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This is going to be amazing! HFP and the London Word Festival present a 400th Birthday Party for the King James Bible. The whole story of the Bible re-presented in film, music, performance, and live print! Creation, Fall and Resurrection! It’s in Time Out, twice!

On the night:

Nathan Jones (Mercy) and Sam Meech present bewitching poetry and film set to music by Carl Brown (Wave Machines)! They have dug deep in the Northwest film archives to present a contemporary setting of the Noah’s Ark story.

Kerry Yong provides a sudden trumpet call with Casio keyboard versions of Terry Riley’s ‘A Rainbow in Curved Air‘ and Messiean’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time‘ (Cover Me Casio)

The Henningham Family Press will be dipping into our Monday School syllabus, taking a look through geodesic domed spectacles (literally) at the Garden of Eden with Buckminster Fuller. Has Man a Function in Universe? We’ll also be watching his brilliant short film ‘Modeling Universe‘.

This week we have a fine crop of artists and writers busying themselves in our workshop making a stunning poster-print of the seven days of creation. They will finish this live on the night with the Henningham Family Press on a performance print production line! Special price on the night, and if there are any left over I’ll be floored.. This thing is printed with gold-effect bronze pigments!

Is that it? Emphatically no! Kerri Meehan & Sophie Von Cundale will be performing The Last Word, a bizarre live magazine show! New material for the night building upon their previous appearances at Frieze and the South London Gallery. And Marcus Orlandi will be performing 3:16, a look at the most quoted Bible verse, John 3:16 and how it got hi-jacked by WWF villian Austin 3:16!

Then of course there is the disco of the sheep and goats and a whole-sideshow, bar, cakes…….

King James Bible Bash
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£8 advance tickets

7pm, 23rd April 2011

Stoke Newington International Airport
Unit F | 1-15 Leswin Place | London | N16 7NJ
www.stkinternational.co.uk

Commissioned by London Word Festival

There is a trade magazine that is always there when I visit big print firms called PrintWeek, basically the main industry news. It is filled with pictures of enormous offset-litho presses with six or even ten colour capacity, heidelberg presses that include their own built-in staircases… and we are profiled in the centrefold as part of a feature on the current vitality of the silkscreen scene, including wise words from friends at Print Club and Black Rat. But I’m still hoping against hope we’ll one day be in the middle of a codeword in Puzzler magazine! Click below to read..

Silkscreen Article
Henningham Family Press Profile and Pics

We have been invited to put on our Chip Shop show at the Black Rat Gallery, Rivington St on 10th Feb as part of their annual editions show opening night. They say:

“In Printmaking Today we will be exhibiting prints we have published from our represented artists alongside key works by other artists in the first decade of the 21st century.  The show will include works by Peter Blake, Banksy, Tracey Emin, D*face, Damien Hirst, Nick Walker, Grayson Perry, Know Hope, Shepard Fairey and Bridget Riley. In addition to this we have been working on a number of new prints to be released on the preview evening. These include special editions by Matt Small, Swoon, Brian Douglas, Gaston Francisco and Candice Tripp.”

Black Rat represent a lot of urban artists, so we agreed it would be most appropriate to make a menu of words that salute those often unacknowledged graffiti footsoldiers, armed only with a sharpie and thirty seconds to scribble obscenities on the walls of the loo or bus shelter. But this is a family show! So only safe-swears are allowed. So Black Rat punters, please bring a quid and queue up for a ‘cripes’, ‘crikey’, ‘deary me’, ‘bumhats’… and share with us what you say in front of your grandparents or nieces.

Black Rat Projects say invites are sent out via email, but I have no idea how you get an invite.

Come and visit us at our new London Fields workshop. Come and buy books, commission us, or just take a look out of sheer noseyness. It is just a stone’s throw from the Pub on the Park:

Henningham Family Press
399 Mentmore Terrace
London Fields
E8 3PH

At the moment we are open Mon-Fri by appointment (call 07976843290 to make one, and on arrival so I can let you in the gate on London Lane) and we will be increasing availability and approachability over the next few weeks.

A mere fifteen minutes after we finished installing our equipment Journalist Nancy Groves arrived to interview us, (you can read her article here). Now that’s someone hot on the heels of a story!

We continue our collection of off-the-beaten-track press coverage with this contribution from the Financial Times on our Christie’s stall, (and readable online here)

“The most modest prices are to be found at the Henningham Family Press, which will bring along a mobile printing workshop and offer…a takeaway work printed on chipboard for less than the price of a bag of chips.”

They also include an image of Eddie Farrell’s ‘Credit Crunch’, ideal for their readership.

Our ambition for the future is to be featured as the photo in the middle of a crossword puzzle in ‘Puzzler’ magazine.

The London Word Festival team have put up loads of wonderful pictures from that seminal evening of entertainment, Keep Printing and Carry On at STK. Darren Hayman, Jo Neary, and Murray Macaulay all in collaboration with the Henningham Family Press. And if that wasn’t enough, Universettee with guest mini-lecturers Sophie Mackay and David Barnes…

Pictures

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Chip Shop on stage before broadcast

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Making preparations with Ian McMillan and the producer

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Simon Armitage choosing his Chip Shop word; ‘homunculus’

Ian McMillan’s ‘the Verb’ on BBC Radio 3 has accompanied my news blackout of the last few months. I quit listening to or reading about current affairs after I realised it was mostly bad news, not ‘bad’ in the gloomy sense but rather the ‘inaccurate’. So it was fun to realise while listening to the show that he was the man we would be workin with on the London Word Festival official poster for 2010. We’re very pleased with the result.

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Here is a review of his work by Lauren Romano:

We all shuffle up and take a pew as the proceedings begin. First up, specially commissioned poet Ian McMillan takes to the stage to perform the festival’s official Chip Shop Poem. McMillan gets things off to a flying start as his thickly laden Yorkshire glottal stops spurt out from his mouth at break neck speed. By the time we actually get to the Chip Shop poem, The Epic Friday Night Travels of Norman McNorman I am in a mild state of hysterics and so unfortunately can’t recall the finer details, but it’s very funny, ingenious and has something to do with a man called Norman and a late night trip to the Chip Shop. Hats off to Ian who manages to get the words ‘pigeon’, ‘fusspot’, ‘crepuscular’, ‘incandescent’, ‘hopscotch’, and ‘jump’ along with other maverick mots into a well-rhymed jumble with a particularly good last line involving the word ‘spatula’.

Copies are on sale from the London Word Festival.

Le Cool Interview

March 23rd, 2010 | Posted by Ping Henningham in Chip Shop | Press Cuttings - (0 Comments)

An interview of us in Le Cool Magazine.


You can read an article by Nancy Groves here about us in the independent about the Chip Shop project for the London Word Festival or see a scan of the print version through the thumbnail below:

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