The Other Room goes to Sheffield


The Other Room this time in Sheffield as part of The Misummer Poetry Festival. Click on the poster to enlarge. Not to be missed.

The Other Room Presents The Other Room

Tom Jenks, James Davies and Scott Thurston reading together as The Other Room
Sunday 15th June, 3:30pm

Here is some information on the event:

The Other Room is a long running poetry night based in Manchester which focuses on experimental poetry. Over the last six years it has presented a diverse range of performers of national and international repute as well as showcasing vital emerging talent. It also boasts an amazing website of resources including regular news about poetry from around the globe as well as hosting a belt bursting archive of recordings and interviews. In this event The Other Room’s three organisers ­– James Davies, Tom Jenks and Scott Thurston – perform their work together for the first time. This unique event is a fantastic opportunity to get a taste of The Other Room.

Other events at the festival include Alan Halsey, Juxtavoices, Ágnes Lehóczky and Harriet Tarlo. See more HERE.



Fri September 27th, 2013
7.30pm prompt start: £ Free
Snig Hill Gallery
24 Snig Hill Sheffield S3 8NB

Sheffield’s own antichoir Juxtavoices is now in it’s third year of surprising both itself and its audience in locations across the region.

We’re delighted to be performing (30 minutes 7.30pm – 8.00pm ) on the opening night of Foster-M’s latest solo art show in Sheffield.

Foster-m is a Sheffield (united kingdom) born artist. Working out of his F28b studio based in a disused machine factory in the old industrial part of the city. Using mixed media, not just on canvas but on any materials he can salvage or reclaim from his surrounding environment, wood, boards, old shop signs, roofing-felt, concrete sheets and numerous found objects. Having been brought up on the notorious KELVIN FLATS COMPLEX his works portray a cold alienation and social estrangement, so at first glance his paintings come across as violent, dark, self-destructive, full of chaotic lines, decaying figures, coded symbols and abstract texts which he refers to as primitive metaphors. But scratch the surface of the multi-layered work and you start to unlock a real warmth, a brutally honest social comment on his life and hostile environment, a life he describes as in isolation. You would expect this vision to leave you stone cold but that’s the great appeal to this artist and his work. …