I will be tabling at the brand-spanking new South East London zine fest on 12th November, 12-6pm. This particular zine fest has the added boozy appeal and convenience of being held in a PUB — namely, the Amersham Arms in New Cross.
I would like to add here that the first and only time I’ve been to New Cross was when I had an audition at Goldsmiths College nearby. I was 18 and it was the first time I had been to London (I’m from the North). I got on the fast train from Preston at 5am and spent the 3-4 hour long trip jammed between my viola case on one side and a big man in a suit on the other, unable to move my legs.
In London I got on the wrong tube. Then I got on the right tube train, but my viola case got trapped in the tube train doors as they closed. Then a man with flaking skin on his hands tried to fondle my hands. I arrived at the audition sweating from the heat and traumatised, totally messed the whole thing up and failed to get into my beloved Goldsmiths. I only wanted to go there because of John Cale and the Young British Artists, anyway.
Yup. I’m hoping for a more fun day in New Cross this time. Harumph.