Thursday, 10 September 2009

Scottee likes to treat you right

Podgy and generally disconcerting, with a genius for thrilling behaviour that makes you feel a bit dirty and wrong, promoter, artiste and fatty about town, Scottee is a Chubster born and bred.

On Friday 25 September 2009 he's bringing a little bit of glamour to the problem of incontinence at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern as one of the Tenor Ladies. It's going to be busy but you, dear fatty, can benefit because it's half price if you weight 18 stone or more. Tee hee!

More details and pics via Facebook Events Page: Tenor Ladies

Also, a paucity of information is available here, on his website:

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

There will be corn dollies at the Fat of the Land

Cathy Ward has generously agreed to make us some corn dollies, thrill-seekers.

Cathy's a Real Artist and, unlike some fakers, she really deserves the title. Her website, has examples of her sublime art, which has been exhibited all over the place. I know a lot of luvvies overuse the word sublime, but here it is entirely appropriate. Feast your eyes.

Been to Portsmouth recently? Then you may have seen Cathy's work in the joint exhibition Tender Vessels with regular collaborator Eric Wright. Look, corn dollies here too! Cathy says: "My dollies won't be quite like these in Tender Vessels, which I designed and had specially made. I'm giving it some thought at what I can make that's pertinent to the theme, and will try give you also an image that's corn dolli-ish but about more political things that maybe you can use in some way. Ok, that's my work cut out for next week!"

Want to see some older Cathy and Eric collaborations? Have a look at Transromantik.

I tried to write something about what Cathy and Eric's work meant to me a while back, with mixed results. I struggle to put into words what I see when I look at their stuff. Oh well! You can read my thing too, if you fancy (.pdf, 104kb).

Prizes needed

We're holding a raffle because The Fat of the Land is costing us a bit of money to put on and we need to make it back. Raffles need prizes, right? This is where you come in.

Can you donate some goods or services for us to raffle? Offering prizes can be a good way of getting publicity for whatever it is that you want to publicise. Maybe you make things, or have a business or something you produced that you'd like to give. Home-made treats are especially welcome, as are things that might appeal to a queer/fat sensibility, however you interpret that. Perhaps you organise a club or an event or something that you can offer free entry to as a prize.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Look at these amazing knitted things

I went to the Epping Forest Festival yesterday and saw many things, including this incredible array of knitted cosies. Intense!

I've been pestering Kay to make me some mug cosies and wondered if there were any knitters in the house who would like to have a stab at them, they look pretty simple. Perhaps someone could write down a pattern for us to share here? Or pictures of your own knitted endeavours?

More treats from the garden

Stewed damsons fresh from Kay's tree. Scrummy with custard, yogurt, cake, porridge, spaghetti, quinoa, baked beans, your girlfriend, and on anything that moves.

Are you a grower? Wanna share pics of your produce? I know this sounds like a double entendre, but I don't care.