Launching The Other Side of Sleep: London, Lauderdale House

We’ve already posted some of the video from the London Launch of The Other Side of Sleep for Simon, Alwyn and Kate.

Here are snippets of the other performances from the evening.

Adrienne Silcock, Rhythms

Jeremy Dixon, In Retail (XXIII)

Sarah Lawson, Revenant

Anne Macaulay, I went to the market and I bought…

Lisa Rose reading Troy: Seven Voices on behalf Jennifer A McGowan

last chance to see…

Our Cover Artists Exhibition at Lauderdale House closes soon, your last chance to see the pictures ‘in the flesh’ is this Sunday. There have been modest sales, but we’d really like all the artists to go away with at least one picture sold. They are a brilliant, diverse lot, and the exhibition looks terrific (though I say it myself, who curated and hung most of it!)

If you are thinking, I can’t possibly afford a piece of original art, then two of the artists have limited edition books with their illustrations in, for a very modest sum, which will obviously be an investment for when they are famous… more info in the catalogue

Obviously you can buy direct from the artists at any time, contact details for all of them here but there is something about seeing their work together, on the wall, that is rather special!

Ed Boxall

Ed Boxall

Annie Rickard Straus

Annie Rickard Straus

Karen Keogh

Karen Keogh

Zoe Ann Lee

Zoe Ann Lee

Melina Traub

Melina Traub

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Kevin Threlfall

Launching The Other Side of Sleep: Naming: AD 2006

Some of our poets are very obliging about helping to promote The Other Side of Sleep, here is Alwyn Marriage reading at Oxford and London

There are messages buried in this poem, but without Alwyn to explain them you are unlikely to discover them…

We have lift off

The Other Side of Sleep is well and truly launched – Oxford on Tuesday, London yesterday, and Brighton tonight. I’ll keep it brief got to get packed up – come to Bom-Bane’s Cafe George Street Brighton (not Hove, actually, in this case) tonight  8pm (IT’s NATIONAL POETRY DAY) for poems by Elinor Brooks, Jill Sharp, j.lewis, Andrew McCallum, and Sam Small read by Elinor, Jonathan Rice and Kevin Cherry. Plus music from Jane Bom-Bane.

In the meantime compare and contrast two readings of Orion by Simon Brod, the first half from last night at Lauderdale House, the second from Tuesday at Albion Beatnik. We had a great time at both and look forward to a tremendous evening in Brighton.

Publication Day for The Other Side of Sleep

Well. We are now officially publishers of poetry!

other side of sleep actual books

The Other Side of Sleep is available from all the best bookshops and direct from us of course, via our partners Inpress, or at the multitude of launches around the country over the next few months. Do come along to any of them, but please let us know you are coming for the London one as we want to know how much wine to get! (use the contact us page)

30th October 7.30: Oxford at Albion Beatnik, 34 Walton Street OX2 6AU on   Readings from poets Alwyn Marriage, Angela France, Elinor Brooks, Jennifer A McGowan, Jill Sharp, Kate Foley, and Simon Brod. (this is combined with an earlier reading at 6, from our young adult novel, Devilskein & Dearlove.)

1st October, 7:30: North London at Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill N6, which is combined with an art exhibition by our cover artists, much more information about this one here.

2nd October, 8pm: Brighton at Bom-Bane’s cafe 24 George St, Brighton BN2 1RH. with readings from Elinor Brooks and Jill Sharp, who are joined by actors Kevin Cherry and Jonathan Rice, reading for our more far-flung poets.

In November we move on to South London and Middlesbrough, and we are still looking for a Scottish gig, if anyone can suggest somewhere?

 

 

Launching The Other Side of Sleep

When you put together an anthology, there’s a tendency to have authors all over the place, which makes choosing a venue for a launch tricky, so we decided not to bother for The Other Side of Sleep – choosing that is – and have several!

Final Cover Design for The Other Side of Sleep. Copyright Zoe Lee

Cover Design by Zoe Lee

We are kicking off in Oxford at Albion Beatnik, 34 Walton Street OX2 6AU on 30th October at 7.30  Readings from poets Alwyn Mariage, Angela France, Elinor Brooks, Jennifer A McGowan, Jill Sharp, Kate Foley, and Simon Brod. (this is combined with an earlier reading at 6, from our young adult novel, Devilskein & Dearlove with actor Peter Noble.)

The next day (1st October, 7:30) we are in north London at Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill N6, which is combined with an art exhibition by our cover artists, much more information about this one here.

And then, on 2nd October at 8pm we are in Brighton at Bom-Bane’s cafe 24 George St, Brighton BN2 1RH. with readings from Elinor Brooks and Jill Sharp, who are joined by actors Kevin Cherry and Jonathan Rice, reading for our more far-flung poets.

November: 8th Middlesbrough (p.a.morbid, Brian Johnstone, Adrienne Silcock, Alwyn Marriage), 15th Amsterdam (Kate Foley, Simon Brod, Robin Winckel-Mellish plus music), 19th South London (Inua Elams, Sarah Lawson, Anne Macaulay, Jeremy Dixon) more details as we finalise them; we hope to hit Scotland at some point, and will be at Keats House, Cheltenham and Swindon poetry festivals and Grange over Sands next year.

If you have a bookshop or library or other literary venue and would like some of our poets to come and read for you do get in touch!

 

 

VIP invitation to the Launch of The Other Side of Sleep

Invitation to the Launch of The Other Side of Sleep

Osos launch invitation copySupport our crowd fund campaign for Solstice Shorts Festival by £15.00 or more and get an Invitation to the combined launch of The Other Side of Sleep Arachne Press’ first Poetry anthology, and the private view of our exhibition of artwork from our cover artists, From London Lies to the Other Side of Sleep.

In the Long Gallery at Lauderdale House in Highgate, 1st October 7.30pm, your invitation will include at least one glass of wine, plus chatting with poets and artists, and a copy of the book signed by the cover artist, Zoe Lee and as many of the poets as are there on the night, and any others who are at the Oxford reading the night before.

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The Other Side of Sleep London Launch

We are launching our newest book, The Other Side of Sleep in a series of events over the end of September and beginning of October. This is the (north) London one, being held in conjunction with our very first Art exhibition. The book is another first for us, as it is poetry.We always said we’d do poetry and now here we are doing it. In Style, with Long Narrative poems, minimum 40 lines (if you have ever thought about sending poetry to a publisher or a competition you will understand the significance!) Other launches, minus art work, in Oxford and Brighton, and later in south London, Middlesbrough and Amsterdam!

Osos launch invitation copyJoin poets Adrienne Silcock, Alwyn Marriage, Bernie Howley, Elinor Brooks, Jennifer A McGowan, Jeremy Dixon, Kate Foley, Sarah LawsonSimon Brod, and possibly others for readings, chat, a modest amount of drink, and books, obviously. Possibility of music, possibility of Cake… although it’s a very busy week so possibly not cake. All happening at

The Long Gallery, Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill N6 5HG

(REALLY sorry, owing to great age of the house there is no lift to the long gallery).

PLEASE RSVP if you would like to come.