A Future / No Future Poetry Experiment with Poetry Wales

7 April at 7 PM. Jacobs Market, West Canal Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 5DB.

Cardiff Poetry Experiment will launch Poetry Wales’s new Future/No Future issue with an evening of live poetry at Jacob’s Antiques in Cardiff.

What happens to language when the future keeps getting cancelled?

Nathan Jones, Peter Finch, Ailbhe Darcy and Julia Rose Lewis will read and perform from the new issue which explores futurism, utopia, dystopia and the ‘lossy present’.

Organised by Poetry Wales and the Cardiff Poetry Experiment, supported by the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University.

Chris McCabe’s The Real Southbank

Fantastic event! Book now.

What makes us love our city?

Three pioneering poets and writers of London life and history delve into the reality of the South Bank. They weigh up the story of the area, from its beginnings as a marshland to its 20th-century transformation into the city’s cultural quarter.

Hosted by Peter Finch – poet, writer and the editor of Seren’s Real Series? – this evening launches the book Real South Bank by Chris McCabe. Also in attendance is Iain Sinclair, who reads from his own work to help illuminate the past and present of the area. Sinclair has written about the South Bank in Lights Out for the Territory, and about the Thames in Downriver.

Together, these three writers explore the South Bank’s historical associations with criminality and outsiderness, and its appeal to poets like Blake and Rimbaud. Finally, they discuss what makes the South Bank so distinctive in the landscape of contemporary London.

Chris McCabe’s Real South Bank covers the area between Blackfriars Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge, and as far south as Elephant and Castle. The book includes chapters on Shakespeare’s original Globe, a night walk in the footsteps of Dickens, a stroll along the River Neckinger that runs beneath the streets of London and a visit to the site of ?the most notorious of the Elizabethan bear fighting pits. There are chapters on Southbank Centre and Royal Festival Hall, and a new series of poems about the broader South Bank entitled Liquid City.

6pm – 7.30pm

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall

£10 includes wine

More here- LINK


Cardiff Poetry Experiment – Peter Finch, Ashley John Long, EEF

The next Cardiff Poetry Experiment is WEDNESDAY, 24th June

JOHN CAGE’s ONE^7 performed by EEF

followed by:

PETER FINCH AND ASHLEY JOHN LONG VISIT LIDL performed by PETER FINCH (author of Zen Cymru, Selected Later Poems, and hammer lieder helicopter speak) and bassist ASHLEY JOHN LONG

Doors open at 7pm, readings promptly at 7:30pm
Free admission, accompanied by tea, cake and discussions

Waterloo Teahouse
Wyndham Arcade,
Cardiff City Centre,
CF10 1FH
(enter opposite Central Library at the Arcade gate entrance)

Eef is a freelance screen and stage actor based in Cardiff: http://eefbonnet.net/

Peter Finch is a poet is a full-time poet, critic, author and literary entrepreneur living in Cardiff, Wales. He has published more than twenty-five books of poetry including Zen Cymru, published by Seren Books, and The Welsh Poems from Shearsman in 2006. His Selected Later Poems was published by Seren in 2007. A recent work is hammer lieder helicopter speak, a sonic history of twentieth century music published by p.o.w. ( poetry / oppose / war ).

Ashley John Long is a double bassist active internationally as a soloist and ensemble performer. Recent albums include “Back in your own Backyard” with Chris Hodgkins and “The Ripefruit Session” with Tom Jackson.