The Hair Cut Before The Party
Reading from Lubin Tales by Gerry King
‘Something for the Weekend’ and ‘Poodle Faker’ performed at The Hair Cut Before The Party
The Hair Cut Before The Party at 26-28 Toynbee Street, Whitechapel, London is a revolutionary hair salon and project space. Open for free haircuts 12-6 Thursday to Saturday, cuts are offered for free to ‘explore other potential values within the exchange and the salon environment when financial transactions are removed’. Their ethos is that ‘hair is cut as a gesture of friendship, in a similar way to how people have their hair cut by friends or family at home’, they invite conversation to share social and political views and ideas about community and belonging.
To celebrate the opening of the Salon Reading Room, a unique project space connected to the salon, Gerry King performed two pieces from his Lubin Tales, an extraordinary collection of short fictions that incorporate photo-collage and linguistic invention into their tales of provincial misdeeds..