Daydreaming in the City

Home, Manchester, Sun 27 Nov, from 13:30.

Featuring Other Room readers Emma Bennett and James Wilkes.

This micro-festival explores daydreaming and poetic states of mind, and features an eclectic programme of spoken word performance, talks, music, film and an immersive audio experience from In the Dark Radio. Presented by live poetry producer, Poet in the City in collaboration with Hubbub, a collective of social scientists, artists, researchers and mental health experts in residence at the Wellcome Trust. More here.

Rest and Its Discontents

An exhibition organised by recent Other Room reader James Wilkes.

A number of events during the exhibition – including poetry (James Wilkes, Emma Bennett and Ella Finer), music, activism, debate and meditation – most of which are free. Further info and tickets from http://hubbubresearch.org/event/rest-discontents/

The first of a 3-part series ‘The Anatomy of Rest’ is also out on BBC Radio 4:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v07p0

Virgil’s Birthday


Thursday 15th October 2015, 7-9pm. X Marks the Bökship, 42-44 Copperfield Road, London, E3 4RR
An event of poetry, performance and speech acts.
Emma Bennett
Shiv Kotecha
Becky La M’eh’rr

& introduction from Holly Pester

A poet never before hosted in the UK, a travelling artist who may not be fully named, and a performer fresh from a 24hour journey. Join us in celebrating the comedy of their spoken words and their divine proximity.

Shiv Kotecha is a New York poet and the author of EXTRIGUE (Make Now Books 2015), OUTFITS (Troll Thread, 2012) and PAINT THE ROCK (Troll Thread, 2011). Other work can be found at Gauss PDF and elsewhere online. He completes tasks for Collective Task and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at NYU. Instagram @heyguyhere

Emma Bennett is a performance artist and theorist of (stand-up)comedy, and researching for a PhD in Performance Studies at Queen Mary’s, University of London. She has presented her textual, video and performance work in a variety of contexts across the UK and Europe.

Becky La M’eh’rr is an artist and writer currently based in a small Canadian town. She has published and performed her texts and left piles of her books in Berlin, China, London, New York, Vancouver, Vienna, and probably a few other places that she’s forgotten either through deliberate effort or error.