Friday, 20 March 2009


The great and good 16-21 year olds of London Town are preparing a Candlelit Matinee for you this Saturday 21st March 2009 3-8pm at Shunt Vaults, Joiner Street, London Bridge.
There is live music from;
Patrick Wolf, Ex Lovers, Cassie and the Cassettes and other Special Guests,
and you can visit many attractions including;
Hansel and Gretel's Gingerbread Oven, Red Riding Hood and the Bed Stage, King Midas and the Sacrificial Tree, The Waiting Room of Death, The Fiarground of Fortune, The Theatre of Shadows, Climate Rush Mirror Protest, The Mobile Phone Story Machine, We Are What We Do Badge Factory,  Learn To Love You More Fairy Tale Assignments, Stoke Newington International Airport and Le Gun Magazine, The Alchemist's Laboratory, Matthew Robins Shadow Puppet Opera, The Inn at the End of The Road, BFI Fairy Tale Cinema, Mermaid Nation, Prick Your Finger and Make Mushroom, Live dance and theatre and a fully functioning Boxing Ring.
There is limited capacity so be early.
See you there or be square!


We were so excited when we heard that The Long Lost were coming all the way from Calafornia, that we thought it best to roll out the barrel. Kegging the barrel is a dying craft. One hit with the mallet and the peg is in, miss it and honeyed organic beer goes everywhere. 
(We wore overalls so we didn't ruin our pretty frocks.)
Alfred and Laura arrived and were just as we imagined- charming, stylish, inspired characters. 
We talked about knitting Alfred a suit of armor, (This is the American spelling, we spell it armour) possibly in Herdwick. It's not such a daft idea; Conrad of Montferrat clothed his army in felted wool, which was so well made, that neither point of sword or balls discharged from firearms could penetrate it.

The shop filled, the barrel emptied and The Long Lost and their friends started to play. 
It was quiet, imtimate, and very beautiful. If they paused you'd hear a pin drop, and the odd click of a knitting needle, such was the ambiance at Prick Your Finger. 
Even the sparkly shoes stood still.
And on the street, people gazed through the window in amazement.


For her latest installation '189 Miles', architectural artist and former Liberty dress designer Angela Wright has made a site specific work at 'All Hallows on the Wall' church, which is well worth a visit.
When Angela first visited All Hallows on the Wall, she noted, 
"Visiting the site I was struck by the ceilings creamy softness and flower like patterns. I imagined a work that would connect these characterisitcs with the floor and 'pour' them over it."
"I chose natural wool for its church symbolism and vernacular associations. Woolen garments and blankets are part of our existence from newborn to very old, giving comfort, warmth and protection"
Wool also suggests the journey towards Easter, with associalted themes of spring, redemption, new life and inevitable reference to the paschal (Easter) lamb. The installation offers oppertunity for quiet and contemplation.

'189 Miles' is open Tuesday-Friday 12-6 saturday 11-4 and special Easter openings: Friday, saturday, Sunday and Monday 11-4
Meet Angela Wright on Thursday 2nd April 2009, open until 9pm as part of Timeout First Thursdays.
Wallspace, All Hallows on the Wall, 83 London Wall EC2M 5ND Entrance FREE


Did you ever knit a big blanket scarf thing that kept getting bigger because you forgot how to cast off?
Our favourite book, the 1970's 'Cheap and Chic', explains what to do. Just add mojo and wear it.