Donlon Books invites you to the launch of Malicious Damage: The Defaced Library Books of Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton by Ilsa Colsell.
Malicious Damage focuses on the earlier part of Orton and Halliwell's life together, looking at their relationship and their shared creative practice. Particularly in reference to the stolen Islington library books they cut up and re-collaged over the course of 3 years from 1959-62. It was this act that earned the pair six month of prison sentences.
A Book by Ilsa Colsell
Foreword by Leonie Orton Barnett
Introduction by Phillip Hoare
Designed by Roland Brauchli
Published as a first imprint by Donlon Books
The launch takes place at The Island Queen, Halliwell and Orton's local pub just a few doors down from their home on Noel Road, between 1959 and 1967.
The night will include DJ sets by Bob Stanley (Saint Etienne) and LJA Brown.
Special launch price of £30
Hope to see you there.
The Island Queen
87 Noel Road