Saturday 25 February 11-6pm – Sunday 26 February 11-5pm 2017
I will be taking part in this years Artists’ BookMarket at the Fruitmarket in Edinburgh this year.
Looking forward to two days of networking, stalls and lots of artists’ books.
I will be exhibiting and selling a new body of work that uses typesetting and silk screen, inspired by the Durham Teaching Assistants fight against wage cuts and increased work hours. Their enthusiasm, passion and sense of justice continues even today. Although their fate has been delayed for another year, other TA’s in Derby, continue to fight to defend wages and conditions.
The Chap Book ‘Knowledge is Power’ and typeset pamphlet book ‘Roar’ celebrate unity and diversity, with words of wisdom from al-Mutanabbi. The lion, symbol of Durham TA’s, referenced by Jayaben Desai (Grunwick Strikers) and poet al-Mutanabbi draws together these stories of struggle and enlightenment.
Al-Mutanbbi Street in Baghdad remains a street of book sellers, stationers and cafes, even after a severe bomb attack that took place nearly 10 years ago. Over 100 people were either killed or wounded in the attack on a street which signifies cultural freedom, knowledge and ideas. This year marks the ten year anniversary of the bombing. Poetry readings, gatherings and occasions mark this moment in time world wide.
Artists Union England & the Multicultural Integration Centre come together to Remember Al-Mutanabbi Street, the heart & soul of the Baghdad literary & intellectual community with an evening of Arabic poetry and live music. This is a FREE event, but pay what you feel! Book your ticket HERE