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Rimbaud and Libertine - The Vortex - October 2014

L’Académie des Vanités, The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ, 8 October 2014 – the last appearance in the current residency. Includes a repeat performance of the reworked and revised Yes Sir, I Will premiered at the 2014 Rebellion punk festival. Performance 20:00-23:00; tickets £8 in advance.

Penny Rimbaud’s L’ACADÉMIE DES VANITÉS – Penny Rimbaud & Eve Libertine/voice, Louise Elliot/sax & flute, Kate Shortt/cello and Jennifer Maidman/ guitars, plus Gee Vaucher and Mick Duffield on visuals – present the last gig of their current residency along with special guests, Annie Whitehead/trombone and Gene Calderazzo/drums.

The first half of the set will include Eve Libertine’s innovative interpretations of poems by William Blake, while the second half will be a presentation Penny Rimbaud’s rewrite of the classic Crass album, Yes Sir, I Will performed to great acclaim at this year’s Rebellion punk festival – but punk it is not! This is the poetry of jazz & the jazz of poetry of which Rimbaud and his gang of troubadours are masters & mistresses.

“Penny Rimbaud is one of England’s great rebel poets. Prolific author, founding member of Crass and fearless explorer of possibilities in life and art, Rimbaud has never been one to wallow in nostalgia. Over the three decades since Crass disbanded he has been involved with myriad arts projects, published over 14 books, and released music ranging from the free form jazz/spoken word agitations of The Last Amendment to last years ‘symphonic punk’ collaboration with The New Banalists.” – The Quietus

Penny Rimbaud performing at The Vortex

Penny Rimbaud performing at The Vortex

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The Word Is Your Oyster - 21 May 2014

Penny Rimbaud and his ‘L’Académie des Vanités’ (featuring Eve Libertine, Jennifer Maidman, Louise Elliot and Annie Whitehead) join the line-up of performers appearing at the launch event of ‘The Word Is Your Oyster‘ at The Russet Cafe, 17 Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT on 21 May 2014: “a new monthly night of poetry, music and storytelling where words and lyrics pave a path for creative expression.”

The Word – is your Oyster’, Performance Poetry, storytelling & live music, by Sarah P (front woman of Electric Landladies & LUND) & Ruby Thompson (Rising singer songwriter), launches its monthly night of performance poetry, storytelling & live music

Experienced performers, musicians and brave new writers come together for thoughtful performance, playful exploration and creative collaboration. Words and lyrics lead the way, whilst live music plays an integral part. The Finale of each night is an organic improvised creation between musicians performers and audience inspired by The Word of the month.

Paper & pens on tables and an Invitation to share a thought and drop it in the box. Musicians and performers create a piece using the audiences words.

Our Launch night line up is shaping up to be an exciting and eclectic mix of performers, spanning generations. We are delighted to have:

Penny Rimbaud and his ‘L’Académie des Vanités’. Penny Rimbaud is one of England’s great rebel poets. Prolific author, founding member of Crass and fearless explorer of possibilities in life and art.

Penny Rimbaud and Eve Libertine/voices Elliott/sax & flute

LUND

Resident band – an electrifying female rock/pop/poetry three-piece Sarah P (voice) Deirdre Cartwright (Guitar/loops) Ann Day (drums)

Jennifer Maidman: Brilliant guitarist/bass player/singer playing her own numbers

Ruby Thompson: Singer, songwriter, drummer and ponderer.

The night will hold other surprises, and each month will bring new talents with new words.

Lovely food available from 6.30. LAUNCH PARTY SPECIAL COCKTAILS & BEERS Buy 1 get 1 half price before 8.00.

Doors 7.30 first set 8.30. £4.00 in advance, £5 on the door.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lundband
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewordisyouroyster

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The Rebellion Festival (Blackpool, UK, August) report:

We have a very special event to open Rebellion Festivals 2014 on Thursday in the Empress Ballroom.

In commemoration of the thousands on both sides who died brutal, pointless deaths in Word War I, Penny Rimbaud and Eve Libertine present a reworking of the Crass classic Yes, Sir, I Will complete with a six piece band. They are joined by Gee Vaucher who will be showing the classic film of the same name. As Rimbaud puts it – ‘It will be good to do Yes, Sir at the festival because it’s probably more relevant today than it was thirty-five [actually, thirty-one] years back, and all the more so for this being the centenary year of ‘the war to end all wars’ – will we ever learn?’.

Day tickets are available for this special one off performance – see day tickets for Thursday 7 August 2014 at : http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/tickets/

Yes Sir, I Will

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The latest residency appearance by Penny Rimbaud’s Last Amendment at The Vortex jazz club in London on 16 October 2013 will feature a tribute to American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac.

Penny Rimbaud’s Last Amendment continue their a bi-monthly residency with TI JEAN, an evening devoted to Jack Kerouac who in his free-spirited Zen wanderings was seminal to the development of jazz and poetry as a fusion art form.

Eve Libertine will perform Kerouac’s phonetic masterpiece Sea, preceded by Penny Rimbaud’s tribute to Kerouac Ti Jean. With respectful sadness this piece follows Kerouac’s demise from dharma bum to blistered barfly. With Louise Elliott/sax & flute, Kate Shortt/cello, Annie Whitehead/trombone, Justina Curtis/piano and Jennifer Maidman/guitars.

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Rimbaud and Libertine - Fukushima benefit, Japan
Penny Rimbaud and Eve Libertine are scheduled to perform at the FREEDOMMUNE 0 ZERO 2013 concert in Chiba City, near Tokyo, Japan on Saturday 13 July; a benefit to raise funds for those affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011.

Saturday 13 JULY
FREEDOMMUNE 0 ZERO 2013
Makuhari hall,
Chiba City, near Tokyo, Japan.
5:00pm til 6:00am

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Penny Rimbaud’s Last Amendment present an evening of words and music based around Bracketpress’ new publication of Rimbaud’s tales of the New World (dis)Order America, and how! Tales from the New World 1973–2012

Wednesday 26th September 2012
The Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
8.30pm * Tickets £8
http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk

with Penny Rimbaud (voice),
Christine Tobin (voice),
Louise Elliott (sax & flute)
Kate Shortt (cello)
Liam Noble (piano)
Jennifer Maidman (bass and guitar)

plus sets from Eve Libertine (voice)
Chaz Webern (electronics)
and Christine Tobin

Mick Duffield is also advertising as providing ‘film/visuals’

Copies of Penny’s new book America, and how! – tales from the New World 1973-2012 will be available to buy at the venue, and are also available to buy from the Bracketpress site.

‘The foul breath of bohemia has never been sweeter’ (Vice Magazine)
‘Best turn a blind eye to this one’ (The Guardian)

Last Amendment - The Vortex - 26 September 2012

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