Live streaming tickets: Southern Rights & Wrongs Storytelling, A Closer Look
✔ Event streaming dates: Saturday 6 June, 2020. Starts at 7.30pm
✔ Theme: A Closer Look
✔ Tickets: R80
✔ Duration of show: 1.5 hours
✔ Line-up: Ten speakers. The list includes: Judge Dennis Davis, Josie Borain and Anna Anderson
✔Direct booking link: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/104706-southern-rights-wrongs-a-closer-look
*Details regarding streaming, follow. Scroll down to end of article.
Back in November 2019, we attended a storytelling session hosted by Southern Rights & Wrongs in Cape Town. I had invites for three other events that night. I complained that I couldn’t fit everything in. Ahhh, I wish that I could complain about having to make choices about live events. Of course during the pandemic of Covid-19 and in lockdown South Africa, live performance is not happening. It is likely to be a long time, before we can commune in a club or theatre setting. For now. it is storytelling online.
I loved the intimacy of being at Southern Rights & Wrongs- the physical event. Read my review from November on TheCapeRobyn https://thecaperobyn.co.za/southern-rights-and-wrongs-storytelling-live-sessions/
I reposted the article in April when SR&W hosted its first lockdown story event, Going Solo. That live stream worked exceptionally well for the same reason as the physical being-there event. Core to the series is that speakers talk without visual aids and presentations- no power point and graphs.. It is about the connection between speaker and person watching. Sure, the dynamic of sitting in a space, clutching a G&T is very different to watching online but it “works” because of the intimacy and the fact that each story has been practised and considered within the theme of the event. There are ten speakers and each one has five minutes. There is no rambling. It is not easy to tell a story in five minutes and considerable preparation goes into crafting the stories.
The series was inspired by The Moth Sessions in New York- live story sessions. In the pandemic, Southern Rights & Wrongs Storytelling is accessible to a global audience. We have amazingly creative people in Cape Town and the line-up for Saturday night is off the charts. It includes Josie Borain who has lived an interesting life- from Calvin Klein supermodel to acclaimed fashion photographer and a lot in between. Anna Anderson is a beer brewer and burlesque performer. She is from Oregon, USA and has been living in Cape Town for eight years. She is co-founder of Drifters Brewing Company https://drifterbrewing.co.za/ – now delivering – after easing of lockdown rules. Judge Dennis Davis is not only a brilliant legal eagle but is a renowned raconteur. He was appointed as a judge of the High Court in 1998 and as President of the Competition Appeal Court in 2000. The judge has lectured leading universities such as Cambridge, Florida, Toronto and Harvard and has presided over seminal legal cases, such as the legalization of marijuana in South Africa. His great gift is making the law accessible for all – in plain English. I am intrigued to hear what he has to expound around the theme, A Closer Look. At what? That is the question for all the speakers to elucidate.
UPDATE: This session of Southern Rights & Wrongs will be filmed live, at The Raptor Room in Cape Town. The ten storytellers and hosts will gather – with athe requisite social distancing and santizing in place. This is very exciting news – hope as to how live performance can proceed in the months to come – bringing in the energy of live – to audiences at home.
Southern Right and Wrongs- Going Solo – access and other details
Theme: A Closer Look
Event streaming dates: Saturday 6 June, 2020. Starts at 7.30pm
Duration of show: 1.5 hours
Line-up: Ten speakers, includes: Judge Dennis Davis, Josie Borain and Anna Anderson.
Direct booking link: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/104706-southern-rights-wrongs-a-closer-look
Link details: Link goes live at 7:15pm and will stop once the show ends at around 10pm.
International viewers: The link will be accessible by anyone with a ticket and internet connection, regardless of city or country.
How it works: After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email from Quicket 48 hours before the show, with a personal link to the live stream event. On the night of the event, click on the link in the e-mail, which will take you to the show.
Access: Only people who have purchased a ticket through Quicket and have received the custom link to the show, will have access to the show on the night.
After show podcast: No, you need to purchase a ticket for, lockdown shows. In the past, recordings of live SR&W were archived on its platforms. That was back in the day when live was a reality. Kelli Harris, one of the organisers explains: “The livestream from the event will not be made available later. We’re trying to recreate that special, exclusive feeling the ticket holders experience when they come to any of our shows. We will release some of the stories over time on the Southern Rights & Wrongs podcast.”
Helpline: If you have any issues on the night, get in touch via the Facebook and Instagram messenger.
Link: The link will go live at 7:15pm and will stop working once the show ends at around 10pm. Please note that this is a live stream event, which means you will be unable to rewind or fast forward the show. So don’t miss out.
Comments bar: There will there be a comments bar so that people can interact while watching
Devices: Link will work on Windows/Apple/Android and other devices
Internet speed advisory: If you have high speed internet, you should be fine. If necessary, use your smart phone as a hot spot and connect from there. It is the viewer’s responsibility to check on internet. Check your bandwidth.
Facebook: Southern Rights and Wrongs
Podcast: Selected previous sessions are archived – at no charge at https://wavve.link/southernrightsandwrongs
Image credit: Josie Borain. Pic supplied.