We’re proud to announce that our next event will be at the end of this month. A night all about the city. Read all about it further down, and then come along, why don’t you!
The cityscape has long been an influence on modern writing. As a setting, a starting point or even a medium, the urban landscape draws a particular kind of creation from writers.
Annexe has brought together four of the finest writers working with the urban condition for an evening of talks and performances that display their hugely varied takes on the city.
Words on Cities – Iain Sinclair, Tom Chivers, Katy Darby, Clare Fisher
Thursday 25th April || 7.30pm
£7 (buy tickets here)
28 Commercial St
On the bill we have:
With a long-standing history of poetry and prose, Iain Sinclair is sits at the leading-edge for writing that deciphers the hidden aspects and connections of London. His work has reinvigorated the call for psychogeographical exploration across the globe. For Words on Cities, Sinclair will present a talk based around his forthcoming book American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Night. When Iain Sinclair was first setting out, it was mainly American writers that influenced him, but he never visited the USA. Locked down in Hackney, the transatlantic mass was as unreal as Kafka’s ‘Amerika’.
Tom Chivers is a poet and editor residing in London. His recent work, with the Cape Farewell project, has led Tom to investigate the changing landscape of London and unearth an urban geography that has been covered by the constant growth and renewal of the capital city. His talk will focus on his practice of ‘psychogeology’ and his migration through the lost rivers of London.
Katy Darby is a writer, an editor, a teacher and the founder of the incredible storytelling night Liars League. Katy will be reading a selection of her prose work based around London.
Clare Fisher’s current project The City in my Head is an exploration of London through fiction. Each story shows a snapshot of a particular area, constructed from human experience. Claire will be reading a selection of works from the collection.
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Tagged architecture, arts, books, cities, clare fisher, event, iain sinclar, literature, london, Poetry, Prose and tagged annexe, psychogeography, psychogeology, Tom Chivers
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The Walbrook Pilgrimage
Review by Michael C. Schuller
When I was a child, a creek ran behind our house. Well, we called it a creek, but really it was an invention of the necessities of drainage in a city. For about six hundred yards it ran between the back gardens of the houses on our block where, at the end, it vanished into a hole beneath a street, presumably to make its way to the river. If you were to chart out the history of the games my brothers and I played, whole civilizations rose and fell on the banks of that runnel. An entire generation of neighbourhood kids knew it as a major landmark. Continue reading
Posted in Art, Event, Review
Tagged hidden, history, london, michael schuller, pilgrimage, river, Tom Chivers, underground, urban, walbrook
Today we finally pulled the cover of our brand new site! All singing, all dancing. New and improved. Better than ever.
WordPress has been a wonderful home to us for over a year and a half now. It’s straightforward layout has been a joy to work with, but now we’ve decided we want to cut the .wordpress. from our name and exist on our own two feet at http://www.annexemagazine.com. Like a bird flying from the nest (actually more like a teenager leaving home, because we’re still utilising the WordPress CMS in true semi-independent fashion) we will be posting primarily to our dedicated domain. It all looks quite fancy over there too! The layout is updated, though not too distanced from the look you’re used to. Head on over and have a look. If you spot anything that needs changing, drop us a line and we’ll thank you for your vigilance.
If you’re subscribed to us via WordPress, not to worry. We’ll post duplicate articles here until we’ve found a suitable replacement for the subscription system.
Without further ado, I declare the new Annexe Magazine site OPEN!
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2013 is just around the corner! We’ve survived torrential rain, at least a couple of near-apocalyptic instances, overzealous family members around the Christmas dinner table and a slew of events that will shake their fists as we sail past into the new year. Well done!
Now here at Annexe HQ we are really quite excited about the next year. We’ve got a multitude of projects, events and books to give you that we are so proud to be working on. To celebrate what promises to be a whirlwind year, we’re kicking of with a bit of a spoken word party! On Friday 18th January we will fill the space that formerly held the BBC London offices with performances from some incredible poets, writers and musicians. Expect poetry with live soundtrack, animated stories that are illustrated as they are performed, short films, the whole nine yards. Continue reading
Posted in Annexe Travelling Library, Et Al, Event, Meanwhile..., Poetry, Prose, Sound, Theatre
Tagged Amber massie-blomfield, annexe, arts, baker street, eley williams, entertainment, Et Al, illustration, marylebone, performance, stories, talia randall, theatre delicatessen
As if you weren’t excited enough about Interrobang already! Well, to fill that excitement up to the brim here is one more round of highlights from TOMORROW’S festival! Continue reading
BREAKING NEWS! We’ve got a surprise addition to the Interrobang line-up!
Welcome to *! (Dingbang)! The Magic Moments Photobooth @ !? (Interrobang) festival
The Ladies of the Press* invite you to step up to the wonder that is “*! (read: Dingbang)”‘, a “human photobooth” and, erm, fantastical mincing machine where sparkly cardboard box meets DTP press, conjuring one-off prints from images you feed it. Imagine a Surrealist photobooth that has a mind of its own; have your photo taken by a suspicious looking assistant, show the booth some love and attention et voilà! some photos will come out…but we won’t guarantee it will be exactly what you think!
Following its debut at the ICA in October, we’re pleased to present a special appearance of our Magic Moments Photobooth at Interrobang festival.
Posted in Art, Illustration, Event, Theatre, Photos
Tagged ladies of the press, interrobang, dingbang, photobooth, surrealist, surrealism, performance
Continuing with the highlights of our upcoming super-celebration of stories here’s another handful of incredible acts you can look forward to. Off we go! Continue reading
Posted in Illustration, Event, Meanwhile..., Books, Zines
Tagged Abe Christie, prose, Poetry, Spoken word, theatre, annexe, zines, festival, interrobang, betsey trotwood, zine fair, jamie mills, gareth brookes
As you probably know from our unceasing shouting, we’re throwing an all day extravaganza of spoken word, music, theatre and comedy in a couple of weeks. (We do hope you’re coming along. You’ll be missed otherwise.)
Well, to get you in the spirit for all the amazing performances we’ll have on the day, we’re putting together a couple of articles to show you some of the highlights you can look forward to. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin… Continue reading
Posted in Music, Prose, Poetry, Event, Meanwhile..., Books, Et Al
Tagged devawn wilkinson, map poetry, hella better dancer, interrobang, sid bose, betsey trotwood
The full line-up for Interrobang Festival is online! Have a gander at the plethora of stunning acts we’ve got for you and then head over to the Interrobang website and buy a ticket! It’s only £6 after all.
Posted in Music, Funnies, Prose, Illustration, Poetry, Event, Theatre, Sound, Meanwhile..., Zines, Et Al
Tagged Abe Christie, Will Conway, annexe, event, Charlie Dupre, ladies of the press, zines, james brookes, interrobang
Perhaps you’ve heard that we’ve put together a little festival of spoken word, music, theatre and comedy. That’s fast approaching and is set to be a cracking event. Do come along.
What you may not have heard is that a highlight of the festival will be the launch party for our first in-print series, Annexe Introducing.
We have been, and still are, working with three writers to bring their incredible talent to the masses. To do so, we are publishing a selection of their work in beautifully designed (if we do say so ourselves) and expertly printed pamphlets. Continue reading
Posted in Prose, Poetry, Event, Meanwhile..., Books, short story
Tagged short story, Poetry, publishing, annexe, Amber massie-blomfield, interrobang, introducing, pamphlet, launch, party, charlotte newman, michael schuller