Sunday, 24 June 2012

HBL - inspired by Lost Boy's Half Past Brixton poem/ Exhibited at BrickBox & Open Doors London


The time is half past Brixton, St. Mathews church bells chime,
The night never quite falls here, but thrashes through the grime.
The preacher on the corner waves a finger at the damned,
As sinners crowd at cash points & bars get slowly rammed.
The streets are always busy, the boozers mostly full,
A friendly blend of cultures on the piss & on the pull.
Wish upon a Dogstar, taste some Brixton Jamm,
Always have a Plan B and a shot glass near to slam.
The time is half past Brixton, two DJs mix & spin,
As a chemical concoction starts to buzz beneath your skin.
A sea of smiling faces and waves of pounding beats,
That shake the walls and stir the schools of dancers from their seats.
The atmosphere’s electric, the crowd begins to roar,
Strangers cheer and spill their beer then hug and cheer some more.
In the smoker’s garden you find a friend passed out.
With two crumpled concert tickets that they bought (drunk) from a tout.

The time is half past Brixton, the sun begins to rise,
Zombies on Coldharbour Lane with glazed & bloodshot eyes.
You could go to club four one four, you could go home to bed.
But the time is half past Brixton so you’ll go just where you're led.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Prince Charles of Wales meets Prince Ali of Ababwa! :D


His Royal Highness pays a visit to our pre set up show.... it doesn't get any bigger then this guys! I shook his hand, had a great conversation, plus he even cracked some jokes! Very funny and a great individual. It was a honor to represent for the Open Doors London. So check it out when it goes live on the 22nd and 23rd of June!!



Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The Brick Box & Open Doors Exhibition!



Here you have it folks!! our collective The POI, Prophets of Illustration, has now been featured together alongside the best artists around London for our first official show, and obviously not the last for our diehard fans! 


Brixton is the home of the next pop-up exhibition hosted by The Brick Box and OpenDoors London. During the weekend we will be exploring and celebrating the area and its community through art. Events include:

The art exhibition themed around a game of consequences. OpenDoors has collected words written by local residents about the area. The words have been passed onto artists who will be exhibiting original art directly inspired by the words.

They be live music, ice cream, sculpting, flag making and more!!! There will also be art materials to pick up and play with. There will be a giant game of consequences played throughout the night, live art, face painting and a fully licensed bar! On top of all of this there are rumours of a David Bowie (Brixton resident) candlelit disco.




OPENING TIMES:
Friday 22nd 11am - 5pm and 8pm - 2am (£5 entry for the night)
Saturday 23rd 11am - 5pm and 8pm - 2am (£5 entry for the night)

We hope to see you all there,

Monday, 4 June 2012

PARA PARA PARA-DISE

I was very fortunate to be part of the Coldplay gig in The Emirates stadium this Jubilee. It was such a spectacular visual show!