We’d like to say a colossal thank you to all of the poets who performed at our ‘LIVEwire’ events in 2018. We staged a UN Women #HeForShe event in London in March, we delivered the ‘LIVEwire Salon’ to Byline Festival in August, and plus a quarterly night at Seven Arts in Leeds.
The ‘LIVEwire’ events will be a big focus for us in 2019, and we’re excited to hear from potential festivals, venues and producers. These events champion troubled poets; rebels and renegades; personal and political voices that rally against the establishment. We pride ourselves on programming a diverse range of acts from around the UK.
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Following the huge success of the ‘Pessimism Is For Lightweights’ t-shirts (on sale here), we’re delighted to be releasing the ‘Live at Byline Festival EP‘ from Salena Godden.
The tracks were recorded during Salena’s Saturday night performance at the festival, which received an extensive standing ovation and was one of the stand-out performances of Salena’s career.
You can purchase the album on CD or digital download from £5, and both purchases include a high-quality video of Salena’s Byline performance of ‘Pessimism Is For Lightweights’.
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You may have seen that Matt Abbott published his début collection via Verve Poetry Press on 4 October, with the 22 poems from his ‘Two Little Ducks’ show plus 15 additional poems in a ‘Selected Poems 2015-2018’.
We’re thrilled to be stocking copies of the book in our online store. And not only that, we’ve also released a studio album featuring recordings of the poem from the show. The studio album is a download only release.
You can purchase the book alone for £10, the digital album for £5, or both together for £12.
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We’re thrilled to announce that Salena Godden‘s highly-acclaimed ‘LIVEwire‘ album is now being stocked in Rough Trade’s UK stores, and is also on sale via their online store.
‘LIVEwire’ was released in spring 2017, and is available on 2LP gatefold vinyl and Special Edition jewel case CD, as well as in a high-quality zine format.
The album was shortlisted for The Poetry Society’s prestigious Ted Hughes Award, and was given 5* in The iPaper (“a spoken word album that is truly electric”).
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We’ve been treated to some live sessions from Kevin P. Gilday & The Glasgow Cross, featuring some stripped-back performances at 4MH Studios in Glasgow.
A trio of videos – ‘An Atheist’s Prayer’, ‘Deep Sea Diver’ and ‘The Vision (Jesus Of Possil)’ – are available to view on our YouTube channel (there’s a dedicated KPG & TGC playlist here) and also on our Facebook page.
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