Wednesday, 30 July 2008

the reading night was brilliant

Okay. So. The first reading night was last night. It was brilliant. After a few technical hitches before the doors opened, and a Challenge Anneka-style taxi ride to Maplins in Cheetham Hill and back, everything ran smoothly.

The readers were ace. Thank you to Tim, Tom, Sian, Martin, Jenn, Shane, Socrates, Graham, Nicholas, Peter and Ben. The standard of reading was superb. Everyone had a really nice time. And thanks also to Tom and Francis - who got up in the open mic slot and read excellent poems.

Chris took some videos, and he'll post them here soon. And once we've stopped feeling a bit sick and funny and congratulating ourselves that it worked out so well, we'll start organising the next one.

If you're interested in reading at future 'there's no point in not being friends with someone if you want to be friends with them' nights, then email us. Or if you just want to say hello or something, then email us, too.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

reading night... t-minus 7 days...

We've got a finalised line up for the first 'there's no point in not being friends with someone if you want to be friends with them' reading night. This is how the night will proceed, with who will be reading, and the order they will read in. Hopefully. Fingers crossed. 'If all goes to plan'.

Tim Russell
Tom Jenks
Sian Cummins
Martin Molloy
Jenn Ashworth


-open mic-

-short break-

Shane Jones
Socrates Adams-Florou
Graham Foster
Nicholas Royle
Peter Wild

-very short break-

Ben Davis (comedy)

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

the opening night is booked

please come to the Deaf Institute on Oxford Road, at 8pm, on Tuesday the 29th of July, and buy a drink or something and then go downstairs to the basement bar (near the toilets) and hang around and maybe feel a tiny bit awkward if you're on your own, and then hear people read their poems and stories. if you have something you've written, bring that along, as there will be a few 'open mic' slots, too. maybe talk to someone about their reading afterwards. maybe go to the bar again. maybe go outside for a fag. i don't know.

so far, readers include: Nicholas Royle, Peter Wild, and Graham Foster. there will also be a stand up comedy set from Ben Davis.

please check back, as we'll post a full list of scheduled readers once they're confirmed.

in the meantime, please join our facebook group and friend us on myspace.