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The Ancient Curse Of Norton Folgate

February 20, 2015
by the gentle author

Click on the map to enlarge and study Norton Folgate in detail

Contributing Artist Adam Dant invokes an ancient curse upon despoilers in his new map which forms the centrepiece of the SAVE NORTON FOLGATE exhibition at Dennis Severs House.

“This painstakingly hand-tinted lithograph is produced as a counter to the rapacious practices of the latest shower of uninspired London developers, architects and planners,” he informed me.

“Amongst renderings of the thoroughfares and vignettes of significant moments in the history of the neighbourhood, the beasts who perished in the dreadful fire at the London Aquarium stalk the witless cretins who seek to despoil the unique character of Norton Folgate,” Adam explained with relish, “The animals issue curses in the Jacobean tone of the areas former, colourful, thespian inhabitants.”

Adam Dant is producing a limited edition of thirty copies of his Map of Norton Folgate at £500 each – sized 30” x 22” and all hand-tinted by the artist. Contact for purchase enquiries.


A certain Historian socks a certain Architect on the jaw

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The Spitalfields Trust’s SAVE NORTON FOLGATE exhibition curated by The Gentle Author is at Dennis Severs House, 18 Folgate St, E1

Saturday 21st February 2 – 5pm
Sunday 22nd February 10 – 12pm
Tuesday 24th February 12 – 2pm
Thursday 26th February 12 – 2pm
Saturday 28th February 2 – 5pm
Sunday 1st March 10 – 12pm.
Admission is free
7 Responses leave one →
  1. Glenn permalink
    February 20, 2015

    Magnificent! Well done Adam Dant.

  2. February 20, 2015

    Magnificent! And good luck finding a solution …

    Love & Peace

  3. Vicky permalink
    February 20, 2015

    Adam Dant at his best. So clever.

  4. February 20, 2015

    Just wonderful! Valerie

  5. Pauline Taylor permalink
    February 21, 2015

    I have only just got around to reading this properly, what fun, especially, may you melt off the earth like snow off a ditch!!


  6. Stephen permalink
    March 24, 2015

    I like how he’s added Madness on the map. I love their LONF album. Actually, I think I’ll go play it now.

  7. Shawdiane permalink
    April 15, 2015

    Magnificent Adam Dent !! What a beautiful & clever way to make a great point ! I hope these cme true 🙂

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