Issue 50 - 2007-05-24
Hello there, Robert Rankin here, there seems to have been
some postal problems regarding issue 46 of the Mercury and it is
possible that you have not received your copy and the
personal invite to my wedding enclosed with it. This
is not the fault of Sproutlore, but a cock-up in the
So, You are formally invited to a weekend of wonder in
Brentford. Events begin on Friday 27th July (my
birthday) at 7PM at The Museum, Gunnersbury Park,
Popes Lane, Ealing W5. This is the opening of my
exhibition (private view for Sproutlorians) and the
launch and first signing (with the collectable
bookplates etc) of my new book.
Then, on Saturday 28th July at 1PM, the BIG event.
Robert (that's me) and Rachel's Victorian wedding, to
be held on the lawns before Gunnersbury Park Museum.
The dress code is strictly Victorian, but this
includes Victorian/gothic/fetish/fantasy. And I am
assured that there will be at least one Jack the
Ripper and the Elephant Man, so GO OVER THE TOP. Think
about the group photos. Look fabulous!
Also, bring a picnic, but I do have to tell you that
the drinking of alcohol is not permitted in the park
and the people who are letting us have the event there
are very nice people. So, be kind.
I have rented for the day, The Princess Royal pub,
beside the football ground in Brentford and we will be
having the wedding reception there, various bands will
be playing (all connected, or included in the latest
book) and if all goes well I will be premiering my new
band The Gods of Punk (so, a good moment to pop out
for a fag then).
There will be an auction and a raffle, with the first
prize of a chromium-plated steel pan (used on the
soundtrack album that comes free with the hardback
book). It's worth over four hundred quid and has been
very generously donated by my lovely lady.
So, a merry time is hoped for, for all. And there will
be much on the Sunday. But then there always is.
Because this will be a Sproutlore event.
And we don't muck about at Sproutlore.
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