Sunday, 9:00pm
7 March 2010

Grease is the Word

The chipboard lexicon of London’s latest literary festival

Eye visited The Chip Shop run by the Henningham Family Press at the launch of the London Word Festival, which started on Sunday 7 March 2010.

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Looking like a full size chippy, The Chip Shop is a fully functioning screen-printing workshop that serves up screen printed words on chipboard for the price of a bag of chips!


Watch and wait while your chosen word is prepared, screened, inked and dried, then wrapped in paper ready to go.


All words submitted will form the basis – the lexicon – of an original poem for the Festival. Poet Ian McMillan (see review in Eye 62) will write and perform the final work on 31 March.

See The Chip Shop at various locations during the London Word Festival.