Talia Randall, a founding member of the poetry collective Rubix, has been carving it out on her own recently. She has just released her debut EP 3 Mile Radius, a spoken word epic, combining clever poetic narrative and huge musical backdrops. After the sell-out launch for the EP, Nick Murray met with Talia to chat about influences, chicken shops and growing up in North West London. Continue reading
Posted in Interview, Poetry
Tagged 3 mile radius, elian gray, emerging species, emmet wino, gentle mystics, jayla paine, north west london, PBH, poetic narrative, Poetry, polar bear, roundhouse, rubix, talia randall
As David Buckland, Cape Farewell founder and director, recounts stories about schooners and glaciers all I can think of is the adventurers’ clubs of old (or at least the fake old that we all remember very well). All khaki safari hats and slide projectors. Back then they were in search of the uncharted and unknown. Now, it appears these artist-adventurers are searching for change.
Cape Farewell is an organisation made up of artists and writers, devoted to creating a programme of public engagement within which to address climate change. ADRIFT is the ongoing research project of poet, Tom Chivers, commissioned by Cape Farewell. Continue reading
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Tagged ADRIFT, Cape Farewell, climate, environment, london street maps, Nick Murray, Penned in the Margins, richmix, science, Tom Chivers
On the Invisible Picture Palace website, they call the space a record store and listening space, though if it reminds you of either of these it is only in passing. What In The Dark Radio, the group behind the project, has created is something really quite unique. Housed in a greenhouse on the front lawn of The Wapping Project (a converted hydraulic power station), the Invisible Picture Palace is at first glance a shrine to the history of recorded sound. Old vinyl records hang from the walls and there’s a large container of cassette tapes on the floor. After sifting through the various shelves of audio ephemera you start to realise something else is going on here. This is quickly proved by the various talks and workshops taking place within the space. Instead of just being an homage to the past, the Invisible Picture Palace is also a wellspring of creativity for the future of innovative and experimental audio.
Posted in Interview, Prose, Review, Sound
Tagged cassette, francesca pannetta, in the dark radio, radio, sound, Spoken word, vinyl, wapping project
Nick Murray talks to Gabriel Moreno about his latest event, The Descent and Rise of Orpheus the Bard, and his upcoming poetry collection, The Hollow Tortoise.
With two hit novels at the age of 24 and no plans to stop, Ben Galley has proven himself to be a powerhouse of self-publishing talent. We caught up with the man himself to chat about fantasy fiction, the pitfalls of publishing and the merits of map-making.
Not too long ago, we held our inaugural literary event. It was a roaring success (even if I do say so myself) and we certainly had a few giggles. If you were there, well done. If you weren’t, shame on you, but not to worry. We’ve got something that will make it feel like you were almost there.
As a Christmas treat, we’re giving you the Annexe presents… Et Al PODCAST! Crafted by the talented Mr Nick Taylor, the podcast revisits some of the highlights from the night and has a ton of extra features. There are interviews with all the performers and a lovely soundtrack too.
Each performer is highlighted as a chapter so you can jump around if you like, though we think it works best in its entirety. Enjoy!
Posted in Books, Event, Funnies, Interview, Poetry, Review, Sound, Theatre
Tagged annexe, Charlie Dupre, Et Al, farringdon, gloria sanders, jon brittain, nathan penlington, nick taylor, podcast, sound, Will Conway
The great thing about scratch performances is that if you see a great show, you might also be lucky enough to have it come round again as a full show. I’m sincerely hoping that this will be the case for the works in Riot Acts, the latest offering from publisher and live literature pioneers, Penned in the Margins.
Riot Acts started as an open call to artists to create pieces in response to the August Riots and the return was magnificent. 30 performers of all kinds came back with proposals and of these, four were chosen to be developed in conjunction with Penned in the Margins and Richmix. Continue reading
Posted in Event, Interview, Poetry, Prose, Review, Theatre
Tagged acts, art, birdy, circus kinetica, greg mclaren, hurly burly, icarus, luke wright, ottava rima, review, richmix, riot, sophie woolley, stk international airport, Tom Chivers