Tag Archives: Hackney

The Tube Map Is Not The Territory

When I was standing on Homerton High Street in east London the other day a cyclist stopped and asked in an American accent if I could tell him how to get to Bermondsey and then Stratford. I had to explain … Continue reading

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Cleaner Mistook My Art For Rubbish – A Flying Start To My Space Show In Hackey!

Every couple of years you read in a press report that a cleaner mistook a work of art for garbage and threw it away. My personal favourite example of this cyclical news story is the Tate cleaner who in 2004 … Continue reading

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Peter Plate and the off-line ‘revolution’…

San Francisco based novelist Peter Plate came up in conversation the other night. I was at the launch of the Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge edited tome The Form of the Book at Art Words new Broadway Market shop, … Continue reading

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Ray ‘The Cat’ Jones, the Hackney connection… completely missed by Iain Sinclair!

Way back in February I posted a couple of blogs about Iain Sinclair’s book Hackney, That Rose Red Empire. What I didn’t realise back then, or even earlier when I’d given Sinclair a few pointers as regards research on this … Continue reading

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