The Globe Road Poetry Festival, 13-15 November

The QMUL Centre for Poetry is thrilled to invite you to a three-day world poetry festival, celebrating the diversity of local and global poetic traditions in London’s East End, to be held at Queen Mary University of London, 13-15 November 2015.

Performers include Linton Kwesi Johnson, Daljit Nagra, M. NourbeSe Philip, Myung Mi Kim, Kaiser Haq, Caroline Bergvall, Samira Negrouche, Agnes Agboton, Anthony Joseph, Avaes Mohammed, Siddhartha Bose, Aisling Fahey, Pangaea Poetry, Ladies of the Press, Ross Sutherland, Theo Chiotis, Hannah Silva, Andra Simons, Shama Rahman, Miriam Nash, Michael Vidon, Gareth Evans, and Elaine Mitchener.

Programme and booking information on the QMUL Centre for Poetry website:  Almost all events are free but booking is essential.

Storm and Golden Sky: Ross Sutherland and Patricia Farrell

FRIDAY May 29th, 7 PM start. Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7 pm start! Ross Sutherland was born in Edinburgh in 1979. He was included in The Times’s list of Top Ten Literary Stars of 2008. He has four collections of poetry: Things To Do Before You Leave Town (2009), Twelve Nudes (2010), Hyakuretsu Kyaku (2011), and Emergency Window (2012), all published by Penned In The Margins. Ross is also a member of the poetry collective Aisle16 with whom he runs Homework, an evening of literary miscellany in East London.   Patricia Farrell lives in Liverpool. She is a poet and visual artist. She co-organised the SubVoicive reading series in London in the 1980s and was a member of the arts group New River Project. She has collaborated with other writers and artists, most notably Robert Sheppard, as well the installation artist Jivan Astfalck, on the project B*twixst, and with Jennifer Cobbing, and Veryan Weston on the dance piece, A Space Completely Filled with Matter, which is published this month by Veer Press. Her work is published in a range of magazines and collections, including A New Tonal language in the Reality Street‘4 pack’ series, as well as individual pamphlets: most recently, Seven Bays ofSpirituality (Knives Forks and Spoons Press). She completed a PhD thesis in 2011 on poetic artifice in philosophical writing. Her collection, The Zechstein Sea, was published by Shearsman Books in 2013.

Auld Enemies: a poetry documentary by Ross Sutherland

The Enemies project: Auld Enemies was a transnational poetry collaboration where six poets worked in rolling paired to produce original works for readings across the breadth of Scotland and where in each event also featured numerous pairs of writers from the region, who also presented brand new poetry collaborations. Beginning on July 9th and finishing on July 27th, the project visited Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Lerwick and Kirkwall, before a wrapping up in London. Auld Enemies was a groundbreaking exploration of contemporary Scottish poetics through the potential of collaboration. Supported by Creative Scotland.

Electronic Voice Phenomena at Bournemouth Arts Festival

Friday 27 September 2013

Start time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £7

Book online

The Shelley Theatre

Boscombe Manor
Bournemouth BH5 1LX


Part séance, part avant-garde cabaret, Electronic Voice Phenomena is an experimental literature, performance and music show that feeds on the corpse of paranormal pseudo-science. The programme of original commissions takes its inspiration from Konstantin Raudive’s notorious ‘Breakthrough’ experiments of the 1970s, where he captured voices-from-beyond in electronic noise. Wickedly funny spoken word artist Ross Sutherland finds himself trapped in The Crystal Maze; sound poet Hannah Silva channels ghostly utterances; electronic music maverick Leafcutter John tunes in to hidden energy fields; all held together by your Dadaist anti-host, the experimental poet SJ Fowler


with special guest

Electronic Voice Phenomena – Silva, Sutherland, Fowler, Outfit and more

Performance: Electronic Voice Phenomena

Wednesday May 22nd, 2013, 6:30 pm

Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

£7/£5, booking advised.

Taking its name and inspiration from Konstantin Raudive’s 1970s  experiments into hearing unidentified voices in electronic interference, Electronic Voice Phenomena is a brand-new programme of performance works featuring seven of the  country’s most innovative artists working across text, technology and  physical performance. Part séance, part avant-garde cabaret, all new,  the artists appearing include Outfit, Ross Sutherland, Hannah Silva and SJ Fowler plus special guests. Tickets £7/£5 advance, available here.

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