Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

Penny Rimbaud and Louise Elliott Performance!

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 7th May / 8pm–1am

A great evening with Penny Rimbaud and Louise Elliot. Rimbaud is a writer, performer, and co-founder of punk band, Crass. He’ll be reading some of his latest poetry, accompanied by Australian saxophonist, Louise Elliott.

Penny Rimbaud
Penny Rimbaud
Penny Rimbaud

Penny Rimbaud is a poet, drummer, writer, former member of the performance art group EXIT and co-founder of the anarchist punk band Crass, with Steve Ignorant in 1977.

He also set up the anarchist/pacifist Dial House community in 1967 with Gee Vaucher and Phil Russell and helped to instigate the free festival movement.

An ardent, articulate and still angry polemicist, his works include Reality Asylum, Rocky Eyed and Oh America. Says Rimbaud of his own legacy: “our response to things wasn’t a musical or a lyrical response, it was a political response.”

Louise Elliot
Louise Elliott an Australian tenor saxophonist and has performed with a wealth of international musicians. Originally known for her appearances with cult rock outfits Laughing Clowns, The Saints, Ed Kuepper and Paul Kelly, Louise has a fiery commitment to inspiring and energetic live performance which has been referred to in the media as “her profoundly diverse smorgasbord of funk, blues and rock” and “an African inspired jazz explosion”. She has played with Penny Rimbaud for 9 years.

Accompanied by haunting sax, Penny Rimbaud will read a selection of his work. Join us for an unforgettable evening with a truly righteous, independent spirit.

There’ll be a Q & A after, followed by punk disco.

Starts 8pm, BYOB, €10 waged, €5 unwaged suggested donation.