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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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.
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Ink is a vital fluid. Ink flows and binds. Ink is as fundamental to the transmission of ideas as blood is to oxygen, as semen to intergenerational conflict. I use ink daily to excise thoughts from my brain, to scratch out a half understood meaning and structure to my stupidity. I have ink on my fingertips. I have ink in my skin, perhaps as a prosthetic personality, but hopefully as a measure of control over form. Ink is a vehicle for essence. Continue reading
Two weeks ago, we had a little spoken word night. If you came along, you’ll remember just how arresting our performers were. If not, we’ve decided to let you in on a little of what went on. After the jump you can hear one snippet from each of the spoken word performers from Annexe Presents… Et Al. (7th June). Enjoy!
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We have a rather special edition of Two Poems today as the poet in question is also performing at our inaugural event tomorrow night!
Poet and actor, Charlie Dupré, started his vocal career spitting bars for various DnB DJs. Somewhere along the line he found his calling crafting poetry and has since astounded audiences across the capital. Drawing from real life, the classics and everything in between, Charlie weaves stories that leave you feeling lyrically sated. We caught up with him recently to chat and record this edition of Two Poems. Hear first, one of his own works and then a poem by poet and playwright, Philip Ridley.
Regrets of the Scottish King
After the jump, you can read a little interview with Charlie in which he talks about Swing n Bass, jury duty and the similarities between Shakespeare and hip hop.
I Am the Boy – Philip Ridley
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Just a little plug about our upcoming event.
The incredible Charlie Dupré has been added to the bill. He’ll be taking to the stage alongside Will Conway, Gloria Sanders, the Instant Theatre and the absolutely amazing Nathan Penlington.
Come along and enjoy a letterpress biscuit with us. Tell your friends. Shout it from the rooftops. Annexe is putting on a show!
That’s a lot of information, but if you want even more, head over to the events page.
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Well, colour us excited!
The inaugural literary event from Annexe Magazine is all planned, prepared and is fast approaching. Everyone in Annexe HQ is positively beaming with the news of our incredible line-up. In the lab, the team is crafting the finest in bunting, biscuits and puns. It’s set to be a firecracker of an evening.
Click the image to see the details grow before your very eyes.
Some of the highlights on the bill include:
You can find out more about them and read more about the whole night over on the events page.
Remember, put the date on your calendar:
Tuesday 18th October
7pm for a 7.30 start
The Charterhouse Bar
38 Charterhouse Street
Closest tube: Farringdon or Barbican (3 minute walk from either)
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