Tuesday, July 23, 2013

England's Dreaming.

A series of 16 short films each detailing a crime of the British monarchy, based on Heathcote Williams' poem "Royal Babylon: The Criminal Record of the British Monarchy": RB opening - The Sex Pistols argument, Killing an Ibis, Mad Monarchs, Michael X, Harry Trouble, I Danced With A Man, Foot in Mouth, Folk on the Hill, Knighthoods, Milton Gas, Glitter Freeze, Swift Justice, Raj Doubt, Gaunt etc, Koh I Noor, Paine & Thoth/Blake Acres Zappa.

Royal Babylon: The Criminal Record of the British Monarchy 
“Heathcote Williams has devised a form of polemical poetry that is unique” Peter Whitfield, author of ‘The History of English Poetry’ “I admire a poetry that is no-holds-barred personal and political. Heathcote Williams’ serial poem ‘Royal Babylon in the relaunched International Times is proper political poetry” NIall McDevitt in the Morning Star “It’s a phenomenal piece of work” Jeremy Hardy “Where are the Poetry Police when we need them ?” JC/Times Literary Supplement
www.royalbabylon.com Above are some of my weekend's photos.


Brian Miller said...

ha...will come back tonight and finish this...as i am intrigued...and have seen this several places here recently...

tony said...

British Telly Has Nothing But Baby,Baby,Baby at the moment .....so I posted/bookmarked this more as an antidote if/as needed.You may know,I am not a big Royal Fan!

21 Wits said...

Oh my gosh, the same thing here! I mean really now, you'd think they were the first couple to ever have a baby! A wicked thought came through my mind after the zillion and one time (everyday lately) "That what in the world is going through the minds of our youngsters being over-saturated with this baby-news?" All babies and children are special, and never ever should the celebrity of one's parents rule our broadcasts like this!

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