Lawrence's Picture Page
Hello there, and welcome to this, my
picture page. As you've probably
noticed, there's little to none of the flash trimmings you usually find on
your average website, but you'll find various pics (along with a brief
narrative accompanying them) that I've taken at various places in and
around London during the last few years or so. Here's a list of items
you'll find here for you to peek at on the site:
Green Fair In Brockwell Park - Late summer goings on
down in Brixton, 'Sarf' London ( pics. On site - 30/04/08).
Heartssong Takes Uxbridge - An up-and-coming folk duo begin to
take bold steps toward world domination ( pics. On site - 30/04/08).
1st Anniversary Bash - A top night of music and
partying in Tottenham, N. London (on site - 14/12/06).
Tilston At The Scala - A lovely evening of whimsical
folksiness down in deepest King's Cross (on site - 07/12/06).
Dears At The Astoria - Superior indie from Canada alongside
supporting alt-rock legends The House Of House (on site - 07/12/06).
Green Gathering - Photos taken at one of the best festivals that
been to, deep in the heart of Wiltshire and Somerset (on site - 09/12/05).
Party at St. George's - An evening of spontaneous
activities down in Tufnell Park, N.London (on site - 29/10/05).
Mike Night at St. George's - A quality
night's worth of
alternative entertainment in a (formerly) squatted church
down in Tufnell Park, N. London (on site - 16/10/05).
Shock of the Nouveau - Early-80's nostalgia
night down in Camden (on site - 29/09/05)
Love, Not War' at St. George's - Music & poetry
in a squatted church in Tufnell Park (on site - 28/09/05)
Night at St. George's - Some snaps I took with
a badly sprained ankle + walking stick (on site -28/09/05)
Small World Spring Gathering
- More goings-on
down Headcorn way in May '05 (on site - 10/07/05).
at Ocean - Top-notch middle-eastern sounds in an old
library-turned music venue in Hackney (on site - 10/07/05).
Stonehenge Summer Solstice - More than a few (I hope)
mildly iconic pics taken by yours truly whilst in
Wiltshire (on site - 30/06/05).
Fruitstock 2004 - Sun, samba, ice cream vans covered in grass,
mild debauchery in a dance tent. Some of the things I saw and
did one Sunday in Regent's Park (on site - 18/10/04).
Kingston Green Fair - Pics of a v.lovely Bank Holiday festy to
be found at a picturesque spot of London (on site - 16/10/04).
World Easter Extravaganza - Music, juggling, clowns
and 'nuff ravers contributing to a fun night out at a
squat party in Hackney, E.London (on site - 15/10/04).
Small World Summer Festival - Various goings on at a
lovely event held in Headcorn, Kent (on site - 15/10/04).
'Reclaim The Future' - Various alternative goings-on
in North & South London (on site - 21/02/03).
Peace Festival - Performances to brighten up a grey
Sunday spent down on the South Coast (on site - 21/02/03).
Autonomous Art - Art, experimental films, poetry and
music in abandoned buildings in Central London (on site - 11/12/02).
Elevation' - Photos I took at a rave in an old church
that was squatted at in the time in Swiss Cottage, N.W. London, by the
I.D. Spiral crew, amongst others, back in May '01 (on site - 3/11/02).
Jubilee?" - Photos that I took down in Brighton on a
hot Sunday in June '02, while attempting to flee all of the
nonsense surrounding the "greatest Bank Holiday
weekend in history" - yawn! (on site - 3/11/02).
Multidimensional Galactic Activation' - Rave, dance,
painting, meditation (and walking up far too many flights
of stairs than I'd want to know!) in some vacant office
building near London Bridge, from Saturday night to
Sunday morning in mid-Feb '02 (on site - 24/03/02).
'Sunday Mellow-Out' at Subterania - Pics of some top-notch
alternative cabaret over in Labroke Grove (on site - 15/09/02).
Post 'Mellow-Out' Rave Bonfire - Photos taken during the wee small
hours at a rave off the Lea Bridge Road v.early (too early, looking back!)
on Bank Holiday Monday during Easter '02 (on site - 15/09/02).
Down & Meet The Folks' - Good rockin' (plus a guest
appearance by an early-80's pop icon) down at 'The Golden Lion'
in Camden, N.London just before Xmas '01 (on site - 3/02/02).
Protest In Trafalgar Square - Pics I took when
considerably more than 15,000 demonstrators voiced their
resistance in the centre of London against the so-called "war
against terrorism" carried out "not in my name" (on site - 03/12/01).
Festival - Dub, folky trance and belly dancing. Just
a few of the delights I found somewhere in N.W. London
one Sunday in July '01 (on site - 03/12/01).
Festy With No Name' - Pics I took at an event that I only
just found out about at v.short notice, down on London Fields,
Hackney, one Saturday evening in May '01 (on site - 03/12/01).
Mudfest On Brockwell Park - Rain, mud, music, bumping
into some folks I know and other things you do down
in Brixton, South London, June '01 (on site - 21/10/01).
Brockwell Park Cannabis Rally 2002 - Good music, quirky
dancing, clocking familiar faces and seeing a "spliffy fairy"
walking around the park on stilts. A selection of pics of
the things I saw and did over in Brixton, S.London
back in May '02 (on site - 15/09/02).
At ULU - Some pics I took of an underrated
(but much appreciated) indie band in concert at the
University Of London Union (on site - 21/10/01).
Mass - Various pics taken at the Central London
CM cycle demo on the last Friday of the month.
of Global Rights - Pics of a friend and stuff at a free
festy down at Hackney Marshes, East London, July '98.
The Streets! - Some of the events I witnessed on June
18th, 1999 when London's financial centre was brought to a
standstill, and the cops were made to look v.silly (on site - 14/11/99).
Charlie Dimmock Experience" - Pics of May Day 2000's
"guerilla gardening", and other things down on and around
Parliament Square with Reclaim The Streets (on site - 27/12/00).
Panic On The Streets Of London" - Pics that
were taken during the MayDay 2001 anti-capitalist
demos, when London's streets were turned into a giant
Monopoly board for the day (on site - 31/05/01).
Den Of Enlightenment" - Performance, raving, poetry,
plus a little bit of decadence thrown in for good measure.
A few snaps I got at an event I was at down in
Camberwell, S.London (on site - 31/05/01).
Bubble in Highbury" - Belly dancers, trapeze
artists and other performers at the Union Chapel
in Islington, London (on site - 21/10/01).
Eve Party at The Swanfleet Centre
- Pics taken at a lovely do I was invited to by a
good friend of mine (on site - 23/01/01).
Our World Festival - Pictures I took of the things I
saw in Brockwell Park, Brixton, S.London one lovely
sunny Sunday in June '00. (on site - 20/08/00).
Street Festival - Pics taken at short notice
down at a festy down Euston way one balmy Saturday
evening in July '00 (on site - 08/10/00).
Volcano - Music, colour, dancing, and various other
things happening on Hackney Marshes, E.London (Four
pages of pics fron the 2001 event just added. On site - 17/10/01).
Alernative Queen Mother's Birthday Bash - Mildly treasonous
pics taken during an event staged down Hackney, E.London as an
alternative to the celebrations for the "nation's favourite granny"
finally hitting her ton on August 4th '00 (on site - 20/08/00).
To The Source - A few pics taken back in October '00
at a popular trance/hardcore rave held every now and then at the
Brixton Academy, down in S.London (on site - 18/11/00).
Pride! Festival - Pogoing, good-humoured pandemonium
and v. loud music! Pictures of the things I saw in Clissold Park,
Stoke Newington on July 15th '00 (on site - 25/07/00).
Road Street Festival - A poignant evening spent at a local
festival in my soon-to-be old neighbourhood (on site - 14/11/99).
Invasion at Lewis Carroll Library" - Photos I took of a
craft session at the kids' library that I work at part-time
back in June '99 (on site - 01/05/00)
Things' Craft Session - Some pictures that I took at the first
of numerous crafts and storytelling sessions that happened at Lewis
Carroll Children's Library in Islington, North London on Thursday
afternoons during the summer of '99 (on site - 31/05/01).
Safari Prizegiving - Pics taken at the Lewis Carroll
Children's Library in Islington, North London, when prizes
were handed out to the best young readers in the
neighbourhood (on site - 22/11/99).
Egg-travaganza at Lewis Carroll Library - More
photos I took of another craft session. This one
occurred on Maundy Thursday '00 (on site - 17/05/00).
Team Quiz - Some pictures taken late in July '00 during
the first of the holiday events held at Lewis Carroll library that
were part of the 'Summer Reading Relay' (on site - 07/11/00).
Treasure Hunt - More pictures taken early in August '00
during the second of the holiday events occurring at Lewis Carroll
library, as part of the 'Summer Reading Relay' (on site - 27/12/00).
& Safety Session for Parents & Children - Some snaps taken
when tips & pointers (plus demonstrations) were given to local mums
and their toddlers concerning what to do, in an emergency, by a former
St. John Ambulance worker who came to Lewis Carroll library
one Thursday morning. (on site - 18/11/00).
Morning Under-3s Session - A few lovely snaps I took
of some neighborhood mums and their toddlers when a local
play worker came to Lewis Carroll library. (on site - 07/11/00).
Morning Under-5s Session - Some more snaps I took
of some local toddlers one wet Friday in September
during the regular storytelling session held at
Lewis Carroll library. (on site - 07/11/00).
Reading Relay' Photo Roll-Call of Honour - Pictures
of nearly all the kids who completed the annual reading
challenge, held between July to September at Lewis
Carroll library. (on site - 27/12/00).
Craft Session - More delightful snaps, taken
at a hastily arranged half-term craft session at Lewis Carroll
library just in time for the end of October '00. (on site - 14/01/01).
Storytelling Session with Blessed Sacrament (Year 2)
- Some delightful pictures of children from one of the local
primary schools during one of their weekly sessions at
Lewis Carroll library. (on site - 27/12/00).
Craft Session At Lewis Carroll Library - Festive
goings-on as local children made cards and decorations
to put on the library Xmas tree (on site - 14/01/01).
Of The Dispossessed - Music, performance,
art and film at a disused lido in Hackney,
East London, August '98 (on site - 23/09/98).
Free Ganja Festival - Music, drumming,
poetry and other things down Clapham Common,
South London, May '99 (on site - 29/05/99).
Park Free Festival - More music, seeing old faces and
other things you do on a sunny evening down in the largest
park in Brixton, South London, May '00 (on site - 31/05/00).
Road Carnival & Hackney Culture Festival - A sexy samba
beat in the neighbourhood to brighten up a warm autumn evening,
plus carnival colour in Hackney the next day (on site - 28/04/99).
International Festival - Music, performance and dancing
in Islington, N.London's annual summer event (on site - 22/01/00).
Ratha Yatra - A Hare Krishna event that occurred
in Battersea Park, S.London, August '98 (on site - 23/09/98).
Hill Carnival - Enjoying myself at Europe's
largest free annual street festival (on site - 22/03/01).
at the Forum - Pics of the bloke with the
quiff from Whalley Range on the first of four
nights in N.W. London (on site - 5/12/99).
Eclipse On Hampstead Heath - Pics of one of nature's
great natural phenomena (when the clouds don't spoil the
view!) taken in & around one of N.W. London's
best-loved open spaces (on site - 15/04/00).
- Pics that I couldn't classify and contributions
(two more pages of pics added on-site - 08/10/00).
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updated, but incomplete list of
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