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I’ll be appearing at the Blake Festival in Oxford on January 18th

I’ll be appearing at the Blake Festival in Oxford on January 18th. More information from:

 Inspired By Blake Launch Event
with Philip Pullman, Caspar Henderson, and Iain Sinclair

 When / Where:

Sunday 18th January, 3pm

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford


This panel discussion opens the festival and examines the many different aspects of William Blake, his influence on thought and culture, and his relevance today. The panel features Philip Pullman, President of the Blake Society, Iain Sinclair, author and psychogeographer, whose book ‘Blake’s London’ examines Blake’s relationship with our capital, and Caspar Henderson, whose new book, ‘A New Map of Wonders’,  explores wonder and things that make the world astonishing. Renowned Oxford choral Group Schola Cantorum will begin the evening with a performance of settings of Blake’s poems by Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Tavener, and Oisten Sommerfeldt.

For tickets, please phone 01865 333623, or visit the Customer Service desk in Blackwell’s Bookshop, or for enquiries, please email

“WALKING IS A RADICAL ACT” sold-out – publisher makes it available free online

Solar Luxuriance have made the interview available free online at:
(thanks to the publisher)

“an accidental novel”: iain sinclair interviewed

by John Rogers



BY OUR SELVES at the Battersea Arts Centre

Andrew Kotting and Iain Sinclair

Battersea Arts Centre
8 Dec | 7:30pm

Toby Jones, Iain Sinclair and Andrew Kotting (dressed as a Straw Bear), made a five-day walk from Epping Forest to Helpston in Northamptonshire, following in the footsteps of the poet John Clare.

Clare’s self-imposed march is the spine of the project. A great English pilgrimage, a self-enacted novel in the tradition of Pilgrim’s Progress.

The walk was documented using pin-hole photography and video and has now been edited to form the backdrop for a series of live art performances.

The artist Jem Finer, the singer Macgillivray and the musician David Aylward will support the multi-media performances of spoken word and hypnotic soundscapes. 

Price: ÂŁ15, ÂŁ12 concs


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Granta Presents: Will Self and Iain Sinclair on JG Ballard

25th November 2014, 7pm. Tickets ÂŁ8 including a glass of wine.

Granta Presents: Will Self and Iain Sinclair on JG Ballard

To celebrate the launch of Granta 129: Fate two of Britain’s best contemporary writers will discuss the legacy of one of our most important post-war literary figures.

Will Self has described JG Ballard’s body of work as “the most significant single contribution to English literature in the past half-century”. In ‘Key Stroke’, published in the new issue of Granta, Self reimagines J.G Ballard’s last days, striking the keys of the same typewriter that once sat under Ballard’s fingers. We witness the impulses that ignite each sentence as the narrator wanders through the small London dormitory town of Shepperton, contemplating his life and the nature of art. Ballard has been resurrected, however briefly, in Self’s startling rendering of his consciousness.
Will Self is one of Britain’s best known and critically acclaimed writers. He is the author of five collections of shorter fiction, three novellas and five collections of non-fiction writing, and ten novels, including the Booker shortlisted Umbrella, and most recently Shark.

Iain Sinclair has been celebrated as one of Britain’s most visionary writers whose work has done much to popularise ideas of psychogeography in Britain. His book on David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Ballard’s Crash was hailed by John Gray in the New Statesman as “the most intelligent guide yet to Ballard’s work”. His works include the novels Downriver, Radon Daughters and Landor’s Tower, and the nonfiction works London Orbital, Ghost Milk and most recently American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light.

Will Self and Iain Sinclair will be introduced by Granta’s publisher and editor, Sigrid Rausing.


Iain @ Bread and Roses in Nottingham




More info can be found on the Official Website.