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: 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

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.

Friday, March 22, 2013

An Exhibition at Westminster Reference Library

A rare exhibition of Mervyn Peake’s original work is to go on public display for the first time at Westminster Reference Library by Leicester Square from 3rd to 14th April 2013.
Original paintings by Mervyn Peake, will go on display thanks to the generous loan of the work by the Peake family.
Westminster City Council, with the support of Arts Council England funding, is hosting the special free display.  The show comprises works by Mervyn Peake as well as pieces by his wife, Maeve Gilmore, and son, Sebastian Peake. The paintings and drawings in this small but exceptional show have never been seen outside the Peake family.
Please join us for the launch party/private view at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 3rd April at Westminster Reference Library, 35 St Martin’s Street, London WC2H 7HP, 020 7641 5250.
The programme series will continue with a talk and poetry reading on Wednesday, 10th April and two workshops on 4th and 11th April, led by Mervyn Peake’s grandson, Lewis Peake, (now sold out) with a focus on illustration techniques.
Westminster Reference Library believes that direct engagement is a great way to create understanding.  Through open access to our book collections and our art shows we try to provide a simple but powerful way to show everybody, regardless of age and background, the enjoyment and inspiration of art.