Thursday, 30 October 2014

Pre-Halloween VELVET TONGUE (2014) – Thanks!

What an amazing (and packed) pre-Halloween Velvet Tongue! 

I know I keep on saying this but London’s Erotic Literary Soiree just seems to be getting better and better. There was humour, there was kink, there was poignancy, there was tease, there were surprises, there were shocks, there was darkness, there was light, there was provocation, there was sensuality, nipple tassels, unorthodox nipple clamps, lots of flesh on display… and lots of food for thought too. 


Thanks a lot to all the wonderful performers (features and open-mic slots alike) who consistently blew my mind last night. And thanks also to the always sexy, always welcoming, always encouraging Velvet Tongue audiences; you are vital. And, yet again, pleased that everyone on the open mic list who turned up got the chance to read, including those on the reserve list. Thanks to the venue, The Book Club, for their support and to Bica for efficiently managing the door. And, indeed, Thanks! to John Fraser for the pix and everything.

The next Velvet Tongue is scheduled for MONDAY 2nd of March 2015.

Contributors in order of appearance were:
Ernesto Sarezale (the host), Jacky Donovan, Dan, Jonna Nummela, Nairobi Thompson, Randolph Hott,  Cathy Flower, Ania + Ashleen, Ant Smith, Richard Perkins, Elizabeth Aaron, Robert Yates, Tara Fleur, Tom Smith, Rene L'Amour, Roberta Francis, Tom Nash, Bel Lore, Tereza and Paul Reynolds.


See a picture of each participant below (in order of appearance):
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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):
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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):
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