Test Centre Poetry Workshops, Saturday 30 June

A day of free poetry workshops exploring interdisciplinary approaches to poetry, with Ahren Warner and Wayne Holloway-Smith. Free and open to all. Please email jess@testcentre.org.uk to secure your place. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants, and places will be … Read More

The Uncorrected Independent Publishers’ Fair

We will be at this year’s Uncorrected Independent Publishers’ Fair at The Peckham Pelican on the 16–17 June, along with a fantastic selection of indie presses. The first fair took place last year and was a great success, and we’re … Read More

Launch of lemon, egg, bread by Laura Elliott

lemon, egg, bread launch flyer

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Laura Elliott’s debut collection, lemon, egg, bread. With readings from Laura Elliott, Jessa Mockridge, Rebecca Tamás and Emilia Weber. lemon, egg, bread is a striking debut; a series of imagistic poems which … Read More

Welsh launch of The Magic Door

There will be a Welsh launch for Chris Torrance’s The Magic Door on SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER, 3pm – 5pm Upstairs at the Hen & Chicks, Flannel Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EG Additional words by Phil Maillard Admission FREE Please contact Ric … Read More

Launch of The Magic Door by Chris Torrance

Please join us to celebrate the launch of The Magic Door on Wednesday 4 October at Swedenborg House. This will be a very rare opportunity to hear Chris Torrance read, and is the first time he has travelled to London since … Read More

Tom McCarthy at the EVP Sessions

We have been in the recording studio with Tom McCarthy, rehearsing and making some recording ahead of Tom’s headline appearance at the EVP Sessions in November. Tom will be performing with live coders Shelly Knotts and Alo Allik, in a collaboration … Read More

Test Centre at Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair

Free Verse flyer

Test Centre will have a stand at Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair on Saturday 17 September 2016 at Conway Hall in London. Free Verse is an all-day bazaar, market, library, meeting place, performance venue, information resource and more. Celebrating … Read More

Launch of Pangs! by Robert Herbert McClean

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To mark the publication of Robert Herbert McClean’s debut collection Pangs!, Test Centre will be hosting a launch event on Tuesday 29 September at The Proud Archivist. The event will feature readings from Sam Riviere, Sophie Collins, Jack Underwood, Holly Pester and Robert … Read More

Launch of {Enthusiasm} by SJ Fowler

{Enthusiasm} by SJ Fowler launch invitation

To celebrate the publication of SJ Fowler’s new collection, {Enthusiasm}, there will be a launch on Wednesday 3rd June from 7-9pm at X Marks the Bökship @ Matt’s Gallery, 42–44 Copperfield Road, Mile End, London E3 4RR. SJ Fowler will read from the … Read More

Test Centre at Room&Book Art Book Fair

Test Centre at Room & Book Art Book Fair

From 22-24 May we’ll be exhibiting at Room&Book Art Book Fair at the ICA, London. As well as selling our own Test Centre publications we’ll have a range of rare and second-hand books and magazines. A lot of these will be from … Read More

Launch of Dark Islands at Rotherhithe Picture Library

Dark Islands by Tom Chivers Launch invitation

To celebrate the publication of Tom Chivers’ new poetry collection Dark Islands, there will be a special launch event on Thursday 14 May from 7-9pm at the Rotherhithe Picture Research Library, 82 Saint Marychurch Street, London SE16 4HZ. Due to limited capacity, attendance … Read More

Launch of To End It All by Paul Buck

To End it All by Paul Buck - cover

There will be an event to celebrate the publication of To End It All at Tenderbooks on Friday the 6th of March. Paul Buck will read a text specially written for the event, expanding on one of the sentences from the book. … Read More

A London Collection

Today marks the release of our third catalogue, comprising the London collection of author and filmmaker Chris Petit – books set in London, books about London, books in which London is a central character, and books by London-based writers. Clear … Read More

Launch of Within Habit by Oli Hazzard

To celebrate the publication of Oli Hazzard’s new book from Test Centre, Within Habit, there will be a launch event on Friday 9 May at Swimmers. The event will feature readings by Oli, Sarah Howe, Maureen McLane and Mark Ford. … Read More

Launch of Proletarian Post-Modernism by Stewart Home

With Stewart Home, Iphgenia Baal, Bridget Penney and Karen Whiteson. Stewart Home brings you tomorrow today. The London Review of Books has praised Home by saying: ‘I really don’t think anyone who is at all interested in literature has any … Read More

Test Centre Anthology poetry reading

With Sophie Collins, Timothy Thornton, Paul Kneale and Huw Lemmey, plus a special guest. Introduced by Harry Burke, the editor of the anthology. This event is in anticipation of an anthology to be published by Test Centre in Spring 2014, featuring a … Read More

The Museum of Loneliness film night

Notoriously difficult to find, Chris Petit’s film Chinese Boxes (1984) has at last been located for a rare screening. Presented as part of Petit’s Museum of Loneliness project, it will be shown alongside his equally unseen Dead TV (1999). The films … Read More

Chris Petit and Mordant Music Installation

Continuing the collaboration which led to the recent LP Museum of Loneliness, in this one-off event Chris Petit’s unseen film What She Did On Her Holidays will be projected alongside footage from his multi-screen installation Flying Down to Rio, with a specially-arranged soundtrack remix … Read More

Museum of Loneliness album launch at Whitechapel Gallery

Join us at the Whitechapel Gallery on Thursday 2nd May for the launch of Chris Petit’s album Museum of Loneliness. The evening will feature appearances from Chris as well as Iain Sinclair, and there will be a rare screening of their film Asylum. All accompanied … Read More

Test Centre Radio at Resonance FM 104.4

On 26th June 2012, Test Centre’s weekly radio show on Resonance FM came to an end. For 11 weeks we presented a live show, listening to and talking about words + sound + spoken word records, with new recordings and … Read More

Stewart Home Live at Hannah Barry Gallery

Test Centre held its first ever event on Tuesday night 12th June 2012 at Hannah Barry Gallery. The event was organised by Clinic and Test Centre for the exhibition ‘Minstrel & Chronicle’. Stewart Home read and performed alongside Katrina Palmer (author of The Dark … Read More