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Making Thunder Roar: Emily Brontë Preview eventFriday 2nd February - 7.00pm Old School Room,Church Street,Haworth,Keighley BD22 8DR This is the preview of the new exhibition, "Making Thunder Roar: Emily Brontë", which will open at the Brontë Parsonage Museum on Thursday 1 February. The preview show invites a number of well-known…
Cherie Bebe’s Burlesque Revue Matt and Phreds64 Tib Street,M4 1LG Manchester Sunday 10th December 2017Doors at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm. Enjoy an evening of live cabaret entertainment, music and burlesque debauchery featuring performances from some of the finest burlesque performers in the UK, held at Manchester's iconic…
The Looking Glass Burlesque Pyramid Studio TheatrePalmyra Square South,Warrington,WA1 1BL. Doors are at 7.30pm, show at 8pm.Tickets are £11 for theatre seats and £14 for cabaret tables. The Looking Glass Burlesque returns to its favourite home with an outstanding line-up of burlesque and variety talent. With a changing line-up every…
The Time-Travelling Suffragettes, Louder than Words Festival, Manchester The Principal ManchesterOxford StreetManchesterM60 7HA Sat 11 November 201718:15 – 19:30 GMT Armed with banners, a twinkle in their eye and a spanner or two for throwing into the works, Kitty and Lilibet have travelled to the present day to raise their…
Gothic Styles Street / Fashion Show Sunday, 29 October 2017 at 6:00 pmLocation: Exchange Square,Manchester City Centre,M3 1BD Join us for an extravagant exploration of what it means to have goth style!Real-life goths, punks, steampunks and other assorted ‘weirdo mosher freaks’ will strut, stomp and parade their individual dress sense…
Rosie Garland: 'The Night Brother' - Reading and Book Signing Location: John Rylands Library Historic Reading Room,Deansgate,Manchester M3 3EH6-7pmFree event Introduced and chaired by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Met). Tagged ‘literary hero’ by The Skinny, Rosie Garland is an award-winning poet, novelist and singer with post-punk band The March…
‘That’s What She Said’ at Bridlington Poetry Festival Thursday 19th OctoberBridlington Contemporary Art Gallery3 West Street,Bridlington,YO15 3DX 19:30£2.00 (incl. glass of wine) (no conc.) Rosie GarlandThat'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…
That's What She Said - Performance Workshop Thursday 19th OctoberBridlington Library14 King St, BridlingtonYO15 2DE 15:00-17:00£10.00 (no conc.) Rosie GarlandThat'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…
Jill Abram presents Stablemates Conversation and poetry with Henry Normal, Rosie Garland andJackie 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 https://www.waterstones.com/events/stablemates-with-flapjack-press-featuring-henry-normal/birmingham Raining Upwards is Henry Normal’s first all new poetry collection in over 20 years. In…
Leeds Festival of Gothica Leeds City MuseumCookridge Street,LS2 8BH Leeds 14 October at 11:00–16:00Free 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, reading from her work! With stalls and installations from jumbo records, ultimate…
Superheroes of Slam 2017 Three Minute TheatreAfflecks Arcade,35-39, Oldham Street,M1 1JG Manchester Tickets £5/£4Book on 0843 208 050019:00–22:00 Hosted by Rosie Garland, aka Rosie LugosiThe Superheroes of Slam 2017 Final will take place on the 12th of October at Three Minute Theatre. This year finalists from Berlin (Germany), Birmingham, Bristol,…
Polari at Birmingham Lit Fest Birmingham Repertory TheatreCentenary Square,Broad Street,Birmingham, B1 2EP 8 October at 19:00–21:00Tickets: £8 / £6.40 concsFestival 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…
Monday October 2ndFLIM NITE The Three Minute Theatre,Afflecks Palace,35-39, Oldham Street,Northern Quarter,Manchester M1 1JG Doors @ 7.30pmActs @ 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…
Below Stairs at Blacks Club Blacks Club, 67 Dean St,SohoLondon, 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.…
The Black Rose Ball 2017 Saturday 2nd September Rosie Garland book launch and readingThe 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…
The Other Side of Violet Friday 1st September Three Minute TheatreAffleck’s ArcadeAffleck’s Palace,35-39, Oldham Street,Manchester M1 1JG 7pm-9pm£5 entry on door The Other Side of VioletSpoken word extravaganzaCelebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA's latest anthology, The Other Side of Violet, with an astounding evening of spoken word from…
Fluid Love Rosie Garland & Jess RichardsSun 27 Aug 3:30pm - 4:30pmWriters' 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…
Hammer & Tongue poetry slam Fri 25 Aug19:30 – 20:30 Banshee Labyrinth (Venue 156)Banqueting Hall29-35 Niddry St,Edinburgh EH1 1LG Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 558 8209Part of PBH's Free Fringe. The Royal Albert Hall and the National Slam Final await nightly poetry slam winners. Open to all, wow…
She Grrrowls - PBH Fringe Festival Black Market Room 1,Venue 39932 Market Street,EdinburghEH1 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.…
That's What She Said Bar Bados, Venue 3265 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…
FREAK Circus Poetry Bordello Woodland Creatures, Venue 282260-262 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…
The Books Tent Wilderness Festival,Cornbury ParkOxfordshire 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…
Polari with The Time-Travelling Suffragettes! Stein Bier KellerMorley St,Bradford BD7 1AJ Friday, 7th July 20177:00 pm - 9:30 pm Polari: The LGBT Literary SalonPaul 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…
WORD CLUB The Chemic Tavern9 Johnston Street,LS6 2NG Leeds19:45–22:30 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…
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…
Wordfest 2017 An evening with Rosie GarlandStretford Library,Bennett StreetStretfordM32 8APTuesday 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…
Waterstones NewcastleEmerson Chambers,Blackett Street,Newcastle, NE1 7JF Tickets are £3, available in store or online. The Night BrotherWe 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…
Grrrl Con 2017 Fri 16th, Sat 17th and Sun 18th June 2017presented by For Books’ Sake and Write Like a Grrrl Date: Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017Venue: We will be using two venues in the city centre of Manchester: Mad Lab and Ziferblat. We’ll send more…
INCITE POETRY Venue: Phoenix Arts Club,1 Phoenix St,London WC2H 8BUDate: 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!…
Kibworth BookFest - The Night Brother 6th June, 7pm The Bookshop Kibworth,52 High StreetKibworth BeauchampLeicestershireLE8 0HQ0116 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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…