A Happening. Manchester

April 4, 2010

A Happening@Madlab, 8th May 2010

To celebrate the launch of his poetry collection “Extracts from Levona” from Knives, Forks and Spoons Press Adrian Slatcher will be reading on Saturday 8th May, 3-5pm at MadLab, Edge Street, Northern Quarter (directly opp. Common Bar).

“Extracts from Levona conveys the banality of existence in a twenty-first century consumer society with astonishing power. The urgency of the writing and the fluidity of the shifts in theme ensure that this poem does not slip into the inertia of ennui. It is truly fresh and majestic” (Alec Newman)

All are welcome – Adrian Slatcher’s reading will be accompanied by a full supporting cast, see below. Please come any time after 3.00, we hope to start the programme around 3.30 and we should finish about 5.00.


3.00 Opens – browse the bookstall and have a glass of wine
3.25 Introduction & compere – Ms. Shannon
3.30 A Unique Sound Performance by Matt Dalby

Matt is a unique performer. He deconstructs words into sounds, and treats sounds like syllables. A poet, but also a sound artist, each time I’ve seen him it’s been a different, unique piece. As a long time admirer of his work I’m so pleased he’s agreed to perform at this event.

Recent performances from Matt at the Crescent in Salford can be listened to here.

3.50 Films I

“As part of the Tower of Babel Festival at Contact Theatre , Community Arts Northwest ran a film cabaret over a weekend at the Lets Go Global studio in Old Trafford. The weekend was designed to bring together asylum seekers, refugees and filmmakers.”

Film Making with Lets Go Global

Film Making with Lets Go Global

4.00 Adrian Slatcher reads from “Extracts from Levona” – and answers questions about the work.

He can be heard reading (juxtaposition #4) here.

4.30 Films II

4.40 This is Chichi

“This is Chichi is a singer songwriter, girl guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from Manchester, UK. She creates original songs on the six-string by blending unusual songcraft with a unique take on harmony and melody.”

Listen here.

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