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Poison Girls’ Vi Subversa celebrated her eightieth birthday at an event for family and friends in London Hove, near Brighton last week.

Poison Girls' Vi Subversa celebrates eightieth birthday

Vi Subversa - 80th birthday - speech

Vi Subversa - 80th birthday - cake

Photos: Ming DeNasty. More photos from the event can be found on the the Poisongirlfriends Facebook group page.

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A new collection of reminiscences, recollections and stories from the first wave of anarcho-punk, co-edited by Greg Bull and Mickey ‘Penguin’, has just been published. As well as new and original written contributions, the collection features artwork, posters, handouts, flyers, tickets, lyric sheets and more besides from the 1980s wave of anarcho-punk.

Not Just Bits of Paper - front cover

Gregory Bull and Mickey ‘Penguin’ (eds.), Not Just Bits of Paper, Perdam Babylonis Nomen Publications, pp.36-41. ISBN-10: 1505703387; ISBN-13: 9781505703382

More details from the Not Just Bits of Paper Facebook page. There’s an online preview available with the listing on Amazon; and the book is also now available from Situation Press.

“We have our own words, scrawled on bits of paper smudged with some grimey hope. Angry chords waver out from the broken cassette-players – and every now and again a curious prisoner comes out for a look and never returns.” Tony Drayton.

A series of recollections, memories, imagined dreams perhaps from the collective memories of those who lived through the punk and anarcho-punk years. Tales recalled of times past and a glorious tribute to the bands and the crowds who made the 1980’s so special for so many of us.

Not Just Bits of Paper is available to buy online from Situation Press (the publishers of The Truth of Revolution, Brother).

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Bob Stafford has posted a superb gallery of black-and-white photos of Poison Girls taken in 1979-1980 on the Poisongirlfriends Facebook page. The photos depict Poison Girls’ Vi Subversa, Richard Famous and Lance d’Boyle, as well as Gem Stone and Pete Fender.

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Some excellent black-and-white photos from the September 1983 London “Stop the City” demonstration have been added to Flickr by photographer camera_obscura [busy]. View the full slide show of the London: Stop The City, 1983 Set.

"Stop the City" - London - 1983
London Stop the City demonstration, 1983
Photo by: camera_obscura [busy]
Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/musaeum/342814649/sizes/o/in/set-72157594454732283/

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