To celebrate Record Store Day 2019, we’re offering you 25% off each of our vinyl releases. You’ll be able to claim this discount until midnight on Sunday (BST).
It’s not very often that poetry is released on vinyl, and we’re honoured to have two of the UK’s foremost spoken word artists on this format, plus the highly acclaimed debut album from Matt Abbott‘s band Skint & Demoralised.
Salena Godden‘s ‘LIVEwire’ album was shortlisted for The Poetry Society’s prestigious Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry in 2017. It features a selection of live recordings from festivals and theatres, plus studio recordings and archive material spanning three decades.
SG discount code: RSD19LIVE
Luke Wright‘s ‘Twenty’ album celebrates two decades of performing poetry on stage. Recorded at Drill Hall Studios in late 2018, it features some of his best-loved work from throughout his illustrious career as well as brand new material which sees him at the top of his game.
LW discount code: RSD19LUKE
Matt Abbott‘s poetry career was drastically put on hold when he formed Skint & Demoralised with David Gledhill in spring 2007. Their debut album ‘Love, And Other Catastrophes’ was recorded in New York and London and due for release on Universal in 2009. This German vinyl is extremely rare.
S&D discount code: RSD19LOVE
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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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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‘LIVEwire at Seven Arts’ No.3
Our quarterly ‘LIVEwire at Seven Arts’ night returns to Leeds on 13 September with another stunning line-up for you. We’re delighted to welcome Nafeesa Hamid and Gemma Baker to Seven Arts, with Matt Abbott on hosting duties and open mic performers as usual.
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N&T presents the ‘LIVEwire Salon’
After going down a storm at the very first Byline Festival last June, we’ve been invited to return with our #LIVEwire Salon for 2018’s festival.
Join us at the Backline Stage on the Friday and Sunday nights, as we present a relentless wave of fiery, political and cutting-edge spoken word poetry. Curated by Byline’s Poet Laureate Salena Godden and N&T founder Matt Abbott.
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