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:

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 David Green's set;

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Velvet Tongue: WINTER 2014

VELVET TONGUE, London's Erotic Literary Soiree, is back in 2014 at Bar Kick on Monday 10th of MarchAnd, yes, that is still winter. Wise men say spring  in the UK starts with the equinox, on the 20th of March. Doors open at 7pm; show starts at 7.30pm. £5/£3, free to participants. Bar Kick: 127 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JE. (Old St/Liverpool St tubes, Shoreditch High Street overground)

To get in the mood, watch: 'Velvet Tongue: The Movie' (1st Draft) (NSFW)


 Poetry from:

Live art from:
AMY KINGSMILL (performing "His Kisses")

(and other surprises TBC)

Plus the usual OPEN MIC slots! 

NOTE: The pre-booked open-mic quota for this month's Velvet Tongue has been met, which means that anyone requesting a spot after the 13th of January 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).

What people are saying about Velvet Tongue: 

Friday, 7 February 2014

Velvet Tongue (Aus)

London's Velvet Tongue has an Antipodean offspring in Melbourne, Australia, organised by erotic publishers Little RavenRead about it: here.

The first edition of the Australian Velvet Tongue on 6 February 2014 was "a raven success". Check the photos from the inaugural event.

The next one will be on 22 May 2014.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Velvet Tongue: VIDEOS

Scroll down for videos of readings and performances at Velvet Tongue, featuring Steven Pottle, Van Roberts, Cathy Flowers (reading Lucy Debussy's story), Pat Cash & Ernesto Sarezale:

Steven Pottle: 

Van Roberts (from Australia):

Cathy Flowers reading a story by Lucy Debussy:

Pat Cash:

Ernesto Sarezale:

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Autumn Velvet Tongue 2013: Thanks!

All Velvet Tongues so far have been very pretty babies and the last one was no exception. OK. I know it is not the role of a promoter to show any favouritism, but I must say that the last Velvet Tongue of 2013 was really special. In spite of the somewhat stressful technical glitches I experienced just before the night kicked off, I thoroughly enjoyed the Autumn Velvet Tongue - from beginning to end! The amazing array of thought provoking naughtiness, tenderness, tease, humour, explicit talk, visceral words and gutsy performance that filled the night was very special indeed. Thanks a lot to all the writers and performers, who contributed to such an astounding night. And to the the audience, who just seems to be getting sexier and sexier (as well as welcoming and receptive as ever). Thanks also to Pippa, John and Bar Kick for the continued support.

Velvet Tongue will be back on 10 March 2014.

Here is a report on the night by contributor Carl Chamberlain:

A writeup (in Spanish) in El Ibérico:

A review in QX magazine:

Contributors in order of appearance were:
Pippa (on the door), Ernesto Sarezale (pre-Chritmasy host), Long Horn, Cathy Flower, Kass Man, Ivor Dembina, Sunshine Faggio, Steve Rushton, Ashlee Christoffersen, Nic Argent, P s Artiste, Pat Cash, Rene L'Amour, Antonio Karezza, Paul Ebbs, Graham Buchan, Carl Chamberlain, Gideon K, Martin Sanderson. 

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