Monthly Archives: August 2010

eight cuts gallery prize: shortlist

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) As I mentioned the other day, literary prizes suck. SO very rarely do they celebrate the genuine treasures of the literary world, the ones we … Continue reading

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Christopher Al-Aswad Prize: The longllist

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) Tomorrow we’ll be announcing the shortlists for the Christopher Al-Aswad Prize and the eight cuts gallery literature prize. but there was such an incredible response … Continue reading

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Beat This

  (We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) I love the Beat poets. I’ve even themed one of our Year Zero gigs around The Beat. But I really don’t likethe way a … Continue reading

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Literary Prizes SUCK

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) On September 1st, we will be announcing the shortlists for the 2010 eight cuts gallery prize for best literature and Chris Al-Aswad Prize for best contribution … Continue reading

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Oh Good Grief!

The 3-storey chaotic alternative heaven that is Affleck’s in Manchester is the coolest place I’ve been in months. And buried away on the top floor was this place, Good Grief. It sells zines, hand-designed vinyl, and other DIY amazingness. It’s … Continue reading

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Failed Flights of Transcendence

August 26 6-8pm, Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford off Walton St, behind Jude the Obscure “Failed Flights of Transcendence” is how 2010 Booker-Prize nominated author Tom McCarthy described the theme of his last book, Men in Space, and perectly … Continue reading

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Philistine Press

I came across Philistine Press when I was asked to review Rob Sherman’s Valve Works for Pank Magazine (the cover of which you see here, designed and drawn by Sarah Ogilvie). Valve Works is very good, a great combinatinof art … Continue reading

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