Contraband Live 2

Contraband Live is back for a night of poetry, music and dancing right before the Christmas break!

Poets performing at the event will include: Jennie Cole, Ghazal Mosadeq, Juha Virtanen (book launch!), Ollie Evans – and you!

As before there will be an Open Mic slot, so please bring along anything you might be working on now and would like to read out.

The event takes place at Charterhouse Bar between Barbican and Farringdon, next to Smithfield Market. There will be excellent food available at a reasonable price (the pizzas are particulary good!), a Contraband book-stall, and late-night dancing and music from 11.00 on!

We very much look forward to seeing you there!

Monday 12th December, 7.30

Charterhouse Bar London ec1, Chaterhouse Street


2 June, 6 PM. Birkbeck School of Arts. 43-46 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD.

new performances by

Ollie Evans :: Lucy Beynon & Lisa Jeschke :: 
Jeremy Hardingham :: Irum Fazal :: WIll Stuart 

G10, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck
5:30 (for 6pm) FREE

Ollie Evans
‘About that Original Hen’ : A Finnegans Wake Perfumance

A puppet-lecture-performance of Finnegans Wake through scenes of writing between men and women. A graphologist commands a peasant to write. A spiritualist medium guides the hand of a client. An amanuensis transcribes the notes of a blind writer.
A cop cuffs the wrists of a student. A scholar performs Finnegans Wake with an egg.

Lucy Beynon & Lisa Jeschke
DAVID CAMERON [a theatre of knife songs]

“Everything and everyone that went in to be concealed beneath a surface come out not as ghosts but as fleshly fucking human flesh.”

Will Stuart A Performance by Will Stuart

A performance by Will Stuart.

plus two short pieces by Jeremy Hardingham and Irum Fazal

Xing the Zone

Launch of issue one of ZONE. Readings by contributors Tim Atkins, Natalie Bradbeer, Amy Evans, Ollie Evans, Nancy Gaffield, Ben Hickman, Jeff Hilson, Doug Jones, Dorothy Lehane, Richard Parker, Will Rowe, Juha Virtanen, Steve Willey.

The ABC in Sound Ensemble for The Other Room 35: Bob Cobbing A Celebration

THE ENSEMBLE: Tim Allen, Joanne Ashcroft, Richard Barrett, Leanne Bridgewater, Matt Dalby, Phil Davenport, James Davies, Ollie Evans, Patricia Farrell, Clive Fencott, Alan Halsey, Michael Haslam, Tom Jenks, Angela Keaton, Geraldine Monk, Maggie O’Sullivan, Holly Pester, Robert Sheppard, Adrian Slatcher, Chris Stephenson, Scott Thurston, Gareth Twose, Steven Waling, Steve Willey and Nigel Wood.

Visit Ubu at the LINK to hear letters d, p and t of the ABC in Sound.

The Other Room 35 takes place at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. Tuesday 23rd October 2012, 7.00 pm. FREE

Dash Booked a Builder by Ollie Evans

Out now from Red Ceilings Press. Ollie Evans is a poet and performer from London. He has been making experimental ventriloquist theatre as a soloist and with his group, Dummy Company, since 2008. His first booklet, Stutter Studies (2011) was published by Department Press. He has had poetry printed in the International Egg & Poultry Review (2011), Depart (2012) and Anything Anymore Anywhere (2012). A book of poems after Dante, The Comedy, is due out through Holdfire Press in October 2012. He is also studying for a PhD on ‘Performance and Finnegans Wake’ at Birkbeck College.

WFN presents an evening of contemporary poetry

December 9 from 6:30pm for a 7pm start for an evening of the best in contemporary poetry.

A one off-meeting of WFN sees MadLab’s monthly experimental poetry workshop play host to a reading line-up of three specially invited guests:

  • Jessica Pujol i Duran
  • Stephen Emmerson
  • Ollie Evans

Entry is free and drinks will be available by donation before the reading and during the interval.