THE GINGER LIGHT
Doors 7:30 £5
The Ginger Light is a unique collaboration between poet and novelist Jeremy Reed and musician Itchy Ear. Together they create a performance dynamic unparalleled in British poetry and an excitement usually only generated by pop. Jeremy Reed has been called by JG Ballard ‘the most gifted poet working today’, and has published more than 40 books of award-winning poetry and fiction, the latest being This is how you disappear (2007), West End Survival Kit (2009) and Bona Drag (2009). Of his recent novel The Grid (2008), Pete Doherty wrote, ‘Jeremy Reed is a legend. What more can you fucking ask?’ Since forming his musical collaboration with Itchy Ear as the Ginger Light last year they have taken in the Horse Hospital earlier this year, a sold-out headline performance at the ICA this summer and the Serpentine Gallery Poetry Marathon alongside Gilbert and George, Richard Hell and Brian Eno this October. They aim for the stars. The Ginger Light will also be screening three short films by Jonas Mekas, Rita Says, Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss before their performance.