Plectrum Live Edition

Plectrum Live Edition.gifWednesday 19th August 2009 Spoken word, author readings, live music, cult film, & more from 6.45pm (performances between 7.15 & 9pm ) Entrance £5 (includes issue 3 of Plectrum magazine - retail price £2.50) In person: TRAVIS ELBOROUGH presents a vinyl accompanied reading from his latest book THE LONG-PLAYER GOODBYE: THE ALBUM FROM VINYL TO IPOD & BACK AGAIN (Sceptre), described by The Spectator as a "wonderful book", The Independent as "highly entertaining", Mail on Sunday as "richly enjoyable", and the Sunday Telegraph as "engaging - and often very funny." JANINE BULLMAN and LEE BULLMAN (co-author of Blowback) reading from PUNK FICTION: AN ANTHOLOGY OF STORIES INSPIRED BY PUNK (Portico) edited by Janine Bullman, which features stories from 32 contributors including Johnny Marr, Billy Bragg, Cathi Unsworth, & Max Decharné. "You leave its pages realising that being a punk really just means being young, high on the fumes of freedom and puffing your lungs up big enough to breathe life into the world" - The Guardian. Plus short fiction performed by GUY SANGSTER ADAMS, editor of Plectrum. Playing Live: FALLING LUCID were the new band on everyone's lips at July's Lounge on the Farm, taking the festival by storm along with The Horrors, Billy Childish, and Kid Harpoon. The Kent based duo, Lauren Bateman (vocals) and Al Evans (guitar), have a sound which instills atmospheric and filmic music references into stripped down acoustic guitar and vocals, weaving infectious melodies into erudite narratives of county town culture and urban malaise. Mixing a diverse array of influences from Bat for Lashes to Reverend Gary Davis, Laura Marling to The Cure and, as is evident in their great cover version of Running Up That Hill, Kate Bush. "Great set by a great duo - please come back next year!!" - Sean B. (Founder, Lounge on the Farm Festival) On Screen: LES BICYCLETTES DE BELSIZE (UK 1969, 27 mins) PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH OPTIMUM RELEASING Shot entirely on location in Hampstead, North London in 1968, Douglas Hickox's enjoyably capricious musical love story follows the Raleigh riding Boy (Anthony May) in pursuit of the object of his desire, The Girl (Judy Huxtable). From the fashions and soundtrack, to the whimsy, joie de vivre, naivety and knowing, this dreamlike and trippy film is entirely redolent of the late 1960s and very much a cult classic. Plus interview and performance short films featuring: THE WOLFMEN: MARCO PIRRONI & CHRIS CONSTANTINOU KATE DAISY GRANT & from The Horse Hospital archives rare and previously unscreened footage of KRAFTWERK in conversation with Guy Sangster Adams JefferyWest_Logo.JPG Plectrum Live Editions put their best foot forward in shoes and boots from