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10/04/17: Live at the Roxy

Related: 2016 interview with Andy Czezowski

09/04/17: Four By Four Interviews on Aesthetics

Four Interviews on Aesthetics

The four interviews collected in this volume were done in an attempt to understand the value of art and to foreground its importance. four by three magazine editors Christine Jakobson and Bernard Hay have spoken with leading philosophers Paul Guyer and Andrew Bowie, as well as with Palme d’Or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Turner Prize winning artist Susan Philipsz, in order to illustrate the ways in which artworks reflect on fundamental historical, political and ethical issues, while giving voice to the deep affinities and differences that philosophy and art share.

06/04/17: Berlin Bodies at the Whitechapel

Stephen Barber‘s Berlin Bodies: Anatomizing the Streets of the City (Reaktion) examines how people have interacted with the streets, buildings, squares and spaces of the German capital, from riots and ruins to nightclubs, architectural experiments, citywide spectacles, film, art and performances, all of which have affected the structure of the city and the people who inhabit it.

The book launches at the Whitechapel Art Gallery (Zhilka Auditorium) on 20 April 2017 from 7.00pm.

30/03/17: Are Bohemians Doomed?

A Sohemian Society event

The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, North Soho, London W1

Wednesday April 12, 7.30pm

Entrance fee: £5

Peter York, in conversation with Cathi Unsworth, will consider some of the pressing issues of our day. He will ask whether Bohemians are doomed? Whether Hipsters are completely content-free? And whether the entire Sloane world is now owned and controlled from Shanghai or whether Steve Bannon sees himself as a figure from The Book of Revelation?

28/03/17: 3:AM Asia: Project Godie event, Tokyo

Friday May 19, from 19.30

Art & Space Cococara, 202 Kudo building, 2-Chome-27-20, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 

Admission: Y500 (includes one drink)

Project Godie, a multi-platform heritage programme celebrating the North East of England’s strong historic links to Japan through dance, music, film and literature, arrives in Tokyo with this launch event.

As part of the Project launch, Adam Denton (co-producer) will perform a live improvised soundtrack to the Project Godie performance film.

The sonic aspect of the film will draw upon sampled material used in the original performances, as well as Denton’s memory of those events; articulated with electric guitar, miscellaneous electronics and voice.

[image: Aaron Guy]

21/03/17: Fiction Submissions Open

For a limited time, 3:AM is pleased to welcome submissions of fiction and prose for online publication.

The editors share a particular interest in writing that is linguistically and formally experimental. We value the bold, the considered and the deft.

The window for submissions begins today March 21st 2017 and will remain open for four weeks: the closing date for submissions is April 21st 2017 (GMT). Any work sent after midnight on this date will not be considered.

Please find a list of guidelines as per the submissions process below. We look forward to reading your work.

— Eley Williams and Hestia Peppe


Fiction Co-Editors

    • Before sending a piece, please do read previous work that has appeared on 3:AM’s Fiction pages. Many recent and archived pieces are available here.
    • Individual submissions should be no longer than 2500 words. Although the editors have a strong interest in short pieces of fiction, standalone extracts from longer works will also be considered.
    • Pieces should be previously unpublished in English. This includes publication on personal blogs or forums. New translations are welcome and encouraged. In each case, however, the written permission of the original writer/publisher must also be provided.
    • No more than one piece of work per call for submissions, multiple submissions will not be read.
    • Entry is free. 
    • All submissions must be made electronically.
    • Please email your writing as an attached .pdf, .doc or .docx file, with your name + title in the file’s name. For example, FIRSTNAME_SURNAME-SUBMISSION_TITLE.docx.
    • Along with your work, please include a short third person biography in the body of your email (not in any accompanying attachment). Include any links to work elsewhere that you would like published alongside your piece if it is accepted.
    • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please do inform the editor at the below address immediately should your piece be accepted for publication elsewhere.
    •  We seek diverse writing by a diversity of authors. Writers of colour, women, non-binary, trans* and queer writers are currently under-represented at 3:AM and are enthusiastically encouraged to submit.
    • If your work is accepted by the journal, the editors will get in touch via the email address supplied during submission. . 
    • We are sorry but due the high volume of submissions we cannot supply individual responses or editorial feedback for work that is not accepted.
    • If a response has not been received by the end of June 2017, it is unlikely that 3:AM will be using your piece at this time.
    • 3:AM is run entirely by volunteers, we do not pay writers (or ourselves).


 To submit, please email your work to Eley and Hestia at:

 3amsubmissions (at) gmail (dot) com




10/03/17: ‘The War is Never Over’

Filmmaker Beth B is crowdfunding her documentary on NYC noise institution (and sometime 3:AM contributor) Lydia Lunch via Kickstarter:

Ultimately, the film will frame Lunch’s music and performance through the lens of the various philosophical themes that have obsessed her for years: sex, violence, drugs, deviance, porn, feminism, misogyny, lust and love…a rule breaker not easily defined and never constrained!

Pay up. Pay up now.

07/03/17: Human Punk night (John King)

Related: 2016 interview

06/03/17: English PEN Modern Literature Festival

The 2nd English PEN Modern Literature Festival: 30 writers, poets, novelists, playwrights and artists come together to continue English PEN’s relationship with innovative contemporary literature over one extraordinary day. The writers will present brand new poetry, text, reportage & performance, each celebrating and evidencing the struggle of a fellow writer from around the world, currently supported by the English PEN writers-at-risk programme.

27/02/17: Les P’tites Femmes De Soho

17th of March to 30th of April 2017
WE ARE CUTS, a Soho institution since 1984, at 33A Dean St, proudly presents


an art show by Anne Pigalle

We live in a time where the ruling elite and the landowners, who own the urban spaces, and only seem interested in lining their own pockets, are increasingly destroying the soul of our communities and crushing culture as we have known it, forcing the locals to move out and closing down even protected venues as to make a quick buck.

Soho is a prime example, it is the heart of London and this issue seems to be happening more per square foot than anywhere else in the world. Take Madame Jojo’s cabaret club, Berwick Street market (totally vanished or abeyant) and the 12 Bar club in Denmark Street (the oldest building in London), as just a few examples.

Anne Pigalle, The Last Chanteuse, says: “Stop the carnage, respect our buildings and our souls and we will respect you, keep the human spirit and places of interest and characters alive, consider the locals, they are human!”

Anne has lived and sang in all the clubs in Soho for many years, it is a topic close to her heart…

Soho has been the home for burgeoning music for decades as well as the place where artists and other such figures, groups and scenes would hang and mix, such as Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud at the recently defunct Colony Room, and many more…

After all, the French Huguenots have built what we know as Soho, which in many ways resembles the district of Pigalle where Anne originated.

From 1685, the first self-proclaimed immigrants, les réfugiés, 40,000 came, took refuge between Soho and Spitalfields, fleeing mortal religious discrimination, fighting for their freedom, and bringing with them the industry of Silk (like the Courtauld family), silversmithing, food, banking, medicine and the inevitable spirit of Bohemia. French currency was used and French language was spoken until what seems fairly recent, the turn of the 20th century.

We, the people of the city, can accept a couple of glass buildings but never the systematic crushing and destruction of a complete culture with its music and art places and communities, its lust for FUN, adventure, imagination and FREEDOM.

This show is dedicated to us, who have become the misfits; to the destitute, the derelicts, the outcasts. This show is dedicated to the sick, the prostitutes, the old, the poor, the harlots and the children of London Bridge Cross and Bones cemetery, to the ghosts of the Huguenots, to the little ladies of Soho – and to WOMEN of course, as we intend to pursue our ESCAPADE, our right to freedom and JOIE DE VIVRE – against the new oppressors of gentrification.

Anne is a well-known chanteuse, performer and visual artist. Her career speaks for itself. She has lately realised a tour de force by colliding the worlds of art and pop music in creating and infiltrating the market with her own DIY Madame Sex ART CD experience.

Anna McNay, the art critic, writes in her interview of Anne for State Magazine: “Anne Pigalle is certainly not a woman who will allow herself to be controlled”.

Anne’s work has been compared to Cindy Sherman and Carlo Mollino for the photography, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Toulouse-Lautrec for the painting.

Anne will present in the show both archival work and recent paintings as well as hand painted garments.

Private view:  Thursday 16th of March, 6.30 to 8.30 pm

A short performance will take place.

Check times at We Are Cuts or enquire for any info at pigallissimo@hotmail.com 

Anne Pigalle’s website