Benefits – new reading series

Advanced notice of  a new exciting reading series
Time: 7:15 pm to Midnight
Venue: Power Lunches Arts Cafe (near Haggerston Tube)
Date: 22 May 2013
Johanna Linsley/Jonny Liron (collaborative performance)
Lucy Harvest Clarke
Prudence Chamberlain
Tom Bamford
Chris Goode
Will Rowe
Robert Kiely
Geraldine Bhoyroo
Improvised music by Narcoleptic Centaur
Possibly a short video piece by non-present Sam Walton and Jow Lindsay
With more poets, music and speakers to come.

The Other Room 26 – 20th July

A one month advance notification of our next event at The Old Abbey Inn on Manchester Science Park, featuring Chris Goode, Jonny Liron and Tamarin Norwood. Entry to The Other Room is always free, but you can RSVP us at if you’d like to let us know that you are coming. There will, as always, be a book table loaded with publications from not only the readers themselves but also other magazines, books and objects from the north west’s ever expanding avant small publishing scene. Details of our three performers below. Previews of each performer will appear here over the next month.


Chris Goode is a writer and experimental maker who has been described by the Guardian as “British theatre’s greatest maverick talent”. Recent projects include OPEN HOUSE for West Yorkshire Playhouse, KEEP BREATHING for London Word Festival, WHERE YOU STAND for Queer Up North, GLASS HOUSE for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, WHO YOU ARE for Tate Modern, and KISS OF LIFE for Sydney Opera House. He was also a member of the international touring cast of Tim Crouch’s multi-award-winning play THE AUTHOR. As a poet he has published three chapbooks with Barque Press, and was featured in the Chicago Review British Poetry issue in 2007. He released THE HISTORY OF AIRPORTS: Selected texts for performance 1995-2009′ through his own Ganzfeld imprint, and has now edited an anthology of younger poets, ‘BETTER THAN LANGUAGE’, which will be published in July 2011. He has been blogging at Thompson’s Bank of Communicable Desire ( since 2006. Chris is an Artsadmin Associate Artist.


Jonny Liron is an experimental writer and performer. His performances include: with Chris Goode: Hey Mathew (Theatre in the Mill, Bradford), King Pelican (Drum Theatre, Plymouth), Glass House (Deloitte Ignite ’09 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) and, as associate artist, The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley (Queer Up North / UK tour); and with Jeremy Hardingham: Recovery (Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, Cambridge) and Experience Dante (siteresponsive, various Cambridge locations).


Tamarin Norwood is an artist and writer. She has recently performed at Tate Britain, for the Maintenant poetry series and for the London Word Festival, and is completing an artist residency at the Chisenhale Gallery, London. Her first artist book “DO SOMETHING” was published by (U)LS in 2009. She has since published issues I-VI of art writing pamphlet “Text As” (Press, 2010) and her forthcoming book “was” will be published next year (LemonMelon Press). Recent critical and experimental texts on the blurring of art/life and words/things have appeared in activate Journal, a-n magazine, Cannon and for the Live Art Development Agency. In 2008 she co-founded art writing platform antepress with whom she has produced live and printed work for the ICA, Whitechapel Gallery, Art on the Underground and Resonance 104.4FM. She has taught art writing workshops at Central St Martins and has spoken on language and translation in her artwork at Spike Island, Cambridge University and SE8 Gallery. Tamarin holds first class degrees from Oxford University (2004) and Central Saint Martins (2007) in Linguistics & Medieval Italian and Fine Art respectively, and gained her MFA in Art Writing at Goldsmiths (2010). More at

Upcoming polyvocal explorations

A double bill – talk and performances – of polyvocalia at Birkbeck. Monday 20 June. Free and all

6pm, 43 Gordon Square, Room 124
Cris Cheek, ‘Before I am Anything Else: provisional transatlantic communities in polyvocal poetic

& then around the corner…
7.15pm, 32 Tavistock Square
Lawrence Upton, Chris Goode, Cris Cheek, Holly Pester & others revisit work by Sumner, bpnichol,
Basinski, Cobbing, MacLow & other scores, poems and possibilities

The Other Room Itinerary rest of 2011

An exciting series of events already brewing. Advance notice for those of you booking your holidays to the south of France. All at The Old Abbey Inn, Manchester, 7pm start unless stated.

April 6th – Ken Edwards, Alec Finlay, Carrie Etter & Derek Henderson


June 8th – Steve McCaffery & Karen Mac Cormack

July 20th – Chris Goode, Jonny Liron & Tamarin Norwood

August 24th – Phil Terry, Rachel Lois Clapham & David Berridge