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From our home at 32 St Andrews Street, we host events like book launches, performances, screenings and reading groups with publishing at their heart. We provide the space for your event or group free of charge, all you need to do is promote it (or not if the occasion needs to be closed to a wider public.) We have lots of stools and a handful of backed chairs, we also have a toilet on site. If you are interested in holding an event here, please get in touch!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday 5th June 6-9pm
OFFSITE PUBLICATION LAUNCH: it's not a pill I need but a sewer to jump in by Fritz Welch

Join us at the opening of Fritz Welch's exhibition "it's not a pill I need but a sewer to jump in" where we will be launching a new publication by Fritz Welch.

The book surveys an extensive archive of Welch's practice across drawing, collage and sculpture, published alongside sometimes candid and otherwise formal documentation of live performances, snapshots of friends, family and incidental moments which collapse the boundary between art making and life making. Here, art making is a daily practice, whether in the studio, at the gig, or with many of his extensive network of collaborators. In his practice, Welch employs drums, ink, voice, objects, movement, paint and language in order to transmutate imagined and appropriated elements from science fiction, body horror, underground comics and disposable pop culture detritus and produce works packed with abject humour and weird pathos. 

Wednesday 5th June 6-9pm

Headplant, 46 Carlton Place, rear studio, access lane via Nicholson Street, Glasgow, G5 9TW

The exhibition includes sound design by David Moré, and the opening night will feature a performance by Aniela Piasecka at 8pm.

Tuesday 18th June: 6:30 — 8:30pm
Caleb Nichols, Mícheál McCann, Charles Lang & Leo Bussi

Caleb Nichols is a queer poet and musician from a working class family in California. His poetry and prose has been published or is forthcoming in places like the New England Review, 14 Poems, Poetry Wales, Redivider, and 45th Parallel. His Kelp Books chapbook “Teems/Recedes” was called “a gorgeous abundance” by Chen Chen and his Bottlecap Press chapbook “Chan Says & Other Songs” was called “marvelously queer” by Eduardo Corral. Caleb’s critically acclaimed rock opera “Ramon” was released on iconic indie label Kill Rock Stars in 2022 and he's toured in North American and Europe in support of it and other KRS releases. A best of the net nominee, and a recipient of an Academy of American Poets University prize, Caleb is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Bangor University in North Wales. 

Mícheál McCann is from Derry City. His poems have appeared in Banshee, The Stinging Fly, The Poetry Review and Poetry Ireland Review, anthologised in Queering the Green (Lifeboat Press, 2021) and Romance Options (Dedalus Press, 2023) and have been broadcast on RTÉ and BBC. He is the co-editor of Hold Open the Door (UCD Press, 2020) and has published three poetry pamphlets, most recently Keeper (Fourteen Publishing, 2022). Devotion, his first collection of poems, is forthcoming from The Gallery Press in May 2024.

Charles Lang (b. 1995) is from Glasgow. His poems have recently appeared in Poetry Ireland ReviewThe Poetry Review and The Rialto. His collection The Oasis is forthcoming with Skein Press in 2025.

Leo Bussi is a poet and researcher based in Glasgow. He runs Waterwings Press, a reading series and poetry press. 

Thursday 27th June, 6:30 - 8:30pm
READINGS & IN CONVERSATION: Sophie Seita with Marita Fraser, Rebecca Wilcox and Tawona Sithole

Join us to welcome Sophie Seita, who will be reading from her book Lessons of Decal (87 Press) alongside Marita Fraser, Rebecca Wilcox and Tawona Sithole.

"A decal is a copy, a transfer of forms and knowledge, something that sticks and leaves a mark. Lessons of Decal meditates on these transfers, on writing and making art, and on the many voices and art works that teach us how to read and think and be. Using personal reflections, close readings, and poetic interventions, Lessons of Decal gathers a series of passionate and playful essays that treat Form as their side-kick, experimenting with the confusing, unpredictable and pleasurable side of language along the way."

Sophie Seita is a London-based artist and researcher whose work swims in the muddy waters of language and is informed by deep listening, critical opacity, queer abstraction, and a playfulness that’s both rigorous and pleasurable. Often working with others across various art forms but also across space and time, they're expanding and deepening their ongoing collaboration with the musician and conductor Naomi Woo, to give voice to forgotten queer archives, alongside other international artists, academics, gardeners, designers, and writers, as part of The Hildegard von Bingen Society for Gardening Companions.

Marita Fraser is an artist, writer, performer and researcher exhibiting and performing internationally. Marita's most recent work includes the development of the feminist method "speaking with", through doctoral thesis and upcoming publication on this methodology.

Rebecca Wilcox is an artist mainly working with writing and audio, often collaboratively. She is interested in apperception, poetics and a notion of the ‘ideal’ version versus second-hand recordings, loops and traces, in relation to the reproduction of ideas.

Tawona Sithole, my spirit name, ganyamatope dzapasi, inspires me in sharedcreativity and learning. co-founder, Seeds of Thought arts group; UNESCO artist-in-residence, University of Glasgow. mostly i appreciate my work for the many inspiring people it allows me to meet.

Friday 5th July: 6:30 — 8:30pm
PUBLICATION LAUNCH: FLOOD zine & FIELDNOTES Issue 6

Join Fieldnotes for their first event in Glasgow!

They will be launching FLOOD, a new zine documenting a workshop series between 2023-2024 which explored place-making poetics across coastal and riverside spaces in the South East of England, investigating the tensions underlying shifting landscapes, intertidal zones, living systems and anonymised processes of de/composition. The zine brings together prompts, references and outcomes from the series. 

They will also be launching the new print issue of FIELDNOTES, titled 'the destructive method'. Our sixth issue contains new writing and artwork from Anne Carson, Joe Clark, Elijah Jackson, Manuela De Laborde Noguez, Jonas Eika, Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg, Ocean Vuong, Vanessa Billy, D.S. Marriott, Stephen Emmerson, Kidist Amberber, Robert Beavers, Natasha Cox, Gregory J. Markopoulos, Chris Kraus, Emmett Lewis, Tava Tedesco, Flo Ray, Imane Boukaila, Chris Martin, Adam Wolfond and Rasha Abdulhadi.

There will be readings by FIELDNOTES friends and contributors including artists and writers Kate Paul and George Finlay Ramsay, introduced by FIELDNOTES Editor Bella Marrin.