June 10: 19:00 A City of London Poem Brut event w/Saradha Soobrayen, Richard Marshall, Susie Campbell, Martin Wakefield, Chris Kerr, Dan Power, Denise Bonetti & more TBA
June 11: 16:00 - A Poem Brut event by the Thames in Kingston w/Bob Bright, Julia Lewis, Jacqui Ennis Cole, Saradha Soobrayen, Susie Campbell, Patrick Cosgrove & more TBA
June 17: Photo Poetry SURFACES Opening Night part of Bristol Photo Festival 2021 feat. Chris McCabe/Sophie Herxheimer, SJ Fowler, Vik Shirley, James Knight, Tom Hicks/Liz Berry, Sarah Cave/Dragana Jurisic, Astra Papachristodoulou & me more info / book free tickets here
June - December: Photo Poetry SURFACES online exhibition part of the Bristol Photographic Festival 2021, curated by David Solo, Astra Papachristodoulou & Paul Hawkins. ︎︎︎more info
July - Aug: Postcards for Perec at UWE, Bower Ashton Library, Bristol. In the 40th anniversary of the passing of Georges Perec, new postcards have been made in response to Perec’s 1978 work Two Hundred and Forty-three Postcards in Real Colour
Oct 6: NO POETRY DAY more details
Dec 16 - The Weird Folds (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2020) online launch 8.00pm UK
Oct 30 – Nov 1: Prague Microfestival 2020 Online INTERNATIONAL WRITING, ART, FILM, THEORY & PERFORMANCE – performing were: Nina Dragičević, Robin Mackay, Loretta Lau, Germán Sierra, Susan Tomaselli, John Trefry, Nataša Velikonja, Louis Armand, Jo Blin, Richard Makin, Yi Wei, Paul Hawkins, Sheila Mannix, Richard Marshall, Dragana Mokan, Márk Horváth, The Flatmates, Orkida Bracula, Valen Sandoval, Danny Huppatz, Simone Hutchinson, Artis Ostups, Kira Pietrek, Michael Rowland, Interior Ministry, Barry Wan, Adam Lovasz, Diffractions Collective, Vít Bohal, Dustin Breitling, Aleš Čermák, Sarer Scotthorne, Andrew J. Wilt, Roksan Mandel, Filip Pastula, Tomáš Hatala, Mark Divo, M.S. Mekibes, Blood, Love & Rhetoric, Phillip O’Neil, Tyko Say, Eli Anders, adO/Aptive, Daniel Hüttler, Márió Z. Nemez, Zsolt Miklósvögi, Cam Deas, The Syndicate & includes the launch of Monument by John Kinsella & Louis Armand (Hesterglock Press, 2020) full online programme here
Aug 15 - Sept 5: NeoptiCo Collectiv launch exhibition + book launch Astropolis (Hesterglock Press, expanded 2nd edition) by Astra Papachristodoulou at Poem Atlas more details TBA curated by Astra Papachristodoulou & Paul Hawkins
May 28 - Fathomsun Press curate an online launch for Pomes & Joys - a celebratory anthology of poetry & essays for Anna Mendelssohn starts 7pm. This anthology features contributions from Charlie Baylis, Sara Crangle, Stephen Emmerson, Joey Frances, Callie Gardner, Paul Hawkins, Linda Kemp, Lotte L.S., Tom Snarsky, Vicky Sparrow, and Florence Uniacke. Published on 18th May 2020 as a PDF // 45 pp, all proceeds donated to the Estate of Anna Mendelssohn ︎ BUY a copy
Feb 22: Dostoyevsky Wannabe special launch event for SJ Fowler’s I will show you the life of the mind (On prescription drugs) (Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2020) at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Rd, London. Featuring these DW authors; SJ Fowler, Christodoulos Makris, Nadia de Vries, Dominic Jaeckle, Andrew Hodgson, James Davies, Jessica Sequeir, Paul Hawkins, Colin Herd & Russell Bennetts
Feb 23: launch event for SJ Fowler’s I will show you the life of the mind (On prescription drugs) (Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2020) w/ Nadia de Vries, Dominic Jaeckle, Andrew Hodgson, Jessica Sequeira, Christodoulos Makris, Paul Hawkins, Colin Herd, SJ Fowler and Russell Bennetts at the Toriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX
Jan 29: Temporary Spaces exhibition launch night featuring music and performances from some of the contributing poets involved in the show. Contributing artists and poets include Sarah Dawson, Paul Hawkins, Silje Ree, Claire Collison, Stephen Emmerson, James Knight, Michelle Penn, Simon Tyrrell, Astra Papachristodoulou and Nic Stringer. FREE entry/£3 suggested donation w/chance to buy a unique exhibition catalogue published by Pamenar Press
Nov 30: C R A S H a new experimental poetry event feat. Vik Shirley, Matt Haigh, Sarah Cave, James Knight & Paul Hawkins The Flute & Tankard, Cardiff, 19.30 free entry
Nov 9: Zugunruhe by Martin Wakefield to be launched as part of Poem Brut at Rich Mix #6, London w/new performances/commissions by Kathy Pendrill, Richard Marshall, Jacqueline Ennis Cole, Khaled Hakim, Lizzy Turner, Paul Hawkins, Martin Wakefield, Mischa Foster Poole, Saradha Soobrayen and Lisa Alexander.… from 7pm, free entry
Oct 4: Penteract Press Book launch w/ Anthony Etherin, Mary Frances, James Knight, Mark Saltveit, Claudia Danierie, myself & more TBC at The Swan, Cheltenham, 7pm
July 25 – 28: WOMAD Festival Paul Hawkins & Neil Sparkes plus special guests LIVE on RADIO WOMAD during the World of Music, Arts & Dance at Malmesbury, Wilts, UK. To promote our recent ground-breaking anthology original plus DUB Paul & Neil will be talking about the dub remix anthology & reading work with Snazzback ‘s Myke Vince on water cooler & pandero plus Run Logan Run‘s Andrew Neil Hayes on sax.
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
July 13: Poem Brut at Rich Mix #12, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 also the launch of Unfinished Memmoirs of a Hypocrit by SJ Fowler – Lisa Kiew, Patrick Cosgrove, Mischa Foster Poole, Harry Man, Vilde Valerie Vilde Torset, Paul Hawkins, Simon Tyrrell, Michael O’Mahony, SJ Fowler, Rushika Rush, Maria Sledmere and more poet-artists to be announced soon.
July 1 – Aug 31: An invisible poetry : SJ Fowler and Poet’s Brut Exhibition at The Poetry Society’s Cafe : group show, featuring Chris McCabe, Karen Sandhu, Simon Tyrrell, Astra Papachristodoulou, Patrick Cosgrove, Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset and Paul Hawkins.
July 8: An invisible poetry : SJ Fowler and Poet’s Brut Launch event for a group show, featuring Chris McCabe, Karen Sandhu, Simon Tyrrell, Astra Papachristodoulou, Patrick Cosgrove, Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset and Paul Hawkins, at the Poetry Society Cafe, London
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, Roy McFarlane, Lizzy Turner, Steven Mooney, Neil Sparkes, Rishi Dastidar, Patrick Davidson Roberts & Astrid Alben more tbc
April 25: Making Connections Conference – taking part in roundtable discussion panel & hack hour LCC, Elephant & Castle, London
March 15: ANATHEMA – experimental poetry in Bristol event w/ Pascal O’Loughlin, Sarah Cave , Paul Hawkins & James Knight £3 @ Storysmith Books, Bristol
Feb 20: Camarade at The Museum of Futures – collaborative readings w/Sarah Dawson & Astra Papachristodoulou, Olga Kolesnikova & Yvonne Litschel, Lisa Kiew & Jacquelin Ennis Cole, Paul Hawkins & Martin Wakefield, Han Smith & Iris Colomb, Karen Sandhu & Vilde Valerie, Bjerke Torset, Mark Chamberlain & Ruby Wroe, Emilee Moyce & Joe Turrent, Susie Campbell. Plus readings from Julia Rose Lewis, Helena Artus, Marcia Knight Latter celebrating the launch of their Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlets.
November 22: the ZENO PRESS launch of FELT – AESTHETICS OF GREY at LOUIE LOUIE 347 Walworth Road, London SE17 2AL – w/ readings from FELT contributors Ansgar Allen, Paul Hawkins, Richard Webb & Rob Miller and readings by Zeno Magazine contributors Daniel Fraser, Matthew Turner & Andrew Milward. 20.00, free entry
Nov 10: Poem Brut at Rich Mix new work from Susanna Crossman, Nathan Walker, Sarah Dawson, Peter Surkov, Ryan Mihaly & Karolina Zapal, Martin Wakefield, Arturo Desimone, Alban Low & Kevin Acott, Dovydas Laurinaitis. James Caley & Abi Palmer. PLUS the launch of the softcover edition of Aletta Ocean’s Alphabet Empire (Hesterglock Press) by SJ Fowler & James Caley’s 4 Steps from the Wire (Prote(s)xt). Copies will, naturally, be on sale – from 7pm – free entry Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
September 27: DW at Housmans Radical Bookshop Readings by Dostoyevsky Wannabe authors w/Rosie Snajdr, Bertie Marshall, Lara Alonso Corona & Paul Hawkins. 19.00 £3 – Housmans Radical Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9DX
June 6: Poem Brut at National Poetry Library Featuring new work from Maja Jantar, Saradha Soobrayen, Chrissy Williams, Paul Hawkins, Patrick Cosgrove, SJ Fowler and more. Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX Free entry – 7pm More info
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.
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 more details here
April 26 – July 1, National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London artwork of mine fragiles (07) is included in the world’s first Instagram poetry exhibition, showcasing the best of over 1,000 Instapoetry submissions more info
April 21: Non-normative Poetry Bookfair for presses publishing work that pushes through boundaries of the normal, whether that’s sociopolitical normal, gender norms, or formal norms of poetry. Inc. Crater, Veer, Contraband, London Materials/Splinter, Carnaval Press, Knives, Forks and Spoons, Spanner, Tipped Press, homebakedbooks, Hesterglock, Zarf, Stinky Bear Press, Singing Apple Press, Lumin Journal, Great Works, Johan de Wit, Shearsman & more tbc. There are readings every hour on the hour. Starts 12 noon at T.Chances 399 High Road, N17 6QN London, UK.
March 17: Poem Brut at Rich Mix II 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA. Featuring new work from Chrissy Williams, Lavinia Singer, Matvei Yankelevich, Julia Rose Lewis, Julia Schuster, Olga Moskvina, Oliver Mayeux, Mischa Foster Poole, Ruhi Parmar Amin, Andre Bagoo and more. The event will also mark the launch of a new #poembrut publication: hiromi suzuki’s logbook, published by Hesterglock Press. The event is free, 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
March 7: launch of Cocktail Kafkaine by Mustapha Benfodil / Joe Ford (trans.) Mustapha Benfodil reading & in conversation at The Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9JT Room: Parkinson SR (1.08) Time: 17:00-19:00. Published by Hesterglock Press
Feb 22 to March 21: VISUAL POETRY EXHIBITION 2018: SCRIBBLING AND SCRAWLING at MUSEUM OF FUTURES, 117 Brighton Rd, Surbiton KT6 5NJ. Featuring works by Alan Boyce, Daniele Pantano, Paul Hawkins, Julia Rose Lewis & many more tba. Curated by Molly Bergin, Yvonne Litschel, Shelisha Johnson, Silje Ree, Vilde Torset & SJ Fowler.
Jan 13: HARD TO READ – Collected Paint Poems, Pansemia, Cinematic Drawings and Logograms of SJ FOWLER. A special evening performance to launch SJ Fowler’s Aletta Ocean’s Alphabet Empire (Hesterglock Press) w/ Featuring new performances by Paul Hawkins, Imogen Reid, Christian Patracchini, Patrick Cosgrove, Mischa Foster Poole, SJ Fowler and more. Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Feb 25: #Anathema #1 a new reading series for experimental writing in Bristol, curated by Moot Press + Hesterglock Press + Sad Press w/JR Carpenter, Felix Bazalgette, Rowan Evans, Sarah Hayden, Lila Matsumoto, paul hawkins, Camilla Nelson & Tony White BOOK TABLE + DRINKS // 7.00 for 7.30pm start // ALL WELCOME @ Hamilton House, 80, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY
March 31: #Anathema #2 18:30 The Light Room at the Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA w/ Redell Olsen, Iain Morrison, Anne-Laure Coxham, nick-e melville, [Sub]Atomic / Sally-Shakti Willow & Joe Evans entry by donation
April 6: Arnolfini, Bristol 19:00 free, The launch of SJ Fowler’s latest poetry collection ‘The Guide to Being Bear Aware’ from Bristol-based Shearsman Books, featuring performances and readings from Fowler and guest readers John Hall, Holly Corfield Carr, Paul Hawkins, Phil Owen & more to be announced more info here
May 30: The Square Club, Bristol Erbacce Press w/Sarer Scotthorne, Matt Duggan, Paul Hawkins, Sam Smith & Monica Kostera at 15 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1HB where a mass audience reading of Place Waste Dissent was recorded
June 21-24: diisonance exhibition of collaborative prote(s)xt art by Steve Ryan & Paul Hawkins, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
June 23 14:00 – 16:30 cost £5 ltd. places – Paul Hawkins & Rowan Evans running a workshop on creating experimental collaborative poetry – all attending will be invited to read their new work at the evening event, and included in Diisonance to be published by Hesterglock Press. contact Paul to book a place and for more info: hesterglock at gmail dot com
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
Sept 1 – 30: diisonance exhibition @ The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Rd, London E2 collaborative artworks: 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
September 29: 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
November 17: The 15th Ars Poetica International Poetry Festival at the A4 Space for Contemporary Culture / Karpatská 2, Bratislava feat. 6pm / WOW! A theatrical play with poetry present in full force… Premiere of the English version, by the Debris company (SK) Voiceover Ron Padgett (USA) poetry from Eleni Cay (SK/GB), Paul Hawkins (GB), Aurélia Lassaque (FR), Petr Borkovec (CZ) & Zsuzsa Emese Csobánka(HU) & special guest of the night: Titilope Sonuga (CAN/NE) spoken word performance more details here Ars Poetica
October 11: Satellite of Love inc. Jude Cowan Montague, Paul Hawkins and more tbc 8.15pm at The Greenbank Pub 57 Bellevue Road Bristol BS5 6DP
November 24: Hesterglock | Moot | Sad co-curate ANATHEMA 10 experimental poetry & performance w/ Carrie Etter, Jonathan Mulcahy, Meghan McKeague, Justin Katko & Lucy Beynon @ the Arnolfini, Bristol
November 25: Poem Brut, featuring new work from Harry Man, Imogen Reid, Stephen Emmerson, Hiromi Suzuki, Lotje Sodderland, Paul Hawkins, Chloe Spicer, Kate Wakeling and more. The event will also be the launch of SJ Fowler’s book I fear my best work behind me with Stranger Press. The event is free, doors at 7pm. Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA more tbc
December 15: Hesterglock | Moot | Sad co-curate ANATHEMA 11 experimental poetry & performance w/ Rhys Trimble, Iris Colomb, Amy McAuley more tbc 6.30pm @ the Arnolfini, Bristol.
Feb 27: Resonance FM The News Agents 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Paul hawkins on The News Agents show on eclectic arts radio Resonance FM again talking about radical housing, squatting, protest as well as reading from my recent Influx Press book Place Waste Dissent. Resonance FM is a groundbreaking 24/7 radio station which broadcasts on 104.4 FM to central London, DAB to Greater London, nationally on Radioplayer and live streamed to the rest of the world. Realised by a dedicated community of volunteer engineers and programme-makers, Resonance offers over 100 creative broadcast series every week featuring local and international artists, makers and experts. You can listen in here
March 9: Satellite of Love w/Sarer Scotthorne/Matt Duggan/Malaika Kegode/Wendy Young/Grace Palmer/Angela Brooks/Ellie Burmistre/Helen Sheppard/Omar Makessa 8.15pm at The Greenbank Pub 57 Bellevue Road Bristol BS5 6DP
March 13: SPEL alt poetry and acoustic music w/Paul Hawkins & more 8.30 at the Bristol Fringe Cafe 32 Princess Victoria St Bristol, free
March 17 – April 9: Place Waste Dissent at End||Begin 32 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW. The highly anticipated group show of Scratch the Surface Mental Health Arts Festival, will showcase a selection of fifteen fine artists from across the UK who the Collective//Pod have worked with over the last 18 months. I’m proud to have an early draft manuscript of my Influx Press experimental poetry collage cut-up book Place Waste Dissent on exhibit. The manuscript was pasted and cut-up into a hand-made book by Clara Quinion, and I read from it at many events before the book was edited and then published in November 2015. End||Begin is co-curated by Collective//Pod members professional artist Martin Green and emerging artist Colin Oddy.
March 19: Servant Drone launch, Gato Vadio, Rua do Rosário, 281 4050-525 Porto 6pm :: Bruno Neiva & Paul Hawkins. Made possible by the generous support of the Porto/Bristol Association and are fully free
March 23: Page and Performance, w/Paul Hawkins & more @The Cross Hands, Fishponds Bristol 8pm free
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 and are fully free
March 26: InZine #5 The Pod, Coventry CV1 4AE 12 – 5pm Paul Hawkins + Sarer Scotthorne + Dan Duggan + Zine Fest/film/exhibition – part of Scratch the Surface Mental Health Arts Festival
April 10: SPEL alt poetry and acoustic music w/Paul Hawkins & more 8.30pm at the Bristol Fringe Cafe, 32 Princess Victoria St Bristol, free
May 11: Satellite of Love w/ Paul Hawkins & more 8.15pm The Greenbank Pub 57 Bellevue Road Bristol BS5 6DP
May 29: SPEL alt poetry and acoustic music w/ Paul Hawkins & more 8.30pm at the Bristol Fringe Cafe, 32 Princess Victoria St Bristol, free
June 8: Satellite of Love Paul Hawkins & more 8.15pm The Greenbank Pub 57 Bellevue Road BS5 6DP fund raiser for Bristol Refugee Rights
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
July 28: Speech Therapy w/Paul Hawkins 7 more + open mic @ The Chameleon Arts Cafe, 17 Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HL, free 7.30pm
September 24: Bristol Poetry Festival w/Erbacce press poets Sarer Scotthorne, Paul Hawkins & more 7:00pm at Bloom & Curll Bookshop, 72 Colston Street, Bristol. Entry: buy a book from Bloom & Curll
August 6: Enemies Project, Paul Hawkins & Lucy English + many more @ Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN 01225 312084 7.00pm doors for a 7.30pm start. Entrance free
October 1: w/Run Logan Run, Kit Williams Fergradoe, Sarer Scotthorne, Spindle Ensemble & Paul Hawkins w/ Rowan Evans at The Church of St John the Baptist, Broad Street Bristol BS1 2EZ 7:30 – 11pm, £5.00 click here: limited to 50, booking essential refreshments by Nourish Me. This event is part of the Bristol Poetry Festival
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
Jan 21: The Twisted Teapot Boscombe w/ Jonny Fluffypunk, Markie Burnhope, Paul Hawkins, Myriam San Marco, Sarer Scotthorne, Julia Boore & Barbara Donne – Bosc:Rev Issue 3 launch
March 21: Resonance FM guest on The News Agents show, w/Paul Hawkins & Sarer Scotthorne
Feb 21: Mr Wolf’s Bristol w/Schoolboy’s Death Trio, Paul Hawkins & more
June 26: Mahu Influx at The Hardy Tree Gallery, Kings Cross, London. 7.30pm free entry
A night of eclectic readings from Influx writers and editors, taking in New York stories from Linda Mannheim, experimental squat poetry from Paul Hawkins, tales of light invading the dark by Clare Fisher, plus readings from Influx editors Kit Caless and Gary Budden
August 20: The Inspire Bar, Coventry Hesterglock Press launch of Margaret Thatcher’s Museum by Antony Owen w/Antony Owen, Paul Hawkins & Sarer Scotthorne
September 5: Vogue Fabrics, Dalston London: MAINTENANT 9: A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY DADA WRITING AND ART UK launch w/Paul Hawkins & many more
Inzine Fest IV at The Pod in Coventry with Antony Owen, Paul Hawkins, Thomas MacColl, Sarer Scotthorne, Simone Estridge, Adam Steiner + more. Free
Oct 29 – Nov 21: Temple Church Bristol Sanctum
Paul hawkins will be doing five solo performances; four reading Place Waste Dissent from cover to cover and the fifth, a red-eye 2 hour marathon, reading from Claremont Road, Contumacy, Place Waste Dissent and Servant Drone. This autumn, a remarkable structure is rising up from within the bombed out remains of Temple Church in Bristol. For 24 days, this 14th century site is being transformed into an intimate gathering place in which to hear the city like never before. Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates was invited by Bristol arts producer, Situations, to create his first public project in the UK as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital. The artist has sought out discarded and dormant materials from former places of labour and religious devotion across Bristol to build an intimate and distinctive temporary structure at Temple Church. From 6pm on Thursday 29th October, Sanctum will host a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours until Saturday 21st November, sustained by performers, musicians and bands, spoken word artists and the visiting casts of theatre productions in Bristol.
Oct 27 – 30: Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe at Meyrick Hall, Bournemouth 12.00 – 4.00pm daily SIX Gallery are exhibiting prints of collage/text from Paul Hawkins’ Influx Press collection Place Waste Dissent as part of their Line & Mass series, along with other work including Matthew Shaw – Alchemical Figure, Beatriz Brooks – A Castle for the Inner Child, Adam Popli – Asian Osmosis. Performances include: Flights of the Imagination, J.U.D.I.T.H by Marja Christians and DeCoda by David Nock. FREE.
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 the collection more info
Nov 21: 7.30pm Influx Press Bristol book launch at The Arts House, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU more info ‘Having spent three years in the early 1990s occupying properties and protesting in Claremont Road, east London, poet Paul Hawkins maps the run-off, rackets and resistance along the route of the proposed M11 Link Road. Using the voices of Dolly Watson and many others in avant-garde experimental text and lo-fi collage, he explores place, waste and dissent; the stake the Thatcher/Major Tory government was driving into the heart of the UK.’ Join us at The Arts House celebrating the publication of ‘Place Waste Dissent’ and an accompanying month-long exhibition of art and text featured in the collection, with readings, a short film screening and a Q&A with the author. w/Paul Hawkins, Sarer Scotthorne & Sam Berkson
Dec 5: 7.00pm Influx Press Book Launch at the Brick Lane Bookshop 166, Brick Lane, London E1 6RU more info Join Influx Press at Brick Lane Bookshop celebrating the publication of our new title, ‘Place Waste Dissent’ by Paul Hawkins. Reading are: Paul Hawkins, Sarer Scotthorne, George F & Lucy Furlong. The event is FREE!! 7pm Signed books on sale on the night.
Jan 27 – Feb 1: SIX Gallery Roumelia Lane Boscombe w/Andrew McCutchion (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
March: Split collaboration w/Mark Lloyd
March 28: The Hydra Bookshop, Bristol w/Paul Hawkins & more
April 25: The Hydra Bookshop, Bristol w/Paul Hawkins & more
May 1: The Horse Hospital, London International Launch of Cut UP! Anthology w/Anne Pigalle, A.D. Hitchin, Nina Antonia, Billy Chainsaw, Paul Hawkins & Matthew Levi Stevens
May 2 & 3: Vita Nova Theatre, Roumelia Lane Boscombe Bournemouth performing w/Scott Lavene as Gunshot
May 31: The Saboteur Awards The Jericho Tavern Oxford with Lucy Ayrton, Tina Sederholm, Dan Holloway, Rose Drew, Florence O’Mahoney, Emily Cleaver, Thomas McColl, Lyndsay Waller-Wilkinson, Nichola Deane, David Clarke, John Clegg, Andrew Wynn Owen, Jacqueline Saphra, Ashley Stokes, Kate Garrett, May-Lan Tan, William Thirsk-Gaskill, Tim Wells, Rowena Knight, Paul Hawkins, Kirsten Irving, Kiran Millwood-Hargrave, Jenni Pascoe, Fay Roberts & Steve Nash
October 25: Camaradefest II at Rich Mix Arts Centre London: 100 poets in collaborative performances inc. Paul Hawkins with Mali Clements
May 18: Brighton Fringe Festival as a member of The Sidemen (Paul Hawkins & Andrew McCutchion)
July 15 – 17: MIX 2 DIGITAL TEXT ON SCREENS BATH SPA UNIVERSITY, CORSHAM COURT CAMPUS 15TH-17TH JULY 2013
running Workshop 4: Transmedia Activism with Donna Hancox, Leverhulme Visiting Fellow, Bath Spa University & poet Paul Hawkins presenting locative storytelling project, Untold Boscombe
August 16: w/Paul Hawkins, Jane Cartwright & more The Shelley Theatre, Boscombe Bournemouth
Sept 13 & 14: Boscombe Fringe Festival w/ Flea – Paul Hawkins / St Anne’s – Jane Cartwright / PAUSE. PLEASE. REWIND THE TAPE – Gail Cecil/ 612 Media / The Fridge – Simon McCormack & more at Vita Nova, Roumelia Lane, Boscombe
Oct 5: Performance of Flea on Hope FM w/Paul Hawkins & more
December 13: live improvised performance of Boscombe Suite Boscombe at The Friends Meeting House Boscombe BH5 1AH The Music Room Band + w/Paul Hawkins & more
July 2: With One Voice at The Royal Opera House – below a behind-the-scenes documentary about With One Voice – a performance showcase of 300 people who had experienced homelessness at the Royal Opera House on 2 July 2012. Part of the London 2012 Festival and in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Homeless Link, this was the first offical platform for homeless people in Olympic history. For more info visit with1voice.org.uk
1979 – 2012
countless gigs in UK & Europe as bassist &/or guitarist with The Outfits, The Zapweeds, MilkPlus, Baby Groover, Cake, Big Tuna, The Roadbreakers, Backwash, Big Laundry Bill, The Music Room Band, Kat Haskard . . .