There certainly seems to be a shift afoot in the interest generated by books and spoken word evenings at the moment.
What with new libraries opening, book barges and all sorts of spoken word events we thought we would do a round up for you of what you could whet your appetite with this week.
This evening :
Charlie Dark hosts StorySLAM:Live at the Southbank Centre. To mark the Death festival the theme is ‘Afterlife’… (7.30pm, £8).
Maggie Gee, Owen Jones and Zaiba Malik join English PEN director Jonathan Heawood to talk about the relationship between contemporary British fiction and politics, at the London Review Bookshop (7pm, £10).
Hannah Jane Walker and AF Harrold join Dan Cockrill, Martin Galton, Rob Auton and Peter Hayhoe for Bang Said the Gun stand up poetry (8pm, £5).
The Poetry Takeaway‘s at the Southbank Centre all weekend. Get your personalised poem from the poetry van.
Hylda Sims hosts Fourth Friday poetry from Peter Phillips and Jon Sayers at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £6 / £5).
Myra Schneider reads from and discusses her work at Poetry East (7.30pm, £7).
Obey have teamed up with Love Me aka artist Curtis Kulig for a new range of apparel for their Spring/Summer 2012 capsule collection. The pieces are emblazoned with the artists tags, similar to the ones he places around places like LA where he is known for his street art. Check it out above.
In case you missed it this morning Arctic Monkey's were in the Radio 1 Live Lounge and as well as performing some of their own tracks they also did a special cover of Katy B's On A Mission.
Give it a listen.
While it's grey and miserable outside it is hard to imagine ever needing to wear sunglasses again but as the summer months creep ever nearer SUPER have released their new Spring/Summer 2012 Poissons sunglasses to help get us in the mood.
Coming in two different styles, the Paloma and the America both designs keep the classic SUPER design to them but this time come with tobacco coloured lenses and with a rather cool fish pattern on the arm too. If you like what you see and aren't afraid to prep for summer a little early the range is available now from stockists and online.
According to reports this morning sisters Sienna and Savannah Miller have stepped down as co-creative directors of their fashion line Twenty8Twelve.
Having launched the line in 2007 the pair are now said to be moving on to peruse different projects releasing a statement saying, 'We’ve had a brilliant six years at Twenty8Twelve and are now looking forward to new pastures. We wish the brand the best of luck for the future.'
The brand will carry on with the absence of the Millers but will now be known as Twenty8Twelve London.