The Essex Camarade

At the Essex Book Festival – March Sunday 20th 2016, First Site Gallery – 1pm to 3.30pm – Free Entrance

The Essex Camarade will see a series of brand new collaborations written by poets in pairs, from the Essex area or attending the festival especially, featuring:

Anna Townley & Lawrence Bradby
Simon Everett & Ben Shillito
Matthew Sheppard & James Tague
Justin Hopper & Lucy Greeves
SJ Fowler & David Berridge
Mark Waldron & Rebecca Perry
Carole Webster & Emma Kittle Pey
Vicki Weitz & Isabella Martin
Tim Atkins & Jeff Hilson
James Davies & Philip Terry

As part of the Camarade, SJ Fowler & David Berridge will also be launching their collaborative poetry collection 40 Feet, published by Knives Forks and Spoons press. More here.

Cemetery Romance

Czech artist, writer and dramatist Miloslav Vojtíšek was joined by a series of contemporary British poets for a unique literary tour of the magnificent Kensal Green Cemetery. S.d.Ch. who has worked for many years as a grave digger will explain the art of exhumation, while other artists including Emily Berry, Alex MacDonald, James Davies & Tom Jenks presented their work each next to the grave of a famous figure (William Thackeray, Isambard Brunel, Harold Pinter, JG Ballard), throughout the beautiful Gothic surroundings of one of London’s magnificent seven cemeteries. More at the Enemies site.

Day of the Deaded films

Held on October 31st 2014 at the Rich Mix Arts centre, Day of the Deaded celebrated the Mexican festival of Dia de Muertos in London with 7 original readings and performances firmly rooted in the European avant garde tradition. Part of the Enemigos project, Day of the Deaded was produced by Films from the event are now online, including this from Sarah Kelly. Full list as follows:

MercedesAzpilicueta & Ohad Ben Shimon


The Enemies project presents: Slovakian poetry in collaboration

Wed 5 Nov 2014, 7:00pm, Free entry: The Freeword Centre – Lecture Theatre
For the second year running, The Enemies project presents some of the most exciting contemporary poets from Slovakia collaborating to read original works of avant garde / literary poetry with British contemporaries. Joined by a host of London based poets, this will be a unique night of original European poetry. ​​Featuring:
Erik Simsik & Marcus Slease / ​Juliana Solokova & Meike Ziervogel /Maria Ferencuhova & Prudence Chamberlain plus Stephen Watts, Fabian Peake, Ollie Evans, Ana Seferovic, Michael Zand & more​​​​​​
Supported by the Centre for Information on Literature in Slovakia & Arts Council England

Day of the Deaded

Rich Mix Arts Centre : Friday October 31st : 8pm : Venue 2
Come & spend your Day of the Dead, October Friday 31st, with the Enemies project at the Rich Mix Arts Centre, for a night of Día de Muertos in London. Featuring original performances and poetry from Mark Waldron, Tom Chivers, David Berridge, Ohad Ben Simon, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Mary Paterson & more, this unique evening is part of Enemigos: the enemies project Mexico and a rare chance to gather your friends to remember the dead in the most imaginative of ways.