Saturday Feb 27: Resonance FM The News Agents 2:30pm – 3:30pm

I’ll be on The News Agents show on eclectic arts radio Resonance FM again talking about radical housing, squatting, protest as well as reading from my recent Influx Press book Place Waste Dissent.

Resonance is a groundbreaking 24/7 radio station which broadcasts on 104.4 FM to central London, DAB to Greater London, nationally on Radioplayer and live streamed to the rest of the world. Realised by a dedicated community of volunteer engineers and programme-makers, Resonance offers over 100 creative broadcast series every week featuring local and international artists, makers and experts. You can listen in here.

The collaborative book bruno neiva and I wrote, Servant Drone (KF&S Press 2015) will be launched in 2016 with a reading of the whole text by bruno & me in Porto and in Bristol on the following dates;

Saturday March 19: Gato Vadio Rua do rosário, 281 4050-525 Porto 8pm

Saturday March 26: The Arts House 108a Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU 8pm

Between 4pm – 6pm bruno & I will be running a workshop on collaborative writing. Participants will be invited to read their collaborative work at the book launch in the evening.

Signed copies will be on sale.

These events have been made possible by the generous support of the Porto/Bristol Association.

Nov 10 – Dec 12 Place Waste Dissent Exhibition at The Arts House, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU

an exhibition of art & text featured in the collection more info

Dec 5th 7.00pm Influx Press Book Launch at the Brick Lane Bookshop 166, Brick Lane, London E1 6RU more info

Join Influx Press at Brick Lane Bookshop celebrating the publication of our new title, ‘Place Waste Dissent’ by Paul Hawkins.

Reading are:

Paul Hawkins
– Paul Hawkins is a Bristol based poet and author of the new Influx Press title ‘Place Waste Dissent’. He co-runs Hesterglock Press and has had three previous books published, ‘Claremont Road’, ‘Contumacy’ (Erbacce) & ‘Servant Drone’ (KF&S) w/bruno neiva.

Sarer Scotthorne
– Sarer co-runs Hesterglock Press and is author of the acclaimed collection ‘The Blood House’.

George F
– George F is the author of the acclaimed squatting memoir ‘Total Shambles’ (Influx Press, 2015).

Lucy Furlong

The event is FREE!! 7pm Signed books on sale on the night.

Nov 21st 7.30pm Influx Press Bristol book launch at The Arts House, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU more info

‘Having spent three years in the early 1990s occupying properties and protesting in Claremont Road, east London, poet Paul Hawkins maps the run-off, rackets and resistance along the route of the proposed M11 Link Road. Using the voices of Dolly Watson and many others in avant-garde experimental text and lo-fi collage, he explores place, waste and dissent; the stake the Thatcher/Major Tory government was driving into the heart of the UK.’

Join us at The Arts House in Stokes Croft, Bristol celebrating the publication of ‘Place Waste Dissent’ and an accompanying month-long exhibition of art and text featured in the collection, with readings, a short film screening and a Q&A with the author.

Reading are:

Paul Hawkins
– Paul Hawkins is a Bristol based poet and author of the new Influx Press title ‘Place Waste Dissent’. He co-runs Hesterglock Press and has had three previous books published, ‘Claremont Road’, ‘Contumacy’ (Erbacce) & ‘Servant Drone’ (KF&S) w/bruno neiva.

Sarer Scotthorne
– Sarer co-runs Hesterglock Press and is author of the acclaimed collection ‘The Blood House’.

Sam Berkson
– Sam is the author of ‘Life in Transit’ (Influx, 2012), ‘Dusk Steals the Daylight (Fishbar, 2013) and the recent collection ‘Settled Wanderers’ (Influx, 2015).

The event is FREE!! 7:30pm Signed books on sale on the night

Oct 29th – Nov 21st Temple Church Bristol Sanctum

I’ll be doing five solo performances; four reading Place Waste Dissent from cover to cover and the fifth, a red-eye 2 hour marathon, reading from Claremont Road, Contumacy, Place Waste Dissent and Servant Drone.

This autumn, a remarkable structure is rising up from within the bombed out remains of Temple Church in Bristol. For 24 days, this 14th century site is being transformed into an intimate gathering place in which to hear the city like never before.

Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates was invited by Bristol arts producer, Situations, to create his first public project in the UK as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.

The artist has sought out discarded and dormant materials from former places of labour and religious devotion across Bristol to build an intimate and distinctive temporary structure at Temple Church. From 6pm on Thursday 29th October, Sanctum will host a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours until Saturday 21st November, sustained by performers, musicians and bands, spoken word artists and the visiting casts of theatre productions in Bristol.

You will be able to enter Sanctum day and night, but the schedule will always remain secret. You won’t know who you are about to hear. Capacity is limited, but if you’d like to guarantee a time to visit, you can reserve an entry time here.

Oct. 27th – 30th Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe at Meyrick Hall, Bournemouth 12.00 – 4.00pm daily SIX Gallery are exhibiting prints of collage/text from my new Influx Press collection Place Waste Dissent

11224016_505804709601964_5835593654799276497_oas part of their Line & Mass series, along with other work including Matthew Shaw – Alchemical Figure, Beatriz Brooks – A Castle for the Inner Child, Adam Popli – Asian Osmosis. Performances include: Flights of the Imagination, J.U.D.I.T.H by Marja Christians and DeCoda by David Nock. FREE.

Sept 26th – Inzine Fest IV  at The Pod in Coventry with Antony Owen, Thomas MacColl, Sarer Scotthorne, Simone Estridge, Adam Steiner + more. Free 12-5.


September 5th – Vogue Fabrics, Dalston London: MAINTENANT 9: A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY DADA WRITING AND ART UK launch



August 20th The Inspire Bar, Coventry  Hesterglock Press launch of Margaret Thatcher’s Museum by Antony Owen w/Antony Owen, Paul Hawkins & Sarer Scotthorne




June 26th – Mahu Influx at The Hardy Tree Gallery, Kings Cross, London. 7.30pm free entry

A night of eclectic readings from Influx writers and editors, taking in New York stories from Linda Mannheim, experimental squat poetry from Paul Hawkins, tales of light invading the dark by Clare Fisher, plus readings from Influx editors Kit Caless and Gary Budden.



March 21st Resonance FM guest on The News Agents show,  with Sarer Scotthorne

Feb 21st Mr Wolf’s Bristol w/Schoolboy’s Death Trio


Jan 21st The Twisted Teapot Boscombe w/ Jonny Fluffypunk, Markie Burnhope, Paul Hawkins, Myriam San Marco, Sarer Scotthorne, Julia Boore & Barbara Donne – Bosc:Rev Issue 3 launch



October 25th Camaradefest II at Rich Mix Arts Centre London: 100 poets in collaborative performances. I performed with Mali Clements;


May 31st The Saboteur Awards The Jericho Tavern Oxford

with Lucy Ayrton, Tina Sederholm, Dan Holloway, Rose Drew
Florence O’Mahoney, Emily Cleaver, Thomas McColl, Lyndsay Waller-Wilkinson, Nichola Deane, David Clarke, John Clegg, Andrew Wynn Owen, Jacqueline Saphra, Ashley Stokes, Kate Garrett, May-Lan Tan, William Thirsk-Gaskill, Tim Wells, Rowena Knight, Paul Hawkins, Kirsten Irving, Kiran Millwood-Hargrave, Jenni Pascoe, Fay Roberts & Steve Nash



May 1st The Horse Hospital, London International Launch of Cut UP! Anthology w/Anne Pigalle, A.D. Hitchin, Nina Antonia, Billy Chainsaw, Paul Hawkins & Matthew Levi Stevens

May 2 & May 3 Vita Nova Theatre, Roumelia Lane Boscombe Bournemouth performing w/Scott Lavene as Gunshot

April 25th The Hydra Bookshop, Bristol

March 28th The Hydra Bookshop, Bristol

March: Split collaboration w/Mark Lloyd

Feburary 28th SIX Gallery, Roumelia Lane, Boscombe Bournemouth: launch of Claremont Road pamphlet w/Steve Rushden, Markie Burnhope & Sarer Scotthorne

Jan 27 – Feb 1 SIX Gallery Roumelia Lane Boscombe w/Andrew McCutchion (The Sidemen) curating Unprepared Piano


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