Clapton Zine and Print Fair, plus the launch of Yo Zushi’s “Smalltime” album/Ross Palmer’s “Little Differences” single: full details

Clapton Zine and Print Fair 2013

Clapton Zine and Print Fair 2013

Board of Fun and Stars and Flowers present the first Clapton Zine and Print Fair at the Dentist!

33 Chatsworth Road, Clapton, London E5 0LH


Mat Riviere
Bolt Editions
Mark Pawson
Limner Journal
SW London and Surrey Zines Collective
Yo Zushi
Zoe Taylor
Stephen Fowler
Natalie Kay Thatcher
Jennifer Crouch
Nick White
Rosanna Thompson
Hugo Sinfield
Sean King
Ben Roberts
Board of Fun
and more

The launch night on Saturday 4 May will feature a selection of zines and live music from:

Mat Riviere
“Genius bleak pop” – NME
“Simply fantastic” – Artrocker

Yo Zushi
“A masterclass in storytelling” – Dazed & Confused
“This could be the start of something major” – Q Magazine
Yo Zushi will be launching his new album/zineSmalltime“.

Plus Ross Palmer, who will be launching his Board of Fun free download single “Little Differences”.

And live poetry from the south London legend and our compere Jazzman John!

On the launch night, doors open at 7pm. Entry is £3 advance/£4 on the door.

The main fair on Sunday 5 May will be open between 11am and 5pm. ENTRY TO THE ZINE FAIR IS FREE. The venue will turn into an indoor market selling zines, prints, cassettes, poetry books and badges from London’s most exciting DIY artists and publishers (see above list for some of the highlights).
See you there!

Show and tell 1: Henry Stead

History boy: Henry Stead

How can digitally produced sound and visuals create new performance conditions for ancient poetry and drama? I’ve been experimenting with cross-media poetry for a few years now. I began when I was studying for a Masters in professional writing at the London Metropolitan University and continued through my time researching the Romantic reception of ancient poetry for the Open and Oxford Universities.

In 2011 , I wrote a play, Seneca’s Medea, which was performed in February that year at the Burton Taylor Studio in Oxford. An extract from it won a prize in the open section of the Times Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry in Translation.

Prometheus Chained, my new version of Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound, was performed this June in an amphitheatre in Sheffield as part of Sheffest, the city’s festival of ancient drama. Both plays were directed by Helen Slaney and enhanced by powerful scores by Jef Oswald.

To give an example of my work, I’ve chosen a couple of smaller, cross-media poems. The first is a short audio poem called “Another Slow Day”, concerning the dangers of solitude in excess:

The second is “Attis”, an AV translation of the Roman poet Catullus’ 63rd poem. It tells the story of a Greek-ish Roman youth who runs away from home to join the cult of the fearsome mother goddess, Cybele. In a frenzy (and as part of his initiation into that cult), he castrates himself. In the Latin text, this act changes Attis (grammatically) from male to female. I have kept this feature, however foreign it might now feel. The video and sound provide the performance context for the live show in which I perform the poem and are not really designed to stand alone. But this version has a rough recording of the vocal on it to give an idea of the live performance. The poem kicks in at around the three-minute mark. It takes a little while for Attis to make it to Phrygia . . .

<p><a href=”″>Attis (rough cut)</a> from <a href=””>AdamPellinDeeve</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Henry Stead is a poet, translator and co-founder of the multimedia poetry collective London Poetry Systems