Wednesday, 19 May 2010

THE BOOK CLUB BOUTIQUE RETURNS TO SOHO! LAUNCH OF NEW SUMMER RESIDENCY AT QSOHO!

THE BCB RETURNS TO SOHO WITH A NEW RESIDENCY AT QSOHO. 7PM. JUNE 1ST. QSOHO, HOUSE OF ST BARNABUS 1 GREEK ST, CORNER OF SOHO SQUARE, BE THERE! THEME: WAYWARD WOMEN DRESS CODE: Mae West & Vivienne Westwood. High Heels & No Knickers. We are pleased to announce that THE BOOK CLUB BOUTIQUE has secured a new Soho base with a new monthly residency, taking our special brand of Books, Booze and Boogie-Woogie to The House Of St Barnabus, QSoho, 1 Greek Street, right in the pumping heart of Soho. We launch our summer series at 7pm on June 1st with the theme WAYWARD WOMEN and launch with an all-female line-up of outspoken, outlandish and outsider writers, authors, poets and musicians. STELLA DUFFY will read from her brand new 12th novel and first historical fiction. 'Theodora, Actress. Empress. Whore.' Published by Virago and out on June 3rd. “From Constantinople Hippodrome whore to Egyptian desert epiphany to Empress of Rome - 1500 years ago Theodora outdid Madonna in performance, Diana in sainted celebrity, and Sinead O'Connor in horrified headlines.” We are thrilled to be hosting readings from BCB favourite bad ass ladies, brilliant authors AMBER MARKS, SARA STOCKBRIDGE and LOUISA YOUNG and also a reading from rocky guitarist of the uber-cool band Trash Money, MOLLY DOOLITTLE and poetry from the wonderful AMAH-ROSE MCKNIGHT too! We will hear from left-wing feminist MP and acclaimed journalist SUZANNE MOORE too. Plus there will be live music from the wonderfully dark and delicious DELIRIUM TREMENS and the quirky and lovable KATE DAISY GRANT. With wicked new work written just for the night, your host will be SALENA GODDEN with the ultimate wayward woman MAX DORAY and THE BOOK CLUB BOUTIQUE BAND. The live performances will take place in the chapel, offering wonderful acoustics, cushioned alcoves under stained glass windows. And there is a leafy courtyard, a secret garden to smoke and sip cocktails and meet up with your fellow Boutiquers. Overlooking this, we have the garden room, where we will have the bar serving delightful drinkys, where you can peruse the book table whilst the brilliant BCB DJ’s play a wicked and wayward soundtrack to a film montage by our resident visual artist SALLY DUNBAR. Upon arrival you will be served with a tasty concoction, this summer's Book Club Boutique signature cocktail beverage...all will be revealed on the night and created by the QSoho team at The House of Wayward Women! The House of St Barnabas has been working in partnership with Quintessentially to launch one of London's most exciting charitable ventures. Recently the House underwent an intense period of renovation and redecoration, in order to restore the building to its original Georgian glory. Since then, The House of St Barnabas has hosted Quintessentially Soho - a not-for-profit charitable members' lounge and events space, aimed at raising funds for The House of St Barnabas Charity and The Quintessentially Foundation. The partnership looks to alleviate the problems associated with homelessness in London, and to help improve the health and education of disadvantaged people and communities worldwide. "The Boutique is the bomb: It's not as much as on the grapevine as the entire vineyard." LEMN SISSAY “The Book Club Boutique is single handedly bringing the literary salon back to its gloriously pissed-up Soho-basement roots.” DAZED & CONFUSED MAGAZINE "Salena Godden — The Mae West madam of the salon” THE SUNDAY TIMES Note: We have one more superstar act still to confirm and further details to come...a percentage of your entry fee will go to THE HOUSE OF ST BARNABUS charity too! Find links to any of the above BELOW and on our group page, band sites...and watch our twitbookspace...as we are watching yours!