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The Chip Shop

The Chip Shop

Built from chip board and replicating a full size Chippy, The Chip Shop is a fully functioning temporary screen printing workshop, serving words printed on wooden board. It is conceived, built and manned by the Henningham Family Press.

The project draws a loving parallel between the two processes: an old print method is reanimated, a familiar setting transformed. For the price of a bag of chips have your word prepared, screened, inked, dried and wrapped in newspaper, ready for you to take home. While you wait. Submit your own words, or order from the ‘catch of the day’. All words submitted will become the Chip Shop Dictionary, the basis for an original poem commissioned by festival, and to be performed on the 31st March.

First in a series of two Chip Shop installations during the festival. You are cordially invited to swing by and submit your words for printing.

The Henningham Family Press is a family run art and book making collective, living and working in Dalston, London.

Commissioned and produced by London Word Festival

Also as part of London Word Festival Please see Avant Noir!


Date and time

7 March 2010

Please note
This is now a past event.


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28 Commercial Street
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