Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Culturals – recent inspirations No.3: The Comedy Carpet
Words realized as physical artefacts. Isolated letters or swelling chunks of language.
All in service to laughter – and no finer or more just cause is there.
The Carpet itself is a deserving recipient of multiple awards, and I was privileged to work behind the scenes during the years of its inception and realization. Artist Gordon Young and designer Andy Altmann being the core double-act in the spotlight.
I stood on it in the lashing rain of a Lancashire night, after it was opened by Ken 'Diddy - he did, yes' - Dodd. I wrote for the book of it published by Booth-Clibborn Editions.
How we all laughed.