Saturday, October 04, 2014

Gothic Exhibition at the British Library

The new exhibition, Terror and Wonder, which runs until 20th January 2015, includes one of the Gormenghast manuscripts. Open at the page where Titus is a small figure in the forest, it sits beneath an original drawing by Ian Miller of the tree which juts out of the side of the castle.
Prints of Ian Miller's other Gormenghast images are available here.


Peake in China

Mervyn Peake's father wrote a comprehensive memoir about his work as a medical missionary in China in the early 20th century. This has now been published by the British Library under the title "Peake in China", with an introduction by Hilary Spurling. It's a fascinating and well-written account his time in China and there are, of course, many references which readers of Gormenghast will recognise.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Gormenghast, by Carabosse


A new stage adaptation of Gormenghast is coming! The first two books in the Mervyn Peake trilogy are being adapted by the Carabosse theatre company into an imaginative new play. The production will premiere at the Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes on 7th of October 2014. Everything is in place, but a little extra boost is needed to improve on what we have.

We hope to raise a minimum of £500 to add polish to the stage design and costumes. Everything over our target will help us reach a higher level in costume and set realisation. We are offering rewards for funders including tickets, posters, postcards, plus original Gormenghast set-design art by Brighton based artist Aaron Howdle.

If you would like to help to fund our production and get some great rewards, please click on the link to visit our Indigogo page: http://igg.me/at/gormenghast/x/8126327 Thank you!

Carabosse are a new theatre company employing a mix of professional and non-professional actors. Their work includes projects helping adults with learning disabilities and work in schools. Tickets can be bought here: Gormenghast.

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Book of Poetry by Fabian Peake


Akerman Daly is pleased to publish the most complete collection of poetry by Fabian Peake to date and invites you to be a sponsor of this new book.

Read on for more details.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

University of Gloucestershire

Techné 2
Volume 2 of the Illustration Research Journal from the University of Gloucestershire contains a number of Peake’s drawings, printed with permission.
The images from Peake’s manuscripts are reproduced through etching and screenprint with a letterpress text.
The journal, price £25 is available from The Pittville Press or contact a.morrison@glos.ac.uk

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fabian Peake Poetry, for the New Year

These are recordings of Fabian's poems read by other people (including Phyllida Barlow, Clover Peake, Stef Hirsch, Giovanna Coppola and Patrick Coyle) in the studio of Jeremy Akerman in London. Jeremy Akerman and Eileen Daly's website publishes writing solely by visual artists. They will publish five of Fabian's poems over the New Year (30 Dec to 3 Jan), one poem each day for five days.

Subscribe here to receive the poems.
Among other artists' writing on the site there is also a selection of Fabian's poems read by himself including a longer work (500 words) which is part of a project run by Akerman Daly called 'Flash 500'. This project was asking artists to produce a piece of writing (of any kind) containing exactly 500 words. 

The poems employ different approaches, mostly abstract and experimental, with narrative overtones.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Gormenghast Board Game


Sophisticated Games have produced a board game based on the Gormenghast books which is in the shops now. There's more to see on this on Facebook.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Original drawings for sale

There may be some original Mervyn Peake drawings coming up for sale. Contact me if you'd like to know more.
alisoneldred@gmail.com