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Penny Rimbaud gigs in Derry, Dublin and Belfast

Penny Rimbaud is a poet, drummer, writer, former member of the performance art group EXIT and co-founder of the anarchist punk band Crass, with Steve Ignorant in 1977. He also set up the anarchist/pacifist Dial House community in 1967 with Gee Vaucher and Phil Russell and helped to instigate the free festival movement.

An ardent, articulate and still angry polemicist, his works include Reality Asylum, Rocky Eyed and Oh America. Says Rimbaud of his own legacy: “our response to things wasn’t a musician or a lyrical response, it was a political response.”

Louise Elliott is an Australian tenor saxophonist and has performed with a wealth of international musicians. Originally known for her appearances with cult rock outfits Laughing Clowns, The Saints, Ed Kuepper and Paul Kelly, Louise has a fiery commitment to inspiring and energetic live performance which has been referred to in the media as “her profoundly diverse smorgasbord of funk, blues and rock” and “an African inspired jazz explosion”. She has played with Penny Rimbaud for nine years.

Accompanied by Louise’ haunting sax, Penny Rimbaud will read a selection of his work. Join us for an unforgettable evening with a truly righteous, independent spirit.

May 6th - Derry: Sandinos Cafe Bar 10pm  http://www.sandinos.com/

May 7th – Dublin: Seomra Spraoi 8pm http://bit.ly/a4WL2 (performance will be followed by a Q & A and DJs)

May 8th – Belfast: McHughs Basement 3pm performance (Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival) http://bit.ly/cwiedI

The Belfast gig will be followed by a round table discussion on the future and relevance of anarchism held at the Warzone Centre, Clarence St, Belfast. This event will feature a panel including Penny and will be filmed. http://www.warzonecollective.com/

Steve Ignorant adds European dates to The Last Supper tour

photo by Matteus Mondini

As previously reported, Steve Ignorant is putting together a tour called The Last Supper, for which he will be performing CRASS songs from the period 1977-1982.  The tour is a one-off which Steve is hoping to take around the UK, Europe, the USA/Canada, Japan and possibly Australia before packing away his CRASS songbook and moving on to other projects.   A new batch of European dates have been added to the existing UK shows.  A finale show will take place in London once all of the other parts of the world have been visited.

Steve also has a Facebook page set up and has been blogging there recently about the forthcoming tour, and what real fear is like.

The Last Supper 2010
24 Sep  UK Bristol – O2 Academy
25 Sep  UK Birmingham – O2 Academy
01 Oct  UK Manchester – Academy
02 Oct  UK Edinburgh – Liquid Room
15 Oct  NL Amsterdam – Melkweg
16 Oct  DE Köln/Cologne – Underground
17 Oct  DE Frankfurt – Exzess
19 Oct  DE München/Munich – Feierwerk
20 Oct  DE Berlin – Festsaal
21 Oct  PL Lodz – Dekompresja
22 Oct  DE Hamburg – Hafenklang
23 Oct  DK  Copenhagen – Loppen