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Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:45

Creatures of the Night

 OUT OF PRINT
Creatures of the Night - performance poetry

Published by purpleprosepress, 2003 under Rosie Garland's stage name of Rosie Lugosi.

Published as part of Rosie's residency at 'Creatures of the Night' at greenroom Manchester, Manchester's longest running poetry slam.
Including poems such as 'Two Queens', published in Mslexia magazine.

 

 

Excerpt…

“Two Queens

I’d arranged the Palace Hotel bar, at seven. Figured
The cavernous hall, high gilded ceiling would suit
World-changers. They were already there;
Had ordered beer in straight glasses. I knew them at once:

Her, from the bas-reliefs in the Met; and her,
From technicolour gloss in A level History.
“You both look fatter,” I said, “than the pictures.”
“There’s court portraitists for you,” boomed Nefertiti,

Halfway through her pint. Patted a teak-stained
Roll of fat which hung about her navel. “Likewise:
When did you last see a royal virgin painted fat?”
Blared Elizabeth, and thumped me on the back…”

Published in Poetry
Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:14

Coming Out at Night

Coming Out At Night - performance poetry


Published by purpleprosepress, 2005 under Rosie Garland's stage name of Rosie Lugosi

Poem excerpt –

“Lights Go Out

The lights go out; there's a rustle of silk at the corner of earshot
The dark swims in, and ink closes over your head
Back row or back room my hand finds yours
Pulls you cheek to cheek, lip to lip
Go down for the third time and come up choking
And down again with my hand on your head.
The lights go out.
You said you wanted this
Screamed and bawled till mommy said
Come and tuck your little head in here
And I will stroke you, stroke you, stroke you
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have left the bed that you lie on
As you lay you down to sleep
Pass your soul to me to keep
I'll lock it in a box and prick it with a pin
And you will never see morning again.
The lights go out...”

Five star reviews on Amazon

“A delightfully eccentric and funny collection… I found the book to be like a favourite record or cd that you will return to time and time again.”

“Coming out at night is the latest collection of poetry by the ever charismatic Rosie Lugosi… pure comic genius”

“Witty, entertaining, thought provoking, funny, sad and spooky all in one delicious package. I liked it so much, I had the cover picture tattooed on my thigh. No, really.”

Published in Poetry
The Looking Glass Burlesque

Pyramid Studio Theatre
Palmyra Square South,
Warrington,
WA1 1BL.

Doors are at 7.30pm, show at 8pm.
Tickets are £11 for theatre seats and £14 for cabaret tables.

The Looking Glass Burlesque returns to its favourite home with an outstanding line-up of burlesque and variety talent. With a changing line-up every year, you'll never be disappointed!

Feast your eyes upon glamorous showgirls, sultry songbirds, dazzling dancers, madcap magicians, comedic cheesecake, latin lovelies and a whole host more!
The wondrous Rosie Lugosi will be returning to compere the evening's proceedings in her own fabulous style, ably assisted by the cutest stage kitten this side of the litterbox, Miss Beau Shortcake.

STARRING:
Missy Malone - the international bombshell of burlesque, guaranteed to excite and entertain in each and every way. One of the UK's favourite burlesque performers, and you'll soon see why!
Suzie Sequin - the chameleon of cabaret. This beauty is a master of character burlesque and she will be debuting a BRAND NEW act sure to get your hips a shaking and your feet a tapping!
Dancers Bizarre - and many more!

Tickets are £11 for theatre seats and £14 for cabaret tables. Such a bargain for this jam-packed line up of award winning and critically acclaimed performers. Doors are at 7.30pm, show at 8pm.

Tickets available from www.pyramidparrhall.co.uk

So roll up, roll up and step through The Looking Glass once again for an evening of pure entertainment - you won't be disappointed!

Published in Gig List
Gothic Styles Street / Fashion Show

Sunday, 29 October 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location: Exchange Square,
Manchester City Centre,
M3 1BD

Join us for an extravagant exploration of what it means to have goth style!
Real-life goths, punks, steampunks and other assorted ‘weirdo mosher freaks’ will strut, stomp and parade their individual dress sense for the public of Manchester. Interspersed with the street style will be fashion looks from students and alumni of Manchester Met’s Manchester Fashion Institute, showing the pervasive influence of goth sensibilities in contemporary haute couture. Sound tracked by goth music, introduced by two queens of goth-dom - Rosie Lugosi The Vampire Queen and Manchester’s monochrome drag par excellence Liquorice Black – this will be a catwalk to remember and a brilliant way to round off your Halloween weekend in the city.

Featuring:
Comperes Rosie Lugosi and Liquorice Black
Border Morris from Stone the Crows
ArA DJS
Kiku Corsets
Fantastical make up competition winners from House of Fraser
In association with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
Part of Halloween in the City produced by Manchester BID.
FREE – Tickets available on Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gothic-styles-streetfashion-show-tickets-36606979461

Published in Gig List
Rosie Garland: 'The Night Brother' - Reading and Book Signing

Location: John Rylands Library Historic Reading Room,
Deansgate,
Manchester M3 3EH
6-7pm
Free event

Introduced and chaired by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Met).

Tagged ‘literary hero’ by The Skinny, Rosie Garland is an award-winning poet, novelist and singer with post-punk band The March Violets. With a passion for language nurtured by libraries, she started out in spoken word, garnering praise from Apples and Snakes as ‘one of the country’s finest performance poets’.
She is the author of Vixen, a Green Carnation Prize nominee. Debut novel, The Palace of Curiosities, won Book of the Year in the Co-op Respect Awards 2013 and was nominated for both The Desmond Elliott and the Polari First Book Prizes. Her latest novel The Night Brother (Borough Press) was reviewed in The Times as "A rich and ambitious tale set in late Victorian Manchester... Garland's prose is a delight: playful and exuberant. There are shades of Angela Carter in the mad world she creates... Full marks.'

Her most recent poetry collection, As In Judy, is out with Flapjack Press. She is half of The Time-Travelling Suffragettes. #gothfest17

https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/artshumanities/rah/gothic-manchester-festival/detail/index.php?id=6561

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Antwerp Queer Arts Festival – Vampire Night

We close the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival and Antwerp Pride with a Lesbian Vampire Night at Red & Blue.

We change Red & Blue into a vintage cinema to show the cult movie Daughters of Darkness (1971), about lesbian vampires, directed by the Antwerp movie director Harry Kümel. Followed by a queer performance by Rosie Lugosi, the Vampire Queen.

Of course this will lead to a full-blown party with lesbian vampires. Everyone is welcome, but we advice you to dress up in black or leather!

7pm: Film: Daughters of Darkness
9pm: Rosie Lugosi performance

Venue: Red & Blue,
Lange Schipperskapelstraat 11,
2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Tickets: 10 euro / 8 euro with an Antwerp Queer Arts Festival wristband
Click to go to Antwerp Queer Arts Festival site

Published in Gig List

The Looking Glass Burlesque returns to Warrington for its annual showstopper spectacular! Join Suzie Sequin and a host of the finest cabaret talent as we take you to the golden age of variety and vaudeville, where corsets, feathers and stockings were the uniform and frivolity and fun were the orders of the day!

Step beyond The Looking Glass and feast your eyes upon:

Suzie Sequin
Dancers Bizarre
Scarlett von Rouge
Miss Jones
Titsalina Bumsquash
Scarlet Butterfly

Beau Shortcake is our lovely stage maid and joining the Warrington family for the first time will be the lesbian vampire queen herself, the one and only Rosie Lugosi! What a treat we've got in store for you from this lady :)

Tickets are £13 for cabaret seating or £10 for theatre seating available from the venue's box office or website. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Pyramid Studio Theatre.
Palmyra Square South,
Warrington,
WA1 1BL.
(01925) 442345

www.pyramidparrhall.co.uk

Doors are at 7.30pm, show at 8pm.

The Looking Glass is proud to be sponsored by Vivien of Holloway and Sequinned Designs. Colin Grist will also be on hand to photograph the evening proceedings.

Published in Gig List