Gig List

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To the Circus! BBC Radio 3,29th November,22.00-22.45 The Verb goes to the circus. Join Presenter: Ian McMillan as he chats to Rosie Garland and John Woolf on the world of the Victorian circus. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bs1sProducer: Cecile Wright Poetry & Performance. BBC Radio 3’s Late Night Language Lock-in. Podcast: http://bit.ly/VerbPodcasts
The Looking Glass Burlesque Saturday 23 Nov 2019, 8:00pmPyramid Parr HallPalmyra Square SouthWarringtonWA1 1BL from £11.00/£14.00 The Looking Glass Burlesque returns for it’s 10th Birthday Celebrations. Circus, dancing, singing, comedy, showgirls and more – the finest vaudeville talent around! You’ll never see the same amazing show twice! https://pyramid.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/the-looking-glass-burlesque/
Polari Literary Salon / Bona to Vada your Dolly old Eek! Double bill Fri, 22 November 2019King Edward Street Chapel4 King Edward StreetMacclesfieldSK10 1AB An exclusively bona double bill from some of the best-known names in LGBT+ writing and performance in the beautifully intimate surroundings of King Edward Street Chapel.…
The Next StepWrite Like A Grrl writing course,Manchester I’m delighted to be guest writer at the closing session of The Next Step, Write Like A Grrl.Looking forward to celebrating with everyone who has taken part of the course. We’ll have a Q&A, discussing persistence, developing our writing, and the importance…
Elemental poetry Bolton Central Library and MuseumLe Mans CrescentBoltonBL1 1SE Sat, 16 November 201914:00 – 16:00 GMTFree event Collaborate creatively with Rosie Garland to generate poetry inspired by the elements in a fusion of science and spoken word. Rosie is a novelist, poet and singer with a passion for language…
Poetry Bordello The Voodoo Rooms19A West Register Street,EH22 Edinburgh Presenting the most outstanding revue event in the poetry year!!!! Poetry Circus proudly presents a stunning cabaret night of mouth-wateringly naughty spoken word, deliciously delightful burlesque and heart-pounding physical theatre at the sumptuous Voodoo Rooms with a to-die-for cast led by…
Blackwell's BookshopUniversity Green146 Oxford RoadManchesterM13 9GPThu, 24 October 201919:00 – 20:30 BST An evening of folk horror with Lucie McKnight Hardy & Andrew Michael Hurley Blackwell's Manchester are delighted to be hosting a special evening of folk horror with Lucie McKnight Hardy and Andrew Michael Hurley. They'll be talking to…
Leeds Festival of Gothica Leeds City MuseumCookridge St,LS2 3 LeedsThe event is free The Fashion Show starts at 14:00Doors open at 11:00 Leeds Festival of Gothica and Leeds City Museum have once again joined forces to bring you a day of dark delights.As the home of gothic music we are…
An evening with Rosie Garland The John Rylands Library150 Deansgate,M3 3EH Manchester The John Rylands Library's inaugural writer in residence reads from her new novel for the first time! This exciting evening event will include readings by Rosie from the unpublished manuscript, a Q&A session and a book signing. Rosie…
Guest tutor, the Arvon Foundation Lumb BankThe Ted Hughes Arvon CentreHeptonstallHebden BridgeWest YorkshireHX7 6DF Fiction: Work-in-ProgressMonday October 14th - Saturday October 19th 2019 Delighted to be guest tutor on this Arvon Foundation writing course. (with wonderful tutors Amanda Smyth & Chris Cleave)An inspiring week to focus on a work-in-progress and…
Writing Manchester Gothic: An Audience with Tania Hershman & Rosie Garland Date: Tuesday 15 OctoberTime: 6:30 pm – 8.30pmLocation: LT6, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester, M15 6LLTickets: Free Join us for an evening of readings from the poetry and prose of Tania Hershman and Rosie Garland, two acclaimed Manchester-based writers who…
Rogue Alternative Fair, Manchester Frog and Bucket Comedy Club102 Oldham St,Manchester Tickets: £4 in advance and £5 on the door.Sun, 13 Oct, 01:00 – 17:00 The Rogue Model Management Halloween fair and cabaret returns for another fangtastic instalment With this edition having an array of sinfully naughty delights. Trick or…
Gothic Writing workshop, Clayton Hall Dark Fiction Writing Course at Clayton HallClayton Hall,Clayton Hall Road,Manchester, M11 4RU I’m delighted to be guest workshop facilitator at Clayton Hall in October. Writer-in-residence Hannah Kate leads a six-part weekly writing course (with performance night) in the unique and evocative setting of Clayton Hall.…
Testify Hanky Panky Pancakes20 Commonhall Street,CH1 2BJ Chester,Cheshire Poetry Without The Pretension Come and share your words with us!Whether you're new to poetry or a seasoned professional, all are welcome to come and share their work.Don't fancy performing? Come and watch for an inspiring night Tues 1st October at 7:30pm…
Green Ink Sponsored Write 2019: 10.30am, Saturday 28 September I’m honoured to be one of the writers selected for Macmillan Cancer Green Ink Sponsored Write 2019! Working from homes, cafes and other creative dens across Britain, new and experienced writers will create new work inspired by Macmillan Cancer Support's mission…
Q Story Umbrella Fair PavilionThe Racecourse,Kettering Road,Northampton, NN1 4LG Join us for a day of author talks, readings and spoken word as we celebrate LGBTQIA literature. Please see the "book festival authors” page for details of the authors who will be joining us. The festival is open to LGBTQIA people…
Biconic - Spoken Word for Bi Visibility Day The Font7-9 New Wakefield St,M1 5NP Manchester 19:00-01:00Donation on the door PAYF Join us for a spectacular charity night of spoken word from some of the North West's finest bi and pan identifying poets and writers! We will have poems, games, unicorn…
New Mills Festival FABARET Torr Vale Mill,Torrvale Rd, High Peak SK22 3HS 7.30pm till lateTICKETS £20 (advance) £23 (full) IT’S A FESTIVAL, IT’S A CABARET – IT’S A FABARET! Featuring music, burlesque, acrobats and much, much more, it’s New Mills Festival FABARET, brought to you by ‘the Festival and Music…
Writers in the Bath The Bath Hotel66 Victoria St,Sheffield, S3 7QL Entry: £4Time: 7.30 Love hearing and meeting great poets? It’s second Tuesdays at Writers in The BathWith special guests Rosie Garland & Dawn Gorman! We’re honoured to have guest writers who held us in thrall last time they visited,…
Cabaret Macabre The Fulford Arms,121 Fulford Road,YO10 4EX YorkNorth Yorkshire 7pm till late Join your host, Rosie Lugosi!The Fulford Arms will be transformed to host our Cabaret Macabre show - come and join us to be entertained! We are delighted to have Rosie Lugosi join us as our host for…
Listen Softly: Book Fringe Special Golden Hare Books68 St Stephen StreetEdinburgh EH3 5AQ Wednesday, August 21, 20196:30 PM 7:30 PM with performers Rosie Garland + Jane Bradley + Jamie ThrasivoulouMC’d by Claire Askew & Dominic Stevensonopen mic slots available Don’t miss our Book Fringe special of Listen Softly, our beloved…
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival De StudioMaarschalk Gerardstraat 4,2000 Antwerpen,Belgium Lecture / Cabaret13:30 - 15:00 Rosie Garland, writer and cabaret performer from Manchester (UK), will tell us about the suffragette movement in the UK in a lecture, and jazz it up with a Victorian suffragette song or two.After her talk she…
FaxFiction The Chambers Waterside Arts1 Waterside Plaza,Sale, Trafford M33 7ZF Saturday, July 27, 201918:30 21:00Tickets: £8/£6 Old technology – we all used it, and it’s still there: cassette tapes, floppy discs, videos, 35mm slides, overhead projectors, Ansaphones, games consoles, View-Masters, faxes, Dictaphones, reel to reel, Ceefax…How did we function with…
LGBT+ tour of The John Rylands Library The John Rylands Library150 DeansgateManchester, M3 3EH Saturday, July 27, 201911:15 AM 1:30 PMFree event Towering over Deansgate, The John Rylands Library is one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings.Imposing? Yep. Daunting? Sure. Ever ventured inside? Think it’s not the place for ‘you’? Come…
Pride X Tate Liverpool Royal Albert Dock Liverpool,Liverpool L3 4BB 26 July 2019 at 18.30–22.30FREE EVENT Celebrate Pride in Liverpool with us at our special late night eventWe’re kicking off our city’s Pride weekend with an exciting evening of free talks and workshops. Music will come from House of Suarez…
Polari G-A-Y Manchester63 Richmond StreetManchesterM1 3WB Wed, 24 July 201919:00 – 22:00 Following the recent sell-out success at Heaven, London’s award-winning LGBT+ literary salon rocks up at G-A-Y in Manchester.Expect a night of cabaret, comedy, drama, poetry and performance with a literary bent. Hosted by Paul Burston with author and…
Mslexicon Devonshire Hall,Cumberland Rd,Leeds LS6 2EQ I’m delighted to be facilitating a number of workshops and events over the whole weekend! Mslexicon is a house party like no other.Part brainstorm, part bootcamp, part celebration, it is a chance to nurture your writing craft and career with the help of leading…
Origins of the Outsiders: The New Goths Saturday, 6th July 201912:30pm - 1:45pm The history of goth culture goes far beyond Bauhaus, the Cure, and copious amounts of black eyeliner. In fact, you can trace its roots as far back as the barbarian outsiders of post-Roman late antiquity. In their…
MIX 2019: Experiential Storytelling Monday 1 July, 201912:00 PM – 5:00 PM Bath Spa UniversityCorsham Court campusChurch St,Corsham,Wiltshire SN13 0BZ MIX has established itself as an innovative forum for the exploration of writing and technology, attracting an international cohort of contributors from the UK, Australia, and Europe as well as…
Rewriting the North: Rosie Garland and Livi Michael 27th June 20196.30 for 7pm start The Portico Library57 Mosley St,Manchester M2 3HY The Portico Library and the Centre for Place Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University have come together to organise ‘Rewriting the North’: a series of events celebrating writers and writing…
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