Coelacanth Events

22nd June 2014

Peckham Pelican

IB read DEAD BEAT Escapism and HEAVY VIBRATIONS on the occasion of the publication of Coelacanth Journal No.9 Inbetweenies, as part of Literary Kitchen Festival.


17 October 2012

South London Gallery, Clore Studio, 7-9pm.

The Coelacanth Press hosted an evening of short films and readings to launch The Coelacanth Journal Issue No. 8 Lazarus Taxonat the South London Gallery. Returning to the core concept of the Journalthis issue resurrects a number of artists who have been somewhat overlooked, or 'gone missing'. The evening featured short films by Cynthia Maughan, whose witty and economical filmmaking is rediscovered in issue 8 via a personal interview with fellow filmmaker Ed Webb-Ingall. Prior to its premiere at the Liverpool Biennial, there was an exclusive preview screening of Matt Wolf's I Remember, a lyrical documentary about the poet and artist Joe Brainard. A collection of Brainard's mimeo cover art was curated in the Journal by Les Coleman, cult artist, writer and collector, who also read and reflected on Brainard's writing and displayed a number of publications from his collection. Event archived here.

21-23 September 2012

Whitechapel Gallery

The Coelacanth Journal featured in the Publish And Be Damned archive/library at the Whitechapel Gallery as part of the London Art Book Fair 2012. The library then travelled to PABD: NORDIC MODELS, Index, Sweden (12-13 October 2012).

16th December 2011

The Drawing Room, Tavistock Sq, London, 6.30-8.30pm

For the launch of Issue 7 - High Rise, Naomi Pearce, Alice Hattrick and Patrick Langley from the MA in Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art did a performance reading on the theme of lifts.

30th July 2011

COMMA 37: Arnaud Desjardin - One DAY Event at Bloomberg SPACE, 11am-5pm

The Coelacanth Press stall presented a new zine about Patricia Highsmith - Strangers in a Zine! - and a new publication on the paintings of Diana Roberts.

21st January 2011

The Coelacanth Journal Issue 6 - It Came In The Night Launch at The Phoenix Artists’ Club, London, 6.30-late

A very special guest performance by NYC’s MargOH! Channing at The Phoenix Club to mark the launch of the Journal's sixth issue.

17th April 2011

X Marks the Bökship, 210 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9NQ, 6pm

A Screening of ‘The Films of Sally Cruikshank’ - An interview with Sally Cruikshank features in The Coelacanth Journal No.6 – It Came in the Night.

23rd July 2010

Vilma Gold, 6 Minerva Street, London E2 9EH, 6 - 10pm

The Coelacanth Journal - Issue No. 5 Restoration was launched at Vilma Gold with a special Coelacanth Lecture by Sidsel Christensen, dance performance by Alice Theobald, Adam Christensen with Leonardo Boix, and music by Design A Wave featuring Vincent Larkin.

2nd December 2009

The Phoenix Artists’ Club, London, 7-9 pm, Adam Christensen and Katie Horwich

A reading by Adam Christensen and exhibition of paintings by Katie Horwich to mark the launch of the Journal's fourth issue.

19th September 2009

South London Cultural Centre, London, 7.30 pm - 12 am

A screening of A Taste of Honey, a performance by Alice Theobald and Design A Wave, records from Rowland Thomas and a politically correct Quorn Raffle.

There will also be a prize for best costume. Think: angry young men, backstreet abortions, dancehall brawls, Up The Junction, John Bratby, Rita Tushingham, Rita, Sue and Bob, Romeo Brass, brassy blondes, white sliced and Play for Today.


5th June 2009

Donlon Books, London, 7-9 pm, Urara Tsuchiya and Justin Eagle & Katherine Gardner

A performance and exhibition to mark the launch of the Journal's third issue.

Please note, Justin Eagle's archive on third genration New Towns and Justin Eagle & Katherine Gardner's posters French Eyeand Psychobabylon will be on display at Donlon Books from 5th June onwards.


10th December 2008

Donlon Books, London, 7-9 pm, Adam Christensen The Dolly Mixtures, Zoe Brown and Captain Zip

Four happenings to mark the launch of the Journal's second issue, including An Evening of Tonguing and Fingering.

2nd September 2008

Sillitoe Room at Waterstones, Nottingham, 2 pm, Byronicals: Without Pomp or Nonsense

A Reading Room session in response to Nottingham Contemporary and in association with Hinterland Projects, Nottingham.


6th August 2008

Shipley Books, London, 7.45 pm, Performance by Martina Schmuecker

To mark the launch of the Coelacanth Journal Martina will be showing a new, site-specific work entitled, An English Night Out.

1st August 2008

Resonance 104.4fm, 11.30-12.30 pm, Mining for Gold

Phoebe Blatton and Susan Finlay in conversation with author Sara Kirkwood. Discussion and music relating to the press.