Tuesday, 16 May 2017

LIVEwire VINYL party, Byline Festival, Last Word Festival and more....






 Matt AbbottLouise Fazackerley, Toria Garbutt


Its arrived!! The double album vinyl is here!! Come and help us celebrate in Soho!!

Fronted by poetic powerhouse Salena Godden, the Nymphs & Thugs label present an exciting evening of dynamic, engaging and politically charged spoken word in Soho, upstairs at the glorious L'Escargot with support from special guest poets, Matt Abbott, Louise Fazackerley and Toria Garbutt ... plus some surprise guests too.

Salena Godden’s brand new 2LP gatefold vinyl release of her critically acclaimed ‘LIVEwire’ audio collection is a limited edition designed by Mark Coverdale. The album has been shortlisted for The Poetry Society's Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Salena Godden was also nominated for Best Spoken Word Performer in the Saboteur Awards 2017. 



HUGE Thank you to everyone who joined the 'Summer of LOVEwire' tour in Norwich, Peterborough and Chelmsford!! Next stop Soho! Manchester! Leeds! Derby!

19 May | LIVEwire Vinyl Party - L'Escargot, Soho | Tickets // Facebook event

24 May | Jimmy's, Manchester | Tickets // Facebook event

25 May | Seven Arts, Leeds | Tickets // Facebook event

26 May | Word Wise, Derby | Tickets // Facebook event

*Please scroll down for a full list of summer 2017 dates and festivals....


Salena Godden is Poet Laureate at Byline Festival. Byline is the first festival to celebrate independent journalism and free speech. As part of Salena's role, she will curate The LIVEwire Salon, showcasing N&T poets, poetry's rebels and renegades, saboteur raconteurs. We're delighted to be able to offer you a unique discount on weekend tickets, using the code SGBYFEST. It runs from 2-4 June in West Sussex, with an incredible range of acts and speakers from various artforms and disciplines. 

COMPETITION TIME!!

Would you like to join the LIVEwire Salon at Byline festival? Would you like to win weekend passes to Byline Festival and a slot as part of our salon? YES! All you have to do is tweet us tweet-length poems on the theme of the General Election and use the hashtag #LIVEwirepoet and the best tweet wins. We are looking for new voices, poets who might not have a chance to have their work heard, we look forward to reading your tweets. Get tweeting now, throughout the #GE2017, lets fill twitter with resistance poetry... We Tick Other!





THE LIVEWIRE SALON

Matt Abbott: Rising star on the UK’s spoken word scene. Michelle Madsen: Poet, theatre maker and investigative journalist, writes on fraud and corruption for Private Eye and the Independent. Elvis McGonagall: Stand-up poet and armchair revolutionary. A collection of his poems from 2003 to 2017 entitled Viva Loch Lomond! will be published by Burning Eye Books in Spring 2017. Gemma Rogers: Singer songwriter from West London. Her stories depict tales of modern life in one of the biggest, most vibrant cities in the world.  She will bring her trusty ukulele. Sophie Cameron: writes visceral poetry that lives and breathes, vomits and screws, poetry that goes dogging once in a while when the weather is nice. Oli Spleen: Cult memoir Depravikazi was published in 2003 by Running Water Publications. Frontman of The Flesh Happening, Pink Narcissus and Fag Machine. Vera Chok: Actress, writer and performer. Co-author of The Good Immigrant. Founder of The Brautigan Book Club. Selina Nwulu: First chapbook collection, The Secrets I Let Slip was published by Burning Eye Books in September 2015 and is a Poetry Book Society (PBS) recommendation. She was Young Poet Laureate for London 2015-6. Iona Lee: Won the title of Scottish Slam Champion in 2016 and has incorporated her poetry in music, storytelling, film, puppetry, dance and bookmaking. Iona is currently crowdfunding her debut collection 'Late Night Philosophy' with Unbound Books. Kayo Chingonyi: Author of two poetry pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012), and The Colour of James Brown's Scream (Akashic, 2016). His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, is published by Chatto & Windus. Michelle Fisher was a finalist for the Glasgow leg of Words First; a national collaborative project between BBC Radio 1xtra and the Roundhouse. She was a finalist in the 2016 BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam.





'Mrs Death Misses Death' Last Word Festival, Roundhouse, June 1st

This week Salena Godden joins Clive Anderson on Loose Ends on May 20th on BBC Radio 4 to talk about her poetry, the LIVEwire album and the N&T tour. They will also chat about new work-in-progress 'Mrs Death Misses Death' a project which debuts on June 1st at the Roundhouse, Camden, as part of the Last Word Festival. SaltPeter's Peter Coyte will be joining Salena on the Roundhouse stage for this special event which marks 20 years of this trailblazing writing team. Tickets




'The Good Immigrant' Last Word Festival, Roundhouse, June 7th

Vera Chok, Salena Godden and Musa Okwonga on stage with Nikesh Shukla on June 7th for a very special TGI event at the Roundhouse as part of the Last Word festival. There are so many wonderful events happening at Last Word festival - Please visit their page roundhouse.org.uk 

The Good Immigrant was released as paperback and audio book on May 4th 2017. The audiobook features essays read by all the contributors. TGI was shortlisted for the #nibbies, for best non-fiction, narrative book of the year in the British Book Awards this month. Nikesh Shukla has launched The Good Immigrant T-shirts - Profits from this t-shirt go to helping to fund a new social enterprise to provide support to writers from marginalised background seeking representation for their work: http://thegoodimmigrant.bigcartel.com





SUMMER, FESTIVALS, PARTIES AND MORE...



MAY 19: LONDON, L'ESCARGOT - VINYL LAUNCH Tickets // Facebook event

MAY 24: MANCHESTER - #SummerOfLOVEwire tour Tickets // Facebook event 

MAY 25: LEEDS - #SummerOfLOVEwire tour Tickets // Facebook event

MAY 26: DERBY - #SummerOfLOVEwire tour Tickets // Facebook event

MAY 27: SHEFFIELD - SOUTH YORKSHIRE POETRY FESTIVAL


JUNE 2-4: EAST SUSSEX, BYLINE FESTIVAL

JUNE 6: '1984' ORWELL - SENATE HOUSE - UCL FESTIVAL OF CULTURE




JULY 7: DERBYSHIRE, REBUILD FESTIVAL 

JULY 12: LONDON, TONGUE FU, WONDERLAND


JULY 27: SECRET // CORNWALL // GIG

JULY 29-30: CORNWALL, PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL



OCT 18: BRISTOL, FESTIVAL OF FUTURE CITY




#LIVEwire Double Album

2LP gatefold vinyl in stock today!!




LIVEwire


available in 4 glorious formats 

CD | LP vinyl | 36-page full-colour zine | digital download



order LIVEwire from Nymphs and Thugs 


visit Salena’s Bookshoppe






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