On Friday evening, ex-New Musical Express photographer Peter Anderson launched a book of his photographs at APT Gallery in Creekside. Designers Malcolm Garrett (Applied Information) and Jane Pluer (Pentagram) who collaborated on the design of the book were there to sign copies which were being offered at a special discount.
The Observer's music writer Paul Morley who was Anderson's colleague at the NME in the 80s wrote the introduction to the book, and turned up to add his moniker.
Paul Morley catches up with another ex-NME photographer and fellow northerner, Tony Barratt.
Crossfields resident Charles Hayward popped by to introduce himself to Morley for the first time and give him his latest CD. In 2006, Morley included Charles in a meandering list of his favourite drummers of all time (read the Observer article here).
Rather coincidentally, Morley has recently written about The Belles of London City, who graced the stage at the Deptford Arms the following evening in Kit & Cutter's May Day celebration (see previous post May Day, May Day). See Morley's Guardian article about The Belles here.
The Belles of London City may also be seen this summer as part of the entertainment provided by local community arts group Madcap Coalition in their Urban Village Fetes.