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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