On June 1st, along with Zoe Pilger and Will Self, I'll be reading a story specially commissioned by Visual Editions at the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch. Please come if you can. Tickets are free, but you have to book. Details are here.
I'll be at the Listowel Festival next Friday (29th May) to talk with Gorse Journal editors Susan Tomaselli and Christodoulos Makris, and writer Rob Doyle about... erm... whatever comes up. If you're at the festival, please come. Details here. It's going to be fun.
A few years ago I designed the Oxford May Morning poster, which appears on bus stops etc all over the city every year.
I've had a few requests for copies of the poster, so I've had a limited edition giclee print of 10 posters made in size A3+ (approx 48 x 34cm). The edition is signed and numbered, and prints cost £25 each. I think the limited print run will go quickly, so if you'd like a poster, please email me at badaude at typepad dot com. You can collect your poster in Oxford, or I can post it to you for an extra £5 in the UK, or £10 worldwide. I accept cash, cheques or Paypal.
Next week (21st April) I'll be at Shakespeare & Company, Paris to celebrate the launch of Sphinx, the first work to be published in English translation by the incredibly talented and inventive French author Anne Garréta, one of the few female members of OuLiPo, the influential and exclusive French experimental literary group whose mission is to create literature based on mathematical and linguistic restraints.
I'll be talking with Garréta's translator, Emma Ramadan, and writer, critic, and translator Lauren Elkin, who is the author, with Scott Esposito, of The End Of OuLiPo?
Writer and artist, Rachel Genn, commissioned me to design two life-size dress-up dolls of Jarvis Cocker, for her "National Facility for the Regulation of Regret" at Sheffield's Bank Street Arts. The facility opens next week, and you can come see them at the preview, (details here) or any time until the end of March.
In the meantime, here are a few photos of 'Jarvis' in production. I'll post photos of the finished models, which were constructed by the excellent Square Pebble. In the meantime, here is some work in progress...
There is also a small, soft Jarvis doll in production. Here he is (unfinished).
I'm very excited to be on a panel discussing women and writing for International Women's Day, at the Pavilion Theatre, South Dublin on 8th March, alongside Ireland's new prose laureate, Anne Enright, Sinéad Gleeson of RTÉ TV and Radio One, and Sarah Davis-Goff, publisher at Tramp Press, organised by Mountains to Sea Festival.
(I'm also a little embarrassed that my head looks so much bigger than everyone else's.)