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‘That’s What She Said’ at Bridlington Poetry Festival

Thursday 19th October
Bridlington Contemporary Art Gallery
3 West Street,
Bridlington,
YO15 3DX
19:30
£2.00 (incl. glass of wine) (no conc.)

Rosie Garland
That's What She Said - Women's Words
For Books’ Sake present a night of spoken word entirely written and performed by women! A wide range of speakers and topics, from slam poetry to storytelling, contemporary political thought to comedy, bringing women’s voices to the forefront, giving a platform to writers and performers you’ll love.

https://www.litup.org.uk/women-poetry

We’re proud both to celebrate the poetry of writers from the East Riding of Yorkshire and to bring to our region some of the finest poets from around the UK and beyond.

'Our short, but very sweet, seaside festival has a strong focus on poetry by women and voices from beyond the UK. And in between all our brilliant readings, performances, workshops and discussions, there’s plenty of time to hang out with the rest of our growing festival family.

In our eighth year, we’re moving into the heart of Bridlington for the first time. We believe this will allow us to build an ever-closer relationship with the people who live, study and work here, while we continue to welcome our guests from further afield.

That's What She Said - Performance Workshop

Thursday 19th October
Bridlington Library
14 King St, Bridlington
YO15 2DE
15:00-17:00
£10.00 (no conc.)

Rosie Garland
That's What She Said - Performance Workshop
Nervous about presenting your work in public? Want to keep audiences hanging on your every word? In this workshop, award-winning writer and performer Rosie Garland looks at performing the spoken word, and how you can improve your readings. This informal and supportive session will provide key insights with practical tips & strategies to build confidence and make your words sizzle.

https://www.litup.org.uk/rosie-garland

We’re proud both to celebrate the poetry of writers from the East Riding of Yorkshire and to bring to our region some of the finest poets from around the UK and beyond.

'Our short, but very sweet, seaside festival has a strong focus on poetry by women and voices from beyond the UK. And in between all our brilliant readings, performances, workshops and discussions, there’s plenty of time to hang out with the rest of our growing festival family.

In our eighth year, we’re moving into the heart of Bridlington for the first time. We believe this will allow us to build an ever-closer relationship with the people who live, study and work here, while we continue to welcome our guests from further afield.

Jill Abram presents

Stablemates

Conversation and poetry with Henry Normal, Rosie Garland and
Jackie Hagan of Flapjack Press.

Wednesday 18th October,
6.30pm. Readings start promptly at 7pm

Waterstones Birmingham,
24-26 High Street, B4 7SL

£5 (advance booking www.waterstones.com)

Raining Upwards is Henry Normal’s first all new poetry collection in over 20 years. In the meanwhile he was making comedy for TV and film, including The Royle Family, Mighty Boosh, Gavin & Stacey and the Oscar-nominated Philomena. Earlier this year he was honoured with a BAFTA Special Award but Henry has retired from all that and returned to his first love – poetry!

Rosie Garland is a novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets. She also performs twisted cabaret as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. She was described by Apples and Snakes as one of the country’s finest performance poets. As In Judy is her sixth poetry collection and goes behind the scenes in her life and mind.

Jackie Hagan’s first solo show Some People Have Too Many Legs, written while she was in hospital having her leg lopped off, won the Saboteur award for Best Spoken Word Show. Her second, Jumble Soul, is about to premier at Contact Theatre, Manchester. She is one of three inaugural Jerwood Compton Fellows for making a significant contribution to the poetry community.

Flapjack Press explores the synergy between performance and the page.

Leeds Festival of Gothica

Leeds City Museum
Cookridge Street,
LS2 8BH Leeds

14 October at 11:00–16:00
Free entry.

Take a dark trip into the bones of Leeds Gothica on the 14th of October.
Explore gothic literature, fashion and music.
Special guest –Rosie Garland!
With stalls and installations from jumbo records, ultimate skin tattoos, Leeds libraries, the West Yorkshire Playhouse Costume Department, ‘dead things’ by Kate, Sohos, Nyx and the Sophie Lancaster foundation to name but a few!

Polari at Birmingham Lit Fest

Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Centenary Square,
Broad Street,
Birmingham, B1 2EP

8 October at 19:00–21:00
Tickets: £8 / £6.40 concs
Festival Pass: Free

Polari returns to Birmingham as part of Birmingham Lit Fest and our Tenth Birthday Tour, supported by Arts Council England.

Hosted by Paul Burston with Rosie Garland, Scott Campbell, Laura Wake, Karen Mcleod and more.

Polari has come a long way from its humble beginnings above a Soho pub. Now celebrating its 10th year, the award-winning LGBT literary movement calls London’s Southbank Centre its home and tours regularly.
Tonight’s show is part of the salon’s tenth anniversary tour, funded by Arts Council England. Curated and hosted by author Paul Burston with guests Scott Campbell, Rosie Garland, Karen McLeod, Gerry Potter and Laura Wake.
In association with SHOUT festival.

https://www.birminghamliteraturefestival.org/event/polari-literary-salon/

Monday October 2nd
FLIM NITE

The Three Minute Theatre,
Afflecks Palace,
35-39, Oldham Street,
Northern Quarter,
Manchester M1 1JG

Doors @ 7.30pm
Acts @ 8.00pm
£2 suggested donation

What would 'The Thing' look like distorted by poets, comedians, and musicians?
With guests including Rosie Garland

FLIM NITE is a monthly performance event based at Three Minute Theatre in Manchester's Northern Quarter. At no point do we show the film in question!

Each of our performers has been given a chunk of 'The Thing' to turn into something new. Come and watch as our acts transform an action-packed blockbuster into something unrecognisable for your viewing pleasure.

We will not be showing a movie. We will be making a flim.

There are a limited number of open mic slots available! Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a slot. Remember it's flim as in FLIM and nite as in NITE. Got it? Slots are three minutes long and material must be ''The Thing' -related.

Below Stairs at Blacks Club

Blacks Club,

67 Dean St,
Soho
London, W1D 4QH

7.30-10.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are free but in order to secure a place, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Special Guest - ROSIE GARLAND

Tagged ‘literary hero’ by The Skinny, Rosie Garland is an award-winning poet, novelist and singer. 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, was nominated for both The Desmond Elliott and the Polari First Book Prize. Her latest novel The Night Brother is out now from Borough Press and her most recent poetry collection, As In Judy, is out with Flapjack Press.

MICHELLE MADSEN

Michelle Madsen is one of the UK's best known performance poets. She is a regular at Glastonbury, Latitude and the Edinburgh Festival and has performed her poetry on four continents. She is the host and creator of the world's only poetry panel game, I'm Sorry I Haven't Haiku and writes as a journalist for Private Eye and the Independent. Michelle's debut collection Alternative Beach Sports is published by Burning Eye books and she is developing a solo show called What Goes Up which is about flight, falling and the end of the world with support from the Battersea Arts Centre and the Nuffield Theatre, as well as a clowning and storytelling show, Tales from a Satellite City with Elizabeth Margereson.

Your Host – Sophia Blackwell

http://mailchi.mp/13203a215681/sophiablackwellgmailcom

The Black Rose Ball 2017

Saturday 2nd September

Rosie Garland book launch and reading
The Gothic Café,
De Grey Rooms,
St. Leonards Place,
York YO1 7HD

2pm-3pm
£4 advance, £5 on the door

Special Black Rose Ball event.
Come and meet Rosie Garland – singer with the legendary March Violets - and hear her read from her latest book 'The Night Brother'!
She will also be more than happy to answer any questions regarding her work and sign her books.
Book your ticket now via our ticket page.

http://blackroseball.co.uk/reading

The Other Side of Violet

Friday 1st September

Three Minute Theatre
Affleck’s Arcade
Affleck’s Palace,
35-39, Oldham Street,
Manchester M1 1JG

7pm-9pm
£5 entry on door

The Other Side of Violet
Spoken word extravaganza
Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA's latest anthology, The Other Side of Violet, with an astounding evening of spoken word from contributors, special guests, plus an open mic to show off your poetic skills to a New York indie press that loves new writers.

Featured Performers: Rosie Garland, Lew Kelly and Genevieve L Walsh
Host: Jane Ormerod, Editor of great weather for MEDIA

Plus open mic

great weather for MEDIA is based in New York City and publishes fearless poetry and prose from writers across the world. Submissions for the next anthology open October 15th so this is the perfect opportunity to impress on the open mic, meet editors and learn more. www.greatweatherformedia.com

Fluid Love

Rosie Garland & Jess Richards
Sun 27 Aug 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Writers' Retreat,
Charlotte Square Gardens,
Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
£8.00, £6.00

Set in 19th-century Manchester, writer and performance poet Rosie Garland's The Night Brother takes the reader to the outer limits of gender fluidity as it explores the complex nature of identity through siblings Edie and Gnome. Acclaimed author Jess Richards's City of Circles is the magical tale of a love affair between two circus performers, Danu and Morrie. Contemporary fiction at its finest.

The Festival's home, the beautiful, leafy Charlotte Square Gardens (at the west end of George Street, a minute's walk away from Princes Street), is a wonderful space in which to sit, talk, think, play and be entertained. Our tented village is expanding out to George Street this year with two new venues and seating areas so there are even more opportunities to relax and be entertained. You can see a favourite author, join in a workshop or debate, enjoy a cuppa in the café, a beer, or simply park yourself on the grass (with or without a book) and soak up the atmosphere.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/rosie-garland-jess-richards-10252

Hammer & Tongue poetry slam

Fri 25 Aug
19:30 – 20:30

Banshee Labyrinth (Venue 156)
Banqueting Hall
29-35 Niddry St,
Edinburgh EH1 1LG

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 558 8209
Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

The Royal Albert Hall and the National Slam Final await nightly poetry slam winners. Open to all, wow the randomly chosen judges with your 3 minutes of original spoken word (book a slot This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or turn up at the start). With a brilliant programme of special guest artists including ROSIE GARLAND on Friday 25th!
http://www.hammerandtongue.com/

She Grrrowls - PBH Fringe Festival

Black Market Room 1,
Venue 399
32 Market Street,
Edinburgh
EH1 1QB

19:20-20:20pm

She Grrrowls makes its debut appearance at the PBH Free Fringe in Edinburgh from 6th - 27th August this year at Black Market!
Featuring Rosie Garland, Carmina Masoliver, Rorie Evans & Drastik Measures on 23rd August.

She Grrrowls is an arts event featuring poetry, spoken word, comedy and music and everything in between. The event features talented women, including transgender and non-binary people.

https://tickets.edfringe.com/venues/black-market

That's What She Said

Bar Bados, Venue 32
65 Cowgate,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JW

17.45 – 18.45

The 'biggest spoken word night in London for women' (Evening Standard) makes its Edinburgh Fringe debut. A different line-up every night of incredible, irreverent poetry, performance, stand-up and storytelling by women, with featured headliners including 'one of the country’s finest performance poets' (ApplesandSnakesBlog.org) Rosie Garland on Tuesday 22nd August.

Expect fierce, feminist truth and fiction from the best and boldest emerging and established women spoken word performers and writers around. Open-mic available, tweet @forbookssake to grab yours.

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/that-s-what-she-said

FREAK Circus Poetry Bordello

Woodland Creatures, Venue 282
260-262 Leith Walk,
Edinburgh,
EH6 5EL

8-9pm

One show ONLY for FREAK Circus at The Fringe in 2017! Get ready for a night of poetic passion and pulsating word-power as FREAK Circus, the resident poetry promoters at Woodland Creatures, present a programme of Britain’s finest spoken word artists performing their most personal and revealing work. Funny, sexy, emotional and always mind-blowingly entertaining, the FREAK Circus Poetry Bordello is an evening that you’ll remember for a long time to come.

Featuring Rosie Garland,
Hannah Raymond-Cox, Suky Goodfellow, Andromada Mystic, Carla Woodburn, Rachel Plummer, Rebecca Monks & Max Scratchmann

https://tickets.edfringe.com/venues/woodland-creatures

The Books Tent

Wilderness Festival,
Cornbury Park
Oxfordshire

Our Books Tent is entirely devoted to the literary arts. Ink-slinging, scribing, musing, brain-storming, spinning-yarns, telling tales. Expect takeovers from major publishers, talks and debates with incredible writers, masterclasses on writing from inspirational people, workshops, poetry, readings and a rapt audience of fellow lovers of the written word. Heaven.

Our participating publishers include Harper Collins – who are bringing Gail Honeyman, Jack Cooke, CJ Cooke and Rosie Garland to Wilderness Festival.

https://www.wildernessfestival.com/programme/the-literary-tent/
https://www.wildernessfestival.com/2017-programme/

Polari with The Time-Travelling Suffragettes!

Stein Bier Keller
Morley St,
Bradford BD7 1AJ

Friday, 7th July 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Polari: The LGBT Literary Salon
Paul Burston with VG Lee, Kirsty Logan, The Time-Travelling Suffragettes and David McAlmont

Polari founder and your host for the evening, Paul Burston, will introduce acclaimed vocalist and songwriter, David McAlmont; novelist, poet and performer, Kirsty Logan; writer, singer and post-punk poet, Rosie Garland, accompanied by Eilish McEvil and award-winning author and stand-up comedian, VG Lee, for a night of thought-provoking discussion and outrageous entertainment.

https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/event/polari/

WORD CLUB

The Chemic Tavern
9 Johnston Street,
LS6 2NG Leeds
19:45–22:30

Poetry wi' Chips!

June's WORD CLUB features co-headlining slots from the fabulous literary polymath, Rosie Garland, and Hull dynamos, Jim Higo and Mickey Higgins.

We will have the usual open-micers and the event will be co-hosted by Mark Connors and Gill Lambert. We don't like to turn any open micer down so come and show us what you've got and we'll do our best to fit you in. We will be starting at the slightly earlier time of 7.45 pm so best get there early if you want a seat!

Bad Language - farewell to The Castle

The Castle pub,
Oldham Street,
Manchester.
Free admission.

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 7.30pm

On Wednesday 28 June, we hold our last regular event at The Castle. Come and celebrate literature, laughter and lashings of booze with a special Bad Language featuring guest readers that have helped make The Castle our home over the past six and a half years.
Bad Language began in November 2010 with a couple of tentative discussion events followed by an anthology launch and a literary pub quiz. The first monthly Bad Language event at The Castle was on 26 January 2011.
This month, we put our open mic on hold as we invite some of our favourite readers – incl Rosie Garland - to see off The Castle in style. Bring balloons, bring cake, bring a little pedalo for Joe. Then on 26 July 2017, we relaunch Bad Language at Gullivers, with the next open mic spots available from 10 July.
Come and say goodbye to an amazing venue space – and thanks to The Castle staff for oiling the wheels of live literature for so many years.

Wordfest 2017

An evening with Rosie Garland
Stretford Library,
Bennett Street
Stretford
M32 8AP
Tuesday 27 June, 7.30pm

Free event – All are welcome to come to the events but booking is recommended.
Join us for an evening with author Rosie Garland as she talks about her new novel, The Night Brother.

From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen comes a dazzling and provocative new novel of adventure, mystery and belonging. Set in late-nineteenth century Manchester, The Night Brother tells the story of twins, Edie and Gnome, who share a body. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city’s streets, embracing its charms and dangers. But as the pair mature, Gnome revels in the night-time, while Edie is confined to the day.

The Night Brother is a tale of suffrage, gender equality and fluidity and also a brilliant and evocative depiction of Victorian Manchester.

This is a free Wordfest event. Book online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rosie-garland-tickets-32782078078?utm_term=eventurl_text

phone 0161 912 3189 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-lifestyle/libraries/wordfest-events.aspx

Waterstones Newcastle
Emerson Chambers,
Blackett Street,
Newcastle, NE1 7JF

Tickets are £3, available in store or online.

The Night Brother
We are thrilled to welcome Rosie Garland in conversation with Kaite Walsh to discuss her new book, 'The Night Brother'.

From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen comes a bold new novel exploring questions of identity, sexual equality and how well we really know ourselves. Perfect for fans of Angela Carter, Sarah Waters and Erin Morgenstern.
Rich are the delights of late nineteenth-century Manchester for young siblings Edie and Gnome. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city's streets, embracing its charms and dangers. But as the pair grow up, it is Gnome who revels in the night-time, while Edie wakes exhausted each morning, unable to quell a sickening sense of unease, with only a dim memory of the dark hours.

With echoes of Orlando and Jekyll & Hyde, this is a story about the vital importance of being honest with yourself. Every part of yourself. After all, no-one likes to be kept in the dark.

We look forward to seeing you there.

https://www.waterstones.com/events/rose-garland-and-katie-walsh/newcastle
Situated in a beautiful building opposite Grey's Monument, designed by celebrated architect Benjamin Simpson, the booksellers of Emerson Chambers love nothing more than to share their love of reading with our customers.

Grrrl Con 2017

Fri 16th, Sat 17th and Sun 18th June 2017
presented by For Books’ Sake and Write Like a Grrrl

Date: Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017
Venue: We will be using two venues in the city centre of Manchester: Mad Lab and Ziferblat. We’ll send more details about which events are at which venues to our attendees in due course.
Timings: Arrival from 9.30am for a 10am start on each day. Friday and Saturday will finish by 6pm, Sunday by 4.30pm.

Over three days, we’ll champion writing by women and celebrate the women writers we love with a diverse, amazing programme of practical talks, workshops and advice.
Aimed at emerging women writers of all levels, Grrrl Con – presented by Write Like a Grrrl and For Books’ Sake – will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect and collaborate with a nationwide community, while delivering all the essential tools, insight and inspiration to revolutionise your writing craft and confidence.

THE PROGRAMME
Grrrl Con will combine exciting, inspirational talks from established women writers and literary influencers with practical, interactive workshops aimed at equipping attendees with new tools, insights and approaches.
Each day will feature talks from the UK’s most innovative and original women writers, along with a range of workshops, with attendees able to tailor their individual itineraries to best suit their own personal writing aims and ambitions. There will be optional evening activities throughout the weekend.
INCLUDING
Practical interactive workshop from…
Rosie Garland: “One of the country’s finest performance poets” (Apples & Snakes), and the author of three novels (The Palace of Curiosities, 2013; Vixen, 2014; and The Night Brother, forthcoming in 2017), and six solo poetry collections. She has has received the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year, the Diva Award for Solo Performer, and a Poetry Award from the People’s Café, New York.

http://grrrlcon.com/

Cost: A weekend ticket costs £120. There’s also an option to sponsor a place for a grrrl who would otherwise be unable to attend.
For Books’ Sake and Write Like a Grrrl operate on a non-profit basis, and all revenue from ticket sales will be used to bring you the best speakers and workshop facilitators in the UK.
Your ticket fees will go directly to covering costs and ensuring fair payment for the women writers involved, ensuring the programme for the weekender is as powerful, practical and inspirational as possible.

INCITE POETRY

Venue: Phoenix Arts Club,
1 Phoenix St,
London WC2H 8BU
Date: Wed 14th June at 7pm – 9.30pm

Special guests – Rosie Garland with her new collection 'As In Judy'
Hosted by Trudy Howson

The evening features performance poets, or guests, plus an open mic hour. It is completely fabulous and free!

The first part is normally the performance part and the second half -after an interval – is for you. Throughout the night you can add your name to our Open Mic list and look forward to your slot of poetry. Anything goes! You may be seasoned, it may be your first time or you may want to try something out.

For further information see Facebook Incite Poetry

It starts at 7pm and usually goes on untill 9:30pm with free jazz performances for attendees afterwards.

http://camdenlgbtforum.org.uk/events-2/incite/

Kibworth BookFest - The Night Brother

6th June, 7pm

The Bookshop Kibworth,
52 High Street
Kibworth Beauchamp
Leicestershire
LE8 0HQ
0116 2791121
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Kibworth BookFest are delighted to welcome Rosie Garland!
Celebrate the launch of Rosie's new book ‘The Night Brother’ with a champagne reception and readings from the book by Rosie. The ticket price (£5) is redeemable against the book (£16.99) and copies of "The Palace of Curiosities" and "Vixen" will be on special offer.

http://www.thebookshopkibworth.com/kibworth-bookfest/4572749356

An Evening with Rosie Garland

Waterstones
91 Deansgate,
Manchester, M3 2BW
Wednesday 31st May 18:30

Waterstones Deansgate is thrilled to welcome Rosie Garland to the store for the launch of her new novel, 'The Night Brother'. Join us on Wednesday 31st May at 6:30pm to hear Rosie discuss her fantastic third novel, before answering questions from the audience and signing copies of her books.

From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen comes a bold new novel exploring questions of identity, sexual equality and how well we really know ourselves. Perfect for fans of Angela Carter, Sarah Waters and Erin Morgenstern. Rich are the delights of late nineteenth-century Manchester for young siblings Edie and Gnome. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city's streets, embracing its charms and dangers. But as the pair grow up, it is Gnome who revels in the night-time, while Edie wakes exhausted each morning, unable to quell a sickening sense of unease, with only a dim memory of the dark hours.
With echoes of Orlando and Jekyll & Hyde, this is a story about the vital importance of being honest with yourself. Every part of yourself. After all, no-one likes to be kept in the dark.

Tickets are £5/3 and available online and in store.
https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-with-rosie-garland/manchester-deansgate
For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet us @waterstonesmcr
We look forward to seeing you there.

Gay’s The Word
66 Marchmont St,
Kings Cross,
London WC1N 1AB
7.00-9.00pm
A FREE event with complimentary refreshments!


The Night Brother
Gay’s the Word is delighted to host Rosie Garland for a sneak preview of her new novel, The Night Brother! Hear Rosie discuss her fantastic third novel, before answering questions from the audience and signing copies of her books.
Published by Borough Press on June 1st 2017.


From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen comes a bold new novel exploring questions of identity, sexual equality and how well we really know ourselves. Perfect for fans of Angela Carter, Sarah Waters and Erin Morgenstern. Rich are the delights of late nineteenth-century Manchester for young siblings Edie and Gnome. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city's streets, embracing its charms and dangers. But as the pair grow up, it is Gnome who revels in the night-time, while Edie wakes exhausted each morning, unable to quell a sickening sense of unease, with only a dim memory of the dark hours.
With echoes of Orlando and Jekyll & Hyde, this is a story about the vital importance of being honest with yourself. Every part of yourself. After all, no-one likes to be kept in the dark.


http://www.gaystheword.co.uk/

Levenshulme Women’s Institute

Inspire Café,
747 Stockport Rd,
Levenshulme,
Manchester M19 3AR
7.30-9.30pm


Levenshulme WI are delighted to announce that our guest speaker this month will be the phenomenally talented, and true local legend, Rosie Garland, who will be reading, talking, answering questions and generally being fabulous for our entertainment. She'll be bringing her new book along with her and there will be copies available to purchase, which we hope she will be kind enough to sign. We will therefore be keeping WI business to a minimum this month, but the usual refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes...) will be provided, of course.
The meeting will be free of charge to Levenshulme WI members, but as Inspire have very kindly accomodated us for the occasion, we do have extra space for guests to come along and join us, and we will be happy to welcome guests of any gender to this special event. As with any of our monthly meetings, guests are very welcome for a suggested donation of £3, payable on the door. We do ask that both members and guests book tickets through Eventbrite so that we can keep track of numbers, as we expect this event to be very popular!


https://www.facebook.com/levenshulmewi/

Langley Writers

Free creative writing workshops every third Thursday of the month 2-4pm

Demesne Community Centre
Asby Close
Middleton
Manchester
M24 4JF

All welcome, whether your new to writing or a pro. Warm welcoming group. Free tea, coffee and biscuits. Our guest workshop facilitator for May is Rosie Garland!

MAH17: Bad Language at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
84 Plymouth Grove,
Manchester, M13 9LW

18 May 2017, free entry
Performances 6.30pm – 9pm

Live literature organisation Bad Language has been the recipient of not one, but two Saboteur Awards (a record in the history of the award) in recognised for drawing stand-out headliners to their monthly free night, as well as programming events with authors including Booker Prize longlistees at high profile venues and festivals. Now, for Manchester After Hours 2017, Bad Language presents an evening of immersive storytelling in the beautifully-restored surrounds of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, where the interior is just as it would have been in 1857.

Rosie Garland, Abi Hynes & Joe Daly will read specially-commissioned pieces responding to the living history of the house; pieces on display include the desk that Elizabeth Gaskell, author of Mary Barton and North and South, was constantly interrupted in her writing with questions about the children, or how long to boil the beef for tea. The promenade style performance will give attendees a chance to admire the wool carpets woven to a mid-19th century design, or the window where Charlotte Brontë hid behind the curtains, too shy to join the company.

The Time-Travelling Suffragettes

have their first outing in London on Sunday May 14th, at The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF London, which is a hop & a skip from King’s Cross.
7pm
£10 door, £8 advance

It would be really nice to see you there. Joined by the Autorotation & Hi-Reciprocity.

Here’s a bit of blurb-
Armed with banners, a twinkle in their eye and a spanner or two for throwing into the works, The Time-Travelling Suffragettes have travelled to the present day to raise their voices in rousing song. They perform updated versions of nineteenth-century popular classics, making lyrical stops along the way in their musical journey towards the twenty-first century. The duo combine the musical talents of novelist & cabaret performer Rosie Garland (novelist, poet, aka Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen) and multi-instrumentalist Éilish McCracken (Rose McDowall, Sgt Buzfuz, Slate Islands, Ida Barr).

FB event page
https://www.facebook.com/events/1862151460728762/

ticket link

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/392687

poetrynites@thebookcase


on Saturday May 13th
with Rosie Garland, Jodie Hollander
and Charlotte Wetton

Same time (7 – 9 pm)
Same price (£6 with wine and refreshments)
Same fantastic poetry lined up at Hebden Bridge’s The Book Case!

The Book Case
29 Market St
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 6EU
01422 845353
www.bookcase.co.uk

Rosie Garland might be better known as Mslexia Prize winning author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen, but she is also a poet who skillfully treads the line between performance and the lyric. Her new collection, As In Judy (Flapjack Press, 2016) is as inventive and politically engaged as her previous body of work, and ‘imagines the inner and outer landscapes we all inhabit with eloquence and grace’.

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Jodie Hollander is an American poet visiting the UK to launch her first full collection of poems, My Dark Horses, from hot new poetry imprint, Pavilion Poetry. Interspersed with versions of Rimbaud, and always alert to the surreal comedy of the human condition, these powerful and immediate poems chart with huge passion, musicality and insight a complex journey towards familial understanding and reconciliation.

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Witty and compelling, Charlotte Wetton’s debut pamphlet, I Refuse to Turn into a Hatstand (Calder Valley Poets), shows a young poet skillfully in charge of her material. Her spoken word album Body Politic was released in 2012.

and we will make love
on the stone flags, on the dirt of the yard,
until dusk falls, salt stiffens on cooling skin,
and the cicadas sing and sing until death.’

(Charlotte Wetton ‘In Mexico’)

Tickets in advance or on the door from The Book Case, 29 Market Street, Hebden Bridge. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New writing & music at Sandbar, Manchester

120 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HL

free event!
7.30pm-10pm
Detail tbc

Wonderful news – I have been awarded a 2017 Hawthornden Fellowship!

So – from mid-March to mid-April I will be living in Hawthornden Castle, on a wonderful writing retreat. I’ll be sharing the month with five other writers, all of whom are a mystery. Judging by the photographs, ‘stunning’ is an understatement.

Apparently I can visit the caves under the castle, which were lined in red velvet to celebrate the visit of Queen Victoria in 1842. Velvet-lined caves. Honest…

http://www.writersservices.com/reference/hawthornden-castle-fellowship

Rebel Dykes & For Books’ Sake at Wonder Women Festival

HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place,
Manchester, M15 4FN
12th March 2017

4:00-6.00pm
From £4

Created by a Manchester-based queer film crew, Rebel Dykes tells the story of a bunch of kick-ass women from London in the post-punk 1980s. The Rebel Dykes challenged norms ahead of the international riot grrrl movement, and the film features women’s punk music, animation, archive material and recreated footage. This queer-punk documentary is in post-production, and HOME will screen the work-in-progress cut which sold-out at BFI Flare in March 2016.
This will be followed by a showcase of incendiary poetry and performance put together by For Books’ Sake, featuring blisteringly bold and brilliant queer women writers from across the UK. Expect exciting, powerful spoken word that celebrates sexuality, rebellion and revolution, featuring Majikle, author of Margaret Thatcher Made Me an SM Dyke; internationally renowned poet, playwright and educator Sophia Walker, author of Opposite the Tourbus (Burning Eye Books); and Manchester literary luminary and dark fiction darling Rosie Garland, author of numerous poetry collections and novels The Palace of Curiosities, Vixen and The Night Brother (forthcoming from Borough Press), compered by For Books’ Sake founder Jane Bradley.

Curated by Instigate Arts
Collection in aid of MASH, Manchester Action on Street Health

http://forbookssake.net/events/event/rebel-dykes-wonder-women-manchester/

https://www.creativetourist.com/event/rebel-dykes/

Women of the World Festival Cabaret

Clore Ballroom,
Level 2
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

9-11pm

Diva Hollywood is producing and hosting the Friday night Cabaret event for the Wow Festival in March at The South Bank. A diverse and delicious cabaret, which is not for the faint hearted. Celebrating topics of gender, disability, body image and much more.
She has hunted far and wide and brought together the finest and most challenging female performers from around the globe for Divalicious Cabaret. They will shock you, break your heart, make you laugh, entice and tease you but most of all make you remember that the 21st century Woman is Diverse and Delicious.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/women-of-the-world

WORD!

is the longest running poetry and spoken
word night in the Midlands.

Y Theatre
7 East Street,
Leicester, LE1 6EY

£4 / £7

8pm (performers 7pm)

Based at the Y Theatre, Leicester, it takes place on the first Tuesday of every month, between 8.00 and 10.30pm. The evening is composed of an open mic, followed by special guest Rosie Garland.
PLUS
Creative writing workshop with Rosie Garland 4-6pm

http://wordpoetryleic.blogspot.co.uk/

Dolly Mixtures

Royal Exchange Theatre,
St Ann's Square,
Manchester, M2 7DH

Free entry
From 7.30pm

Cabaret and spoken word evening to celebrate Wonder Women Manchester Festival. Featuring Rosie Garland, Kate Fox, Stefanie Fetterman, Jane Bradley & many more...
A variety showcase of the most cutting edge feminist theatre and performance. From poetry to classical, from theatrical performance to cabaret and much more. Expect to be rattled and roused. But be warned, contents are not sweet! Curated by Instigate Arts.

We are asking for donations on the night which will be split between artists and our selected charitable cause.

https://www.creativetourist.com/event/dolly-mixtures/

UTTER! Lutonia
The Hat Factory
65 - 67 Bute Street,
Luton LU1 2EY

Thursday 2nd March, 2017
19:30 - 22:30
£5 / £3 concessions
To book tickets please call 01582 878100
UTTER! Spoken Word brings a Panoply of spoken word and literary talent from the locality and beyond.
The bill features: Rosie Garland
The night will be powerful and enlivening, full of bubbling words and running rhythms, voice and mind connecting directly in a room alive with ideas. Compered by Lee Nelson “Our very own peoples’ poet” – Luton News, the keeper of Luton’s live-poetry flame, veteran of the Glastonbury and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
http://www.lutonculture.com/hat-factory/whats-on/2017/03/02/utter-lutonia-14/2170/

Lesbian Lives Conference 2017: Lesbian Love/s

http://www.lesbianlives.org/conference-2017-1/

Saturday 25th February 2017
The LGBTQ Life Research Hub is please to announce that the 2017 International Lesbian Lives conference will be held at the University of Brighton, UK, 24-25 February 2017.
..and I’m delighted that I have been invited to present a paper on ‘Vixen’, with a separately-programmed reading from the novel. Both Sessions are scheduled for the morning of Saturday 25th February.
The theme for the 2017 Lesbian Lives Conference is Lesbian Love/s. The 23rd edition of this conference is hosted by the University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with feminist scholars from University College Dublin.
http://www.lesbianlives.org/

Location:
Sallis Benney Theatre
University of Brighton
58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton
BN2 0JY
Conference programme:
http://www.lesbianlives.org/conference-2017/conference-programme/
For directions, please see the link below:
http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/whats-on/gallery-theatre

UNIQLO TATE LATE

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
Free entry
6pm-10pm

Experience the gallery after-hours with a mix of art, music, film and workshops
This month we celebrate women in art by taking inspiration from the pioneering contemporary female artists in our collection.

Pop-Up Feminist Library

Check in to the Feminist Library to explore Tate’s collection through readings with writers, zine making and a feminist photo booth. Featuring Rosie Garland! Curated by Caroline Smith - the Feminist Library’s inaugural Writer-in-Residence 2017.

Plus DJs, Visuals (Natalia Stuyk), Patches of Hope for 2017, Arcola 50+ and
Deep Throat Choir

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

Campus Pride

Campus Pride rolls out across campus in February, with a special live literature event on Wednesday 22nd, featuring Rosie Garland!
Plus OPEN MIC.
Free event

Venue:
Stage 2
Leeds Beckett University Student Union
City Campus,
Portland Building,
Portland Way,
Leeds LS1 3HE

Time: 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Contact Details
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The Time-Travelling Suffragettes at ‘Rock Art’

HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place,
First Street,
Manchester M15 4FN

6-9pm
Entry price: Free
Join us for an appearance of The Time-Travelling Suffragettes at Club BIG, a pop-up music club and performance space that hosts a range of special gigs, performances and events.

Fri 17th Feb 2017

As part of his major new solo exhibition Rock Art at HOME in Manchester, artist John Hyatt will host Club BIG, a pop-up club presenting live music, poetry and performance.
Open 6pm-9pm every Friday with a fully licensed bar and MC'd by the artist himself, Club BIG will also serve as a debating chamber and live art space and aims to offer 'an unfolding and inquisitive symphony on the invisible threads that connect us and the world'.

http://homemcr.org/event/club-big/

WI talk
Milnrow & District WI,
Hollingworth Academy
Cornfield St,
Milnrow,
Rochdale OL16 3DR

7pm

I’ll be talking to this WI group about being a writer, as well as reading a selection of fiction and poetry.

WordPlay

Loom Lounge
Dean Clough,
HX3 5AX Halifax, West Yorkshire

7.45-10pm

WordPlay brings the best on the block to Halifax.
Organised by poet and sheep farmer Keith Hutson the evening features guest poet Rosie Garland and concludes with a series of ‘Open spots’. Writers interested in gaining performance experience should ‘pre-book’ with Keith on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

While Square Chapel undergoes building work, WordPlay will continue to be held in the lovely Loom Lounge at Dean Clough - so get down there early and enjoy some delicious food and drink before an evening filled with with poetry, performance, atmosphere and charm.

There is no set ticket price – WordPlay works on a 'Pay As You Feel' basis, so all the money collected at the end of the night will be split between the artists.

‘Dark in the Day’ book launch

City Central Library
Bethesda St,
Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3RS

7pm

Please join Storm Constantine, Rosie Garland & Creative Writing students for a reading event to celebrate Dark in the Day (Immanion Press).
…In the blink of an eye, around the corner, The Weird is everywhere. It’s in the bird that turns out to be a fluttering newspaper, that white shoe left in a ploughed field, or the curdling smoke on the windscreen of a car, caused by the fast-moving reflection of clouds overhead. Normal is often weird and vice-versa. We’re used to weird dreams but what about the wide-awake weird? This collection celebrates evocative tales of oddness that span the genres of magic realism, the supernatural, the fantastical and the speculative.

Dark in the Day is an anthology of weird fiction, penned by established writers and also those new to the genre – the latter being authors who are, or were, students of Creative Writing at Staffordshire University, where editor Storm Constantine occasionally delivers guest lectures. Her co-editor, Paul Houghton, is the senior lecturer in Creative Writing at the university.

‘Rock Art’ Preview night

HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place,
First Street,
Manchester M15 4FN

Entry price: Free
Join us for a preview of John Hyatt’s new exhibition Rock Art, featuring Club BIG, a pop-up music club and performance space that hosts a range of special gigs, performances and events.

Fri 3 Feb
Jon Langford with Barkley McKay
Rosie Garland
Tom Hyatt
The Three Johns

As part of his major new solo exhibition Rock Art at HOME in Manchester, artist John Hyatt will host Club BIG, a pop-up club presenting live music, poetry and performance.
The centrepiece of the show, Club BIG will welcome artists including performance poet Rosie Garland and Hyatt's own art-rock band The Three Johns. Open 6pm-9pm every Friday with a fully licensed bar and MC'd by the artist himself, Club BIG will also serve as a debating chamber and live art space and aims to offer 'an unfolding and inquisitive symphony on the invisible threads that connect us and the world'.

http://homemcr.org/exhibition/john-hyatt-rock-art/

The first Polari of 2017, now in its tenth year!

Curated and hosted by author Paul Burston with Stella Duffy, Rosie Garland, Nathan Evans, Chris Chalmers and Ann Mann

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall
The Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road,
SE1 8XX London

£5

You’re guaranteed mischief and sparkle as this beloved LGBT literary salon returns for its 10th year.

Stella Duffy reads from her new book, London Lies Beneath, as the first headliner appearance for Polari at Southbank Centre in 2017. Inspired by real events, this is the story of three friends, and a tragedy that will change them forever. It is also a song of south London, of working class families with hidden histories, of a bright and complex world long neglected. London Lies Beneath is a powerful and compelling novel, rich with life and full of wisdom.

Joining Stella with readings from their latest works are Rosie Garland, Nathan Evans, Chris Chalmers and Ann Mann.

London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon continues to showcase the best in emerging and established testimony to queer hearts and lives. Polari is curated and hosted by author and journalist Paul Burston.

Recommended for ages 18+

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/polari-100002

Bad Language

Wednesday 25th January 2017
7.30pm
The Castle pub,
Oldham Street,
Manchester

Free admission.

Saboteur Award-winning Bad Language is a live literature promotion team based in Manchester.
Our special guest in January 2017 is Rosie Garland!

As always, our open mic is ready and waiting – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and grab a slot. Remember, if you’re new, we hold half our slots for people who have never performed for us before.

https://badlanguagemcr.com/

Poems Prose and Pints

The Tap and Spile

42 Tower Street,
Harrogate, HG1 1HS

Entry: £1
Time: 7.30pm

Open Mic Event
With special guest – Rosie Garland

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 7.30pm for 8pm, intimate space for spoken word with supportive audience, which welcomes performers, readers and listeners. Lively and innovative open mic sessions with frequent guest poets and hosts.

click here for Facebook Group -

https://www.facebook.com/groups/137267822541/?fref=ts

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Writers in The Bath

The Bath Hotel,
66 Victoria St,
Sheffield. S3 7QL
7.30pm
£4

This is my Sheffield launch of ‘As In Judy’ – my new poetry collection with Flapjack Press. It’s my first solo poetry publication since 2012. I’m really excited: I’ve had wonderful editing from Char March, and both John Hyatt and David Hoyle have made blushingly complimentary comments about the poems.


Love hearing and meeting great poets? It’s second Tuesdays at Writers in The Bath

With special guests Rosie Garland & Stephanie Bowgett
Welcome to our final programme of 2016 - and we’re going out not with a bang but a dazzling conflagration (I hope not literally - the open fire is usually well behaved) but in terms of the brilliance of our awe-inspiring guests.

We’re honoured to have two writers who have both made massive contributions in diverse ways to literature and entertainment in the north of England. Both are making significant journeys to reach us, so let’s turn out in force to welcome them to the warmth of The Bath.

‘As In Judy’ book launch

7th December, 6-8pm (doors 5.30)

Manchester Central Library,Media Lounge
St Peter’s Square
Manchester
M2 5 PD

Free event

With special guests Lisa Matthews & Genevieve Walsh!

‘As In Judy’
It’s how I introduce myself when meeting people for the first time: ‘Hi, I’m Rosie Garland. As in Judy’.

My next novel isn’t out until June 2017, but in December 2016 I have this new poetry collection with Flapjack Press. It’s my first solo poetry publication since 2012. I’m really excited: I’ve had wonderful editing from Char March, and both John Hyatt and David Hoyle have said made blushingly complimentary comments about the poems.

http://www.flapjackpress.co.uk/page9.htm

FLIM NITE

The Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Palace, Northern Quarter
Doors @ 7.30pm
Acts @ 8.00pm
£2 suggested donation

What would 'Die Hard' look like distorted by poets, comedians, and musicians?
With guests including Rosie Garland

FLIM NITE is a monthly performance event based at Three Minute Theatre in Manchester's Northern Quarter. At no point do we show the film in question!

Each of our performers has been given a chunk of 'Die Hard' to turn into something new. Come and watch as our acts transform an action-packed vest-wearing blockbuster into something unrecognisable for your viewing pleasure.

We will not be showing a movie. We will be making a flim.

There are a limited number of open mic slots available! Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a slot. Remember it's flim as in FLIM and nite as in NITE. Got it? Slots are three minutes long and material must be 'Die Hard'-related.

The Looking Glass Burlesque

Pyramid & Parr Hall,
Palmyra Square South, WA1 1BL Warrington
Date/Time: Saturday 26 Nov 2016, 8:00pm
Ticket Price: £13 Cabaret Seating/£10 Theatre Seating
(£14.75/£11.75 inc online booking fee)
Hosted by Rosie Lugosi - The Looking Glass Burlesque returns for another jam-packed evening of vintage style fun and frolics. Step back in time to the golden age of variety with Suzie Sequin and the finest line-up of international and home grown cabaret performers. Watch in delight as sultry showgirls, dazzling dancers, vintage vocalists, zany sideshow performers peddle their wares for your entertainment. So dust off those dancing shoes, tight lace those corsets and tip those fedoras as The Looking Glass Burlesque gives you a night to remember!

The Flapjack Press Open Mic Poetry Night

 Chorlton Library, Manchester Road, Manchester M21 9PN

 

featuring Rosie Garland
Thursday 7.00pm
Free event

The wonderful Flapjack Press are bringing their famous open mic night to Chorlton Book Festival.
Hosted by Tony Curry and featuring the very special guest poet Rosie Garland!

To reserve your open mic slot please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Chorlton Book Festival returns for its 12th year with more events and authors than ever before. All Events are free and at Chorlton Library unless stated. For those events where booking is required, please call Chorlton Library on 0161 227 3700.

http://www.chorltonbookfestival.co.uk/

Goth City Festival - a Night of the Dark Arts

 

Fox and Newt
9 Burley Street, LS3 1LD Leeds

Doors 7.45pm–23:00
Entry £4. All proceeds to PAFRAS.


'A Night of the Darks Arts' is a varied night of acoustic and spoken word gothic, set in the splendid gig room of the wonderful Fox & Newt in Leeds.

We are delighted to announce the one and only divine ROSIE GARLAND will top the bill, performing a reading from her fantastic and critically-acclaimed works.
- featuring Rosie Garland, AMereKat, Alice Nicholls, Undead Poets Society and Nathan Ramsden @ The Fox & Newt, Burley Street, Leeds.

http://www.gothcity.co.uk/schedule.htm

 

Polari On Tour

Grand Theatre, Blackpool
33 Church Street, FY1 1HT
Blackpool

20:00–22:30
Tickets £6

Part of this year's Polari National Tour, funded by Arts Council England
London's award winning LGBT literary salon Polari comes to The Grand as part of a national tour funded by Arts Council England.
Curated and hosted by author Paul Burston with guest performers representing the best in established and emerging LGBT literary talent, Polari has been described by Sarah Waters as "Always fun, always thought-provoking – a guaranteed good night out"
with readings from Rosie Garland, Jonathan Harvey, Karen Mcleod and more.

This event will be BSL interpreted

https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/polari/

 

Goth City Festival: Black Planet - Leeds Goth in Perspective


On the discussion panel will be: Rosie Garland (writer, performer and March Violets singer), John Keenan (Leeds alternative music promoter), Karl Spracklen (Professor of Leisure Studies, Leeds Beckett University) and Tim Synystyr (journalist and A Blogging Goth), chair: Joel Heyes (Goth City Promotions)
Venue: HEART Centre,
Bennett Road,
Headingley, Leeds.
7.30-9.30pm
Tickets for this event are now on sale! £4 each, all proceeds to PAFRAS

Tickets can be purchased by PayPal. Once purchased all you need to do is bring your PayPal receipt to the event.

The first Goth City Festival will take place in Leeds in November 2016 – and I'm delighted to be involved!

Taking place between Friday 11th and Saturday 26th November, Goth City Festival will celebrate the gothic and post-punk heritage of the city and of Yorkshire generally. Events will include, gigs, clubs, discussions, spoken word, acoustic and social events at more than six venues and feature more than 20 different bands and performers.

All proceeds from Goth City Promotions events during this period will be donated to PAFRAS (Positive Action For Refugees and Asylum Seekers), a local charity for destitute refugees and asylum seekers.

http://gothcity.co.uk/

Cherie Bebe's Burlesque Revue

Matt and Phreds
64 Tib Street, M4 1LG Manchester

20:00 - 22:30

Come and celebrate our 3rd birthday in true burlesque style.

We have a very special lineup taking to the stage at Manchester's iconic Matt and Phreds.

Starring:
We have the absolutely fabulous Lady Wildflower join us on stage. Voted in the Top 20 UK Burlesque Performers of 2014 & 2015 by 21st Century Burlesque She certainly is one not to miss.

We are very excited to announce that Rosie Garland, performer, award winning writer, singer for The March of Violets and her vampire Queen / mistress of ceremonies Rosie Lugosi will be taking to the stage alongside the wonderful Eilish with a brand new act
Kitty and Lilibet, Polyhymnian Suffragettes.

The devine and cheeky Freida Nipples will be joining us on stage also all the way from London!

Hosted by our resident compare, the diva of the night, the hilarious and naughty Jonathan Mayor.

....And of course Cherie Bebe.

https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/cherie-bebes-burlesque-revue-november2016

Tickets are £8 if booked in advance via billetto / £10 on the door.

Doors at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm.

Matt and Phreds Happy Hour Offer ~ 'Buy two alcoholic drinks get a free pizza' will be available on the evening between 7pm-9pm!

PLEASE CALL MATT & PHREDS TO RESERVE SEATING ONCE YOUR TICKETS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED AS THE TABLES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS AND WE DO SELL OUT.
0161 273 5495
www.mattandphreds.com

Contact Theatre
Oxford Road, M15 6JA Manchester

6pm-8pm

I love visiting Creative Writing groups, and this is no different! Looking forward to meeting the University of Manchester Creative Writing Students.
"Enjoy writing? Or simply want to give it a try? Maybe even you enjoy being around writers?
Then join us!
As a society we bring together writers to share their work, learn from others and simply have fun.
We run fun workshops at least once a month, such as feedback sessions, writing together and experimenting with different styles. We also try to vary our socials between a relaxed night a the pub and alcohol friendly and daytime socials too. This year we hope to extend our society and hold spoken word events, run a member-led blog and some inter-society projects, such as with the History society and the Drama society. Please contact us with ideas too as we're always open to trying new things out.
Our facebook group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/454110951444006/
See you soon!
https://uomwriters.wordpress.com/

Monday 31st October 2016
Venue:
Chetham's Library,
Long Millgate,
Manchester M3 1SB

7.30pm
Free – no booking required

When the darkness knocks...
First Draft's Halloween event at Chetham's Library

It's Halloween, and there is a darkness calling from a building that has witnessed the shadows of history flood the city. Chetham's Library has soaked itself in secrets and stories and now First Draft coming to let the building speak. Our incredible line-up of performers will be sharing new music, stories, poetry and drama to tell the tales that the building cannot speak itself.
Our performers will explore the creepy, strange and dark in this thick-walled, medieval building. Can a place ever shake it's past? And if that past is as a priests residence, a prison, a gunpowder factory, a stately home and a school — what happens when all those histories wake up at once?
#darknessknocks

First Draft is a bi-monthly Manchester-based cabaret night, showcasing brand new work: drama, fiction, poetry, music, comedy, storytelling, spoken word, and more. We aim to provide a space for writers and performers of all kinds to test out new ideas in front of a supportive audience.

https://firstdraftmcr.wordpress.com/next-events/when-the-darkness-knocks/

For Books' Sake presents That's What She Said

26th October
7pm-10pm
Tickets £4

Venue: Polari at Via,
28 Canal Street,
M1 3EZ
Manchester

It's here! We've been running That's What She Said in London for over a year and now it's finally coming North for a very special Halloween launch event.

That's What She Said is a night of storytelling, spoken word and performance written and performed by women. We welcome a wide range of speakers, showcasing everything from slam poetry, true tales and fiction to contemporary political thought and comedy. Our mission is to champion and celebrate writing by women, and to provide a platform to the writers and performers we love.

Who can you expect to see at our Halloween spoken word spooktacular? We're still finalising the line-up, but featured speakers include...

WORKER BEES, JASMINE CHATFIELD, AMY WHITELL, HANNAH KATE
&
ROSIE GARLAND

http://www.rosiegarland.com/ / @rosieauthor

We're coordinating this event in partnership with our pals at Aspidistra Books, who'll be bringing along a selection of brilliant books by the best women and LGBT writers around for you to browse and buy. All genders are welcome to attend, and we'd love to see you in your Halloween costumes, though you're of course welcome to come as you are too.

Thursday 13th October
7.30pm

The Red Shed
18 Vicarage St South,
Wakefield WF1 1QX

Red Shed Readings now approach their 25th event.
Since their inception the Readings have featured over thirty guest readers and as many support readers in addition to musical contributions of a fine and varied nature. Equally important is the open mic slot (often praised for its quality) and the half time competition which has never received praise of any description.

Click to go to Currock Press site

Verbose – bringing words to the 'burbs

Monday 26 September 2016
7.30-10pm
Free entry

Fallow cafe,
2a Landcross Road,
Fallowfield,
Manchester, M14 6NA.

Featuring Bare Fiction contributors Rosie Garland, Michael Conley and Rachel Mann.

"Fallowfield's number one live literature night"
– Manchester Evening News
"One of the best nights going"
– Manchester Wire

Verbose is a monthly spoken word night, showcasing the best poetry and prose the Rainy City (and beyond) has to offer. Each month sees special performances by featured guests from various writing collectives and independent publishers, along with an open mic, when anyone can get up and read their work – see the Open Mic tab. The event takes place on the fourth Monday of the month, at Fallow cafe in Fallowfield, Manchester. It's free entry and doors are at 7.30pm, with things kicking off at around 8pm and finishing around 10pm. Fallow is a fully licensed bar and sells some scrummy scran until 9pm.

Click to visit Verbose website

"The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker"


"These writers are the boneshakers. Let their impact rattle, rise, and wrap itself around you."

Three Minute Theatre
Afflecks Arcade,
35-39 Oldham Street,
M1 1JG Manchester

2 September 19:00–21:00
£5 in advance or on door

great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to return to Manchester and 3MT

With great weather contributors and special guests ROSIE GARLAND, HARRY JELLEY, AMY MCCAULEY, REBECCA AUDRA SMITH, CHRIS STEWART, NADINE WEST, EMMA WOOTTON, and great weather editor JANE ORMEROD

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA's latest anthology, "The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker" – a fearless and dynamic collection of poetry and short fiction. Based in New York City, great weather for MEDIA showcases both American and international writers. The anthology also contains an interview with musician THURSTON MOORE.

Submissions open for the 2017 anthology in October. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about an international indie press looking for new voices.

Click to visit GWFM site

http://greatweatherformedia.com/

http://www.threeminutetheatre.co.uk/

Scary Lady Sarah and William Faith - wedding


Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60613
28th August, 18.00 CDT

We can finally say with 100% certainty that the wedding ceremony/dinner/dancing/reception will all take place at Metro, which has been a big part of both of our musical lives for many years.

We'll be having a two-part wedding; this invitation and event page is just for our closer circle whom are invited to both. The first part will include our ceremony (6:45 sharp!), dinner, drinks & cake and then the second part (to which we will be extending our invitations separately) will be dancing & reception. If you can't make it in time for dinner but want to come to the dance party after, just let us know.

Please RSVP here so we can get an idea of how many out of town people will actually be able to attend. We hope to see you all but understand if it's not feasible. We love you either way! :)

If you are coming from out of town and would like advice or information on where to stay, please let us know. Our wedding venue, Metro, is in the area of Chicago known as Wrigleyville or Lakeview. If you're in town for a few days & want to be near our home, we're in the West Town / Ukrainian Village area.

Oh, and if your significant other wasn't invited, it's only because we probably don't have them on Facebook or they don't have an account, but do know they are also invited! Just let us know they're coming, as well!

So excited!!!

 

Hebden Bridge Steampunk Weekend presents:
In association with Cabaret Heaven
A Fantastical Steampunk Cabaret

The Trades Club
Holme Street
Town Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE

£12/£10 [+10% Booking fee]
Doors open 8pm

Compered by the incomparable Mysti Valentine with Mike Hancock, this night will feature the strange and wonderful, including Rosie Lugosi (Lesbian Vampire Queen), Dr Pandemonius Fish, Maynard Flip Flap, the unhinged music of Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers, and the The Sette of Odde Volumes. Hilarious mayhem is likely to ensue.

http://hebdensteampunk.co.uk/whats_on/whats_on.html

 

Saucy Shindig

Malones (venue 280)
14 Forrest Rd.
Edinburgh
EH1 2QN

Time: 9pm – 10.30pm

Join GlasVegas showgirl Roxy Stardust as she presents an hour (and a bit!) of burlesque and cabaret!
Friday 12th - Rosie Lugosi, Maisie Martini, Luna TikTok & Shir Madness – hosted by Jacques Bruxelles

http://freefringe.org.uk/edinburgh-fringe-festival/the-saucy-shindig-2/

Saucy Shindig

Malones (venue 280)
14 Forrest Rd.
Edinburgh
EH1 2QN

Time: 9pm – 10.30pm

Join GlasVegas showgirl Roxy Stardust as she presents an hour (and a bit!) of burlesque and cabaret!
Thursday 11th - Rosie Lugosi, Maisie Martini, Rebecca Rose & Shir Madness – hosted by Jacques Bruxelles

http://freefringe.org.uk/edinburgh-fringe-festival/the-saucy-shindig-2/

FREAK Circus Poetry Bordello

Venue: Woodland Creatures
260-262 Leith Walk,
Edinburgh EH6 5EL

Fringe Venue number 282

Time & date - Wednesday 10th August
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get ready for a night of poetic passion and pulsating word-power as FREAK Circus, the resident poetry promoters at Woodland Creatures, present a programme of Britain's finest spoken word artists performing their most personal and revealing work. Funny, sexy, emotional and always mind-blowingly entertaining, the FREAK Circus Poetry Bordello is an evening that you'll remember for a long time to come.

Special Free Fringe guest – Rosie Garland on Weds 10th August!

https://tickets.edfringe.com/venues/woodland-creatures

Bare Fiction‎
Launch of The Knowledge Weapon by Annette C. Boehm.
with special guests Rosie Garland & Emma McGordon

Blackwell's Bookshop Manchester
Bridgeford Street,
nr Arthur Lewis Building,
M13 9PL Manchester
This is a free event.
Entry from 6pm ready for 6:30pm start.

Annette's book launch tour continues in Manchester with this event at Blackwell's University Bookshop with special guests Rosie Garland & Emma McGordon. (Check out our other events on this book tour in Cardiff, London & Birmingham. https://www.facebook.com/BareFiction/events )

We're a tiny press, so do feel free to bring your own booze/drinks etc and make it your own type of poetry party.

Annette C. Boehm won the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2015, as judged by award winning poet Andrew McMillan who has this to say about The Knowledge Weapon: "Open the book on any page and try not to be impressed by the command of language, the dynamism of image, the thrill of subjects which are on offer."

You can purchase a copy of the collection on the night or from our website: http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/buy/books/knowledge-weapon-annette-c-boehm/

Annette C. Boehm

Annette C. Boehm is a graduate of the Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi. Her chapbook The Five Parts of Love - Confabulating Sappho was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2012, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in UK and US journals such as New Welsh Review, Under the Radar, elimae, Chariton Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts and others. Her manuscript The Knowledge Weapon was also finalist for the 2015 New Issues Poetry Prize, FIELD Poetry Prize, and the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves as a poetry reader for the online journal Memorious.

Rosie Garland

Recently named 'literary hero' by The Skinny, Rosie Garland is a novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets. She also performs twisted cabaret as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. 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'.

Emma McGordon

Emma McGordon was born and raised in West Cumbria. Told from a young age she would never be much of a reader or writer, Emma developed to become a critically acclaimed spoken word artist and performer. First published at 17 by Blacksuede Boot press founded by cult poet Barry MacSweeney, Emma now features in multiple magazines and anthologies as well as being published by Tall Light House, London and Penned in the Margins.

Bridgeman Studio Award 2016: And the winner is....

http://www.bridgemanimages.com/en-GB/blog/bridgeman/post/9211/preview

Standing in The News Building at London Bridge last Thursday the view of London was extraordinary, but for once it paled in comparison to the wealth of talent on display inside the room. The judging for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2016 was an incredible mix of styles, media and the highest levels of creativity.

From almost 1,000 entries from every corner of the globe our Bridgeman Studio team of Lucy Innes Williams and Charlotte Proctor Smith had their work cut out to create a shortlist. The eventual shortlist ended up at 80 entries from over 20 different countries... and the standard was exceptional.

Judging this was not a quick process....
Rosie Garland (Author), Claire Ward (Creative Director Fiction and Non Fiction - HarperCollins), Susie Doore (Publishing Director – The Borough Press), Patrick Burgoyne (Editor – Creative Review), Victoria Bridgeman (CEO Bridgeman images) and Lucy Baxter (Commercial Director – CultureLabel.com) spent nearly three hours selecting and discussing the different entries trying to find a winner.

At stake was an incredible prize of a £1,000 commission for best-selling author Rosie Garland's next title. Rosie was an absolute joy to be around and was so honoured by all the incredible entries. Every single artist who entered this year's competition should be very proud as they made the decision very challenging.

But there has to be a winner.
And what a winner she is! Aitch, An illustrator from Bucharest, Romania is the winner for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2016. Her style of work was captivating and jumped off the wall during judging with its playful, colourful illustrations which were full of depth and charm. Congratulations Aitch!

They came so close!
Three runners up that really came close to winning the BSA2016 this year were Robert Hunter, Isabel Grosse Holtworth and Mary Kuper who each will receive a £50 gift voucher from CultureLabel.com and a selection of books from HarperCollins.
Due to the overwhelming response to the 2016 Bridgeman Studio Award we will be making further announcements for some of the artists who were chosen by each of the sponsor brands and judges. Which brand would you have liked to been chosen by?

Author: Alan Firmin
Website: http://bridgemanimages.com

Digital Marketing Director for Bridgeman Images. Strategic, Creative and Digital professional with 30 international awards, over 20 years of experience with Grey, DraftFCB, Young and Rubicam, Landor and VML. Responsibilities included managing the worlds leading companies Brand, Advertising, Marketing and Digital ecosystems.

 

Mugen Tea House
Scotland Street,
Sheffield
S3 7AA

Entry is £5/3

 7pm

A night of poetry and entertainment provided by neuroatypical performers - plus the Yorkshire launch of a new book, 'Autism Equality in the Workplace'.

We have two guest performers Janine Booth and Rosie Garland.
Plus local performers Sez Thomasin, Kate Garrett, Rob de Born, Carol Eades and Fran Crichlow.

The Mugen Tea room has an excellent range of teas, but no booze, so bring your own bottle and donate an opening fee. :)

 

FLIM NITE - The Silence of the Lambs

 What would 'Silence of the Lambs' look like distorted by poets, comedians, and musicians?

FLIM NITE is a monthly performance event based at Three Minute Theatre in Manchester's Northern Quarter. At no point do we show the film in question!

Each of our performers has been given a chunk of 'Silence of the Lambs' to turn into something new. Come and watch as our acts transform a creepy-murdery psychological horror into something unrecognisable for your viewing pleasure.

We will not be showing a movie. We will be making a flim.

ROSIE GARLAND
ALAN
HARRY JELLEY
IDIOTBOX

plus our delicious OPEN MIC

There are a limited number of open mic slots available! Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a slot. Remember it's flim as in FLIM and nite as in NITE. Got it? Slots are three minutes long and material must be 'Silence of the Lambs'-related.

The Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Palace, Northern Quarter
Doors @ 7.30pm
Acts @ 8.00pm
£2 suggested donation

Word Jam Open Mic poetry and music
A special event in association with Chorlton Arts Festival
Tues 24 May
Tea Hive,
53 Manchester Rd,
Chorlton, Manchester M21 9PW.

7.30pm (doors 7pm), £5/£3.

A semaphore exploding mind flow, hosted by Tony Curry with special guests Captain of the Lost Waves and Rosie Garland.

Captain of the Lost Waves is a singer-songwriter whose effervescent tales of mirth, myth and wonder have received 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Rosie Garland is a writer and performer, also well known as her alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. She is the author of five poetry collections, two novels, and is a winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year.

Please contact host This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your open mic spot.

http://www.chorltonartsfestival.com/

Welcome to the Surrey New Writers Festival 14th May 2016

Venue: Glive,
London Road,
Guildford, GU1 2AA

Tickets: Full Price £6 per session (Students: £4 per session) Festival Pass: £25 (Students: £20)

12.45-13.45
Panel 2, A Portfolio Career: When One Genre Isn't Enough
(Panelists: Rosie Garland, Michael Roke, Michael Bedo, Gill Hoffs)
These panelists write, publish, and perform in more than one genre; the artists on this panel work in two or more of fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry, and performance. How does their work in more than one genre set them apart as writers, and what are the challenges in creating and maintaining a portfolio writing career?

The Surrey New Writers Festival is an annual public festival affiliated with the Creative Writing programme at the University of Surrey. We aim to create a festival that will engage with writing and creativity in dynamic ways. Our programming is of interest not only to current and potential Surrey students, but also to the wider community of Guildford and surrounding areas.

Our 2016 Festival will take place on Saturday May 14th. Events are for the public and will be held at GLive in Guildford. Tickets can be purchased through GLive's' box-office (GLive.co.uk)
Public events include interactive discussion panels featuring novelists, scriptwriters, literary agents, publishers, and others who work in the creative industries. After the panels, we'll have a wine and nibbles reception, followed by a Saturday Night Soiree.
Join us for an exciting day of creative exchanges at the Surrey New Writers Festival!

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/englishandlanguages/literature_events/surrey_new_writers_festival/

Thursday 12th May
Time: 7-10pm
Venue: The Baronial Hall,
Chetham's Library
Long Millgate,
Manchester, M3 1SB

Free entry

A group of us are organising a poetry event called Poet's Corner which is going to be held at Chetham's Library on May 12th as part of Manchester After Hours.

We are inviting a diverse mix of local poets to perform on stage within the beautiful surroundings of one of the oldest libraries in the UK and intend to inject a sense of energy and excitement in to a typically serene and quiet environment. Our event is aimed at new and existing audiences of poetry / spoken word and encourages people to appreciate the work of contemporary poets whilst making connections to and celebrating Manchester's literary past.

http://museumsatnight.org.uk/news/manchester-after-hours/
Get the full listings at: www.creativetourist.com/manchester-after-hours
Stay tuned at #mcrafterhours

'More Raw Material'

Friday 6th May, from 6.30pm.

Sillitoe Room
Waterstones,
1-5 Bridlesmith Gate,
Nottingham NG1 2GR

An incredible evening of literature featuring the writers of UNESCO's newest city of literature & paying tribute to Nottingham's legendary author, Alan Sillitoe.

Join us for wine, nibbles, and, of course, books in the Sillitoe Room at Waterstones Nottingham with readings from More Raw Material, an incredible new anthology showcasing the best of Nottinghamshire Lit from Independent publisher, Lucifer Press.

Starring special guests, Henry Normal, Rosie Garland, Harry Paterson, Bethany W. Pope, Harry Gallagher, Robert Kenchington, Ruth Fanlight, Neil Fullwood and David Sillitoe.
Entry is free but please register in advance by calling the shop or dropping by to speak to one of our lovely booksellers!
Further details: 0115 947 0069
https://www.waterstones.com/events/more-raw-material/nottingham

Stockport Writers' Group

The group is free and open to anyone with a desire to write.
Meet at the Hatworks on second Sunday of each month, 11-1.

The Hatworks
Wellington Mill,
Wellington Road South,
Stockport SK3 0EU

Guest speaker for 10th April – Rosie Garland

 

Matters of Verse. Verse that Matters.

Moor Theatre Deli,
17 The Moor,
Sheffield S1 4PF

Verse Matters is a feminist arts event in Sheffield. Verse Matters provides a platform for poetry, spoken word, storytelling, puppetry, music and comedy, showcasing the work of talented people in a friendly, supportive environment.

On 7th April Verse Matters features Rosie Garland!

Verse Matters takes place on the first Thursday of the month at the Moor Theatre Deli (S1 4PF). For more info about the monthly line-up see the Verse Matters website: https://versematters.wordpress.com/events/

Each event has three featured artists and an open mic with six performers (4 minutes each). Please get in touch if you'd like to share a poem, a song, a story, a page of your favourite book - even (especially) if you've never shared anything before. Some of our performers tell stories that have been erased by society: refugees, detainees, prisoners. Others will be speaking in public for the first time. Others are experienced poets, dramatists and performers. All are respected and appreciated.

Cost: Pay what you can. £3 suggested donation.
Free entry for open mic participants.
We look forward to welcoming you to Verse Matters! For more info see https://versematters.wordpress.com/ or get in touch with Rachel Bower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Palace, Northern Quarter
Doors @ 7.30pm
Acts @ 8.00pm
£2 suggested donation

What would 'Jaws' look like distorted by poets, comedians, and musicians?
With guests including Rosie Garland

FLIM NITE is a monthly performance event based at Three Minute Theatre in Manchester's Northern Quarter. At no point do we show the film in question!

Each of our performers has been given a chunk of 'Jaws' to turn into something new. Come and watch as our acts transform an action-packed spooky-shark blockbuster into something unrecognisable for your viewing pleasure.

We will not be showing a movie. We will be making a flim.

There are a limited number of open mic slots available! Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a slot. Remember it's flim as in FLIM and nite as in NITE. Got it? Slots are three minutes long and material must be 'Jaws'-related.

Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY
United Kingdom

Rosie Garland / Rosie Lugosi is back!! We pledged her via March Violets Crowdfunding!
+
Jonathan Collins, Stand Up!

It will be a night celebrating everything Goth, Bi and Fabulous!!!
Bar Wotever Host in March: Dusty Limits

ROSIE GARLAND
Rosie Garland is an all-round cuckoo in the nest. Novelist, poet and singer in post-punk band The March Violets, she also appears in cabaret as twisted alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Lesbian Vampire Queen. She has toured internationally, including the Edinburgh Fringe, Polari and Antwerp Queer Arts Festival. She's just returned from a tour of the USA. Her latest novel 'Vixen' was longlisted for the Green Carnation Prize 2014.
http://rosiegarland.com/

JONATHAN COLLINS
Jonathan Collins is a 20 year old Bisexual Transvestite Gothic Metalhead who engages in Polyamarous relationships; Already making him a rarity on the circuit. He has been described by promoters as "Metallica meets Monty Python" and "Leaving the men in the room questioning themselves and the women hating their legs." Topics of material include Gender & Sexuality, Getting out of fights by singing Queen songs, and questioning the norms of society.

http://woteverworld.com/events/

 

Huddersfield Literature Festival Poetry Slam

The Parish
28 Kirkgate,
Huddersfield HD1 1QQ
8pm £3 (£1.50)
Age guidance: 16+
A no-holds barred celebration of voice and volume for performance poets of all skill levels, with a top prize of £50.
Loud, funny, hard hitting – bring your poems, raps, comedy and confessions to be performed live and judged by audience members. Or just come along for the entertainment.
Hosted by Rosie Garland, aka Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen: singer with The March Violets, cabaret artiste, award-winning poet, short story writer, essayist and novelist.
No additional entry fee for performers – simply book your ticket and turn up with two pieces of work to perform.
- See more at: http://www.litfest.org.uk/?q=diary#Poetry%20Slam
http://www.litfest.org.uk/

Thursday Lates Wonder Women Takeover

Venue: The Whitworth Art Gallery,
Oxford Road,
Manchester, M15 6ER

6.30pm – 7.30pm
Free event

Regarding Women - Portrait Gallery

Amid a collection of art works dominated by the male perspective, three writers present new work on women looking at themselves, interrogating the way they are depicted, and considering what it is to be a woman in the world. Kate Feld, Rosie Garland and Lara Williams will perform fiction, lyric essay and poetry in an event specially produced for Wonder Women.

This event is part of Wonder Women, Manchester's annual feminist festival. From 3-13 March 2016, we celebrate the women's movement born in our city through film, art, music, walking tours, gallery takeovers, comedy and debate, asking how far we've come in 100 years – and how far we have yet to go.

Click to visit Wonder Women site

Transgressions in sex and relationships

Monday 7th March 2016, 6:45pm start
Rosie Garland and Luke Gittos will explore our interest in transgressing sex and relationships
The Salon organises discussions that happily move from a problematic or tricky topic in current affairs one month, through a morally difficult subject of scientific research the next, followed by unpicking the tensions between the Arts and demands by Policy wonks. There's no interesting subject the Manchester Salon won't consider.
The aim is to capture the essence and nuances of the intellectual and moral problems facing society, challenge modern prejudices and debate solutions.
Venue and Time
In the discussion area of Blackwell University Bookshop, The Precinct, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RN. Please arrive around 6:30pm for drinks and nibbles, ready for a prompt 6:45pm start - will finish before 8:30pm.

 

School of English and Languages
University of Surrey
Guildford,
Surrey GU2 7XH
2.30pm
Where? 19AD04
Open to: Staff, Students

Rosie Garland is guest lecturer at the University of Surrey, as part of the 'Cultures in Contact' seminar series.

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/englishandlanguages/news_and_events/events/2015/cultures_in_contact_2_Dec_15.htm

 

 

Event: LONDON: WINTER TALES - organised by Oil 54 and Arcane Publishing

Date: 27th February 2016
Venue: The Harrison, King's Cross (basement venue) http://harrisonbar.co.uk/
28 Harrison street,
London WC1H 8JF
Times: It will probably be an early start so we can fit everyone comfortably (eg 6pm to 11pm). To Be Confirmed

Line-up: we are delighted to have the following people on board:
Rosie Garland reading fictiona nd poetry, with Q&A
music from: Reza Udhin's new project Black Volition (http://blackvolition.com/)
Danni Antagonist (TBC), You The Living (https://soundcloud.com/youtheliving) and Simon Sartori's new project Hi-Reciprocity (https://www.facebook.com/Hi-Reciprocity-1516579221894947/timeline/?ref=ts )
This will be a very unique and intimate event with only 45 tickets available.

 

Polari on Sea tour 2016

Venue: The Printworks Hastings
Where:
14 Claremont,
America Ground,
Hastings,
East Sussex
TN34 1HA

Time: 7.30 – 10.30pm

Polari returns to Hastings for a second season, funded by Arts Council England!

Opening night - Hosted by Paul Burston with Rosie Garland, VG Lee, Keith Jarrett and Nick Maes.

Booking soon.

Please note: this event is wheelchair accessible and will be BSL interpreted

"A stimulating and fun night out" – Hastings Independent

http://www.polariliterarysalon.co.uk/Polari/Polari_on_Sea.html

 

Rosie Garland is guest lecturer at University of Northumbria, Newcastle on Tyne.

Tuesday 16th February: student seminar presentation about The Palace of Curiosities & Neo-Victorian literature. Part of Neo-Victorianism: Contemporary Literature and Culture Module.

Weds 17th February: research seminar (staff and postgraduates)

Faculty of Arts, Design & Social Sciences
Department of Humanities
Northumbria University
Lipman Building, room 422
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Module info:
http://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/live/webserv/module.php?mcr=DUPENL1&code=EL0662

A Flood of Words

18 February
at 19:30–22:30

Ladies and Gentlemen please show your support for the Calder Valley flood appeal by making your way in an orderly fashion to The Fox and Goose public house, in Hebden Bridge (7 Heptonstall Road, HX7 6AZ) for 'A Flood of Words'. A spoken word open mic night with two award winning and unmissable guests. Namely Rosie Garland and Rose Condo. The whole evening will be seamlessly compered by Winston Plowes and the incomparable Geneviève Walsh.

Please arrive at 7:30 for a prompt start at 8pm :-)

4min open mic spots will be allocated on the night.

(Artwork by Madhuri, promotion generously supported by the Print Bureau, Hebden Bridge, venue and PA by kind arrangement of Cayn and The Fox).

 

The John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate
Manchester
Gtr Manchester
2pm – 3pm
Free event

Take a closer look behind-the-scenes of the Darkness and Light exhibition with author and co-curator Rosie Garland.
We'll give you further insight into our Gothic collections and the dark histories behind them, providing you an exclusive look at items that aren't on public display in the exhibition.
This event will be followed by a short reading from, and book signing of Rosie's novel 'Vixen'.

http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:io1-id9zd8x5-hs4m4p

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

The Looking Glass Burlesque returns to its Warrington home for our end of year showstopper! What a way to end a year of touring, with a theatrical extravaganza featuring a line-up of international and UK cabaret talent.

This year's line-up brings you:

Suzie Sequin - the hourglassed chameleon of cabaret
Daisy Deparys - the Parisian delight from across the channel
Dancers Bizarre - everyone's favourite dancing gypsies!
Louis Barabbas - the musical fagin nymph of dirt swing
Moreorlesque Sisters- a legendary sister double act, got to be seen to be believed
Cece Sinclair - the pocket rocket of burlesque

If that's not enough, we've got the fantabulous Rosie Lugosi as compere leading you by the hand into the mystical world of The Looking Glass ably assisted by the beautiful Beau Shortcake - sprinkling glitter as she goes!

Tickets for this show to end all shows are only £10 (theatre seats) and £13 (cabaret seats).

The Looking Glass Burlesque is proud to be sponsored by Vivien of Holloway.

These shows tend to sell out really quickly so please book your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment (it makes me feel better too).

Tickets can be bought online via www.pyramidparrhall.co.uk, in person at the box office or phone 01925 442345

Doors at 7.30pm, show at 8pm

 

NOTTINGHAM Writers' Studio
25 Hockley,
Nottingham, NG1 1FH
7.30pm – 10.30pm
With Rosie Garland, Gregory Woods, Hayley Green and VG Lee

Hosted by Paul Burston with readings from Gregory Woods, Rosie Garland, Vg Lee and Hayley Green.
Part of this year's Polari National Tour, funded by Arts Council England

This event will be BSL interpreted by Elvire Roberts

£8 (£5 conc) from
http://nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk/event/polari-literary-salon-event-space/

0115 837224

NORTHERN LIGHTS WRITERS' CONFERENCE 2015
SAT 14 NOV
Price: £30 / £25
Categories: Creative Industries
CIT and Manchester Literature Festival are delighted to announce the return of Northern Lights for its third annual event.

This year, Northern Lights is supported by Writers & Artists Yearbook and the conference will focus on the craft of writing for different platforms - print, blogs, stage, cinema and radio.

We feature a range of talks, panel discussions and workshops from expert speakers that will look in detail at the skills writers need in order to diversify their writing, to become accomplished storytellers across a number of platforms and to develop a sustainable career.

Keynote speaker is writer, journalist and broadcaster Louise Doughty (Apple Tree Yard, A Novel in A Year), appearing alongside DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year, Rosie Garland (Vixen), Green Carnation Prize winner, Kerry Hudson (Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma), winner of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015 Emma Jane Unsworth, plus Blog North Award winner Len Grant, writer & theatre-maker James Varney, BBC Radio 4 writer and producer Gary Brown, Made In Manchester director Ashley Byrne as well as guests from the world of publishing. Northern Lights 2015 will also feature a range of video content available online before and after the event.

 

MARCH VIOLETS LIVE
November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
318 Grand, Chicago

Free

The March Violets are a British band that first made an appearance in the early eighties, and almost immediately had an impact upon the Independent music scene. At that time Indie meant "not on a Major label", it was the Alternative to commercial pop, more Underground, and had it's own charts. The Violets were a Top Ten Indie Band.... and even went to Number One. The best selling single SnakeDance is still a favourite on darker dance floors. They were unique at the time, they had male and female vocalists who took equal roles, fast relentless drum machine beats and searing guitar. They explored conflict in their music which was both spikey, abrasive, beautiful yet dark and full of conflict and tension. They tried to write poetry full of ambiguities and yet make some serious points.
They released a few Singles, did a few John Peel Sessions and played a few gigs and then imploded.
They released various compilation LPs and have now reformed and made their first proper LP, 'Made Glorious'.
They recently embarked on a US Tour and are making another album whilst there. They are Joined on Bass by William Faith.

 

Dark Halloween with The March Violets

Venue: The Abbey
3420 W Grace St,
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Doors at 6:30pm and show at 7pm
$15 advance and $18 door
17+

Y-Not, Last Rites & DJ Scary Lady Sarah Present...
Support from New Canyons - DJ Scary Lady Sarah
Tickets at: Click here for tickets

The March Violets
http://www.marchviolets.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheMarchViolets

The first alternative band to have equal male and female vocals, The March Violets were formed in Leeds in the post punk era at the very start of the 80s. Alongside The Danse Society, The Sisters of Mercy and The Southern Death Cult, they were one of the 4 dark British Northern Bands that are often blamed for starting the Gothic scene. The Violets released a series of singles that still fill the darker dance floors around the world, the most played being "Snakedance" and "Walk into the Sun". They imploded in 1985, just before the rise of "Goth Rock" made the Mission and Sisters household names.

Three original members reformed in 2007 for a remarkably successful reunion, and since then the Violets have done a few rare concerts, headlined some festivals, survived throat cancer, and finally managed to write and record their first proper album 'Made Glorious'. The Violets are a rare thing, a legendary band that has actually managed to evolve, yet retain their original dark brilliance.

Elysium
705 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78701

THE MARCH VIOLETS featuring William Faith on bass!

Local Support TBD

Tickets: $13 advance at Click for ticket link

$18 at the door

The March Violets were a really great band. They were labelmates with The Sisters of Mercy, yet darker and infinitely more messed up than them, and through constant gigging they became integral to the whole Leeds/M62 scene in the early/mid 1980s. We loved them, John Peel loved them, and we assume you loved them too. And now they're back!

18+ Welcome · Doors open at 9:00 pm

@elysiumaustin

Click to visit Elysium website

BAM
1045 E Washington Street,
Brownsville, Texas

THE MARCH VIOLETS featuring William Faith on bass!

Brownsville Artists and Musicians is an experimental collaborative of creatives reinforcing the visual and musical underground of our community.

The Korova
107 E Martin St,
San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

THE MARCH VIOLETS featuring William Faith on bass!
Support – Hearts Fail
DJ Sets by Detra & Rickbats

Doors: 8:00 PM
$10 Presale | $13 Day of Show
all ages

http://ticketf.ly/1SXcl0z

http://www.thekorova.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/925322030847494/

Sat 24th October
Tulsa, OK
Downtown Lounge
25 N Cheyenne Drive
Oklahoma, OK 74103
Phone: (918) 585-9353
www.downtownloungetulsa.com

The legendary March Violets come to Tulsa!
Featuring William Faith on bass.
The Secret Post supports, with OKC death rock The Choke opening the night up.
Sex and Death! Come one, come all!

 

The Masquerade
695 North Avenue NE,
Atlanta, GA 30308, United States

THE MARCH VIOLETS featuring William Faith on bass!

7.30
$15 advance all ages

http://www.masqueradeatlanta.com/

TICKETS: Click to buy tickets

Recessions
1823 L St NW,
Washington, DC 20036, United States

Sharpen your eyeliner, match your blacks, and for the love of Rozz...boots before corset! It's time to assemble a dark clad audience for an old school fave...

Spellbound is pleased to announce:

THE MARCH VIOLETS featuring William Faith on bass!

Performing live at Spellbound for an intimate musical experience you won't soon forget!

Admission will be $15 (cash only) at the door
Space will be limited, so get there early!

21+ with valid ID

http://www.spellbound-dc.com/info.html

DJs SHADE & NEKROMANTRA will be mixing a great night of music before and after the band for your listening pleasure. Featuring a past & current selection of the very best Goth, Post Punk ,Dark Wave & Deathrock to keep you dancing all night.

Our bar offers great specials in addition to the cheapest cocktails and biggest draft beers in the entire 18th Street area. Bring your friends, drink on the cheap...and dance the night away.

Join us for an outstanding evening of friends, music and dancing at DC's longest, continuously running weekly goth event.

1823 L Street NW Washington DC
Doors 9pm :: $15 :: 21+ :: Dress to Die For

Location
Recessions is below the Quincy Hotel
1823 L Street NW, Washington, DC

THE MERCURY LOUNGE
217 E Houston St,
New York,
NY 10002, United States

 
THE MARCH VIOLETS LIVE in NYC!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 9 w Special Guest PAWNS!

Patrick Cusack & Sean Templar
proudly present
THE MARCH VIOLETS
(First time in almost 30 Years)
Introducing William Faith on Bass!

with Special Guests PAWNS!

DJs
Patrick (Salvation, The Bank)
Sean Templar (The Red Party, The Murder of Crows)

SPECIAL GUEST DJ - SCARY LADY SARAH

Advance Tickets - $12
at Show - $15
Click to go to Mercury Lounge site

Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front St,
Philadelphia, PA 19122, United States

The March Violets (featuring William Faith)

Click to visit KungFu Necktie site

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$10
10pm
21+

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse
745 Bound Brook Rd,
Dunellen, New Jersey 08812

Eyrie Twilight, in conjunction with The March Violets, call you to the Roxy and Dukes on Friday, October Fourth to witness an occult revival of epic proportions. Hexwork is here, and we've summoned an epic evening for your enjoyment, including special musical guests The March Violets, all the way from Avalon. Under the spiritual guidance of Mab Just Mab, prepare yourself for a burlesque journey into the history of all things hidden, featuring the witchcraft of Bella La Blanc, Blanche Boudoir, Lilly Vaudeville, Lilly Von Grimm and Melody Magpie. Salacious elemental spirit Spooky provides our Air/Fire Balance with feats you must see to believe. Laurie Glimmer will keep the stage clean and grounded while bartenders transmogrify our water into wine. A special, yet-to-be-named burlesque virgin will be sacrificed for all. Curious? Join our coven with an open mind for one glorious night and celebrate all things secret, sacred and sexy.

Special musical guests, The March Violets.

Feast at 7:00 pm
Ritual at 8:00pm

Advanced Tickets Available Soon!
$15 General admission
[treat bag + 3 raffle tickets]

$20 day of show

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Cattivo,
146 44th St,
Pittsburgh, PA 15201,
United States

https://www.facebook.com/events/505344889627973/

Night Sky Productions present:
The March Violets (featuring William Faith)
They are supported at the Pittsburgh show by internationally known goth DJ Scary Lady Sarah of Chicago and the Pittsburgh post-punk band Silence

$12 advance at
http://marchvioletspgh2015.brownpapertickets.com/
$15 at the door

http://www.cattivopgh.com/
21+, downstairs

Address: 10339 Conant St,
Hamtramck,
Detroit MI 48212,
United States

Friday, October 2nd - Small's and Darque Productions LLC welcome:
The March Violets perform with William Faith
and
DJ Scary Lady Sarah

with special guest
DJ Pleasure Kitten

The historic 2-room site with an Art Deco bar & many beer choices hosts national & local rock bands.
Doors @ 8pm - All Ages Welcome
$12 in advance (plus $1 service charge), $15 at the door

http://www.smallsbardetroit.com/

Queerest of the Queer

 

Venue: Coronet theatre London 19 sept
Coronet Theatre
28 New Kent Road London SE1 6TJ

 

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12 HOURS

1 NIGHT

1 Killer line up - including ROSIE LUGOSI on the Cabaret Stage!

 

Drown out the corporate spectacle of PRIDE with a TWELVE HOUR ACID MASHUP of #punk #diy #GLAMOUR & so much more!

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great weather for MEDIA

3MT
Afflecks Arcade,
35-39, Oldham Street,
M1 1JG Manchester
£5 entry
Doors open 7:00 pm, show starts 7:30 pm

great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to return to Manchester, England!

Celebrate the publication of our latest anthology, Before Passing, with great weather for MEDIA contributors and special guests. This will be an astounding evening of spoken word.

Performers are Dominic Berry, Prue Chamberlain, Rose Condo, Rosie Garland, Ciarán Hodgers, Jane Ormerod, Rebecca Audra Smith, Patricia Snake, Nadine West, and Emma Wootton.

Bar open until 11:00 pm

www.greatweatherformedia.com

 

JibbaJabba

The Banshee Labyrinth (venue 156)
29 - 35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG Edinburgh
Time: 11:05 pm - 12:05 am
Free event

Yay, Jibba's back and going wild in Edinburgh, bringing you cheeky lil' hour long versions of Newcastle's eclectic epics!

I'm guesting on Weds 19th August, along with Kevin Cadwallender & Steve Urwin.

If you've not been along before, Jibba's a lively party of word based tomfoolery featuring THREE different & fantastic guest SPOKEN WORD PERFORMERS / COMEDIANS every night, plus our usual quick-fire mic-grab, OPEN MIC shenanigans. (Time limit announced on night depending on attendance. No registration necessary - Sitting near the front advisable if busy).

Whether you want to join in, or just want to check out the show, it'll be fantastic to see you there!

FREE ENTRY (with a voluntary donation bucket on t' door at the end)

Darkness and Light: Exploring the Gothic

Thursday, 16 July to Sunday, 20 December 2015

I was honoured to receive and invitation from Liza Leonard to curate a case at this exhibition! I took as my theme Women and the Gothic. I could have chosen a hundred books, easily, but was limited to five.. The choice was very difficult, needless to say. It's been a great experience to work with the staff of The John Rylands Library. I am particularly grateful for the help and support I have received from Xavier Aldana Reyes and Linnie Blake of The University of Manchester.

The exhibition is running till the 20th December and is free to enter.

'Housed in the neo-Gothic grandeur of The John Rylands Library, Darkness and Light reveals how Gothic architecture and anatomy inspired and influenced a literary genre, and how the lasting legacy of Gothic can be found in art, films and subculture today.
From the fantastical to the macabre, this intriguing exhibition unearths Gothic treasures from the Library's Special Collections to investigate subjects as varied as the role of women in the Gothic movement, advances in medical science and classic literature.

Amongst the fascinating items on display is Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764), the first Gothic novel. With a Gothic medieval castle, doomed love and restless spectres of the past, it sets the scene for the genre and sits alongside a whole host of Gothic bestsellers including The Monk, Udolpho and Jekyll and Hyde.'
Click to visit The John Rylands Library page

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

Antwerp Queer Arts Festival - Literature evening

Venue: Bibliotheek Permeke (Antwerp Central Library Permeke)
De Coninckplein 25-26 (entrance Dambruggestraat)
2060 Antwerp
Tickets: 5 euro
Doors open 20.00, start 20.30, end 22.30.

This evening we are joined by two female authors: the Belgian journalist and writer Gaea Schoeters and the British writer and cabaret chanteuse Rosie Garland, the Vampire Queen, who is also known by her alter ego Rosie Lugosi. They are joined by young Belgian talent Yannick Dangre. They will read and perform their work while soprano Naomi Beeldens and pianist Alexandra Oppo provide musical and literary guidance throughout the evening. A literary evening, but not as you know it.

Click to go to Antwerp Queer Arts Festival site

Click to go to Bibliotheek Permeke site

North Manchester FM: Hannah's Bookshelf

 

Saturday, 25th July 2015, 4-6pm.

Listen in to Hannah's Bookshelf on North Manchester FM. As usual, Hannah Kate will be chatting about books she's read and books she loves.
It's Hannah Kate's literature show, on every Saturday 4-6pm, where she talks books, writing and related stuff with her guest for the week.
This week, Rosie Garland will be popping in for a chat.
If you live in or around North Manchester, you can catch the show on 106.6FM. Otherwise, you can listen online.
Click link to listen online

The Big Comfy Bookshop
Part of Coventry's FIRST Pride!

Time: 3-4pm
Saturday 27th June

Tickets: free! Turn up on the day.
Venue: The Big Comfy Bookshop
UNIT 2F, FARGO VILLAGE
FAR GOSFORD STREET
COVENTRY CV1 5EA

Join us for an afternoon with Rosie Garland!
She will be reading from Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities, talking about writing and answering questions. Taking place at the lovely Big Comfy Bookshop at Fargo Creative Village in Coventry.

Click to go to Fargo Village website

 

Polari

The Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Road,
London SE1 8XX

Time: 7.30 start
Level 5, Function Room

Tickets: £5 (concessions £2.50)

Rosie Garland heads the bill.
Plus Helen Humphries, SJ Naude, Carl Stanley and Talim Arab

Rosie Garland reads from her second novel, Vixen.
Described as poetic, sexy and deeply moving, Vixen finds a natural home with Polari audiences. It's a tale of superstition and devotion in the time of the Black Death.
Garland is joined by Helen Humphries, Talim Arab, Carl Stanley and SJ Naudé.

Polari is London's celebrated literary den showcasing new and established queer talent across literature and spoken word. Resident at Southbank Centre, the award-winning LGBT salon was described by the Huffington Post in 2014 as 'The most exciting literary movement in London... crackling with energy, ideas and excitement'.
Polari is curated and hosted by author and journalist Paul Burston and won 'LGBT Cultural Event of the Year' in the Co-op Respect 'Loved By You' Awards 2013.
Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall
Please note that Polari contains adult themes. For ages 18+
Book Tickets Now
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/polari-230615-89943?dt=2015-06-23

Click to go to Polari website

PRAISE FOR POLARI

"The most exciting literary movement in London... crackling with energy, ideas, excitement" – Huffington Post

Winner 'LGBT Cultural Event of the Year' in the Co-operative Respect 'Loved by You' Awards 2013

Winner 'Golden Kitty Award' for 'Best UK Event (Local)' 2013

"Always fun, always thought-provoking – a guaranteed good night out" – Sarah Waters

 

Part of Independent Booksellers Week 2015

Bookseller Crow on the Hill
50 Westow Street
Crystal Palace
London SE19 3AF

Time: 7 for 7.30 and finished by 9pm.

Rosie Garland will be reading alongside Brooklyn author Kathleen Alcott whose debut Infinite Home is out in July.

Click to go Bookseller Crow webpage

Presenting a fund-raiser for Pride in London 2015 in aid of The Queer Alternative

The Lexington,
96-98 Pentonville Road,
N1 9JB London,
United Kingdom

Time: 19:30–00:00
Date: 21 June

Compere: Rosie Lugosi

 

 

Performances by:
JOE BLACK
Dusty Limits
Avery Edison
Em Brulée
Kiki Lovechild
Snake Fervor
Jonathan Collins
Rope and Bones
Andromada Mystic

DJs: Wanderlust, Andy RavenSable, The Scot

+ Raffle for prize draw

Advance tickets £10. All profits go toward TQA's participation in Pride in London.

Thursday 11th June

Poetry Reading in the back room
The Albert,
Victoria Lane
Huddersfield HD1 2QF
(opposite the Library)

8.00pm
Free, all welcome
Four exciting readers:
Rosie Garland + others tbc

"The Albert will, to future literary historians, be as important a site as those coffee houses that Dr Johnson messed about in; and those trenches that all those war poets crouched in, scribbling. It's in the middle of Huddersfield (of course) and it houses one of the liveliest series of readings in the known universe." Ian McMillan

Birmingham Alternative & Burlesque Mega-Fair @ The Institute
Hosted and emceed by ROSIE LUGOSI

The Institute
78 Digbeth High Street
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 6DY

Saturday 6th June 11am - 5pm

Join us in the Edwardian splendour of Birmingham's most iconic venue for 'The Ultimate Alternative Shopping & Entertainment Experience' only this time BIGGER & BETTER. New for Summer we are expanding to all 4 levels of the venue, near doubling guest capacity, with up to 60 exhibitors and seated balcony viewing for the main stage.

★ Up to 60 exhibitors
★ 4 levels
★ 3 shopping zones
★ 2 stages
★ Entertainment throughout including Burlesque, Twisted Cabaret, Aerial Acts & DJ's
★ Vintage Dining Experience courtesy of Lil's Parlour
★ Multiple bars
★ Cloakroom & Cashpoint

Admission : Advance tickets £6 available online (with NO BOOKING FEES) admission on the door £7 or £4 N.U.S. with ID. Please note that the increase to the previously advertised price of £5/6 is due to our compulsory VAT registration on 6.4.15.

Ticket sales, event information, exhibitor listings & performer lineups www.thealternativeandburlesquefair.com/birmingham

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Directions & Location : Opposite Digbeth coach station 5 minutes walk from Bullring Shopping Centre/Markets & Custard Factory

Car Parking : Custard Factory (Digbeth High Street) & Trinity Street (behind former Air Nightclub Heath Mills Lane) both around £5 all day and less than 5 minutes walk.

Public Transport : Nearest train station Moor Street, but only 10 mins walk from New Street.

Age Restriction : Strictly 18+ ID may be requested. Babies under 12 months old are permitted providing they are suitably carried.

Cloakroom : Available in venue

Cashpoint : Available in venue

Accessibility: Most areas are fully accessible, although smaller library room has accessible viewing for stage, but stair access is required for stalls

Dress Code : None, but feel free to look FABULOUS whatever your style

ebb and flo bookshop
12 Gillibrand St,
Chorley
PR7 2EJ
Tickets available from the bookshop or Eventbrite (link below)
£5 (glass of wine included and £2 redeemable against the book).

Rosie Garland – reading from Vixen, talking about writing and answering questions!
Arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Click link to buy tickets from Eventbrite

 

The March Violets play Wave-Gotik Treffen!

Date: Saturday 23rd May 2015
Time: 22.20h
Venue: Täubchenthal
Address: Markranstädter Straße 1
Tram: 1,2,3 & 60,N1
Stop at: Adler (1,2), Markranstädter Straße (3), Siemensstraße(60), Adler(N1)

Click link to go to WGT Official website

Friday 1 May @ 10.30pm
at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre
The Late Night Dark Cabaret - SOLD OUT
Hosted by Rosie Lugusi
and starring Tronicat La Miez (Germany), Raven Noir, Mimi Amore and Lou Safire
Tickets: £15.00*

 

Our divinely decadent Burlesque! nights continue to draw in the crowds! Join Lesbian Vampire Queen Rosie Lugosi as she paves the way for a host of mesmerizing variety acts guaranteed to leave you in awe.

Dress to impress and join us for some cabaret like no other in the plush red setting of the Quays Theatre, which has been transformed with table seating so you can enjoy a drink whilst taking in the show.

 

Jenni Pascoe with support from Apples and Snakes presents


JIBBAJABBA

 

Newcastle's favourite night of quick-fire spoken word entertainment, featuring special guests from the worlds of music, comedy and of course – POETRY!

Apples and Snakes are delighted to support this essential evening by airlifting in some super-cool guests from around the nation! This month features the talents of Rosie Garland.

Plus there will be the usual quick-fire open mic jam all offered up to you by the terrifically talented Jenni 'Jazzhands' Pascoe.

When: Thursday 26 March, 7.30pm
Where: The Cumberland Arms,
James Place Street,
Newcastle NE6 1LD
Tickets: £4
Booking: on the door

Open mic: jam session – anyone can take it for 3 minutes!

Click to go to Jibba Jabba Facebook page

PEOPLE OF ENDLESS INTELLECT! For our 9-year LDM anniversary on 18/3, we're heading to The Phoenix - for one of those dream nights that we so want you to be a part of. Another reason: some important people are slated to come, and if the place is packed, and you are your usual lit-loving delirious, that'll only help our cause (vagueries abound!).

Selling points: we've teamed with the wizards at The Borough Press to bring LIONEL SHRIVER (she wrote We Need to Talk About Kevin) to the stage and she is going to light it the expletive up, and we're nailing down our last two judges that'll make you super-happy to be alive.

Where: The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP
When: Show at 8:15pm sharp; doors at 7pm; afterparty after!
Tickets: £8 pre-order; £10 on the door

What is Literary Death Match? Four writers read their own work for seven minutes or less, and are then judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists are chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.

JUDGES:
*Literary Merit: Lionel Shriver, author We Need to Talk About Kevin, Big Brother, So Much For That
*Performance: TBA!
*Intangibles: TBA!

READERS:
* Will Hodgkinson, rock & pop critic (The Times, Mojo), TV presenter, memoirist of The House is Full of Yogis
* Rosie Garland, performer, chanteuse, poet and writer of Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities
* Andrea Bennett, author of Galina Petrovna's 3-Legged Dog Story
* Matt Plampin, author of The Street Philosopher

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga & LDM Exec Producer Suzanne Azzopardi

http://www.literarydeathmatch.com/upcoming-events/march-18-at-the-phoenix.html

Hertfordshire LitFest 2015
Programme of library events for March and April
Our annual programme of events presented by Hertfordshire Libraries takes place in March and April. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment - you can book online or by phone 01707 281533.
Phone for more details on 0300 123 4049

 

Rosie Garland

Tuesday 17 March
Watford Central Library
Hempstead Road,
Watford,
Hertfordshire WD17 3EU

Time: 7.15pm
Tickets: £7.00 / £5.00
The eclectic writer and performer talks about her novels, Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities, poetry and music.

Click to go to Herts LitFest site

 

INCITE POETRY

Venue: Phoenix Arts Club,
1 Phoenix St,
London WC2H 8BU
Date: Wed 11th March 2015 at 7pm – 9.30pm

Special guests – Rosie Garland and Rod Tame.
Hosted by Trudy Howson

The evening features performance poets, or guests, plus an open mic hour. It is completely fabulous and free!

The first part is normally the performance part and the second half -after an interval – is for you. Throughout the night you can add your name to our Open Mic list and look forward to your slot of poetry. Anything goes! You may be seasoned, it may be your first time or you may want to try something out.

For further information see Facebook Incite Poetry

It starts at 7pm and usually goes on untill 9:30pm with free jazz performances for attendees afterwards.

Click to go to Camden LGBT Forum site

 

Huddersfield Literature Festival

When: Saturday 7 March
Time: 7.45pm (doors 7pm)
Venue: Byram Arcade,
Westgate, Huddersfield,
Yorkshire HD1 1ND

In partnership with The Blue Rooms, which will remain open for refreshments during the evening.
Tickets priced at £5 (£2.50 conc) are now on sale from the Lawrence Batley Theatre box office (www.thelbt.org; 01484 430 528).

Exciting, thought provoking, moving, funny: Polari is all these things and more – and it's making a welcome return to Huddersfield. Hosted by award-winning journalist and novelist, Paul Burston, Polari showcases the work of LGBT novelists, short story writers and poets, and has a broad appeal to anyone who enjoys an entertaining night out with excellent performers.

Festival Director Michelle Hodgson said: "We were delighted to have the opportunity to host the first ever Polari in the north and we're thrilled that Paul Burston will be returning with a new set of authors for HLF2015. Polari Up North was one of the highlights of this year's festival and we are looking forward to another highly entertaining evening of performances next March."

The performers for 2015 are:
Rosie Garland – Born in London to a runaway teenager, Rosie is a novelist and poet, sings in post-punk band The March Violets and performs twisted cabaret as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen.

VG Lee – Critically acclaimed author of four novels and a collection of short stories, VG Lee recently won the Ultimate Planet Award for Best Author 2014 and is a regular contributor to The Lady Magazine.

Diriye Osman – A British-Somali short story writer, essayist, critic and visual artist, Diriye Osman won the 2014 Polari First Book Prize with his critically acclaimed debut, Fairytales For Lost Children.

Gerry Potter – Currently touring his new book of autobiographical theatre verse, The Chronicles of Folly Butler, Gerry Potter has been wowing audiences nationally with his own unique brand of domestic-fantastic free verse.

Polari
"The most exciting literary movement in London... crackling with energy, ideas, excitement" – Huffington Post
"Always fun, always thought-provoking – a guaranteed good night out" – Sarah Waters
Click to go to Huddersfield Literature Festival site

As part of International Women's Week, Loose Muse returns to celebrate the power of women's words with an evening of spoken word featuring guest artists - including Rosie Garland - and a woman-only open mic.
To book an open mic slot (poetry, prose and more) leave a message on the wall.
Entrance: £3.00 on the door
The Three Minute Theatre
Afflecks Arcade, 35-39, Oldham Street, M1 1JG Manchester

http://loose-muse.com/

 

WATERSTONES BRADFORD
Wednesday 4th March 2015
The Wool Exchange,
Hustlergate
Bradford BD1 1BL

Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start
Tickets: ring in advance or buy on the door. Coffee, cake & book purchase special deal available for £10

An Evening With Rosie Garland

Writer, performer and Waterstones favourite Rosie Garland joins us to celebrate the paperback release of her stunning second novel 'Vixen' by discussing the writing process and answering any questions you may have. We loved her debut 'The Palace of Curiosities' and Rosie has managed to follow it up with a novel that's equally strange and compelling.

Further details: 01274 723127

WORD! Presents Rosie Garland

Where: The Y
7 East Street,
Leicester, LE1 6EY

Date - Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015
Time - 8pm (7pm performers - sign up in the theatre bar)
Price - £4/£3 conc

WORD! is the East Midland's longest running poetry and spoken word night. Based here at The Y, it takes place the first Tuesday of every month, between 7.30 and 10.30pm.

The evening is composed of an open mic, followed by a booked act. For more information contact Lydia Towsey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rosie Garland is a novelist, poet and sings in post-punk band The March Violets. Her poetry has been widely published, including Mslexia, The Rialto and The East Coast Literary Review. She's performed internationally, from the Cheltenham Festival of Literature to the Bowery Poetry Club, New York. Her latest solo collection is 'Everything Must Go' (Holland Park Press). Her debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' (HarperCollins 2013) was Co-operative Bank Book of the Year 2013. Her second novel, 'Vixen', launched in July 2014.

Supported by Pam Thompson.

Click to go to The Y website

The Book Case, Hebden Bridge.

Date: Thursday 26th February
Time: 7pm

Venue: The Book Case,
29 Market St
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire, HX7 6EU

01422 845353
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Rosie Garland - author event at The Book Case, Hebden Bridge.
The Book Case is delighted to present award winning author, Rosie Garland, who will be reading from, and signing copies of 'Vixen'.

We are an independent bookshop selling a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles, children's books, unusual literary gifts and gorgeous stationery. We have been serving the local community for nearly 30 years, and also stock a comprehensive collection of local history titles for the area.

Click to go to The Bookcase website

Rosie Garland – Vixen paperback launch

Where: Booka Books,
26-28 Church Street
Oswestry
Shropshire, SY11 2SP

Date: Wednesday 25th February – 7.00pm (for 7.30pm start)
Tickets: £5 (redeemable against book purchase) Refreshments provided.

Join us for an evening in the company of Rosie Garland as she talks about her latest novel Vixen.

Vixen is an extraordinary tale – a story of superstition and devotion in the time of the Black Death.
Devon 1349 – the villagers of Brauntone are awaiting a sign. As they haul a stinking creature from the nets, new priest Father Thomas thinks it has finally come. In the hands of his young housekeeper, Anne, this creature is revealed as just a girl, but in the mind of Father Thomas she is to be so much more than that. And he will stake all but his own life on that as the plague rages towards the village and its people turn to him to save them.
Following on from her much-loved debut The Palace of Curiosities, Vixen is a moving, atmospheric novel with a compelling story that that will draw you in. We are delighted to welcome Rosie to Booka to tie in with the paperback publication of Vixen.

Please book in advance – for tickets call in at the shop or purchase online via our Eventbrite page

Click to go to Booka Books website

 

Rosie Garland at the Womens' Institute

Tuesday 24th Feb
Manchester WI
The Baronial Hall
Chethams School of Music
Long Millgate,
Manchester M3 1SB

Time: 7pm

As a group we hope to present a modern twist of the traditional WI, revisiting fabulous skills such as jam making, knitting, and sewing, but also giving time over to subjects relative to today's women such as upcycling, craftivism and community involvement.

Each month we meet in the Baronial Hall at Chethams Music School in Manchester City Centre. Each meeting there's a speaker or an activity as well as a chance to catch up with other members over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

On February 24th we are delighted to welcome Rosie Garland.

Click to go to Manchester WI website

"History is a Work in Progress"
LGBT History Month in association with The University of Manchester

Date: Monday 16th Feb
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Trof (a dandyish den) at The Deaf Institute
The Basement
135 Grosvenor Street,
Manchester M1 7HE

Free event – turn up on the night.

Join Rosie Garland, Rod Tame, Steph Pike and Gerry Potter
As they take you on a historic LGBT journey through poetry!
Click to go to Deaf Institute website

WATERSTONE'S MANCHESTER DEANSGATE
Friday, 13 February 2015
7:00PM
£3 (discounted on book purchase)

An Evening With Rosie Garland
Rosie Garland
Writer, performer and local favourite Rosie Garland joins us to celebrate the paperback release of her stunning second novel 'Vixen' by discussing the writing process and answering any questions you may have. We loved her debut 'The Palace of Curiosities' and Rosie has managed to follow it up with a novel that's equally strange and compelling.
Tickets can be bought by calling us 0161 837 3000

Or emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click to go to Waterstones event page

Bar Wotever
Royal Queer Variety Show
Tuesdays at RVT
Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Lane,
London, SE11 5HY

Doors: from 7pm, Stage program from 8.30pm – 10.30ish. Then DJs play until we close at Midnight
Entry: £5 / £3

Writer, performer and Wotever favourite Rosie Garland joins us to celebrate the paperback release of her stunning second novel 'Vixen' – two days before it hits the bookshops! She'll be discussing the writing process and answering any questions you may have. We loved her debut 'The Palace of Curiosities', which was nominated for the Polari Prize and was voted Cooperative Respect LGBT Book Of The Year 2013. Rosie has managed to follow it up with a novel that's equally strange and compelling.

+ a Timely Wotever Talk - Bisexuality Isn't Magic
For LGBT History Month, something a little different. Marcus Morgan is cross about the way people talk and think about bisexuals as if they're ninja unicorns – mythical and invisible.

Plus we have two Open Mic slots up for grabs this exciting evening!

This is a night for friendly and open minded people who know how to pay attention.

Click to go to Bar Wotever event page

When: Thursday 5th February, 7.00 - 10pm
Where: Bar Up,
5 Union Cross Yard, HX1 1TS Halifax, West Yorkshire
Tickets: Free event
Booking: on the door

It's the first Spoken Weird of the year, and we're delighted to kick off 2015 with world-famous novelist, poet, singer, compere and sorceress of words ROSIE GARLAND.

Further main acts will be announced soon!
As per usual, Spoken Weird is a free-entry poetry/spoken word event with an open mic slot available to one and all. Our venue is very easily accessible from Halifax's bus and train station (two minute walk and fifteen minute walk respectively), and there is on-street free parking available throughout the town centre. Any questions? Email your compere on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

great weather for MEDIA

When: Thursday 29th January 2015, 7.30pm
Where: The Castle Hotel,
66 Oldham Street,
M4 1LE Manchester, United Kingdom
Tickets: Free event


Info: Click for FB event page

 

Featuring BigCharlie Poet, Cathy Bryant, Maya Chowdhry, Rosie Garland, Jackie Hagan, Kieren King, Sarah Miller, Jane Ormerod, Steph Pike, Gerry Potter, and Rebecca Audra Smith

 

Join great weather for MEDIA for a crazy-good evening of poetry and spoken word from the UK and New York City.

great weather for MEDIA is an independent small press focusing on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative. We are based in New York City and showcase national and international poets and writers. Submissions for our print anthology open October 15 to January 15 every year.
www.greatweatherformedia.com

To submit to our next anthology, send work by January 15 Click to submit your work

 

Although a relative newcomer to Spoken Word, BIGCHARLIE POET's work ranges from the odd through the observational to the very personal. His notebook is his constant companion.

Fifty percent Spike Milligan and fifty percent Sylvia Plath (but not necessarily the talented halves), CATHY BRYANT has won thirteen literary awards and had two well-received books published.

MAYA CHOWDHRY found her voice on CND marches; sewed it into poetry and queer politics. She has inTer-aCted, partiCipated, narRated to make still, moving and interactive words and imagery for page, stage, web and waves.

ROSIE GARLAND has always been a cuckoo in the nest. She is an eclectic writer and performer and sings in post-punk band The March Violets. Her latest solo collection is "Everything Must Go" (Holland Park Press). Her debut novel "The Palace of Curiosities" was published by HarperCollins UK in 2013 and her second novel, Vixen released in June 2014. Find her poetry in great weather for MEDIA's latest anthology "I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand". http://www.rosiegarland.com/

JACKIE HAGAN was brought up on broken biscuits by hecklers. www.jackiehagan.weebly.com

Multiple slam winning host of Evidently and the Word War Slam series KIEREN KING grew up in the "posh end" of Salford writing bad love poetry in the back of his English book. A heathen and an anarchist, he must be approached with caution at all times. Tickling him behind the ear has been proven to soothe him.

SARAH MILLER is a poet, theatre deviser and playwright with poems published in anthologies and over twenty plays produced. She's passionate about Jane Austen, vegan cake, tea sets and all things gothic and is also partial to big frocks and hats. She is currently working on a joint poetry collection with Melanie Rees, which is being published in 2015.

JANE ORMEROD was born on the south coast of England and now lives in New York City. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA. Jane performs across the United States and beyond. Her books include "Welcome to the Museum of Cattle" and "Recreational Vehicles on Fire" (both from Three Rooms Press). http://www.janeormerod.com/

STEPH PIKE is an activist and performance poet. Her poetry is urgent, topical and eloquent. She has performed extensively across the country and has been published in several anthologies. Her first collection, "Full of the Deep Bits was published in 2010. She is passionate about the transformative power of poetry, both personal and political.

Ex-grande dame of British poetry and literary King Dong of the contemporary scene, GERRY POTTER's "The Chronicles of Folly Butler" is out now with Flapjack Press. https://www.facebook.com/gerry.potterpoet

REBECCA AUDRA SMITH drags words up from the ocean's floor. They are strange rusty things which she attempts to shine.

 

Apples and Snakes presents
Hit the Ode


Hit the Ode brings the most exciting poets from the region, the country and the world to the heart of Birmingham. Join us! We have poems. Poems written on the backs of lottery tickets and on the margins of holy books; poems which yell through covered mouths and whisper through megaphones; poems which send you emails every day and poems which are not available to take your call right now. Good poems. Come and get them.

Line-up: Rosie Garland plus Dominic Berry from Manchester & Alexandre Sa from Portugal!

A very few open mic slots will be available! For more info, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
When: Thursday 15th January 2015, 7.30pm
Where: The Victoria, 48 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN
Tickets: £5
Info: www.thevictoriabirmingham.co.uk / Facebook

Open mic: half of the open mic slots available via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), the other half can be claimed on the door on the day of the event.

Stereo
Renfield Lane,
Glasgow
Doors 2.30, show 3-5.30pm

For the times when it all falls intae place... Rally & Broad present: The Eureka Moment! Helping us oot in fair Glasgow, we have...

AIDAN MOFFAT! Multi-talented writer, author, spoken word performer, musician, producer... we could go on. Our headline act for this month is the fabulous Aidan Moffat!

STRANGE BLUE DREAMS! A spooky musical backdrop of gospel, early rock 'n' roll, R&B, rockabilly and country...in other words: Strange Blue Dreams indeed. **** (Glasgow Herald)

ROSIE GARLAND! Born in London to a runaway teenager, Rosie has always been a cuckoo in the nest. She's an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in post-punk gothic band The March Violets, through touring with the Subversive Stitch exhibition in the 90s to her alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen, cabaret chanteuse and mistress of ceremonies.

MARTIN O'CONNOR! A vital new-talent as a performer, theatre-maker and spoken word act, O'Connor's stream-of-consciousness spoken word performances captivate and delight audiences. A finalist in Rally & Broad's Commonwealth Cultural Programme Slam, July 2014.

CHRISSY BARNACLE! Chrissy Barnacle is a singer-songwriter hailing from the grimey shores of the Clyde whose yearning and often fantastical lyrics are brimming with turmoil and optimism.

http://rallyandbroad.com/

The Writers' Toolkit 2014
November 29th
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston, Birmingham,
West Midlands B15 2TT

£37 / £31 (includes lunch)

The Writers' Toolkit is our annual writer networking conference for emerging and established writers. The conference takes place over one day and offers writers the pick of sixteen sessions with industry professionals. Sessions cover topics ranging from working with publishers and agents, working in schools and community settings, writing for television and film, teaching creative writing, developing and getting funding for writing projects and residencies and making the internet work for you. Speakers are drawn from a wide range of national and regional organisations and partners including the BBC, Birmingham Rep, National Association of Writers in Education, The Arvon Foundation, The British Council and various publishers, universities and arts organisations. The conference is a wonderful opportunity for writers to meet, share ideas and make new contacts.
The full programme of sessions will be announced closer to the day.
How to Book:
To book, please contact our box office, The Box on 0121 245 4455.
Click to go to Writing West Midlands site

http://www.writingwestmidlands.org/

 

Axis Arts Centre
Cheshire Campus,
Manchester Metropolitan University,
Crewe Green Rd
Crewe, Cheshire
CW1 5DU

Featured guest – Rosie Garland

CreativeWritingPlus features an eclectic mix of practitioners from the world of literature, specifically those working in fiction, memoir, scripts, poetry and media writing. The format is simple: from 1-1.50pm, in the informality of the Writing Room on the MMU Cheshire Campus, the guest writers read from and talk about their work and, in the final ten minutes, invite questions from the audience. Entry is free.
Contact: Box Office 0161 247 5302
Box Office0161 247 5302
Click to go to Axis Arts Centre site

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.

Saturday 15th November – Sunday 16th November
The Palace Hotel
Oxford St,
Manchester M60 7HA

 

Saturday 15th November, 5pm – 6.15pm
Writing poetry and writing lyrics – with Si Denbigh & Rosie Garland
What is the synergy between poetry and lyrics? Can one form feed and inform the other?
This workshop features practical exercises to get words on the page, plus time for discussion. Please feel free to bring your own lyrics / poetry to play with!

Sunday 16th November, 2.30pm – 3.45pm
Sub-culture (Gothic themed) panel, chaired by John Robb – with Rosie Garland, Natasha Scharf and David McWilliams.

Click to go to Louder Than Words site

Writing Histories – reading with Rosie Garland
Details tbc
5 Westminster Bridge Rd,
London SE1 7XW
The Feminist Library was founded as the Women's Research and Resources Centre in 1975 by a group of women concerned about the future of the Fawcett Library to ensure that the history of the women's liberation movement survived.
Click to go to The Feminist Library site

Liberté! Egalité! Cabaret! Part Deux

The Lexington
96-98 Pentonville Rd,
London N1 9JB
7pm-12midnight adv £10

The Queer Alternative is back with our second cabaret event to raise funds for Pride in London and beyond.

Acts include:

Plus special guest ROSIE LUGOSI - The March Violets / Poet, performer, author, Lesbian Vampire Queen!
*PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL -- Steampunk icon, Gentleman Rhymer and Chap-Hop artist extraordinaire
*LAURENCE OWEN -- Musical comic with a dry and perverse wit
*ANGEL LaVEY -- Comedic chanteuse and compere
*MYNXIE MONROE -- Reigning queen of darkness, expert mischief instigator and professional goth
*JACQUES BRUXELLES -- Stand-up comic and boylesque performer
*WHISKEY ROXX -- Gorelesque with a shot of the macabre
+ More acts to be announced!

DJs Frankie D (Slimelight, Flag Promotions), Andy RavenSable (Monster Truck) and Scott (Alternative Bring and Buy) Advance tickets £10 from http://www.wegottickets.com/thequeeralternative
REVELATOR SOUND SYSTEM SUNDAY LOSERS LOUNGE playing rock steady, ska, pop corn and funk @ 45 rpm from 7".
A damn fine reason to stay out drinking until 2 am Monday morning.

Click to buy tickets
Click to go to Facebook event page

http://www.thelexington.co.uk/

Cultures of the Dark Side: A Day of Gothic Music and Fashion
Part of the Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination
The UK's biggest ever Gothic exhibition.

The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Sun 9 Nov 2014, 13.00-20.00
A packed day of free talks, discussions and performances – most of them free entry - in celebration of alternative style and music. Plus a market place, demonstrations, workshops and more.
Please check back for latest updates to the programme.
Booking will soon be available for the following event.

 
17.45 – 19.15 Goth: The scene that wouldn't die!
£8 (£6 over 60s, £5 other concessions) / Conference Centre
It is now over thirty years since a definable gothic rock scene exploded. Inspired by Bauhaus, Siouxsie and and early eighties The Cure – it generated a vast, diverse and doom-laden world, characterised by the rock of The Sisters of Mercy, the more ethereal Cocteau Twins or industrial sounds of Nine Inch Nails or Marilyn Manson. Two of the most significant figures in the story - Andi Sex Gang (Sex Gang Children) and Rosie Garland (The March Violets), plus music writers John Robb and Natasha Scharf in a wide ranging appreciation of what still makes Goth so enthralling. Chaired by David Quantick.
Click to go to British Library site

 For Books' Sake, Halloween Witchfest

The Proud Archivist
2-10 Hertford Rd,
London N1 5SH

Tickets - £8 advance, £10 on the door
Doors 6pm, event starts at 7pm
For Books' Sake are very excited to have two ghoulishly glorious grrrls giving you the full on Hallowe'en treatment!
Obviously with Hallowe'en being a Friday we've allowed you the dressing up and drinking time for the weekend but thought we wouldn't be For Books' Sake if we didn't offer you something ghastly.
Rosie and Wanda will be reading from their respective books and then discussion the demonisation of women in history and historical fiction, followed by a Q&A.
After the readings and discussion there will be Hallowe'en party games open to all. Can you pin that broomstick on the witch?
Rosie Garland has sang in post-punk gothic band The March Violets, toured with the Subversive Stitch exhibition and performed as Rosie Lugosi the Lesbian Vampire Queen, cabaret chanteuse and mistress of ceremonies.
Having published five solo collections of poetry, Rosie is also winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year and a Poetry Award from the People's Café, New York and won the Mslexia Novel competition in 2012. Rosie's debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' was published in March 2013 by HarperCollins. Her second novel, 'Vixen', is out on hardback, ebook and audio (July 2014) with paperback coming in February 2015.
Dr Wanda Wyporska
Wanda recieved her PhD in researching witches and subsequently published 'Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland, 1500 - 1800' - A groundbreaking work that looks at the many reasons why individuals used witchcraft, accused each other and admitted to carrying out witchcraft. It goes behind the trials to discover narratives of abuse, power struggles, and the relationships between men and women in the early modern period.
All tickets come with a complementary blood curdling cocktail!
Click to go to For Books' Sake page
Click to go to Facebook event page
Click to buy advance tickets

The Two Rosies: Life as a Goth Icon


The John Rylands Library,
150 Deansgate,
Manchester,
M3 3EH


12 noon – 1pm
Free
Click here to get your free ticket via Eventbrite
Following the phenomenal success of the Gothic Manchester Festival 2013, which launched the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, we are back with a new programme of events and activities designed to showcase MMU's academic expertise in the gothic and foreground Manchester's rich vein of gothic talent.
The stellar Rosie Garland (aka Rosie Lugosi) holds a place like no other in the dark firmament of Gothic culture.
Spanning careers in rock music (as singer with post-punk Gothic behemoths The March Violets), through performance, poetry, burlesque and cabaret and on into her current incarnation as an award-winning novelist, there are few creative dark alleys she has not dared venture down.
Rosie will be honouring us with readings from both her first novel The Palace of Curiosities and new release Vixen, and she might even treat us to a poem or two. In keeping with the theme of our festival, she'll also be regaling us with a few choice insights into her life in the spotlight (and dry ice) of show business.
All this amongst the neo-gothic pomp and circumstance of John Rylands Library's magnificent Historic Reading Room. And as if this weren't spoiling you enough, we'll also be having a book signing and reception featuring a specially designed (and rather foxy) cake by the incredible Annabel de Vetten of Conjuror's Kitchen.

Click to go to Gothic Manchester main website

 

Delighted to announce that Rosie Garland is appearing at TWO events at Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival!

#1 – Writing workshop
Friday 24 October 2014
3:00pm-4:00pm
Venue: Number One Riverside,
Smith Street,
Rochdale, OL16 1XU
Price: £2
Click to book tickets for the writing workshop

# 2 - Meet the author - reading and book signing
Friday 24 October 2014
4:00pm-5:00pm
Venue: Number One Riverside,
Smith Street,
Rochdale, OL16 1XU
Price: £2
Click to book tickets for the reading and signing!

http://rochdaleliteraturefestival.co.uk/

 

Polari Literary Salon

Featuring Paul Burston, Neil Bartlett, Rosie Garland, Jonathan Harvey & VG Lee
Wednesday 15 Oct 2014
7.30pm until 9.30pm
Contact THEATRE
Oxford Road
Manchester
M15 6JA
Tickets £6/£5

Book on:
0161 274 0600

London's award-winning LGBT literary salon began life in November 2007 in the upstairs room of a bar in Soho. Events are now held monthly at the Southbank Centre and feature the best in established and emerging, queer literary talent. Championed by Sarah Waters as "always fun, always thought-provoking", Polari won 'LGBT Cultural Event of the Year' in the Co-op Respect Awards.

Hosted by author Paul Burston, this special salon for Manchester Literature Festival features performances from author & playwright Neil Bartlett (The Disappearance Boy), scriptwriter & novelist Jonathan Harvey (The Girl Who Just Appeared, Beautiful Thing, Coronation Street), comedian & writer VG Lee (Always You, Edina) and Rosie Garland (Vixen, The Palace of Curiosities).

Click to go to Polari website
NOTES
· Suitable for over 16s.
Click to go to Manchester Literature website

 

Welcome to booQfest - Northampton's LGBT Literary Festival.

Venue: The Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
Rosie Garland's event - 12noon till 2pm
Cost – free event

The festival celebrates a Queer perspective of the written and spoken word on Saturday 11th October 2014.

WHAT'S NEW IN 2014
This year, for the first time, we're exploring lesbian and gay Erotica & Erotic Romance with author Lucy Felthouse. Rosie Garland brings Poetry and Fiction to our festival, and Neil Bartlett will be providing the Drama - with monologues from his book Queer Voices, as well as treating us to some of his most recently published work - The Disappearance Boy.

Additionally, this year we will be celebrating National Coming Out Day with Northampton Borough Council's LGBT Forum.

So, if you come to booQfest in 2014 you will find so much more going on than in previous years! There will still be fascinating author talks and readings, and book signings but on top of that as part of National Coming Out Day local LGBT organisations will be promoting their services, providing entertainment, workshops and Northampton Borough Council's LGBT Forum will launch the Inspirational LGBT Award.
All completely FREE to attend!

http://booqfest.webs.com/

 

Darkulture festival

THE FROZEN AUTUMN + ATTRITION + TERMINAL GODS + CORTEX DEFECT + SYD.31
+ DJS BAERSJ / LE FREAK / EVENSTAR / AIDAN
+ Vampire Queen ROSIE LUGOSI - aka novelist Rosie Garland
+ Horror Novelist SIMON BESTWICK
+ stalls and other curiosities

The Zoo
27 September 2014.
126 Grosvenor street,
Manchester,
M1 7HL, UK

Full details on the website:
www.darkulture.org
www.facebook.com/events/523653877749375/

Buy Tickets here:
www.darkulture.org/products/darkulture-ticket

 

Wordplay
Venue: The Square Chapel,
10 Square Rd,
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1QG

Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £3 (on the door)

A brand new monthly event filled to the brim with poetry, music, spoken word and storytelling in the comfort of the cosy Square Chapel bar. Featuring world-class established poets alongside up-and-coming spoken word artists and local musicians, there's also the opportunity to throw your own hat into the mix in our 'Open Mic' slice of the evening. WordPlay is guaranteed to brighten up your Thursday night!
What's more, enjoy your first drink for just £1. What's not to love?
Headliners confirmed:
Thursday 11 Sept feat. Rosie Garland

For more information or to register your interest for the Open Mic, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.squarechapel.co.uk/en/event/1234

 

Join multi-award winning poet Cathy Bryant and her guests Angela Topping, Rosie Garland and Sarah Miller for an evening of poetry and laughter as Cathy launches her new book, 'Look at All the Women'.

Thursday 28th August
The Eighth Day
111 Oxford Rd,
Manchester M1 7DU

At 19:00–21:30
Free event
Full disabled access and all welcome!

 

 

BD3 London Launch!

We're very excited that we'll be hosting a wonderful evening of poetry from some of our issue three contributors at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden, London.

We'll have readings from: Jo Brandon, Natacha Bryan, Neil Fulwood, Rosie Garland, Howard Laughton, Danny O'Connor and Tom Vickers.

The London launch is on the 7th August, 7-9pm. Tickets are just £4, and include a complimentary glass of wine, interval blackout poem fun and more fantastic poetry than you can shake a stick at. (Just don't shake it too hard, or the Dogs will get all excited).

What are you waiting for?

 

Click for Butcher's Dog site

 

An evening of light entertainment and education with a genderbending, cabaret twist!

 Brought to you by Wotever World, who run Bar Wotever every Tuesday night at the RVT.

Tonight's topic is: ForePlay. Crimson Skye's Silvertongue Society presents Aural Text with erotica read by Pretty Miss Cairo, Rosie Lugosi and Crimson Skye herself. There will also be sexy dance moves from The DreamBears and Pants People, tongue exercise from poet Jay Walker, and advice on how to be a man from cabaret darling, Lolo Brow.
More acts to be confirmed!
Show starts: 19:00
Doors open 30mins before the show
Venue: Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY
Tickets £8
Click to buy advance tickets

Click for RVT website

 

 

Oldham Pride 2014 hosted by Rosie Lugosi and Jonathan Mayor

Location: Assemble at 11.45am at Town Square outside the Spindles Shopping Centre
Date: 26 Jul 2014 11:45 - 26 Jul 2014 16:30
Hosted by Rosie Lugosi & Jonathan Mayor
Theme: Our Pride, Our Heritage, Our Future!

This is our 10th PRIDE!!! We want to build on the success of the last year's event we invite you to join us for our 'Our Pride, Our Heritage, Our Future' parade (assemble at 11.45am at Town Square outside the Spindles Shopping Centre). There will be a few speeches at 12 noon before the parade sets of to Gallery Oldham. As usual Oldham Pride will include a range of entertainment and activities. There will be a host of information stalls from a range of organizations and hope that you will be able to be involved.).
Town: Oldham
County: Manchester
Map Link: OL1 1AL

Web site: Click for Oldham Pride site
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Rosie Garland - author of 'The Palace of Curiosities' - will be launching her brand new novel 'Vixen' here at News from Nowhere.

News From Nowhere,
96 Bold Street,
Liverpool L1 4HY
Phone on 0151 708 7270
Time – 7pm
This is a free event - all welcome!

Rosie is an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in Goth band The March Violets through touring with the Subversive Stitch exhibition in the 90s, to her current incarnation as cabaret chanteuse, incomparable compere and electrifying poet. She has published five solo collections of poetry and her debut novel, The Palace of Curiosities won Book of the Year in the Co-op Respect Awards 2013 and was long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize.

DEVON, 1349
In Brauntone, where seagulls screech across the fields and the wind has a mind to change, Father Thomas arrives as the new priest. Determined to impress his congregation, he quells fears of the coming pestilence with promises of protection.
For Anne, the priest's arrival is an opportunity. Convinced a grand fate awaits, she moves in as Thomas's housekeeper, though hopeful of more. But his home is a place without love or kindness.
Meanwhile, a strange mute Maid is dancing with Death through the forest. She is discovered, washed up in the marshes, and taken in by Anne. Their friendship is to give Anne the chance of a happiness she thought she'd never know.
But soon the plague strikes Brauntone, spreading panic. And as the villagers' fear turns to anger, Thomas must sacrifice anything to restore their faith in him.

Click to go to News From Nowhere site

Latitude Festival
Time – 6.15pm
The Shed of Stories
Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

THE SHED OF STORIES
Tucked away in the Faraway Forest, The Shed of Stories will house storytellers from all walks of life, lighting the imagination and weaving the audience into their tales.

Click to go to Shed of Stories link

Announcing the London launch of Rosie Garland's second novel, Vixen.
Along with Sarah Waters we at Gay's the Word are massive fans of Rosie Garland's beautiful writing and are incredibly happy to be hosting this publication day launch event for her second novel, Vixen.

Event entry £2, payable on the door. Complimentary refreshments. Please RSVP on Facebook.
Click here for Facebook event page

66 Marchmont Street,
London WC1N 1AB

The Novel:

It is 1349.

In Brauntone, where seagulls screech across the fields and the wind has a mind to change, Father Thomas arrives as the new priest. Determined to impress his congregation, he quells fears of the coming pestilence with promises of protection.

For Anne, the priest's arrival is an opportunity. Convinced a grand fate awaits, she moves in as Thomas's housekeeper, though hopeful of more. But his home is a place without love or kindness.

Meanwhile, a strange mute Maid is dancing with Death through the forest. She is discovered, washed up in the marshes, and taken in by Anne. Their friendship is to give Anne the chance of a happiness she thought she'd never know.

But soon the plague strikes Brauntone, spreading panic. And as the villagers' fear turns to anger, Thomas must sacrifice anything to restore their faith in him.

Praise for Rosie Garland's debut novel, The Palace of Curiosities

'Garland's lush prose is always a pleasure' Guardian
'An alternately brutal and beautiful story about love and belonging' Metro

'Bewitching' Good Housekeeping

'A jewel-box of a novel ... Garland is a real literary talent' Sarah Waters

'Reminds me of Angela Carter' Jenni Murray

'Fabulously strange historical debut... sheer, demented fun' Suzi Feay

Click for Gay's The Word website

Announcing the Manchester launch of Rosie Garland's second novel, Vixen.
The Portico Library is hosting this PRE-publication day launch event. Bookshop provided by the lovely folk at Chorlton Bookshop – copies available a day before publication!

Contact the Portico Library for tickets 0161 236 6785
www.theportico.org.uk
Price tbc

The Novel:

It is 1349.

In Brauntone, where seagulls screech across the fields and the wind has a mind to change, Father Thomas arrives as the new priest. Determined to impress his congregation, he quells fears of the coming pestilence with promises of protection.

For Anne, the priest's arrival is an opportunity. Convinced a grand fate awaits, she moves in as Thomas's housekeeper, though hopeful of more. But his home is a place without love or kindness.

Meanwhile, a strange mute Maid is dancing with Death through the forest. She is discovered, washed up in the marshes, and taken in by Anne. Their friendship is to give Anne the chance of a happiness she thought she'd never know.

But soon the plague strikes Brauntone, spreading panic. And as the villagers' fear turns to anger, Thomas must sacrifice anything to restore their faith in him.

Praise for Rosie Garland's debut novel, The Palace of Curiosities

'Garland's lush prose is always a pleasure' Guardian
'An alternately brutal and beautiful story about love and belonging' Metro

'Bewitching' Good Housekeeping

'A jewel-box of a novel ... Garland is a real literary talent' Sarah Waters

'Reminds me of Angela Carter' Jenni Murray

'Fabulously strange historical debut... sheer, demented fun' Suzi Feay

Click link to go to The Portico Library events page

 

 

 

The March Violets plus Guests

Support - Vaniish & Deathday

Los Angeles - Part Time Punks @ The Echo

1822 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90026

+1 213-413-8200

10:00 PM

18 and over

$12 - $15

EVENT: Click to go to Facebook event page

Click to go to venue webpage

Click to go to Part Time Punks site

PART TIME PUNKS is a club that takes over noted Echo Park live music venue, The Echo on 1822 Sunset, every Sunday night. The night focuses heavily on DIY and Indie vinyl coming out of the U.S., UK and Europe from 1977 to the present: Punk, Post-Punk, Synth-Punk, Synthpop, Minimal Synth, Dark/Cold/Minimal Wave, NDW, Industrial, New Wave, No Wave, C86, Indiepop, Twee, Shoegaze, Baggy and even Krautrock…


Tickets: Click to buy tickets

The March Violets

plus Guests - Black tango & Prayers

San Diego - Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd,
San Diego, CA 92104

+1 619-255-7224

EVENT: Click to go to Facebook event page

Click to go to venue webpage

tickets: $15

Click to buy tickets

The March Violets & guests

Las Vegas - Scarlet @ LVCS

425 Fremont St,

Las Vegas, NV 89101

8pm – 2am

+1 702-382-3531

Tickets: $10 on the night, $8 advance.

Doors 8pm

First Date in Vegas with Original Line-up!!!!

DJs Morpheus Blak & Style.

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The March Violets & guests

DNA Lounge (Death Guild Presents)

375 Eleventh Street

San Francisco CA · 94103

+1 415-626-1409

doors @ 8pm; show @ 8:30pm.

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http://www.deathguild.com/

Tickets: $15 advance; $18 day of show.

All ages

The March Violets & Guests

Portland - Church Of Hive @ Star Theater

13 NW 6th Ave,

Portland, OR 97209

+1 503-248-4700

Doors 8pm

Tickets $10

Ages 21+

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The March Violets plus guests
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave E,
Seattle, WA 98109,
United States

Doors Open: 8:00 PM

Tickets $15 ($17 on the night)

Ages 21+

Click here to buy tickets

+1 206-381-3094

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Bella Agogo's Steampunk Show
The Sugar Club
8 Lower Leeson Street
Dublin 2
6787188

Friday, 16 May 2014

8pm – 11.30pm

Cost: €15.00 on the door

We're back. Making the impossible possible. Creating dreams and silliness. There's always something weird and wonderful about making shows, and this one will be no different. Travelling through time, freaks born of hybrid imaginings, fighter pilots, goddesses, damsels in corsets and bustles. Pocket watches and top hats and of course Inventions!

Bella A Go Go brings back the fabulous fantasy of Steampunk, a genre of mad science, invention, alternate histories and lots of fun.

Featuring:

Rosie Garland our Victorian/Steampunk author who will be reading from her book on the night and giving lots of unexpected delights!

Bella Agogo as our Master of Ceremonies

Azaria Starfire

Jonathan Walsh of Ether Productions aka Fabio Ego Deflatio

Fafa bellydance

Paddy Fagan aka Alter ego

Mo Cokley & troupe

Victorian/steampunk themed market with Crowzeye Jewellery N Sculpture and Ciaran Marcantonio selling his steampunk comics

Ticket Link

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Museums at Night
The Portico Library
57 Mosley Street
Manchester
M2 3HY

Tel: 0161 236 6785

7-10pm

Rosie Garland will be giving a special late-night reading as part of the renowned Museums at Night Festival.

Other guests include the wonderful Jo Bell, plus Marli Roode & Rodge Glass.

Museums at Night, which explodes into life from 15 – 17 May 2014, is an annual UK-wide festival which seeks to encourage visitors into museums, galleries and heritage sites by throwing their doors open after hours and putting on special evening events.

Co-ordinated by non-profit cultural publishing organisation Culture24, Museums at Night is an opportunity for the cultural and heritage sector to come together around a single, simple campaign that is attractive to venues, audiences and the media.

Museums at Night ties in with the European campaign, La Nuit Des Musées, which takes place on Saturday 17th May 2014. In the UK, to allow venues greater flexibility, it will run over Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th May. The date is significant as it's the weekend nearest to 18 May, International Museums Day.

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THE MARCH VIOLETS HEADLINE CONVERGENCE XX
Bottom Lounge
1375 W. Lake Street,
Chicago IL 60607,
United States

Welcome to Convergence Twenty Chicago! We are extremely honored, dark denizens of the Internet, that our city has again been chosen to continue the fine once-a-decade tradition of being your hosts for a weekend you'll never forget! Sincere thanks to all who voted for Convergence Twenty Chicago.

The March Violets are one of those bands.

Formed in Leeds in the post punk era at the very start of the 80s, they were one of the 4 dark Northern Bands that are often blamed for starting the Gothic scene, The Danse Society, The Sisters of Mercy, The March Violets, and The Southern Death Cult. The Violets released a series of singles that still fill the darker dance floors around the world, the most played being "Snakedance" and "Walk into the Sun."

Three original members reformed in 2008 for a reunion, and since then the Violets have done a few rare concerts, headlined some festivals, and finally managed to write and record their first proper album.

They will be playing some old classics and some new ones from the Made Glorious album. Strangely enough, people who have seen The March Violets in this century say they sound exactly the same as they did back in the early 80's, the Violets agree.

The March Violets' appearance at C20 (their first C*) will mark their first time in the U.S. since 1987, and the first time ever with all three original members -- promising a rare performance from a legendary band that has actually managed to evolve, yet retain their original dark brilliance.

"Play Loud, Play Purple."

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Hit the Ode brings the most exciting poets from the region, the country and the world to the heart of Manchester.
Contact Theatre,
Oxford Rd, Manchester,
M15 6JA

Tickets - £6 / £3

Join us! We have poems. Poems listed as destinations at most big railway stations; poems used by optometrists to assess sharpness of vision; poems some people claim are their long-lost relatives. Great poems. Come and get them.

Our local guest is Rosie Garland, dropping by in between the US and UK legs of her band The March Violets' Spring tour, our national guest is Jasmine Cooray, recently returned from a residency in Singapore. International guest US National Slam winner and Canadian Word Olympics champion, Shane Koyczan.

Suitable for over 14s.

Presented by Apples and Snakes and Ben Mellor.

http://contactmcr.com/whats-on/12872-hit-the-ode/

RESURRECTION
Kramladen
Erwin-Schrödinger-Straße,
67663 Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern, Germany

Live: The March Violets - support Vidi Aquam (Italy), Arts of Erebus (DE/FR)

Plus After party "Dance Dead Rhythms" (Gothic - Post Punk - Batcave - Death Rock - Wave: DJ Iconoclast - Resurrection - DJ Wahni - Gotham Sounds)

Kosten: 18 Euro

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SCHUNCK & NIEUWE NOR presents: GRAUKUNST

GRAUKUNST is an exhibition of works by well-known pioneers as young artists, rooted in and inspired by the musical underground of the eighties. The exhibition was shown at the Melkweg Gallery in Amsterdam, following the Grauzone Festival in 2013. Now we present GRAUKUNST at Schunck * & Nieuwe Nor in Heerlen.

The exhibition opening event will feature a special performance poetry reading by

Rosie Garland (The March Violets, UK)

Exhibition opening concert April 10, 18h – 19.30

Schunck * entrance hall
Bongerd 18,
6411 JM Heerlen,
Netherlands

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Poppodium Nieuwe NOR

Pancratiusstraat 30,
6411KC Heerlen
NETHERLANDS

20:30 until 23:30

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De legendarische band The March Violets komt op 10 april voor een exclusief Nederlands optreden naar Poppodium Nieuwe NOR in Heerlen. De band, die met labelmaatjes The Sisters of Mercy destijds aan de wieg stond van het gothic (rock)-genre, maakte in 1981 haar debuut in Leeds. Ultra-donkere nummers als ''Snake Dance' en 'Walk Into The Sun' zijn nog altijd krakers op de dansvloer.

The March Violets is een niet-alledaagse, unieke groep die eigenlijk zo onwaarschijnlijk is dat ze eigenlijk niet zou moeten bestaan. Als een van de eerste bands maakten ze, met labelmaatjes van Sisters of Mercy, gebruik van een drumcomputer op het podium. Toch is hun sound nog donkerder dan die van The Sisters, hun teksten verwarrender en hun humor zo bizar dat ze hun nummer beschrijven als 'simplistische pop anthems voor een blanke generatie'.

In 1981 maakte The March Violets haar debuut in Leeds, de stad waarvan wordt gezegd dat deze aan de basis staat van de gothic rock, met acts als The Danse Society, The Sisters of Mercy, Southern Death Cult en Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. Twee albums brachten ze uit op het Merciful Release-label vol met post-punk energie, woeste poëzie en songs als 'Snake Dance' en 'Walk Into The Sun', nog altijd krakers op de dansvloer. 'The Violets' waren niet alleen Gothic Doom Rock, ze hadden Soul en een donkere grillige energie die dreigde zichzelf te verscheuren. En wat onvermijdelijk was gebeurde; in 1987 hield de band ermee op.

In 2007 en 2010 kwam de band voor exclusieve reünie-shows in Engeland weer bij elkaar en in 2012 maakte men voor het eerst de overstap naar het Europese vasteland om op grote festivals als Wave Gothik Treffen en Shadowplay (Waregem) te spelen. En nu, met drie van de vier originele bandleden, komen ze op 10 april 2014, voor het eerst naar een club in Europa, in de stad waar wave, ebm en gothic rock nog steeds op veel bijval kunnen rekenen, Heerlen. Let op: op 10 mei staat ook clan of xymox (waarmee huidig March Violets' gitarist Tom Ashton ook nog deel uitmaakte) in poppodium NIEUWE NOR tijdens de tweede editie van het 'Repost' festival!

De kaartverkoop start op zaterdag 18 januari om 10:00 uur.

A little Purple Do...
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road,
York, YO10 4EX

United Kingdom

7pm till late

A little purple do... Convivial and intimate. We decided to do a thing where we rehearsed, maybe a new Song, definitely a full set, then screened the Dan E Falicki film 'An Anti American' that Tom did the score for. With Free Popcorn!

We will be providing general chitchat, and some other stuff. Unholy Racket will have an exhibition of his prints. There'll be a raffle for something good, some Psydwr, Si's Caipirinha Cocktails, probably some gourmet food available from the chefs. A bit of a disco afterwards. Who knows what may turn up.

Limited Numbers, Late Licence, Lots of Lounging around.

Tickets will be £12, available from the Fulford Arms, or online at

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Bring your Paypal receipt as a ticket, and as entry into the raffle.

Holland Park Press author reading
Great Western Studios
65 Alfred Road
London W2 5EU

Free entry

7pm – 10pm

Rosie Garland reads her award-winning fiction & poetry, alongside fellow Holland Park Press author, Arnold Jansen op de Haar.

The gallery in the Great Western Studios, 65 Alfred Road W2 5EU, is our spectacular venue. It's only 5 minutes walk from Royal Oak & Westbourne Park tube station and buses 18 & 36 stop nearby. Here is a handy map.

It's all free but to make sure we cater for all of you, please let us know if you're coming by emailing or phoning us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

07792611929.

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The Quiet Compere presents A Matter of Life, Death and Poetry

Copa

66 Regent Street

Cheltenham

GL50 1HA

8-10pm (doors 7.30pm)

Tickets: £5/4

The Quiet Compere introduces them with little fanfare, so that the poems (and not the poets' track records) tell you all you need to know.

This festival special features a stellar line-up – Rosie Garland, Samir Guglani, Sarah Maxwell, Bethany W Pope, Stephanie Portersmith, Rod Tame, Avril Staple and

of course the compere herself, Sarah Dixon.

Let poetry show you what really matters! Join us for a selection of darkly funny, thought-provoking and life-changing poetry.

Sarah L Dixon

Rosie Garland

Samir Guglani

Sarah Maxwell

Bethany W Pope

Stephanie Portersmith

Avril Staple

Rod Tame

The brochure showing the full Festival programme will be on line on the Festival website by 14 February.

Click here to visit Cheltenham Poetry Festival website

Click here to book tickets

The University of Bolton presents: Literature Live: Rosie Garland
Octagon Theatre,
Howell Croft South
Bolton BL1 1SB

7.30pm

£5 (£2, £3 conc)

A prestigious collection of writers and poets read from their own work in this ever popular programme of events.

An eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in cult gothic band The March Violets, to twisted alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. Rosie Garland has five solo collections of poetry and is winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year and a Poetry Award from the People's Café, New York.

She also won the Mslexia Novel competition in 2012 and her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities was published in March 2013 by HarperCollins.

Rosie will be reading from her novel and poetry as well as hosting an open mic slot.

Click to book tickets via Bolton Octagon website

SHE GRRROWLS

showcases a range of talented women and includes poetry, comedy and a musical finale. Come along and take part in the all-inclusive OPEN MIC section, which is themed. Every third Monday of the month.

The Gallery Cafe
21 Old Ford Road
Bethnal Green
London E2 9PJ

7:30pm - 10:30pm

£5 on the door

Featuring Rosie Garland, Rachel McCrum, Rose Swainston, Lizanne Davies and Mushana.

All ticket sales go towards the payment of artists and producers with an even door split.

The Gallery Cafe is part of St Margaret's House which supports the local community in a variety of ways and allows free hire for events. - www.stmargaretshouse.org.uk

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Follow us on Twitter: @shegrrrowls

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For an open mic slot contact

Carmina Masoliver

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Punk poetry bites back in Salford
Eagle Inn,
18 Collier Street,
City of Salford
M3 7DW

7.30pm

£3 on the door

Join us for another night of "clever, witty and thought-provoking entertainment" at Evidently!

Boasting the fabulous talents of Rosie Garland and hosted by Salford's own Kieren King.

Not to be missed!

Also eight open mic spots are available (one poem - two minutes per poet) on a first come first served basis so if you would like a slot please arrive early to avoid disappointment. We are filming each night so everyone who performs will get a shiny new Youtube video if they want one.

Host, multiple slam winner Kieren King says "If you walk down a street and see three signs, one advertising live music, one advertising live comedy and the third advertising live poetry chances are people would go to either of the first two. We are looking to change that and give people a fun and entertaining night out".

Forget what you learned in school. This is poetry at its best.

Click to view Evidently's YouTube channel

Saturday 22nd February

Time: 7.30 till late

Venue: Todmorden Town Hall
Bridge Street
Todmorden
West Yorkshire, OL14 5AQ
International Women's Event

Tickets on the door, sliding scale

Evening entertainment with DJ Lady Heidi, Tasha Rocks and Rosie Lugosi!

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ELOP, winner of the Stonewall Community Group of the Year Award 2012,

will be hosting a fantastic fundraising evening of fine comedy, great entertainment and LGBT celebration.

Award-winning stand-up British comedian Shazia Mirza will be compering and opening up the night of entertainment with side-splitting performance, including Rosie Lugosi, Jen Brister and Mo Younger. All of this while guests enjoy free alcoholic & soft drinks & finger-food sharing plates at their tables.

Michael Cashman MEP is one of the other specially invited guests who will be making an appearance on the night. And to top it all off, there will be a wonderful Special CHARITY AUCTION with prizes!

All monies raised for the evening contribute to the delivery & expansion of ELOP front-line LGBT support services so if you are interested in joining ELOP for this fabulous night of comedy and entertainment, whilst supporting a very worthy cause, please book your tickets/tables now!

Price: £50 (minimum donation) per person, or reductions for whole table bookings for 10 people (subject to availability).

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or call 020 8509 3898

Venue: State Street Bank,
20 Churchill Place
Canary Wharf,
London E14 5HJ

Time: drinks reception from 6pm

Click here to go to ELOP main webpage

Shindig Spoken word night with Open Mic
Nelsons Wine Bar,
Crown St
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire HX7 8EH

Tue 18th February

8pm for 8:30

Free Entry

Special Guest! Rosie Garland

Support- Ian Whiteley

Guest then open mic. 4 minute slots. Every Third Tue of the month.

Compere Winston Plowes 07986 222678

ALL OUT Radio Show of the year on ALLFM

ALL OUT the LGBT radio show on ALLFM 96.9 AND ONLINE

11am – 1pm

Saturday 15th February - Guest Rosie Garland

South Manchester's leading community radio station broadcasting across South Manchester for over 10 years.

We're on air every other Saturday at 11am til 1pm.

We'll bring you guests and comment of interest to the LGBT community of Manchester, if you've got something of interest to our community please get in touch using the contact page. If you want to get involved we'd love to hear from you, this show is not about the presenters it's about the diverse community of Manchester.

Click here for ALL OUT webpage and to listen online

Incite! Poetry has become the LGBT poetry event in London!

It meets on the second Wednesday of the month from now on. Trudy Howson (award winning poet and actor) is the new volunteer facilitator – why not come along to what has become a truly exciting poetry evening?

The Phoenix Artists Club
1 Phoenix Street
London WC2H 8BU

Free event

7.00pm – 9.30pm

The evening features performance poets, or guests, plus an open mic hour. It is completely fabulous and free!

The first part is normally the performance part and the second half -after an interval – is for Open Mic.

For further information see Facebook Incite Poetry

It starts at 7pm and usually goes on until 9:30pm with free jazz performances for attendees afterwards.

Click here for Camden LGBT Forum website

THE QUIET COMPERE TOUR OF THE NORTH - FIRST STOP - MANCHESTER

Three Minute Theatre,
Affleck's Arcade
35-39, Oldham Street
Manchester, M1 1JG

FRI 31ST JAN, 2014 Doors at 7:00pm

Sarah L Dixon, The Quiet Compere introduces her ten poets, ten minutes format at the delightful 3 Minute Theatre.

Book for this stunning line-up now as the ticket number are limited.

Jeff Dawson

Rosie Garland

Charlotte Henson

Jackie O'Hagan

Shirley May

Steph Pike

copland smith

Rebecca Audra Smith

Rod Tame

Tony Walsh

The Quiet Compere Tour is 'Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England'.

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/252313

Guest lecturer in creative writing

Focus on editing and rewriting with a focus on fiction.

Plus Q&A.

Aimed at students on the Creative Writing BA – but others are invited.

Thursday 30th January, 2-4pm

Creative Writing Department
Staffordshire University
College Rd,
Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire ST4 2DE

Ariadne's Thread Poetry Competition - Prize Giving Ceremony

The Old Ship - upstairs room –
21st January, 7:30 PM
3 King Street,
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1ND

Free Entrance.

The Poetry Competition Prize Giving Ceremony will be held during the launch of issue 9 of Ariadne's Thread Literary Magazine. The prize winning poets include Rosie Garland, winner of Ariadne's Thread first Poetry Competition.

Besides launching issue 9, the last regular issue of the year (issue 10, a themed issue on mythology will close the year), this event will also include the prize giving ceremony for Ariadne's Thread first Poetry Competition. Join us to listen to the poets and the authors published in the nine issues, to buy issues and subscriptions at special prices, to know more about the Ariadne's Thread Poetry Prize and to share your work with us in our open-mic (well, if you feel like it). This will be a memorable evening of Poetry and Music.

Click this link for the Ariadne's Thread website

Rosie Lugosi is cracking her delectably flexible whip at The Alternative & Burlesque Fair at Sound Control in Manchester this Saturday!

With the astonishing Marnie Scarlett

at Sound Control,

1 New Wakefield Street,

Manchester

M1 5NP

11am - 5pm

£5 0n door

The March Violets – Made Glorious Tour
Brudenell Social Club
33 Queen's Rd
Leeds LS6 1NY

Doors: 18.30

Tickets: £15

Saturday 23rd November

Double headline, Very Special Guests

Chameleons Vox + Witch Hunt + Free Aftershow

Yes indeed.

Tickets on sale now

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The March Violets – Made Glorious Tour

Friday 22nd November

O2 Academy2 Islington
N1 Centre
16 Parkfield St,
Islington,
London N1 0PS

Doors: 18.30

Tickets (advance): £15

Special Guests: The Last Cry and TBC

Tickets on sale now

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The March Violets
Edinburgh Bannermans Rock & Whisky Bar
212 Cowgate,
Edinburgh EH1 1NQ

Date - Sunday 17th November

Doors: 8pm-1am

Special Guests: Dead Eyes Opened, + TBC.

Tickets on Sale Now: £12

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Violets and DV8 present

Friday 15th November

Spanky Van Dyke's
17 Goldsmith St
Nottingham NG1 5JT

Doors: 7pm – 2am

Tickets: £13

Special Guests: Simon York (from Luxury Stranger), Jordan Reyne, Witch Hunt.

Batronic Aftershow till 2am with DJ Heathen and DJ GlitterHawk

Tickets from Spanky's and Music Exchange soon, and here right now:

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Polari Literary Salon

Tickets - £5

13 November 2013, 7:45pm

Purcell Room,
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

Southbank Centre is a short walk away from Covent Garden and Westminster and minutes from the Waterloo, Charing Cross and Embankment London Underground and British Rail stations.

Charlotte Mendelson introduces her new novel Almost English. She is joined by poet Dean Atta, authors Rosie Garland and Patrick Flanery, Helen Lederer and singer Dee Chanelle. Also tonight, we announce the winner of the Polari Prize.

Described by The New York Times as 'London's most theatrical salon', Polari returns for the autumn, showcasing the best in established, new and up-and-coming LGBT literary talent and performance.

'Always fun, always thought-provoking - a guaranteed good night out.' Sarah Waters

'Lively, funny and inspiring - a gay-themed salon of interest to anyone remotely interested in literature, whatever their sexual bent.' Patrick Gale

To go to Polari site - click this link

To go to Southbank Centre site & buy tickets - click this link

RFTK Promotions presents

Sunday 10th November

Newcastle Trillians
Princess Square,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8DE

Special Guests: Berlin Black, Anxiety Of Love.

Tickets on sale now:

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This will be the first show from The March Violets in Newcastle for around 30 years! A very rare treat to see a great band.

The band were one of the prominent post-punk drum-machine machine bands in the 80s - and since their 2007 reformation (original members Si Denbigh, Rosie Garland, Tom Ashton with new bass player Jo Violet) they've played a string of stunning shows - and so it's a great chance to see them here in Newcastle.

Support comes from Anxiety of Love and Berlin Black.

Tickets are £14 adv and on sale now.

In person : Trillians, Charnel House, Reflex Records, Hot Rats

Grotesque Promotions and Ascension Magazine present
Corallo Rock Club

Friday 8th November

Corallo di Scandiano
Vialle della Rocca 4/E
Scandiano (Reggio Emilia),
Italy

Tickets coming soon

Chianti coming soon

UNICA DATA IN ITALIA!

Era il 1982 quando Andrew Eldritch dei Sisters Of Mercy licenziava sul mercato il primo singolo dei March Violets per l'etichetta Merciful Release... E' il 2013 quando, per la prima volta nella loro formazione storica con Simon-D e Rosie Garland, i March Violets sbarcano al Corallo per presentare in esclusiva per l'Italia il nuovo fantastico album "Made Glorious".

Storie di gothic-rock, chitarre e drum-machine che hanno fatto la storia della musica post-punk inglese al ritmo della "danza del serpente" (la famosa 'Snake Dance'). Da NON perdere!

DV8 Fest presents

Sunday 3rd November

The Coliseum
Victoria Place,
Whitby,
North Yorkshire YO21 1EZ

COST: £13 (advance)

Special Guests: Partly Faithful, Luxury Stranger.

Doors 18:30 – event over by 10:30 so we can all head on to Nostalgia.

Tickets on sale

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Club Antichrist Halloween Party

Friday 1st November

Club Colosseum,
1 Nine Elms Lane,
Vauxhall, London SW8 5NQ

Doors open at 8pm

Happy Hours 8-11

Last entry 2.30am, club closes at 6am.

Strict dress code: go for it.

STRICT Dress code applies: Alternative, Goth, Industrialist, Cybergoth, Punk, Drag Queen, TV/TS, Theatrical, Bondage, PVC, Vampire, Drag...etc. More on the AC dresscode can be found on their site

10% off ticket price for our fans, ltd number, use the code PURPLE in the discount box. Tickets here:

http://clubantichrist.com/ac/index.php/tickets

Guests: Pretty Addicted, Marnie Scarlet and Many Others

AC website: http://clubantichrist.com/ac/

The Dark Side of Peel

Sunday October 27th

Tough Life Boogie - John Peel week / Un-Peeled
The Continental
South Meadow Lane,
Preston,
Lancashire PR1 8JP

Tel - 01772 499425

The March Violets with Special Guests: Flesh For Lulu, John Hyatt (Three Johns), The Inca Babies.

That is correct.

3 Peel sessions between 82 and 84 means The March Violets are well-qualified to play 'Un-Peeled' and we're delighted to have secured their only North West date on their Autumn 'Made Glorious' tour.

Please note, early doors 6.30pm!

Tickets on sale direct

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Event Page

https://www.facebook.com/events/406821436094484/

The March Violets at the Ted Hughes Festival

Saturday October 26th

The Trades Club

Holme St

Town Centre,

Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE

Doors open 8pm

Tickets on sale now:

Tickets £14/12 for Trades Club members

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Supports TBC

The March Violets have been at the forefront of the UK's post-punk movement for over 30 years. During this time they have recorded sessions with John Peel, produced some of the scenes' most well known tracks and critically acclaimed songs which blend together atmospheric and driving melodies with poetical and sometimes abstract lyrics. Since their reunion they have used crowd funding to independently produce their first complete album Made Glorious with all new material (there have been numerous LPs and EPs collected together but not many bands have taken 30

years to make their debut album).

At the same time as the band emerging to new successes, 2013 has also been an exciting time for the bands members, with Rosie's debut published novel The Palace of Curiosities receiving glowing reviews from the national press and entering the Waterstones Top Sellers section, whilst Tom has been working on soundtracks for a number of independent US films and both Si and Jo have been producing new material through their side projects.

Don't miss this rare opportunity.

Creatures of the Night Poetry Slam

Fri 25 Oct - 8.30pm till late

The White Lion Hotel,
Bridge Gate
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 8EX

FREE

Highly esteemed poet and novelist Rosie Garland aka Rosie Lugosi is hosting the spookiest poetry slam ever in Hebden!

The Creatures of the Night Poetry Slam

Upstairs at The White Lion

Lock up your daughters, sharpen your stakes

(and pencils) and join Manchester's very own

Undead Mistress of Ceremonies, Rosie Garland

(aka Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen) as she

welcomes all poets, rappers and wondrous

wordsmiths to the spookiest Poetry Slam ever!

SHRIEK!

As she ensures the audience are

sitting uncomfortably

SHUDDER!

At the cornucopia of wondrous

words

GASP!

At the lashings of poetic talent

SWOON!

At the special surprise guests

SHIVER!

As you judge the best act of the night

Tickets are available from www.wegottickets.com

Hebden Bridge Visitor & Canal Centre,

Butler's Wharf, New Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AF.

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