feb 2024
Time: 7 - 9.30pm
Join local performance artists for stories, songs and poems about overcoming adversity, the dark and the light, what lifts us up and inspires us, who embraces us and reminds us that we're not walking this Earth path alone.
Let us entertain and enlighten you on this "Alternative Night Out" as our words and lyrics warm your Heart, nourish your Soul, nurture you with recognition as we reflect back to you your own inner light.
May this creative sharing, in community, keep us bright and connected, a boon against the melancholy that the darker months can bring...
There'll be a refreshment and toilet break mid way, a chance to connect and chat with like-minded folk and the opportunity at the end to ask the performance artists questions or share any revelations that may arise for you throughout the evening.
This is an intimate Venue - Only 25 ticket sales in total - 3 admission options available - Please pay what you can genuinely afford.
Admission includes refreshments - There's access to a toilet throughout the night.
Seating is relaxed, cosy and informal with a mixture of chairs, cushions, bolsters and blankets.
The OM Studio in Northampton has been used for many years for Yoga, Meditation, Song Circles, Workshops, Day Retreats and Community Gatherings. It has a beautiful atmosphere of Peace infused into its walls. Please see this link ref location and parking:
THE LINE UP
Headlining: Abbi Jinks - Transformational Published Poet and Performer
Abbi writes and speaks from the heart, with passion and with truth.
After years of writing poetry as a teenager, in the summer of 2022, Abbi reignited her love for writing and performing at Back to the Roots festival when a band announced that the ‘microphone was open for anyone that wanted to express themselves’. Abbi felt her heart beat faster than it ever had in her life and she knew, in her whole being, that she needed to step up and share her words.
Since then she has been writing and performing at events and festivals in Northamptonshire and beyond. In 2023 she launched her debut book and did her first solo show at the Bedfringe Festival.
She’s been on a huge transformational journey herself over the past few years and poetry is her way of sharing with you, the magic of it all.
Abbi writes about things that might change your life! She speaks about self-love, about fear, about resistance, choice and power, along with becoming sober, motherhood and clutter! She articulates her poems beautifully and in perfect rhyme. Her work will leave you feeling inspired, elevated and motivated. Through her positivity and joyful vibes, Abbi will remind you that life is for feeling good! Her words may make you think, question and ultimately transform. She is a gifted wordsmith and is both empowering and uplifting.
When she’s not on stage or writing poetry, Abbi is busy spreading joy and love through her dance sessions, mindset coaching, and group work helping people to take bold action toward living their best lives!
What people are saying about Abbi's poetry:
“I love your poems! I love reading them, just takes me into a different little world of feeling seen and feeling heard and I really appreciate them. Thank you. Thank you for sharing and getting your story, your voice and your magic into the world.”
“It’s just brilliant Abbi. So many tears. I feel so seen and understood (even though it’s about you I can relate so much as I know so many will be able to) and I’m so grateful you published this.”
“OMG. I am so in love. All of these poems are so delicious. I can feel you when I’m reading them. It illuminates things in me for sure. You put words to what I feel in myself and it feels really delicious.”
Music... Singer songwriter, Lootie Johansen-Bibby.
Lootie is so happy to be sharing some music and songs with you and we are so happy to have her performing live for you here @The OM. There is a beautiful heartfelt and healing resonance to Lootie's voice that for sure will find its way to bless many.
The arts, creativity and healing have always been central in Lootie’s life and work. After a youth in dance, she trained as a movement artist, creative facilitator and expressive arts psychotherapist.
For 15 years, Lootie has worked with professionals, children and communities to facilitate theatre and performance. She then worked as a therapist with children in nurseries and schools, with adults in mental health and in the community.
In 2016, Lootie had a head injury which changed the course of her life, and facilitated her journey back to herself, to spirituality and nature. She continues to deepen her relationship with her embodied Self and the earth through yoga, sound and song, and tending a garden and allotment.
Music has become an increasingly important part of Lootie’s healing and her way of connecting. She sings regularly in a medicine and mantra circle at The OM Studio, where she has increased in confidence, connection and joy.
Your Compère: Rachael "Raye" White aka poet and storyteller The Bendy Witch.
Having loved writing as a kid because she was painfully shy and found it very difficult to express herself verbally, Raye randomly started writing Poetry again during an anxiety attack in the London Underground in 2014, whilst mid way through an Authentic Success Coaching program with Dr Robert Holden. She got to read out her poem “Dancing In-Between the I’s” and it was received with a standing ovation! An unexpected success indeed.
In 2015 she ended up in Spain for 6 months and became a Monk teaching Meditation for a few years. However, the poetry flood gates had opened and the “Poetry Pixies” persisted in pestering her until she rather surprisingly started performing her poems at Scribal Gathering in 2019. She’s been a regular performer for “Ode to the Siren” as part of the Stony Live festival.
Raye is a senior Yoga teacher, teaching at Whitespace Yoga Studio in Milton Keynes and also runs her own Blossom Yoga business offering online classes and Shamanic therapies from her boat in Northampton, as well as in-person workshops and retreats.
A modern day Mystic, she loves writing about the Magickal, the Mystical and the Mundane. In 2022 she started “The Silent Revolution” to help people reconnect with their most authentic selves and find more Joy in their Hearts and their everyday mundane existence. She wishes to bring people together not just in the Silence through Meditation, but in Heartfelt connection, through their shared stories, songs and poems.. And so here we are experiencing a wish being fulfilled in Saturday Night @ The OM.