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Faber Social and The Quietus Presents Love’s Secret Domain

April 28, 2014 | by Faber Social

Tags: Events, Film, Poetry, The Social, the quietus

On Monday, May 12th, The Quietus will be teaming up with Faber Social to present a night of music, words and film exploring the British uncanny and modern occult in relation to our history, culture, landscape and society.

Mark Pilkington of the Strange Attractor Press discusses the occult investigations of the English post-punk and industrial music scenes.

We’re grateful to the estate of Derek Jarman for their permission to screen Journey To Avebury, the filmmaker’s 1971 short that acts as a bridge between his work as painter and director. Journey To Avebury sees Jarman’s Super 8 footage of the English rural landscape around the Neolithic henge bathed in a chemical yellow glow, a hallucinogenic or apocalyptic vision that seems to sit outside time.

English Heretic, moniker of multimedia artist Andy Sharp, will present a narrative of its commemoration of the bizarre kidnap attempt on Princess Anne in 1974, by Ian Ball.

Coming on like a spittle flicking cross between LeRoi Jones and John Dee, Sean Bonney is one of the only political poets in England who truly deserves the title. The word ‘poetry’ doesn’t do justice to his outpourings. These are howled screeds, mantras for the dispossessed, curses scratched into the bus stop paintwork by an artist who knows how to wield the hammer and scalpel with an equally devastating effect.

Writer, and co-founder of The Quietus, John Doran’s reading details a trip to spend the weekend at Dungeness in a 1980s German camper van in an ill-starred attempt to give up drinking.

Grumbling Fur are the duo of Daniel O’Sullivan and Alexander Tucker. Their second album of otherworldly pop, Glynnaestra, was The Quietus’ favourite album of 2013. Having recently completed their forthcoming third album, Tucker and O’Sullivan promise “a DJ set – heavy on re-processing. Curdled Moon’s Milk.”

Where: The Social, 5 Little Portland St, London W1W 7JD
When: Monday May 12 2014.
Doors open at 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm
Tickets cost £5 in advance / £7 on the door

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