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Poster Programme

JUNE

Publisher of the Month: Test Centre

Vox Box
Marcia Farquhar
Juke Box in the Bookshop

Thursday 18 June
Man Made Structures and The Disembodied Voice 
((( Recording 10 – 4pm)))
Public Talk, 6 – 8pm

Thursday 25 June
HAVE A NO: Spread the Spoken Word
Live Event, 7 – 10pm

Saturday 27 June
Dial Stories
Writing & FM Radio Workshop with sound artist Chris Wood, 12 – 7pm

Tuesday 30 June
Paul Buck's Pressed Curtains Tapes
Test Centre Launch and Listening Event, 7 – 9pm

JULY

Publisher of the Month:
Drawing Room Confessions

Saturday 4 July
Drawing Room Confessions
Live Listening Event, 5 – 8pm

Monday 6 –  8 July
Jenny Moore
((( Recording )))

Wednesday 8 July
“You can't win them all, ladies and gentlemen: Quality”
Jenny Moore & Guests
Live Radio Show, 7.30pm

Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 July
Bookable Studio Sessions
((( Recording )))
Wednesday 15 July, 10 – 1pm
Wednesday 15 July, 2 – 5pm
Thursday 16 July, 10 – 1pm
Thursday 16 July, 2 – 5pm
Friday 17 July,10 – 1pm
Friday 17 July, 2 – 5pm
Saturday 18 July, 10 – 1pm
Saturday 18 July, 2 – 5pm

Monday 20 – Friday 24 July
Typography Summer School

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 July
DJ Workshop for Women
Workshop with Maria Guggenbichler & Amal Alhaag

AUGUST

Publisher of the Month: Sinkhole

Saturday 1 August
Super Woofer
Sound Fair & Summer Party

((( Recording )))
James Langdon

 




 

 

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Tuesday 30 June 2015
Paul Buck's Pressed Curtains tapes
Test Centre Launch and Listening Event, 7 -9pm

On the 30th of June Test Centre will launch 'Paul Buck's Pressed Curtains Tape Project', a boxed set of 10 cassette tapes from Buck's archive, including material by Eric Mottram, Allen Fisher, Cris Cheek, Pierre Joris, Bill Griffiths, Jean-Luc Parant, Robert Kelly and Kathy Acker.

In the late 1970s Buck initiated a series of cassette releases tied to his magazines 'Curtains' and 'Twisted Wrist'. Of a projected series, only a couple saw the light of day, made to order from master tapes and given handwritten labels. Beyond these 2 tapes (by Eric Mottram and, in combination, Buck and Ulli McCarthy) lay far more extensive recordings of magazine contributors, friends and correspondents.

Some were recorded at Buck's home in Hebden Bridge, some were sent in correspondence, and others were recorded from public readings. A mixture of straight readings, performance pieces, or improvisations in the area of sound poetry, the archive is a unique collection which captures the experimentation and creative energies of an exciting and influential group of writers and performers.

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Test Centre are Publisher of the Month at X Marks the Bökship throughout June 2015.
Test Centre is an independent publishing house and record label with an interest in the spoken and written word. Based in Hackney, East London, it was established in 2011 by Will Shutes and Jess Chandler. A selection of their books and records will be on display and for sale in the bookshop.


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