quick reference listings for UK live music and literature events

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Black Launch @ Bowery Poetry Club, NYC: Saturday 02.09.2006

Join flipped eye for the launch of Party of Black - the debut mouthmark series chapbook by Truth Thomas - and a celebration of the 7th anniversary of the release of Ainsley Burrows' Black Angels with Sky Blue Feathers.

Bowery Poetry Club,
308 Bowery @ Bleecker

Saturday September 2, 2006 at 8pm.

FREE and open to the public.

Travel & Info:
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker | 212-614-0505

Speakeasy Reloaded @ Marie Lloyd Bar, London: Monday 04.09.2006

T'Bone Promotions present "SPEAKEASY RELOADED," North London's premier poetry and
spoken word event

Monday 4 September 2006, Marie Lloyd Bar: 289 Mare Street E8 1EJ - next to Hackney Empire Theatre.

Entry free: that's right: FREE ENTRY
Host and MC: Baden Prince Jr

This month's special feature: Andrea Encinas, previewing her one-woman show, "Burnt for Browning".

Special guests:

Abe Gibson: Poet, performer, storyteller and fromer writer-in-Residence at London transport Museum.

Sincere and compelling poetess Patricia Foster: evocative, intricately layered storypoems.

Sultry gospel/jazz singer T'Pie;

Doors open at 7, show starts 7.30 shar p.
For further information, call T'Bone (Baden) on: 07946 776 952

Getting there: Nearest tube Bethnal Green, BR Hackney Central or Hackney

Buses: D6, 26, 30, 48, 106, 236, 242, 252, 276 and 277.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Peckham Blue @ Island Arts Studio - 18/08/2006

This Friday 18 August sees the launch of Peckham Blue – a brilliant sequence of poems by talented young writer Susie Gordon – at Island Arts Studio, Herne Hill. Doors are at 8pm and the first set starts at 8.30. It’s gonna be busy, so arrive early to claim a good seat. Entry is £4/2.


In support:

Inua Ellams, renaissance man and author of Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales

Maggie Sullivan, blessed with sharp, acerbic wit

Emma McGordon, poetic prodigy all the way from Cumbria

Stuart James, Mike Skinner meets Bob Dylan


Island Arts Studio is at 290 Milkwood Road SE24 0EZ, literally underneath Herne Hill train station (Victoria/Blackfriars/KingsX). For more information check out this page: http://www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk/islandarts_aug06.html


You can buy Peckham Blue for four of your British pounds using Paypal: http://www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk/peckhamblue.html

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Ngugi @ Congress Centre, London : Thursday 10/08/2006

Thursday 10 August

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o - Wizard of the Crow

One of Africa's greatest writers, exiled from Kenya for 22 years because of his highly political and acclaimed work including the bestselling novel Petals of Blood, Ngugi returns with his first novel in 20 years, Wizard of the Crow. Set in a fictional modern African state, it is a magisterial, acerbic and humorous landmark of post-colonial literature. Ngugi will be discussing his life and his work with journalist Maya Jaggi.

Tickets: £5. Please call 0870 420 2777, ask instore or visit Foyles for more details

7pm, doors open at 6.30pm
Congress Hall, Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS