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Evergreen / Friday 30th March 2012, 7pm – 9pm

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Friday 30th March 2012, 7pm – 9pm

VerySmallKitchen present an evening of book presentations, readings, and soup, alongside a one night only exhibition and presentation by poet Márton Koppány.

Readings by Márton Koppány, nick-e melville, David Berridge, S J Fowler, Lisa Jeschke, Claire Potter, and seekers of lice.

For further info contact David Berridge:

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March 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm

The Erotic Book Club: Guillaume Apollinaire’s “Les Onze Mille Verges” (The Eleven Thousand Rods)

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Thursday 29th March 2012, 8pm
Guillaume Apollinaire’s  “Les Onze Mille Verges” (The Eleven Thousand Rods)

One of the most masterful and hilarious erotic novels of all time, pronounced by Picasso to be Apollinaire’s masterpiece. Debauched aristocrat Mony Vibescu and a circle of his fellow sybarites blaze a trail
of uncontrollable lust, bloody cruelty and depravity across the streets of Europe in Apollinaire’s classic erotic novel. Written in 1906 after Apollinaire’s researches at the Enfer section of the Bibliotheque
Nationale in which he encountered the suppressed works of De Sade, Restif de la Bretonne and Andrea de Nerciat, The Eleven Thousand Rods is a startling modern response to these “”old masters”” of erotica.
Length: 128 pages

Bring wine, nibbles and filthy minds.

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March 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm

An evening in process and launch of A Mock Up / Thursday 22 March 2012, 7-9pm

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an evening in process,

Featuring performances, actions and readings from Jackie Chettur, Samantha Epps, Louisa Martin, Charlotte A Morgan, Anna Pickering (with Jenna Collins and Paul Carr), Lucy Pawlak (with Adrian Gillott, Vanessa Hammick, Gary Merry and Gloria Sanders), Aymee Smith and White Room Press (Katie Barrington, Owen Chapman and Christian Tilt)

Ways of Working is a series of publications which act as an exploratory research reader around the ethos and activities of the Escalator Visual Arts programme. The programme is centred on an ongoing series of intensive four-day themed retreats organised at Wysing Arts Centre in partnership with the Royal College of Art MA in Curating Contemporary Art. Ways of Working, published in collaboration with Publish And Be Damned and Unrealised Projects, works with participants of the retreats and expands on ideas generated from, and in relation to the Escalator programme. A MOCK UP, which takes the theme of production as a starting point, is the first in this series of publications.

Among other, a continuation of a conversation (Multiple starts is always good) between Åbäke and Gavin Wade that first appeared in Kaleidoscope Issue 12, 2011. Each front cover quote constitutes one sentence in the conversation. The conversation is dispersed cross a print run of 1,000 copies, it also appears in full at

Contributions from Kit Hammonds, Phyllida Barlow, Charlotte A Morgan, Louisa Hendrikien Martin, Aymee Smith, Jackie Chettur, Katie Barrington, Owen Chapman & Christian Tilt,  Lucy Pawlak, Samantha Epps, Anna Pickering, Cally Spooner, Gareth Bell-Jones, Eleanor Vonne Brown, AND Publishing, Caroline Wright & Christina Millare, Sacha R.A. Waldron, Åbäke & Gavin Wade

Published by Wysing Arts Centre Escalator Visual Arts/ Publish And Be Damned/ Unrealised Projects
Edited by all those on the ‘Print and Production‘ Escalator retreat
Edition of 1,000
B5, 104 pages, soft cover, full color
Cover printed digital offset using variable data, pages printed litho with laser cut bookmark and hand stamped page
ISBN 978-0-9539222-4-6

Ways of Working series conceived by Kit Hammonds and developed with Gareth Bell-Jones, Sam Ely and Lynn Harris

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March 18, 2012 at 8:12 am

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Getting Ready for Publish and be Damned

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March 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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filling in the blanks / Friday 16th March 2012, 6 – 9 pm

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March 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Ladies of the Press* Talk with Paul Buck and Arnaud Desjardin, Saturday 3 March 2012, 7pm

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March 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

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