Friday, 25 May 2012

Olympic Velvet Tongue: London's sexiest erotic poetry event

The summer edition of Velvet Tongue, London’s Erotic Literary SoirĂ©e, will be part of
the Shoreditch Fringe and as the date (30 July) almost coincides with the opening of the Olympic Games in London 2012, we will have an Olympic theme. 
Velvet Tongue will celebrate its Olympic edition with a tribute to the human body in all its forms and shapes, presenting a muscular international ensemble including:
  • erotic visual art by Persian Sina and his Olympian man-gods of the Homoverse
  • very physical live art by Anglo-Chilean Mmmmm (Adrian Fisher and Luna Montenegro)
  • a sexy and sensual performance by Athenian goddess Stav B
Plus the usual open mic slots and other surprises still to be confirmed.

In good old Olympic fashion, some of this will be performed the way sports were performed in Ancient Greece: in the nude.

Hosted by Basque gymnosophist and Erotic Award winning poet, Ernesto Sarezale.

OPEN MIC slots (5 mins): email Ernesto (ernesto [at] NOTE:  The open-mic quota for this month's Velvet Tongue has been met, which means that anyone requesting a spot after the 19th of July will go onto a "waiting list". There are usually drop-outs on the night, so many of those on the waiting list will probably have the chance to read/perform anyway (and  will get in for free).  

Thursday, 3 May 2012

April Velvet Tongue: Thanks!

Spring 2012 brought yet another outstanding Velvet Tongue! Brimming with sauciness and loveliness from performers and audience alike, this was easily the most entertaining Velvet Tongue to date… and possibly the one with (ahem) the most flesh exposed… Thanks to all the amazing performers, the glamorous door lady, Pippa Dee, the helpful staff at the Bar Kick and the loveliest of audiences for making this edition of Velvet Tongue such an excellent night!

And don't forget the special Olympic edition in July !

Some words from Annie Player (founder of the Erotic Meets and one of this month's participants):
“It's the perfect place to try new work and show off your talent with a room buzzing full of writers and fans of poetry and word. It's not simply readings though, the performers that it attracts are hands on, hansom and props and interaction with the audience often occur...”

Host: Ernesto Sarezale

Participants (in order of appearance): Peter Daniels, Annie Player, Steven Purbeck Howarth, Dominic Berry, Rene L'Amour, Dzifa Benson, Becky Fury, Tim Harris, Alison Brumfitt, Edward Unique, The Rather Reverend Dark Horse, Amy Acre, Sunshine Faggio, Lisa Jayne, Steven Pottle, Cynth Icorn, Errol McGlashan. See photos below.
A sample here: