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Guardian Books Blog 12.3.10

March 17th, 2010 | Posted by David in Chip Shop | Press Cuttings - (0 Comments)

The Guardian books blog has written a round-up of the London Word Festival, joining the words ‘Family’, ‘Press’ and ‘Henningham’ to the word ‘Fantastic’. You can read it here

A blog called the first pint has also written up a report of the Chip Shop at Dalston’s Red Art Cafe here

Lauren Laverne has been championing the London Word Festival on BBC6 Music, one of our favourite stations, especially making mention of the Chip Shop. She also writes for Grazia magazine and here we are again:

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your local family press mentioned between Sandra Bullock and Drew Barrymore? Apparently.

The Guide 6.3.10

March 6th, 2010 | Posted by David in Chip Shop | Live Shows | Press Cuttings - (0 Comments)

The Guide has featured the London Word Festival, particularly drawing attention to the Keep Printing Show at STK, describing our creative process in detail:

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I was going to put up some pics from the Chip Shop‘s first outing at the London Word Festival Launch Party on Wednesday night, but the LWF team beat me to it!

So here’s a taster shot:

And if you want to see some more pics, click here.

London Word Festival Interview

February 19th, 2010 | Posted by David in Press Cuttings - (0 Comments)

You can read about our preperations for this year’s festival on the LWF website here

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November 24th, 2009 | Posted by David in Live Shows | Press Cuttings - (0 Comments)

David Helbich (second from left) recently gave an email interview here with Eirik from Oslo’s Ultima Festival about our plans and the shared interests that drive the InterInterInter collaboration.


InterInterInter In Oslo Review

September 17th, 2009 | Posted by David in Live Shows | Press Cuttings - (1 Comments)

We had a good show in the Ultima festival, many moments like Ishiguro’s ‘the Unconsoled’ happen at these festivals, like walking in circles with some composers looking for a restaurant that happens to be below the festival office when we find one, running into a torch-lit park and into a castle then ascending a turret to where we are seated moments before a performance of Kurt Schwitters poetry…

There are good reviews in Norwegian of the show, at least they seem to be once babelfished. Here is one in english

The premise of the night was to hand groups a blank sheet of A3 paper as a programme and then to print on it throughout the night as the performances accumulated. We finished the evening with a folding ceremony where the audience followed our instructions from the front to fold the sheet down and form the individual pages.

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The audience recieved two screenprints on their way in, the performers then downing tools to take to the stage.

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In the interval we dressed like cinema ushers to deliver another print, this time with sponges and fluorescent paint. If you can ever find an aged cinema, you get sold your ticket by the guy behind the desk. Next you go get some popcorn and the same guy comes in and puts on an apron. ThenĀ  he takes your ticket at the door, you are the only cinema-goer, and then he comes during the intermission with a tray and wearing a hat. That’s the kind of thing that we were thinking of here.

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We were sent this interview from the London Word Festival that is now on Youtube, conducted and edited by Garry Brown.