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Caught By The River Present The Launch Of Thankful Villages Volume 2

Darren Hayman presents Thankful Villages Volume 2 Join us to celebrate the release of the second volume in the Thankful Villages series, released 26 May on Caught by the River's Rivertones label. PLUS

talk: Luke Turner 'Notes From Epping Forest' with field recording accompaniment from Spaceship Mark reading: Paula Cocozza reads from her latest novel 'How To Be Human' DJ: Frances Castle (Clay Pipe record label boss and artist extraordinaire) MC; John Andrews Books, records and a bar.

Pre-order Thankful Villages Vol 2 from the Caught by the River shop http://bit.ly/2mH203G

Fri 26 May

£13.20

The Changing Emotional Landscape Of The UFO And Alien Contact Phenomenon

Reports of flying saucers and encounters with aliens have been a part of popular culture since the end of World War II. Explanations for their rise and spread have ranged from extraterrestrial reconnaissance to mass hysteria. Often overlooked, however, is the fact that stories about and responses to the UFO phenomenon have changed over time. How do we account for these changes? And what clues might they provide in helping to explain the enduring fascination with UFOs and alien contact? Greg Eghigian is Associate Professor of Modern History at Penn State University (USA) and the NASA and American Historical Association Fellow in Aerospace History. He specializes in the history of the human sciences and medicine and has written extensively about the history of disability, psychiatric disorders, and criminality. He is presently writing a book on the global history of the UFO and alien contact phenomenon. You can view his website on the subject at http://ufopast.com Doors open at 6pm, and the talk will start at 6.30.

Thu 4 May

Free

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies

Horror film screenings.

Thu 18 May

£8.80–£11

Mood Shifts: A Sonic Repertoire

"Sounds touch me, and mood is the window of allowance, wide or narrow, to let sound in: my moods are equivalent to what I let myself touch, and be touched by in turn, but also what I have no choice in the matter of being encased in…" Is it possible to create a poetics of atmosphere as antidote to post-election and post-Brexit airlessness, moodlessness, and disrepair? Mary Cappello performs a multi-modal reading from her latest collection of essays and experimental prose, Life Breaks In (a mood almanack) with emphasis on sounds and voices as mood generators par excellence. Expect images, music, discussion and unnamed mood shifts. Books will be available for sale (cash only). Mary Cappello is the author of five books of literary nonfiction, including Awkward: A Detour (a Los Angeles Times bestseller); Swallow, based on the Chevalier Jackson Foreign Body Collection in Philadelphia's Mutter Museum; and, the mood fantasia, Life Breaks In: A Mood Almanack. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Salon.com, The Huffington Post, on NPR, in guest author blogs for Powells Books, and appears in such journals as Cabinet Magazine, The Georgia Review, and Salmagundi. She has performed her work in venues ranging from the Smithsonian Institution to the Velaslavasay Panorama, from Brooklyn's Observatory and U/Penn's Grand Rounds in Otorhinolaryngology, to more recent collaboratively created "mood rooms." A Guggenheim and Berlin Prize Fellow, a recipient of the Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor Prize from Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, and the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination from Teachers and Writers Collaborative, Cappello is a former Fulbright lecturer at the Gorky Literary Institute (Moscow, Russia) and currently Professor of English and creative writing at the University of Rhode Island.

Tue 6 Jun

Free

Nova Nights: Progressive Transgressive & Underground

EPISODE #3 THE DELIRIOUSLY DELICIOUS MIX

Conceived and hosted by BILLY CHAINSAW

DOORS: 7PM

PROGRAMME STARTS: 7.30PM

ADMISSION: £5 in advance £7 on the door

THE EVENING'S RUNNING ORDER:

HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS: 3 x ODDITIES FROM THE STEWART HOME ARCHIVE

Screening sanctioned by MR HOME.

COME BEFORE CHRIST AND MURDER LOVE R/T 6.55 mins

PANTY WETTING WITH PORN STAR GINA SNAKE R/T 0.54 mins

WILLIAM BURROUGHS IN HELL R/T 0.50 mins

STEWART HOME is a marvel. Born in south London in 1963, when he was sixteen he held down a factory job for a few months, an experience that led him to vow he'd never work again. After dabbling in rock journalism and music, in the early eighties he switched his attention to the art world. Now Home writes novels as well as cultural commentary, and he continues to make films and exhibitions.

INTERMISSION

Weirdly wonderful experimental outfit THE CORE perform a 'live' accompaniment to CHAINSAW and COLLIER's cut up films D-MAN and NOVA-V (world premiere of both films) R/T 30 mins (approx.)

INTERMISSION

INK, COCKS & ROCK 'n'ROLL

Director: Matt Harlock R/T 15 mins

A berserk documentary about controversial comic book artist STEVE MARTIN and his artistic alter ego KRENT ABLE.

The screening will be introduced by director MATT HARLOCK and either STEVE MARTIN or KRANT ABLE whoever is in possession of his body on the night.

MR MARTIN or MR ABLE will also do a signing after the screening.

Exclusive merchandise will be available

INTERMISSION MUSIC PROGRAMMED BY NOVA BILL

KINOKULTURE, LIVE, NOW

Wed 10 May

£5.50

Zarjaz Baby

Dark atmospheric jazz, blues, 60s beat and pop.

Sat 3 Jun

£8 (£5)

With Jon Slade / Night of the Comet.

Solo acoustic set.

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