3rd December - Back Room Poets

Words for the Winter Solstice

Art Jericho
6 King Street Oxford OX2 6DF
Thursday 3rd December 2009 at 7 p.m. for 7:30 p.m.
Free entry

Back Room Poets presents a pre-Christmas reading of wintry poems by members in the warm and welcoming environment of the Art Jericho gallery (http://artjericho.com).

We are happy to announce that we will be able to feature Vahni Capildeo, author of the recently published volume Undraining Sea, as a guest reader (http://www.eggboxpublishing.com/articles/show/17).

Mulled wine and accompaniments will be served. (The gallery will be open from 7 p.m. onwards. The reading itself will begin at 7:30 p.m.)

29th November -- Goode

Chris Goode's _The History of Airports: Selected texts for performance 1995-2009_ will be launched at a special event this Sunday, November 29th, at Stoke Newington International Airport. The event will feature readings from the book by collaborators past and present (and, hopefully, future); followed by a screening of Johan Grimonprez's extraordinary documentary _dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y_, which continues the airport theme by attempting a sort of political history of the second half of the twentieth century through its international airjacking incidents.

The readers / performers for the event will be: Harry Gilonis, Chris Goode, Sebastien Lawson, Jonny Liron, Tom Lyall, Finlay Robertson, Theron U. Schmidt, Rajni Shah, Davina Silver and Jamie Wood.

The reading starts at 8pm (doors 7.30) and costs just £5. (LEAN UPSTREAM season ticket holders are very cordially reminded that this event is not covered by their season tickets. Sorry.) Free wine, up to a point; once that runs out, BYOB.

Venue: Stoke Newington International Airport, Unit F, 1-15 Leswin
Place, Stoke Newington, London N16 7NJ
Tickets on door only
Venue web site: http://www.stkinternational.co.uk

Please come if you can -- bring a friend -- forward this email or redistribute the data as munificently as you wish -- & help us celebrate the end of the LEAN UPSTREAM season with maximal joyousness.

3rd December - Xing the Line

Chlorine Reading November 2009

Monday 30th November

Poetry from:

Luska Mengham
Richard Parker
Steve Willey
Robert Rowland Smith

at The Hope, Queen's Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA.
£3 concessions, £5 waged.
Arrive 7.30pm for 8pm start.

+ magazines, books & DJing from Richard Parker/ special guest.


TALKSTALKSTALKS - Alison Croggon (Wed 11th November 2009)
Wednesday 11th November 2009

7:30 pm, Room B29, Birkbeck College Main Building, Malet Street.
The TALKSTALKSTALKS series runs periodically on Wednesdays at Birkbeck, and is curated by Professor Robert Hampson at RHUL.

The Centre welcomes Alison Croggon, 'Rewriting The Black Monk: texts in space'.

Alison will be talking about her work in the theatre and her collaboration with actors, amongst other things.

Sponsored by the Austraailiaian Council for the Arts.

Free Entry, All Welcome

10th November - Desperate for Love

Tuesday 10th November
8pm at Komedia Studio Bar
Gardner Street

WITH: Elizabeth-Jane Burnett / Josh Stanley / Sean Bonney

PLUS: Steph from Born Bad playing perfect records, Fraser at the bar making drinks, Lisa on the door, little candles on the tables, merch, and a free little chapbook for the first 50 of you through the door.

All for: 3pound50

21st November - Positive Action


Start Time: Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 7:30pm
Location: The Victoria, Mile End

The U-Turn project is a Bethnal Green based charity that is both under exposed and under funded. Its main aim is to help and work with “vulnerable and hard to reach women of all ages who have been trapped in the cycle of prostitution, drug addiction, physical abuse and homelessness from a young age”. U-Turn offers them “an opportunity to self-determine their future in their own communities”. Their main mission is to “support women who have suffered cruelty and abuse and encourage them to make sustainable changes in their lives.” U-Turn helps to try and change these forgotten women’s lives around.


Performing on the night will be a seminal mixture of bands and POETS:

All the way from Manchester http://www.myspace.com/vilevilecreatures

London via Oxford http://www.myspace.com/peaceandbitches

(her blog) http://darkmucus.blogspot.com/2008/12/from-naturalised-state-of-emergency.html
(co-run press) http://ytcommunication.blogspot.com/

London http://www.myspace.com/trashkit

(a poem) http://www.signalsmagazine.co.uk/5/lisette.htm
(her Brighton based reading series) http://chlorine-readings.blogspot.com/

Brighton http://www.myspace.com/lalavasquezband



6th November - O Vienna, & other ideas

Jonny Liron performing Chris Goode's 'O Vienna', plus poetry from Caroline Bergvall & Marianne Morris, music from Dominic Lash & Tom James Scott
Date: Friday, November 6, 2009

Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Location: Court Room, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial St, London E1 6AB
Part of LEAN UPSTREAM, a month-long season of work by London-based writer, director and performer Chris Goode, who has been described by The Guardian as "one of the most exciting talents working in Britain today."
Everything you need to know is here: http://www.leanupstream.info/
For info on the O Vienna event, click the link to the right of the main page for artist information, booking information, venue information, etc. etc. and a mixtape of various performance-sounding-thingz.