Friday, 29 July 2016

Sat 30 July - WISDOM'S BOTTOM: A New Press for Poetry and Related Arts

Wisdom’s Bottom Press is a new cooperative venture based in England,
centred on relatively small runs of poetry and related arts. Daniel Lehan, Peter J. King and Jude Cowan Montague present the first three collections on the press and discuss social and political issues in their work.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Sat 23 July - STORIES FROM THE SHE-PUNKS: Music with a different agenda

Gina Birch (The Raincoats) and Helen Reddington (The Chefs) on their documentary in progress revisiting punk. The project includes new interviews of women who played instruments in punk bands. The pioneering women of punk rock dealt with the practicalities of punk and DIY culture and their experiences and reflections are inspiring young people's creative work today.

Sat 16 July - DANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY, RACISM, ABSENCE: Vania Gala

Vania Gala, choreographer and thinker reflects on politics, performance. She shares tales from her journey from Coimbra to London and beyond, giving an insight into possibilities and practice from avant-garde and professional dance. Thoughts on what is collaboration, choreography with an absence of performance and on being a black woman growing up in activist Portugal.
 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Sat 9 July - ZIG ZAGS THROUGH THE MONTHLY PERIODICAL: The Strand Magazine

The Strand Magazine is famous for bringing Sherlock Holmes's stories to a wide circulation but it did much more. Writers like Arthur Morrison and artists like J. A. Shepherd contributed to its unusual combination of fancy, trivia, 'small news', story, celebrity and whimsy. A leaf through the pages of this influential and well-loved London periodical which ran from 1891 to 1950.
Also features a meditation on the Resonance studio piano on the 'noir chord' as explained by Neil Brand, film historian, writer and composer.
A solo show by Jude Cowan Montague.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Sat 2 July: WE'LL ALL BE MURDERED IN OUR BEDS: Duncan Campbell on the History of Crime Reporting

Author and veteran journalist Duncan Campbell chews over tales from the old days of Fleet Street to the recent News International phone hacking scandal. Discussing the embedding of crime reporters in police circles, Soho's significance and the journalists who go undercover from W.T. Stead onwards up to this remote, digital age.
 

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Sat 25 June - LONDON ABSURD: Vis the Spoon

Vis the Spoon has been running the most eclectic, 'out-there' open mic for years, A Spoonful of Poison. From the punk tradition, Spoon has been keeping the spirit of DIY experimental live arts alive on the margins of the capital. An accomplished alternative poet himself, Spoon will talk about programming and performance, and street creativity in the changing city called London.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Sat 18 June - LADIES OF THE PRESS: Performance print, activism and girl gonzo journalism

The high-colour, hi-res duo discuss girl gonzo journalism, activism and why the print form is still relevant even in our multimedia digital age. The performative artists Ana Cavic and Renee O'Drobinak Ladies of the Press' re-imagine the role of the publisher and publicist into a theatrical persona.