THE BLOODY POETS: ASCENSION Date: Fri 7 Oct, 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm Venue: The Loading Bay Cafe, Windsor SL4 1SE Genre: Theatre Price: £12 adv

On Friday 7 October, London arts group The Bloody Poets will transform the Loading Bay Café’s car park, café and studio into the stage for a one-off, site specific performance. ‘Ascension’, an immersive theatrical experience, will combine music, poetry, dance and visual arts. The audience will not only be guided through this unique venue, but will so indulge in delicious canapés created by the house chef. The Loading Bay bar will also be open to audience members.

"Be prepared to experience an iconoclastic procession which offers the possibility of transformation as a result of participation. From bruised to dreams, 'Ascension' is a ceremony in three acts towards a metaphorical space of desertion and ecstasy." - The Bloody Poets 


Dance Artist - Helen Adove Hawk

Grammy Award Winning Guitarist - Amrit Sond 

Spoken Word Poet - Marianella López 

Live Electronic Music - 7.1

Interactive Projection - Terry Payman

Curator of The Poetry Brothel and Award Wining Film Maker - Mad Pirvan

Artists' Profiles

Helen Adove Hawk

Helen Adove Hawk is a shamanically inspired multi-disciplinary artist: working with Voice, Sound Production, Visual Arts, Butoh Dance and Performance Art.

As a Dance Artist she works with Butoh contemporary dance and Authentic movement to explore the inner realities of the psyche conveyed through physical form.

With the body as a map of mythic awareness, she takes us on a journey through a vast inner landscape and delves deep within hidden dimensions of somatic experience. Here she uncovers the archetypal energies that wish to be expressed in the form of the ancient revealed lore of the body.

Instagram @helenadovehawk

Marianella López

Venezuelan-born, Spanish-raised, and London-grown - Marianella López Marrero is a spoken word poet interested in social justice. Her poetry touches on themes aligned with the principles of intersectional feminism, LGBTQ+ rights, the tackling of the climate crisis, and the implementation of global change. 

She performed with The Poetry Brothel in London and at Le Salon de Curiosites in Amsterdam. In 2016, she was invited to perform at T.U.F.F. (The Unapologetic Feminist Festival) organized by the Old Sole Theatre Company at The Artworks Elephant and Castle. Her video poem 'prapastie' was featured at She Grrrowls festival at The Albany and will be screened at Theatre Empros in Athens as a part of the 10th International Video Poetry Festival.

Instagram | Facebook MarianellaLopezMarrero

Mad Pirvan

Mad Pirvan is a multidisciplinary artist based in London. She is co-founder of the performance poetry collectives Las Hermanas del desorden, La sociedad de los poetas locos and Erraticas.

Mad has been the artistic director of The Bloody Poets since its beginning in 2017. Her work explores the themes of solitude, desire, postmodern identity in a dysfunctional society, and existential nihilism.

Mad has also directed award-winning short films such as 'Everyday an Apocalypse'(with Debra Watson), 'Hechizo' (Las Hermanas del Desorden), and 'Prapastie' (with Marianella Lopez). Her work has been screened in Athens, London, Copenhagen, Cork, Spain, California, Latin America & South Africa. As a poet, she has collaborated with Swell Maps' bassist Jowe Head and was published in 4 anthologies with El Prostibulo Poetico.

Instagram @madpirvan | Facebook mad.pirvan

Amrit Sond

Grammy Award Winner Amrit Sond has graced the same billing as some of the world’s most renowned Guitarist’s on the scene today; Dominic Miller (STING), Hugh Burns (George Michael), Ronnie Johnson (Van Morrison, Leo Sawyer) to name but a few. He is also signed to Solid Air Records in the USA.

Amrit's unique contemporary instrumental music draws on elements of World Music, Jazz, Classical and New-Acoustic which are all honed into a highly refined and melodically driven compositional approach. He is of Indian origin, born in East Africa and also having lived in the Middle East for over 13 years. He now resides in the UK.

Amrit is also a two time GSMC Award Winner for Instrumental Artits of the year (2016 & 2019).

Terry Payman

Terry Payman is a professional photographer who also creates interactive video projections. These visuals are programmed to react to both sound and movement.


7.1 is the artist name for James Vernon's live electronic music performances. James is also a founding member of Plastic Groove and UZMI Records.