Well, it’s a new year, and I’m happy to say I’ll be starting it off with a gig down in Cornwall, performing in a line-up selected by the brilliant purveyor of fine words that is Telltales.
Telltales at the Hall for Cornwall looks set to be a powerful evening full of drama and delight. Bringing you 8 writers, each with their own take on ‘This Mortal Coil’ – so expect life’s stresses, being human, making mistakes, mortality, death, birth and everything between!
There’s an eclectic line-up with a little bit of something for everybody, including sci-fi writer Ben Power; rising talent Aaron Kent; award-winning writer Felicity Notley and her story The Foot; My Cornwall competition winner Douglas Bence who’ll be sharing his story An Unexpected Guest; lots more from Nic Robey, Mary Mcstecky, and Alan Robinson; and a 5-minute performance poem from me, called This is not my story.
This event is part of the Hall for Cornwall’s series of ‘Platform Events’ that take place in their Assembly Rooms. Tickets are free, but seats are limited to just 80 and must be booked in advance as when we last checked there were only about 10 left. So…
Follow this link to BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW.
See you there!
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Tagged Aaron Kent, Alan Robinson, Ben Power, cornwall, Douglas Bence, Felicity Notley, Hall for Cornwall, live, Mary Mcstecky, Nic Robey, nick jarvis, poetry, telltales, writers
Perhaps it is true what they say about third time lucky!
I’ve just been informed that the beautifully designed Parabola Project will be publishing some of my poems in its next issue.
If you’re not familiar with the publication, here’s a few words from their website:
“The Parabola Project is the brainchild of Telltales, a reading night launched in October 2008 with the goal of showcasing, motivating and inspiring creative writers from Cornwall and beyond. […] Telltales represents talent from across the writing spectrum, programming and publishing everyone on an equal footing […] showcasing captivating words alongside stunning imagery to inspire readers and writers everywhere.”
For more information about the Parabola Project, or to buy copies of Issue II: Origins, or for lots of other exciting content such as interviews with writers featured so far in The Parabola, head on over to their website and when you do, be sure to hit their main page several times as each time it refreshes you get a new image from the book in the background and some of them are really rather nice.
The Parabola Project Issue III is due out at the end of Nov 2012, so I’ll be in touch with more info about the launch and such nearer the time.
On Friday 27th July 2012, Gender Matters will be holding their fund raising Summer Party. In addition to what promises to be a delicious 3-course meal there will be entertainment from Chrisie Edkins, a trans celeb and model, ‘DJ Tony’ spinning his tunes, and myself doing some performance poetry. For more info: www.gender-matters.org.uk.
For tickets (£15) contact email@example.com or 01902 744424 .
I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be having a poem published (and illustrated!) in the fantastic Inc. Magazine next month! And as if that wasn’t enough already, they’ve also put my poem on the poster and asked me to perform at the launch party. Apparently the last one was like a kind of “poetry rave” and that’s the sort of rave I like the sound of!
There will be live music, illustration, and of course, poetry, from the likes of Mr Gee – poet for the BBC’s award winning Russell Brand Show, Catherine Brogan – the 2011 BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam champion, and Dan Simpson, Toby De Angeli, Gary from Leeds, Marta Owczrek, Anya Pearson, Will Coldwell, and me.
For full details and links to more information about all the performers, go to Inc. Magazine’s Homepage or the Facebook Event Page.
So if you’re in London on May 30th, do come to The Book Club, 100 Leonard St, EC2A 4RH, for 7pm and join in the fun. Tickets are £5 and include a free magazine!
Posted in Events, Performance, Publication News
Tagged Cat Brogan, Dan Simpson, Gary from Leeds, Inc Magazine, london, Mr Gee, nick jarvis, party, poetry, shorditch, the book club
As part of the Newquay Art8 Arts festival, this seaside-surf-fest of a town will be holding its first ever Poetry Slam, hosted by the comic poet and singer Rob Barratt. Apparently there’s even be a spot of cash promised for the winner!
So get on down to The Watershed Cafe, 3-5 Bank Street Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EP on Wednesday April 18th @ 7.30pm and let’s slam.
For more info, contact Alan Robinson on 07947 341845 / firstname.lastname@example.org
A one-day writing course with
In this practical one day workshop, the Falmouth poet Nick Jarvis – whose work has been showcased at Port Eliot, Telltales and The Night is Red here at the Poly – will lead this workshop alongside Mac Dunlop – the Caravanserai Project Writer and performer. Together they will guide participants through some innovative approaches to inspiration and narrative.
Expect fun, thought provoking, writing warm ups, followed by a seminar session focusing on teasing stories out of the everyday.
We will take a look at how rules, structure and form can literally become sources of inspiration – not to mention how they can help to beat that infamous ‘writer’s block’.
The day will conclude with an optional ‘Recording Your Own Words’ session – an introduction to spoken word reading, performing and listening skills that can add to developing your written work. (And don’t worry, if you don’t want to read out your own work, that’s absolutely fine!)
To book a place go to The Poly Website, phone 01326 319461, or drop in to the box office (Mon-Sat, 10-4).
For more info, please leave a comment below or send an email to email@example.com
Posted in Workshops
Tagged audio recording, courses, Inspiration, mac dunlop, nick jarvis, poetry, technique, the poly, voice, workshop, writer's block, writing
The next installment of the Massive Dragon Solace collective presents enough music and poetry to fill a bag for life.
Every little helps. Please bring your ears.
SARAH R-K – soulful vocal melodies and ethereal finger-picking style
MICHAEL MILNER – who brings the surreal into the everyday and reads poetry like wine runs down a glass
ELLIOTT SUTCLIFFE – you’ve heard him with his wolves, but now hear him alone, baring his sensitive side over 12 string folk/rock/blues/country
NICK JARVIS – that’s me! Performing some poems and being your congenial host for the evening.
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Tagged acoustic, Elliott Sutcliffe, guitar, jacob's ladder inn, live, michael milner, Music, nick jarvis, poetry, sarah r-k
Following the success of the first Caravanserai and Courtyard Deli Art’s Cafe collaboration, we are pleased to invite you to another evening of entertainment and fine feasting. This time our festive excuse will be that of St. Valentine, bringing you the delicate delights of Asian-inspired cuisine and alternative takes on the theme of love.
Following great public demand, we will have the heartfelt and inspiring words of Danielle Allen joining us this time. Mac Dunlop will host the evening, introducing Rob Barratt, Seamus Carey, and myself, and together we will be looking at the funny, the touching, and the cynical sides of lurrrrve.
At only £20 a head, it’s kind of like a fancy meal out with the entertainment thrown in for free, which is a pretty good bargin really. So come treat your lovers, friends, family, or just your wonderful self!
Tickets are available IN ADVANCE ONLY by dropping in to The Courtyard Deli, or by phoning 01326 319526.
For more info, including full menu, click here, or visit the Facebook Event here.
And here’s Danielle performing live at one of the fantastic Neutral Norway events…
Posted in Events, Performance
Tagged 2012, asian, cabaret, Danielle Allen, dinner, entertainment, food, mac dunlop, Music, nick jarvis, poetry, rob barratt, Seamus Carey, valentine's day
Tune in to SourceFM Radio today, 1-2pm, to hear a special broadcast of live recordings made at the Caravanserai Yuletide Cabaret Dinner earlier this month.
Featuring Mac Dunlop, Nick Jarvis, Seamus Carey, Rob Barratt, Caroline Carver & Michael Carver
Listen online here: http://www.thesourcefm.co.uk/listen
Posted in Performance, Radio
Tagged caravserai, caroline carver, christmas, live, mac dunlop, michael carver, nick jarvis, poetry, radio, rob barratt, Seamus Carey, source fm, xmas
The refrigerator-inspired-collective is back! Bringing you an inappropriately warm and intimate evening of words and song, midway between Christmas and New Year.
This time Elliott Sutcliffe and I are joined by the fantastic and always entertaining poet, Mac Dunlop, and the only man who can make the alphabet simultaneously funny and romantic Kieran Haynes and his owl Windom.
It’s Mac’s birthday the day before, so come along and let’s help him celebrate by seeing how much Guinness he can drink before he falls down.
Jacob’s Ladder Inn, 29th December, 9pm.
Here is a video of Kieran:
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Tagged Elliott Sutcliffe, folk, gig, Jacob's Ladder, live, mac dunlop, Massive Dragon Solace, nick jarvis, poetry, Silent Cleeb, spoken word