A Music Residency program.


You can purchase the handmade book that was produced and created as part of the residency by visiting our shop right now. It features a CD version of all the performances as part of the From the Page to the Stage live show and all the poems produced by the participants of the workshop alongside original works of Lydia Lunch.




Two opportunities to participate in a collaborative workshop led by Lydia Lunch 


25/26/27 October 2015 or 1/2/3 November 2015

16.00-20.00, FREE


From the Page to the Stage is a workshop led by writer, performer, provocateur Lydia Lunch. An artist who has collaborated with dozens of musicians, writers, artists, and filmmakers, Lydia shares her vision and frames a process designed to encourage creativity and collaboration as an important means of artistic expression and personal growth. From the Page to the Stage is about artistic empowerment and motivation. Participants are given tools to explore the power of their own voices and translate that energy to the stage. Lydia will perform a variety of different types of texts, both with and without music, and embolden others to experiment with their own material—encouraging creators to feel confident to read and perform in public, whether their expression is poetry, novels, stories or essays. Lydia and participants will present, discuss, and work their way through imaginative written materials, including Lydia’s own work in progress.For those who would like to experience public performance but do not write original material, Lydia encourages people to bring a text they would like to perform, or she is happy to provide inspiration by choosing a text for them.  


From the Page to the Stage fosters an environment in which creators can learn together how to be more adept at their craft; how they can organize and manage their time to move projects forward and in which the hierarchical, dominator paradigm can be further subverted by the vigilant intention to transform our learned ways of relating to ourselves and one another within this powerful action of collaboration/co-creation.


The From the Page to the Stage workshop model can provide a haven of inspiration, encouragement and a sense of community in these difficult times—a space of protection and clarity to listen and share the deep language of the body; the creative impulse; the desire to collaborate and the methods to invoke; the experience of time, space and accomplishment unfettered by the anxieties of funding and recognition.


This workshop will culminate in a LIVE show on 3rd November where all participants will perform one piece they have worked on as part of the workshop. This will be filmed and potentially produced in either a book or DVD format for release as the end product of this Samarbeta residency.


About Lydia Lunch:

Lydia Lunch was voted by Time Out magazine as one of the most influential performers to have emerged from New York City. She has taught workshops in Performance Art at The San Francisco Art Institute, She has produced spoken word records, curated performance series in America and Great Britain, worked with dozens of luminaries in film, music and literature. She has written five books translated into seven languages, released over thirty LPS, and continues to be a driving force in art, music, and literature and her special forte—performance. Through music, books, spoken word performances, film, video, photography, poetry and a multitude of creative endeavors, Lydia Lunch has proven to be one of the most daring artists of the current era.


About Samarbeta:

Samarbeta is a music residency program that offers musicians a prolonged period of space and time away from everyday constraints and obligations to progress and encourage the production of new and adventurous music and also encourages musicians to come together and collaborate in a way that without the residency may never have arisen before.