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28 Mar 2015 14:00

Cemetery Romance with S.d.Ch. accompanied by a host of British Poets

Czech artist, writer and dramatist Miloslav Vojtíšek will be joined by a series of contemporary British poets for a unique literary tour of the magnificent Kensal Green Cemetery. S.d.Ch. who has worked for many years as a grave digger will explain the art of exhumation, while other artists including Emily Berry, SJ Fowler, James Davies & Tom Jenks will present their work, as it relates to the dead & death, throughout the beautiful Gothic surroundings of one of London’s magnificent seven cemeteries.

Miloslav Vojtíšek aka S.d.Ch. is coming to London to present his exhibition of collages and comics at Divus London gallery, launch the English edition of his new book Makeshift Imitatio Christi and present a staged reading of his play Spiritual Death in Venice.

As a special one off event, you can also join him and a series of British poets for this unique literary tour of the magnificent Kensal Green Cemetery. The event, curated by poet and cultural animator SJ Fowler will take form of a toured walk with multiple stops for short artistic performances and readings. S.d.Ch. who has worked for many years as a grave digger will explain the art of exhumation and share stories from his profession, while other artists, including Emily Berry, SJ Fowler, Scott Thurston, James Davies & Tom Jenks will be reading amidst the gravestones and mausoleums of the cemetery's imitable landscape.

Featuring  S.d.Ch, Emily Berry, Scott Thurston, James Davies, Tom Jenks & others 

Free entry, necessary RSVP at info@czechcentre.org.uk

Meeting at 2pm in front of the Kensal Green Cemetery main gate, near the intersection of Harrow Road and Kilburn Lane http://www.kensalgreencemetery.com/

With thanks to the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery

Emily Berry writes poems and other things. Her debut book of poetry, Dear Boy (Faber & Faber, 2013) won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize. She is a contributor to The Breakfast Bible (Bloomsbury, 2013), a compendium of breakfasts. www.emilyberry.co.uk

SJ Fowler is a poet, artist & curator. He has published seven collections of poetry and has been commissioned by the Tate, the London Sinfonietta and Highlight Arts. He is the poetry editor of 3am magazine and the founder of the Enemies project www.stevenjfowler.com

Scott’s Thurston’s most recent book is Figure Detached Figure Impermanent (Oystercatcher 2014). He co-organises The Other Room, co-edits the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry and lives in Manchester.

Tom Jenks has published seven books, the most recent being The Tome of Commencement, a spreadsheet translation of the Book of Genesis. He administers the avant objects imprint zimZalla. http://www.zshboo.org/

James Davies' poetry includes Plants, Acronyms and A Dog. He is also the editor of if p then q and co-organises The Other Room reading series. Other Room resources website and reading series in Manchester. For more see http://www.jamesdaviespoetry.com

More about S.d.Ch. here http://www.divus.cc/london/cs/article/b-s-d-ch-a-makeshift-imitatio-christi-b-exhibition-and-new-book

This event is kindly supported by  Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery and The Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic


































SJ Fowler


Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, London W10 4RA


28 Mar 2015 14:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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