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The London International Poetry and Song Festival - LIPS II - 2007!

The London International Poetry and Song Festival LIPS II will exclaimate in a weekend long celebration the continued perpetuation of this Beatific heritage and the 50th Anniversary of Jack Kerouac's ground-breaking novel, "On The Road" with poets, musicians, drama, comedy and film presentations at London's Marquee Club this November 10-12.

The Marquee Club & Bar - Click Here To Learn More about the Upper St Martins Lane venue host to this year's LIPS II Festival!

This year's festivities features David Amram, Kerouac's jazz-poetry's founding collaborator and Carolyn Cassady, author of "Off The Road" and widow of Neal Cassady, Kerouac's legendary "On The Road" side-kick and will once again grace the LIPS festival to perform and remember Jack and Neal.

Also appearing will be Arthur Brown (Fire!), Pete Brown (author of Cream’s White Room, I Feel Free, Sunshine of Your Love) Peter Jagger, Pete Wareham/Seb Rochford. Poets Richard Deakin, John Hegley, Michael Horovitz, Ron Whitehead & Sarah Elizabeth, Frank Messina, Onetaste’s David Jay and Polarbear, Naomi Foyle, Didi de Paris and others TBA. Bands T. Mandrake, Tin Cup Collective, Shinerunners and The Interoceters bring their joyous vibrations as well.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Ron Whitehead at City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco Summer 2004 Click Here To Learn More about City Lights - Phot by David Minton.

Additional highlights will be a live onstage phone-in from Lawrence Ferlinghetti direct from San Francisco for a conversation with Ron Whitehead, some hardcore comic relief from Jeremy Hardy and “Lord Buckley” (CP Lee) and a dramatic reading from Richard Deakin's, "Angel Still Falling", a Kerouac/Cassady biopic that is in development for the screen.

"Reflections upon The 50th Anniversary of Jack Kerouac's On The Road" is Now Available from Published In Heaven Books! - Click Here For More Details!

Also the Ron Whitehead and Rob Zoschke (editors) new book: "Reflections upon The 50th Anniversary of Jack Kerouac's On The Road" featuring poems stories essays photos by 44 contributers including Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carolyn Cassady, David Amram, Anne Waldman, Gerald Nicosia, Norbert Blei, t. Kilgore Splake, Olafur Gunnarsson, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, Michael Madsen, Casey Cyr, Ed McClanahan, Frank Messina, Theo Dorgan, Mike Watt, Charlie Newman, Christopher Felver, Jeremy Hogan, Dean McClain, John Ventimiglia, Rinaldo Rasa, Michael Dean Odin Pollock, Didi de Paris, Steve Cannon, John Rocco, Paul K, Jerry Kamstra, Sarah Elizabeth & more! will be released at this year's Festival.

David Amram and unknown drummer at the first LIPS Festival October 2001! - Click Here For More on the first LIPS Festival! - Photo by Bart FM Droog.

Of Note
On October 26, 2001, poets and musicians from around the globe converged in London, England to bring spoken word and song to the first London International Poetry and Song Festival (LIPS). Conceived in 2000 by poet and writer Richard Deakin.

See Photos and Learn More about the first LIPS Festival at , read a first hand experience reflect on the first LIPS Festival from Insom contributor, Zoe Artemis from Jack Magazine and View VidClips from this first LIPS Festival at YouTube.

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Click Here To Visit the Official London International Poetry and Song Festival - LIPS II website!

The Official LIPS II website at


Click Here Learn More how The MarqueeClub has shped the music we listen to!

The Marquee Club has a long and illustrious history going back to 1958. The club has changed locations numerous times but the impact it has made on Jazz, Blues, Pop and Rock Music is indelible. Click Here Learn More how The MarqueeClub has shped the music we listen to.

Of Note - David Amram checked in with a note after his trip to London and imparts some of his experiences back in Jolly Aulde England and at Lips II. Click Here To Read his note.


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