The Owl and the Cragrat Launch Party, Saturday March 13, 2004

click on the thumbnail images for full size pictures. Acknowledgements at foot of page.


Dazman and Gingerkate at the start of the party. The book had only arrived from the printers that morning
Tiggs, Marc, Kate, Gordon and Freda. Gordon is starting to worry about getting Sutty hidden in the cellar
Nick Alcock starts the poetry reading suitably dressed for the occasion
An audience of 'Rocktalkers': Sutty, Duncan, Tiggs, Dazman, Dave Garnett, Jude, Alison B, Nick, Meg, and Gingerkate in the foreground
Sutty emerges from the hidden cellar hatchway as Puttrell's 'ghost'
'Putty' reads from 'The Rime of the Ancient Gritstoner'
Marc C reads 'Shall I compare thee to a worn PA?'

Jude C reads 'A Cautionary Tale'

Duncan attempts to recite 'To smear or not to smear' by heart

Gordon reads 'A Climber's Tale' in Chaucerian mode
Gingerkate 'sings' 'Anarchy in the BMC', with Marc accompanying on guitar
Paul Saunders reads 'The March of the Trad Brigade'
Nick, Dazman and Kate reenact 'An Ode to a Night in a Gale' ... about which the less said the better...!

'The Gang of Four' at the end of the show. Marc about to cut the cake

The Owl and the Cragrat launchday party cake
Early on Sunday, Gordon is very happy at the completion of the whole project

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The pictures were taken by the following photographers (numbered from L to R, top to bottom):
Tim le Grey: 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 13; Freda Raphael: 5; Darren Jackson: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16