Only two issues in and The Alarmist has drawn quite the following! With the kind of first-rate writing and the distinctive aesthetic style that they’ve carved out and made their own, it isn’t surprising that The Alarmist has a readership that spans the length and breadth of the country. Nick Murray met up with Gary from Leeds and Mansour Chow, the creative duo that birthed The Alarmist, on the eve of the issue two launch to talk about being less stuffy, hidden genius and nihilistic publishing techniques. Continue reading →
Posted in Interview, Magazines, Zines
Tagged creative duo, fiction, gary from leeds, illustration, interview, mansour chow, Nick Murray, Poetry, prose, short stories, the alarmist
2013 is just around the corner! We’ve survived torrential rain, at least a couple of near-apocalyptic instances, overzealous family members around the Christmas dinner table and a slew of events that will shake their fists as we sail past into the new year. Well done!
Now here at Annexe HQ we are really quite excited about the next year. We’ve got a multitude of projects, events and books to give you that we are so proud to be working on. To celebrate what promises to be a whirlwind year, we’re kicking of with a bit of a spoken word party! On Friday 18th January we will fill the space that formerly held the BBC London offices with performances from some incredible poets, writers and musicians. Expect poetry with live soundtrack, animated stories that are illustrated as they are performed, short films, the whole nine yards. Continue reading →
Posted in Annexe Travelling Library, Et Al, Event, Meanwhile..., Poetry, Prose, Sound, Theatre
Tagged Amber massie-blomfield, annexe, arts, baker street, eley williams, entertainment, Et Al, illustration, marylebone, performance, stories, talia randall, theatre delicatessen
Our exhibition with Pigeon, Very Small Kitchen and Ladies of the Press* opened last Friday to a massive crowd. We couldn’t have hoped for a better turn-out.
A huge thanks to everyone who came along, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve still got until March 4th. We’re also having an evening of talks on the nature of alternative and independent publishing on the 3rd at X Marks the Bökship.
And now, a few snaps from opening night:
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Posted in Event, Illustration, Photos, Poetry, Prose
Tagged alternative, annexe, design, exhibition, illustration, independent, ladies of the press, pigeon, Poetry, prose, publishing, sites of alternative publishing, very small kitchen
Inc. Magazine has its 4th issue release later this week with a huge launch party to celebrate.
As with each issue of Inc. so far, number 4 is immense fun from cover to cover, and this time Anya Pearson and Will Coldwell, co-founders, co-editors and contributors, have really taken their magazine to an incredible new level. Though, don’t think that this came about by chance. Pearson and Coldwell have been hard at work coordinating this mammoth project with all the poets and illustrators involved and the final product reflects that. Continue reading →
Posted in Art, Books, Event, Illustration, Poetry, Review
Tagged annexe, ben mellor, hackney, illustration, inc., london, magazine, polar bear, railroad cafe, roundhouse, soul rub
You might have heard that Annexe editor, Nick Murray, also does a little writing of his own. Here’s one of his short stories. It was published earlier this year in Inc. Magazine #3. The reader is the magician Lee Warren.
The fantastic illustration is by the Brighton based illustrator and fellow writer, Hannah Bailey.
Posted in Fiction, Prose, short story, Sound
Tagged fiction, hannah bailey, illustration, Nick Murray, prose, reading, short story, Spoken word, story, storytelling, swallower, sword