Date: Wednesday 20¬†January 2016
Time: 19:00 ‚Äď 20:30*
Location: Cubic Theatre
Tickets: Adult ¬£10; Concession ¬£8
Join Iain Sinclair for an account of his London adventure – where he explores the city through a day‚Äôs tramp around the circuit of the London Overground railway, or the Ginger line. Shortly after rush-hour and accompanied by a companion, Sinclair begins walking, and along the way encounters strange and familiar places, summoning memories of friends and culture heroes and showing the shifting, changing city from new and surprising angles.
Mark Smalley, the producer of Open Country, tells me that the programme on the Paviland Cave is linked ‘for a long time to come’.
Writer Iain Sinclair seeks the UK’s oldest burial site in a cave along south Gower’s windy clifftops. The ‘Red Lady of Paviland’ was interred in a cave 26,000 years ago, the bones decorated with red ochre. But,as he tells Helen Mark, “she” was in fact a he, buried with jewellery and alongside a mammoth’s skull. This was at a time when the Bristol Channel was a tundra landscape.
Best known for his psychogeographic journeyings through unloved modern landscapes and wastelands, such as the M25 perimeter, Sinclair explains to Helen why he’s drawn back to the ancient past in this part of south Wales, a place of childhood holidays, and the subject of his latest book, ‘Black Apples of Gower’.
He’s joined by archaeologist Ffion Reynolds, who’s a specialist in prehistoric sites, and antiquarian bookseller Jeff Towns.
Producer: Mark Smalley.
The website for the journal in which Iain’s recent publication Westering appears – Bricks From The Kiln – is now live, and orders are being taken online:¬†www.b-f-t-k.info
A few copies of the separate edition of Westering published by Test Centre are still available: http://testcentre.org.uk/product/westering/
Far-reaching and affecting conversation covering Andrew‚Äôs work, methods, inspirations and outlook. Useful and engaging background on Andrew‚Äôs working relationship with Iain Sinclair.
54 pages of original content; stab-stapled; straw, snow and granite textured¬†paper; colour cover; inner content double sided; trimmed short of A4. Original cover by Craig Turnbull.
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with Iain Sinclair, Lee Rourke, Suzanne Joinson & Julian Bell
Date:¬†Tuesday 8 December
Venue:¬†All Saints Centre
Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LE
Three critically acclaimed writers and a writer/painter discuss the inspiration they draw from the South of England, and Sussex in particular; its landscapes, towns, characters and history.
Join us for an evening of remembered walking, wandering, exploration and observation. What is it we love or love to hate about the South? What is it about a place that gives us inspiration?
Iain Sinclair is a leading novelist, poet, filmmaker, avant gardist and psychogeographer. He has lived in (and written about) Hackney, East London, since 1969. His novels include Downriver (Winner of the James Tait Black Prize & the Encore Prize for the Year‚Äôs Best Second Novel), Radon Daughters, ¬†Landor‚Äôs Towerand Dining on Stones (which was shortlisted for the Ondaatje prize). Non-fiction books, exploring the myth and matter of London, include Lights Out for the Territory, ¬†London Orbital and Edge of the Orison. In recent years, he has also developed strong links with St Leonards-on-Sea and the south coast.
Suzanne Joinson¬†is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction whose works has appeared in, among other places, the New York Times, Vogue, Aeon, Lonely Planet and the Independent on Sunday. Her first novel, A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar (2012) was translated into sixteen languages and was a national bestselller. She lives in Sussex.
Lee Rourke is the author of the short-story collection Everyday, and two novels:¬†The Canal, (winner of the Guardian‚Äôs ‘Not The Booker Prize’ 2010) and Vulgar Things(2014). He lives ny the sea.
Julian Bell is a painter living in Lewes, Sussex. Besides painting, he writes about art for various magazines and has also written several books including What is Painting? -Representation and Modern Art (1999) and Mirror of the World: A New History of Art(2007).
This event is part of the Reading the South project, presented in association with LLL.¬†Reading the South is a reading and creative writing campaign run in collaboration with East and West Sussex libraries. Its aim is to encourage people to explore what the South means to them through the work of a number of contemporary authors who either live in the South or have been influenced by the region in their work.
Tickets: ¬£8.00 advance ¬†/ ¬£10.00 on door
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