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Upcoming events

Weds 9 Sept at 6-8.30pm
Vanessa Vie, Michael Horovitz, Alexander de Cadenet
Carlyle’s House, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea

A poetry soirée with wine and conversation will be hosted by Dan Cockrill, with poetry greats including Michael Horovitz, Patience Agbabi, Francesca Beard, Steven Berkoff, Malika Booker, Eleanor Bron, Pete Brown, John Cooper Clarke, Salena Godden, John Hegley, Adam Horovitz, Libby Houston, Cecilia Knapp, Elvis McGonagall, Kei Miller, poets from Jack White’s Third Man Books and the William Blake Klezmatrix Band featuring Vanessa Vie, Gwyneth Herbert, Annie Whitehead and Peter Lemer.

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Thurs 8 Oct at 7.30pm til late
National Poetry Day
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, W1

Michael Horovitz will be presenting our annual Poetry Olympics/Jazz Poetry SuperJam, whose line-up so far features: the New Departures All Stars (including Ian Smith, Martin Davison & Mark Huggett); the William Blake Klezmatrix band (with Jennifer Maidman, Peter Lemer & my anglo-saxophone); Niall McDevitt, Vanessa Vie, John Hegley and Annie Whitehead’s massed World Music band, alongside others tbc.

Advance tickets for this gig are available @ £7.50 + a 10% booking charge here. If any are left on the night they will be available, first come first served, at the door @ £10.

9-17 July, 11–6pm daily
Notting Hill Visual Arts Festival 2014
This year’s exhibition will include works by Vanessa Vie & Michael Horovitz.
Portobello Photography Gallery, 253 Portobello Road, London W11

Sat 12 July, 11–10pm
Bloomsbury Summer Festival
Vanessa Vie & Michael Horovitz will be performing as part of this year’s Bloomsbury Summer Festival, which runs on both Friday 11th & Saturday 12th. They are scheduled to present a short spot around 3pm and a longer one from roughly 4-4.30pm.
Bloomsbury Square, near Holborn tube stn. Admission free

Wednesday  12 August, 7.30–10.30pm
The Word is your Oyster
Michael Horovitz will be participating both solo, & with Annie Whitehead & Jennifer Maidman, as part of that evening’s ‘The Word is your Oyster’ session on Hackney Downs. You can get a good meal in the café for £5 before 8pm. They also offer a buy one get one half price deal on cocktails and house beers before 9pm. See Facebook page for venue details, plus The Russets website for info about getting there.
Russet Art Café, 17 Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT. Admission £5 on the door

Sat 6 September, 10–5pm
Free Verse 2014 Book Fair
The New Departures/Poetry Olympics/Horovitz table will be overseen by Vanessa Vie + Adam Horovitz & Michael Horovitz. Unconfirmed performance spot in a side-room of the Hall at some point before 4.30pm.
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, nr Holborn tube. Admission free

Thurs 25 September, 8pm
A Slad Century
Featuring Adam & Michael Horovitz.
Stroud Museum in the Park, admission £8.

Friday 3 October, 7.30pm
Poetry Olympics’s National Poetry Week Jazz Poetry SuperJam
Artists booked so far including Pete Brown, Martin Davison, John Hegley, Adam Horovitz, Peter Lemer, Sarah Moule, Simon Wallace & Michael Horovitz. More personnel & other details including how to book ahead to be announced soon, on both the Poetry Olympics & the 100 Club’s websites.
The 100 Club, 100 Oxford St, London W1

2013 releases
Gearbox Records releases All Star Jazz Poetry SuperJams
Three recordings titled ‘Jazz Poetry SuperJam’:
#1: Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead
#2: Ballade Of The Nocturnal Commune / Extra Time Meltdown
#3: Bankbusted Nuclear Detergent Blues

Poetry Olympics needs storage space!
Torchbearer Michael Horovitz is urgently seeking affordably rented storage/studio space in/within a few miles of Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater and Ladbroke Grove areas. Even poetry, art and music productions are on offer as part payment. If you know of available space, please send details from the Contact page.

January 2011
Inge Elsa Laird: obituary
By Michael Horovitz

Picture-Poems and other Artworks 1963-2008 by Michael Horovitz
Art@42, 42 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3HN

Past events

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