Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Free singing workshop at Slack Space, hosted by prestigious and popular local singing group Quire. The event, which will take place on Saturday 10 July from 10am, is free but please email (see sidebar) to book places.

The workshop will run from 10am – 12 and will be followed, from 2 – 4pm, by ‘Slack Folk’ the new Slack Space folk club hosted by the Medlars. The folk club is free and no booking is required.

Please contact Tom, from The Medlars, if you wish to perform tomashardy(at)

Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

A brand new exhibition opening at Slack Space Wednesday 7 July.

Oulipo, roughly translated as “workshop of potential literature," is a loose gathering of writers and mathematicians which seeks to create works using constrained writing techniques. It was founded in 1960 by Raymond Queneau and François Le Lionnais. Other notable members include novelists Georges Perec and Italo Calvino, poet Oskar Pastior and poet/mathematician Jacques Roubaud.

The exhibition will feature art, instillations and writing inspired by the Oulipian tradition and is unique in the Country. Oulipian poets will be invigilating the space throughout the exhibition to answer questions and provide explanations of the work.