WHAT IS SOAPBOX SOCIAL
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, SOAPBOX SOCIAL HAS RETURNED!
What is Soapbox Social, you ask? Soapbox Social is our bi-annual social event that is a mixture of programmed performances as well as open mix slots throughout the evening.
If you’re a writer, comedian, poet, actor, lover of arts, or even just someone with FOMO, this is the event for you. It’s a place for you to share your art, whether it is the Bee Movie Script Reading, or a slam poem about how great Vena Cava is. We want it, and we support it.
As said by the OG creators of Soapbox Social:
THINGS WE, AS THE CREATORS OF, AND AS THE EVENT ITSELF, REJECT
-feeling like there’s only worth to your name if it’s in a published by-line or award winning media appointed fame
-filling in the forms neatly and not going over your allotted two thousand characters per section to be assessed by arts practice peer panels for the opportunity to be considered to maybe, perhaps, receive some cash
-sanitised and clinical art
-and all those who laud it.
WHY WE, AS THE CREATORS OF THE EVENT ITSELF, DECIDED IT SHOULD EXIST
Because you do not become an artist only when other people start to call you one
Because art need not be created in a vacuum
Because art is FUN, not a chore or a requirement of the acquirement of knowledge in order to seem more cultured, witty or cool.