Gig List

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This is where I keep an up-to-date directory of public appearances, readings, workshops and shows. The most recent is first, so please scroll down to the date / month you are searching for.

Thanks! I look forward to seeing you at an event.

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

Rosie Garland / Rosie Lugosi is back!! We pledged her via March Violets Crowdfunding!
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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

Click to buy tickets!

$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

https://www.facebook.com/events/919671018100545/

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/