Electric Arc Furnace

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Electric Arc Furnace #1, with Linus Slug: Insect Librarian & Vicky Sparrow.

A new poetry reading series, in the centre of Sheffield, between the seven hills. Innovative poetries from the South Yorks hinterlands & further-flung.

Linus Slug (aka Mendoza) is a Northumbrian poet and researcher investigating identity through poetic practice. Work references Northumbrian history, North-Eastern dialect as well as insect folklore and mythology. Poems have been published in the anthology Dear World and Everyone In It, as well as Angel Exhaust and Viersome #0. The chapbook ‘Type Specimen: An Observant Guide to Linus Slug’ is currently available via Contraband Press.

Vicky Sparrow is working on a PhD about Anna Mendelssohn at Birkbeck College, University of London. Vicky’s poems can be found in datableed, Litmus and Kakania, and she’s currently finalising a chapbook to be published by Zarf Editions this Winter.

Readings take place at La Biblioteka, a ‘nimble, nomadic’ book & zine store founded in 2015, in Sheffield City Centre. BYOB. Doors 7pm. £4 waged / £3 unwaged / pay what you can.

Theatre/Poetry – Lisa Jeschke/Lucy Beynon, Linda Kemp, Gloria Dawson, others

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The Brunswick
82 North Street, LS2 7PN Leeds
Friday, October 21 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Not very invested in either theatre or poetry, we are doing these things.

– Gloria Dawson says poems, recent
– Linda Kemp, does the same, or not the same (poetry)
– Lisa Jeschke and Lucy Beynon perform THE TRAGEDY OF THERESA MAY
– Plus OTHERS to be confirmed

No tables will be harmed in the making of this event.

Cost: No cost

Time: 7 for 7.30, we start at 7.30

Access: Please note that the performance room is up a narrowish flight of stairs and therefore of limited access for people with certain mobility needs [This wasn’t the first choice of venue, which is far more accessible in this regard] There will also be amplification and some shouting.

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INFO/ LINKS

https://soundcloud.com/user-189188267/untitled-4-parts-7th-october-2016
https://eyhpress.wordpress.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPmTY8YzFfo
http://lisajeschkelucybeynon.blogspot.co.uk/
http://theclaudiusapp.com/6-beynon-jeschke.html

Linda Kemp’s Lease Prise Redux

64 poems of fourteen (!) lines each. Such as: ‘Homelessness | spiders out | the majority of participants | O curb! O vultures! | freedom is mad inside’. Or: ‘the IMF walks the streets at night | if to suck on children’.

‘a cumulative impact which slowly seeps in, like a kaleidoscope of slow-moving debt, arrears and social smallness’. [Stuart Calton]

You can buy it here:
http://material-s.blogspot.co.uk/

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enjoy your homes press presents…

CLAIRE POTTER
Claire Potter, an artist writer from Merseyside, works with live, published and recorded text, installation and performance. Claire’s work addresses modes of speaking and reading to bring considerations of narratology, affect and methods of articulation to the attention of audiences. Claire organises Shady Dealings With Language, an interdisciplinary event series for art and performance writing in the UK. Recent and forthcoming works include performance film Cast Metal Nut, White Rainbow, London, 2016; and, Lads of Aran, a visual essay in Bodies that Remain: Essays on the writer’s body, Punctum Books, New York/London, 2017.
Claire will read CHAVSCUMBOSS, a meditation on the performed masculinity of a Youtube user by the same name.
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STEPHEN CHASE
Stephen Chase composes, improvises, and walks quite a lot. His work veers between generative methods and following-his-nose. He has worked variously with Exaudi, Quatuor Bozzini, Philip Thomas, Ross Parfitt, Choir Brevis, Apartment House, Ensemble Zwischentöne, Music We’d Like to Hear, BBC Singers, omoplate sarangi, murmuration, piggle and Freaking Glamorous Teapot and Bank St Arts.
Stephen will perform one or two pieces which derive from performance scores comprised of words.
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Thursday 20th October 2016
Come to Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, grab a drink and unravel language.
Entry: £4 on the door. Doors: 19:00 for 19:30 start.
More here – https://eyhpress.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/claire-potter-stephen-chase/

The Other Room: a review

“Our eighth birthday event was initially billed as a sound art night, but as it turned out, two of our performers decided to deliver their poetry, setting up some delicious counterpoints for the evening. In time-honoured fashion we had to have a gimmick – on this occasion it was a complete copy of the annual anthology turned page by page into paper aeroplanes which got fired at various points during the evening at an increasingly wary audience.”

Scott Thurston’s thoughts on our eighth birthday event. Read them in full here.