Monday, 24 May 2010

Bleeding Thumb Show

Welcome to the 1st show of the Bleeding Thumb Whittling Club

From the 29 of may at 85 Kingsland High Street

The show will go on till 6th of June so please feel free to join us in any of our events during the week if you can't make it to the opening, or make an appointment to visit out-of-hours ( The 5th and 6th of June the show will be open between 12 and 6pm.

The opening will also be the launch of a catalogue and fanzine, featuring reproductions of some of the best BTWC imagery, writings from the blog, and new texts.


We will be showcasing various works made by members throughout the week and the opening will also be the occasion for the release of the BTWC back catalogue

Join us for the opening on Saturday the 29th of June between 3pm and 9pm or the next day for a brunch between 1.30pm-3.30pm.

On bank-holiday Monday the 31 of May we will be showing films connected to John Dillinger, the infamous criminal who managed to escape from prison using a secretly carved wooden gun, of which we will have a facsimile on display. First up at 7pm is "Public Enemies", a thriller starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger and Christan Bale as the F.B.I agent Melvin Purvis. After that we will show "Manhattan Melodrama" starring Clark Gable, the film that John Dillinger saw shortly before he was shot outside a cinema by feds in a sting operation.

On Wednesday at 6.30pm we will have a whittling club meeting on the theme of the Serpent Handling Cult of Appalachia which Jack came across on his travels through middle-America. The religion is based on a literal interpretation of a passage from Book of Mark, Chapter 16, verses 17-18:

"And these signs shall follow those that believe: In my name they shall cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."

We will have a serpent-box which will need to be filled with whittled snakes so bring any odd stick you find and we will provide the knives and other materials for you to turn the stick into a poisonous reptile (RSVP to

The 5th and 6th of June will be the last days of the show so keep you eyes on the blog where we will update with information about any possible events for these days.

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