Illuminations I : Elfriede Jelinek

Illuminations I : celebrating Elfriede Jelinek
Wednesday April 26th / 6:30pm doors for 7pm start
Free entry (booking required)
Austrian Cultural Forum. 28 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1PQ

New performances, readings and artworks by Hannah Silva, Jen Calleja, Patrick Coyle, SJ Fowler, David Rickard and Esther Strauss

Elfriede Jelinek is one of the most powerful literary figures in Europe, a novelist and playwright of remarkable authority. Her work is marked by its purposeful originality and cutting exposure of bourgeois sensibilities. Profoundly appreciated by readers in continental Europe and beyond, Jelinek’s work is not only vitally contemporary, it is ever more relevant in the UK.

This event, by commissioning contemporary artists, writers, poets and theatre makers to each make a new work responding to the works or life of Jelinek, aims to transpose her brilliance into a new moment – one that will stimulate as well as illuminate. More here.

English PEN Modern Literature Festival – films

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 Globe Road Poetry Festival, 13-15 November

The QMUL Centre for Poetry is thrilled to invite you to a three-day world poetry festival, celebrating the diversity of local and global poetic traditions in London’s East End, to be held at Queen Mary University of London, 13-15 November 2015.

Performers include Linton Kwesi Johnson, Daljit Nagra, M. NourbeSe Philip, Myung Mi Kim, Kaiser Haq, Caroline Bergvall, Samira Negrouche, Agnes Agboton, Anthony Joseph, Avaes Mohammed, Siddhartha Bose, Aisling Fahey, Pangaea Poetry, Ladies of the Press, Ross Sutherland, Theo Chiotis, Hannah Silva, Andra Simons, Shama Rahman, Miriam Nash, Michael Vidon, Gareth Evans, and Elaine Mitchener.

Programme and booking information on the QMUL Centre for Poetry website: http://www.poetry.qmul.ac.uk/events/globeroad/152563.html.  Almost all events are free but booking is essential.

Syndrome Sessions 1.0

Sat 26 April / 8pm till 11pm + Afterparty till 2am 24 Kitchen Street. Tickets £5.

24 Kitchen Street, Baltic Quarter, Liverpool.

Session 1.0 : Celebrate the launch of this year-long programme of arts and technology experimentation and see three new works exploring the sensational potential of our new performance resource, The Drome. Featuring new performance works from Hannah Silva, Nathan Jones & Mark Greenwood, and The Hive Collective. More here.