• 15-11-2017
  • Harold Offeh performs at Attenborough Centre Brighton.

  • Harold Offeh will perform in 'They Taught Me Laughing to Keep From Crying' at Attenborough Centre, Brighton on 20th November https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/they-taught-me-laughing-to-keep-fro...
    Drawing on the University of Sussex’s archives, this event explores Dutch academic Rosey Pool’s exceptional life and her relationships with prominent black writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Part talk, part experimental performance, Doug Haynes, Diarmuid Hester, Joanna Pawlik and Harold will be bringing to life the University’s rich archival holdings in African American culture in unique and inspiring ways.

    Harold Offeh has also co-curated a project called 'House Taken Over' with Eduardo Padilha at Balin House Projects in London, October - December 2018. https://balinhouseprojects.wordpress.com. BHProjects also features a programe of Saturday Lunches, an exhibition, a walk & talk and workshops. With commissioned writer in residence, Jes Fernie and a publication designed by graphic designer Sarah Boris.

  • 14-11-2017
  • Eley Williams speaking at the Austrian Cultural Forum

  • Eley William has been commissioned by Steven Fowler to respond to the work of Peter Handke at the Austrian Cultural Forum. Illuminations III : Peter Handke. Nov 15th, 7:00 pm, Austrian Cultural Forum

    One of the world's foremost novelists, playwrights and poets, Peter Handke's body of work is a question to the entire consciousness of post-war Europe. His work has been a beacon of critical and prolific experimentation, and his polarising persona and numerous works have forced European novelists of the last 50 years to, at the very least, accept or reject his style and substance. His output is remarkably underappreciated in the UK, if not generally unrecognised and so this event, in a small way, aims to rectify a considerable imbalance.

  • 13-11-2017
  • Wayne Holloway-Smith reading at Glasgow Women's Library

  • Small White Monkeys is a day of talks, reading and performances on shame and self-expression. Contributions by Nuar Alsadir, Emily Berry, Vahni Capildeo, Sophie Collins, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Holly Pester and Aniela Piasecka.

    Glasgow Women’s Library, Saturday 18th November 2017 at 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm, tickets £3-£5 http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/small-white-monkeys/

    The event will mark the publication of small white monkeys, a text written by Sophie Collins during her time at GWL supported by Book Works’ You Must Locate A Fantasy residency scheme. Small white monkeys makes use of materials from GWL’s Archive and Lending Library collections.

    Wayne Holloway-Smith’s poems have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies. His debut collection of poetry was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2017 and shortlisted for The Roehampton Prize 2017. The final poem in the collection ‘Short’, won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize.
    Here is a link to the poem https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/90681/some-waynes
    and link to an interview with Wayne Holloway-Smith : http://humag.co/features/wayne-holloway-smith

  • 11-11-2017
  • Lydia Ourahmane at Palazzo Lancia at Torino

  • Lydia Ourahmane work is included in the group exhibition “Scamming” at Palazzo Lancia, Torino.

    Brilliant new work by Melanie Ebenhoch is on view Nov 5—17, 2017. Curated by Flavio Palasciano and Franziska Sophie Wildförster, the exhibition features: Anna-Sophie Berger, Tatjana Danneberg, Melanie Ebenhoch, Oscar Enberg, Haris Epaminonda, Francesca Ferreri, Lena Henke, Renato Leotta, Irina Lotarevich, Paul Maheke, Lydia Ourahmane & Hiba Ismail, Stéphanie Saadé, Fabio Santacroce, Anna Schwarz, Anna Solal, and Stafett (Minda Andrèn, Jennifer Gelardo, Flavio Palasciano, Alexander Jackson Wyatt).

    Scamming unfolds the nature and imagines the possible contamination of contemporary myths through subversive acts of theft and strategic scamming.

  • 08-11-2017
  • Rebecca Hanbury commissioned by Sky Arts

  • Exciting news for Rebecca Hanbury. She has been commissioned for Art 50 by Sky Arts to tour the UK collecting testimonials from people from all walks to write a songbook about British Identity. Here is the announcement http://www.skyartsart50.tv/projects/

    Rebecca Hanbury and Alex Groves will connect with choirs that reflect the diverse, wide ranging people that make up this United Kingdom, and work to unite disparate communities through shared ideas and song.
    Interviews will be turned into lyrics by Rebecca and then set to music by Alex. The music will then be given to the choirs to learn and a website created to form an online hub and community for the songbook. Here choirs will be able to find out more about the songbook, share details of their performances and engage in a dialogue around the project as a whole. The music will be performed up and down the country in local communities, arts centres and potentially at both the Barbican and Sage with a possibility of a performance at Snape Maltings, where Rebecca and Alex are resident artists as part of the Open Space scheme.

    Rebecca is also working on a new theatre piece with a group of gambling addicts. She will be sharing their work so far on 22nd November, 2017 at Omnibus Theatre https://omnibus-clapham.org/
    at 6pm. Cauldrons of Chaos by Rebecca Hanbury and Audacity Theatre.