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The Erroneous Disposition of the People Project

The Erroneous Disposition of the People Project

After their kind invitation to be the profiled press onstage last year at Conway Hall, we have booked a table at Free Verse 2014. This year we will also be doing a reading, ably assisted by James Wilkes (Palgrave Macmillan, HFP, Penned In The Margins, Veer)

We will perform a version of ‘An Unknown Soldier’ arranged for multiple voices. This will be preceded by our poems from ‘The Erroneous Disposition of the People’, inspired by the Table of Contents in Sir Thomas Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica.

Reading: 10.30am – 11am
Garden Cafe outside in Red Lion Square

Saturday 6th September
10am-4.30pm
Conway Hall
Red Lion Square
WC1R 4RL

ALL FREE

Details Here

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We had a wonderful time up on the stage at Conway Hall, thank you to all of the people who came to see us and our Unknown Soldier lying in state. It was a very busy day full of fascinating conversations. Here are some pictures, including the two brand new screenprints we showed there.

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Crown Poster (widows and orphans)
Screenprint and Foil Debossing

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Union
Screenprint

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We launched our latest book ‘The Erroneous Disposition of the People’ last night with a live music and art performance at Wilderthorn Presents… a monthly music and art night held at a community cafe in Brick Lane.

kahalia-041kahalia-036kahalia-008This wonderful book of poetry and prose is by James Wilkes, Eddie Farrell, Julie Rafalski, David Barnes and David Henningham.

The exhibition continues for the rest of this month (and a bit) at Kahalia here. We’re really pleased to contribute to the work this community cafe is doing.

You will see a drawing of St George as he might appear on a night out in Romford. A screenprint of John the Baptist wearing wellies, a glow in the dark camel head, and carrying a spare skull in his carrier bag.  Also a whole menagerie of watercolours with their own melodies – a looping score we performed last night. Scrolls with extracts from the book are everywhere…

Cafe Kahalia
135 Brick Lane
E1 6SB
London

Open every day
Mon – Fri 08:30 – 19:00
Sat – 09:00 – 19:00
Sun – 09:00 – 17:00

Read about the book here

Buy the book here

See the whole Erroneous Disposition of the People project here

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We have a gig to announce, happening in just two weeks time!

Henningham Family Press have teamed up again with the golden voiced Jon Bilbrough (Wilderthorn), to compose a collaborative piece of art and music. We will be playing from an oversized book; a bestiary depicting twelve animals in pigment and melody. For inspiration we plucked twelve animal related titles from Sir Thomas Browne’s 1646 book ‘Pseudodoxia Epidemica’, chapters such as “That the Ostridge digesteth Iron.” and “That a Badger hath the Legs of one side shorter than of the other.”

Jon Bilbrough playing with us at STK during LWF 2010

At Kahalia Cafe twelve indie players will perform this instrumental animal arrangement that loops like the DNA sheet music of our biosphere. This piece accompanies an exhibition of scrolls, screenprints and drawings that celebrate the publishing of the paperback and limited edition versions of our book “The Erroneous Disposition of the People” (James Wilkes, Julie Rafalski, Eddie Farrell, David Henningham & David Barnes). These five authors plunder Browne’s fascinating catalogue of extinct opinions. They lampoon our tendency to exchange fact for factoid; our insatiable appetite for facts that fuels an entire entertainment industry.

Date: Thursday 6th June 2013
Doors: 7.30
Entry: £3
Venue: Kahalia, 135 Brick Lane, E1 6SB
Exhibition continues for one month at Kahalia and is free.

We do hope you can join us for this evening of music/art/lampooning/fun!

Just to whet your appetites, here’s a YouTube clip from our last collaboration with Jon Bilbrough…

 

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We were invited to host this radio show at our studio, produced and edited by Jon Bilbrough of band Wilderthorn.

WE DO RADIO #3 (Wilderthorn Radio) by Wilderthorn on Mixcloud

We were given the impossible task of selecting four tracks for your listening pleasure, selecting in the end:

Luke Temple – Medicine
Half-handed Cloud – Pressing Into It
Danielson – Hammers Sitting Still
Jake Thackray – The Hair of the Widow of Bridlington

Liz Janes’ ‘Go Between’ was edited out, but we recommend it to you here now!

note: During the show we advertise a show we will be doing on Brick Lane, but this has been postponed due to ill health, probably for a couple of months. We’ll let you know more later.

 

 

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