September

Hi Zero #53 Contemporary Poetry Readings

Hi Zero returns for another season. Number fifty-three, featuring a complete reading of Verity Spott and Timothy Thornton\'s "Poems," plus more to be announced. TIMOTHY THORNTON & VERITY SPOTT Timothy Thornton\'s books of poetry include \'Jocund Day\' (Mountain Press), \'Working Together for a Safer London\' (Barque Press), and his poems have appeared in dozens of magazines and journals. He is a composer and musician, and lives in Brighton. Verity Spott\'s books include: \'Gideon\' (Barque Press), \'Balconette\' (Veer Books), \'We Will Bury You\' (also Veer), \'Trans* Manifestos\' (Shit Valley), \'Three Poems\' (collab with Megan Alan - Sad Press), \'Click Away Close Door Say\' (Contraband), \'Effort to No\' (Iodine), and \'Poems\' (with Timothy Thornton - Face Press). Work has appeared in Salvage, Prelude, Sundial, Tripwire, Cesura, The Assasin, Litmus, Clinic 4, Alba Londers 07, Romulan Soup Woman and No Prizes issues four and five. She lives in Brighton, where she co-organises the monthly Horseplay night of readings and performances. Timothy Thornton and Verity Spott wrote \'Poems\' together, which is published by the beautiful Face Press, and which will be read in its entirety on the night, and available to buy, eat, etc. + LINDA STUPART Linda Stupart is an artist, writer, and educator from Cape Town, South Africa, recently completing their PhD in the Art Department at Goldsmiths College with a project engaged in new considerations of objectification. They had a solo show at Arcadia Missa in March 2016, \'A Dead Writer Exists in Words and Language is a Type of Virus,\' and recently launched their debut novella, \'Virus,\' also at Arcadia Missa. Their work has been the focus of two solo exhibitions in Cape Town and has also recently been shown/performed at Matts Gallery, The Showroom, a.m. gallery, the ICA, Gasworks, and Guest Projects in London. + MITCHEL PASS Mitchael Pass is a poet and student of poetry at the University of Sussex. + The usual music from a thing, books, a bar, etcetera. 3 on the door, upstairs at The Hope & Ruin, just down from the station on Queen\'s Road, Brighton. Accessibility information: The Hope & Ruin has a stepped street entrace of approx. 10-15cm, and two flights of stairs from the pub level to the venue on the first floor. There is a wheelchair accessible gender nuetral toilet on the ground floor of the pub in the stairwell, but the m/f toilets on the first floor (the venue) are not wheelchair accessible. There is a bar in the venue, and plenty of seating. This information is not exhaustive, so If you have any other accessibility inquiries, please contact us (Joe Luna or Eleanor Careless) or the venue.

The Hope and Ruin, Brighton, United Kingdom

Hi Zero #53 Contemporar...

The Hope and Ruin
Brighton

Tuesday

26 Sep

October

Raining Upwards By Henry Normal

Poems about Science, nature, relationships and other important matters we dont usually have time to consider. By Henry Normal. In aid of charity Amaze supporting local families with disabled children.

Komedia Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom

Raining Upwards By Henr...

Komedia Brighton
Brighton

Tuesday

03 Oct

Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds

Benjamin Zephaniah, pioneering dub poet, writer, social commentator and music maker has teamed up with renowned producer & engineer, The Sea (Toots & The Maytals, Rodney P, Massive Attack, The Wailers, Buju Banton) & created the incredibly timely album, Revolutionary Minds. As a live Entity, the five strong Revolutionary Minds expertly provide rich, upbeat, hypnotic dub rhythms behind Benjamins beloved vocal and lyrical mastery. Amongst these backing vocals are supplied by Amy True, an artist in her own right she is fast becoming one of the most influential and talked about personalities in the UK Hip Hop scene, being equally formidable in both her ability to sing, and her ability to deliver fast paced gritty lyricism. Revolutionary Minds as a body of work tackles the indigestible topic of the world we live in today, political & economic corruption, global warming, rampant racism, fascist patriarchy unfortunately we could go on and on. Amid this chaos through Revolutionary Minds, both band and album, are the soundtrack for the modern revolutionist; it will make you feel empowered, hopeful, galvanised to make a difference and make you dance; its a dub thing.

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

Benjamin Zephaniah & Th...

The Jazz Cafe
London

Saturday

14 Oct

Spoken Word London - Queer

For the second year running, we present \'Spoken Word London - Queer\' as part of And What? Queer Arts Festival. Spoken Word London Queer will feature some of the best queer spoken word performers from the capital, alongside our open-mic at the events heart where anybody is welcome to speak. All welcome as always, whether queer or not, to speak or listen. Hosted by Patrick Cash and Hannah Gordon. Tickets are free but please book in advance via the eventbrite link. There will be limited tickets on the door after 7.30pm. Optional donation to Amnesty International, to support their work on human rights. Our lineup of featured poets/speakers incudes: - JACOB V JOYCE QTIPOC non-binary poet and artist Jacob spins the most blistering rhythms about race, gender and oppression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRO0_F6WBGo - SHON FAYE Queer writer/comedian Shon has had her poetry recently featured in a video for Tate Britain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlly11sf7-A - BETHANY ROSE Beth will take us on a ride through the universe and back with the awe-inspiring power of her tongue and visions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy1G112Komw - CAROLINE TEAGUE Caroline Teague is revered across the spoken word scene of London for her beautiful command of language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpT_LotH6LU

Miranda London, London, United Kingdom

Spoken Word London - Qu...

Miranda London
London

Friday

20 Oct

Akala / O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Akala has released \'Visions\' Comic Book EP. This project is a first for Akala and a first in Hip Hop as he tackles the book\'s message and themes in musical form, pushing the boundaries of art and music. Ticket price: 21.00 excluding booking fees. O2 Priority pre-sale Saturday 29th July 2017, 10am General on-sale Monday 31st July 2017, 10am Please Note: Minimum Age Restriction: 8+; Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult 18+ and sat in the balcony. Doors 7pm Curfew 11pm Set times and support to be announced closer to the event.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom

Akala / O2 Shepherds Bu...

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
London

Saturday

28 Oct

November

Dr John Cooper Clarke

Legendary Mancunian Punk Poet, Social Commentator and Comedian hailed an absolute genius by Steve Coogan joins us at Glee, Cardiff!

The Glee Club, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Dr John Cooper

The Glee Club
Cardiff

Wednesday

29 Nov

December

Please Mind The Gap - Sophie Sparham Book Launch

Sophie Sparham is having a party in Landan town for the launch of her debut poetry collection \'Please Mind the Gap\' Featuring: Toria Garbutt Northern spoken word goddess and regular John Cooper Clarke support. Katie Zoe Mitchell Gothic queen and brilliant comedian from Notts. Carol Hodge Amazing solo pianist and singer, also part of Steve Ignorant\'s Slice Of Life. PHATTFOXX: A band with a reggae, DnB and Dance mashup sound. More TBA

Zigfrid Von Underbelly Of Hoxton, London, United Kingdom

Please Mind The Gap - S...

Zigfrid Von Underbelly Of Hoxton
London

Saturday

02 Dec

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