Gig List

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.

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/

Queerest of the Queer

 

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

 

Click here to buy tickets!

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!

Click to visit website

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