Thursday, 11 June 2015

12th July 2015: QUEER TONGUE: A one-off spin-off of Velvet Tongue

Ernesto Sarezale celebrates the publication of his poetry collection “In The Name of The Flesh” with... QUEER TONGUE, a multidisciplinary showcase of queer voices featuring four wonderfully talented contributors: JONATHAN KEMP, PAT CASH, RICHARD SCOTT and RENE L'AMOUR, each representing a different side of spoken word: FICTION, DRAMA, POETRY and PERFORMANCE ART.

Together with an OPEN MIC session where everyone is welcome to participate. Sign up at the door on the night.

On Sunday 12 July 2015 at Tipsy, Dalston. Doors open 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm. Free entry but a hat will be passed around for voluntary contributions (to support the performers).

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438875236432355/

Fiction: JONATHAN KEMP is the well known author of the highlyacclaimed novel “The London Triptych”, a literary sensation. He is also a DJ and teaches creative writing, literature and queer theory. Jonathan will read from his celebrated new novel “Ghosting”, which will be available for sale at the event.

Drama: PAT CASH is a playwright, a spoken word artist, a freelance journalist and the host of hugely successful events such as “Spoken Word London”, “Let’s Talk about Gay Sex and Drugs” and more recently “NSFW”. Pat will perform a monologue from his 5-star Edinburgh Fringe play “The Fag Ash Monologues”.

Poetry: RICHARD SCOTT is an award-winning poet, radio broadcaster and opera connoisseur. His poems have been published in outlets as varied as “Poetry Review”, “BUTT magazine”, “The Poetry of Sex” (Penguin Anthology) and “Best British Poetry 2014” (Salt Anthology). Richard will read some of his sexier poems for us.

Performance Art: RENÉ L’AMOUR is a multidisciplinary performer and entrepreneur who combines spoken word with music, drag, rap, body art - and whatever comes his way - in his memorable, hugely inventive performances. RenĂ© will preview parts of his forthcoming Edinburgh Fringe show “Me, me, me”.

Host: ERNESTO SAREZALE, Erotic Award Winning Poet and former promoter of Erotic Literary Soiree “Velvet Tongue”, will read from his book In The Name of The Flesh, which will be available for sale at the event.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Velvet Tongue - Winter 2015: LA LENGUA DE TERCIOPELO (Hispanic special)

London's erotic literary soiree is back in 2015. And, this time with a with a special Hispanic flavour. 
On Monday 2nd March at The Book Club100 Leonard Street, EC2A, at 19:00. 
Entry: £5/£3/free to participants

With: 

Keith Jarrett (bilingual poetry slam winner)
Diana Junyent (pornoterrorist poet and performer)
Gabriel Moreno (bohemian poet and singer songwriter)
Ernesto Sarezale (erotic award winning poet and host of the event)

...special contributions from: Ascen Arriazu, Isabel del Rio, Mabel Encinas, Angel Samuel and more poetry & prose.

With the all-important OPEN MIC slots.

NOTE that the pre-booked open-mic quota for March's Velvet Tongue has already been met, which means that anyone requesting a spot after 5th December 2014 will be added to a "RESERVE LIST". There are always drop-outs on the night, so most people on the reserve list will most likely have the chance to read/perform anyway (and will get in for free). At the last few events EVERYONE who turned up got to read...

What people are saying about Velvet Tongue: 
http://velvettongueuk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/reviewspreviews-and-reports.html


Velvet Tongue celebrates the hot, the sweet, the viscous, the carnal, the sexy, the racy, the provocative, the lustful, the voluptuous, the libidinous, the playful, the flirtatious, the teasing, the suggestive, the explicit, the romantic, the cheeky, the bold, the brash, the brassy, the flashy, the risque, the pervy, the licentious, the queer, the depraved and the downright kinky. And flesh exposure is always encouraged on and off the stage... As bare as you dare.

pre-Velvet Tongue Eroticism

While you wait for the next edition of Velvet Tongue on the 2nd of March... here are some erotic offerings in London in the next few weeks :

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Pre-Halloween VELVET TONGUE (2014) – Thanks!

What an amazing (and packed) pre-Halloween Velvet Tongue! 

I know I keep on saying this but London’s Erotic Literary Soiree just seems to be getting better and better. There was humour, there was kink, there was poignancy, there was tease, there were surprises, there were shocks, there was darkness, there was light, there was provocation, there was sensuality, nipple tassels, unorthodox nipple clamps, lots of flesh on display… and lots of food for thought too. 


Thanks a lot to all the wonderful performers (features and open-mic slots alike) who consistently blew my mind last night. Thanks also to the always sexy, always welcoming, always encouraging Velvet Tongue audiences; you are vital. And, yet again, pleased that everyone on the open mic list who turned up got the chance to read, including those on the reserve list. Thanks to the venue, The Book Club, for their support and to Bica for efficiently managing the door. And, indeed, Thanks! to John Fraser for the pix and everything.

The next Velvet Tongue is scheduled for MONDAY 2nd of March 2015.

Contributors in order of appearance were:
Ernesto Sarezale (the host), Jacky Donovan, Jonna Nummela, Nairobi Thompson, Randolph Hott,  Cathy Flower, Ania + Ashleen, Ant Smith, Richard Perkins, Elizabeth Aaron, Robert Yates, Tara Fleur, Tom Smith, Rene L'Amour, Roberta Francis, Tom Nash, Bel Lore, Tereza and Paul Reynolds.


See a picture of each participant below (in order of appearance):
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Friday, 5 September 2014

Velvet Tongue - Autumn 2014 (pre-Halloween)

For its pre-Halloween edition, VELVET TONGUE, London's Erotic Literary Soiree, will provide a taste of the whip... and of leather .


Featuring:

Jacky Donovan + Daniel Richards + Nairobi Thompson + Jay Walker Randolph Hott (from Boylexe)

We will hear: tales from a dominatrix, poems on chem sex and bonobos, discussions of penis size, suggestive verses on Sapphic love and... a very teasing monologue - among other dark and sensual delights.

Plus the all important OPEN MIC SLOTS.

NOTE though that - as in previous editions - the pre-booked open-mic quota for October's Velvet Tongue has already been met, which means that anyone requesting a spot after 8th August 2014 is going onto a "reserve list". There are usually drop-outs on the night, so most people on the reserve list will most likely have the chance to read/perform anyway (and will get in for free). At the last two events everyone who turned up got to read...

Doors open at 7pm; show starts at 7.30pm. £5/£3, free to participants. At THE BOOK CLUB, 100 – 106 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH (Old St/Liverpool St tubes, Shoreditch High Street overground).

What people are saying about Velvet Tongue:
http://velvettongueuk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/reviewspreviews-and-reports.html

Velvet Tongue celebrates the hot, the sweet, the viscous, the carnal, the sexy, the racy, the provocative, the lustful, the voluptuous, the libidinous, the playful, the flirtatious, the teasing, the suggestive, the explicit, the romantic, the cheeky, the bold, the brash, the brassy, the flashy, the risque, the pervy, the licentious, the queer, the depraved and the downright kinky. And flesh exposure is always encouraged on and off the stage... As bare as you dare.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Summer VELVET TONGUE (2014) – Thanks!

It was really buzzing down at the basement of The Book Club in Shoreditch last Sunday! And sizzling hot despite the efficient air conditioning. 

I can safely say that Sunday’s Velvet Tongue was the busiest to date. On a couple of past occasions, we have been very close to the 100 mark. But last night, we clearly surpassed it. I estimate we had more than 110 punters through the door! Wow! 


Yet it’s not all about the quantity. The quality of the erotic readings and performances on the night was just spectacular. The featured speakers and the open-micers whose work I already knew not only delivered but actually exceeded my expectations. And the Velvet Tongue virgins, the newbies on stage, definitely kept the standards high. 

London's Erotic Literary Soiree just keeps getting better and better. 


But don't just take my word for it. Here's a review of the night:
http://poetrymonthly.wordpress.com/lunar-poetry-reviews-2/velvet-tongue-270714/

Thanks to everyone who graced the stage and indeed to the ever growing, ever sexy, ever welcoming audience! And thanks also to the new venue The Book Club for all the support and for providing such a wonderful space. 

And Thanks! to John Fraser for the pix and everything.

Contributors in order of appearance were:
Ernesto Sarezale (the host, in cutting edge swimwear)Immani Love, Pat Cash, Silk Worm, Susana Medina, Ruck, Janine Evans-Pollard , Primoz Junez, Rene L'Amour, Greg London, Captain of the Rant, Roberta Francis, Joe Walker, David Turner, Open Mind, Tara Fleur and Keith Jarret.

See a picture of each participant below (in order of appearance):
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