Celebrating fifty years of Ambit

“To celebrate its 200th issue and 50 years of publishing controversial and cutting-edge writers, artists and poets, London’s Ambit Magazine will be going to north to stage an event at the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) in Glasgow, at 7pm on Thursday 20 January. Readers will include the Ambit’s editor Martin Bax, poets Helena Nelson, Jim Burns and Helena Nelson, along with frequent contributor Douglas Thompson who will be reading from his critically acclaimed surrealist SF/horror novel Sylvow ([Eibonvale Press] launched at last September’s Fantasycon in Nottingham).

Ambit has been something of a social document of the changing face of British Art and Literature over the decades, giving space to talents such as the late JG Ballard and Eduardo Paolozzi. The word “Ambit” means boundary, and Martin Bax has stuck doggedly to this mission of promoting work that bridges or breaks boundaries, eschews prejudices and compartmentalisation of all kinds, and publishes writers new and old on the basis of quality alone rather than reputation. Come along and learn about its history and celebrate its future.”

Source: Eibonvale Press.