Monday, 29 May 2017

Mrs Death Misses Death, Last Word Festival, Roundhouse




“I know a lot of dead people now…” Mrs Death

NEW work in progress, a live collaboration of new poetry and fiction by Salena Godden with music composed by Peter Coyte.

Excerpts from the private correspondence, daydreams and diaries of Mrs Death. 'This is your life' narrated by Mrs Death. I don't know if you've noticed but Death is very busy and lately it seems Death is busier than ever. Mrs Death recalls peoples ends, their last words and last breath, in stories, poems and songs. 

Mrs Death Misses Death is the life affirming kick up the ass you’ve all been looking for, a rousing call to arms to love each other, a celebration of life and our short time here. 

Salena Godden and Peter Coyte met and formed ska-punk-dub duo SaltPeter in 1997. This live performance is exclusively written for The Last Word festival and it marks the 20th anniversary of this highly original and trailblazing partnership.

"SaltPeter cook up their unique mixture of scandalous lyrics and infectious music. If you can imagine a blend of The Specials, The Blockheads, Ween and Kate Bush playing a mix of dance, rock, ska and dub then you’re still only part of the way there. Music for your feet, head, belly and other bits besides." Charlie Gillet




Roundhouse ticket office - http://www.roundhouse.org.uk







#lovethisphoto Peter Coyte and I first met and started working together around 1997, that makes this is our 20th year of friendship and collaboration. This is gonna be a special gig, we'll be on stage at the Roundhouse together playing live for the first time in years. This new work is a call to arms, a celebration of loving life and living life to the fullest, vivid and colourful, with courage and authenticity. Great photo taken by Alex Sudea, at the SaltPeter 'Hungers The Best Sauce' album launch back in 2007. See you Thursday! Thank you for following these adventures in poetry and resistance.






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

Vera Chok, Musa Okwonga and Salena Godden 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: roundhouse.org.uk 


The Good Immigrant was released as paperback and audio book in May 2017. The audiobook features essays read by all the contributors. 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 AND PARTIES 2017


JUNE 2-4: EAST SUSSEX, BYLINE FESTIVAL, THE LIVEWIRE SALON

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




JULY 12: LONDON, TONGUE FU, WONDERLAND



JULY 29-30: CORNWALL, PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL



OCT 18: BRISTOL, FESTIVAL OF FUTURE CITY








Salena Godden, Clive Anderson, Eimear McBride, Sara Cox, Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4


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