The University Camarade III
February Saturday 10th 2018 – 7.30pm – Free Entrance
Venue 2 : Rich Mix Arts Centre (35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA) www.theenemiesproject.com/unicamaradeThe University Camarade is an initiative that asks writing students from different Universities across the UK to collaborate on short new works of poetry or text, for performance. It is an opportunity for young writers to expand their practise, knowledge and networks, and the project takes a stand against purported factionalism in higher education. The innovative collaborative methodology also allows students to include experimentation early in their writing careers, and perform to a large audience.
YVONNE LITSCHEL & BRONTE PLEASANTS
JAMIE TOY & EDWIN STEVENS
SILJE REE & HANNAH SUMMERS
EMILY MOYCE & JAI BROUGH
AMJAD HAJYASSIN & LUCY CASH
JENNAH FLETCHER & JOE SHAW
SVETLANA ONYE & HEATHER O’DONNELL
TOM YOUNG & MICHAEL SUTTON
VILDE TORSET & ABBY KNOWLES
KIERAN WYATT & DAVID YEOMANS
The Uni Camarade III is supported by Kingston University, Edge Hill University, Glasgow University and York St John. It is curated by SJ Fowler as a Writers’ Centre Kingston project.
Poem Brut at Rich Mix II: January Saturday 13th – 7pm onwards
Rich Mix Gallery : Free Entry (free wine too) www.poembrut.com/gallery 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA (downstairs from the Indigo Cafe)
Featuring brand new literary performances from Paul Hawkins, Imogen Reid, Christian Patracchini, Patrick Cosgrove, Mischa Foster Poole and more. A last chance to see my Hard to Read exhibition before it closes and a first chance to soil my book Aletta Ocean’s Alphabet Empire, published by Hesterglock Press.
Three events across three nights in Norwich and at the Rich Mix and Libreriain London, featuring brand new collaborations in performance from European and British-based writers. Follow the links for more films and more information about the events.
European Poetry Night 2017 in London. May Saturday 6th: Rich Mix 7.30pm – Free Entry. 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
An opportunity to see some of the most exciting contemporary poets from all over Europe, as over 20 poets travel to London to share new collaborative poems, premiered on the night, in pairs, across languages, styles & nations. These are some of the most dynamic literary and avant-garde poets of the 21st century, celebrating the potential of collaboration to generate truly innovative poetry and work firmly against the divisive idea of a reduced closeness of spirit across our continent. Curated by SJ Fowler. More here.
The second English PEN Modern Literature Festival, curated by SJ Fowler’s Enemies Project, saw 30 contemporary UK-based writers present new works in tribute to writers at risk around the world at Rich Mix, London, on April 1st 2017. This film is of Hannah Silva, performing her piece for Narges Mohammadi. The rest of the films, more about the event and details of the important work of PEN can be found here.
The 2nd English PEN Modern Literature Festival : 30 writers, poets, novelists, playwrights and artists come together to continue English PEN’s relationship with innovative contemporary literature over one extraordinary day. The writers will present brand new poetry, text, reportage & performance, each celebrating and evidencing the struggle of a fellow writer from around the world, currently supported by the English PEN writers-at-risk programme. More here.
On 25th February, students from the Creative Writing departments of Kingston University, Oxford Brookes, York St John, Kent, Essex, York and Royal Holloway presented a dozen brand new works on a remarkable, energetic night of poetry showcasing some of the most interesting young poets in the UK. Full details and films of all performances, including this by Abigail J. Villarroel and Carole Webster, can be found at the Enemies site.
Monday 28 November 2016, Fallow Cafe, 2A Landcross Road, Manchester,M14 6NA . Featuring Richard Barrett, Jazmine Linklater and Alec Newman, all part of the Enemies Project North West Poetry Tour. 19.30 start, free entry. More here.
An exhibition by Kate Mercer and SJ Fowler in London at Rich Mix Cinema & Arts Centre, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA. The exhibition runs from July 18th to 29th. Click here for opening times and further details.
On July Tuesday 19th there will be a special view and reading from 7pm in the Gallery, which is adjacent to Rich Mix Cafe. For the evening multiple poets will present brand new work responding to the exhibition and its themes with readings & performances from SJ Fowler, Nia Davies, Marcus Slease, Vanni Bianconi, Ghazal Mosadeq & others.
The Night Time Economy is a collaborative exhibition of photography and poetry exploring the often fractious energy and environment of Newport, Wales’ nightclubs and pubs. Conceived and created in close collaboration between photographer Kate Mercer and poet & artist SJ Fowler, this exhibition will play off the complimentary possibilities for expressive abstraction in both visual and linguistic mediums, all centred around the complexity, energy and intensity of Newport on Friday and Saturday nights.
13 May at 17:30–18:30, North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh, EH4 4TZ.
Curated by Colin Herd and Theodora Danek in association Edinburgh City of Literature, European Literature Festival and the Enemies Project’s SJ Fowler, Edinburgh’s European Literature Night is one magical night dedicated to celebrating European literature on Friday 13 May 2016..
European Literature Night Edinburgh presents the best and brightest of a new generation of avant-garde and literary poets from over a dozen countries across Europe. An extravaganza celebration of European poetry, culminating in a specially commissioned collective performance, #Europoem. This is a free event but please book a ticket.
The Nemici project brought together Italian poets from all over Italy and all over Europe, to work in collaboration, as pairs, with a series of British poets. Films are now online, including this performance by Alessandro Burbank and SJ Fowler. More at the Enemies Project site.
Tate Modern : July 18th 2015
East Room : Level 6 : 3pm – 5pm
£9, concessions available.
The London based poets, writers and artists Patrick Coyle and SJ Fowler perform new works that push the boundaries of what we understand by performance and poetry. Following an hour of performance this is an opportunity to join them in an in depth discussion to further explore these disciplines and other notions of the avant-garde. More here.