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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.

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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

To buy tickets - click this link

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

To buy tickets - click this link

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

To buy tickets - click this link

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:

To buy tickets - click this link

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:

https://shop.ticketscript.com/channel/web2/get-dates/rid/VZ7SR44K/eid/181255/language/en/format/html

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

https://shop.ticketscript.com/channel/web2/get-dates/rid/VZ7SR44K/eid/181235/language/en/format/html

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

https://shop.ticketscript.com/channel/web2/get-dates/rid/VZ7SR44K/eid/181252/language/en/format/html

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

https://shop.ticketscript.com/channel/web2/get-dates/rid/VZ7SR44K/eid/181253/language/en/format/html

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.

Tel: 01422 843831

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For full festival programme, click this link

The Palace of Curiosities

Wednesday 16th October

7.30pm

The Manchester Museum
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL

Tickets £6/£4 concessions

Book on: 0843 208 0500

Join author Rosie Garland and Victorian sideshow performers for an evening of mystery and excitement in the atmospheric Living World gallery at Manchester Museum. Rosie will read from her startling debut novel which follows the fortunes of Eve and Abel – cast out by Victorian society, they become The Lion-Faced Girl and The Flayed Man, star performers in The Palace of Curiosities. Rosie has performed in previous incarnations as the singer in cult goth band The March Violets and as twisted alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. She has published five collections of poetry and last year won the Mslexia Novel Competition which landed her a publishing deal with HarperCollins. A circus troupe, also called The Palace of Curiosities, will provide further entertainment with the aid of fabulously inventive props and razor sharp wit. Prepare to be amazed!

http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/the-palace-of-curiosities-306

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition

Tuesday 15th October

2.30 pm

Free, booking advised

Book on: 0843 208 0500

Venue - St Ann's Church,
St Ann's Square
Manchester
M2 7LF

The winner of this year's international interfaith poetry competition will be announced at this celebratory event, featuring readings from the shortlisted poets and competition judge, Nicola Slee.

http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/manchester-cathedral-poetry-competition-297

London's Première Women's Writers Night

When? 9th October 2013

Where? The Poetry Cafe,

22 Betterton Street,

London WC2H 9BX (closest tube = Covent Garden)

Time? 8.00 p.m.

Door tax – £5.00 – £3.00 concessions

With two brilliant features every month, and a warm atmosphere, why not come and sign up for the open mic session?

ROSIE GARLAND feature for October!

Loose Muse is a monthly event set up and run by Agnes Meadows since 2005. It is London's only regular event for women writers of all genres. It takes place on the second Wednesday of each month (except August when there is no event), at the Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2 (nearest tube is Covent Garden). Each event starts at 8.00 p.m. and finishes around 10.00 p.m. Entry is £5.00 or £3.00 concessions.

Men are always very welcome to attend Loose Muse events – in act around 20% of our regular audience is made up of men who find the evenings interesting and informative, which is very good news.

Amuse- Bouche

An evening of poetic comedy.

Steph Pike presents a spoken word night with a twist – featuring Rosie Garland as guest

Location: The Kings Arms,
11 Bloom Street,
Salford
Greater Manchester M3 6AN

Time: 8pm (show lasts approx. 2hrs)

Price: £3

The first ever UK Women in Comedy Festival will be held across Greater Manchester from October 1st until 27th 2013.

The festival is a cross-collaboration between the growing number of women's comedy producers, performers and supporters, spearheaded by Hazel O'Keefe founder of Laughing Cows Comedy. Celebrating all things funny and female across a variety of platforms including live performances, comedy theatre, spoken word, book readings, sketch, improvisation, photography, workshops and debates.

To go to Women in Comedy Festival main website - click this link

Rosie Garland and the Palace of Curiosities
Date: Saturday 5th October
Time: 7 – 8.30pm
Venue: Ikon Gallery,
1 Oozells Square
Brindleyplace
Birmingham, B1 2HS

Tickets: £8 / £6

To go to event website - click this link

http://www.birminghamliteraturefestival.org/

"Gentlemen and Ladies! How happy I am to welcome you to this Palace of Curiosities on such an auspicious occasion. What luck! What serendipity! For tonight we have mirth! Wit! And Jollity!"

Come and be dazzled by author Rosie Garland and her novel The Palace of Curiosities, a luminous love story set in a Victorian freak show. Ikon Gallery will be transformed by a circus troupe of the same name to offer all the atmosphere, wonderment and fun of a Victorian fairground sideshow. Prepare to be mesmerised by Rosie's readings and stunned by a veritable Palace of Curiosities, from the left hand of Cleopatra to a real life mermaid...

Rosie Garland is an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in post-punk gothic band The March Violets, to her alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen, cabaret chanteuse and mistress of ceremonies. She has published five solo collections of poetry and her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologized. She is winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year and a Poetry Award from the People's Café, New York. The Palace of Curiosities is her debut novel.

Book tickets for this event by clicking

Click this link to buy tickets

or calling the box office on 0121 245 4455.

Poetry and stories to lift your spirits and take away the blues
"A gothic twist"
Isis Café,
910 Stockport Road,
Levenshulme, M19 (near Albert Road)
6pm- 8pm poetry/ creative writing workshop

The workshop will be run by our special guest writer Rosie Garland. The workshop theme is 'writing from a different angle'. Suitable for new writers as well as those who have been writing for ages. The sessions are a relaxed way to share poetry, ideas and creativity. No writing or poetry experience necessary.

8pm -10pm poetry performance/reading with open mic

Guest writer

Rosie Garland is an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in cult gothic band The March Violets, to twisted alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. She 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.

Rosie won the Mslexia Novel competition in 2012 and her debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' was published in March 2013 by HarperCollins. http://www.rosiegarland.com/

"I've always found myself writing about outsiders; whoever they might be. I'm interested in characters who won't (or can't) squeeze into the one-size-fits-all templates they have been provided, and the friction that occurs when they try. I love exploring what happens on the outside, on the edge, on the fringes.'

Open mic: This is an opportunity to share- bring your own poems or poems that have a twist or show things from an unusual angle. Musicians also very welcome to perform.

Everyone welcome, no writing experience necessary

A FREE event

Hard Rain Poetry is a voluntary community project

which encourages local creative expression.

Supported by Isis cafe

Sessions run on the last Monday of every month

The Palace of Curiosities - paperback available from 26th September 2013
Loose Muse Women's Poetry Anthology Launch
Thomas's Bar & Restaurant,
49-51 Thomas Street,
Manchester M4 1NA
Entrance £3.00

Doors open 7.30pm

Performances start 8pm

Featuring 5 Manchester poets (including Rosie Garland, Steph Pike, Rebecca Audra Smith and others)

and 2 London Poets.

Plus Open Mic

(The open mic is women only but men are very welcome to attend and listen to some amazing women's poetry)

http://loose-muse.com/

Women's Stage, Manchester Pride

17:30 - 23:00 // Saturday 24 August

Sackville Gardens,
Sackville Street
Manchester

A stage celebrating female performers, including live bands, acoustic and comedy performances.

ROSIE WILL BE ONSTAGE 6PM-6.30PM.

Featuring Rosie Lugosi, Claire Mooney, Becca Williams, Lucy Mae, Heather Peace, Dixie Day & others

http://www.manchesterpride.com/womens