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):
(more pictures at:



















Friday, 13 June 2014

VELVET TONGUE, Summer 2014 - NEW VENUE!

The heat is on and Ernesto Sarezale brings his Erotic Literary Soiree to THE BOOK CLUB on Sunday 27 July for an aestival feast of words and carnality in its Summer Lovers edition. 

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/756579874373117/?fref=ts

The guest readers/performers are (in alphabetical order):


 

 PAT CASH    -    JACOB V. JOYCE    -    SUSANA MEDINA    -    RUCK 


Plus many OPEN MIC slots – NOTE: The pre-booked open-mic quota for July's Velvet Tongue has been met, which means that anyone requesting a spot after 13th June 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).


NOTE NEW VENUE:
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).


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.

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

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Spring Velvet Tongue 2014: Thanks!

Thanks to all the wonderfully sexy people who braced the Bank Holiday rain and made this year's spring edition of Velvet Tongue one of the busiest and most exciting to date. The features were as fantastic as expected (and beyond). And, not to be left behind, the open-micers surely kept the standards high. Pleased also that everyone on the open mic list who turned up got the chance to read, including those on the reserve list. And the audience was as gorgeous, warm and enthusiastic as ever. It got really hot and sweaty in the basement of Bar Kick... 

Velvet Tongue will be back on Monday 28 July 2014. Details coming soon. 



Contributors in order of appearance were:

Pippa Dee (at the door), Ernesto Sarezale (flowery host), Paul Ebbs, Tom Bland, Gideon K, Greg Mitchell, Lucy Debussy, Ashlee Christoffersen, Bruce Cadogan, Stephen Ross, Konstantinos Papacharalampos, Ant Smith, Ebony Rose Dark, Rene L'Amour, Jenna R-c, Jazzman John Clark, Ibrahim Bashiru and Alain English. 

See a picture of each participant below (in order of appearance):
(more pictures - including NSFW images - at:
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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Velvet Tongue: SPRING 2014

Spring has sprung and testosterone is rising. Velvet Tongue is back on the 26th of May at Bar Kick.


Hosted by Ernesto Sarezale, this spring's Velvet Tongue features the following poets and writers (in alphabetical order):




(and other surprises TBC)

Plus the usual OPEN MIC slots! 

NOTE: The pre-booked open-mic quota for May's Velvet Tongue has been met, which means that anyone requesting a spot after 19:00 BST on 4th of April 2014 will go onto a "waiting list". There are usually drop-outs on the night, so most of those on the waiting list will probably have the chance to read/perform anyway (and will get in for free).

Doors open at 7pm; show starts at 7.30pm. £5/£3, free to participants. At Bar Kick, 127 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JE. (Old St/Liverpool St tubes, Shoreditch High Street overground)

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. 

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


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Winter Velvet Tongue 2014: Thanks!

Every Velvet Tongue has its own personality and will surprise you and and amaze you where you least expect it. And this month's outstanding Velvet Tongue was no exception. A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the great success that was the first Velvet Tongue of 2014! 


Thanks foremost to the ever welcoming, ever sexy, ever uproarious, ever beautiful, ever supportive audience. Without you, we couldn't exist. And thanks also to all the wonderful performers for their strong and varied contributions. And thanks indeed to John and Bar Kick for the continued support.

Velvet Tongue will be back on Monday 26 May.

Here is a report on the night by poet and journalist, Pat Cash for QX magazine:
http://www.qxmagazine.com/blog-event/velvet-tongue-winter-2014/

Contributors in order of appearance were:
Ernesto Sarezale (silvery host), Amy Acre, Lotte Royer, Open Minds, Nairobi Thompson, Amy Kingsmill, Robin & Fanny from The Erotic Book Club, Xavier Leret, Steve Rushton, Ant Smith, Asma Chand, Rene L'Amour, Jason Why, Sean Wai Keung, Pat Cash, PJ Samuel, Alain English, Jazzman John Clarke and Paul Ebbs . 

See a picture of each participant below (in order of appearance):
(more pictures - including NSFW images - at:
and
and David Green's set;