The Ambit show is hosted by incoming editor, author, poet and performer, Kirsty Allison. Recruited by Briony Bax (Rough Trade Books) who took the helm of theÂ venerable arts and literary counterculture quarterly in 2013 andÂ grew the publication as a feminist platform and charity offering ladders into Poems, Stories, and Arts. Â
Ambit was established in 1959 by Dr Martin Bax in London. Â Editors have included JG Ballard and Eduardo Paolozzi. Â Work by everyone from William S Burroughs, Stevie Smith, David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Linton Kwesi Johnson to more recent literary and arts idols has been published on the infamous pages which became somewhat banned in 1969 for launching a competition for work written on drugs.
These monthly shows explore current editions of Ambit, and related issues, with known authors, artists, editors and special guests.