Hesterglock / Poem Brut @ SPIKE ISLAND

May 5: Hesterglock / Poem Brut @ SPIKE ISLAND
w/pop-up art exhibits, the making of a communal cut-up art poem, films, mass participation readings, interactions, performances, books for sale
with Sarer Scotthorne / Christian Patracchini / Isadora Vibes / David Turner / Vik Shirley / Peter Jaeger / Camilla Nelson / Clive Birnie / Lizzy Turner / Andrew Wells / Liz Zumin / Bob Modem

at Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX.
from 1.30 – 5.00 FREE ENTRY. A Spike Island Open Studios event.

Dostoyevsky Wannabe goes to Bristol

Saturday 28th April.

Cat No: DW-412 Rough Trade Bristol, 2:30pm-4pm FREE
Event Type: Dual Dostoyevksy Wannabe book launch plus readings
Cities Guest Editor[s] (Bristol): Paul Hawkins

INFO: Official launch of BOTH Lou Ham:RAS and Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Bristol. Featuring readings/work from: Sarer Scotthorne, David Turner, Vik Shirley, Clive Birnie, Lizzy Turner & Paul Hawkins (Lou Ham: RAS).
Two books on sale: Lou Ham: RAS by Paul Hawkins AND Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Bristol [Edited by Paul Hawkins] both published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe.
Also, obviously Rough Trade records, books, + DW Bristol Cities pamphlet (contains work by all readers) & Lou Ham:RAS on sale

EVENT NEWS: All sorted. People of Bristol (and beyond), why not come along on the 28th April?
Location Details/Address: Rough Trade Bristol, 3 New Bridewell, Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2QD
Drinks: Coffee, beer, soft drinks available to buy from Rough Trade cafe and bar.
Food: Nah


Diisonance – paul hawkins & Steve Ryan

Bank Street Arts, Sheffield June 21-24
Diisonance is a collaboration, part of a jigsaw, the genesis of which is shared experiences; Steve and paul met in the early nineties squatting in Claremont Road, east London at the height of anti-road protests, poll-tax riots and dissent. They’ve tried to piece together the past from the future, making sense of the ghosts that stay with them and the trust they offer one another helps clarify the feelings of confusion and love for their entwined topics; faltering, broken and rebuilt many times over. paul has written extensively on his experiences of squatting/protesting against the building of the M11 Link Road through east London, most recently in Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press 2015), which ‘plots the run-off, rackets and 90’s resistance to the proposed M11 Link Road; text experiments and collage from Claremont Road to Cameron. Memory traces re-surface the A12’ which features Steve’s photography. In Diisonance Steve’s starting point is a 21st century response to the collage/text of Place Waste Dissent and/or/with further memory travels. paul tries to look to the future in responding to Steve’s response to paul’s response(s), peacing the past from the future.
Diisonance Workshop June 23 14.00 – 16.30
paul hawkins & Rowan Evans are running a Creating Experimental & Collaborative Poetry on Friday June 23 2.00pm – 4.30pm. The cost is £5.00 per person. Enquiries and booking: hesterglock@gmail.com. All participants will be invited to read any new work created in the evening, joining some specially commissioned performances.
Diisonance Poetry June 23 18.30 – 21.00
Ten poets have been collaborating in pairs to produce new poetry to perform this evening. Their only guide is that they start from the word Dissonance, and that their performance be no longer than six minutes. This event is free, and begins at 6.30pm.
All new Dissonance work will be published by Hesterglock Press in a book to mark the exhibition and events.
Steve Ryan
Driven forward by scary monsters, haunted by the notion of chaos, London artist Steve Ryan’s work tries to pin down the slippery essence of ’the stuff’. Peripatetic by design, he’s recently experienced the joy of being tethered which has grounded him long enough to start production of a project over 30 years in the making, and with a bit of luck it will be finished in a little less time, but probably not.
paul hawkins
paul hawkins is a bristol-based poet, text artist & word-processor. paul studied the art of sleeping standing up and drinking lying down with nearly disastrous consequences. He’s the author of Claremont Road, Contumacy (both Erbacce Press) & Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press 2015). he collaborates with Portugese text artist/poet bruno neiva, co-authoring Servant Drone (KF&S Press 2015) and The Secret of Good Posture (Team Trident Press 2016). At the last count paul has moved on average every 11 months, but only ever owned one tent. Collages of text/art from Place Waste Dissent were exhibited at Bank Street Arts in 2016. paul co-runs Hesterglock Press and is a Spike Associate.

SJ Fowler book launch in Bristol

Arnolfini : Bristol – April Thursday 6th – 7pm : Free Entry.

The launch of SJ Fowler’s latest poetry collection ‘The Guide to Being Bear Aware’ from Bristol-based Shearsman Books, featuring performances and readings from Fowler and guest readers John Hall, Holly Corfield Carr, Paul Hawkins, Phil Owen & more to be announced.

“The Guide to Being Bear Aware offers advice for living in a world gone awry. Wry, violent, contemplative, political, intimate and raucous by turns, these are poems that laze on your lap only to get their claws in… Morphing into unfamiliar shapes beneath the watching eye, these refreshing, quizzical, well-traveled poems forge a world entirely their own: they won’t let you go of you easily.” Sarah Howe

More here.

The Secret of Good Posture: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Freedom

Paul Hawkins | Bruno Neiva

Team Trident Press

Book launch + performance, by Bruno Neiva

Café Candelabro, Porto

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 19h30

The Secret of Good Posture: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Freedom is a 14-page altered pamphlet that depicts the relationship between twenty first century freedom and personal postures. Several processes have been employed in the making, such as détournement and Oulipian constraints. Available in 2 versions. Recommended to be used in stereo (both pamphlets) for best results. Includes easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions.