Da-da – Happy to unveil the support of the London Institute of ‘Pataphysics


A massive thank you to Tanya Peixoto, owner of the utterly charming Bookartbookshop in Pifield St, Hoxton (pictured above), for her donations to the Age UK Barnet Secret Postcard Sale.


Tanya is also Vice-Curatrice of the College de ‘Pataphysique and has very kindly rounded up some contributions to the sale from fellow artists in the London Institute of ‘Pataphysics. This article may, or may not, explain what Pataphysics is.


on second thoughts, maybe Wikipedia is better…

In the meantime, we would like to extend our thanks to Bettina Schroeder, an artist whose work is regularly exhibited throughout Europe and America,


and to Sally Child, the creator of Tea Trolley dancing, which you can watch here:

And finally, Magnus Irvin, whom I blogged about earlier in this series, is another member of the London Institute of ‘Pataphysics.


Tanya, Sally, Bettina and Magnus may be totally cool, but as winter draws in they are helping to spread the warmth with their generous help. And for older people that is vital; one older person dies needlessly from cold every 7 minutes every winter in the UK. In the London Borough of Barnet there will be an estimated 190 avoidable deaths due to cold this winter.

To donate to Age UK Barnet or find out more about how we are helping older people stay warm and healthy, have a look here:


Or, come down to the Age UK Barnet Secret Postcard Sale on 6 Dec in Passobello, 174 High Rd, East Finchley, N2 9AS and see if you can find the postcards made by these highly collectable artists. The sale starts at 10am and all proceeds go to support Age UK Barnet (reg charity 1080458). 







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