Martin Palmer – A Preview

Our next event takes place on 23rd June and features Sam Riviere, Sarah Kelly and Martin Palmer. Click HERE for more details.


Martin Palmer is based in Morecambe. A graduate of the Edge Hill Creative Writing programmes, his Deconstructivist poetry has featured on Robert Sheppard’s Pages, and in Question Mark and other works have been performed at events in Liverpool and Manchester. He blogs at Blogtastic.

Sarah Kelly – A Preview

Our next event takes place on 23rd June and features Sam Riviere, Sarah Kelly and Martin Palmer. Click HERE for more details.

Sarah Kelly is a poet and artist currently based in London. She is the author of Ways of Describing Cuts (with Steve Fowler) (KFS, 2012) and Locklines (KFS, 2010) and has published work in various journals, magazines and anthologies including Dear World and Everyone In It (Bloodaxe). Her recent work is primarily focused on the visual and textual and centres around her practice as a hand paper-maker and she featured in the Haywood anthology The New Concrete. She has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally and was the 2015 poet in residence at the University of Loughborough. She has co-edited the Spanish language poetry journal Alba Londres and is the director of Molino Editions. She is currently completing AHRC post graduate research into ‘the page’ at the Royal College of Art.

Sam Riviere – A Preview

Our next event takes place on 23rd June and features Sam Riviere, Sarah Kelly and Martin Palmer. Click HERE for more details.

Sam Riviere’s books include Kim Kardashian’s Marriage (Faber & Faber, 2015), Standard Twin Fantasy (Eggbox, 2015) and 81 Austerities (Faber & Faber, 2012), which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. He studied at the Norwich School of Art and Design, and holds a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA and was a recipient of a 2009 Eric Gregory Award.

Day of the Deaded films

Held on October 31st 2014 at the Rich Mix Arts centre, Day of the Deaded celebrated the Mexican festival of Dia de Muertos in London with 7 original readings and performances firmly rooted in the European avant garde tradition. Part of the Enemigos project, Day of the Deaded was produced by Films from the event are now online, including this from Sarah Kelly. Full list as follows:

MercedesAzpilicueta & Ohad Ben Shimon


Cabaret Hrabal



One of the boundless figures of late 20th century Czech literature, Bohumil Hrabal was a novelist, a drinker, a bon vivant, an avant gardist, a railway dispatcher during the Nazi occupation, a traveling salesman, a steelworker, a recycling mill worker, a stagehand… His novels, which include Too Loud a Solitude, Closely Observed Trains, and I Served the King of England, were censored under the Communist regime, yet have since been translated into nearly thirty languages. A survivor of both the Nazi and Soviet occupations of Czechoslovakia, much of Hrabal’s work juxtaposes the darkness of history to the comic, human-scale happenings of the every-day. His oeuvre is as inimitable as his novels are unforgettable.

Through a half-dozen brand new commissions from some of the most exciting UK based poets, artists, conceptualists, theatre makers and dramaturges, Hrabal will be evoked and enveloped, transposed into some of the most exciting literary experimentalists of contemporary London.

Featuring Zoe Skoulding (sound poetry), Sarah Kelly (book sculptures), Joshua Alexander (film art), Stephen Emmerson (conceptual performance), Marcus Slease (poetry), Tom Jenks (literary experiments), Eva Danickova (stage reading) and Lucinka Eisler (theatre), this is a chance to discover, or rediscover, a great European writer through new and exciting works that pay their debt to the remarkable achievements of Hrabal in the essence of their happening.

Read more at the Czech Centre London site.


Toynbee Studios, London E1 6AB (Map)
Friday 25 October
7pm, Free
 Readings with Sam Riviere, David Berridge, Tim Atkins, Sarah Kelly, Eirikur Orn Norddahl and Tom Jenks. From the publisher:
“You are invited to join independent poetry publisher Penned in the Margins for the launch of SJ Fowler’s groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary collection Enemies; the result of collaborations with over thirty artists, photographers and writers – each imbued with the energy, innovation and generosity of spirit that has become Fowler’s calling card as a poet.
Meta-diary entries mingle with a partially redacted email exchange; texts slip and fragment, finding new contexts alongside paintings, diagrams and YouTube clips. Animalistic Rorschach blots and behind-the-scenes photographs from the Museum inspire a poetic that is dynamic but unstable: Fowler’s texts walk the high-wire between reason and madness, the individual and the collective, human and animal.
The Enemies are: Tim Atkins, David Berridge, Cristine Brache, Patrick Coyle, Emily Critchley, Lone Eriksen, Frédéric Forte, Tom Jenks, Samantha Johnson, Alexander Kell, David Kelly, Sarah Kelly, Anatol Knotek, Ilenia Madelaire, Chris McCabe, nick-e melville, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, Matteo X Patocchi, Claire Potter, Monika Rinck, Sam Riviere, Hannah Silva, Marcus Slease, Ross Sutherland, Ryan Van Winkle, Philip Venables, Sian Williams”
“An overwhelming assault. The geography is unnerving, almost familiar, then stinging in its estrangement.
Intensity crackles. Tension teases. At what point does collision become collaboration? When do the bandages come off?”
Iain Sinclair