Robert Parkinson from PPP presents a selection of nineteenth-century scrapbooks and albums from the Sir Harry Page Collection at Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections alongside the original scrapbook that was the basic of our recent publication 'Edith's Scrapbook'
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Preston is my Paris is pleased to announce the launch of two new publications: We don’t mind people on shoulders. Just not under the ceiling fan. and Edith’s Scrapbook.
We don’t mind… is a return to a Northern Soul night at Brierfield W.M.C, which was also the subject of a 2010 project by PPP. This brief photographic document was taken over 6 hours on New Year’s Eve 2012/13 and is produced in recognisable b&w zine-style format in an edition of 100.
‘Edith’s Scrapbook’ is an exploration of a personal collection of documents relating to various political protests that Mrs Edith Spalding was involved with in the 1970s and 80s. A range of posters, newspaper articles and diagrams has been reproduced in a risograph publication produced in an edition of 100.
Both publications will be available for the first time at a special launch event held from 6pm on Thursday 18th April at Village Book Store, Leeds. A series of posters have been produced specifically for this event and an original soundtrack will play throughout the evening featuring rare protest songs and field recordings from protests that have taken place at various English cities in recent years.
Sunday, 3 February 2013
On Saturday 26th January Preston is my Paris were invited to run a workshop in Paris in collaboration with La Fabrique du regard the education programme at Le Bal.
The participants devised and enacted a series of interventions in the street and these are the document images. Thanks to all involved for such enthusiasm and making it an amazing afternoon.