Chlorine Reading June 11th

Chlorine Readings is proud to present an evening of poetry and performance from:


Music from Mathew Cunningham

@ COACHWERKS, 19 Hollingdean Terrace, BN1 7HB.
Entry: £3 unwaged, £5 waged
8pm start.

XING THE LINE - 2nd June

Wednesday 2nd June, 7.30pm

Stephen Vincent
Mark Weiss

The Leather Exchange, 15 Leathermarket Street, London Bridge, London SE1 3HN
Admission £5 / £3 (conc.)

SPL & Salt - 29th May

The Scottish Poetry Library
Crichton's Close, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

A reading of new fiction and poetry to celebrate the setting up of Salt Publishing's new Scottish office in Glasgow, as well as noting that 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Salt Publishing, and the 20th anniversary of Salt Magazine.

The evening will feature an international prize-winning line-up, with readings by at least Rob A. Mackenzie, Andrew Philip, Wena Poon, Ryan van Winkle, with guest Tim Turnbull. Admission £3.

20th May - Voiceworks

The culmination of the Voiceworks 2010 programme will be live streamed from Wigmore Hall on Thursday 20 May at 18.00.

The performance lasts 45 minutes and is free to attend – do come, listen and support. This is the fourth year of this unique collaboration between poets from the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Birkbeck, and composers, singers and instrumentalists from Guildhall School of Music & Drama. New works for voice are created from a long process of exchange, improvisation and practice between October-May, and the resulting songs are a sign of the vibrancy and creative potential of a new generation of work. Many previous participants have gone on to collaborate on projects in Britain and internationally, or have developed their practice in new directions because of their Voiceworks experience, and it’s a chance to encounter their work first, here.

Voiceworks 2010 participants are:

Francisco Coll Garcia, Albert Pellicer, Iria Perestrelo

Antonia Barnett-McIntosh, Emma Bennett, Adam Crockatt

David Moore, Ben Gwalchmai, Luke Tracey

Raymond Yiu, Kim Patrick, Luis Gomes, Clément Dionet

Patrick Brennan, James Wilkes, Robert Elibay-Hartog

Nick Scott, Frances Kruk, Lucy Hall

Matthew Mendez, Holly Pester, Victor Sicard

The performances are free to attend, but tickets need to be booked in advance (this is very simple to do, and costs nothing).

See: for more information.

The first live streaming of Voiceworks 2010, courtesy of the AHRC and Plushmusic, can be accessed at our new site which will launch on the same day. It will be later be available by podcast. This digital project, led from CPRC with Guildhall colleagues and partners Wigmore Learning is funded by the AHRC. It is allowing us to: archive materials and make new work available from the last four years of the project; document the ongoing collaborative process as it thinks through the practice and languages of diverse and complex traditions of voice, music composition, and text; record new work as it happens; create a major resource in the field for free access; and generate new kinds of practice, exchange and debate which might find a home on the site.

Contact Carol Watts on for more information.

Shearsman Reading - 1st June

Tuesday 1st June, 7.30pm

Damian Furniss
Michael Zand

Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH

Admission is free.

via Readings in London & Openned

Cambridge Reading - 14th May

Peter Gizzi (USA) and James Cummins (Ireland) will read their poetry this coming Friday, 14th May, in the Queens' College Bowett Room, beginning roughly at 7:30pm. Wine will be served at 50p per glass. All are welcome!

Tuesday 11th May - Keston Sutherland's _The Stats on Infinity_ - London launch

Roll up if you're absolutely free to the launch event for Keston Sutherland's _The Stats on Infinity_, recently published by Crater.
Hear the book sung, gargled, shredded and yowled at 7pm on Tuesday 11th May at The Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut, London SE1 8LF.

Free admission. Copies of the book will be on sale for 8 pounds.

(via Richard Parker)

The Blue Bus - 18th May

Tuesday 18th May, 7.30pm

  • Anna Ticehurst
  • Lucy Harvest Clarke
  • Nat Raha

The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1

Admissions £5 / £3 (conc.)

Royal Holloway Poetics Research Group - 18th May

Royal Holloway Poetics Research Group presents readings by: PETER GIZZI and DREW MILNE

7pm, Tuesday 18 May

Central London venue TBC.