Constance and Eva

17th to 27th September at 7.30pm

Except: 2.30pm only on 24th; no performance on 23rd

at The Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham

Press Night: Tuesday 19th September at 7.30pm

 A new play by Kimberly Campanello about two sisters who abandoned their privileged upbringing in Ireland to become political radicals. Constance Markievicz and Eva Gore-Booth battled imperialism, fought for women’s rights, and sought to redefine gender and sexuality. They were famous – even infamous – during their lifetimes, but history has largely forgotten them. More details here.

Iain Morrison – A Preview

Iain has a frequently collaborative practice as a writer and performer, working within live literature and live art contexts. Projects have included sung staging of texts by women Beat Generation writers, a lecture presentation and performance with classical musicians for New Media Scotland’s Syndicate series, and Subject Index a durational installation of the complete poems of Emily Dickinson developed in residency at Forest Centre+ and toured to Berlin’s SOUNDOUT! New Ways of Presenting Literature Festival in May 2014. Publishing includes poem-responses to fin de siècle Vienna included in the Kakania anthology (2015), published by Austrian Cultural Forum London and edited by S.J. Fowler and work in serial publications such as HOAX, Soanyway and Scree Magazine. In his role as Enterprise Manager at The Fruitmarket Gallery, he works within a commercial framework to grow new audiences and bring them into dialogue with the Gallery’s exhibitions programme through events and other activity.

Please note that a change in circumstances means that our next event will not be at The Castle Hotel as usual, but will instead be at The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF. This is just a few minutes walk from The Castle. More information here.

 

Sarah-Clare Conlon – A Preview

Sarah-Clare Conlon’s prize-winning work is published by Salt, Comma, Stand andFlash, who called her “one of the most interesting and inspiring authors writing flashes today”. She was long listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award. A former journalist on ELLE, with a Creative Writing MA, she edited The Manchester Anthology, writes for The Manchester Review, The Skinny, Creative Tourist andConfingo, and runs popular Manchester live literature night Verbose.

Our next event takes place on 20th July with Kimberly Campanello, Sarah-Clare Conlon, Geraldine Monk and Iain Morrison. Start time is 7pm at The Wonder Inn and as always is free entry. We hope to see you there. More on the events page.

Kimberly Campanello – A Preview

Kimberly Campanello’s previous poetry publications include Spinning Cities (Wurm Press), Consent (Doire Press), Imagines (New Dublin Press), Strange Country (Dreadful Press), and Hymn to Kālī (Eyewear). MOTHERBABYHOME, a book of conceptual and visual poetry on the St Mary’s Mother and Baby Home in Ireland, will appear with zimZalla Avant Objects later this year. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at York St John University. http://www.kimberlycampanello.com

Please note that a change in circumstances means that our next event will not be at The Castle Hotel as usual, but will instead be at The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF. This is just a few minutes walk from The Castle. More information here.

Geraldine Monk – A Preview

Gerladine Monk

Geraldine Monk was born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1952. Since first being published in the 1970s she has written eight major collections of poetry and numerous chapbooks. Her writing has appeared extensively in the both the UK and the USA. As an extension to her activities in poetry she collaborates with many musicians including Martin Archer, Charlie Collins and Julie Tippetts. A collection of essays on her poetry, The Salt Companion to Geraldine Monk, edited by Scott Thurston, was published in 2007 by Salt Publishing. They Who Saw The Deep is her new book and will have its northern launch at the event.

Please note that a change in circumstances means that our next event will not be at The Castle Hotel as usual, but will instead be at The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF. This is just a few minutes walk from The Castle. More information here.