Very short notice I know, but today, between 1-2pm, in the Committee Room, 2nd Floor, Manchester Central Library (in partnership with Bloodaxe) there is a free poetry reading featuring Clare Shaw and Jackie Kay.

I won't be at the poetry, but tonight I will be over at Manchester's Common bar, attending the midweek Licktronica event, where the superb Helios will be playing live. Helios's new CD Eingya is gorgeous, wonderful, fabulous ... As is just about everything else on the peerless Type label.

Readers Comments

  1. And talking of poetry - which you were - and Jackie Kay - which you were - and new technology which you were, below - can I draw your attention to the stunning and

    launching at Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE 6.30-8.30 October 3 2006

    ON the video jukebox catch: Jean 'Binta' Breeze, Tom Leonard, Ian McMillan

    On iPoems
    hear the above, plus (eg)
    John Hegley
    Edward Kamau Braithwaite
    tony Harrison
    John Cooper Clarke
    Roger McGough
    Jayne Cortez
    Moniza Alvi
    Matthew Sweeney
    Joolz Denby
    Patience Agbabi
    Adrian Mitchell
    Benjamin Zephaniah

    can it get better than this? Probably not.

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