#diisonance collaboration with CapLet

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There’s a facebook event page here, more on diisonance here and on the venue here.

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#Scaledown 118

Sarer was invited by Jude Cowan-Montague earlier this year to perform at a Scaledown event, and did so last night, April 29th at #Scaledown 118.

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Mark Braby, Shaun Hendry and Jude Cowan Montague run Scaledown, part of The Orchestra Pit, and have been running experimental events at The King and Queen, 1 Foley Street, London since 2003. The Orchestra Pit is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of adventurous and experimental new music. Initially this was achieved through the staging of Live Musical Concerts but has since expanded into Live Radio Broadcasts and a record label. Here are some images taken by poet Mark Gilfillan of Paul reading poems from Semblance and Sarer performing with sword:

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Paul took these next two.

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Margaret Thatcher’s Museum launch

 

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The launch of Antony Owen’s Margaret Thatcher’s Museum was held at Coventry’s Inspire Cafe Bar, 11889651_10206411089049876_6030941794628487234_n run by Mick and Martin Leap; a beautifully intimate and atmospheric venue situated at the base of the spire of Christchurch church, which was destroyed during World War II. There was a great crowd to hear Paul and Sarer read. (Neil Sparkes having been summoned to produce a new album by Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali in Los Angeles, literally days before the launch)

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Then Antony read from Margaret Thatcher’s Museum with great passion and focus, taking the time to put just enough context to the poems, allowing them to ring. It was a brilliant evening, with a wonderfully engaging audience. We hope to do more gigs at the Inspire Bar Cafe in the near future.

Launch gigs for Issue 3 of Boscombe Revolution

Our launch in Bristol was a really brilliant night. A room upstairs in The Duke Of York was packed out (over 50 people) to hear Gary Budden, Agnes Davis, Lucy Furlong, Myriam San Marco, Sarer Scotthorne and Rose Drew perform their work. They were all stunning, and thoroughly complimented each other in style, content, delivery and charm. We sold copies of Issue 3 and copies of Sarer Scotthorne’s debut pamphlet, The Blood House. The Duke of York is a wonderful pub, with a great vibe, and a very supportive team of staff. Thankyou to all who came along.

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l-r Lucy Furlong, Sarer Scotthorne, Rose Drew, Myriam San Marco, Gary Budden and me at the launch

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Agnes Davis performing at the launch

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A few pics from the Issue 3 launch at The Twisted Teapot Cafe in Boscombe last night.

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Sarer, Julia, Barbara and Myriam read their work on Revolution & Gender really well. I read a few poems too. The work was well received and we sold a good amount of the new issue. The content and nature of the work they performed and, as a whole throughout issue 3 is not common-place amongst the spoken word/performance poetry scene, or widely published. That’s why we do what we do. We had some positive feedback from the audience, and those working at the venue. It was really good to catch up with Julia,  Barbara and co-editor Markie Burnhope.

In February we take Issue 3 poets and writers to read at London’s Brick Lane Bookshop. Exciting times . . .

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Hope to see you there…

Big thanks to all who came down to the Brick Lane Bookshop for the London launch of Issue 3 of Bosc Rev 3 last night. We really appreciated it. And to Myriam Word Maker, Linda Mannheim, Gary Budden, Agnes Davis, Lucy Furlong & Rose Drew for reading. But thanks of all to Daniel and Andrew for being such genial and supportive hosts at the bookshop. Let’s do this again for Issue 4. Paul & Sarer.

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