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Ariadne's Thread Poetry Competition - Prize Giving Ceremony The Old Ship - upstairs room –21st January, 7:30 PM3 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 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 Club33 Queen's RdLeeds 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 IslingtonN1 Centre16 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 Bar212 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's17 Goldsmith StNottingham 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…
Polari Literary Salon Tickets - £5 13 November 2013, 7:45pm Purcell Room,Southbank CentreBelvedere RoadLondonSE1 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.…
RFTK Promotions presents Sunday 10th November Newcastle TrilliansPrincess 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.…
Grotesque Promotions and Ascension Magazine present Corallo Rock Club Friday 8th November Corallo di ScandianoVialle della Rocca 4/EScandiano (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…
DV8 Fest presents Sunday 3rd November The ColiseumVictoria 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,…
The Dark Side of Peel Sunday October 27th Tough Life Boogie - John Peel week / Un-Peeled The ContinentalSouth 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…
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…
Creatures of the Night Poetry Slam Fri 25 Oct - 8.30pm till late The White Lion Hotel,Bridge GateHebden BridgeWest YorkshireHX7 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 Palace of Curiosities Wednesday 16th October 7.30pm The Manchester MuseumThe University of ManchesterOxford RoadManchesterM13 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…
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 SquareManchesterM2 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,…
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…
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,SalfordGreater Manchester M3 6AN Time: 8pm (show lasts approx. 2hrs) Price: £3 The first ever UK Women in Comedy Festival will be…
Rosie Garland and the Palace of Curiosities Date: Saturday 5th OctoberTime: 7 – 8.30pmVenue: Ikon Gallery,1 Oozells SquareBrindleyplaceBirmingham, 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…
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'.…
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 1NAEntrance £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…
Women's Stage, Manchester Pride 17:30 - 23:00 // Saturday 24 August Sackville Gardens,Sackville StreetManchester 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
Stirred @Queer Alt.Manchester Date: Friday 23rd August Time: 6pm Venue: The PentHouse NQ, Hilton House26-28 Hilton StreetNorthern QuarterManchesterM1 1EH http://thepenthousenq.com/ 'Resistance may only be a paper's width but use it all' - Anna Percy Stirred will be performing feminist, queer poetry at The PentHouse as part of Queer Alt.Manchester. Featuring…
Wotever Sex Show starts: 19:00 Doors open 30mins before the show Venue: Royal Vauxhall Tavern,372 Kennington Lane LondonSE11 5HY.020 7820 1222 Wotever World returns to the Hot August Fringe each Tuesday to present the ever-popular Wotever Sex series. This year we explore the topics of Lust, Love and Death. Chirpy…
The Isle of Arran Poetry Adventure 2013 St.Columbas,Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, Scotland A week of writing workshops on the beautiful isle of Arran, facilitated by Gerry Potter-Poet, Rosie Garland, Steph Pike, Anna Percy, John G.Hall, Steve Waling, Leanne Bridgewater, Chanje Kunda and more.
One World, One Heart, One Pride Saturday 27 July 2013 Rosie Lugosi and Claire Mooney host Oldham's 9th Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Pride – One World, One Heart, One Pride. Oldham is committed to stamping out homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. After the fabulous parade there's a great Oldham Pride…
A Summer Soirée Date - Wednesday 10th July 2013Time - 7pm.Avenue - The Manchester Grammar School, Old Hall Lane, Manchester M13 0XTTickets - £20 Fundraising dinner event for the new teenage cancer unit at The Christie in Robert Broude's name. Guests and speakers include Val McDermid – crime writer, author…
The First National Poetry Competition to be organized on the Wirral. http://www.festivaloffirsts.com/ Watch out for the results of this year's Open Poetry Competition. Now in its third year, winners will be advised on 26th June, and the results announced generally on 6th July 2013. Shortlisted poets: Please find below a…
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival – theatre event and reading from The Palace of Curiosities Date: Saturday 29 JuneTime: 5pmVenue: The Birchcliffe Centre,Birchcliffe Road,Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG Cost: £8 (£6) To book advance tickets, click the link below Roll up! Listen to poet Rosie Garland read from her bewitching first novel.…

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  • Cover reveal for 'What Girls Do In The Dark' (Nine Arches Press)
    Cover reveal for 'What Girls Do In The Dark' (Nine Arches Press)

    I thought it wasn't possible to feel any more thrilled about joining Nine Arches Press
    - then I see the stunning cover of my new poetry collection, 'What Girls Do In The Dark'.
    Out October 2020
    https://www.ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/what-girls-do-in-the-dark.html

    Written on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:31
  • April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    Manchester Confidential chooses The Night Brother as a must-read Manchester novel!

    Dystopian classics to modern crime - Nine must-read Manchester novels

    “Fantasy, romance, sci-fi, comedy…we’ve got a genre for everyone
    There’s a very good reason Manchester is a UNESCO City of Literature, as we highlighted before its bid to join the prestigious network in 2017. Innovative publishers, diverse bookshops and a lively events scene make it an unrivalled literary melting pot.

    Rosie Garland’s The Night Brother is our historical highlight
    Ever the entertainer, Rosie Garland sung in post-punk band The March Violets and now performs ‘twisted cabaret’ as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. But she’s also a literary maverick with an array of essays, short stories and poetry to her name (much of which she also reads at spoken words events citywide) and three acclaimed novels. Her latest, The Night Brother, navigates themes of gender and identity through two siblings in Victorian Manchester. Rich and Gothic, it’s a must for fans of Angela Carter.”

    https://confidentials.com/manchester/dystopian-classics-to-modern-crime-nine-must-read-manchester-novels

    Written on Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:18
  • April 2020 - The Night Brother - Best Northern Read
    April 2020 - The Night Brother - Best Northern Read

    An unexpected & encouraging piece of news!
    Northern Soul has selected 'The Night Brother' as a Best Northern Read

    Desmond Bullen, Northern Soul writer
    “In days that can seem desolate and uncertain, there’s a lot to be said for windows into a better world and, ultimately, joyfully, that is exactly the view that The Night Brother by Rosie Garland affords. Not that its window seat is cheaply achieved. Far from it.
    Rooted with disbelief-suspending specificity in Manchester at the end of the 19th century, Garland’s novel blossoms compellingly from the exquisite simplicity of its central conceit, one which owes the tiniest debt to the 1971 horror film Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde. Edie and her brother Gnome are joined in a very particular symbiosis, so that their singular sibling rivalry threatens to be the undoing of both. Themes that could be leaden in other hands emerge from the premise with a beautiful lightness of touch, developing into a persuasive fable of inclusivity and self-acceptance. This is a book that sings a rainbow at its end.”


    https://www.northernsoul.me.uk/books-best-northern-reads-part-one/

    Written on Thursday, 09 April 2020 15:26
  • 'What Girls Do In The Dark' - new poetry collection with Nine Arches Press
    'What Girls Do In The Dark' - new poetry collection with Nine Arches Press
    New collection forthcoming in October 2020 from Nine Arches Press

    I’m thrilled to be on the 2020 list of Nine Arches Press!
    I’m in the company of a fantastic group of poets. I couldn’t be happier.

    https://www.ninearchespress.com/about-us/news.html

    “Midlands-based independent poetry publisher Nine Arches Press, which achieved Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation status in 2018, will publish eleven new books of poetry in 2020, from a mix of established and emerging poets from across the UK and across the world…

    Acclaimed novelist Rosie Garland will also join the 2020 list in October with her third full collection of poems What Girls Do in the Dark, a book alive with galactic, glimmering energy. Rosie’s award-winning short and long fiction, poems and essays have been widely anthologised and in 2019 she was selected by Val McDermid as one of the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK.”

    Image: Poets confirmed for the Nine Arches Press 2020 list
    Top: l-r: Jennifer Wong, Rishi Dastidar, Abegail Morley, Geraldine Clarkson, Nina Mingya Powles.
    Bottom: l-r: Peter Kahn, Maria Taylor, Gregory Leadbetter, Rosie Garland, Kate Fox

    Written on Saturday, 08 February 2020 14:20
  • 11th & 12th January 2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet & Mumbai Spoken Fest
    11th & 12th January 2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet & Mumbai Spoken Fest

    I’m deeply honoured!
    The British Council has invited me to read, perform, and present workshops in India…
    I’ve been invited to TWO exciting literary events: Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (11th January 2020) AND Mumbai Spoken Fest by Kommune (12th January 2020).

    I can’t wait – not only for the opportunity to share my work in India for the first time… but to meet so many inspiring writers!

    Written on Monday, 23 December 2019 14:19