Slice of Life - Windswept and Interesting - new dates

Additional dates have been added to Slice of Life’s 2017 ‘Windswept and Interesting’ tour, which now extends through May and into June.

Following on from the tour dates previously announced, are these new gigs:

  • April 15, The Horseshoe, Wellingborough
  • May 18, TBC
  • May 19, [venue TBC] Birmingham
  • May 20, The Hairy Dog, Derby
  • May 21, Foremans, Nottingham
  • June 9, Electric Circus, Edinburgh
  • June 10, Hug and Pint, Glasgow
  • June 11, Westgarth, Middlesborough

There’s also a new pre-tour date at The Queen’s Head, Belper on March 25.


Slice of Life - 25 March 2017

Slice of Life, Dwane Reads, Chris Butler
March 25, The Queen’s Head, Belper

Tickets: £10, Doors: 20:00

Slice of Life - 14 April 2017

Slice of Life, Virus, 51st State
April 13, The Phoenix Centre, Exeter

Tickets: £8 ADV, Age: 16+

Slice of Life - 14 April 2017

Slice of Life
April 14, The Louisana, Bristol

Door: 19:30, Ages: 18+

Slice of Life - 15 April 2017

Slice of Life, Alcohol Licks, Chris Butler
15 April, The Horseshoe Inn, Wellingborough

Tickets: £5, Doors: 20:00

Get On With It 4 poster

Get On With It 4

The Green Door Store
2,3,4 Trafalgar Arches
Lower Goods Yard
Underneath Brighton Station

The Surplus People present Brighton’s DIY anarcho punk bashtival in March 2017 – tickets from WeGotTickets.

Friday 24 March 2017 – The Green Door Store 19:30-22:30

  • Omega Tribe
  • Hagar the Womb
  • Combat Shock
  • Chuck S J Hay
  • Wally Dean

Saturday 25 March 2017 – The Green Door Store 14:00-22:30

  • The Membranes
  • Zounds
  • P.A.I.N
  • The Sporadics
  • Contempt
  • Eastfield
  • The Skraelings
  • Liberty
  • A-Heads
  • The Commited

Sunday 26 March 2017 – The Green Door Store 14:00-22:30

  • Conflict
  • Oi Polloi
  • Kilnaboy
  • RDF
  • Icons of Filth
  • AOS3
  • Millie Manders
  • Self Abuse
  • Spanner
  • Primeval Soup

Omega Tribe - AWOD 2017 - Vi Day
Omega Tribe
Rubella Ballet - AWOD 2017 - Vi Day
Rubella Ballet
Lost Cherrees - AWOD 2017 - Vi Day
Lost Cherrees
Hagar the Womb - AWOD 2017 - Vi Day
Hagar the Womb
The Pukes - AWOD 2017 - Vi Day
The Pukes

The Another Winter of Discontent (AWOD) 2017 punk festival, held at The Dome, Tufnell Park London, 16-19 February, came to a memorable and fitting conclusion yesterday with ‘Vi Day’, a memorial for and celebration of the life of Vi Subversa of Poison Girls. Vi’s son Pete Fender, who performed on stage with Hagar the Womb, Lost Cherrees and Omega Tribe posted his appreciation to the organisers and bands who made the event possible.

Elsewhere on Facebook: Chris Low has posted some excellent photos of the sets by Dirt and by Rubella Ballet; Omega Tribe has added a gallery of photos from the band’s set.

Poster for AWOD 2017 - Vi Day

Slice of Life Tour dates - March 2017

Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life begin the ‘Windswept and Interesting’ tour, ‘celebrating 40 years of live performance with the legendary Crass frontman’ in April 2017, and have announced the following first set of dates.

  • April 7, 100 Club, London
  • April 8, Hope & Ruin, Brighton
  • April 9, Music Hall, Ramsgate
  • April 11, Arts Centre, Colchester
  • April 12, Joiners, Southampton
  • April 13, Phoenix, Exeter
  • April 14, Louisiana, Bristol

Paintings by Andrew Palmer
At the Ply Gallery
Hornsey Town Hall, The Broadway, Crouch End, London N8 9JJ.
9-14 March 2017. 10:00-17:00pm.
Private view, Thursday 9 March 18:00-21:00.
All welcome.

Paintings by Andrew Palmer

Artist Andrew Palmer exhibits a collection of paintings at the Ply Gallery in London between 9-14 March 2017.

Gee Vaucher - The Mirror

Artist Gee Vaucher is interviewed on today’s Woman’s Hour (25 January 2017), discussing her ‘Introspective’ exhibition at Firstsite in Colchester, which continues daily until 19 February 2017. The interview is just short of nine minutes long, and features brief clips of songs from the Penis Envy album.

The show can be streamed (in the UK) from the BBC iPlayer Radio.

On the official Poison Girls site, Richard Famous has posted the following news:

It is with huge sadness that we must pass on the news that Lance d’Boyle has died – 16 January 2017.

Lance was a founder member and drummer with Poison Girls from 1977 through to 1985. As well as his musical contributions he produced four editions of The Impossible Dream art/collage/photomontage magazine.

His importance to Poison Girls and Xntrix Records were immense.

He will be greatly missed by all his family and many friends.

Let the beat go on.

Richard Famous

Lance d'Boyle - Poison Girls

Pete Fender has posted the following announcement on Facebook.

We are mourning the sad loss of Gary Lance Robins, better known as Lance d’Boyle, the founding drummer with Poison Girls and our friend and companion for 45 years.

For the last 26 years, Gary has been scratching a meagre living as an artist in a remote part of the Sierra Nevada, high up the mountains of rural Granada in Spain.

In February last year, Gary’s life-long friend and soulmate Frances, Vi Subversa, passed away, leaving him devastated. Before she passed, Gary came over to England to see her for the last time, and during this visit he was the victim of a credit card snatch that left him in debt for thousands of pounds, and without any means of support apart from his basic pension and the proceeds of a few pieces of art. The credit bank have refused his case for compensation and in fact have charged substantial interest on the original amount.

In light of this fact, we are launching this urgent appeal to raise funds for Gary’s funeral costs and to clear his debts. If you can, please head over to the Poison Girls downloads page – where you are free to download whatever you like, and donate what you can. Thank you xx


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