Surrealist poetry

I’m really loving Uut Poetry! There has been a lot of action on their site recently, some great pieces.

I was inspired to write something to one of their prompts, which was accepted at http://uutpoetry.tumblr.com/post/120107275060/raymond-carver-asked-hiromi-kawakami-what-is-wrong. I didn’t do the illustration, not sure where it came from, but it is nice.

Doing some fun collaborations with the Facebook group, Bureau of Surrealist Enchantments.

I’m always inspired by the sparks that fly across the gap, collaborative and otherwise.

One more news bit…if you fancy a Surrealist game, the last one of the series in the Gas Gallery is Friday 19th June, doors open at 7:30, activity starts at 8pm.

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May Surrealist Games

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Come with us exploring Aberystwyth in search of the marvellous! Let’s see what we can see. If the weather is nice, we will venture out for part of the time and find the answers to our surrealist questions in the town of Aber, then reconvene at the gallery to share the results of our interrogations and play more games. Please be at the Gas Gallery no later than 8:00pm if you would like to join this journey.

You are invited to an evening of participatory entertainment. Come join Surrealist practitioner and poet, Mary Jacob (Rrose Sélavy) to play Surrealist parlour games in the beautiful and unique environment of the Gas Gallery. No experience required, just a sense of play. 15th May and 19th June, from 7:30-10:00pm at the Gas Gallery, Park Avenue, Aberystwyth. Suggested donation: £3 Find us on Facebook

Dates for Surrealist Games in Spring 2015

Spring into spring and refresh your eyes! Come with us on a Surrealist search for the marvelous in the spirit of collaborative play. Expect classics such as Exquisite Corpse and automatic writing/drawing, as well as new games such as word pop and folded poetry.

No experience required, just a sense of play.

Upcoming dates are: 17th April, 15th May and 19th June, all from 7:30-10:00pm at the Gas Gallery, Park Avenue, Aberystwyth.

Suggested donation: £3

You are invited to an evening of participatory entertainment. Come join Surrealist practitioner and poet, Mary Jacob (Rrose Sélavy) to play Surrealist parlour games in the beautiful and unique environment of the Gas Gallery.

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Surrealist Exhibition in Wales

If you are in the area of Wales, UK in April or May, do check out this very special exhibition. NYTH GRUG / HEATHER NEST JOHN WELSON EXHIBITION AMGUEDDFA AC ORIEL RHAEADR / RHYADER MUSEUM & GALLERY CARAD, East Street, Rhyader, 01597 – 810561 24 April – 30 May 2015 Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 – 4.00 rhyader ORGANISED BY JOHN RICHARDSON & JOHN WELSON Including Contributions From Jean-Claude Charbonel Neil Coombs Guy Ducornet Kryzstof Fijalkowski Beth Garon Paul Garon Guy Girard David Greenslade Kathy Fox Mary Jacob Patrick Lepetit Rik Lina Michael Löwy Desmond Morris Michel Remy John Richardson Marie-Genevieve Rolande Pierre Ody Saban Francis Samuel Gregg Simpson Peter Spriggs David Walker

Surrealist Games tomorrow!

What a week…from the amazing Mabinogi storytelling festival last weekend, through an inspiring Theatre Film & TV department research conference, and tomorrow not only the solar eclipse and equinox but Surrealist Journeys at the Gas Gallery, Friday 20 March starting at 7:30.

Where will your Surrealist footprint take you?

Friday 20th March 7:30-10:00pm at the Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth

Friday 20th March 7:30-10:00pm at the Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth

March Surrealist Games evening

Coming up on Friday 20th March, step out onto another Surrealist journey. Come along at 7:30pm to the Gas Gallery, Park Avenue, Aberystwyth. Who knows where you will end up?

For a more detailed view of Surrealism in Wales, including the activities at the gallery, please pick up the latest issue of Planet Magazine and read the article by David Greenslade, one of Wales’ foremost poets and Surrealists. Read an excerpt from the article.

Friday 20th March 7:30-10:00pm at the Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth

In Search of the Marvelous, Part 2

In Search of the Marvelous, Part 2

An Evening of Surrealist Parlour Games

Friday 19th September 2014, 7:30-10:00pm at the Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth

You are invited to an evening of participatory entertainment and Surrealist parlour games.

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a Synaesthetic drawing

  • Synaesthesia – blur the boundary between music and image!
  • Sound jam – make sounds!
  • Collage – remix words and images to make something new and strange!

Please bring a few pages (such as from a magazine) that you would be happy to cut up. If you make music and would like to join in a jam, please bring your instrument.

Games will be facilitated by Surrealist practitioner and poet, Rrose Sélavy. Each event in this monthly series has a different combination of activities, always giving you a chance to play with words, play with images, and play with sound. The programme includes collective and joyous improvisation based on games that the Surrealists played and classic theatre warm-up activities. We will use movement and sound, stories and pictures, bringing all the senses into play. No experience is needed, just bring your sense of fun.

Featuring Miss Morgan’s Rose Sherbet and other flavours, for an additional donation.

Suggested donation: £3

Poster for the event