Events

Information about the Hay Poetry Jamborees, the Glasfryn Seminars, readings and launches.

AQUIFER BOOKS Zoom launch of four new collections by Sarah Crewe, Ian Davidson, Graham Hartill and Dorothy Lehane Wednesday, December 1st, 2021, 19.30 pm GMT       Zoom link for the event: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/64501942805?pwd=bUhPMWZ2amEzYzhabkhTMkh4Z21qUT09   Dorothy Lehane is the author of six poetry publications: House Girl (Aquifer Press, 2021), I’m very interested in falling in love with you (Run Amok Press, 2021), (Bettbehandlung (Muscaliet Press, 2018), Umwelt (Leafe Press, 2016), Ephemeris (Nine Arches Press, 2014) and Places of Articulation (dancing girl press 2014). She is the founding editor of Litmus Publishing and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Kent.   Ian Davidson’s most recent poetry publications are By Tiny Twisting Ways (Aquifer 2021) and From a Council House in Connacht (Oystercatcher 2021). His Selected Poems are forthcoming from Shearsman. Current work can also be found in Plumwood Mountain, Black Box Manifold, Tears in the Fence and the Long Poem Magazine. Critical work includes monographs and articles on ideas of space and mobility in modern and contemporary poetry with...

The second Poetry Jamboree will take place on Sunday March 21st at 6.30pm - 8.30pm GMT   Featuring readings and performances by Kelvin Corcoran Tom Jenks Fran Lock Lila Matsumoto Simon Smith   To attend, here is the link to the Zoom session: https://shu.zoom.us/j/9177866721   The Performers Kelvin Corcoran lives in Brussels. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, including New and Selected Poems, For the Greek Spring from Shearsman, and most recently Facing...

Aquifer Books is honoured to host the zoom launch of David Annwn's new collection, Resonance Field, which brings together recent poems and  selected images from David Annwn’s collaborations with master-calligrapher Thomas Ingmire and innovative film-maker Howard Munson. David will be reading from the new book and conversing with John Goodby. Thursday, January 28th, 2021, 6.00 pm GMT Zoom link for the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87404860366 On the evening of the event, the waiting...

The Poetry Jamboree, a festival of innovative poetries and arts initiated by John Goodby and Lyndon Davies, has been in hibernation since its last three-day manifestation in 2012 at Hay on Wye. Now, in this viral epoque it is resuming operations in digital guise, with a series of two-monthly zoom sessions, featuring readings, short films and various kinds of performance.   The first event will take place on Sunday November 29th at 6.30pm - 9.00pm GMT   Featuring readings, performances...

Glasfryn Project is honoured to host the zoom launch of Allen Fisher's new large format book which brings together the poems and art factured as part of the Black Pond project 2016 - 2019 Allen will be talking about the Black pond project and its resulting artworks, and reading from the new book. Sunday, November 8th 2020, 6.00 pm GMT   To sign up for the zoom launch,  RSVP by 30th October to Lyndon Davies at goodiebard2@googlemail.com   The Black Pond project began...

GLASFRYN SEMINARS   ALLEN FISHER on Construction and the Frame A talk with slides, conducted via Zoom Saturday, May 23rd, 2020, 11am – 12.40 pm The event comprises two sessions, the first beginning at 11.00 am, followed by a 20 minute break and then a second session beginning at 12.00. A third session for questions will be added, at 1.00 pm. Construction and the Frame. We enjoy a variety of artistic successes without need to articulate how we make each of them lucid. Our practice of looking at pictures is embedded in our culture. It comprises a number of conventions and shared practices that have informed both the painter and the viewer. The facturing of paintings and the practice of looking at them follow procedures that involve guidelines, that include recognition of previous practices and particular expectations. Proportion and its cousin Construction have always been seminal in artistic practice. One aspect of this comes through artistic attention to vertical and horizontal edges, a feature that has always been important in formal architecture and became a necessary attention in painting in Roman times and in the period of illuminated manuscripts in...

  A new performance by Ghost Jam coming up on Friday November 1st in 37 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, on the opening night of the major tactileBOSCH exhibition, UNDERTHECOUNTERCULTURE (see all details on the flyers). This performance, which will start at 8.00 pm celebrates a new audio-visual installation created by Penny Hallas, Tessa Waite and Lyndon Davies for their part in the tactileBOSCH exhibition. With Scott Thurston, Camilla Nelson, Wanda O'Connor, Steven Hitchins, Anthony Mellors, John...

                            You can hear Steve Groves' podcast of the event, here: https://soundcloud.com/yndonlasfrynavies/the-edge-of-necessary-cardiff-launch-podcast-march-2019

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, 5.30 - 6.45 pm at Theatr Brycheiniog/Brecon Theatre, Canal Wharf, Brecon, LD3 7EW The Ghost Jam and Canalchemy projects come together in association with Penny Hallas' 'Canalworks' exhibition at Theatre Brycheiniog in Brecon. Hallas' work concentrates on aspects of the Monmouthshire to Brecon canal, in particular exploring the visual theatre of the major relining work carried out on one section in 2016, but attending, too, to the history of the canal by means of artefacts...

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