EWI - Paul Hawkins aka Bob Modem

CURATORIAL - EVENTS/EXHIBITIONS [curated or co-curated]


NO POETRY DAY Oct 6︎︎︎ a ten year plan

Photo Poetry SURFACES : exhibitions, events & publications co-curated with Astra Papachristodoulou & David Solo. Website︎︎︎

June 17 - Dec 31 SURFACES exhibition feat. Liz Berry / Tom Hicks, Jamila Lyiscott / Laurent Chevalier, Vik Shirley, Silje Ree, James Knight, Astra Papachristodoulou, Sarah Cave / Dragana Jurisic, Amak Mahmoodian, Sophie Herxheimer / Chris McCabe, Paul Hawkins & SJ Fowler / Bård Torgersen. In collaboration with Bristol Photo Festival 2021. View︎︎︎

June 17: SURFACES exhibition launch event feat. a panel discussion with Chris McCabe, Jon Nicholls, Federica Chiocchetti & David Solo and performances/discussion with Liz Berry / Tom Hicks, Astra Papachristodoulou, James Knight, Laurent Chevalier, SJ Fowler, Sarah Cave / Dragana Jurisic, Paul Hawkins & Vik Shirley watch︎︎︎

SURFACES exhibition catalogue (Hesterglock Press, 2021) £12 buy︎︎︎

July 3 - July 31: Poetry Without Words exhibition at Boston Tea Party Cafe, Stokes Croft, Bristol, open daily between 8 - 5- all work made by participants of #PoemBrut workshops for Second Step Bristol Recovery College, workshops run by Ali McAllister & Paul Hawkins, preview ︎︎︎here


Aug 15 - Sept 5: NeoptiCo Collectiv launch exhibition + book launch Astropolis (Hesterglock Press, expanded 2nd edition) by Astra Papachristodoulou at Poem Atlas. Feat. Paul Hawkins, James Knight, Jacqueline Ennis Cole, Silje Ree, Astra Papachristodoulou, Stephen Emmerson, Steve Ryan, Konstantinos Papacharalampos, Sarah Cave, Yvonne Litschel, Martin Wakefield and Karen Sandhu. Curated by Astra Papachristodoulou & Paul Hawkins. View︎︎︎


March 15: ANATHEMA – experimental poetry in Bristol w/ Pascal O’Loughlin, Sarah Cave, Paul Hawkins & James Knight £3 @ Storysmith Books, Bristol. Curated by PH.

June 20: original plus DUB anthology launch – The Pelican, Peckham, London w/Christian Patracchini, Richard Skinner, Iris Colomb, Sally-Shakti Willow, Dolly Turing, Paul Hawkins, Lizzy Turner, Steven Mooney, Neil Sparkes, Rishi Dastidar, Patrick Davidson Roberts & Astrid Alben. Curated by Richard Skinner & Paul Hawkins.

July 25: Unfinished Memmoirs of a Hypocrit book launch II + Hesterglock/Prote(s)xt Press event at the Mayday Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC1 w/performances & readings from SJ Fowler, Pascal O’Loughlin, James Caley, Katy Wareham Morris, David Turner, Matthew Turner, James Knight & Sally-Shakti Willow. Curated by SJ Fowler & Paul Hawkins.

2017 - 2018

ANATHEMA:  A reading series for experimental poetry and performance in Bristol

Bristol venues : the Arnolfini Centre for Modern Art, Hamilton House, Storysmith Books, Spike Island

Twelve events featured Tony White, JR Carpenter, Sarer Scotthorne, Rowan Evans, Camilla Nelson, Felix Bazalgette, Sarah Hayden, Lila Matsumato, Sally Shakti Willow/Joe Evans, Redell Olsen, Iain Morrison, Nick-e Melville, Anne Laure Coxam, Holly Corfield-Carr, Wanda O’Connor, Matti Spence, Julia Lewis, Vik Shirley, Eliza Gregory, Vincent Rymer, Sophie Marsh, Zoe Skoulding, Dan Eltringham, Mary Patterson, Sam Walton, Jo Walton, Laura Denning, Katy Wareham-Morris, Ruth Stacey, Stephen Lightbown, Calum Hazell, Lucia Sellars, David Hawkins, Isadora Vibes, Emily Critchley, Eley Williams, Emelia Weber, Jonathon Mulcahy, Tom Betteridge, Sarah Cave/Anna Cathenka, Bruno Neiva, Luke Thompson, Paul Hawkins, Aaron Kent, Sarah Cave, Andy Fentham, Nic Stringer, murmeln, Rowan Copeland & The Hands of Heron, Carrie Etter, Meghann McKeague, Justin Katko, Lucy Beynon, Rhys Trimble, Iris Colomb, Amy McAuley, David Turner, Frances Presley, Tilla Brading/Laura Elliott, James Knight, Pascal O’Loughlin, Karen Sandhu, Sophie Seita & Rhodri Karim. 

ANATHEMA website︎︎︎


April 28: Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Bristol & Lou Ham book launch at Rough Trade Records, Bristol 2.30pm FREE with Lizzy Turner, Clive Birnie, Vik Shirley, David Turner, Sarer Scotthorne & me & I’ll be launching Lou Ham:RAS. Curated by Paul H.

May 5: Hesterglock / Poem Brut @ Spike Island A Spike Island Open Studios event with pop-up art exhibits, the making of a communal cut-up art poem, films, mass participation readings, interactions, performances, books for sale. Curated by Paul Hawkins feat. Sarer Scotthorne / Christian Patracchini / Isadora Vibes / David Turner / Vik Shirley / Peter Jaeger / Camilla Nelson / Clive Birnie / Lizzy Turner / Liz Zumin / Paul Hawkins. Spike Island 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX.1.30 – 5.00 FREE ENTRY. 


June 21-24: diisonance exhibition of collaborative prote(s)xt art by Steve Ryan & Paul Hawkins, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. Curated by Ryan & Hawkins

June 23 diisonance – 18.30 experimental collaborative poetry & performance at Bank Street Arts – Sarer Scotthorne, Miggy Angel, Rowan Evans, Leire Barrera, Dan Eltringham, Linda Kemp, Roy McFarlane, Paul Hawkins & Emteaz Hussain. Free entry. Curated by Paul H

Sept 1 – 30: diisonance exhibition @ The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Rd, London E2 collaborative artworks: Curated by Steve Ryan & Paul Hawkins

Sept 8: diisonance book launch w/ special guest Gary Budden, Sarer Scotthorne, Roy McFarlane, Tony White & Paul Hawkins. Entry by donation. The Gallery Cafe, Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London. Curated by Paul H.

September 29: diisonance - Hesterglock Press // Caplet collaboration @ The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Rd, London E2 poetry & dialogue w/ Jonathan Mann, Jude Cowan Montague, Matti Spence, Luna Montenegro, Iris Colomb & Paul Hawkins + improvised sounds from The Happy Couple. Curated by Paul H.


March 25: Servant Drone launch, Bloom & Curll Bookshop, 72 Colston Street Bristol BS1 5BB 6.30pm :: Paul Hawkins & Sarer Scotthorne. Made possible by the generous support of the Porto/Bristol Association. Curated by Paul Hawkins

June 22: Riot, Resistance & The Contested Future 7:30pm an evening of spoken-word, film & discussion in response to Jimmy Cauty’s #ADPRiotTour installation with poets Paul Hawkins, Sam Berkson, a short screening from Riots Reframed, Sheila Menon from #heathrow13, Jimmy Cauty, L-13‘s Steve Lowe and me at Unit 6, Imperial Works, Fountayne Road, London N15 4QL free. Curated by Sam Berkson & Paul Hawkins.

Oct 6: Bank Street Arts 6pm – 8pm free entry – Paul Hawkins reading from Place Waste Dissent and screening Blight, a film by John Smith with the soundtrack by Jocelyn Pook

October 5 – 8: Place Waste Dissent Exhibition, daily 11am – 4pm free at Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield S1 2DS. An exhibition of text & prints by Paul Hawkins & Steve Ryan from the Influx Press book Place Waste Dissent, there will also be readings from Place Waste Dissent and film screenings of Life In The Fast Lane: The No M11 Story (dir: Neil Goodwin, Mayyasa Al-Malazi) & Blight (John Smith/Jocelyn Pook)

November 19: Gullivers Lounge, Manchester Launch of The Secret of Good Posture (Team Trident Press 2016) w/Paul Hawkins, Sarer Scotthorne, Dan Eltringham & Pippa Nayer £3 @ 7:30pm

October 28: Bristol Festival of Literature w/Erbacce Press poets 7:30pm at The Phoenix Cafe, All Saints Street, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 2LZ

November 25: Bloom & Curll Books, Bristol Launch of The Secret of Good Posture w/Paul Hawkins & Rowan Evans 7:30pm


August 20: The Inspire Bar, Coventry Hesterglock Press launch of Margaret Thatcher’s Museum by Antony Owen w/Antony Owen, Paul Hawkins & Sarer Scotthorne

Nov 10 – Dec 12: Place Waste Dissent Exhibition at The Arts House, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU
an exhibition of art & text featured in Thebook. Curated by Paul Hawkins


Jan 27 – Feb 1: SIX Gallery Roumelia Lane Boscombe w/Andrew McCutchion & Paul Hawkins (The Sidemen) curating Unprepared Piano

Feburary 28: SIX Gallery, Roumelia Lane, Boscombe Bournemouth: launch of Paul Hawkins’ Claremont Road pamphlet w/Steve Rushden, Markie Burnhope & Sarer Scotthorne


December 13: live improvised performance of Boscombe Suite Boscombe at The Friends Meeting House Boscombe BH5 1AH by The Music Room Band - more details︎︎︎

Untold Boscombe︎︎︎ - locative community storytelling website

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EWI - Paul Hawkins aka Bob Modem