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Pyramid Studio TheatrePalmyra Square South,Warrington,WA1 1BL. The Looking Glass Burlesque returns to its Warrington home for our end of year showstopper! What a way to end a year of touring, with a theatrical extravaganza featuring a line-up of international and UK cabaret talent. This year's line-up brings you: Suzie Sequin…
NOTTINGHAM Writers' Studio25 Hockley,Nottingham, NG1 1FH7.30pm – 10.30pmWith Rosie Garland, Gregory Woods, Hayley Green and VG Lee Hosted by Paul Burston with readings from Gregory Woods, Rosie Garland, Vg Lee and Hayley Green.Part of this year's Polari National Tour, funded by Arts Council England This event will be BSL interpreted…
NORTHERN LIGHTS WRITERS' CONFERENCE 2015SAT 14 NOVPrice: £30 / £25Categories: Creative IndustriesCIT and Manchester Literature Festival are delighted to announce the return of Northern Lights for its third annual event. This year, Northern Lights is supported by Writers & Artists Yearbook and the conference will focus on the craft of…
MARCH VIOLETS LIVENovember 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm318 Grand, Chicago Free The March Violets are a British band that first made an appearance in the early eighties, and almost immediately had an impact upon the Independent music scene. At that time Indie meant "not on a Major label",…
Dark Halloween with The March Violets Venue: The Abbey3420 W Grace St,Chicago, Illinois 60618 Doors at 6:30pm and show at 7pm$15 advance and $18 door17+ Y-Not, Last Rites & DJ Scary Lady Sarah Present...Support from New Canyons - DJ Scary Lady SarahTickets at: Click here for tickets The March Violetshttp://www.marchviolets.com/https://www.facebook.com/TheMarchViolets…
Elysium705 Red River St.Austin, TX 78701 THE MARCH VIOLETS featuring William Faith on bass! Local Support TBD Tickets: $13 advance at Click for ticket link $18 at the door The March Violets were a really great band. They were labelmates with The Sisters of Mercy, yet darker and infinitely more…
BAM1045 E Washington Street,Brownsville, Texas THE MARCH VIOLETS featuring William Faith on bass! Brownsville Artists and Musicians is an experimental collaborative of creatives reinforcing the visual and musical underground of our community.
The Korova107 E Martin St,San Antonio, TX 78205, United States THE MARCH VIOLETS featuring William Faith on bass!Support – Hearts FailDJ Sets by Detra & Rickbats Doors: 8:00 PM$10 Presale | $13 Day of Showall ages http://ticketf.ly/1SXcl0z http://www.thekorova.com/ https://www.facebook.com/events/925322030847494/
Sat 24th OctoberTulsa, OKDowntown Lounge25 N Cheyenne DriveOklahoma, OK 74103Phone: (918) 585-9353www.downtownloungetulsa.com The legendary March Violets come to Tulsa!Featuring William Faith on bass.The Secret Post supports, with OKC death rock The Choke opening the night up.Sex and Death! Come one, come all!  
The Masquerade695 North Avenue NE,Atlanta, GA 30308, United States THE MARCH VIOLETS featuring William Faith on bass! 7.30$15 advance all ages http://www.masqueradeatlanta.com/ TICKETS: Click to buy tickets
Recessions1823 L St NW,Washington, DC 20036, United States Sharpen your eyeliner, match your blacks, and for the love of Rozz...boots before corset! It's time to assemble a dark clad audience for an old school fave... Spellbound is pleased to announce: THE MARCH VIOLETS featuring William Faith on bass! Performing live…
THE MERCURY LOUNGE217 E Houston St,New York,NY 10002, United States   THE MARCH VIOLETS LIVE in NYC!FRIDAY OCTOBER 9 w Special Guest PAWNS! Patrick Cusack & Sean Templarproudly presentTHE MARCH VIOLETS(First time in almost 30 Years)Introducing William Faith on Bass! with Special Guests PAWNS! DJsPatrick (Salvation, The Bank)Sean Templar (The…
Kung Fu Necktie1250 N Front St,Philadelphia, PA 19122, United States The March Violets (featuring William Faith) Click to visit KungFu Necktie site Click to buy tickets! $1010pm21+
Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse745 Bound Brook Rd,Dunellen, New Jersey 08812 Eyrie Twilight, in conjunction with The March Violets, call you to the Roxy and Dukes on Friday, October Fourth to witness an occult revival of epic proportions. Hexwork is here, and we've summoned an epic evening for your enjoyment, including…
Cattivo,146 44th St,Pittsburgh, PA 15201,United States https://www.facebook.com/events/505344889627973/ Night Sky Productions present:The March Violets (featuring William Faith)They are supported at the Pittsburgh show by internationally known goth DJ Scary Lady Sarah of Chicago and the Pittsburgh post-punk band Silence $12 advance athttp://marchvioletspgh2015.brownpapertickets.com/$15 at the door http://www.cattivopgh.com/21+, downstairs
Address: 10339 Conant St,Hamtramck,Detroit MI 48212,United States Friday, October 2nd - Small's and Darque Productions LLC welcome:The March Violets perform with William FaithandDJ Scary Lady Sarah with special guestDJ Pleasure Kitten The historic 2-room site with an Art Deco bar & many beer choices hosts national & local rock bands.Doors…
Queerest of the Queer   Venue: Coronet theatre London 19 septCoronet Theatre28 New Kent Road London SE1 6TJ   Click here to buy tickets! 12 HOURS 1 NIGHT 1 Killer line up - including ROSIE LUGOSI on the Cabaret Stage!   Drown out the corporate spectacle of PRIDE with a…
great weather for MEDIA 3MTAfflecks Arcade,35-39, Oldham Street,M1 1JG Manchester£5 entryDoors open 7:00 pm, show starts 7:30 pm great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to return to Manchester, England! Celebrate the publication of our latest anthology, Before Passing, with great weather for MEDIA contributors and special guests. This will be…
JibbaJabba The Banshee Labyrinth (venue 156)29 - 35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG EdinburghTime: 11:05 pm - 12:05 amFree event Yay, Jibba's back and going wild in Edinburgh, bringing you cheeky lil' hour long versions of Newcastle's eclectic epics! I'm guesting on Weds 19th August, along with Kevin Cadwallender & Steve…
Darkness and Light: Exploring the Gothic Thursday, 16 July to Sunday, 20 December 2015 I was honoured to receive and invitation from Liza Leonard to curate a case at this exhibition! I took as my theme Women and the Gothic. I could have chosen a hundred books, easily, but was…
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival – Vampire Night We close the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival and Antwerp Pride with a Lesbian Vampire Night at Red & Blue. We change Red & Blue into a vintage cinema to show the cult movie Daughters of Darkness (1971), about lesbian vampires, directed by the…
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival - Literature evening Venue: Bibliotheek Permeke (Antwerp Central Library Permeke)De Coninckplein 25-26 (entrance Dambruggestraat)2060 AntwerpTickets: 5 euroDoors open 20.00, start 20.30, end 22.30. This evening we are joined by two female authors: the Belgian journalist and writer Gaea Schoeters and the British writer and cabaret chanteuse…
North Manchester FM: Hannah's Bookshelf   Saturday, 25th July 2015, 4-6pm. Listen in to Hannah's Bookshelf on North Manchester FM. As usual, Hannah Kate will be chatting about books she's read and books she loves.It's Hannah Kate's literature show, on every Saturday 4-6pm, where she talks books, writing and related…
The Big Comfy Bookshop Part of Coventry's FIRST Pride! Time: 3-4pmSaturday 27th June Tickets: free! Turn up on the day.Venue: The Big Comfy BookshopUNIT 2F, FARGO VILLAGEFAR GOSFORD STREETCOVENTRY CV1 5EA Join us for an afternoon with Rosie Garland!She will be reading from Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities, talking…
Polari The Southbank Centre,Belvedere Road,London SE1 8XX Time: 7.30 startLevel 5, Function Room Tickets: £5 (concessions £2.50) Rosie Garland heads the bill.Plus Helen Humphries, SJ Naude, Carl Stanley and Talim Arab Rosie Garland reads from her second novel, Vixen.Described as poetic, sexy and deeply moving, Vixen finds a natural home…
Part of Independent Booksellers Week 2015 Bookseller Crow on the Hill50 Westow StreetCrystal PalaceLondon SE19 3AF Time: 7 for 7.30 and finished by 9pm. Rosie Garland will be reading alongside Brooklyn author Kathleen Alcott whose debut Infinite Home is out in July. Click to go Bookseller Crow webpage
Presenting a fund-raiser for Pride in London 2015 in aid of The Queer Alternative The Lexington,96-98 Pentonville Road,N1 9JB London,United Kingdom Time: 19:30–00:00Date: 21 June Compere: Rosie Lugosi     Performances by:JOE BLACKDusty LimitsAvery EdisonEm BruléeKiki LovechildSnake FervorJonathan CollinsRope and BonesAndromada Mystic DJs: Wanderlust, Andy RavenSable, The Scot + Raffle…
Thursday 11th June Poetry Reading in the back roomThe Albert,Victoria LaneHuddersfield HD1 2QF(opposite the Library) 8.00pmFree, all welcomeFour exciting readers:Rosie Garland + others tbc "The Albert will, to future literary historians, be as important a site as those coffee houses that Dr Johnson messed about in; and those trenches that…
Birmingham Alternative & Burlesque Mega-Fair @ The InstituteHosted and emceed by ROSIE LUGOSI The Institute78 Digbeth High StreetDigbethBirminghamB5 6DY Saturday 6th June 11am - 5pm Join us in the Edwardian splendour of Birmingham's most iconic venue for 'The Ultimate Alternative Shopping & Entertainment Experience' only this time BIGGER & BETTER.…
ebb and flo bookshop12 Gillibrand St,ChorleyPR7 2EJTickets available from the bookshop or Eventbrite (link below)£5 (glass of wine included and £2 redeemable against the book). Rosie Garland – reading from Vixen, talking about writing and answering questions!Arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Click link to buy tickets from Eventbrite…

News and Events

  • April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    Manchester Confidential chooses The Night Brother as a must-read Manchester novel!

    Dystopian classics to modern crime - Nine must-read Manchester novels

    “Fantasy, romance, sci-fi, comedy…we’ve got a genre for everyone
    There’s a very good reason Manchester is a UNESCO City of Literature, as we highlighted before its bid to join the prestigious network in 2017. Innovative publishers, diverse bookshops and a lively events scene make it an unrivalled literary melting pot.

    Rosie Garland’s The Night Brother is our historical highlight
    Ever the entertainer, Rosie Garland sung in post-punk band The March Violets and now performs ‘twisted cabaret’ as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. But she’s also a literary maverick with an array of essays, short stories and poetry to her name (much of which she also reads at spoken words events citywide) and three acclaimed novels. Her latest, The Night Brother, navigates themes of gender and identity through two siblings in Victorian Manchester. Rich and Gothic, it’s a must for fans of Angela Carter.”

    https://confidentials.com/manchester/dystopian-classics-to-modern-crime-nine-must-read-manchester-novels

    Written on Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:18
  • April 2020 - The Night Brother - Best Northern Read
    April 2020 - The Night Brother - Best Northern Read

    An unexpected & encouraging piece of news!
    Northern Soul has selected 'The Night Brother' as a Best Northern Read

    Desmond Bullen, Northern Soul writer
    “In days that can seem desolate and uncertain, there’s a lot to be said for windows into a better world and, ultimately, joyfully, that is exactly the view that The Night Brother by Rosie Garland affords. Not that its window seat is cheaply achieved. Far from it.
    Rooted with disbelief-suspending specificity in Manchester at the end of the 19th century, Garland’s novel blossoms compellingly from the exquisite simplicity of its central conceit, one which owes the tiniest debt to the 1971 horror film Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde. Edie and her brother Gnome are joined in a very particular symbiosis, so that their singular sibling rivalry threatens to be the undoing of both. Themes that could be leaden in other hands emerge from the premise with a beautiful lightness of touch, developing into a persuasive fable of inclusivity and self-acceptance. This is a book that sings a rainbow at its end.”


    https://www.northernsoul.me.uk/books-best-northern-reads-part-one/

    Written on Thursday, 09 April 2020 15:26
  • 'What Girls Do In The Dark' - new poetry collection with Nine Arches Press
    'What Girls Do In The Dark' - new poetry collection with Nine Arches Press
    New collection forthcoming in October 2020 from Nine Arches Press

    I’m thrilled to be on the 2020 list of Nine Arches Press!
    I’m in the company of a fantastic group of poets. I couldn’t be happier.

    https://www.ninearchespress.com/about-us/news.html

    “Midlands-based independent poetry publisher Nine Arches Press, which achieved Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation status in 2018, will publish eleven new books of poetry in 2020, from a mix of established and emerging poets from across the UK and across the world…

    Acclaimed novelist Rosie Garland will also join the 2020 list in October with her third full collection of poems What Girls Do in the Dark, a book alive with galactic, glimmering energy. Rosie’s award-winning short and long fiction, poems and essays have been widely anthologised and in 2019 she was selected by Val McDermid as one of the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK.”

    Image: Poets confirmed for the Nine Arches Press 2020 list
    Top: l-r: Jennifer Wong, Rishi Dastidar, Abegail Morley, Geraldine Clarkson, Nina Mingya Powles.
    Bottom: l-r: Peter Kahn, Maria Taylor, Gregory Leadbetter, Rosie Garland, Kate Fox

    Written on Saturday, 08 February 2020 14:20
  • 11th & 12th January 2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet & Mumbai Spoken Fest
    11th & 12th January 2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet & Mumbai Spoken Fest

    I’m deeply honoured!
    The British Council has invited me to read, perform, and present workshops in India…
    I’ve been invited to TWO exciting literary events: Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (11th January 2020) AND Mumbai Spoken Fest by Kommune (12th January 2020).

    I can’t wait – not only for the opportunity to share my work in India for the first time… but to meet so many inspiring writers!

    Written on Monday, 23 December 2019 14:19
  • 10.8.2019 - Val McDermid's 10 most compelling LGBTQI writers in the UK today
    10.8.2019 - Val McDermid's 10 most compelling LGBTQI writers in the UK today

    I’m thrilled to announce that Val McDermid has selected me as one of the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today!

    Val said: “These writers are writing for everyone. These are not words for a niche readership. These are not writings for a ghetto. These are the works of writers who have something to say that can be – and should be – heard by as many people as possible.”

    She continued: “Auden was wrong when he claimed “poetry makes nothing happen”. Words do change the world, reader by reader. They open our eyes, they provoke thought. The work of these 10 writers… will awaken in us fresh delight in the wonder of words.”

    The list was commissioned by the National Centre for Writing and British Council, supported by Arts Council England as part of a two-year programme to promote writing from the UK to an international audience. It also includes the amazing Colette Bryce, Juno Dawson, Juliet Jacques, Keith Jarrett, Kirsty Logan, Andrew McMillan, Fiona Mozley, Mary Paulson-Ellis & Luke Turner.

    The Guardian - The Word Is Out. Val McDermid selects Britain's 10 most outstanding lgbtq writers

    Written on Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:44