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Fun Factory 101

Nov 21st 2009 | 0 COMMENTS

I will be recreating this photograph on Sunday the 7th of December 2008 outside the ‘Fun Factory’ in 1907 celebrating the fact that the area and indeed the Clockwork Studios is still a vibrant creative community.

The obvious question is why?

The Final Image Fun Factory 2008

Dec 12th 2008 | 0 COMMENTS

Here it is… 165 people, 1 dog, 1 cat and a teddy bear on 7th December 2008 at 11.42am

The original.

‘Fun Factory 101’ The Video

Dec 8th 2008 | 0 COMMENTS

It’s Monday and I’m still getting over the Open Day weekend. The shoot was a great success and I swear everyone was smiling all day from the buzz.

I plan to add the final image to the blog later in the week, in the meantime I had a crazy notion of bolting a video camera to the tripod ...

What is the Fun Factory?

Nov 8th 2008 | 0 COMMENTS

I live in a house that used to be the offices of a famous vaudeville theatre promoter named Fred Karno. Karno was a hugely successful promoter during the early part of the last century. Many talented performers passed through his company most famously Charlie Chaplan and Stan Laurel.

Karno used to call his offices, and the adjoining studios that he built to rehearse and make sets, The Fun Factory. I first learnt about this when I saw a ...

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