Festival booking opens: 10 February 2023

Forum programme announced: 10 February 2023



eavesdropping returns in Spring 2023, relaunched and reinvigorated, and operating from a new home: Cafe OTO in Dalston, East London. Over the course of four evening events, each a double-bill, eight performers present their latest works or works-in-progress in an intimate and informal setting. The programming within each set is artist-led: repertoire is only announced on the night, giving the performers the control and the flexibility to present whatever serves them best and giving the public special insight into the performer's freshest work. We aim to stimulate your ears and your imagination by presenting a surprising collection of artists working at the experimental fringes of a variety of musical genres.


Woven through the festival are talks, discussions and workshops, giving an opportunity for local and visiting artists alike to reflect together on a given topic. Weighty talks given by our invited guest speakers sit alongside shorter presentations/performances/proposals gathered through a Call for Provocations, and the programme is punctuated by roundtable panels and discussions. The vibe is low-key and friendly, whilst definitely being thought-provoking. 

Call for Provocations


Deadline for submissions: 6pm, Friday 27 January 2023



eavesdropping's next festival includes a weekend forum (1-2 April) on the topic of EXPERIMENTS IN DEFIANCEThe forum is designed to be open, inclusive and creative in its approach to this topic, and will feature a variety of talks, performances, interventions, discussions and debates. Guest speakers include composer/performer SONIA ALLORI, broadcaster and author KATE MOLLESON and performance poet FATHIMA ZAHRA. We also hold space for folk that we don’t yet know: this Call for Provocations is an invitation to get involved!  


Download the Call for Provocations below.


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