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FANTOMIC:Ghost of Jimmy Hendrix

August 27, 2017

M309 invites you to the monthly poetry open mic 


Anarchist poem, love poems, grim or joy, old or new, bring it on: the whole lot. 
Please come early to book a reading slot 
to the most friendly poetry event around.
We are a non-profit entity that feed only on the love of words, lines and sounds

Compere:
Peter O'Neill 

Artwork:
Toby Bodi

Entry:
Free

Location:
Old Credit Union
5 Hyslop Street
LIverpool L8 5UA

Time: 
19:00 to ATTEND

Drinks and snacks will be available, so dont forget to bring a friend...

 

Edinburgh International Book Festival: 13-29 August 2016

August 13, 2016



Details available on : https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/

At the centre of this year’s Book Festival is a major series of events which takes a look at the migrant experience. Antivirus/Lastbench will be leading a panel where participants shares their personal, political and historical perspectives and offer a British/Scottish, European and global narratives. At a time when the displacement of human beings has become an international issue, We will be focusing on stories about individuals and fami...


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*drumrolls*

September 25, 2015

The painting at the cover is by Afrida. She is a child prodigy. She was all of twelve years old when she painted this. I feel teary that it adorns this book. Hope i get to know her someday. This is the sort of work where the translator and the editor becomes like one person, like two people do when they are making love. Poetry is very similar to lovemaking in any case. I know Afrida has done justice to Falguni Ray, hope Ratulda and I did it too. This'll be available in Kolkata shortly, and i ...


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Coming soon: Atindriyo Chakrabarty's 'And Those other Ghosts of Love'

July 14, 2012
Antivirus Production proudly  presents this young, yet talented bilingual poet, Atindriyo Chakrabarty. Publication date: october 2012, will be available in conventional and ebook formats...
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Aaron Murdoch's First Poetry Collection 'Twenty From Ten'

March 24, 2012
Following the book launch @ Dead Good Poets Society, Aaron's book is now available on the web and in major independent bookshops around. 
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International Mother Language Day @ Liverpool

February 20, 2012
On this tuesday 21st February we would like as many of our International Students as possible to come along to the Gateway Building Foyer at Liverpool Hope University to attend Lastbench in conjunction with Hope Worldwide organised 'International Mother Language Day' events including inter media art performance, exhibition and documentary show and  write a message in your own language on our special banner/canvas to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism...
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Sunil and his 'Guitar-Veena'

December 5, 2011
Sunil  Anandatheertha was introduced to playing veena by his mother Smt.  Sandhya who is a vainika herself. Saraswati Guitar Beena is the ordinary electric guitar played with the accuracy and effectiveness of a traditional Saraswati Veena. As a consequence, it is no longer just a guitar but the closest younger sister of Saraswati Veena.

He has developed playing methods and techniques for guitar which are more effective when compared to ordinary techniques. By developing these techniques, he ha...

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Publication announcement of 'Matrik' (dimensional)

August 25, 2011
After a long sleep the magazine 'Matrik' (dimensional) is going the the press again...

though we do not intend to make anyone bound, still the felt compelled to mention that the theme is, 'post-metropolitan mind'. 

the word 'post-metropolitan-ism' is an hybrid outcome of our recent approach which we are trying to develop in order to introduce an different contemporary understanding in any genre of human thoughts and actions...

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intentional delay to publish a regular littlemag...

August 24, 2011
The publication of September 2011 issue of Lastbench is being deliberately delayed, besides the fact that its ready to go in production...

The online version will be available in due time, but the printed version will be out during Liverpool Bangla Film Festival October 2011...

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Changes in show dates...

July 20, 2011
Due to the 'commercial commitments' of the venue partners(the universities, the bricks) one or two screening dates for the Bangla film festival Liverpool october 2011 may move to another, which will be notified in due course; however, our extensive events has no moral impact of the fact that, in real world, in the battle of arts and commerce... anyway, all the stories are known...
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