Thursday, 6 December 2018

Mrs Death Misses Death on BBC R4 | Pessimism is For Lightweights in Rough Trade Books of 2018 | Christmas parties!










'Mrs Death Misses Death' 


"Salena Godden is one of the UK's foremost poets and known for the graphic power of her work. Mrs Death Misses Death is a new work in progress by Salena in which she personifies death as a woman. The work is a collaboration, a novel and an album, with fiction and poetry, and soundtrack composed with Peter Coyte.  Death is a reality few of us want to confront, so how do we talk about our mortality? Salena allows us to follow the development of this experimental new work from page to stage. Mrs Death Misses Death, she says, is not simply a book about death or dying, but about ritual, mourning and love, and ultimately, it's about celebrating this life, this world, and our short time here.”

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'Mrs Death Misses Death' 

"Salena Godden faces with robust clarity what many of us would prefer to distract ourselves from thinking about. She argues that Death is a woman; not the usual caricature of a hooded male figure carrying a sickle. She’s that invisible woman who can be found anywhere and everywhere: the careworn mother sitting beside us on the bus, or the cleaner in the hospital corridor we walk past and don’t notice. She lives among us in different guises; that’s the point. Death really is part of life."

"We all know a lot of dead people now, says Godden, yet we don’t know how to ‘unfriend’ them or erase them from our smartphones. Yet to talk about death, says Godden, is to talk about life, ‘to celebrate the everyday miracle of survival’. 










Thank you Rough Trade

'Pessimism is for Lightweights - 
13 pieces of Courage and Resistance'

Check out the full 2018 list here:









LIVE SHOWS
PARTIES, GIGS & GATHERINGS 
DECEMBER 2018


DECEMBER 7 
AN EVENING WITH RHODA DAKAR
100 CLUB, LONDON

DECEMBER 8
THE SOCIAL CHRISTMAS MARKET
THE SOCIAL, LONDON

DECEMBER 10
ROUGH TRADE BOOKS CHRISTMAS PARTY
THE SOCIAL, LONDON

DECEMBER 11 
PRINTED MATTER
CROWLEYS BAR, HASTINGS

DECEMBER 15 
BANG SAID THE GUN
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON

DECEMBER 17
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID 
ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON






DECEMBER 7 
AN EVENING WITH RHODA DAKAR
100 CLUB, LONDON

TICKETS: https://agmp.ticketabc.com







DECEMBER 11 
PRINTED MATTER
CROWLEYS BAR, HASTINGS

TICKETS: https://www.facebook.com/events


DECEMBER 15 
BANG SAID THE GUN
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON

TICKETS: https://sohotheatre.com



DECEMBER 17
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID 
ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON

TICKETS: https://www.royalalberthall.com



'Pessimism is for Lightweights - 
13 pieces of courage and resistance' 
published by Rough Trade Books: www.roughtradebooks.com


'Salena Godden LIVE at Byline Festival EP'  
out with Nymphs and Thugs: www.nymphsandthugs.net