William Blake’s Birthday

Curiocity held an event today to celebrate William Blake’s birthday. A group of 30 pilgrims carried candles around Soho, we heard Mark Mason, Robert Kingham and John Rogers speak, as well as readings from members of the company. We held a druidic ritual in Poland Street, Waterstones Piccadilly gave us drinks and Tim Heath, Chairman of the Blake Society, welcomed us into 17 South Molton Street, the last of Blake’s London residences to have survived.

Philip Pullman, President of the Blake Society, recorded this interview beforehand, at Blake’s grave in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground.

Cheese walk

Today Curiocity led a cheese walk through London for Google+! We buried cheeses, rolled cheeses and tasted fourteen different varieties.

Time Out review of Curiocity

Thrilled to have a review of Curiocity Issue B on the Time Out blog. Read the full review here.

London On Foot

Announcing London on Foot, a Curiocity event in Seven at Brixton.

Thursday 10 May, 6.30-11pm, No.7 Market Row, Brixton, SW9 8LB

Excellent write up in the Londonist.

Talks from Tom Jones and Tom Bolton and a screening of The London Perambulator (45mins) followed by a Q&A with Nick Papadimitriou (star) and John Rogers (director).

Free tickets here.


Curiocity Issue B Reviews

A selection of great reviews for Curiocity Issue B in

  • The Londonist – “Even the most trenchant of London trivia collectors will be facted to the edge of rapture”
  • sketchesbyboz – “Beautifully executed vignettes”
  • Ornamental Passions – “the counter-revolution against digital maps”
  • Tiki Chris – “packed full of interesting tidbits, cool things to do and plenty of quirk”

Issue B goes to print!

Issue B of Curiocity has gone to the printers. It is due to be published March 23.

Time Out Feature

Curiocity was featured on the Time Out Blog in February.

You can read the post here.

It is currently the second most popular post on the whole Time Out Blog site. (The most popular is this one.)

Launch party video

Here’s a link to the Curiocity launch party in Brick Box, Brixton Village Market on 8 September 2011:

Curiocity launch party



Latest Curiocity reviews

“a minor work of surreal genius … the second instalment can’t come soon enough” Matt Brown, Editor of The Londonist

“delightfully weird … but obscurely informative” Diamond Geezer

“witty and whimsical … a more than welcome addition to the London publications landscape” Peter Watts, former Time Out features writer

“spend the most enlightening two pounds of your life” Thrillist.com