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Launch of ‘Don’t Bother’ magazine

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Friday 31st July
6 – 9pm

Issue 005 of Don’t Bother magazine contains work by these artists: Paul Brooker, Josh Field, Matthew the Horse, Scott Massey, Lee Stone, Laurie Storey, Hiromi Suzuki, John Taylor, Sara Thielker, and Carla Wright.

It has been screen-printed, letterpress printed and ink jet printed. The majority of the screen-printing took place at Print Club in East London. The remainder occurred at Bath Spa University. The part that was printed letterpress was done on Richard Lawrence’s Excelsior hand-press. Nearly half of the paper that makes up the magazine is found: it would have likely been left unused and later recycled had it not been used in the magazine.

Additional content by Adam Burton.
Printed by Adam Burton.

For less information and photographs of previous issues of Don’t Bother please visit


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July 20, 2009 at 10:45 am

The Erotic Book Club

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Thursday 30th July

Hello Pervs,

This month we’re reading “Justine” by the Marquis De Sade

Also known as ‘The Misfortunes of Virtue’ it was an early work by the
Marquis de Sade, written in two weeks in 1787 while imprisoned in the
Bastille.  The plot follows Justine, a beautiful but naive young girl, who
finds herself being passed around from depraved pervert to depraved
pervert, enduring just about every kind of sexual degradation there is
while still believing that some kind stranger will eventually help her.

If you haven’t yet picked up your copy of the book, then it’s available at Donlon Books for just £6.99


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July 20, 2009 at 10:41 am


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Saturday 25th  – Sunday 26th July
X-Raydio at Port Eliot Literary Festival, Cornwall

Lucy Woodhouse and Eleanor Brown present X-Raydio as part of the Boathouse artist projects at the festival over the weekend. Live hijackings,  pirated recordings, the ABC of piracy and recordings by Bökship poet in resident Nick Santos Pedro.



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July 20, 2009 at 10:36 am

EDIT: MA Book Arts Exhibition, Camberwell College of Art

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Thursday 23rd July
6 – 9pm

Opening night of MA Book Arts Exhibition from Camberwell College of Art.
This show runs from 24th July  – 22nd August at 210 / 3 Cambridge Heath Road, E2.


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July 20, 2009 at 10:29 am

Nick Santos Pedro

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Nick Santos Pedro is the current Poet in Resident at the Bökship. He will be performing some of his work as part of a poetry event in the shop on Wednesday 26th August.

Ray Dennis Steckler, Low-Budget Auteur, Dies at 70


that I’ve
never seen
Rat Pfink a Boo Boo
or Secret File Hollywood or
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopp’d Living and
Became Mixed Up Zombies or, or
any of your films
doesn’t make
it less


Ray Dennis Steckler, Low-Budget Auteur, Dies at 70


There’s a good reason why
“learning to lie” is not
curriculum fodder

for elementary
schools, and we all know this:
that particularly

creative act is a
cinch. Yet… I do doubt if
a day of school you missed!

The Subject

Loosening the grip of
a bohemian fever,
feeding it with pound signs,

wherewithal designed to
separate dreaming from
doing, antiseptic

scourge of romanticism,
now allowing for the most
avant garde: the subject.

Read more work by Nick Santos Pedro

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July 20, 2009 at 10:24 am

Readers Archive

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Issue 1: Philip Hoare

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July 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm