Edward Barton: Live Dates - 2006

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October 2006
17 Oct: ADAPTATION: anapaest 2 anamorphic, Cornerhouse, Manchester, England


ADAPTATION: anapaest 2 anamorphic

No, not a Charlie Kaufman retrospective, but a showcase of specially commissioned short films exploring the kinship between verse and video; featuring the poetry of Jean Sprackland, Michael Symmons Roberts, Joolz Denby, Simon Armitage, Ed Barton, Helen Clare, Gaia Holmes and others, as adapted by filmmakers like Wilf Darlington, Brian Hill, Gwendolen Osmond, Kate Jessop, Sharon Keighley, Rob Millington, Austin Holdsworth, Richard Skelton, Owen Williams, Adam Wright, Esther Lisk-Carew and others. The screening will be interspersed with readings by Gaia Holmes and Helen Clare.

A special overexposed event in association with Comma Film.

Comma Film Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH

Part of the Manchester Literature Festival.
6.10pm. £3.50 / £2.50 concs.
Tickets & Info: 0161 200 1500

16 Oct: Bad Leg Book Launch, Matt & Phreds Jazz Club, Manchester, England

16/10/06 18.30

Edward Barton - book of poems - BAD LEG - launch party at Matt and Phred in Manchester.

We wil be screning MY MUM MY DOG, MY DOG MY MUM a short video about mothers dogs and loss. Ed will be reading selections from his new book BAD LEG and has given himself a good talking to and promised to behave. The video, of course isnt complete - we mostly have an edit but need a couple more shots - we are waiting for the light but running out of time.


Launch of the first collection of verse from songwriter, filmmaker, curator, performance artist, painter, designer and now... poet. When Ed’s not penning chart-stompers for the likes of Kylie Minogue (‘Confide in Me’), and Opus 3 ('It’s a Fine Day'), he is consistently pushing the packet on behalf of Manchester’s art and music generally. From his show-stopping appearance on The Tube in the mid 80s (playing a ukulele with a wooden spoon), to his curatorship of Manchester’s first (and only) Dadaist gallery, Oblong… his signature across the disciplines is unmistakable. His music nights Hip Replacement and Misery challenge the notion of what a live event can be, and as a video maker, he’s worked with the likes of James, Dub Sex, The Inspiral Carpets and others. He also draws and crayons. Tonight Ed performs from his unexpected first collection of poetry, Bad Leg (Comma Press), complete with special, undisclosed guests, and a general one-off return for the Hip Replacement magic.

Guests to include Rachel Pratt, The Nature Corner and Welsh rap act, The Delicated Hammers.

Plus films by Sharon Keighley, Scott Davenpoet and others.

Stand well back from the stage and don’t look Ed in the eye.

Matt & Phreds Jazz Club, 64 Tib Street, Manchester M14.
£4 / £3 concs.
Info: 0779 256 4747, tickets on door.

Part of the Manchester Literature Festival.

February 2006
26 Feb: Walking My Troubles Away presents: Auto Test Pilot (Phase 2) B, Tiger Lounge, Manchester, England

‘Walking My Troubles Away’

(Mike Chavez-Dawson, Robin Nature-Bold &

Len Horsey, Norman Clayture)


‘Auto Test Pilot (Phase 2) B’

(A Club Night as an Artwork)


Sunday 26th February 2006

8pm – 1am

(£2.80p in, plus a bottle of wine for cheap, bar open until 12.30am)



The Night Jars

(Can meets Television with a lead bass player like no other, 11.30pm)

Edward Barton

(Artist & poet resident contributor back with conviction, 10.30pm)

Billy Ruffian

(It’s all in the name, modern day poetic’n'roll garagesque sounds, 10pm)

The One Armed Foo Poodles

(To reawaken the rock’n'roll in your heart, 9.30pm)

John Palmer

(Pyrotechnical acousticism to set your mind on fire, 9.30pm)

The Lecturers

(Michael Wilson & Dave Maass, a choice of words’n'themes to meld the mind, 9pm)

Rolling Jones

(Up The Racket DJ Playing records in between acts and beyond)



Mr Chavez-Dawson

(Artist… Modern day Don Quixote and Faustian figure to his alter egos…)

And other odd stuff…

(First act on at 9)


Tiger Lounge

5 Cooper Street

(Runs parallel to Mosely Street, off Fountain Street)


£2.80p (80p to Members) Entry Fee

(Yes, there will be door staff)