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Launch of Silk Handkerchiefs

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Friday 18 September, 6pm–9pm (performance by Alex Brenchley at 8pm)
Donlon Books, 210 Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road

silkhandkerchiefsSilk Handkerchiefs is the first in a trilogy of short comedy novels by writer and painter Paul Haworth.

Wank to Jeremy Kyle, postie wink, suicidal, hit on woman old enough to be my mother, like a lubricious satyr, nigh-on assaulted by a male admirer, lying in a pool of urine…shit like this, it never used to happen to me, I swear. Now it were the story of my life.

Narrator Alex ‘Abs’ Brenchley is unafraid to tell, show and give all. Alongside episodes about his youth at Westminster School, sexcapades in St James’s Park and Victoria Station, and life as one of the art world’s so-called Nutty Solitary Men, Silk Handkerchiefs weaves its story of one fateful day in the life of Alex Brenchley…a day of tragedy, violence and the promise of LOVE.

The character and story of Silk Handkerchiefs have been developed through radio shows, YouTube videos and short stories written by Haworth since 2003. A performance of Silk Handkerchiefs took place at the Barbican Art Gallery in London in July 2008, as part of The House of Viktor & Rolf. Alex Brenchley’s misadventures will be continued in two sequels.

The narration richly fuses Cockney, hip-hop slang and verbose Dickensian English. The book offers a delirious account of 21st-century anxiety at its most extreme and hysterical and captures the London of 2007 as if it was only yesterday.

Silk Handkerchiefs – hilarious, ridiculous, true!

Published September 2009
180 × 110 mm, 96 pages + cover, printed offset in black and red, sewn and glued
ISBN 978-94-90006-02-0

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September 1, 2009 at 10:01 pm

A Walk in the Park : Photographs by Michael Pitt

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Mike Pitt

A Walk in the Park
A photographic essay of a year of walks in Victoria Park

Sunday 6th of September
Slideshow between 2pm – 6pm
Followed by drinks in Victoria Park

For a year Michael Pitt left his house on the border of the east end’s historic public park and documented his walks around the lake and paths in Victoria Park. Using his faithful old Olympus E300 camera he captured the light and shade and changing seasons throughout the course the a year.

Michael Pitt, was born in Shoreditch, and moved to Bethnal Green in 1977 to the be part of the housing Coop beside Victoria Park.

On Sunday afternoon he will be showing a slide show of an edited version from this collection of over 2,000 photographs.

This event is dedicated to his late friend Darlene Johnson

Written by bökship

September 1, 2009 at 9:42 pm