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Friday 7th May, 9.15pm on The Verb

Following his performance of the Chip Shop Poem, a poem composed of the words generated by the Chip Shop at the London Word Festival 2010, Ian McMillan enjoyed the Chip Shop so much he asked us to come on his BBC Radio 3 ‘caberet of the word’ show, THE VERB. Chip Shop will be featuring in a special live edition of Radio 3 show. Beaming out from the Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, you’ll be able to hear the Henningham Family Press printing and selling chips to fellow guests; Simon Armitage and Richard Hawley, the 300 live studio audience, and of course, poet, raconteur and national treasure, Ian McMillan. Unfortunately there are no more tickets left for this event, but hopefully you’ll still join us, live on air! 91.3 FM, for those of you whom, like us, are still on the old-fashioned twiddly wireless. And there is one other way you can take part in the show… Suggest a word for our catch of the day! More details to follow.

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*The Chip Shop was commissioned by London Word Festival 2010

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.


Thanks to all who came, it was totally sold out! We had a great time and hope you did too. It turned out to be a wonderful evening of printing mayhem!

Here are a few photos, more may follow later:

Last chance to see Chip Shop at the London Word Festival will be on Wednesday 31st March at ‘The Art of Storytelling‘ event, where we will be printing the official London Word Festival 2010 Poem, alongside Ian McMillan, the poet himself!

Just a quick note to encourage y’all to come early to Keep Printing and Carry on. Not only does the first set kick off at 7.20pm with Murray Macaulay introducing the art of Sister Corita, the fantastic Screenprinting Nun, but also we’ve just been told that the first 60 people through the door will be given a ration book, entitling them to a free cake from The Great Cake Escape! Not to mention the allotment (Dig for Printery with potato prints!) and the Universettee. As usual more details on the London Word Festival Blog.

Of course we would never stoop to bribing people with cake, but i’ve heard that these ones are going to be pretty spectacular. Doors 6pm.

Here’s some photos from Chip Shop’s second outing at the Red Art Cafe, in Dalston.

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That was the last day for word submissions for the official London Word Festival 2010 Poem, which will be unleashed by Ian McMillan at the Art of Storytelling Event on 31st March. (More about that later)

Next up is Keep Printing and Carry On, at Stoke Newington International Airport, Saturday 20th March. We will be there with the Chip Shop, doing 3 print collaborations with Darren Hayman, Jo Neary & Murray Macaulay (by courtesy of the Universettee). Where else on a Saturday night will you find live music, cutting edge comedy and also a lecture/demo of screen printing via a mobile workshop in the form of a chip counter? Not to mention the potato printing in the village allotment….

Here’s the flyer! Hope to see you there!

Chip Shop 1 Photos up!

March 10th, 2010 | Posted by Ping Henningham in Chip Shop | Live Shows - (0 Comments)

Chip Shop’s appearance at Toynbee Studio Arts & Café Bar, our 1st official outing was a roaring success – from the minute we opened to the moment we ran out of chips to sell (by popular demand, closing time was delayed by half an hour) we were rushed off our feet!

Here’s some photos from our point of view:

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And for some photos from the other side of the Chip Shop counter, see here.

If you missed it, or just want to come see it happen again, we’ll be at the Red Art Cafe (113 Kingsland Road, Dalston) this Sunday 14th March, 12-5pm. It’s also the last chance to submit words for the London Word Festival 2010 Official Festival Poem to be written by Ian McMillan.

We now have TWO confirmed café dates for the Chip Shop. Both events are FREE, drop-in events where you can order individual words to be printed on chip board. No formal performance, just a cheerful chippy in a friendly cafe, so a great one to stop-by with kids and/or a sunday paper. All prints will be just £1!

Sunday 7th March Toynbee Arts Bar & Café (28 Commercial St, Aldgate E1 6AB), 12-5pm.

Sunday 14th March New Date Added! Red Art Café (113 Kingsland High St, Dalston, E8 2PB), FREE entry, 12-5pm.  This one is really on our home patch so we’d love to see you there, especially if you’re local!

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Both these dates have been commissioned by London Word Festival, so if you’d like to see more details or descriptions of what to expect, hop along to their website here.

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.