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It has been a busy time of late, as some may have noticed, with new books and a recent book launch. We've also 3 upcoming Hesterglock/Paul Hawkins events throughout July in London as well.
Ok, so a new book via our Prote(s)xt imprint:
P-017 Dharma Dialog - Leanne Bridgewater
£10.00 + p&p worldwide buy
published in memory of Leanne Bridgewater; innovative poet, artist & animal rights campaigner 8 Dec 1989 - 1 March 2019
all profits from book sales will be donated to West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs & Warwickshire Against The Cull.
"My sister Leanne and I had an unbreakable bond in life that continues even now after her death. Leanne would want us to focus on her life, her art and her beautiful words that she turned into brilliant poems. From just 7 years old Leanne loved to tear apart each word in the dictionary. One of my fondest memories of Leanne was when she wanted a thesaurus to study for her Birthday when she was a child. Leanne was a fun and free spirit who used words to express feelings in her mind at times. These words are not just dark but they connect you with the funny, loving outgoing character she was. You will never find another Leanne in this world. By buying a copy of this book you will also help one of the causes that she was so passionate about. Though Leanne's suicide was tragic, I want to make it clear that whenever you read one of Leanne's poems, or look at one of her pictures, you keep her spirit alive"
- - Donna Bridgewater
In this posthumous collection so thoughtfully curated by Hesterglock Press we see much loved writer and artist Leanne Bridgewater unabridged in the two art forms that she loved the most, poetry and art. This hybrid of art-forms comes to life proving that a true artist like Leanne lives through every breath of each turned page. Having worked with Leanne on some collaborative projects I feel that this collection captures her spirit then releases it through each page like butterflies in the hands of the beholder ensuring she lives another day. Leanne was a huge loss to poetry because she was a huge find to it.
- - Antony Owen
and the ltd. edition pamphlets of David Turner & Lucy Turner have now all SOLD OUT, we still have paperback copies on sale, all the details are on our website here
We had a fantastic launch last Thursday at The Peckham Pelican in London for the original plus DUB anthology. All those performing really excelled and bought their collaborative dub remixes of each others work up and off the page and into the London air. Co-editor Richard Skinner & I were bowled over by the night, which saw performances from Richard & Iris Colomb, Stephen Emmerson, Steven Mooney & Ghazal Mosadeq, Christian Patracchini & Liz Zumin, Sally-Shakti Willow & Dolly Turing, Patrick Davidson Roberts, myself, Rishi Dastidar & Katie Griffiths, & Neil Sparkes.
Submissions have now closed for the WRITING UTOPIA anthology, co-edited by Sally-Shakti Willow & Sarer Scotthorne, due out in 2020 - thanks to all who submitted their work.
The following events should be very good, I'm really looking forward to them . . . hope to see you at one, some or all . . .
July 1 - 27: An invisible poetry : SJ Fowler and Poet’s Brut Exhibition at The Poetry Society’s Cafe : group show, featuring Chris McCabe, Karen Sandhu, Simon Tyrrell, Astra Papachristodoulou, Patrick Cosgrove, Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset and Paul Hawkins.
July 8: An invisible poetry : SJ Fowler and Poet’s Brut Launch event for a group show, featuring Chris McCabe, Karen Sandhu, Simon Tyrrell, Astra Papachristodoulou, Patrick Cosgrove, Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset and Paul Hawkins, at the Poetry Society Cafe, London - free entry
July 13: Poem Brut at Rich Mix #5, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 also the launch of Unfinished Memmoirs of a Hypocrit by SJ Fowler - Lisa Kiew, Patrick Cosgrove, Mischa Foster Poole, Harry Man, Vilde Valerie Vilde Torset, Paul Hawkins, Simon Tyrrell, Michael O'Mahony, SJ Fowler, Rushika Rush, Maria Sledmere and more poet-artists to be announced soon - free entry
July 25: Unfinished Memmoirs of a Hypocrit book launch II + Hesterglock/Prote(s)xt Press event at the Mayday Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC1 w/performances & readings from SJ Fowler, Pascal O'Loughlin, James Caley, Katy Wareham Morris, Matti Spence, Matthew Turner, Rosie Šnajdr, James Knight, Sally-Shakti Willow - free entry
July 26-29: WOMAD, Charlton Park, Wiltshire - Live on Festival Radio - Paul Hawkins & Neil Sparkes #originalplusDUB details TBC
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