The Brothellian Manifesto - NOW AVAILABLE FOR...
This potent document offers advice, encouragement and the tools - building upon the guiding principles of Brothellian Ideology - to achieve your creative ambitions. “Ultimately, we envisage a society where the quill or the sketchbook holds as much sexual potency as the electric guitar; where the illustrator or poet is as much of a sex symbol as the rock star.” Conceived by Timothy...
NWM Tuesday Lectures & Brothellian Masterclass
NEW WALK MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Leicester City, England. TUESDAY LECTURES (7th, 14th 21st & 28th February 2012) 11:00 - 12:00 Cultural Ambassador Timothy Grayson will be hosting a series of public lectures (in partnership with his private series at the University of Leicester) to unite artistic dissidents and illuminate the teachings of the Brothellian Movement. The import and necessity...
Whilst in America, I performed to strippers, gave seminars to lecturers and published authors, delivered speeches to Cuban revolutionaries, was interviewed for a documentary on Jack Kerouac, and a hell of a lot more (as you can see from the photographs!) So ladies and gentlemen, we’re pleased to announce that this tour was a resounding success - and as the jet lag finally settles down,...
Photo Blog 16/10/2011
All images copyright Elliott Swinburn. Giving a speech on the Brothellian Manifesto, Zona Libre, Chicago IL. Posing after discussing the Brothellian principles with this composer, Zona Libre, Chicago IL. Trying [in vain] to get some private time with this *cough* beautiful painting… Zona Libre, Chicago IL. Signing a poster after the speech, Zona Libre, Chicago IL.
Photo Blog 15/10/2011
All images copyright Elliott Swinburn. Spreading the word of the Brothellian Movement, Pilsen (Lower West Side), Chicago, IL. A work of art born through outstanding commitment to the tenets of Craft, Talent and Imagination, Pilsen (Lower West Side), Chicago, IL. Spreading the Brothellian word at Zona Libre, a revolutionary arts hub in Pilsen, Chicago, IL. Discussing how this...
Poetry Whore on Tour - Adopting Chicago’s Culture 14/10/2011
Photo blog (Phlog!) 12/10/2011
All images copyright Elliott Swinburn. Talking to camera from Kathleen & Martin’s apartment, Chicago, IL (screenshot) At the launch of Need for Speed: The Run, Uptown Chicago, IL (screenshots) Seminar on the Brothellian Manifesto, Chicago, IL (screenshot)
Photo blog 11/10/2011
Interview on the Brothellian Manifesto, Downtown Chicago, IL (All images copyright Elliott Swinburn).
The Poetry Whore's Whore in NYC!
Taken from elliottswinburn: Good afternoon, I am writing this from a very luxurious coach on the way from New York City to Chicago- massively taking advantage of the free wifi (although it is crazily slow!) Leaving NYC was upsetting, it is a world within a world, if I wasn’t utterly in love with London then NYC would be my haven. It holds an aura of glorious dirty arrogance, with a faint...
Photo blog 08-09/10/2011
All images copyright Elliott Swinburn. Jetlagged on the NYC Air Train! - 08/10/2011 Grand Central, NYC - 09/10/2011 Spreading the word of the English Brothellian Movement, NYC Public Library 09/10/2011 Hustling at Grand Central, NYC - 09/10/2011 Hustling, NYC Public Library - 09/10/2011
Poetry Whore on Tour Vlog No.1 - Rockefeller Center, NYC (17:00 local time)
Day One (08.10.2011)
Written in Tim’s notebook at 4am (local time) 09/10/2011 - uploading it to here at 5:30am. Okay, so I’m just going to start this however and finish where I feel like it! I won’t bother thinking about what I’m going to write before it flows of my pen as it feels more organic to write this in one long stream of consciousness. I intend this journal to be more than just a...
All safe and sound in a nice NYC apartment with a great host. Will upload the first vlog/pictures tomorrow as we’ve been up for about 21 hours!
Interview with the BBC 04/10/2011
Today I met with a rather charming lady from the BBC for an interview on the Brothellian Manifesto and [of course] my US tour. Kieron Edwards was on hand with a digital camera to get a little bit of footage. Here’s a couple of very low-resolution screen shots taken during the interview… …and here’s a couple of higher resolution shots taken during my reading of...
Message from Timothy Grayson
Ladies and Gentlemen, due to personal reasons, my good friend Miles Marr will no longer be joining me on this cultural adventure. In his place, I would like to introduce you to Mr. Elliott Swinburn! We will be in the states between 8th and 19th October; precise tour dates will be announced over this coming week.
The Literary Lottery - Neil Gaiman's Stardust
Each £2 given through the ‘donate’ link on the right hand side of the ‘Poetry Whore on Tour’ Tumblr page buys you a raffle ticket. The prize? This first, American edition of Stardust, signed by Neil Gaiman, complete with authenticity certificate from Amazon.com. The cause? Helping me save for my US tour, following in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde to spread the...
2.4/18. The Sex Appeal of Talent
- taken from the Brothellian Manifesto “Brothellian individuals understand that our creative talents and imagination are sexually intriguing, and that this holds great mystery to others. There is no shame in ‘sexing up’ the arts establishment as the appeal is already there, it’s just rarely commented upon. Only in rock music have artists regularly been harnessing this Sex Appeal of...
Miles becomes a dad!
Congratulations to Miles Marr, my good friend and future touring -partner, who became a dad at 07:28 this very morning! Don’t forget, we’re offering a list of incentives for those who’d like to donate towards our US Tour (see profile for details)! If we manage to successfully fund it, we’ll be keeping you up to date with on-the-road blogs, vlogs and short videos on the...
A list of incentives for Patrons...
As most of you are aware, I plan to tour the US in October to unite artistic dissidents and instruct them in the teachings of the Brothellian Movement. As part of this journey, I aim to deliver a series of lectures and informal discussions, as well as interview key members of the established Brothellian order. I will also be selling limited numbers of the Brothellian Manifesto (co-written...
Poetry Whore on Tour (US)
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s visit to America to give lectures on Aestheticism, I plan to visit the US this October to tour from NYC to Chicago and then on to Little Rock, Arkansas, to host a number of talks on Brothelliana and the Brothellian Manifesto in various Poetry Brothels, radio stations, festivals and colleges, (this AUDIO FILE is a speech of me explaining why I feel I must visit). If...