Monday, 12 July 2021






A selection of the very best 
 images from our recent exhibition
of performing costumes 
at @freethegallery
Haynes Lane, Crystal Palace...

...also a film of  us playing
the Slingy Gaw sequence
at the Private View

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgEs7zoCyY4

(tNB. his becomes live at 12 midday 13th July 2021)


















Buy our books!  Buy our music!  (vinyl/cd/download) :


https://bonesandtheaft.bandcamp.com/


Monday, 31 May 2021







Liver & Lights Presents


bonesandtheaft! - The Costumes


(and some props, backdrops and 

selected publications…)


an Exhibition



Friday 25 - Sunday 27th June 2021

Open daily 11 am -6 pm



Free The Gallery

(Pop up Space)

Haynes Lane Market

(Upper floor down the alley)

Crystal Palace

London

SE19  3AN




Private View Party and 

Costumed Performance

Saturday  26th June 6 - 9 pm


The New World of Slingy Gaw

(featuring some members of 

bonesandtheaft…..)


There will be only limited attendance 

for this so please RSVP to:

hanksoake@gmail.com



Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Slngy Gaw Paintings at Skye Gallery May 1st-22nd

The New World of Slingy Gaw. 
(Born from the mouth of a snail..) 







…and what if in our own world every between things 
boundary, and all the laws of art and science, 
the very bindings of the cosmos, were suddenly 
disappeared as if the rule-glue had dried and 
crumbled out from the spine 
of the book of the universe….. 



An exhibition of new paintings, 
to be exhibited online From May 1-22nd 
at the

This exhibition also sees the launch of
 Liver & Lights no 62. 
The New World of Slingy Gaw. 
(Born from the mouth of a snail) 
A new book containing all the paintings 
in full colour 
and some new songs…… 




isbn 978-1-8384698-1-8 
Published on May 1st 2021. 

Pre publication orders are £10.00 plus £2.00 p&p 
and available now from: 
Or cheque payable to Liver & Lights, 
229 Railton Rd, London SE24 0LX 
Bank details on request from: 
hanksoake@gmail.com



Tuesday, 23 March 2021

The New World of Slingy Gaw.

       The New World of Slingy Gaw.  

(Born from the mouth of a snail..)


Liver & Lights No 62

…and what if in our own  world  

every between things boundary, 

and all the laws of art and science, 

the very bindings of the 

cosmos, were suddenly disappeared  

as if the rule-glue 

had dried  and crumbled out f

rom  the spine  of the book 

of the universe…..


….and sound becomes silence, 

and song becomes a knife 

and night  is found  hiding under 

the bed of day and the bright bright laughter of 

children turns into the messenger of despair 

and good deeds spread only evil,  

as growing things ungrow into nothingness 

and the sun spins forth only darkness….


This new Liver & Lights project so far incorporates  

a series of songs written in an imagined  language  

and 40 new paintings of the  imagined future world 

of Slingy Gaw.  


This is a world teeming with magical dancing hybrid 

characters, turned upside down and inside out. 

A strange land where all narrative disappears. 

A land  with its own language where logic has turned 

liquid…a land where  a whole  universe grows 

from  the song of a  snail and dancing has replaced  politics…… 

a land where all living creatures are hermaphodites…


All the paintings will be exhibited together  

online at the Skye  Gallery from May 1-22nd 2021    

(…and where some of them might actually be for sale!)


https://www.skyegallery.co.uk



Some of the songs and most of the the paintings 

have been gathered into a brand  new book,  

Liver & Lights no 62  

published on  May 1st  2021.  

Pre publication  orders are   £10.00 plus £2.00 p&p  

and available now from:


paypal.me/bonesandtheaft


Or cheque payable to: 

Liver & Lights,  

229 Railton Rd, London, SE24 0LX


Bank details on request from:  

hanksoake@gmail.com


   

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Human Family Borderless Planet



There’s room in the world for everyone….
 

 Bonesandtheaft! 

 Our live streamed gig with all proceeds going to

https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/


Its definitely on!  


SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER  at 8 pm


In case you were wondering!

The MUsicians Union have been informed 

(by the government) that:


“Studios can remain open”


and also that:


“Orchestras can rehearse and perform

live streamed gigs”


Tickets still available Now!


 Only £6  with all proceeds...etc from:


https://tinyurl.com/yxsrxf5t




Join us….


There’s room in the world for everyone…. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Live Streamed Gig!!!

 


We re back! Sort of!!


bonesandtheaft!

will be performing 

a live, streamed,  online!

concert with full costumes, 

sets and smoke and lights

some old songs, some new songs 

some Special Guests!!

Beamed Live direct from 

The Herne Hill Station Hall

On  Saturday 14th November 

at 8 pm on the dot.....


Tickets for this event will be 

£6.00 each with all proceeds

donated  to The Refugee Council


https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/


Details of how to book coming soon,

but please make this a firm date in your diary!!


Monday, 27 July 2020

Bones/Liver & Lights News



The incorrigible Ken Jones has a terrific website
dedicated to the history of the mysterious hidden
River Effra and other things Herne Hill related...
He has commissioned us to write something related
and our contribution is up now on the website below...
click and watch on Soundcloud for extra info and the
full lyrics follow below...

It is a prototype demo that Ian, Mikey and
Biscuit will no doubt add to in good time...





Yfra/trap

Yfra/Effra, 
the Brixton Creek,
the shape shifter of effluent
from the creeping suburbs
to the stinking Thames,
red bricked and rooved,
the stink piped prison
of belching fatberg Golems
fueled by pasta slime
and belching clingy wetwipes,
discarded facemasks
and red eyed rats
no poison can detox,
no sneaky maze riddler 
can Ku-klux  her hidden darkness 
on whiskered turnpike-tiptoes,
execute the rat trap blunt-slice
that splinters  bone 
but does not quickly kill,
like a furred jesus on a triggered cross
the thorndrips glooping 
metal scented in the midday heat.

The green-livered lentil griddlers,
wishing our sweet accursed city into
more of a home counties bailiwick
think they have cancelled 
the Poets Corner rat-run
with their wood-lego fairy gardens 
yet beneath these dulcet covens
of child-worship and genteel aspiration,
the real rodent city scraps and scurries 
in our shitstream
fighting tooth and claw 
for each precious second of life awarded
down in the black pipe.

Clutch your unspoiled babies tight
as the trap sings snap! 
-sound frozen in the midnight  stillness,
sleepy eyes unfocus on brown oil 
leaking from open wounds
three or four oozing welts 
sticky thru a rubby shirt of hair,
inside  the bonecrushed whip-shop,
interior leaking  livid 
like taloned  torturers biblical
have sliced across his desert brown back,
have licked his messiah brow with rat-love 
and brung him loinclothed forth
to meet his fate.

A million million more
in the dark Yffra beneath
your crisp white sheets
insane with hunger
yellow toothed 
await.





ALSO

I did a 'Shed Talk' for the Centre For Fine Print Research
at UWE (thanks to Angie Butler and Sarah Bodman.....)
about my recent paintings and
how they will one day become a book.....

Arthur and me jamming in the background....
with Extra Special Celebrity Guest Appearance
(No, not Britney....)

Lasts about five minutes and you can watch it here
...I would be thrilled to hear your comments, obviously....