Wednesday 29th May
Venue: Bluecoat, 8 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT
Time: 7pm (Doors at 6.30pm)
Tickets: Free, booking required
Dave Ward reads from his new publication Inside Pales Eyes (Hawkwood Books, 2019), a unique collection of flash fiction and observations of urban life accompanied by drawings from the Blecoat Artistic director, Bryan Biggs.
“A fractured narrative of grey twilight where half-glimpsed figures flicker through a deserted city-scape. Connection is everything, but nobody connects.”
Dave Ward's poems have been published widely in magazines and anthologies and broadcast on television and radio. He was a visiting writer in residence at Nanyang University, Singapore and has toured to Hong Kong and northern China. Previous collections include Jambo (Paul Weller's Riot Stories Ltd.), On The Edge of Rain (Headland) and, writing as David Greygoose, Brunt Boggart (Pushkin Press).
Bryan Biggs' drawings have been shown in several exhibitions including the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and in publications such as Smoke, The Drawing Paper and Responses: Intercultural Drawing Practice (Liverpool School of Art and Design). His work include in Inside Pale Eyes are drawn quickly in ink and spit, they are an intuitive and spontaneous response to our present political and psychological malaise. They take their cue from earlier art - the enigmatic compositions and moral outrage expressed in the prints of Goya and William Blake - but draw on the relentless information, imagery and language of our digital dystopia.
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