i have been having lots of fun today
this is the only poem I wrote in berlin, it doesn’t have anything to do with berlin
i might write a second episode

i have been having lots of fun today

this is the only poem I wrote in berlin, it doesn’t have anything to do with berlin

i might write a second episode

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please could you recommend me a cafe in london spacious enough for me to host a saturday afternoon zine swap event for maybe ten people? I really want to get away from everything being a pub event, but the trouble with cafes is they’re small and don’t take table bookings

I have tried tweeting about this and got lots of corporate responses :(

Tags: london zines

"BIOS [TORAH]" INSTALLATION by robotlab

at the Jewish Museum in Berlin until 11th January 2015

things not to do in berlin

1. don’t try to pet this cat unless you are going to also feed it

2. you will read that it is very important to validate your train ticket. however, do not be like me and validate your travelcard every single time you change trains. this will actually render your ticket invalid and will mean you spend the whole week being told of by plain clothes ticket inspectors.

3. if your airbnb host has an elaborate toilet flushing mechanism involving a fork resting on a sponge, try not to drop the fork in the toilet cistern.

4. try not to put your cloakroom ticket in the pocket that has a hole in it

5. don’t try and visit more than five different cultural institutions in one day. if you must do, try to eat more than half a bowl of potato soup

6. don’t join the queue for the pergamon assuming you’ll be in and out in time for lunch. if they put the sign out saying ‘queue from this point two hours’ they bloody mean it. buy a timed ticket online.

7. don’t not go to the zoo. you have to go to the zoo and say hi to this guy:

that’s all. still travelling alone because I am bad a travelling, but for some reason I feel compelled to keep doing it.

Mopha : Sept 28th at the Rich Mix Theatre‏

(exciting news from my emails, the excellent steven fowler and holly pester, (I only just bought her book today but I read most of it on the train home so), are involved in a new performance collective… read on for more details. I will be trying to persuade people to come to this with me for sure
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Sun 28 September 7.30pm £8, £6
How would you describe the space around a horse? Or lift a watermelon with your voice? This experimental variety show is the result of 6 artists and poets approaching the edges of language through miniature plays, live sound effects, language games and improvisation. Expect bad jokes, fractured speech, aberrant theatre and words under pressure.
 
Mopha is an art-performance-poetry collective formed by Holly Pester, Patrick Coyle, Emma Bennett, SJ Fowler, James Wilkes and Tamarin Norwood. Mopha pools and mutates the live practices of six adept performers with backgrounds in poetry, sound art, live art and sculpture to create collaborative, site-responsive performances.
 
Tickets are available from the www.richmix.org.uk website at the link above. This will be the debut performance of the Mopha collective. For examples of previous duo & triplet works visit http://mopha.weebly.com/work.html (for the likes of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-TiVTTfDuM)
 
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Collaborative zines for you! and other news

reversesnowball:

Afternoon all,

I’ve just returned from collecting 200 Non-Bio collaborative zines, all put together by Tim, Francesca, Chris, Bruno, Ruth, Lucy and myself at the meet we had back in July. The zines are an exciting concoction of collage, prose poetry, blackout poems, cartoons and nature ‘facts’, and I’m dead proud of them. Email me at poetryafterink@hotmail.co.uk if you’d like one - they are free! Please do spread the word…

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I’m planning to run another collaborative zine event in mid-November, date TBC. Please email me with potential themes and techniques you’d like to work with.

Upcoming Meets

London Art Book Fair Opening EveningThursday September 25th from 6.30pm. Come browse a wide array of experimental art books at the Whitechapel Gallery. I’ll choose a nearby pub for us to meet in nearer the time.

Swap zines and eat nice things: Saturday October 18th from 2pm. Bring along a zine or two that you’ve finished reading and swap with other members! I’m still trying to find a suitable cafe that will let us book a table - please do give me your suggestions.

Other news

Some exciting events and things not organised by me…

Alternative Press Picnic: Tomorrow!!!! Bring something to eat and a pencil or two and draw inspiration from the traditions of Speaker’s Corner at the Alternative Press Picnic. Join us in an afternoon of zine-making, life drawing, poetry reading and debate.1pm - 5pm, Sunday 31st August, Hyde Park www.alternativepress.org.uk @alt_press

Scriggler live: Organised by London Zines & Selfpub member Francesca, a night of creativity and inspiration for the thinking person. Music and words, stories and songs, poetry and performance all come together at The Harrison Bar, London, on Thursday 18th September for Scriggler: Live. Celebrating the launch of Scriggler, a hub for words, a magazine, social network, publishing and blogging platform for anyone who wants to read, write and discuss any topic in any style, the evening is one of inspiration and imagination.

Do It Yourself Zine Day at the Royal Festival Hall: In celebration of International Day of the Girl and of politically minded young people everywhere, come and explore what matters to you, what you’d like to change and what inspires you. Then cut it all up and reassemble it in your very own fanzine. 12 noon – 4pm Saturday 11th October. (Thinking of organising a group to go to this!)

Hacknet Flea MarketAlso tomorrow!! A new bi-monthly market, that’s a celebration of London’s emerging independent artists/makers, champions original/unique items, a place for lovers of all that is D.I.Y. and self published. For more information, or to enquire about trading, please email: hackneyfleamarket@gmail.com

Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair: 6th September, Conway Hall, London. Robin & I will be browsing and I’m guessing others from the group too!

Camaradefest II: 100 poets. 50 pairs. 50 original collaborations. October 25th. 12 noon til late at the Rich Mix Arts Centre. Robin & I will be performing, please save the date!

much love

sarah x

reblogging myself for people who aren’t on the internet on saturday afternoons for some reason

the things that said they were ‘tomorrow’ happened yesterday so I’ve crossed them out

alexwrekk:

The kickstarter launched! Brace yourself! I’ll be posting this at least once a day.

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Collaborative zines for you! and other news

Afternoon all,

I’ve just returned from collecting 200 Non-Bio collaborative zines, all put together by Tim, Francesca, Chris, Bruno, Ruth, Lucy and myself at the meet we had back in July. The zines are an exciting concoction of collage, prose poetry, blackout poems, cartoons and nature ‘facts’, and I’m dead proud of them. Email me at poetryafterink@hotmail.co.uk if you’d like one - they are free! Please do spread the word…

I’m planning to run another collaborative zine event in mid-November, date TBC. Please email me with potential themes and techniques you’d like to work with.

Upcoming Meets

London Art Book Fair Opening EveningThursday September 25th from 6.30pm. Come browse a wide array of experimental art books at the Whitechapel Gallery. I’ll choose a nearby pub for us to meet in nearer the time.

Swap zines and eat nice things: Saturday October 18th from 2pm. Bring along a zine or two that you’ve finished reading and swap with other members! I’m still trying to find a suitable cafe that will let us book a table - please do give me your suggestions.

Other news

Some exciting events and things not organised by me…

Alternative Press Picnic: Tomorrow!!!! Bring something to eat and a pencil or two and draw inspiration from the traditions of Speaker’s Corner at the Alternative Press Picnic. Join us in an afternoon of zine-making, life drawing, poetry reading and debate.1pm - 5pm, Sunday 31st August, Hyde Park www.alternativepress.org.uk @alt_press

Scriggler live: Organised by London Zines & Selfpub member Francesca, a night of creativity and inspiration for the thinking person. Music and words, stories and songs, poetry and performance all come together at The Harrison Bar, London, on Thursday 18th September for Scriggler: Live. Celebrating the launch of Scriggler, a hub for words, a magazine, social network, publishing and blogging platform for anyone who wants to read, write and discuss any topic in any style, the evening is one of inspiration and imagination.

Do It Yourself Zine Day at the Royal Festival Hall: In celebration of International Day of the Girl and of politically minded young people everywhere, come and explore what matters to you, what you’d like to change and what inspires you. Then cut it all up and reassemble it in your very own fanzine. 12 noon – 4pm Saturday 11th October. (Thinking of organising a group to go to this!)

Hacknet Flea MarketAlso tomorrow!! A new bi-monthly market, that’s a celebration of London’s emerging independent artists/makers, champions original/unique items, a place for lovers of all that is D.I.Y. and self published. For more information, or to enquire about trading, please email: hackneyfleamarket@gmail.com

Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair: 6th September, Conway Hall, London. Robin & I will be browsing and I’m guessing others from the group too!

Camaradefest II: 100 poets. 50 pairs. 50 original collaborations. October 25th. 12 noon til late at the Rich Mix Arts Centre. Robin & I will be performing, please save the date!

much love

sarah x

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day on monk island

she has a deep need to investigate her environment
which in practise involves coating her tongue
in the particles that make you unkissable.
sand breaks ankles and it will break your tongue if you dare!
she is the investigator you are waiting patiently
for evolution to weightbear on its weak fins once again.
this forms the attraction of beaches: lizard awaiting.

the monks on the island are self sufficient
this means they trap the fat wood pigeons
but of course they can’t make value judgements
on animal empathy so they boil live crabs too
& tourists & monks alike communicate
via the great ocean froth doily which will transport
thoughts as transparent as shrimps from Wales to America.