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30 November 2017: Horseplay, the Black Dove, Kemptown. 8pm/free

26 October 2017: Horseplay, the Black Dove. Kemptown, 8pm/free

17 October 2017: I’ll be doing a poetry set in support of The Academy of Sun (trio version) at the Hotel Pelirocco, 10 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2FG. 7.30pm/free

15 October 2017: I’ll be reading from my new book, Scatological Alchemy: A Gnostic Biography of the Butthole Surfers at Splitting The Atom, The Green Door Store, Brighton. 3-10.30pm, free/donations.

14 October 2017: I’ll be doing a poetry set at The Wonderists’ Windfall, a Festival 23 event at DINA, 32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield S1 4HP, from 8pm till 4am. Also on the bill are The Buddhist Punk, Lisa Lovebucket, Terry Logan, Northern Discordia and DJs Pete Woosh and Richard Norris. Tickets are £10 from https://festival23.nutickets.com/35882 or on the door.

28 September 2017: Horseplay, The Black Dove, Kemptown. 8pm/free

2nd September 2017: Brighton 23: Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich? Festival 23 fundraiser featuring the second performance of my science fiction multi-media piece Amorphous Albion, with music from the Hove Space Arkestra and live visuals from Shardcore. Other acts include Sculpture, Terry Logan, Bang Crosby, Melinda Gebbie, Daisy Eris Campbell, Future Zen Puppetry, Timothy Thornton, Lisa Jayne, Dolly Turing, Verity Spott and Alan Hay, plus  3Eye DJs and Horton Jupiter. The Rose Hill Tavern, Brighton, 3pm-2am, £10 in advance from  http://festival23.nutickets.com/33380 or Resident Records, v. limited number of tickets on the door.

31 August 2017: Horseplay, the Black Dove, Kemptown. 8pm/free.

27 July 2017: Horseplay, the Black Dove, Kemptown. 8pm/free.

29 June 2017: I’m the new regular co-host of Horseplay at the Black Dove in Kemptown. 8pm/free.

24 June to 24 July: The kickstarter for my forthcoming book, Scatological Alchemy: A Gnostic Biography of the Butthole Surfers is now live. You can pre-order cheaper than the eventual retail price or get a signed copy: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1203601213/fundraiser-for-a-band-biography-of-the-butthole-su

16-18 June 2017: I’ll be hosting a conspiracy slam in Chapel Perilous at the Willowman Festival in North Yorkshire, alongside Daisy Campbell, John Higgs, Future Zen Puppetry etc. Headline acts include Judge Jules, Soul II Soul, Aswad, Zion Train and Transglobal Underground. £70 in advance.

12 June 2017: Post-election poetry set at the Bleeding Hearts Club, Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3FE. 8pm, free/donation.

17 May 2017: I’ll be speaking / performing at Music And Magick: An Esoteric Note, presented by The Odditorium in the Bosco Tent, Old Steine Gardens, Brighton. This will be a ritual talk exploring Brighton’s radical/queer/occult counter-culture roots as they relate to bands such as Psychic TV, Current 93 and Coil. I’ll be backed by Nick Hudson and Ash Babb of the Academy Of Sun. Also speaking are Graham Duff, Lisa Jayne and Sooxanne Rolfe. Hosted by David Bramwell. 6-9pm, £12.

29 April 2017: I’ll be doing a poetry set at the Young Carer’s Fundraiser at the Rose Hill Tavern, alongside Jorge’s Hot Club, Academy Of Sun, You&Th, 21 Crows and Gary Goodman. 2-10pm/£5

27 April 2017: I’ll be reading at Horseplay at the Black Dove in Kemptown. 8pm/free.

1 April 2017: I’ll be performing Amorphous Albion: A Warp In Progress in Room 23 at the Florrie Theatre in Liverpool, as part of the 14 Hour Super Weird Happening. I’ll be accompanied by the Hove Space Arkestra and Shardcore. Other acts across the day include Alan Moore, Greg Wilson, Super Weird Society, Jamie Reid, Youth, John Higgs, Daisy Campbell’s Cosmic Trigger crew, Future Zen Puppetry, Richard Norris, The Private Sector etc. 11am-1am (Amorphous Albion at 10.30pm), Sold Out.

28 February 2017: I’ll be reading a guest poem with King Champion Sounds at the Prince Albert, Trafalgar St, Brighton. Support from Slum Of Legs and The Decadent Dayze.

23 February 2017: I’ll be reading at Horseplay at the Black Dove in Kemptown. 8pm/free.

13 February 2017: I’ll be doing a poetry set at the Bleeding Hearts Club, Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3FE, with Map 71, Garden Centre and Dave Suit. 8pm/donation.

16 December 2016: I’ll be doing a poetry set at the 3Eye Merry Cosmos party, at the Rose Hill Tavern, Brighton, alongside God’s Teeth & The Interstellar Tropics, Sally Shakti Willow, Dave Pepper and Puppet Alan Watts. 6pm-late, £5.

12 December 2016: I’ll be doing a poetry set at the Bleeding Hearts Club, Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3FE. With Palm Springs, The Private Sector, Dave Suit etc. 8pm/donation.

27 October 2016: I’ll be reading some poems at Horseplay at the Black Dove in Kemptown. 8pm/free.

18 October 2016: Short poetry set at Bom-Bane’s, Kemptown, with Nick Hudson, Hakarl, Wild Spirit and Eye N-T T. 8pm/£5

29 September 2016: I’ll be reading from Amorphous Albion book one at Horseplay, at the Black Dove in Kemptown. 8pm/free.

29-31 July 2016: I’ll be doing a poetry set at Kozfest, on Bobbie Watts’ Farm near Uffculme in Devon. Three days of psychedelic music, live bands, real ale, camping etc. with Gong, Hawklords, Sendelica and many more! SOLD OUT.

22-24 July 2016: I’ll be doing a poetry set and a talk at Festival 23, a Discordian celebration of music, art and literature somewhere in the north of England. Headline acts include Knifeworld, Greg Wilson’s Super Weird Substance, Cosmic Trigger Cabaret, contributions from Alan Moore and Jimmy Cauty etc. Weekend tickets are £69 before April 23rd, and £86 after. Full details here

24 June 2016: I’ll be doing a poetry set at the Islingword pub, 175 Queen’s Park Road, Brighton BN2 9ZA. This is a benefit for the young carer’s centre with Academy of Sun, Puppet Alan Watts, Chris Howgate, Paul Murray, Mark Campbell, Leopold & Dinah Bridgewater, Vocal Explosion and DJ Dolly Dollycore. 5-11pm/donation on the door.

13 June 2016: I’ll be doing a poetry set at the Bleeding Hearts Club, Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3FE. With Palm Springs, TAiL, Dave Suit and Old Hag. 8pm/donation.

30 May 2016: I’ll be reading from A Gathering of Promises at Train Ov Psychedelic Thought at Bar 42, 42 Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3QA. With Thee Psychedelic Knobbers, Karl MV Waugh, Linden Pomeroy, Joe Bunn, Maisie Cunnett, The Disposable Band, DJ Dylan Nyoukis etc. 3-9pm/free.

31st January 2016: I’ll be playing a couple of songs at a David Bowie / Lemmy tribute night at the Coach House, 22 Walpole Road, Kemptown, Brighton. 7.30pm/donations.

23rd January 2016: First poetry set of the year at the Bleeding Hearts Club Winter Escape, Coachwerks, 19a Hollingdean Terrace, Brighton BN1 7HB. From 3pm/£3.50.

15th December 2015: I’ll be reading poetry at the Hi Zero Christmas Special, at the Hope & Ruin in Brighton, alongside Tom Allen, Tom Bamford, Eleanor Careless, Sammi Gale, Alan Hay, Lisa Jayne, Ed Luker, Luke Roberts, Azad Sharma, Samuel Solomon, Dan Spicer, Verity Spott, Tim Thornton, Dolly Turing and Karl Waugh. 7.30pm/£4.

6th December 2015: I’ll be reading from and talking about A Gathering of Promises at ‘Good for What Ails You’ at the Bee’s Mouth, Hove, alongside Hauntiquarius, Paul Stapleton, Bradford Middleton, John Tansey and Alice Walker. 5-8pm, £2.50.

26th November 2015: I’ll be reading at Horseplay at the Black Dove in Kemptown. 8pm/free.

29th October 2015: I’ll be reading at Horseplay at the Black Dove in Kemptown. 8pm/free.

27th October 2015: I’ll be reading some poems at Theme’s Bom-Bane Residency #2, at Bom-Bane’s, 24 George Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1RH. Also on the bill will be Nick Hudson & Maria Marzaioli, Mark Headley and Kianna Blue. £5 on the door, 7.30pm.

12th October 2015: I’ll be reading some poems at the Bleeding Hearts Club at the New Rialto Theatre, Dyke Road, Brighton, alongside some bands and things. 8pm / £4.

11th October 2015: I’ll be reading some poems at Splitting the Atom, which is free at the Green Door Store, Brighton 2-10.30pm. Also appearing will be Crush!!!, Graham Dunning & Colin Webster, Hirvikolari, Bible, Plurals vs. Helvella, Internal Architecture, Ceramic Nose, Dynamic Downer, F. Ampism, Fedtschtschak, Alistair Topp, Orok & YouandTh.

10th October 2015: I’ll be doing a short poetry reading at Still Howling: a celebration of the 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, at the Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester M4 2AF. Also appearing will be Michael Horovitz, Barry Miles, Steven Taylor (the Fugs), Elmi Ali, Christina Fonthes, CP Lee, Heath Common & the Lincoln 72s, Mark Hoyle (Dub Sex), Chris T-T, George Hunt (reading Howl) and the Isness. 1.30-11pm, £30.

9th October 2015: catch me on the radio talking to Boogaloo Stu on ‘Brighton Nights’ on Juice FM!

7th October 2015: I’ll be doing a poetry reading at the launch party for the book Counterculture UK: A Celebration (Supernova Books/ Aurora Metro) to which I’ve contributed the chapter ‘Blast and Bless: a selective history of underground literature.’ This is at the Library private members’ club, 112 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BD from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

5th October 2015: I’ll be reading some poems at ‘Shine So Hard,’ the Quadrant, Brighton. 8pm/free.

11-12 September 2015: The Slightly Underground bookstall will be popping up again, this time at the Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival, in the foyer of the Old Market Theatre in Hove throughout both days. I’ll be on hand, selling Bleeding Cheek Press material alongside the work of other great local writers and artists. Also on both evenings I’m curating ‘After Hours’ downstairs at the Bee’s Mouth bar; I’ll be DJ-ing with special guests, live poetry and performers, free to BAJF ticket holders, 11pm-1am.

6th September 2015: I’ll be reading at Poetry 42 at Bar 42 in Worthing, 3-10pm, alongside Lisa Jayne, Tim Leppard, Karl Waugh, MArc Muir, Dan Spicer, Dolly Turing, Chris Parkinson, Verity Spott, Joseph Hilton Marion Bunn, Dan PArsonage, Gary Goodman and special guest puppet Alan Watts! Free.

27th August 2015: I’ll be reading some poems at Horseplay at the Black Dove in Kemptown. 8pm/free.

25th July 2015: I’ll be reading from A Gathering of Promises at Kozfest on Bobbie Watt’s Farm near Uffculme, Devon. This is a weekend-long outdoor psychedelic music festival with Knifeworld, Here & Now, System 7 and dozens of other like-minded bands. Already sold out I’m afraid.

11th July 2015: the Slightly Underground Brighton counter-culture market stall reappears, this time at Brighton’s London Road Open Market from 10am-5pm. Lisa and I will be selling DIY books, pamphlets, records, CDs and tapes including Bleeding Cheek Press material and copies of A Gathering of Promises.

3rd July 2015: Official book launch event for A Gathering of Promises at the Coach House, 22 Walpole Road, Kemptown with live music from ZOFFF plus me reading. 8pm/£3.

25th June 2015: I’ll be reading some poems at Horseplay at the Black Dove, Kemptown, 8pm/free.

30th May 2015: Lisa and I will be running a market stall at Diplocks Yard, North Rd, Brighton from 10am to 5.30pm. Titled ‘Slightly Underground’ this will be a focus for Brighton’s DIY counter-culture, selling locally produced zines, books, pamphlets, CDs, records, tapes etc with a focus on poetry and experimental music. Bleeding Cheek Press will of course be well represented. The first in an occasional series.

16th May 2015: I’ll be reading some poems at the Bleeding Hearts Club Great Escape Special at the New Rialto Theatre on Dyke Road in Brighton, alongside Clowwns, Mum, Dad & The Kids and Mercy, Goodness & Love. Note this is an afternoon show.

8-10 May 2015: Advance copies of A Gathering of Promises will be available at the official merchandise stand at LEVITATION 2015, Carson Creek Ranch, Austin, TX. I’ll also be in attendance for chatting, signing etc.

29th March 2015: I’ll be reading short fiction at Good For What Ails You (Bee’s Mouth, Western Road, Hove; 5pm, £2.50) alongside Dan Belton, Alan Hay, Imogen Salt, Arwen Matthews and Mouldy Sporewads.

28th February 2015: I’ll be playing some improvised 12-string acoustic guitar drones as part of the March Hare Crossover event at the Coach House (Walpole Road, Kemptown; 4pm-10pm, £2). I’m on at 8.15.

26th February 2015: I’ll be reading some poems at the Horseplay 8th birthday special (Black Dove, St James’s Street, Kemptown; 7.30pm, free), with Keston Sutherland (reading the complete Hot White Andy), Verity Spott, Chris Buckley, Timothy Thornton, Alan Hay, Lisa Jayne, Karl Waugh, Dolly Dollycore, Ingrid Plum and Jamie Leonard.

16th February 2015: I’ll be taking part in Platform on the Ocean, underneath Brighton Pier at 8pm. All welcome.

15th February 2015: I’ll be reading some poems at the B&R café (Trafalgar St, Brighton; 3pm) with Ingrid Plum, Lisa Jayne and Verity Spott.

1st February 2015: I’ll be performing as part of Ringlock at Splitting the Atom (Green Door Store, Trafalgar St, Brighton; 2pm-10pm, free/donation), alongside Legallienne, Tourian, Noiseferatu, Daniel Hignell, Warren Shoenbright, the Static Memories and Improvisi.

26th January 2015: I’ll be reading some poems at Shine So Hard (The Quadrant, Brighton; 8pm, free).

28th December 2014: I’ll be reading some poems at the Train of Thought Gallery in Worthing from mid-afternoon onwards, with Mouthful of Worms, the Gem, Lisa Jayne and Al Strachan.

22nd December 2014: I’ll be reading some poems at Shine So Hard (The Quadrant, Brighton; 8pm, free).

21st December 2014: I’ll be covering a Bert Jansch song at A Night to Remember: a Solstice tribute to Bert Jansch and Pentangle (the Coach House, Walpole Road, Kemptown, 7pm).

8th December 2014: I’ll be reading some poems at the Bleeding Hearts Club Christmas Party (the New Rialto Theatre, Dyke Road, Brighton, 8pm).

24th November 2014: I’ll be reading some poems at Shine So Hard (The Quadrant, Brighton; 8pm, free).

10th November 2014: I’ll be reading some poems at Shine So Hard (The Quadrant, Brighton; 8pm, free).

5th November 2014: I’ll be reading some poems at Barney’s Bar in Worthing, with Mouthful of Worms.

29th October 2014: I’ll be reading ‘The Case of the Fur Lined Hole: a Campion Felldrake mystery’ at the Evenly & Perversely Ghost Stories night, upstairs at the Farm Tavern, with Timothy Thornton, Nick Hudson, Lisa Jayne and John Bacchus.

27th October 2014: I’ll be reading some poems at Shine So Hard (The Quadrant, Brighton; 8pm, free).

19th October 2014: I’ll be performing as part of Ringlock at Good for What Ails You (The Bee’s Mouth, Western Road, Hove) alongside Lisa Jayne, Verity Spott and Karl Waugh.

23rd September 2014: I’ll be taking part in Platform on the Ocean on the beach at Dungeness, at dawn.

28th August 2014: I’ll be reading some poems at Horseplay (Black Dove, St James’s Street, Kemptown; 8pm, free) alongside Verity Spott & Ecka Davies, Chris Buckley, Sam Cutting, Sylvie Cooke, Lisa Jayne, Kev Nickells, Nick Pynn & Daisy Grant, Nick Hudson, Karl Waugh and Emu.

10th August 2014: I’ll be reading some poems on the terrace at the Supernormal Festival (Brazier’s Park, Oxfordshire: £80 weekend ticket) alongside Gary Goodman and Lisa Jayne.

31st July 2014: I’ll be reading some poems at Horseplay (Black Dove, St James’s Street, Kemptown; 8pm, free).

26th July 2014: I’ll be taking part in Platform on the Ocean as part of the Transpride Parade in Kemptown.

20th June 2014: I’ll be taking part in Platform on the Ocean underneath Brighton Pier. 8pm, all welcome.

15th May 2014: I’ll be reading some poems at Sun Heavy (the Coach House, Walpole Road, Kemptown) alongside Lisa Jayne and Alan Hay.

18th April 2014: I’ll be taking part in Platform on the Ocean beneath the Seven Dials / Preston Circus viaduct. 8pm, all welcome.

28th March 2014: I’ll be taking part in the first Platform on the Ocean, a massed acoustic drone event in the underpass that leads from Brighton West Street to the Beach at 8pm. All are welcome to come along and join in.

27th February 2014: I’ll be reading some poems at Horseplay (Black Dove, St James’s Street, Kemptown; 8pm, free) with Linus Slug, Joe Luna, Lisa Jyne, Edward Rhodes, Verity Spott and Chris Buckley.

15th February 2014: I’ll be playing a DJ set at Synthesise Me (Hotel Pelirocco, Hove; 8pm, free).

30th January 2014: I’ll be reading from We Are The Bad Rabbits And We Shall Overcome at Horseplay (Black Dove, St James’s Street, Kemptown; 8pm, free) alongside Keston Sutherland, Rosy Carrick, Lisa Jayne, Karl Waugh, Verity Spott, Edward Rhodes and Sam Cutting.

8th December 2013: I’ll be performing as part of Fading Form at Splitting the Atom (Green Door Store, Trafalgar St, Brighton; 2pm-10pm, free/donation), alongside Bela Emerson, David K Frampton, Hamilton Yarns, Embla Quickbeam, Cell+O, Plurals, Xenoglossic Hypostases Hawk Hissed Roar and more.

7th December 2013: I’ll be covering a Lou Reed song at the Lou Reed Tribute Night at the Coach House (Walpole Road, Kemptown, 7pm), alongside Crayola Lectren, VV & Terry Bickers, Lisa Jayne, Kev Nickells, Al Strachan, Z*ghygoem, Clive & Sue Craske, A Mouthful of Worms and more.

4th December 2013: I’ll be reading some poems at Kissing His Boyfriend’s Eyelids (Cowley Club, London Road, Brighton, 7pm), alongside Lisa Jayne, Dan Spicer, Alan Hay, Timothy Thornton, Frances Kruk, Naomi Weber, Karl Waugh, Justin Sealey and Condors.

28th November 2013: I’ll be reading from Nowhere to Go at Horseplay (Black Dove, St James’s Street, Kemptown; 7.30pm, free) alongside Verity Spott, Chris Buckley, Nick Hudson, Lisa Jayne, Dave Hamilton-Smith and Yuri.

10th October 2013: I’ll be reading some poems at this year’s John Peel Night (Prince Albert, Trafalgar St, Brighton; 8pm) opening for the Piranhas, I Ludicrous and the Fallen Leaves.

25th July 2013: I’ll be reading some poems at Horseplay (Black Dove, St James’s Street, Kemptown; 7.30pm, free) alongside Verity Spott, Chris Buckley, Lisa Jayne, Nick Hudson, Timothy Thornton, Joe Nockles, Nil by Nose and Yuri.

24th May 2013: I’ll be reading some poems at the Airstream Salon (the Coach House, Walpole Road, Kemptown, 8pm) alongside Mick Farren & Andy Colquhoun, Jaki Windmill, Caroline Davey & Tim Slide, and Lisa Jayne & Andy Pyne.

25th April 2013: I’ll be reading some poems at Horseplay (Black Dove, St James’s Street, Kemptown; 7.30pm, free) alongside Verity Spott, Chris Buckley, Oliver Tatum, Lisa Jayne, Zali Krishna and Alan Hay.

28th February 2013: I’ll be reading some poems at Horseplay (Black Dove, St James’s Street, Kemptown; 7.30pm, free) alongside Binnsclagg, Timothy Thornton, Lisa Jayne and Patrick Dowson.

December 2012 readings

Saturday 1st December: Ghosts of Gone Birds / Wordplay London present A Flock of Poets: the Brighton Renaissance

Onca Gallery, 14 St Georges Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB. 7-10pm, £3

I’ll be reading two bird-themed poems at this gallery event in aid of nature conservation charities, alongside Lisa Jayne, Stephanie Dogfoot, Sarah Day, Jack Stannard and Rosie Gleason.

 

Thursday 13th December: Thought Fox

Downstairs at Neighbourhood, 101 St James’s Street Brighton, BN2 1TP. 7.30pm, FREE

Two short poetry sets alongside readings by Tim Wells, John McCullough, Gary Goodman, Lisa Jayne, Tony Frisby, Michaela Ridgeway and Alice Walker.

 

Sunday 16th December: Everybody’s Got To Be Somewhere

Upstairs at the Prince Albert, Trafalgar Street, Brighton. 1-5pm, £TBC

It’s back! The legendary Sunday afternoon salon returns for a pre-Christmas one-off event, with Tim Leopard, Christopher Chase Walker, Thomas Bunstead, Lisa Jayne, Dulcie Few, Maisie plus special guests, music from 21 Crows and life drawing with Jake Spicer.

 

Friday 21st December: Doves with Teeth

Downstairs at the Bee’s Mouth, 10 Western Road, Hove BN3 1AE, FREE /donations

Intimate festive shindig- full poetry set alongside readings from Dan Belton, Liz Edwards and Bradford Middleton, plus poetry & guitar noise from Wild Nerves (Lisa jayne & Jennie Howell).

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