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THE FLAME - Events and Happenings

Post by MarieM » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:34 am ... ard-cohen/
A Night Of Leonard Cohen
Sun 7 Oct 2018 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Town Hall, Baillie Gifford Stage

£12 plus booking fee*

This event goes on sale to Members on Wed 29 Aug at 1:00pm.
Public booking opens on Wed 05 Sep at 1:00pm

When Leonard Cohen died in 2016, accolades poured in from around the world with musicians and writers paying tribute to his immense talent as a poet and lyricist. We’re honoured to be the UK launch for The Flame – a collection of his last poems and writings selected by Cohen himself in his final months. Join us for a special evening with readings and discussion from Ted Goossen and Laura Barton, and rousing performances of Cohen’s music from The Fantasy Orchestra. Hosted by BBC Radio 4’s John Wilson.

Town Hall, Baillie Gifford Stage
The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Post by MarieM » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:43 pm
Leonard Cohen "The Flame" launch at La Petite Librairie D+Q
Public · Hosted by Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

Tuesday, September 25 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2K5

Join us for the launch of Leonard Cohen's "The Flame."

Local Montreal poets will read from this posthumous work.

Advance copies of the book will be available for purchase!

Alex Manley
Ashley Obscura
Domenica Martinello
Eli Lynch
Fawn Parker
Natalia Heroux
Tessa Liem

**We are still accepting more readers, poets and non-poets alike! If you love Leonard Cohen and are interested in reading at this event, please email**

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Accessibility information:
-The bathroom is gender neutral

-We regret that the bookstore is not accessible. (details: there is a step at the entrance, followed by a half step and a door that opens inward.)

- It is not a sober space, our events sometimes offer alcohol.

♥ Feel free to contact us about any concerns you may have ♥
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Post by MarieM » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:28 pm

London event for The Flame ... non-member
Leonard Cohen: The Flame
Thu 4 Oct 2018, 19:00 - 20:30

Discover the last word from the late Leonard Cohen on National Poetry Day

The Flame, written in the months before his death in 2016, showcases Cohen's full range of lyricism, combining poetry, illustrations and writings. Celebrate his life and work with an evening of readings and discussion with fans from the worlds of music and literature.

Speakers include Rob Hallett, tour manager and friend to Cohen, writer and lyricist Polly Samson, and singer and songwriter Kathryn Willams, who has curated memorable recent tribute events. Hosted by BBC arts editor Will Gompertz.

The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen's last poems and writings, selected and ordered by Cohen in the final months of his life. The book contains an extensive selection from his notebooks, featuring lyrics, prose pieces and illustrations, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life, and offers and unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist and thinker. By turns devastingly sad and winningly strange, these are the works of a poet and lyricist who has plumbed the depths of our darkest questions and come up wanting, yearning for more.

Leonard Cohen began his artistic career in 1956 with the publication of his first book of poetry, Let Us Compare Mythologies. He went on to publish 12 more books, including two celebrated novels, and gained worldwide recognition as an iconic singer-songwriter. He released 14 studio albums, including three in the last year of his life when he also became one of the most acclaimed arena performing artists in the world.

Among his numerous honours, he is the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature 2011, the inaugural New England PEN Award for Excellence in Lyrics 2012, the 2016 Juno Awards for Song of the Year and Album of the Year, and he has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the US Songwriters Hall of Fame. He died in November 2016.

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Name: Leonard Cohen: The Flame

Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road

When: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 19:00 - 20:30

Price: Full Price: £15.00
Member: £15.00
Senior 60+: £12.00
Student: £10.00
Registered Unemployed: £10.00
Under 18: £10.00

Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546

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Re: THE FLAME - Events and Happenings

Post by jarkko » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:49 am


The Finnish translation will be published by Sammakko.

RELEASE PARTY at Café & Live Stage Mascot, 4. linja 2, Helsinki, on Friday October 26 at 20 o'clock (during the annual Book Fair in Helsinki)

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Re: THE FLAME - Events and Happenings

Post by IrishAL » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:01 pm


Leonard Cohen - The Flame at the British Library London on October 4th

hosted by Will Gompertz
30min interview with Rob Hallett via skype
Poetry readings by Polly Samson,
singing by Kathryn Williams

This is the full version 95mins

Just The Robb Hallett segment 30 mins
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Re: THE FLAME - Events and Happenings

Post by mutti » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:03 pm

Thank you so much Albert! I especially loved watching Rob Hallet.
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