The Hydrazine launch – part of the Bristol Poetry Festival 2014

Bristol Poetry Festival, poems, poets, The Hydra Zine, zine

The Hydrazine will be launched as part of the Bristol Poetry Festival at the Hydra Bookshop on Sept 19th 7pm… everyone pays a door tax of £2 which gets you a copy of the Hydrazine, a free glass of cider and the opportunity to hear poets featured in the ‘zine. There will also be the premier of Semblance, a film by Sarer Scotthorne and Albert Zhang, the Schoolboy’s Death Trio/Sarer Scotthorne collaboration film How I Got My Name, film-poems from Matt Duggan, (more films tbc) plus live music (including the Andrew Neil Hayes experience…). All for £2… printed by Hesterglock Press, art/design by Paul Hawkins.

Here are some work-in-progress pics…

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Review of West Side HERstory

Hesterglock Press, New, poems, poets, reviews, West Side HERstory

Andie Berryman reviewed West Side HERstory, Issue 1 of a pamphlet Hesterglock Press published of writing by Bristolian Women, including Taban Yasin Othman, Katie Winifred, Maggie Collins, Jennifer Comley, Hannah Morland-Jones, Clara Quinon and Sian Rhiannon. The work came out of a series of workshops led by poet and artist Sarer Scotthorne at Bristol’s Arts West Side. Thanks Andie. You can read it here

31/8 Fundraiser gig for Medical Aid For Palestinians

poems, spoken word

August 31st – ‘Gigging for Gaza’ at The Bedford, Balham, London. Honoured to be asked to perform at this fundraiser for MAP – there will be theatre, poetry, music and comedy… All funds will go to Medical Aid For Palestinians (MAP)donate here


Issue 2 launch films

Boscombe Revolution, Hesterglock Press, Issue 2, poems

So we launched Issue 2 at the Vita Nova Theatre Space in the heart of Boscombe on Friday June 27th. There were some technical gremlins at work, and unfortunately two poets, Bethany W. Pope and Michael Scott were beset with transport problems and couldn’t make it at the last moment.
We had a good crowd and sold some books.
Sarer Scotthorne filmed the launch, and here are some of the edited performances, along with the film poems made by Bruno Neiva, Leanne Bridgewater and Antony R Owen that were also shown.
Big thanks to all those who came to the launch, especially those who performed and travelled to Boscombe for this gig.

Buy Issue 2 here