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Peggy Angus Exhibition at St. Bride’s

Friday, September 16th, 2005
Peggy Angus: Inspirations & Influences
An exhibition at the St Bride Institute
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London
16 November — 15 December 2005

Opening with a private view and illustrated lecture by Carolyn Trant
author of Art for Life
in aid of the Friends of the St Bride Library,
on 15 November 2005 at 6.30 p.m.
Entry £5 (concs. £3).
Further details will be available from the St Bride Library web site.

As well as prints and artwork by Peggy Angus, this exhibition will include the work of 5 craft workers directly inspired by Peggy:

  • Katherine Morris Hand-blocked wallpaper
  • Di Hall Tiles worth walking on
  • Carolyn Trant Artist’s books from Parvenu Press
  • Philippa Threlfall Black Dog of Wells decorative terracotta tiles
  • Barry Viney The teacher taught

News from Incline Press

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

The monumental Art for Life: The Story of Peggy Angus was finished a month or so ago, but I had forgotten to post it here:

Art for Life is a big book, 240 pages and 15 x 10 inches. It is letterpress printed on a Victoria Platten Press in Monotype Scotch Roman and Italic (’cause we thought Peggy would approve) on a bespoke Magnani paper. The book has been hand bound in the workshop of designer binder Stephen Conway, using quality bookcloth and a patterned paper made from one of Peggy’s designs. As those who knew her will appreciate, Peggy’s output is much too large to be contained between the covers of a simple book. The pages are filled with photos, reproductions and prints. The book needs to be specially housed. In consultation with Stephen Conway, a slip case has been devised to hold the book and a specially-designed portfolio. This will contain four facsimile sketchbooks and a CD of Peggy taken from the tapes Carolyn made while working on the book with her. On the CD are a few of her stories of life in the 1940s, opening and, of course, Peggy singing Raggle Taggle Gypsy O.

The book is priced at £300 or $600 including all mailing and packing charges.

Also upcoming is A Paper Snowstorm: Toni Savage & the Leicester Broadsheets, a biography of this important figure in the English folk music scene of the 1960s which will contain a whole slew of broadsheets: facsimiles, originals, and new ones printed by Joe Quercus at the Aardvark Press, Alan Brignall at the Hedgehog Press and Cynthia Savage’s Fenice Press.

Due for publication November 1st 2005: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, with colour illustrations by Chris Burke.

Latest News from Incline Press

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

Wandering over to the Incline Press website, I noticed two bits of news. The first is a status report on Art for Life: The Story of Peggy Angus:

Graham has been printing and tipping-in illustrations on the thirteenth section of the book. We have 145 pages printed, and about 50 pages still to print. So far he has printed more than one dozen original linocuts and added about 150 illustrations. The portfolios are complete and Carolyn has finished the index, a necessity, we thought, since Peggy had such wide-ranging friendships and was involved with so many groups and issues.

the second item being the announcement of the next book off the press, A Paper Snowstorm: Toni Savage & the Leicester Broadsheets:

Derek Deadman and Rigby Graham have collaborated on the text for this long-overdue biography of Toni Savage and the Leicester Broadsheets. An integral part of the folk music revival of the 1960’s, Toni Savage and his Leicester folk club inspired a concurrent revival in the art of the broadsheet. Including facsimiles of broadsheets printed by Savage, as well as new ones printed by Joe Quercus at the Aardvark Press, Alan Brignall at the Hedgehog Press and Cynthia Savage’s Fenice Press.

Additional information can be had from their website or via email (books.inclinepress@virgin.net).

Incline Press: “Art for Life”

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

ART for LIFE: The story of Peggy Angus
by Carolyn Trant
with a forward by Tanya Harrod

Art for Life will be letterpress printed in monotype Scotch Roman and Italic (’cause we thought Peggy would approve) on a bespoke Magnani paper. The book is large, 15 x 10 inches, and hand bound in the workshop of designer binder Stephen Conway, using bookcloth and a patterned paper made from one of Peggy’s designs. As those who knew her will appreciate, Peggy’s output is much too large to be contained between the covers of a simple book. The pages are filled with photos, reproductions and prints. The book needs to be specially housed. In consultation with Stephen Conway, a slip case has been devised to hold the book and a specially-designed portfolio. This will contain four facsimile sketchbooks and a CD of Peggy taken from the tapes Carolyn made while working on the book with her. On the CD are a few of her stories of life in the 1940s, opening and closing with a song.

The price for the book has been finalized at £288 or $520 (at the present rate of exchange) plus postage at cost. We are offering a discount to subscribers who are willing to pay a little in advance, and such subscribers’ names will be printed in the book in alphabetical order. There will be a ten percent discount off the final price in exchange for the subscription. A pre-publication payment of £100 or $200 will reserve your copy. Email us if you have any queries, or print out our order form and post it to us at 36 Bow Street Oldham OL1 1SJ. Full details will also be found in our printed prospectus.