Creative minds unite! Its time for YOS! (You On Stage)
Antwerp is the city of many things. The city of fashion, the city of diamonds, the city of chocolate, the city of beer. But most importantly its the city where all creative people unite and make amazing things.
But where do you find these people? Is there a magical place in Antwerp where ideas flow? YES there is! Every first monday of the month at 8.30 pm, all the creative minds in our city come together and show the world what they've got. Poets, singers, rappers and comedians grab the mic and entertain the crowd. It's and open mic concept so everyone is welcome to participate! The first open mic is hosted the 3rd of December. And it was a success.
So where is this magical creative pool of amazingness? Its right in in the centre of the city ! It's called Kavka and it's a very cozy youth centre where all the youngsters in Antwerp can be found every now and then.
The organizer, Yannick Moyson, is a poet himself. He's been to several open mic's in our city and got inspired by all the talent he saw on stage. After talking to the people from Kavka, he decided to organise a monthly event where all the creative people of Antwerp could show off their talent. Kavka gave him the opportunity to host this event without asking for an entrance fee, which is a great gesture. Yannick is like an Antwerp Clark Kent. He is a poet by night and child care provider by day. The creativeness he needs for his dayjob makes him a great writer.If you ever get the chance to see him perform, i'm sure you'll be amazed.
I know that you got what it takes. So it's time to grab the mic. It's time to show the world what you've got. It's time for YOU ON STAGE!
text by Cleo Klapholz
pics by Cleo Klapholz