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Lazy Sundays are back again The Old Queens Head

After a hiatus from regular live events LG Presents is back with a new monthly event. Lazy Sunday is a lethal concoction of art & design, chatter, drinks, spoken word, music and collaboration designed for a relaxing but entertaining afternoon.
For our first event we have a range of poets, music acts and art displays as well as talks from artists and designers on their work. A veritable legend in the London spoken word scene Joshua Idehen will be performing. Jo Tedds and Will Conway will be reading from The Book of Apertures.
LG Press editor Sam Rawlings will be talking about the process of creating a collaborative publication. Paul Bloom, micro-sculptor, will be displaying his work and doing a talk about his inspirations and technique. Ghin Liew will be displaying his beautiful, labyrinthine multi-faith calendar and screening some of his latest video work. DJs Tugnut & Cuckoo Pan will slide you sideways throughout the afternoon with an eclectic mix of music old and new.

At the Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 8LN nearest tubes: Angel Northern line. Highbury & Islington, Overground. Sunday 9th May 12pm-6pm, Free entry
Lazy Gramophone Press at Donlon Books store Fresh Blood

This month we are very excited indeed to announce the arrival of six new fantastic artists, Rima Staines, Alexander Aspinall, Liz Adams, Nicky Young, Ghin Liew, and Paul Bloom. Each of their profiles can now be found in the artists section of our Lazy Gramophone website. However, before you go running off in pursuit, we first ask you to take a moment in order to become formally aquianted. We would of course be honoured to offer up our own introductions to these wonderful wonderful people, but, as much as we could eulogise we've decided instead that it would be best to simply let them introduce themselves in their own words; and so here goes...

Rima Staines: "An illustrator who paints and draws the things she sees when exploring this fairytale realm ... where she spends most of her time."
Alexander Aspinall: "Writes stories about other places, normal people, magic dogs, weird beings, or things like rain, breakfasts and delusion."
Liz Adams: "A poet and fiction writer. She lives in London Ė a city that inspires much of her current writing."
Nicky Young: "My doodles are a peek into the inner workings of my psyche, a therapeutic release of energy."
Ghin Liew: "An ongoing creative project, with the objective though multi media to represent the findings of the continued study into the human condition."
Paul Bloom: "My Micro-sculpture pieces are small and persuasive, luring you in to a complex hidden space."

We hope you enjoy their offerings...
Notebook - stylish stationary Stylish stationary

New to our online shop is a handmade, letter-pressed notebook "Available for all your writing and sketching requirements". The cover is letter-pressed in Garamond 12pt & 14pt metal type. A cotton rag cover stock, fine cream pages and a hand-sewn spine make for a notebook full of character. These notebooks are handmade here at LG studios and available to buy now!
Lazy Gramophone Events Levitation

Ghin Liew has just come aboard the good ship Lazy, bringing with him a swathe of experimental filmmaking, animation, plus some beautiful typographical work.
This month we are featuring one of Ghinís stop-animation pieces, 'Levitation'. Here's what Ghin says about it:
'LEVITATION came about due to the frustrations of a director [me] who couldn't get any actors to jump high enough for a promo I was working on. So, originally being made as a direction aid, it has ended up being my kind of moving logo/identity, as other directors of pixelation still have a problem working out how I did it. It is all shot in camera with no special effects added.'
Visit Ghin's page to see more.
Lazy Gramophone Events EP launch

Our good friends Poejazzi returned to the SOLD OUT Roundhouse for the superb Benin City's EP launch; an evening of exceptional entertainment, bringing together spoken word, Afrobeat, folk, funk and hip-hop. Benin City, highly-rated by Xfm's John Kennedy, launched "Invisible Cake"; their effervescent six-track debut EP of Outkast-meets-James Brown sounds. The night was hosted by the legendary spoken-word artist David Jay, whose soliloquies are a thrilling mix of Doctor Who, Wu-Tang Clan and Othello. They were also joined by David Goo and the Variety Band; Jem Cooke; and Belinda Zhawi.
As always, thanks for reading Lazy Gramophone.
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