Plectrum Live Edition

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Plectrum Live Edition

Eve Ferret, Anne Peile, Paul Lyalls

An evening of live music, author readings, poetry, & more  hosted by Guy Sangster Adams

On sale on the night: Plectrum – The Cultural Pick magazine issue 5

Repeat it Today with Tears by Anne Peile (Serpent’s Tail), which Anne will be happy to sign, at a specially reduced price (Please note no credit or debit card facilities are available on the night)

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Eve Ferret

Singing songs and having a laugh, with Roddy Matthews on guitar

Eve Ferret, singer, actress, and cabaret performer, who for six years, from 1976 till the mid-1980s was half of the renowned duo Biddie & Eve. Their five year residency at the Blitz club, both before and during its reincarnation as a byword for New Romantics, is as legendary as the diverse audiences they entertained from the Sex Pistols, to Gilbert & George, via Benny Hill. From her appearance in David Bowie’s Jazzin’ for Blue Jean video in 1984 onwards through the 1980s and 1990s, Eve increasingly focused on her acting career, including films such as Absolute Beginners, Foreign Body, and Haunted Honeymoon.

In the 2000s, whilst her son was growing up, Eve took a ‘sabbatical’ from performing and built a successful career on the other side of the camera as an art director. But now, she is returning to singing, kicking off this return playing the Plectrum Live Edition, before hotfooting it to the Glastonbury Festival to play the Avalon Café at 3.30pm on Friday 25th June.

Anne Peile

Reading from her acclaimed and phenomenally powerful debut novel, Repeat it Today with Tears (Serpents Tail), the story of a teenage girl's illicit affair, a piercing portrait of love and the madness it creates, and a fascinating evocation of the people, fashions, and atmosphere of the King's Road and Chelsea in the early 1970s.

“Anne Peile has built a startling and elegant little world – sensuous, then full of ominous and inescapable threat.” - Alan Warner

“Beautifully written... despite the controversial subject matter this is a tender and sympathetic portrait” - The Bookseller

Paul Lyalls

Performing a selection of his poems. Paul has  performed at 10 Edinburgh festivals, 1 Eton College, 5 Glastonburys and on a 73 Bus, which made the ‘and finally…’ bit of the 6pm national news. He is also one of the stars of BBC2’s ‘Big Slam Poetry House’ and  in 2008 he was Poet for the London borough of Brent (‘London’s 5th coolest borough’). In addition to which, for the last 12 years he has hosted Express Excess, London’s outstanding spoken word night. Whilst he also runs exciting poetry workshops in primary and secondary schools. In 2009 he published his first full collection of poems, Catching the Cascade (Flipped Eye), and has contributed poems to Michael Rosen’s A-Z of Children’s Poetry (Penguin, 2009) and Reflections From Mirror City (Tongue in Chic Press, 2010). This July he will be performing in the Poetry Arena at the Latitude Festival.

“A warm and welcoming collection of poems and one that should be read and reread, especially if you’ve seen Lyalls live.” - Booktrust

“Words of wit, wisdom and intelligence” - Apples and Snakes

“Extremely good poetry but smiles too much” - John Hegley

Plectrum – The Cultural Pick is a multi-format arts magazine, edited by Guy Sangster Adams. In addition to the bi-monthly print edition, there are regular Plectrum Live Edition events mixing spoken word, live music, screenings, author readings, fashion shows, art and more. Whilst the website is home to the Plectrum Webzine and the Plectrum Broadcast Player with filmed interviews, profiles, and performances.