Place Waste Dissent Exhibition at Bank Street Arts on now

Thanks to old friends at Six Project Space, I'm artist-in-residence at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield from Oct 5 - 8. I'm staying with Sarah and Mark (Six Project Space) and will be at Bank Street Arts between 11:00 - 16:00 daily. It's an amazing art space with a lot going on. On Thursday Oct … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent Exhibition at Bank Street Arts on now

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28 July PWD @ Speech Therapy, Nottingham

I'm really looking forward to reading from Place Waste Dissent in Nottingham at Speech Therapy on July 28. Hosted in full technicolour surround-sound stereo by the irrepressable Miggy Angel & John Marriot, Speech Therapy takes place at Bar Deux, 2 Pelham Road, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham NG5 2AO (Opp. The Polish Centre).  There'll be other poets … Continue reading 28 July PWD @ Speech Therapy, Nottingham

Joe Ambrose on Place Waste Dissent

 Arts agitator, writer, film-maker & old mate Joe Ambrose on Place Waste Dissent; ‘I first met Paul Hawkins a fair long time ago and one night over dinner in my Islington flat he told me all about his squatting adventures and life on the road in Spain. Back then he had it in mind to … Continue reading Joe Ambrose on Place Waste Dissent

Reviews round-up

I'm proud to say the book has had some great reviews. This was a great first review by Jackie Law; ‘It is performance art on the page, an installation with time as the third dimension rather than space.’ Read it in full here Thivija Sabanathan at Book Smoke. George Jackson in Ambit Magazine. Peter Boughton … Continue reading Reviews round-up

Guerilla Firm

Art/text from Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press 2015); Guerilla Firm (Hawkins/Clements) Be-bop-a-lu-la Mrs. Pearson compliments of the day to you GCHQ and all that Russian jazz he picks a path between paper interruptions office-delegates punch chunks of shakespeare punch chunks of Shakespeare upon the backs of the women as polygons set red with light and … Continue reading Guerilla Firm

Place Waste Dissent text/collage online at M58

There are three text/collage pages from Place Waste Dissent up on M58  @m58poetry today, you can view them here. Copies of Place Waste Dissent are available from Influx Press. Further Reading ‘Pretty Messy, Fairly Trashed’ – Paul Hawkins Interviewed by Tony White – The Quietus ‘Poet Paul Hawkins raises the ghosts of East London’s “No M11” squat … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent text/collage online at M58

Place Waste Dissent online at M58

There are three text/collage pages from Place Waste Dissent up on M58  @m58poetry today, you can view them here. Copies of Place Waste Dissent are available from Influx Press. Further Reading 'Pretty Messy, Fairly Trashed' – Paul Hawkins Interviewed by Tony White – The Quietus 'Poet Paul Hawkins raises the ghosts of East London’s "No M11" squat … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent online at M58

Steve Spence reviews Place Waste Dissent for Stride

Steve Spence has reviewed new work by Sean Bonney, Rod Mengham and myself at Stride Magazine. 'There's also a sense of collaboration, both in the making of this book, and in its subject of resistance to heavy-handed authority, which combines a collective with an anarchistic outlook. This is social history presented pictorially and in fragmentary … Continue reading Steve Spence reviews Place Waste Dissent for Stride

Ambit Magazine reviews Place Waste Dissent

'Place Waste Dissent is poetry, collage, artist’s book, historical document, political tract. It draws a straight line of folk art from the ‘green man’ of pagan mythology to the DIY zine culture that it emerges from. The book-as-object tells you that it’s different the moment you see it, with heavy black edged pages, thick to … Continue reading Ambit Magazine reviews Place Waste Dissent

Place Waste Dissent book launches

https://twitter.com/Influxpress/status/673235012377051140 We had a packed-out, emotional launch last night at the wonderful Brick Lane Bookshop for Place Waste Dissent - many thanks to Danial Kramb and the bookshop, Gary Budden, Kit Caless, Influx Press, Sarer Scotthorne, George F., Lucy Furlong and all who came, including old friends from the No M11 Link Road and Claremont … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent book launches

Bristol book launch

A heartening and intimate book launch last night at The Arts House in Bristol. There were stunning readings from poets Sarer Scotthorne & Sam Berkson.             It was really good to see the experimental film by John Smith & Jocelyn Pook, Blight, before I read some poetry from Place Waste … Continue reading Bristol book launch

Place Waste Dissent live at #sanctumbristol

Andrew Neil Hayes filmed me reading from Place Waste Dissent at #Sanctumbristol on Friday November 6th. Sanctum hosts a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours, sustained by performers, musicians and bands in a temporary structure within the shell of Temple Church, Bristol. Sanctum is Theaster Gates' first public project in the UK, produced by Situations, … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent live at #sanctumbristol

#sanctumbristol Gospel Blues

Just got in from a 4 am 2 hour reading & discussion about Place Waste Dissent . . .  met some lovely people in pre-dawn ghostly atmosphere at Sanctum, Temple Church, Bristol. Beautiful gospel-blues played by Chasing Whiskey rang out before I read too ....

Back from the printers . . .

Place Waste Dissent is back from the printers. Editor, Landscape Punk and 50% of Influx Press,  Gary Budden is pictured here modelling the front cover. It's out on Nov 12, available from all good bookshops, direct from Influx Press or, if you leave me a message @PlayWDissent , you can order a signed copy direct … Continue reading Back from the printers . . .

Place Waste Dissent at #sanctumbristol

I'm reading the whole of my new avant-garde experimental text & collage book Place Waste Dissent over four performances at Sanctum, a project by Theaster Gates and Situations. Sanctum will host a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours, sustained by performers, musicians and bands, spoken word artists and the visiting casts of theatre productions … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent at #sanctumbristol

Reading at Sanctum, Temple Church in Bristol

Oct 29th - Nov 21st Temple Church Bristol Sanctum I'll be reading from Place Waste Dissent as part of Theaster Gates Sanctum in Bristol. This autumn, a remarkable structure is rising up from within the bombed out remains of Temple Church in Bristol. For 24 days, this 14th century site is being transformed into an … Continue reading Reading at Sanctum, Temple Church in Bristol

Nov. 21st Place Waste Dissent launch & exhibition at The Arts House, Bristol

Influx Press are launching Place Waste Dissent with a free event in Bristol on November 21st. The Arts House in Bristol's Stokes Croft will also be hosting a month long exhibition of prints from the book, as well as the launch night. November 12th - December 10th  - Place Waste Dissent Bristol Exhibition at The … Continue reading Nov. 21st Place Waste Dissent launch & exhibition at The Arts House, Bristol

Place Waste Dissent collage/text part of SIX Gallery exhibition in Bournemouth

Some collage/text art from Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press) will be exhibited by SIX in their Line & Mass series at Meyrick Hall Oct. 27th - 30th, part of the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe. They ran a great gallery in the heart of Boscombe, exhibiting some great work. I held the launch for a pamphlet … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent collage/text part of SIX Gallery exhibition in Bournemouth

pre-order Place Waste Dissent at Influx Press

You can now pre-order Place Waste Dissent at publishers Influx Press from today here It's out on Nov. 12th. There will be a launch event in London and Bristol, details to be announced shortly ...

Road Rage! by Tony White

Writer Tony White is the author of many novels and short stories including Shackleton’s Man Goes South (Science Museum), Foxy-T (Faber and Faber) and Charlieunclenorfolktango (Codex), the non-fiction work Another Fool in the Balkans (Cadogan), and numerous short stories. he is the current chair for the board of London’s award-winning arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm. … Continue reading Road Rage! by Tony White

Blight by John Smith

"Blight was made in collaboration with composer Jocelyn Pook. It revolves around the building of the M11 Link Road in East London, which provoked a long and bitter campaign by local residents to protect their homes from demolition. Until 1994, when our houses were destroyed, both the composer and I lived on the route of … Continue reading Blight by John Smith

Place Waste Dissent released on November 12th 2015

I'm very excited to announce a release date for Place / Waste / Dissent of November 12th 2015, published by Influx Press. Many thanks go out to my editor Gary Budden and press/PR virtuoso Kit Caless for their enthusiasm, drive and vision at this fantastic press, whose list of challenging, site-specific publications of creative non-fiction … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent released on November 12th 2015

26/6 reading at SJ Fowler’s Mahu – Influx residency

SJ Fowler & Sarer Scotthorne @ Mahu - Influx l - r Kit Caless, Linda Mannheim & Gary Budden Good to be reading in such company - Claire Fisher, Linda Mannheim, Kit Caless and Gary Budden of Influx Press at London's Hardy Tree Gallery, generously invited by SJ Fowler as part of his Mahu exhibition; … Continue reading 26/6 reading at SJ Fowler’s Mahu – Influx residency

20 years today – The Munstonia eviction 20/6/94

Twenty years ago today. The eviction of Munstonia, the last house of hundreds in the path of the M11 Link Road through Leyton, Leytonstone and Wanstead. Here are the unedited rushes from the day from Neil Goodwin, with special thanks to photographer and film-maker Julia Guest for her crucial input in making this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeLkNL8MtHk Here's … Continue reading 20 years today – The Munstonia eviction 20/6/94

Stoke Newington Literary Festival (ii)

Bruce Coker on the Influx Press event Squatting London, part of The Stoke Newington Literary Festival 6/6/15

Love Bombs

On Saturday evening I attended a session on squatting in London, hosted by the estimable Influx Press and featuring writer and activist ‘Furious’ George F and poet Paul Hawkins, who together combined passion, humour and rage in roughly equal proportions.

Each, they reveal, came to squatting for similar reasons — necessity, primarily, as seems to have been the case for most of us who’ve ended up living that way down the years — though via very different routes. Hawkins, despite being a veteran of the often-lamented and invariably misunderstood 90s scene, rejects the very notion of nostalgia. The relevance of his experiences of twenty or thirty years ago is palpable in the sections he recites from Claremont Road and in his forthcoming collection, Place Waste Dissent due to be published by Influx in October.

George F could hardly have presented a greater contrast to Hawkins’ calm, restrained delivery. A force…

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Mahu: Influx Friday 26th June London

Mahu: Influx Press - Friday June 26th 2015 - 7pm At the Hardy Tree gallery - 7pm - Free Entry 119 Pancras Road. London, UK. NW1 1UN0 / email steven@sjfowlerpoetry.com for further details A night of eclectic readings from Influx writers and editors, taking in New York stories from Linda Mannheim, experimental squat poetry from Paul Hawkins, … Continue reading Mahu: Influx Friday 26th June London

Roadblock

Thanks to all who came along to hear me and George F. reading during the Stoke Newington Literary Festival at the Influx Press Squatting London Event. As always, it was great to perform with George and to have Gary Budden chairing a provacative Q & A session afterwards. Big gloves to Sarer Scotthorne for the … Continue reading Roadblock

PWD at The Stoke Newington Lit. Festival June 6th

There's some great lit stuff going on at The Stoke Newington Literature Festival this year, including the Influx Press Alternative Voices events, of which I will be reading poetry from Place Waste Dissent along with Geroge F. who'll be reading from Total Shambles followed by a q&a session on squatting and radical space in London … Continue reading PWD at The Stoke Newington Lit. Festival June 6th

Influx Press/George F./Place Waste Dissent in Bristol

Exciting to read w/fellow Influx Press author Gyorgy Furiosa (Total Shambles) last night to an engaging bunch in Bristol at the Hydra Bookshop . . . we did an impromptu turn-taking hour or so of reading which worked really well. On a personal note it was enlightening to hear opinions from everyone present, as well … Continue reading Influx Press/George F./Place Waste Dissent in Bristol