[Remember, dear reader, that this is a duplicate article. All Annexe fare goes up directly on http://www.annexemagazine.com now]
Michael Schuller reviews James Brookes’ impressive debut poetry collection.
In the practice of woodturning, the block is placed against the lathe, which cuts against it on each rotation to expose a cross-section of the grain. That image – of the revealing of a mesmerising pattern latent in the structure of the material itself – is as close as I can come to summarising the poetry of James Brookes. He is a poet who has an unusual command of the language, the sort of writer that one images sites in front of a pile of books with a scalpel, rather than a page with a pen. Continue reading
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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Tagged Abe Christie, annexe, Charlie Dupre, event, interrobang, james brookes, ladies of the press, Will Conway, zines
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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Tagged annexe, Charlie Dupre, charterhouse, Et Al, event, james brookes, listen, phil mann, Poetry, soundcloud, Spoken word
Thank you everyone who came along to our event on Thursday. We had an absolute blast and we hope you did too. If you couldn’t make it, we’ve got a few tidbits to show you what went on. Starting with a few photographs of the night.
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Tagged alexander audio, annexe, baked treats, ben dodson, book swap, Charlie Dupre, eko, Et Al, james brookes, komal verma, odyssey, phil mann, photography, zines
The time has come! This Thursday, we open our doors for an amazing night of spoken word, theatre and music. If you haven’t already put the date in your diary, it starts at 7pm. We’ll have all manner of fun and games to keep you entertained before the acts start. And once they do… Well, we’ve got a few treats in store for you.
You might have noticed an extra name on the bill. That’s right! We’ve brought an extra special guest along for the show, the brilliant Benjamin Dodson. He crafts a particularly special kind of sound. Mixing bubbly synth sounds with sweeping harmonies, Benjamin will keep us grooving into the night.
Alongside that we’ll have a zine stand, and baked goodies so bring a little pocket-money. Plus, there’ll be the Annexe classic, the bookswap. Bring along a book that you might want to share. Something you’ve read and think someone else out there might like. Who knows? You might find your next great read amongst the books on show.
Annexe and EKO present… Et Al.
38 Charterhouse Street
Closest tubes: Barbican, Farringdon (about equidistant)
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Tagged annexe, benjamin dodson, Charlie Dupre, charterhouse, eko, Et Al, farringdon, james brookes, little friday theatre, london, smithfields
The time has come once more for us to throw one of our celebrated literary evenings! This event sees us teaming up with the brilliant EKO to bring you some of the finest live literature talent the city has to offer.
Posted in Annexe Travelling Library, Event, Funnies, Meanwhile..., Poetry, Prose, Theatre
Tagged annexe, Charlie Dupre, charterhouse, eko, farringdon, fund, fundraiser, james brookes, little friday theatre, raiser, the odyssey