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Bökship reopens end of January 2011

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The Bökship will be closed now until the end of January when it will be opening with a new program of talks, exhibitions and publishing projects. Join us at the PA/PER VIEW art book fair on Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd January 2011. Thanks for all your support in 2010. Happy New Year.

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December 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm

The Erotic Bookclub 2011

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Hello Pervs!

Our next Erotic Book Club will be taking place on Thursday January 27th 2011.

The club takes a break over winter with no club in December. Given that this gives us a little more time to prepare we decided  we would pick a theme so that we could delve a bit deeper and have various texts to compare against each other:

We will be focusing on Erotic Female Memoirs reading both The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl by Belle de Jour and The Sexual Life of Catherine M by Catherine Millet and comparing the styles of these ‘sexually explicit’ confessionals by women.

Join us on 27th January for our next club and let us know if the books tickled your fancy…

Robin & Fanny
x x x

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December 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm

The Vanity Press

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December 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Launch of ISBN 978-1-907118-99-9 / Fiona Banner and The Vanity Press / Monday 13 December / 6.30 – 8.30pm

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November 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Science Poems London Presentation / Wednesday 17 November / 6-9pm

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“It’s a sky-blue sky.
Satellites are out tonight.
Let X=X.”

– Laurie Anderson, 1982

OK Do and Åh would like to invite you to the London presentation of the Science Poems book. The evening includes a reading of ‘From Big Bang Machine (with love)’ science fiction short story by author Maria Candia and a drink lab featuring chemist coats by K.I. Kinnunen. Welcome!

Science Poems – A natural science project by OK Do

Following the traditional mindset of science fiction, OK Do’s Science Poems project explores the poetry of natural sciences rather than their logic. A book and an exhibition on the topic were first launched in Paris in June 2010, after which the book has been travelling around the world together with small-scale displays. Coming from Helsinki and Berlin, it reaches its final destination at Donlon Books / X Marks the Bökship in London.

The Science Poems book, edited by OK Do and designed by Åh, features discussions with Marc-Olivier Wahler of Palais de Tokyo as well as Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby from the Royal College of Art. It also includes articles about parallel universes, spiritual science and building an ecosystem at home, a talk with a philosopher of science, a science fiction short story as well as various other poetic writings and images about science by OK Do and friends.

More info:

OK Do is a creative practice founded in Helsinki by Anni Puolakka and Jenna Sutela. It operates through an online publication as well as events and projects, bridging design, art and science.

Åh [o:h] is a Finnish-Swedish design studio based in London, established in 2008 by Johanna Lundberg and Elin Svensson.

Donlon Books / X Marks the Bökship
210 / Shop 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

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November 14, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Brutalizer / Saturday 30th October / Limehouse Town Hall

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An evening of experimental Art and Performance exploring Brutalist concepts expressed
through either the form or content of language.

{ Works carecterised by raw, exposed, harsh, utopian/dystopian, the expression of structural materials,
concrete poetry and unconcealed emotion.}

Featuring some of London’s most experiMental artists.

Including :: ”              “[sic] Tim ‘Noumenalanimal’ Goldie :: Laura Oldfield-Ford :: Yee-King ::
Eleanor Vonne Brown ::
Robin Bale :: John Wild.

8pm – 1am
LimeHouse Town Hall
646 Commercial Road
E14 7HA [map]
£2.50 un-waged £4 waged

Live Performance by ”                                  “[sic] Tim ‘Noumenalanimal’ Goldie
Projections and brutalized text by Laura Oldfield-Ford
Experiments in improvised Live Coding from Matthew Yee-King
Brutal Spoken word by Robin Bale
Interactive\confessions from John Wild

Live performance by the ri·ot·ous Alexis Milne

Followed by DJs

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October 28, 2010 at 7:59 am

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The Erotic Bookclub

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This month’s book

Emmanuelle – Emmanuelle Arsan

The votes are in and our book club members have decided that this month we’re all going to be reading the book which spawned the most famous erotic movie of all time.

“Written by the wife of a diplomat in the French Foreign Service, it takes the form of an autobiographical novel, which it may or may not be. As the story opens, Emmanuelle is boarding a plane in London to rejoin her husband in Bangkok. She finds herself powerfully compelled by the overnight passenger seated beside her, and before she has landed, her irrepressible sensual nature has begun to open wide vistas of sexual possibility. As the novel continues, she moves easily from the waiting arms of her husband to intimacies with the wives of his business associates to further explorations and experiences in which the subtle aesthetics of eroticism are expounded-and enacted-to their fullest. Emmanuelle, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since its initial clandestine publication in France, relates the movement of a woman from an unconscious to a profoundly conscious sexuality.”

The next book club will be on Thursday 28th October

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October 28, 2010 at 7:51 am

Launch of Return to Leptis Magna by Anna Barham, Friday 22nd October 2010

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October 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Temporary shop and reading archive at ‘The Composing Rooms’

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The Composing Rooms;
42 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London.
Exhibition runs 7th – 13th October 2010

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October 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Book and Edition launch /Giorgio Sadotti / Wednesday 22nd September, 6.30 -8.30 pm

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G I O R G I O    S A D O T T I

Edition launch.


Artists’ book launch.

THE THE THINGS IS (FOR 3) published by Milton Keynes Gallery 

Performance by Inda Yansané and Val Del Prete.

Wednesday 22 September 2010
6.30 – 8.30pm

X marks the Bökship / Donlon Books
210 / 3, Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

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September 16, 2010 at 8:34 am