Tuesday, 16 May 2017
LIVEwire vinyl launch in Soho, Byline Festival, Last Word Festival and more...
Salena Godden’s brand new 2LP gatefold vinyl release of her critically acclaimed ‘LIVEwire’ album has arrived. The album has been shortlisted for The Poetry Society's Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Salena Godden was also nominated for Best Spoken Word Performer in the Saboteur Awards 2017.
On Friday May 19th, Nymphs & Thugs label present an exciting evening of dynamic, engaging and politically charged spoken word in Soho, upstairs at the glorious L'Escargot. Salena Godden with support from special guest poets, Matt Abbott, Louise Fazackerley and Toria Garbutt ... plus some surprise guests too. Get your Soho Launch Party Tickets here.
Nymphs and Thugs are currently on the 'Summer of LOVEwire' UK tour. Thank you to everyone who joined us in Norwich, Peterborough and Chelmsford!! Next stop Soho! Manchester! Leeds! Derby! Please visit www.nymphsandthugs.net for tickets and info.
Byline Festival June 2nd and 3rd
Salena Godden is Poet Laureate at Byline Festival. Byline is the first festival to celebrate independent journalism and free speech. As part of Salena's role, she will curate The LIVEwire Salon, showcasing N&T poets, poetry's rebels and renegades, saboteur raconteurs...
Find out more at www.salenagodden.co.uk
We're delighted to be able to offer you a unique discount on weekend tickets, using the code SGBYFEST. It runs from 2-4 June in West Sussex, with an incredible range of acts and speakers from various artforms and disciplines. Check it all out at: www.bylinefestival.com
Would you like to join the LIVEwire Salon at Byline festival? Would you like to win weekend passes to Byline Festival and a slot as part of our salon? YES! All you have to do is tweet us tweet-length poems on the theme of the General Election and use the hashtag #LIVEwirepoet and the best tweet wins. We are looking for new voices, poets who might not have a chance to have their work heard, we look forward to reading your tweets. Get tweeting now, throughout the #GE2017 lets fill twitter with resistance poetry... We Tick Other!
This week Salena Godden joins Clive Anderson on Loose Ends, broadcast on May 20th on BBC Radio 4, to talk about poetry, the LIVEwire album and the N&T tour. Listen here
They will also chat about new work-in-progress 'Mrs Death Misses Death' a project which debuts on June 1st at the Roundhouse, Camden, as part of the Last Word Festival. SaltPeter's Peter Coyte will be joining Salena on the Roundhouse stage for this special event which marks 20 years of this trailblazing writing team. Tickets
Vera Chok, Salena Godden and Musa Okwonga on stage with Nikesh Shukla on June 7th for a very special TGI event at the Roundhouse as part of the Last Word festival. There are so many wonderful events happening at Last Word festival - Please visit www. roundhouse.org.uk
The Good Immigrant was released as paperback and audio book on May 4th 2017. The audiobook features essays read by all the contributors. TGI was shortlisted for the #nibbies, for best non-fiction, narrative book of the year in the British Book Awards this month. Nikesh Shukla has launched The Good Immigrant T-shirts - Profits from this t-shirt go to helping to fund a new social enterprise to provide support to writers from marginalised background seeking representation for their work: http://thegoodimmigrant.bigcartel.com
#LIVEwire Double Album - 2LP gatefold vinyl in stock today!!