5 Torrens Street
Gallery/bar opens 6.00pm, performances start 7.00 pm featuring:
Patrick Cosgrove is a London based artist. His work utilizes the body, collage, text, sound/voice, digital, moving image, paper, paint, felt tip, biro, found objects etc. His work often begins with something ready-to-hand or discarded and develops from there.
Stewart Home is an English artist, filmmaker, writer, pamphleteer, art historian, and activist. His novels include the non-narrative 69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess (2002), and the re-imagining of the 1960s in Tainted Love (2005). Earlier parodistic pulp fictions work includes Pure Mania, Red London, No Pity, Cunt, and Defiant Pose which pastiche the work of 1970s British skinhead pulp novel writer Richard Allen and combine it with pornography, political agit-prop, and historical references to punk rock and avant-garde art.
Martin Wakefield is a poet from London. His books include Zugunruhe (2019), Jungle Gym (2021) and Poems You Can’t Colour In (2023) from Hesterglock Press, Emptpy Poems from Sampson Low (2022), and handsfree, a collaboration with Bob Modem (Paul Hawkins), from Steel Incisors (2023). A collection of visual poetry called Propositions. Autobiography. is forthcoming from Moormaid Press. His work has been published in 3:AM Magazine, Osmosis Press, Poem Atlas and Idler Magazine amongst others, and anthologised by Trickhouse Press, Kingston University Press, Steel Incisors, Penteract Press and Hesterglock Press.
Vilde Bjerke Torset is a Norwegian artist and poet based in London. Her publications include the poetry books Apollinaire and Other Horses (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2022), WHAT IT MEANS WHEN YOU DREAMS : A to Z (AFV press, 2021), and the artist book PAREIDOLIA - Dotremont’s Daughter (Timglaset Ltd, 2020). Her performances, including both solo works and collaborations, have taken place at a range of national (UK) and international venues, including The British Museum, The National Centre for Writing, The Poetry Society, Jorvik Viking Centre, and London Rich Mix. She is a member of Norske Billedkunstnere and Norsk Tegnerforbund. She is the founder and curator of SCRYPTH.
Harriet Rose is a writer and poet, studying English Literature at the University of Sussex. Her poems have been published in The Solitary Plover (2023), Snow Lit Rev (2022; 2023), and Fatberg Magazine (2022).
Audrey Szasz (aka Zutka) is a London-based writer with roots in Central Europe. Her experimental narratives combine vivid prose with exotic imagery and transgressive satire. Tears of a Komsomol Girl (Infinity Land Press, 2020) is her first full-length novel. She has been described alternately as ‘the postmodern heir to the disarranged novels of Anna Kavan and more closely, Ann Quin,’ and ‘a deviant genius of surreal and perverse image-play.’ Audrey’s debut in print, Plan for the Abduction of J.G. Ballard (a collaboration with Jeremy Reed) was published in 2019 via Infinity Land Press. In February 2020, Amphetamine Sulphate issued her first solo novella, Invisibility: A Manifesto.
Bob Bright is a poet, yogi and educator based in Kent, with an MA in TESOL and PGDip in Poetic Practice from RHUL. His poems have appeared in publications such as Bedford Square anthology, Vallum Magazine, Pamenar Magazine, Firmament, Permeable and the Seen as Read anthology (KUP). My debut pamphlet 'Gongfarmer, I love thee' was published in 2023 by Sampson Low.
Matthew Sokulsky studied creative writing as an undergraduate at Kingston University, London, and in March of 2023 was commissioned by The National Gallery for his literary work. A selection of his poetry has also been published under the banner of Sampson Low Publishers, London.
Steve Finbow’s fiction includes Balzac of the Badlands (Future Fiction London, 2009), Tougher Than Anything in the Animal Kingdom (Grievous Jones Press, 2011), Nothing Matters (Snubnose Press, 2012) and Down Among the Dead (Fahrenheit 13, 2014). His biography of Allen Ginsberg in Reaktion’s Critical Lives series was published in 2011. His other works include Grave Desire: A Cultural History of Necrophilia (Zero Books, 2014) and Notes from the Sick Room (Repeater Books, 2017), Death Mort Tod - A European Book of the Dead (Infinity Land Press 2019) and The Mindshaft (Amphetamine Sulphate in 2020).
Cameron Wade is a writer, poet and amateur astronomer working in London. He is the poetry editor of 3AM magazine and his work has been commissioned by the National Gallery. He launched his debut chapbook of poetry, I Smell Metal, in January 2023.
Jess Pritchard is a 22 year old screenwriter and poet studying at Kingston University. This is her first poetry reading outside of Kingston. Recently, Jess was commissioned by Heroica, a publishing platform, for a piece in their upcoming issue. Jess is dedicated to performing evoking poems that resonate with audiences.
Safia Kamel is a poet, performer, writer and teacher from London. Her work has been commissioned by The National Gallery and her debut poetry collection SMRT launched in 2022.
Johnny Pulp writes avant-pulp transgressive novels.