Sunday, 5 June 2022

Liver & Light: Strange Times

 Liver & Lights: Strange Times.




An evening in the presence 

of the Liver & Lights Scriptorium….


Saturday 18th June 2022

The Horse Hospital

7-10 pm


As part of Chiara  Ambrosio’s    

momentous  Raft  festival 

John Bently will be in residence 

surrounded by his books   

at the   legendary Horse Hospital 

for one night only….

Join him!


His  ongoing series of publications 

have evolved dramatically

 over the course 65 editions in 38 years 

(so far), from 

punk poetry fanzine into DIY manifesto; 

from a celebration 

of discarded things into a celebration 

of discarded communities, 

from heartfelt memorial to ranting pamphlet 

and all stations in between. 





A lifelong celebration 

of the possibilties  

of the book as a medium  for art; 

a repository of low budget reprographics and 

an uncompromising chronicle of real lives 

lived in strange times…….


This evening  will consist of a 

unique hands-on opportunity 

to explore all 65 books in the series, 

including  prototypes, 

graphics and  secret sketchbooks and   

followed  by an interview 

with the artist   

conducted by Chiara Ambrosio  herself 

and 

culminating in a unique 

live  performance of  

the rarely performed  

Deptfordia  (Liver & Lights No 20)……






A full programme of the RAFT festival events, 

and  where to buy tickets is here:


 https://www.thehorsehospital.com/whats-on


Monday, 30 May 2022

Liver & Lights at the Horse Hospital

 

Next up...




Liver & Lights. 

Strange Times.


For one night only

on 

Saturday 18th June

as part of 

Chiara Ambrosio's    momentous  

RAFT  festival   

at the famous 

Horse Hospital,  I am

exhibiting the complete  set 

of all  65 

Liver & Lights publications

along with  a load of 

never before seen 

prototypes and graphics

and   furthermore

 I will also  be

‘In Conversation’

with Chiara  concerning the making

of these,  (many tall tales) 

followed by a rare 

performance of 

Deptfordia

(Liver & Lights no 21)


The evening  is  completed by  

a late night performance 

of the author

Sukdev Sandhu  

reading  his novel ‘

Nighthaunts’  

to a live music  backing 

by the band

Nighthawks.


a full programme of the 

RAFT festival events, 

and  where to buy tickets

is here

https://www.thehorsehospital.com/events/chiara-ambrosio-raft-dmj33?fbclid=IwAR1totgcBntpIj3FQmoZ_zMad229breF7V1O-3-ILMJrFKTpv8qk95uVH8Y

Thursday, 19 May 2022

 Bonesandtheaft! 



Bonesandtheaft

Plus

Bird Radio

Live!!

at  

The Norwood Book and Record Bar

20 Norwood high St, London, 

SE27 Saturday 28th May, 

7-11pm ( with Djs after ’til 1am !!)


On our first lIve  shows of 2022,  

we will be  trotting out some 

of the old favourites, 

but also trying out 

some new stuff on you……


This  occasion will also   

see the official launch of

Liver & Lights  No 65: 

The View from Cressingham  Gardens.. 

being a visual  and literary 

meditation on Clearances, 

(current and historical) 

with 50 % of  proceeds   

to be donated  to the  

Save Cressingham Gardens fund…


The Norwood Book and Record Bar

is an intimate venue in

 a former pub,  

right next to West Norwood Station..

You can also get there on a No. 68 bus

Tickets ( and audience) are limited to 60 only, 

so snap them up in advance 

if you want to come, by emailing us  at 

hanksoake@gmail.com   

or by paypal to:    

paypal.me/bonesandtheaft  


(please remember to  press ‘send’ not ‘receive’…

as in you want to ’send’ me some money…….)   

….although I expect there 

will be some left on the door.  










Thursday, 12 May 2022

 Liver & Lights No 65.  Clearance. 

(The view from Cressingham Gardens)



The images in this new Liver & Lights 

publication  are  of the 

Cressingham Gardens Estate 

and the  Boreraig cleared village on

 the  Isle of skye. 

The text  is of two  poems  comparing 

and contrasting  these two  places.  

The photographs are by 

Kathryn Round and  John Bently 

and the drawings are by 

John and Arthur Bently. 

(Arthur’s are generally the better ones…). 

Some of the drawings are of 

Arthur and his pals making 

hand made instruments, puppets 

and cardboard models of 

Cressingham  in order to perform 

at the two  fundraisiing 

benefits we have been involved 

with to raise money for the 

Save Cressingham fund. 

This book  is  a memorial to both 

those unforgettable events….




The first one, at 

Herne Hill Station Hall last 

November, also featured Kurdish 

Superstar Nawros Oramari

the amazing Bird Radio 

and the‘interesting’ bonesandtheaft. 

They  were devised  

and organised by  the indefatigable  Ken Jones….

Well done Ken! 

The second Happening in the Cressingham 

Rotunda in  on May 14th (

(This Saturday!!) 

featured Hippertronics and Black Rice  

alongside the Ashleys Fit Up 

puppet  show, and was the official 

launch point of this book, 

all proceeds from  which (after costs), 

we will donate to the fund to save 

Cressingham  Gardens Estate……..




 Copies  are A6  hardback, 100  copies only     

and are  £15.00  each,  available from  

Liver & Lights,  229 Railton rd, London, 

SE24 0LX  by cheque  payable to Liver & Lights.  

Or paypal  to hanksoake@gmail.com 

or   direct from bandcamp:

https://bonesandtheaft.bandcamp.com/merch/

liver-lights-no-65-clearance-the-view-from-cressingham-gdns


Not forgetting

....in two weeks time, 

our first Live gig

of 2022



Thursday, 28 April 2022


Bonesandtheaft! 

plus  Bird Radio Live  

at  

The Norwood Book and Record Bar

20 Norwood high St, London, 

SE27 Saturday 28th May, 

7-11pm ( with Djs after ’til 1pm !!)


On our first lIve  shows of 2022,  

we will be  trotting out some 

of the old favourites, 

but also trying out some new stuff on you……


This  occasion will also   see the official launch of

Liver & Lights  No 65: 

The View from Cressingham  Gardens.. 

being a visual  and literary 

meditation on Clearances, 

(current and historical) with 50 % of  proceeds   

to be donated  to the  

Save Cressingham Gardens fund…

is an intimate venue in

 a former pub,  

right next to West Norwood Station..

You can also get there on a No. 68 bus

Tickets ( and audience) are limited to 60 only, 

so snap them up in advance 

if you want to come, by emailing us  at 

hanksoake@gmail.com   

or by paypal to:    

paypal.me/bonesandtheaft  


(please remember to  press ‘send’ not ‘receive’…

as in you want to ’send’ me some money…….)   

….although I expect there will be some on the door.  



Not forgeting-

The Happening

John Bently,  Arthur  Bently,

Stella P, Grace Black  and others are performing at this

other benefit for Cressingham...a proper Old School

HAPPENING  in the

Cressingham  Rotunda Hall..

I will be reading new work,

being extracts from Liver & Lights No 65:

The Clearances

  

someone is  mic'ing up the building,

synthesizers will be unleashed...

It will be memorable...