4pm Friday 8th NOVEMBER 2019

We’re back!


La Peine is a loose collection of artists and activists meeting weekly in the West End. Mark originally started La Peine (approx. translation, ‘TROUBLE’ or ‘SORROW‘ or ‘PENALTY‘) in April 2015 at the Coach & Horses, Greek Street, Soho. Now at the Blue Posts,

22 Berwick Street, Soho

from August 2018, it has a new lease of life!

Pop art me





Friday, 8th November 2019


Friday, 1st November 2019

Thursday 31st October 2019

Put the word around (use email and facebook) – La Peine on tomorrow, Friday 4pm Blue Posts! xmas is dead,… long live the king!

Friday, from 4pm to at least 6.30pm,

Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho


Friday, 25th October 2019

A tumultuous few weeks for me – sorry I’ve been silent for a while. The medics wanted me to try radically restarting my life, but instead I nearly killed myself. I cannot put this into words. I’m still in University College Hospital, and extremely sick.

 Friday, 18th October 2019

 Friday, 11th October 2019


Let’s go to heaven


Friday, 4th October 2019


My main carer (Linda’s) happy face (ON ME)

Friday, 27th September 2019


Saturday, 21st September 2019

A corner of my flat

A corner of my tiny flat in Soho

Friday, 20th September 2019

Friday, from 4pm to at least 6.30pm,

Radiant dawnbreak!

Oh, what a joyous daybreak!

Unfortunately, I’m still trying to get physiotherapists and doctors to turn up to discharge me from UCH. I do have major mobility problems, so they need to be satisfied that I will have sufficient care at home and be able to move from bed!

Friday, 13th September 2019

UCH from Euston Rd

Let’s jump for joy!


Tony and Janek visited me in hospital today. Good to see them. It was about the same time as La Peine – they said they’d rather see me than go to the meet; I guess that’s a complement!


6th September 2019


6th September 2019

Still watching my toenails grow, and don’t forget – La Peine’s at the Posts as usual, not at UCH


3rd September 2019

Things have changed dramatically. I received some devastating news yesterday morning. A consultant said not to expect to live for more than another few weeks, and that I should start dealing with all that. The consultant said she’d return today to go over, and clarify, her extremely distressing comments, but she never turned up. I did however meet Dr Forster, who will be in charge of coordinating all the UCH departments that will assist in my departure from this planet.

Due to this unforeseen issue, and other matters, the next La Peine, this Friday 6th September WILL NOT BE AT UCH, but at the Blue Posts, 4pm as usual.

31st August 2019

Probably a one-off at my hospital bed, Bart’s or UCH. I’m considering this, in my capacity as La Peine Administrator, in the vain hope that you bunch of louts can keep the peace in the hospital ward. It’s likely that our group may be split if it gets too numerous and tankerous. And please don’t talk more than 10-15 minutes – my Chronic Fatigue’ condition makes me exhausted trying to just to be nice and conversational (seriously)!

Join me and experience  in my weeks of

aimlessly & silently watching my toenails grow

Bart's signposts

Bart’s is quite big.

I’m currently (Saturday, 1/9/2019) in Ward A 3 D bed 22.

Bart’s patient ID: 10475888

UCH from Euston Rd

UCH (University College Hospital), 235 Euston Road NW1

 I should be transferred there VERY shortly, so check with me

(text 07939 472749) first)

They’ll give me a floor and bed number when, and if, I’m transferred to UCH. The wards are simply the floor numbers, starting with a `T’.

UCH patient ID: 94063212


30th August 2019

Friday, from 4pm to at least 6.30pm, Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho

de Niro

This is my opinion of hospital manangement

The Sun King, Louis XIV

The Sun King, Louis XIV

Read the book: The Sun King, by Nancy Mitford, Hamilton (1966). Tony & Anne gave me a copy when they visited me at Bart’s


23rd August 2019

Bart's bed 22 23-8-2019


View from my bed for 4 weeks at Bart’s hospital, 23-8-2019.

Awaiting transfer to UCH so they can actually diagnose & treat me!

Dantes inferno


Awaiting Charon to be transported to Hades, and hence to a life in limbo


16th August 2019

Friday, from 4pm to at least 6.30pm, Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho



9th August 2019


Mark apologises for his absence at the Posts. He’s still under war conditions in hospital

– but La Peine will continue today, resplendent in glory!

2nd August 2019



26th July 2019



Mark sent his apologies – he’s still banged up in hospital

It’s a heatwave – Burn the Books!

Burn the books

Mark sent his apologies on medical grounds,.


19th July 2019


A vigorous inferno of debate at today’s La Peine.


The moon landing, 50 years ago. I was 14 and much indulged the joys of masturbation. I remember watching the moon landing while vigorously rubbing myself on the floor as the lunar excursion module blew moondust for the very first time. My father, sitting behind on the sofa, pretended not to notice my exhibition!BABY



12th July 2019


The Madcap laughs!

Adu produced a wealth of press cuttings. These have duly been added as an extra page to his website Paul L. (on my right, below) announced the opening of  his new shop on Walker’s Court in 10 days. Nick sent his apologies; he’s in a meeting with a new collaborator on his book on Nic Roeg.

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10th July 2019

Wrote a missive to the Pope to offer the beautiful Ginty for Sainthood, for services to humanity.

GINTY 2019

Saint Gint

7th July 2019

This is a sample website I’ve just made for Adu. Click on the link. He should now get a professional developer to make a site that shows Adu’s worth!

One of the videos on Adu’s sample site


6th July 2019

Pride bar photo

Pride hits the Posts!

Gay Pride in Soho. Another day of crowds on the streets, which means maneouvering amongst throngs of drunk people is virtually impossible if one’s a bit wobbly on one’s feet, and on two crutches. Another night of drunken glasses getting smashed and piss in the alley next to my flat.

Nick calendar

Nick is Miss July in the Coach & Horses nude calendar


The amygdala is a part of the brain involved in the processing of emotions such as fear, anger, and pleasure, and the memories of them     Tyrell’s nieces





5th July 2019.


A stimulating 5th July La Peine. Mark and Adu work on Adu’s new website (sample for a web developer, Paul recited his poem ‘Dieu est fromage’ and tried to sell a dodgy bicycle

Me by Paul Roundhill ~ 2017

Pic circa 2017 by Paul Roundhill, just  received


Lord Kelvin

This is Lord Kelvin, AKA William Thomson. A great scientist. When I am remembered for my intellectual feats, I want a traffic cone on my statue’s head. I will have finally made it!

30th June 2019

Soho festival 30-6-2019
Soho festival today, St Anne’s Gardens, Wardour Street.
Peace & love!

Foundry dem 29-6-2019 B
The final demolition, now, of the legendary Foundry
a project in Shoreditch EC2 I started 22 years ago

28th June 2019

28-6-2019 meal
Adu, Ginty & me
Celebratary thankyou meal after La Peine

A nightingale sings on Berwick Street


Break dancing on Berwick Street last night

Joie de vivre! Vive La Peine!


21st June 2019

A vigorous discussion between Adu and Nick at today’s La Peine. Book deals and BBC film scripts.


15th June 2019    Alastaire in full voice at the farewell party, today, Coach & Horses, Greek Street Soho. RIP sweet place

Farewell C&H 15-6-2019

Farewell 15-6-2019

Nick calendar  Andy calendar

Nick & Andy making their nude farewells for the Coach’s calendar


14th June 2019

Friday, from 4pm to at least 6.30pm, Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho

La Peine 7-6-19 B&W

Into the soul of the party


Vive La Peine!

A new beginning. First steps…..

Footprint on the moon

Apollo 11 1969


7th June 2019

BLck son

Black Son La Peine


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7-6-2019 1

An eclectic long meeting, Friday 7th June


ADU Between the cracks

7th June is Adu’s birthday at La Peine


31st May 2019

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Another bunch of weirdos at today’s La Peine

1933 Berwick Street

Berwick Street 1933 – nothing’s changed….?



Thatcher - state of emergency 1979



24th May 2019

printing press

The La Peine Free Press

Publish members’ works

Discuss on Friday 24th


Just updated my page Urban acid, Charm – my old stage name  No. 1 dance album in 1988! Youtube tracks need to be updated every now & again – they seem to change the URL links. Anyways, updated now, click on ‘Housegirl, ‘Predator‘, ‘Walk on the wild side‘ & ‘Phantastic voyage‘ to hear the trax. And check out my old recording studio, ‘Soho studios‘.

Urban acid


24-5-2019 comp

We laughed our heads off!


2001 Frnk


17th May 2019




ADU Between the cracks

ADU’s ‘The Essential Collection’, just released



Janek’s entry on Facebook 12th May on his recent portraits:

“An unlikely royal family. The King, the Queen and Prince sitting together on my studio floor. Collage portraits made from hole punched paper and acrylic on board.”

Janek, The King, the Queen and Prince



Burnt out stars Shane

Strip neon

Soho’s losing it!

Dirty Harry's closer

Proposed new venue for La Peine

(Don’t believe everything you read in windows)


10th May 2019



My first studio, 1981


My doctrate research in quantum mechanics is focussed on entanglement and teleportation


3rd May 2019

Friday, from 4pm to at least 6.30pm, Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho

La Peine


Kubrick exhibition

Click on the Design Museum link below


ADU’s next album, ‘Between the Cracks’

Released in 2 weeks

Adu, Between The Cracks cover pic


The Box, Walker's Court 30-4-2019

Tuesday’s Box dream on Walker’s Court, Berwick Street


Chris, Carol & granddaghter 3-5-2019

Chris & Carol and brand new baby granddaughter!


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Oh, what fun we had! Friday 3rd May


26th April 2019

My thoughts 26th

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20th April 2019 I’ve been reading a lot of background material, ready for my return to research in quantum mechanics in June at York University, afer a year’s medical leave of absence. I’ve just started ‘The Many Worlds of Hogh Everett III’, by Peter Byrne, one of about 30 books I’ve read these last 3 months.


He developed the ‘Many worlds’ interpretation of quantum mechanics in the mid 1950’s, but the science establishment laughed it off, and he subsequently extracted himself into a government position, ostensibly to plan the consquences of nuclear war, or ‘War games’ for the Cold War. “Thinking the unthinkable”.

Ironically, the ‘Many worlds’, or ‘Multivese’ interpretations are highly respected viewpoints today, in both cosmology and philosophy.

He was a cold man – perhaps appropriate, considering his role in deciding the fete of the human race. Everett headed the influencial government group WSEG (computational), who’s aim was to destroy the USSR, China & Eastern Europe in one go. That was the mission. He maybe considered it an academic role, however, as human life would continue after annilation in an alternative ‘Possible world’!

Dr Strangelove

When I was 12 years old, I went to a lecture by Patrick Moore at the University of Kent, and subsequeuntly, an invitation to his house in Selsey, Sussex. That, and my father buying me a telescope, must have given me an early lust for the stars!

Patrick Moore

The books I read previous to the one on Everett were Brian Cox’s rather dull ‘The Quantum Universe’, and Brian Clegg’s ‘The God Effect’. The latter is about entanglement, which is the subject of my research at York University.

I live my life now through punctuated

memories  of my past lovers

 The armament race.The ghostlike character of this development lies in its apparently compulsory trend. Every step appears as the unavoidable consequence of the preceding one. In the end, there beckons more and more clearly general annihilation.... Within the
country: concentration of tremendous financial power in the
hands of the military; militarization of the youth; close.
supervision of the loyalty of citizens, in particular, of the civil
servants, by a police force growing more conspicuous every
day. Intimidation of people of independent political thinking.
Subtle indoctrination of the public by radio, press, and
schools. Growing restriction of range of public information
under the pressure of military secrecy.
Einstein 1950

19th April 2019

Friday, from 4pm to at least 6.30pm




What a luverlee Good Friday! A difficult day to carry a cross


YOU La Peine


Nick calendar Andy calendar

Miss July & Miss December, Coach & Horses calendar

Nick & Andy. Photos by Keith Martin. All La Peine members



12th April 2019

Friday, from 4pm to at least 6.30pm, Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho

Record Store Day, Berwick Street, Saturday 13th April


La Peine MET cover

The new Facebook cover image



The unclosed eye

Museum of Soho (Contact Tony Shrimplin, La Peine member)




5th April 2019

Check the ‘Evolution of La Peine’ 8th March, below



Adu, Anna, Joe and Janek sent their apologies

Nick was having an extended lunch in Brixton prison

Art, Activism & Support (AAAS)


The Impertinently Curious Man – Don Quixote, a knight-errant in search of adventure, on a mission to civilise


Brexit - Alice


29th March 2019


Brexiit La Peine

The horror. The horror….

22nd March 2019

The Day of the Lucky Shamrock!



15th March 2019

La Peine


8th March 2019

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The Rogues’ Gallery

La Peine enters its 7th month in its new evolution of art & activism at the Blue Posts. It originally started in 2015 at the Coach & Horses, Greek Street, which is now threatened by a management takeover by the freeholders, Fullers brewery. This 7th month reincarnation has coincided with a tough medical period for Mark, and he thanks the La Peine members for their friendly support.


      La Peine CERVANTES   Brexiit La Peine    La Peine.jpg  Baby La Peine  La Peine, Soho.png  Baby La Peine  Guernica:La Peine 2  Angel La Peine  napoleon  la peine (white)  LA PEINE GALAXY.png  la peine  La Peine Alice

POP GIRL.png  cartoon_birds_blue_flying_animation_clipart  2001 LUST

Spectacle  Blake  Blue Posts

  La Peine  Obedience  Magic flute  L'Atmosphere  Situationists London 1960



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1st March 2019

Baby La Peine

26th February 2019 Good news on my video ‘My Mother – a video tribute’. YouTube today dropped all copyright claims regarding the soundtrack. Whoopee! These tracks were 6 of my mother’s favourite songs. Go to My Mother – a video tribute.

Copyright released! 26-2-2019

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This evening’s La Peine


22nd February 2019

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15th February 2019

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Ginty & Paul came after the photo shoot

Baby La Peine

The old La Peine Guernica image, replaced by Napoleon!

Guernica:La Peine 2


8th February 2019

Mark apologies in advance due to ill health, but he shall be reborn the following Friday – with a vengeance! An Avenging Angel!

Angel La Peine

composite Photos by Andy

And please view his efforts from his sick bed, a month of glorious labour, ‘MY MOTHER – a video tribute’ in last week’s entry

1st February 2019


Please watch my movie. It took a month to make, and a battle with YouTube to get it published on copyright grounds. See:


25th January 2019

la peine (white)

As promised, conditional on the X-rays on Monday, 21st January, Mark’s buying the first round before 5pm on this meet of La Peine, 25th January. The celebration? He can grunt, after nearly 8 months of no vocal sound whatsoever!


Am putting the finishing touches to a 20 minute film, ‘My Mother – a tribute’. Making this is a very humbling experience. I’m using Apple’s iMovie, which is pretty basic, but OK for this first draft. If anyone’s got a Premiere or Final Cut or whatever I can pirate, please contact me.

St Mary's Bay.jpg

My next movie will probably be autobiographical, and punctuated by the women in my life. Another topic I’m pondering is a (very) short movie of Hitler practising his speeches (rants) in front of the bathroom mirror. Fun.

21st January.  Downloaded Openshot video editing software. It’s good, free – much better than iMovie – BUT it crashes when exporting files! So, I’ve dumped this. Next, downloaded DaVinci Resolve 15.2.2. Bigger file (2.6Gb) looks good

I’ve moved away from my work with found images. The idea of using small images as dots to make a larger image, e.g. a portrait, and to convey meaning through the small icons that is relevant to the larger picture, is a good concept. THE MESSAGE IS IN THE MEDIUM.


The sex scenes were less interesting than usual


18th January 2019


Ginty and Mark are both in hospital this week (not the same hospitals!), hopefully both for successful results.


Thursday morning, 17th January. Mark had surgery at UCH on Tuesday morning, and he can now make a sort of gurgling sound from the area that HIS vocal chords were removed in June last year. This is the first sound I’ve made in. over 7 months! Whoopee!

If this wonderful state continues, I propose a special celebration at the Posts on Friday, 25th January. First drinks on me – come early!



11th January 2019


WHOOPEE! Life is brill!


la peine


I’m on the side of the angels. Oh shit!


4th January 2019


An arousing New Year beckons!



As expected, a quiet La Peine this week

Jeremy 1.jpg  Jeremy 2.jpg

Nick recently had a TroubleMaker at the Lifehouse Project he coordinates. Nick’s paying his round of drinks when Jeremy turns up to the next La Peine meeting


28th December 2018


Great discovery! This WordPress site doesn’t allow video unless you pay them. But a YouTubelink is fine. Likewise, I can send videos by email using the link to YouTube. Email has a maximum file size of 25Mb. The La Peine video of 21st December is ~ 500Mb, and takes about an hour for me to upload to YouTube, but once that link’s available, it seems it can be used with other media such as WordPress, Facebook and email, which would otherwise not have permitted this, either due to file size or other resstrictions.

10pm Christmas Eve. Just uploaded a video to YouTubefor next Friday’s La Peine, 28th December, ‘La Peine – The Queen of the Night’.


My post on Facebook this evening seems to have attracted a positive response to the Queen’s Christmas speech – her surprise guest


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A memorable night! The last of 2018. One love!


21st December 2018

This is uploaded to my  channel for this week’s La Peine. I’m quite pleased with the animation! Click below:



Intimations on immortality (Wordsworth)

” Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:

The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star “

Nick asked his chum Jeremy Corbyn to pop round to Tesco’s for Mark’s cats’ food and detailed schematics for nuclear destruction of Wolverhampton. Anne’s performing in Soho Square 3pm 15th December (no details available). And, there is a good reason to become a patholigical lier.

bomb    head_arrows_left_animation_clipart

The Wolverhampton project [zero encrpytion]

Anne 17-12-2018

Anne's climax at her performance. Soho Square 15th December, very wonderful!


Le Péage – The Toll! …. La Peine – The Trouble! …. Our times. Brill!

A diary is a self portrait. And so is a footprint jump in the snow. So, how meaningful is an autobiography? What medium is the most penetrating to communicate one’s ideas and thoughts?

New idea. Old one was to make a dot self portrait, and the concentration of the dots (indicating lighter or darker areas) would be made up of images/icons, which at the more microscopic level, had their own message. c.f. 16th November (in my own words)

“We are made up of genes, each with a purpose, sometimes unknown. We are the sum of our actions”  (The purpose of the artwork)

Now, use the palette of the 100 or so evocative images I’ve compiled (see for. example, approx. 50 shown on 16th November), along with text, sound and voiceover, to make an animation, possibly subliminal….  Like sychronised words in a sentence, each word having its own meaning, and when the sentence is put together, those combined words convey a greater meaning. But do you know at the time of watching really what you’ve watched? Or, is the artwork planted in your brain, going to manifest later in your life in a new situation? Task:  download appropriate animation editing software.

The most easily accessible software, available to every Apple Mac is iMovie, and similar is easily found on PCs

However, ironically, WordPress (who provide the platform on which I’m currently writing) will not permit me to upload videos I’ve made unless I upgrade/subscribe to them!

    • Problem. Editing clips. Upload a raw audio sample, edit it to start and end to match the visuals. How?! Goto iMovie tutorial….
    • I want an affair with a devastingly gorgeous Soviet (high ranking) diplomat (no failed Bond girls again, please)
    •  Abduct a small child off Berwick Street whilst the 21st December meet of La Peine is in progress. No French, beards or blacks. Proceed to torture by my Giddy Aunt!
    • I put weekly reminders on Facebook to La Peine members to remind of the 4pm Friday meets. Putting video on facebook is fine, but it takes a few minutes to upload. I can’t post videos on this website, unless I pay to upgrade! Email unfortunately has file size limitations, but I can try size compression. Audio recording by line in as opposed to microphone! I also send weekly texts to La Peine members
  • Update on video (22/12/2018) – I can use my channel! See the video at the top of today’s date, 21st December. Likewise, I can send videos by email using the link to YouTube. Email has a maximum file size of 25Mb.


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Paul distributes rock photographs he took – Iggy Pop, Pop Tarts, etc.


I need a clear head! Am still struggling mastering basic animation and film editing. I’ve done it before, moons ago, with Final Cut etc. It’s a hurdle well worth doing. This is 18/12/2018 `



14th December 2018

Trouble making computer animation. When I make an animation, the site on which I made the animation takes it down, presumably because I didn’t subscribe to their site



Me 3 years riding girl

This is me as a toddler, in training for later life encounters

CLICK ON THIS   ARROW   SOMEWHERE head_arrows_left_animation_clipart   Evolution!         LIB FLIP


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A warm La Peine on the 14th, freezing outside. One love!

Task for the weekend after the La Peine on 14th December: there is some software available online to make animation from static images. But saving it, and then putting it onto other platforms like email or facebook seems always problematic. So, I’ll get some film editing software and make my own stop frame animation, and try to get a grip on this!


7th December 2018


The wonder of creative thought bouncing between individuals



My mother, Astral Queen of the Armed Forces 1948. This was like a PC Miss World in those days, and there were still 100,000s of women in the forces so soon after the war


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La Peine Friday 7th. A good night, after a slow start. One love!


Below ‘Primal Scream’ one of many vintage posters La Peine member Paul Roundhill has for sale. This one’s £50. See also 5th October in this diary



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I propose an editing together of clips from Strangelove and Lolita.

Viral on Youtube in minutes!


Nick wants suggestions for softwarw to do this


I’ve always had a fascination in making stop frame animation, going back to my 8mm film making days. But it takes so bloody long just to make a few seconds! Gif computer animation beckons.

When Sandra and I split up in 1983 (she left me for a girl who looked just like me), she stole a reel of 8mm film on which there was a couple of minutes of us screwing. Unfortunately, there was also an animation I’d been working on for weeks on the same reel, so I really wanted that bit back. She never gave it me. Funny thing was, because I’d made an error in the stop frame timings (which I didn’t know about because the film hadn’t been developed), the pigeon drawings I’d animated showed the bird flying backwards!




The final act in 2001, where ape makes the leap into making tools. A sexual urge. Evolution. The thrust we make in the Cosmos! The purpose of it all – What is the point?


I enquired to Chris Shaw in Paris how La Peine  members may obtain a copy of his Soho Zine (see 23rd November). On sale at the Art Car Boot Fair, 9th  December, 26 Lambeth High Street, SE1 7AG, £10 entrance. Meanwhile, check out his ‘Chris Shaw: ‘Life as a Night Porter’, Hardcover – 1 Oct 2006′ which can be bought on Amazon

Night porter

Paul Roundhill

La Peine member Paul inhaling Divine inspiration!


I'M PEAKING  Actually,


I took this ‘Berwick Stonehenge’ pic from outside the Blue Posts

Berwick Stonehenge   I will be


Early stages in my next animation clip – string puppets, various ‘actors’, stop frame accessories, cats, etc. (This is NOT a sex toy)


30th November 2018


Interesting idea of Universal Picture Language (UPL). Similar to my idea of a dot – image portrait, where the images insert their own meaning into the portrait – see my palette of images, 16th November

The disappearance of the ‘Soho Zine‘ delivery from Paris smacks of international – neigh! Intergalactic! – espionage!

Soho Zine  Galaxy

Some galaxies, recently



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           I genuinely look forward to these Friday meetings. We’ve created something out of nothing with a really nice bunch of people!


Chris Shaw’s Soho Zine finally materialises from Paris via the basement office at the Blue Posts! Some pics from the Soho Zine :

Me Soho Zine ` 1992  Me, outside Blacks

Vicky French ~1992  Vicky, French House

Coach ~ 1992  Evocative, Coach & Horses

I used this last pic on the opening night party flier in 1998 for the legendary Foundry

Me, Mark Jones +Soho Zine  With Mark Jones

Note the effect of radiotherapy in the swellings on my face and neck. It could take me a few months to return to the chiseled glamour shown in Christy’s picture of me that I’m holding! Note also that Christy has craftily positioned myself and my ex-girlfriend Vicky on opposite pages of his book.


23rd November 2018

                                     2001 LUST

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Stuart came with good advice on buying property.

No sign of Chris Shaw’s ‘Soho Zine‘ sent to La Peine, c/o The Quiet One @ The Blue Posts from Paris.

Soho Zine

Click on this blue link ARROWSoho Zine‘   head_arrows_left_animation_clipart   for preview on Facebook

La Peine gets its own email address:

And why is Photoshop so hard to pirate?!


16th November 2018

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A moment at La Peine


I’m making a palette of 57 found art images. Each image is a brick, or tessera, in a mosaic of a portrait of my face. A self portrait in found images, to be published later,

The number 57 is a jolly play on words, a jocular reference to Andy’s POP-ular Campbell’s soups and Heinz’s 57 varieties

Warhol shopping                                                                                 Andy goes shopping. In practice, to make a reasonable palette to recreate a portrait from found art images, one would have several hundred samples to spot onto a canvas. Janek informed me at La Peine on 9th November that there’s software that can assist me in this labour intensive affair. For the time being, I’m going to start collecting my found art images into groups simply of density of dark colour on the icon; for example,  Scanners  is more dense than   Alien  so the first represents a black spot e.g. T5 T5, the second a lighter tessera in the mosaic, e.g. T1 T1 . Clearly, this art idea only works in a real world setting where one can ‘pull back’ from the composite image, like ‘standing back’ from a picture in a gallery.

I’m starting off by grouping my icons into 5 boxes, graded from light to dark, T1 to T5 (T = Tessera). This is not the same as Pointillism, as the neo-Impressionists like Seurat and Signac used it. Pointillism is just spots of colour. My found icons can’t generally be grouped into colours, or hues – only lighter or darker, and the overall area it covers in a text box. The proof will be in the pudding.

Found this site – Pretty naff. I’ll avoid using the term ‘clip art’ to describe my technique using found art images! A descriptive term would need to describe two things:

  • Building an image out of found images, and using them as building blocks, or tesserae, to form an image in the form of a mosaic. Currently, the individual tessera are icons in text boxes. The border, or frame, of the text box is removed
  • The meaning of the image forms a part of the art work. Hence, an area of darkish T4 images like  Scanners  (Scanners, horror) might convey a different feel compared to another T4 image like  pieta  (Pieta, Madonna and child).
  • Combining those two ideas –

– we are made up of genes, we are the sum of our actions –

gives a conceptual background to the art technique I’m developing. Now I need a catchy name. Traditionally, that’s down to the art critics.

page 1  page 2.png                       57 varieties. Scrap Art.

The software I would ideally want would do the following. Scan in an image. Then, convert that into a Pointillist type image like the tiger but just in black and white, possibly grey tone, dots. The trick is to replace each dot with an image from my collection. This is done by cutting out the dot in Photoshop, then pasting in the icon. The problem is converting the original image into dots.

Tiger dot  Tiger individual dots


Using effects software (free):

Me image  Me - pointillism, sketch  Me - magic cube


Me - eyes

Behind every proper art movement is an idea behind the art. A different Way of Seeing.

– We are made up of genes, each with a purpose, sometimes unknown.We are the sum of our actions –
…… if you look deeper, the cog in the machine has a life of its own
Dave Brown and I discussed using Photoshop’s pointillist editing feature to achieve my aim to create a self portrait composed of found art images


9th November 2018

Friday, from 4pm, Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho



Adu has always been a great facilitator in artistic projects. When I was starting the legendary Foundry in Shoreditch in 1998, there were many times I went to him – for example, someone to do some work on its interior construction, or artists to exhibit at its launch, etc. Not only did he come up with the goods, but the best! Go to this link,  FOUNDRY, SHOREDITCH EC2. These are pictures of the legendary Foundry


F1  F3

Nick and Adu have talked on several projects over these last 11 weeks of La Peine. Nick’s Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd script has prompted contacts to Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg (postscript RIP 23/11/2018), and associates of Mick Jagger, plus a song to which Eddie Tenpole-Tudor has shown interest! See the diary entry for 14th September this year.

Mark wants a discussion on the merits of being listed on Wikipedia, and how it is done in a credible manner.


La Peine title image

We’re nearing the end of the first quarter year of the 2nd evolution of La Peine. I thought the title image, Les Demoiselles D’Avignon, may be a little tired now, and along with the theme of TROUBLE, Guernica sprang to mind. Leave comments on the La Peine facebook group, or email/SMS text me. This is the old image –

La Peine

and the new one:

Guernica:La Peine 2

Lawrence, in memory of the Turkish war, WW1. Armistice day, this Sunday 11th November

Lawrence 2


Quite a few apologies for not turning up this week!

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Rework some of the clip art tree images, but must keep each image independent, so the overall tree is still malleable in future generations of layers.     Triad 8.png

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Celine & Gina stayed till closing time on Friday 2nd La Peine – well done!

Æthelred the Unready Æthelred the Unready

Mosaic 2




2nd November 2018

Friday, from 4pm, Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho

Thanks Nick for the photos   Adu Janet composite




Let’s fly to heaven

....... and steal back our jewels


Walker’s stalk the aisles of Berwick ToyTown


Beethoven’s ‘Ode to joy‘ (click on this) would sound better if played much further away


Cancer ravages your body. Mine was caught mid-stage, so it hasn’t killed me. But the surgically cutting out of my vocal chords by laryngectomy has removed all my vocal communication, and the side effects of the subsequent radiotherapy – hearing, vision, touch, balance, delerium, concentration, taste, appetite, swallowing, … – are severe, and one wonders if it’s all worth it. A sporadic list of the whatnot around the peak of these side effects is at this link, SYMPTOMS 16-10-2018.



Remember? I’m a king, you’re my queen….

….. scampering o’er the Yorkshire, windy barren moors, skittish kitten in my royal finery? Kiss my sad lips    Tank Memories of Thornhill Farm when I was 19 years old


Long days, Whitstable beach. Pic above is the Neptune pub, on the beach. Writing the Devil Rides into Soho, toes dangling in the shingle, sauce bottle to my hilt, the battered Honda Civic parked up on Vulcan Drive, long dawdle down to my private Seasalter writing place


I’m having trouble in finding a university master’s level  course in  ‘How to be a gangster’. Oxford uni do a ‘Gangster films: cinema & media studies’, but I don’t think that’s the training I seek.

I’m going to sort out a way to get stop frame animation I’ve made onto this site.



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Triad 5

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I can keep dancin’ down Berwick Street till Hell freezes over!


The only time I have ever  wanted to pray – i.e. accept there is a higher power – is when I thought I was about to die.

I wonder what it would be like to be a warlord in a famine ravaged land, or a commandant in a concentration camp. Lying in a pile of rotting corpses


Who farted?!

BEEP       blockGOD

My organic 3D printer has gone out of my control; it has made too many copies of me, roaming aimlessly over this planet. I have a concrete bunker, 75 metres underground, and an army of 3 million mice

spect  wild

One drifts all day through one’s memories, without really knowing it. While I’m typing an email for example, my memory of my granny hitching up her pinny while I was 7 years old sleeping on the spare bed, or jumping off the roof when I was 17 for a dare, locked in a police cell on Saville Row 4am in 2005…. All  these just wisp by, and we don’t register. Tapestry. So much is going on in our head that we don’t grab

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In the movies, we’re seduced into concepts like ‘Revelling in cruelty’, Blinded by rampant sex urge’, innit. But suppose you really are a mad knife wielding murderer? Put yourself in that mindset. Jealous with rage because your best mate shagged your bird? The good virtue of your mother? …. Do you think straight? Pure rage….. but this is the essence of our life…the points at which EVOLUTION occurs in the neurones of our brain!!

So much passes thru our minds that we are barely conscious of… headlong processing of thought…. is there some purpose in these unconscious actions in our brains – maybe 90% of its tasks, invisible – something we simply don’t realise is going on? Amygdala

I propose the invasion of parts of Chinatown, specifically the annexation of western Gerrard Street and lower Wardour Street. To avoid the ‘Yellow Peril’, Sunday lunchtime is best for maximum military engagement. These newly conquered lands will temporarily be termed ‘The New Territories’


Our tanks will have loudspeakers mounted – historically, the playing of mind-bending pieces, such as Mozart’s ‘Nozze de Figaro’ or ‘The Magic Flute’ creates maximal havoc

Magic flute

Above picture: A modified armoured vehicle, suitable for Chinatown’s rugged terrain. Die Zauberflöte (click on this for a rendition). Shown here is the character Papageno, a bird/man. The Queen of the Night is seen to represent the Roman Catholic church, innit


26th October 2018, Friday

The 10th anniversary meeting of the Troublemakers at La Peine!

From 4pm, Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho

Janek & Gina are sick, and Ginty’s gone to the Moon. Anne made a special presentation of her new LP, Ecstase …and brought a portable record player and headphones, with a pile of newly pressed vinyl! The record shop next door, Sounds of the Universe, declined to stock it, on the grounds it “was not their thing”!

Photo 26-10-2018

Photo notepad

The power of the word is stronger than sound or picture


“Where you wanna go?”  POOH  La Peine  ?      “Sous les pavés, la plage, of course!”

Anne brought her record player to Soho Square on Sunday in the rain. She played her new album Ecstase to wild applause! Porno Paul, Andy and Tony did a jig! Winnie and Piglet stayed at the beach

Anne Soho Sq 1  Anne Soho Sq 2  Anne record

(Don’t forget – just a few days ago, I was lying in 35 days of excrement, unable to move for 3 days. Unable to eat or drink, constant vomiting)


Orgone accumulator

Wilhelm Reich’s  orgone accumulator. A spiritual concept variously described as an esoteric energy or hypothetical universal life force. Orgone was conceived as the anti-entropic principle of the universe, a creative substratum in all of nature. Orgone was closely associated with sexuality: Reich, following Freud, saw nascent sexuality as the primary energetic force of life. William S. Burroughs was a major proponent of orgone research.


“O gentlemen, the time of life is short! And if we live, we live to tread on kings”

Shakespeare, Henry IV, and Guy Debourd, ‘Society of the Spectacle’, and below ‘Leaving the 20th century’ –




William Blake

I must create a system, or be enslav’d by another man’s. I will not reason and compare: my business is to createJerusalem


19th October 2018

This Friday, the meet at the Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho from 4pm

Mark has made an illustrated 3 page document which records the peaking of the side effects due to his radiotherapy. This crescendo occurred the previous week. These notes will be available to any members of La Peine at this meeting. Titled ‘SYMPTOMS 16-10-2018‘ (click on this to read it), or ‘Symptoms & consequences of radiotherapy‘,  it’s a record of the worst period of my life.

I hope these days of mid-October mark the bottom of the pit to my life,

the year of cancer, 2018

If you can’t attend this Friday but you’d like a copy, facebook message/SMS text/email me.


Photo 19-10-2018

Adu, Ginty and Nick sent their condolences because they’re sick. Desirée appeared momentarily, dressed in royal finery and riding the fiery winged Pegasus. Tony came for last orders. We must keep going so friends like Anna, Ginty and Gina can get here when working late hours. La Peine – ‘The Friday Meet’ -should be 4 hours minimum!

Anne performing outside the Posts to promote  her new album Ecstase. Next performance, Sunday 21st, 3pm Soho Square

Anne 1 14-10-2018  Anne 2 14-10-2018

Lift the earthly curtain veil to this superficial world, and view the wonders of the Cosmos!


Next week will be Big! Hark this song by Laurel & Hardy (click on ‘song’)

Laurel Utopia


12th October 2018  The next meet of ‘The Troubled’

Taxi driver

End of war

Hope eternal!


This anger in the soul has not gone away!


My first book


Dancin’ in the street!

Several of us are very ill


5th October 2018           Part 7


A very bizarre situation!
    • My old schoolchum Chris mentioned at today’s La Peine that he was reading the book 1984, George Orwell. I thought nothing of that. Anna said she only read ‘essentials’ nowadays
    • Later, Paul mentioned to me & Chris that Chris looked like the actor Jonathan Pryce. Paul was not at or overheard the previous conversation. I couldn’t place the actor as a face at the time, but I can see the similarity now I’ve checked.
    • Jonathon Pryce is the star of that movie!

      That is weird synchro psychic shit or what?

      La Peine; she works in wonderful ways!
      Tube strikes, inclement weather. Indecent spirits. Mark apologised again for being rubbish
    • .
    • Adu and Paul arrange a show of ‘Anarchist posters’ at the October gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1. I commented that my father stopped me taking a pile of Situationist posters I found in Paris June, 1968. I was 14 years old – I think my father thought the customs police would think I was a revolutionary. Ha!
    • POSTER  POSTER 2  Anarchist
    • Funding for Soho Foundry  took a big step forward with Nick
  • Bibi, Mark, Chris and children meet in darkest Carmarthen, South Wales!

Too much is made of smuggling. Across the Channel, the Mexican drug borders, intergalactic cuisine, etc. I propose we should combat the illegal trade in our neighbourhood  of pure, uncut PUSSY across Wardour Street, Soho – specifically, the pedestrian crossing outside the abandoned newsagents by Peter Street, near the Soho Foundry. Old ladies are mules to this criminal trade. They carry Pussy (also known as Pee) in trolley load to some clandestine port – probably squirreling the gangs of St. Anne’s tearooms.

crane  Old lady
Undercover AWAC surveillance, the Terrorist 458 Gran (C class) en route – beware the suicide girdle. Known to MI5 Knitting Circle HQ as ‘Goat’.
Wise men: “War is the means to achieve peace”. They’re wise old dead men.
Caro Oshea TROUBLE
La Peine, or ‘TROUBLE‘, is inexorable, like gravity. (Not probable. A paradox)
Pure ambition. senseless greed. Insanity & murder – brill!
Rothko     Anarchist
Christ C&H
C&H 1998 Foundry flier
There are areas of the mind we will never know. We are not simply biocomputers; behavioural neuroscience cannot explain self awareness and intuition. Read Penrose, Stapp and others. This moment of death is only known once, and never remembered
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Deep undercover, night of the new La Peine

28th September 2018

The 6th meeting of the Troubled at La Peine.

Situationists London 1960

The Situationists go to the pub


Mark conveyed his Spirit due to extreme circumstances.

Blake    Hangin’ at the Posts

How do we know what we believe to be right, really is right? An eternal question, of course. Surely, that is why we have jurisprudence in a civilised society? But didn’t Hitler believe in himself, and somehow persuaded millions of others? He sincerely believed in his thoughts and actions, that he was doing the right thing. Is it arbitrary, just a perspective – be true to yourself, no matter where the consequences lead you?


How can we trust in faith? Like slaves to another’s beliefs? Unquestioned

Is there a higher power?



How can we turn hatred to love?


21st  September 2018

The 5th meet of the radical Troublemakers!


Blue Posts 1 14-9-2018  Blue Posts 3 14-9-2018

Despite the inclement weather, the La Peine army grows!

Anne Pigalle’s performance for Performance the film 50th at Powis Square HQ September 12th, discussed at the 4th meet of La Peine: Anne Pigclick on –

Mark suggested he demonstrates his yodelling skills. At the next La Peine on 28th September, he will yodel   (click on this) Frank Ifield 


songs on Berwick Street outside the Blue Posts, backed by an erotic striptease cabaret by Anne Pigalle. Sweetie from the nearby San Moritz club offered to play backup to Anne on his horn.


Nick bonded with Eddie Pillar. Eddie founded Acid Jazz records, at the same time as Mark AKA Charm formed Urban Acid via Polydor.


Mark thanked the group for support in his recent period of lack of concentration & lucidity.


14th  September 2018

Gideon exposes his Snaak to the group  SNAAK - GIDEONGideon

The Powis Square showing of Performance on Wednesday 12th was well attended by La Peine enthusiasts, but chaotic. Powis Sq 12-9-18-page-001Performance The film’s directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg. Nick’s interest being his forthcoming biography on Nicolas Roeg, on which Adu has offered some contacts. Nick’s script on Peter Ackroyd’s Hawksmoor is also the focus for discussion with Roeg and Cammell.  James Fox, lead actor in Performance, also plays Mr Rabbit (or is he/she?), a baddie in the 2013-14 TV series Utopia, which was also discussed in this La Peine.   Anne Powis Sq Anne Pigalle on Wednesay

Ginty (not in the below picture of 14th September) remarked she was ‘There’, at the original 1970 Performance filming!

La Peine 14-9-2018

After over 4 hours, I was feeling pretty grotty, so I made my apologies early. ANNE PIG 1 14-9-18

Next week’s turnout looks good – maybe we’ll need a bigger venue! Blue Posts


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7th September 2018. The 3rd meet of The Troublemakers of La Peine!

1  Today was also a day of celebration for Mark, as he had just completed a 6 week course of radiotherapy. This daily regime leaves one feeling pretty rough due to a whole bunch of side effects, which includes not being able to eat. But fluids are OK, as long as the morphine’s on tap! Pictured here is Mark’s new sex-chum (the blue one on the left), the mask used in the treatment.  g  Hours of fun await back home!

The radiation seems to be changing me in some unforeseen ways ……. It’s a tough life being a Superhero

DC  b



2nd September 2016.  In just two meetings, La Peine produced a flurry of interaction on many projects.

Per ardua ad astra – “Through adversity to the stars”!

• Soho Pop-up galleries. A coordinated approach to short term licenced use of shops and other space in the West End, which is awaiting a new longterm leaseholder.
• Placing of songs with specific cowriters and publishers
• Food for homeless in Ladbroke Grove
• Strategy in NHS workplace disputes
• Gossip about recent, local art shows
• A personal contact with an A-list celebrity with a view to an interview for a biography on a well known film director

Kevin 1  31-8-2018




Per ardua ad astra

SITES:                                                    Personal site                                                        Soho Foundry           MSc Multiverse cosmology


Mark Teverson    FRAS MA MSc PGCE BA

Currently, doctorate studies for a PhD in theoretical physics

Research, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Dept. of Mathematics and Quantum Technologies, University of  York

Philosophy, Fine art, Astrophysics & Community



Birkbeck College, University of London  QMUL logo   OU logo  york

MA Philosophy; MSc Astrophysics; PhD Quantum mechanics (current)

PHILOSOPHY  and ASTROPHYSICS have their own posts on this site. SOHO FOUNDRY has its own site.


The creators and coordinators of La Peine is the description for a loose collection of artists and activists meeting weekly in the West End



11th August 2019

Two weeks now since I text 999 admitted myself to University College Hospital for chronic fatigue. I was exhausted and breathless merely trying to get out of bed. UCH did several prompt tests and scans, and sent me for emergency surgery to Bart’s Hospital heart centre.

This was for a heart pacemaker and draining 1.3 litres of fluid from around my heart. There was also evidence of cancerous scar tissue on the lungs. I had another 1.5 litres drained again yesterday. During the first week at Bart’s, the tracheotomy valve in my throat was dislodged, preventing me from drinking fluids, and this was a major problem till eventually the Bart’s Speech & Language (SALT) team managed to replace the valve. I was then transferred back to UCH. The La Peine close crew have been supportive via messaging.

My heartbeat apparently was half normal and blood pressure very low. My heart could have stopped at any moment. The chronic fatigue had been existing, and getting worse day by day, for two weeks prior to 999 admission.

I’m currently in Bart’s, and discharg will be a few days from now.

14th July 2019

Bastille Day. Memories of going to Paris with Pascale for the bicentiel today in 1989, three decades ago. We didn’t leave the hotel room for three days! I’d recently split with Michelle after only 6 months, and I was still having problems with the major split with Caroline. Music was going well; studio busy with in-house production, and basking in the No. 1 success of Urban Acid.

Bastille  Pascale

6th July 2019

Gay Pride in Soho. Another day of crowds on the streets, which means maneouvering amongs throngs of people is virtually impossible if one’s a bit wobbly on your feet. So, a little housecleaning on the intro to the La Peine page on this web site.


The amygdala is a part of the brain involved in the processing of emotions such as fear, anger, and pleasure, and the memories of them     Tyrell’s nieces

20th June 2019

La Peine needs a logo, like logo

18th June 2019

Memoriam conference at York, King’s Manor for Paul Busch, my quantum mechanics PhD program supervisor. A wonderful man, a great scientist and philosopher. He passed at the same time as my operation for throat cancer, June 2018.


Nearby Gillygate


14th June 2019

A new beginning. First steps…..

Footprint on the moon

Apollo 11 1969


2nd June 2019

John Teverson, my father. He sadly passed in 1993 of lung cancer aged 64. He was a great man, but unfulfilled. Able to turn his mind to anything and master it. Taught himself to sight read and play piano to a high level, he inspired my childhood. His addiction to 5 packets of Woodbines a day could be said to be suicidal. According to my consultants, my throat cancer is directly attributable to secondary smoking while in his company when I was a very young child (I have never smoked), and my lifelong stammer is due to the constant mental and physical trauma he caused to myself and my mother before she divorced him on the grounds of extreme cruelty. And his defrauding my mother and myself in not making a will, as he’d agreed, to pass to me my share of the sale of their matrimonial home. My mother sacrificed so much, based on this promise; we lived in poverty (he never paid a penny in maintenance) in the (mistaken) knowledge he would not steal from his first born son and ensure my inheritance by making a will!  For his violence, fraud and non-payment of maintenance, he’d be doing 10 years nowadays. Despite all this, I treasure his name, and he took me to Kubrick’s 2001 five times in 1968.

Wedding 3 cropped, screenshot

My parents' wedding 1952. On the right, my mother's parents. 
On the left, my father's mother and sister.


Today, I asked my aunt for any pictures of my paternal grandfather.

Uniform 1  Uniform 6

Albert Teverson

Also today, I explored my own internment, probably Westminster’s cemetery in Mill Hill. I am 64 years old next week, the same age my father passed.

Yesterday, I formally restarted my research at York University in mathematical physics (Quantum mechanics; quantum foundations and information). This is after a year’s leave of absence after my laryngectomy and subsequent radiotherapy in June 2018. Unfortunately, even after a year, I am still unable to speak and suffer extreme fatigue.

My PhD program is an enquiry into the essence of the building blocks of nature, the meaaning of existence. Quantum entanglement and the meaning of time.

I have been unable to work on the Soho Foundry for the last year. However, I am considering approaching a couple of colleagues to assist me – my being unable speak and therefore to make telephone calls and speak in meetings would otherwise be to the detriment of this important project.

However, I am still able to coordinate the La Peine meetings – Art, Activism & Support! La Peine spawns much interesting stuff from its Friday weekly meetings.

La Peine: Art, Activism & Support!


1st February 2019

Seriously under  the weather. Oromrph (for severe pain)(not to give it – to relieve it!) is making me hallucinate. Can’t focus, hearing things. Determined to make this record – it’s a struggle to type. Can’t make today’s La Peine. Trying to get people to turn up – it is a meeting that does not require me.

This is 4am. I keep dozing off. Watching ‘The Blacklist’. 6 series, each serie’s with 22 episodes! TV series are good for folk that don’t sleep much! Daisy sitting on my head, Bigboy curled up in my crotch. Song on The Blacklist – “Our house is a very very nice  house”, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

28th January 3019

Please watch my video. It took a month to make. I’m proud to have made it

6th January 2019

Facebook messages to Sandra (USA)…..

I know we’ve had this chat before. Back in 1988-ish, when I was thinking of having a NYC base for my record company, you said I was more New Orleans (this was while we were dating in the Lower East Side). I think now how my life would be SOO different if I had made that move!

I was writing a track in 1981, before I started the commercial Soho Studios (1983). I called it ‘Passengers’, with a chorus starting “We’re passengers”. Sandra (London) came in and said I was ripping off Iggy Pop. I didn’t even know who he was, let alone the song! Anyways, that could’ve been my biggest hit! (Sandra (USA) used to date Iggy Pop)

4h January 2019

MRI on 28th December 2018 (this isn’t mine)

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13th November 2018

New facebook profile image

Me - blue blooming:facebook


11th November 2018


Bigboy & Daisy 5.45am 23-5-2017  Me, Daisy, Bigboy 23-10-2018     Bigboy & Daisy



Starting to make a rendering techniique of using found clip art icons and using them as tesserae to construct a mosaic. May attempt a self portrait when I’ve collated sufficient images. Go to entry at 16th November 2018 in LA PEINE/Clip art


25th October 2018

Goto La Peine weekly newletter

Pop art me

21st October 2018  I have inherited only the good parts of my father, John – and built good things on them for the benefit of many. La Peine has its 10th anniversary next Friday, and I have passed the worst of the side effects of radiiotherapy, see SYMPTOMS 16-10-2018

5th October 2018  I want to record an old memory least I forget. 1977 Dorothy & I had a lovely house, squat, on James Street, York. I  was about to buy a house at the very young age (at that time) of 22 years to have a mortgage. I was cycling back from my job as sculptor assistant for Sally and Mick Arnup, Holtby, 5 miles out of York. I let my bike fall in the road, and Dorothy was waiting for me. We just fell in the road and embraced! We had a love so pure.


Dorothy, York 1977

12th September 2017 Tyler’s Court, Berwick Street, Soho, today. Outside my front door Tyler's Court, Berwick Street 12-9-2017

26th July 2017 Moved my piano for the 2nd time in 4 days to a shed at 01zero-one audio-visual studios at the Peter Street site near my flat on Berwick Street, hopefully the site whereby the Soho Foundry will shortly evolve. It had been stored at my sister Zoe’s house in West Wickham, Kent. The piano was given to my mother on her 9th birthday in 1937. Pictures show its current home, and with Zoe at the Foundry in 1999.

Piano & Zoe, Foundry 1999     Piano 26-7-2017

1st December 2016 Received unconditional offer of MSc by Research in `Foundations of Quantum Mechanics’ at York University, Mathematics and Quantum Technologies dept. Supervised by Prof. Paul Busch. This represents the first year of a PhD, and will enable me to transfer relatively easily to a PhD in a similar research area at, say, a good London university. I’m over the moon!  I’ve been working up to this for ~ 4 years. My academic life since September 2011 involved the following:

  • York University, MSc (research) leading to PhD, commenced 2017. Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information
  • Open University, 2015-7. Modules in quantum mechanics, relativity, maths and physics
  • Birkbeck, University of London, MA philosophy, 2014 -5. Dissertation – Philosophy of quantum mechanics
  • Queen Mary, University of London, MSc astrophysics, 2012-3. Dissertation – Multiverse
  • Hertfordshire university, 2011. Placement, astrophysics

The research position commences October 2017, when I’ll have finished my current modules in quantum mechanics and relativity.

The research area, `Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Communications’, relates directly to my dissertations in Philosophy (taught MA) The Measurement Problem in Quantum Mechanics' and Astrophysics (taught MSc) `A Multiverse Review with special reference to the Cosmological Constant’.

11th March 2016  West End Extra local newspaper today, Friday.Front page and page 2. This follows a meeting arranged by myself on behalf of Berwick Street Community Group and the reporter Alina Polianskaya, with Robin Scott of the Soho Dairy stall and SohoSt, at 8 Berwick Street, on Tuesday this week (see photo below).

A few days ago, many market traders were given sudden notice that their contracts are terminated on June 30th. The rental of the stall pitches will then be administered by a private contractor. There is no statement of the rents for the pitches after 30th June, and certainly no discussion currently with the existing stallholders. (Click on pics to enlarge).

WE Extra market 1 11-3-2016  WE Extra 2 11-3-2016

This is very worrying for the traders on this historic market, and Berwick Street in general. It is further anonymous gentrification of Soho, with no discussion with the community.

7th February 2016. Go to for current activity.

28th December 2015 Incorporated Soho  Productions Ltd. CEO Mark Teverson. Pilot for TV production, ‘The Cannibal Party’, a black comedy. Poster (small)

3rd October 2015  Started a degree with the Open University in Maths & Physics. Mainly online, and to improve my level in quantum mechanics and relativity, and the maths behind them. Made contact with academic graduate admissions at Georgia State university, Atlanta USA, dept. of astronomy, re: PhD. Sandra Pagan lives in Atlanta.

1st October 2015

Wanna? wanna?

14th August 2015  Bugger off!!  WE EXTRA 14-8-2015                              (Click on this to enlarge)

30th June 2015  The view from my flat 6am today  TRENCHARD 30-6-2015

29th June2015 Soho does not have, or want, a “High Street” – & definitely not Berwick Street!  90-104 Berwick St. 29-6-2015  Have you walked Berwick Street recently? Took them 9 months to lay 100 yards of road. Now, the development of the western side of the lower end will be 5 years development into bijou shops, expensive offices & another unwanted 5* hotel! No residents wanted this. All the little shops have gone. Is Soho worth saving anymore? Leave the capitalists, tourists and the wannabee ‘Soho Creatives’ to their nightmare!

10th June 2015 My Big Zero birthday party, at The Vault, Milroy’s, Greek Street, Soho

PARTY 1 10-6-2015   PARTY 6 10-06-2015  PARTY 13 10-06-2015PARTY 8 10-06-2015  VAULT, MILROYS 1  THE VAULT, MILROYS 2 (entrance to The Vault in the basement through a bookcase at the rear of Milroy’s).


1st March 2015  Emerging from the Shadow  Vicky & me March 2015

22nd February 2015 Chinese New Year of the Sheep (with Rebecca Feiner, Andy Bartolo, Dave Brown (graffic artist), Paul Roundhill) DREAM OF SHEEP  Chinese Shaftesbury Ave.

December 2014   Started ‘La Peine’ (The Trouble) meeting group, Friday afternoons, Coach & Horses, Greek Street, Soho.

December 2014 Sandra Pagan with me from Atlanta, Georgia. Happy!  Sandra & Mark Rhythm Factory 1 18-12-2014  Sandra roof 19-12-2014

24th September 2014    Meeting with Peter Large, Head of Legal & Democratic Affairs, Westminster council. Discussing the nomination of the proposed Soho Foundry site as an asset of community value. We would expect the council to support our application, but it could be opposed by the freeholders, Westminster Kingsway College. If registered successfully, the community would have up to 6 months to raise funds to purchase the site. It also has an entry on the land registry that it is nominated as an ACV (Asset of Community Value). My concern is that, should the Tories remain in power following next year’s general election, they may relax the planning regulations. Currently, the Peter Street site is educational planning use, and is of little interest to a commercial developer. If this restriction were relaxed, say to mixed use – for example, ground floor retail and private flats on the upper floors – a sale could be envisaged. I am trying to protect this site from possible redevelopment, which I believe is the ultimate intention of the freeholders. The college was originally built as a school in 1880 and has been an educational establishment continuously since then. We want to make the main college building into Soho Workshops, start-up short light industrial leases for local businesses and artisans, and the Schoolkeeper’s House into Soho Foundry, community art gallery, family cafe and outside event space.

24th August 2014    Incorporated Soho Foundry London Ltd. Mark Teverson sole director

21st May 2014  Now preparing to study MA Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London starting September 2014. This complements my MSc in Astrophysics from Queen Mary, University of London last year. I aim to commence a doctorate in Philosophy of Cosmology in 2015, and start a new book.

Birkbeck College, University of London  QMUL logo

PHILOSOPHY  has its own post on this site

Lord Mark Teverson

  Goto – Mark Teverson PIX          





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  • STOP PRESS!! ………….this points at very current stuff. Everyday life.

.Goto June 2014  Soho Foundry for new developments



WALKERS COURT MAY 2014  WALKERS COURT MAY 2014  Pix Mark Puertolas                                                                    Walkers Court, Soho. Feb 2013 and May 2014 (25 yards from my flat) (Click on these pix)

19th April 2014      Berwick Street Record Store festival (note the Prince of Soho AKA the Beast of Berwick Street, pic No 2)

DUCK LANE 19-4-2014  BROADWICK ST 4  Berwick Street Record Store festival  BERWICK ST 2

October 2013      Now, a few weeks relaxing, and what next?

31st October 2012                                                                                                                                                        We are the dust of burnt out stars. Supernovae…………. This is a wall in Chinatown, London, pic taken in the early ’80’s. I thought it was some stoned hippy’s spraycan doodling at first. Then I realised what it meant. Now I’m doing research in astrophysics and the evolution of the universe and humankind


October 2012 

21st September 2012  West End Extra (local London newspaper) today                                


Tuesday 18th September 2012

Meeting with journalist re: Soho Foundry and the demolition of that proposed listed building. Get West End Extra (local free newspaper) on Friday 21st September


Tuesday, 21st August 2012

Go to Soho Foundry/21st August 2012 for information on the sub-committee meeting at Westminster City Hall. This post also looks at the case for listing the building proposed for the Soho Foundry as Grade II on the basis of its age and historical context


Monday 23rd July 2012

Went to the Royal Astronomical Society (see pix) library. I was made a fellow on 18th May 2012. Also went to RoyalAcademy, which is also in Burlington House, Piccadilly. This is Michaelangelo’s Taddei Tondo (Madonna & child with the infant St John) 


Friday, 20th July 2012

See for current situation. Something is  rotten in the state of Denmark……


Saturday, 7th July 2012

Went to the Royal Society Summer Science Fair with my chum Dave Brown. This is the library ceiling 

Wednesday, 4th July 2012

At last! Contact from Westminster planning department that we will have news regarding the planning application for Soho Foundry. The application was submitted 5 months ago!

Today is a big day for our relation to our universe. CERN reports on the Higg’s boson


Friday 1st June 2012

  MY BACK ALLEY THIS MORNING. The day before the dreaded Jubilee 4 days of torture. Notice the bedraggled bunting


Friday 18th May 2012

I am now a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Socety (FRAS)                                                                            The Roundel of the Society incorporates the motto of Sir William Herschel, its first president: quicquid nitet notandum (whatever shines should be observed).


Sunday 6th May 2012 – Bank holiday weekend

Application for change of use for Soho Foundry still ‘pending’, but the first stage should be completed within this month. Following that is a ‘full committee’ meeting, where we can have one of the West End councilors and myself able to speak on behalf of our application. There are interesting developments regarding propositions available to be made to the freeholders. Watch this space, and


Friday 13th April 2012

Letter in West End Extra today, along with quote in Zilli front page article (see BSCG)

Breaking news 12th April 2012

To be confirmed……….  The Attlee Youth Project, started in March 1980 by Mark Teverson, is understood to have finally closed earlier this month. These sources are currently uncorroborated. The use of the site freehold  -Postal address now: 5 Thrawl Street E1 6RT –  is understood to still be held by the Attlee Foundation.

After 33 years serving the young people of East London. RIP



Wrote to local newspaper West End Extra with regard to problems on Berwick Street



Finally returned home from a marathon 23 hour journey from Tramore. Tramore is a small fishing town on the Southern Irish Atlantic coast, 14 miles south of Waterford. Encountered a good deal of bizarre Irish mentality! Goto SCRAPBOOK


SUNDAY 11th MARCH 2012

Made a clock today(see SCRAPBBOOK). This sits beside the orrery (an astrolabe of the solar system) I made in Nov 2010 (see STUFF). The orrery was a lot more fiddly



Sent facebook messages to some chums asking for suggestions of journos they may know who could do a report on the anticipated problem of gaining a lease for the SOHO FOUNDRY from the reluctant freeholders. This is Westminster Kingsway Further Education College Corporation, a private company difficult to trace. They tried to sell the entire site in 2008 but were blocked by Westminster council on the grounds that it should be for public use and it is in a conservation area. Our planning application for a community arts centre/event space & cafe should be approved. Our entrance is entirely separate to the college, and we propose to share outside basement space not currently used. We would pay rent and rates, and provide a valuable community resource not currently available. The idea of using some space in the main college building as SOHO WORKSHOPS for start-up artisan style studios has been proposed. The fact that a public facility has been sold for profit and now being in private hands is not now available to the community for whom it was originally built, and is left derelict for 23 years, must be exposed.


Any suggestions, please contact me. Goto:



No comment yet from Westminster planning dept. on SOHO FOUNDRY. The application for change of use to community art gallery/event space & cafe by BERWICK STREET COMMUNITY GROUP was validated (ie. accepted) on 22nd February. The process usually takes 2-3 months. Likewise, there has been no comment from the freeholders, Westminster Kingsway College.

Have just returned from a short break in Llanidloes, Powis, mid Wales. Goto SCRAPBOOK for pics. Llanidloes is a small town in the valleys, famous for its role in the Chartist riots of 1839 which occurred at what is now the Trewythen hotel on Great Oak Street.  This is currently closed and for sale. I stayed in Victoria Square opposite the hotel. The mountains are stunning, and I managed two long hikes with my chum Julian Stafford-Michael.

Ib Arberg 1970 chair dismantled! See SCRAPBOOK.



3 a night, no hookers


21st December 2014 Sandra Pagan. The most beautiful girl in the world! Sandra 1987 Vogue




Commenced research studies at York university in Autumn 2017 in Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information. This complements my previous two taught masters in astrophysics (Queen Mary, dissertation on the multiverse) and philosophy (Birkbeck, dissertation on quantum mechanics), and some maths and physics modules at the Open University. This research at York is formally a masters, which leads on to the doctorate. The PhD will probably be completed at a London university.

My supervisor from September 2017, Professor Paul Busch, suddenly passed away from a stroke on June 9th 2018. This was the day after I had my laryngectomy, an operation that removed my vocal chords, which was performed in order to cut away throat cancer. I then spent a month in hospital. I have just completed (September 2018) 6 weeks of radiotherapy and the side effects are severe. The university have granted me 6 months leave of absence, but I am keen to spend my enforced increased time at home on doctorate studies.

Paul Busch was a wonderful man.

My new supervisor at York is Dr Stefan Weigert,

Documents so far written (September 2018) are:

  • The Problem of Time, (September 2018) (Unfinished, not proofed)
  • Bell’s theorem (Submitted 15th August 2018)
  • Entanglement Measures, (Submitted 29th July 2018)
  • 10-5-2018 (Submitted 9th May 2018)
  • York 5-3-2018 (Submitted 5th March 2018)

The area I am particularly interested in is my proposition that, at the quantum level, time does not exist. The specific area of entanglement, whereby the paradox of correlation upon measurement between distant entangled particles is instantaneous, may be an explanation to this dilemma by this approach to time. Julian Barbour seems to be the only author I have so far discovered working in related areas, but – even he recognises –  does not offer any satisfying statements. I would be particularly thankful for any guidance to other authors or alternative strategies.

Some pertinent literature (click on the title):


“Because the time parameter in the Schrödinger equation is not observable, energy apparently obeys a superselection rule in the same sense that charge does. That is, observabies must all commute with the Hamiltonian and hence be stationary. This means that it is consistent with all observations to assume that any closed system such as the Universe is in a stationary state. We show how the observed dynamic evolution of a system can be described entirely in terms of stationary observables as a dependence upon internal clock readings”

A review of some basic facts of classical dynamics shows that time, or precisely duration, is redundant as a fundamental concept. Duration and the behaviour of clocks emerge from a timeless law that governs change

SYMPTOMS 16-10-2018

Mark Teverson

SYMPTOMS 16/10/2018


Symptoms and consequences of side effects of radiotherapy at their peak , subsequent to treatment of throat cancer by laryngectomy (removal of voice box and larynx).

July 2019 Most of the symptoms below still persist, particularly extreme lethargy and inability to swallow solids. No appetite, taste or smell. No significant improvement in being able to make any sound. The cerebellar ataxia, diagnosed 7 years ago, has been exacerbated by the radiotherapy, as predicted by neurology, Queen’s Square. So I went from a walking stick for balance to my current two crutches for support.

The only thing that has improved is my determination to progress in my life. I still have zero family support. Dr Mendes (oncology UCH) asked me if I was depressed (meaning suicidal). I said “No, but I know I should be!”


Most of these symptoms should have receded by christmas 2018

This is a compilation of symptoms and their consequences at the peak of the side effects of radiotherapy. Some were nearly fatal

It’s a record of the worst period of my life, and I hope a useful personalized document for others

Recipients listed at end of this document


  • Cannot speak due to laryngectomy (removal of voice box) 8th June 2018. Next operation in December, Mr. Francis Vaz (ENT surgeon) (ENT = Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Breathlessness. Frequently feel like I’m being strangled and I’m gasping for breath. I felt several times over the last 5 days I should phone for an ambulance, but the trouble (and I am still delerious) of making the 999 text call and the hassle of getting out of the flat 4 flights up on a stretcher and being carried up the market to an ambulance ‘prevented’ this – of course, the panic of strangulation and being unable to breathe passed in each case, but the experience, especially being on one’s own, is very disconcerting
  • Getting prescriptions and deliveries to my flat is a major problem. I cannot speak on the entryphone, or speak on the telephone. I have no carer – a couple of good friends, Andy and Ginty, do the occasional errand and shopping. I live 4 flights up with no lift on Berwick Street market, but currently I can barely get to the toilet
  • A lot of hospital departments – even ones that know my condition! – make appointments etc. and only give a landline contact number to rearrange i.e speech only. No email or text, the only way a speechless patient can communicate with them. This silly and shameful situation must be addressed
  • Of course, getting to the hospital is a major problem – the bus stops are further than I can walk, and I feel dizzy and delerious. Yet, even though the hospital is aware of this, the appointments at UCLH/Macmillan are totally uncoordinated. ENT, dieticians and physiotherapists should coordinate to have appointments on the same day, not 3 different ones!
  • Isolation. Solitary confinement. I rarely see anyone – Andy and Ginty have keys to my flat. At present, I rely on them, as I can’t get out of bed to answer the entryphone or unlock the door. When they’re in the flat, communication is by my writing down my thoughts as I cannot speak. On Friday’s La Peine at the Blue Posts = the only day of the week I go out = a pub full of people talking freely with each other – I sit in pain, writing to communicate basic stuff, using a magnifying glass because I can’t focus
  • Tightness and rigidity around the throat. Like being constantly strangled and held in a tight metal collar
  • Dry, sore mouth. Mouth ulcers. Trying to drink a lot of water ~ 1/1.5 litres/day
  • De-crusting/de-scabbing/de-phlegming of stoma/ valve area frequently. Rubbing gel into sore and bleeding areas
  • Nebulising 3x per day

• 15ml Movacol 3x per day (constipation)

• 10ml Oramorph 3x per day (pain)

• 5ml Oxetacaine 3x per day (pain, mouth ulcers)

• 10ml Domperidone 3x per day (to suppress vomiting)

  • Headaches
  • Very unbalanced gait. My other serious condition, cerebellar ataxia, is considerably worsened due to radiotherapy sideFX. When I can walk, I use two crutches
  • The sideFX of the 6 week radiotherapy course have probably just peaked, 3-4 weeks after the final treatment. This has meant I have been unable to leave my flat (I live on the 4th floor, no lift). Further, I live on Berwick Street market, so hospital transport cannot get outside my flat, and parking in Soho is very difficult, so they have to park some long walking distance from my flat.
  • Due to my current immobility my earliest hospital appointments cannot be till later next week, or possibly the following week. Fallen in the flat frequently – dizzy & unbalanced
  • I have created a weekly support group of friends, La Peine, meeting Fridays in a pub virtually next door on Berwick Street. However, last Friday I couldn’t attend, as I was bed-bound. The sideFX have been the worst ever these last 10 days
  • Difficulty swallowing. This is Tuesday – till Saturday, I couldn’t even swallow water
  • Frequent vomiting, even after drinking only water
  • Constant hiccoughs. All my limbs ache. Hallucinations. Shivering
  • No appetite, no taste. Have just restarted Ensure supplement drink, 2 per day, trying to do 3 per day. First soup for about 10 days. I cannot swallow any solid food
  • I had an enema two weeks ago – I had not defecated for 35 days! This took 24 hours to really take effect; my flat was like a horror movie due to total incontinence. I could not get out of bed, so I was forced to lie in 35 days of excrement till it subsided. Thankyou so much Ginty for help here!
  • Weight loss; from ~ 78kg pre-cancer (circa. November 2017) to ~ 57kg now, but relatively constant now. My bones protrude and my skin is flabby
  • Still very infrequent going to toilet, and still runny if I do go
  • Days of no sleep, on and on. Just the company of  my cats, Daisy & Bigboy, scampering around the flat. They get  fed by an automatic dry food feeder, and usually a daily supplement
  • Subsequent to the operation, I have had pain in my shoulders, especially the right. I can’t raise my arms above my head. I am doing some physio, and this seems to be slowly healing
  • Numbness and rash down side of throat and slight pimply rash over much of body. Hair growth has ceased in parts of face and throat
  • Dehydration of tips of fingers
  • Feeling faint and dizzy after even only a slight exertion e.g. going to the toilet
  • Fatigue, tiredness. Deafness (100% right, 50% left), worsened tinnitus screaming in my ears
  • General confusion. Difficulty in focussing visually. Reading texts and typing them are difficult. Just reordered a more powerful magnifying glass. I have fairly recently been to the optician, so this is hopefully a temporary condition
  • Hearing loss – virtually total in right ear. Tinnitus worsened
  • Concentration loss & delerium. I have been unable to do my PhD studies for several weeks. The university have granted a leave of absence till 1st December 2018. (My supervisor, Professor Paul Busch, suddenly passed away the day after my laryngectomy operation, on 9th June 2018). Likewise, work on my community hub and arts’ events project, the Soho Foundry ( has been temporarily suspended.
  • The intense worry of the ongoing fraud of my mother’s house (goto 18 Sydenham Park Road) has made my survival through this ordeal all the more difficult.
  • My general confusion may also explain the unscientific presentation of this document!
  • Reordered laryngectomy protectors, and NaCl solution for nebulizer from Fittleworth
  • Letter from UCHL received on 23/10/2018. The letter was created on 9/10/2018. As the document you’re reading states, my side effects became much worse a few days after the hospital document. Hence, my conditions were much worse by the time the delayed documen was received. The ENT Speech & Language department were particularly helpful at this stage, however.

I hope these days of mid-October mark the bottom of the pit to my life, the year of cancer, 2018

This document emailed to:
• Dr. Bark (GP).
• UCLH Mr Vaz (ENT cancer surgeon)
• UCLH ENT T6 unit
• Andy Bartolo (Helper)
• Ginty Feiner (Helper)

Mark Teverson
9 Berwick Street, W1F 0PJ
DOB: 10/6/55 07939 472749 (text only)



Photo neck

Photo stoma 2 close

MY MOTHER – a video tribute


This video is something I know I will be very proud to have achieved




These are notes written while making this video. It’ll eventually be uploaded to YouTube

Christmas 2018. Today is 23rd December. I’d like to start the basics of a short video tribute to my mother, who passed 12 years ago. I have the luxury of the festive season slowdown, added to the severe restrictions of my current medical condition, to allow me to indulge in a non-essential but personally life  monumental project over the next few days. I will shortly return to my main works, viz my doctorate studies and the Soho Foundry, interspersed with the pleasures of La Peine!

I want to make use of my new skills in making animation from found images, using platforms such as iMovie, YouTube and the website and arts’ group La Peine. It’ll end up in the form of this video (but much better!), which I uploaded about 10 hours ago to YouTube –

I can scan some of the many photos I have carefully kept that my mother passed on to me in a three photo albums. I personally had a revulsion for recording my life in photos or movies for decades, till now!  I can remember some of her favourite music, like Frank Sinatra and Breakfast at Tiffany’s ‘Moon river’ with Audrey Hepburn, Nat King Cole, Jacques Loussier – Air On A G String. Beatles Yesterday. Maybe some Mozart and Bach. Video maybe the length of 3-4  tracks, approx. 10 minutes

Me christenening

Me bath Ma Nana

Pix of our houses, our holidays,  her work at University of Kent

The turning point is that till yesterday (22nd December), I thought I couldn’t present videos on the WordPress platform on which I’m writing without paying them a subscription. But you can if you upload it to YouTubeand make a link, as with the La Peine video above. You can do the same with email (which otherwise has a 25Mb maximum file capacity), and probably it’ll save the long upload time on Facebook.

There was always a big divide with the rest of the family, and indeed that has been passed to me. Her parents had both passed by the time I was one year old, so she had no-one to support her, especially during the violence of her marriage.

Remember – the iMovie clips will focus on the centre of a clip when it pans in and out over its 5 second duration. I’ll initially load the clips as they’re scanned in from the photographs, then trim the ones that require it. The reason is that one can’t always predict how iMovie will process the image!

It’s tempting to go headlong into making it from scratch. But rather than storyboard (which isn’t so easy if you don’t want to draw freehand!) I’ve started by segmenting the film on iMovie with titles of changes in her life, for example, moving to Canterbury in 1966. Editing tools like iMovie allow constant review of material. I may need to upgrade to a more advanced software, but iMovie is adequate for now. It’s standard software on Apple Macs. Indeed, iMovie is proving to be a little clunky at times – I have to relaunch it sometimes to overcome a glitch.

Seeing GP in the morning, Xmas eve, then a drink with Andy. Going to start big scanning of photo albums  after that – this could easily take a day.

I’ll make a playlist of some of my videos. The importance of this (I think) is that at the end of one’s video, YouTube just start playing somebody else’s video!

Another technical obstacle overcome! If you download an audio MP3 and put that on, say, facebook, you run the risk of facebook’s software blocking you for copyright infringement. Further, a lot of music simply can’t be downloaded, but you can play it – the problem has been how to record it. On the La Peine 21-23-2018 video, I used the microphone input and used live audio recording software. Am still working on getting a line in, non-microphone recording. I’ll try making a minijack to minijack lead between line in and headphone out sockets. … 29/12/2018 THIS WORKS! Now I’ve got clean, line input recordings, with no embedded source signature (which can be picked up by copyright computers, like those at Facebook).

10pm Christmas Eve. Just uploaded a video to YouTubefor next Friday’s La Peine, 28th December, ‘La Peine – The Queen of the Night’.

When a raw draft is made, I need to sit back and consider the mood and message of the video. For example, how much of the Teverson side to the family, and the divorce years.

I’m going to make some of the clips video, as opposed to still jpg photos. I’ll just use my mobile phone.

19th January 2019. Not much done on the My Mother – a tribute video since New Year till yesterday. I had a crucial operation on my throat a few days ago to try to improve vocalisation and swallowing. It seems to have had some effect – I’ll know more after X-rays on 21st January.

Anyway, the video is approaching completion of a first draft – I may get some more advanced software to iMovie. There are obvious limitations which make this presentation appear amateurish. So far, it’s about 19 minutes, 1.1 Gb of material, with 6 of her favourite songs. Looks good!

23rd January 2019 The movie’s finished, except for my parents’ wedding photos. I’ve asked my relatives for any photos of John, especially his first marriage. Their marriage was 12th April 1952, but my birthday is 10th June 1955. This seems quite a delay! Perhaps there were problems in the marriage from the very start…

24th January 2019  ‘MY MOTHER – a tribute’ finally uploaded to YouTube! On my slow Mac Pro, it took 10 hours to upload the 2.13Gb file!

YouTube did come back with copyright issues, but the video still seems visible to anyone.




24th January  – copyright dispute

“The movie is for personal use to show to a few friends my deceased mother’s life. There is no financial gain. Full credits are given at the end of the film. No advertising of the movie will be made, the link to view it is by one to one personal social media only. The songs are my mother’s favourites. This is no more than playing songs to my friends in my bedroom


dispute 2

I’ll try instrumental versions next – I think the computers scan the lyrics

my copyright!

It’s only one of five copyright objections, Moon River (i.e. 4 songs are still blocked)

I tried putting up a microphone recorded version, and that was blocked too, but strangely, with a different set of songs.

version 2.2

Am now trying to mount it via facebook. It’s taking ages, and you can’t monitor its progress. I’ll try editing the soundtrack into clips of songs, for example, 30 second segments, and string them together.

version 2.2 dispute.png



26th February 2019 Good news on my video ‘My Mother – a video tribute’. YouTube today dropped all copyright claims regarding the soundtrack. Whoopee! These tracks were 6 of my mother’s favourite songs. Go to My Mother – a video tribute.

Copyright released! 26-2-2019


Click , a separate web site devoted to this project on Peter Street Soho, London W1. Proposed opening late 2019.  foxtons-4

This project is dynamic right now, September 2018. Watch this space – posting on SOHO FOUNDRY will change frequently

Soho Foundry London Ltd. incorporated August 2014. MD Mark Teverson


We want to put a replica of this English Heritage plaque on our proposed building in Soho, London.                  The original Soho Foundry was in Smethwick, Birmingham                            Below are pix of the Soho Foundry, Smethwick         (Click on a pic to enlarge it)


Pic taken from a train window 6th March 2012


Current situation, Application to Westminster City Council for the entire site (ie. Schoolkeeper’s House, college building and all land) to register Berwick Street Community Group to have first option to purchase on the register of assets of community value. This nomination will be forwarded to Peter Large, Head of Legal and Democratic Services during October 2014.

February 2013 Appeal on planning use submitted 15th February 2013. Support from Westminster councilors, press and Soho Society expected, revitalised by the planning departments support for the application and the knowledge that our A3 use with ancillary cafe will NOT contribute to stress in the Soho area.

October 2012…….  Exciting developments! Go to Soho Foundry, current post

April 2012 …..The planning application for change of use was validated by Westminster council planning department (22nd February 2012). A decision will take a further 3 months. To inspect our application, goto Westminster planning applications, search the Soho Foundry postcode W1F 0HS. Goto the Soho Foundry website

12/01059/FULL | Use as community art gallery (Class D1) and ancillary café (Class A3). | School Keepers House 15 Peter Street London W1F 0HS

Proposed opening 2015 pending negotiation with freeholders

Pic Jack Ludlam

More pics to follow during 2014. Goto SOHO FOUNDRY (the main site)




For the time being, this post will start at the date of my accepting the MA at Birbeck. Hence, the latest comment will be at the END of the post

21st May 2014  Got a place to study MA Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London starting October 2014. This complements my MSc in Astrophysics from Queen Mary, University of London last year.

Birkbeck College, University of London  QMUL logo

Birkbeck College, University of London

Queen Mary, University of London 

13th June 2015 First draft of my dissertation, “The Measurement Problem of Quantum Mechanics”.

22nd May 2014  Met with Dr. George Darby at 26 Russell Square, WC1. He has interests in metaphysics and philosophy of physics. We discussed possible topics for my MA dissertation at Birkbeck next year, and we discussed my MSc dissertation at Queen Mary, particularly those relating to quantum mechanics and philosophy, highlighting the Everett hypotheses.

 8th August 2014  Background reading. Many students on my upcoming MA Philosophy will have done a BA in philosophy. Students like myself without that formal academic background do the double module, ‘Introduction to Philosophy’. I am already considering topics for a dissertation. I want to nail down a topic before Christmas, because if I am to apply to Oxford for the prestigious MSt (Master of Studies) at Oxford (application deadline mid-January) I would want to quote the title and abstract. This course has only 4 places per year, and is the best in the world on philosophy of physics, and has something like 200 applicants per year! I corresponded with David Wallace at Balliol last year, and he encouraged me to apply.

I will probably choose quantum mechanics – indeterminacy, entanglement, consciousness…..

Provisional title:

Philosophy & Quantum Mechanics:

Metaphysical Indeterminacy and Consciousness

Unfortunately, Dr. George Darby , who I met in May, has left Birkbeck and has not been replaced by anyone specifically qualified in philosophy of physics. I also met Dr Robert Northcott on 17th July, and he believes there will be no problem of supervision within the Birkbeck philosophy department.

21 August 2015 Submitted my MA Philosophy dissertation, titled, “The Measurement Problem in Quantum Mechanics”. This was supervised by Dr. Robert Northcott, and is a major area within the Philosophy of Physics.

The abstract for this ~12,000 word paper is:

The measurement problem is fundamental as an insight to the quantum world. I shall cite thought experiments, as well as actual and suggested laboratory experiments, that illustrate the problem of the transition from a quantum system to the classical world by the process of decoherence, apparently only at the instant of measurement. The basic mathematical background that formalises this phenomenon is required to be stated throughout the paper in order to properly examine the abstract nature of what is going on, and I have referenced this at Measurement problem in QM. I shall cite some attempts to explain the measurement problem, and I shall argue for my two favoured views, which are the radically different hypotheses of Bohr’s decoherence and Everett’s Many Worlds, but it is my contention that we are missing something fundamental in our understanding of 20th Century physics.


18th September 2018    Goto Quantum Mechanics


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SOHO FOUNDRY, art gallery & community centre, projected to start 2019

1st May 2018   Berwick Street market – a history in photos


14th August 2015  Bugger off!  WE EXTRA 14-8-2015                                   (Click on this to enlarge)

April 2014      Goto SOHO FOUNDRY – 21st August 2012 for latest!

Berwick Street Community Group (BSCG) is a voluntary group chaired by Mark Teverson who also started the Attlee Youth Project with the charity the Attlee Foundation, London E1, and the Foundry project for local artists in Shoreditch, London EC2. He also started and ran Soho Studios London W1 and did a MSc postgraduate degree in Astrophysics at Queen Mary University of London and now an MA in Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London

The BSCG office is on Berwick Street in Soho, London W1.

The office address is:   9  Berwick Street, London W1F 0PJ

BSCG is a loose association of individuals that live and/or work in the area of Soho, and was formed in May 1996

Mark Teverson chairs the group

Activities have included:

Soho Community Pottery, A History of Soho (limited edition), Soho Arts Festival, Berwick Street – A Short Film. BSCG  avails itself to assist local groups, individuals and businesses to further the good of the area

Berwick Street runs from Oxford Street down to Peter Street (the proposed home of Soho Foundry). Berwick Street is home to Berwick Street market in the southern section of the street. It is open mon-sat     (pic. July 2011)

Letter to West End Extra 1/7/2011 by Mark Teverson  (Click mouse on pic)

BSCG is currently negotiating a change of planning use of a building in Soho with a view to starting an art gallery/event space for local projects, a need strangely absent in this area of London which contains so much cultural and community activity. This is Soho Foundry. Soho has always been a centre for innovation in many areas of human adventure

Apart from exhibiting fine art and sculpture, the aim is to also provide a small restaurant and communal space. To our knowledge, Soho has not had a jumble sale or community noticeboard in living memory! The Soho Festival every July, organised by the Soho Society, is the only community run project that remotely comes near. This project will assist in balancing the increasingly corporate bias of Soho of the last 25 years

  City Hall, Victoria St SW1 The home of the Westminster town planners

The gallery project will need to compete with other commercial bodies seeking possession of the building that BSCG is seeking to renovate. The plans for our application have been drawn by architect Ronald Cottee, and the submission to Westminster planning department was advised by Peter Baird of Planning Aid for London

CURRENT SITUATION ……The planning application for change of use was ‘validated’ by Westminster council planning department on 22nd February 2012. A decision usually takes a further 2-3 months. It may then be referred to a ‘full committee’. To inspect our application, goto Westminster planning applications, search the Soho Foundry postcode W1F 0HS or goto APPLICATION.

Goto the post SOHO FOUNDRY 21st August 2012 for absolutely up to date information

12/01059/FULL | Use as community art gallery (Class D1) and ancillary café (Class A3). | School Keepers House 15 Peter Street London W1F 0HS

Proposed opening late autumn 2012 pending negotiation with freeholders


MARKET RESTAURANTS ‘MISS OUT’ (West End Extra 6th March) (letter sent 10th April 2012)

I read with interest your article on Berwick Street market’s increase in food stalls encroaching on the business of established restaurants. As chairperson of Berwick Street Community Group, I wrote to Westminster council on this matter in September last year. On receiving no response, I rang the office regarding these matters, and was told the market inspector would contact Mr Bernia at Bar du Marche to discuss his grievances. The inspector never visited.

There was a further matter regarding potholes outside his restaurant. After rain, these would fill with water and splash diners eating at tables outside. These two tables require high commercial rates, but were clearly unusable for these times. The simple task of filling the holes has not been achieved after 6 months, though council taxes have been charged.
The council’s wish to reinvigorate our dying market seems to require more care and attention!

Mark Teverson (Chair)

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Mark Teverson started and ran the Attlee Foundation’s primary project (registered charity no. 1087259)

As project director, he founded and ran the Attlee Youth Project on Commercial Street, London E1 in March 1980
Disabled children from Tower Hamlets & Hackney
Local children. Mainly Bengali from Whitechapel
Affiliated with Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street E1
Mark Teverson hosted the inauguration with Margaret Thatcher (the sitting prime minister) 11th July 1980
Staffing levels 6-12 co-workers. Large building + one acre site on the edge of City of London. The brief entailed much outreach work in the community for Mark & the key workers, particularly Noor, Sally and Peter

Project Director: Mark Teverson

Key workers: Sally Aitken, Noor, Doug Turnbull, Phil Burton, Peter Sutcliff ( the next project director)

Close links to local schools and special schools in Tower Hamlets and Hackney

  1980 Mark Teverson with local kids and a volunteer

  11th July 1980 A word in your ear.                                                                  (Pic via News of the World, 26th March 1989. Go to STUFF for lots of juicy associated material)

Inauguration by premier Margaret Thatcher. Mark Teverson (arrowed) and John Profumo (then chairman at Toynbee Hall) with a director of the Variety Club of Great Britain (Pic: all UK national dailies 12/7/1980 + local press)

Following the ‘inauguration’, the local press and the Evening Standard published a report that Jesus was alive and working with children in the Whitechapel community! I considered a political career commencing with standing as a councilor for Tower Hamlets.

John Profumo (1915 – 2006) was defence minister in the Macmillan Tory government in 1963 when the scandal in 1963 forced his resignation and contributed to their defeat by Wilson in the 1964 Labour victory. He immediately volunteered at Toynbee Hall to clean toilets. There is a bizarre link to the law lord Lord Longford, with whom Mark Teverson received comments on his book Devil Rides into Soho

A reporter rang a side business I had started with my then partner Sandra, Blondie Singing Telegrams. He wanted to do an article, so I met him in the Princess Alice near to Attlee. This was John Diamond, now a respected journalist (died 2001) married to Nigella Lawson. I only realised he was an ‘investigative journalist’ when I rang his office, which turned out to be the News of the World! He obviously found nothing sufficiently salacious!

Gilbert and George lived round the corner. I chaperoned a few of the kids to the artists’ studio. I took them to see the results of their photo shoot at the Whitechapel gallery                                             

The way I got this interesting job should be noted. In 1979 while in York I went for a second interview with David Hamilton, director at the Royal College of Art. I got an offer to start a 4 year MA (Research)(RCA) in 1980, I was particularly chuffed for the offer, since I’d never even been to art college (but I was an expert in ceramic glazes). While in London for the second interview, I responded to an advert in Time Out for this position with Toynbee Hall, starting and running a big project with deprived kids. They didn’t mention the fact I’d be hosting the (much hated) sitting Prime Minister in 3 months time!


The site is on Lolesworth Close, a cul-de-sac off Commercial Street E1, approx. 200 meters from Toynbee Hall towards Spitalfields Church. The street was originally called Flower and Dean Street. The name was bizarrely changed by Tower Hamlets council (with no consultation) around 1982. This may have been because one of the first Jack the Ripper murders occurred in some tenements originally on Flower & Dean St. at the entrance to the Attlee Project site.



Said to be Jesus in the Bangladeshi community, reported in the London Evening Standard July 13th 1980

Breaking news 12th April 2012

To be confirmed……….  The Attlee Youth Project, started in March 1980 by Mark Teverson, is understood to have finally closed earlier this month. These sources are currently uncorroborated. The use of the site freehold  -Postal address now: 5 Thrawl Street E1 6RT –  is understood to still be held by the Attlee Foundation.

After 33 years serving the young people of East London. RIP



Mark Teverson started, owned & ran Soho Studios from October 1983 – 1995

The Soho Music Group (Soho Studios, Soho Records, Soho Publishing, Soho Communications, Soho Productions, Soho Management), solely owned by Mark Teverson, flourished during 1983-95

24/48 track MCI 42 channel desk, 2 x 24″ track Otari, 1/2″ Otari, 1/4″ Studer, analogue machines + digital mastering

Full audio-visual (sound to picture) SMPTE synchronisation

  Control room 1985

Key engineers: Tom Frederikse, Pete Maben, Laura Boisseau, Spitfire Adrian

1983-92      187 Wardour Street, London W1


1992-95      Trident Building, 17 St Anne’s Court, Wardour Street, London W1. Prior to Soho Studios, the Beatles recorded ‘Hey Jude’, Bowie ‘ The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust‘ and Lou Reed ‘Transformer’. It had also been used by Rusty Egan & Steve Strange. Other artists recorded at Trident included the Bee Gees, Carly Simon, Chris de Burgh, Genesis, Brand X, James Taylor, Joan Armatrading, Joe Cocker, Kiss, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Queen, Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Tina Turner, T-Rex, Van der Graaf Generator and Yes.

The Soho Music Group: Soho Studios, Soho Records, Soho Publishing, Soho Productions, Soho Communications, Soho Management, General Recording Company, Physical Mechanisms (Music). Soho Studios started as a demo/synth/computer studio in 1980, as did the band Apres Sex.

Soho Publishing Ltd., Soho Publishing Ltd., Soho Records Ltd. and Soho Arts Ltd. are still incorporated & wholly owned by Mark Teverson, in addition to Soho Foundry and Berwick Street Community Gp

                                                     6 sided studio brochure/poster (1985) (pix: Dave Brown) (click on the pic to enlarge it)

  Model: Caroline Horton

Clubs: Soho Nightshift, Twilight Zone, Dirtbox                                                                                                    See also Electronic Arts Society and York Musicians Collective in Stuff

Bands recorded: Pet Shop Boys, Phil Lynott, Charm, Bananarama, Gee Bello, Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds), Dan Ackroyd, PJ Harvey, Steve Marriott (Small Faces), Afrika Bambaataa, Roy Ayers, Janet Kay, Scritti Politti,  Zig Zig Sputnik, Russ Abbot, Tom Baker, Simon Brint (Comic Strip), Jimmy Ruffin, Altered Images, Duran Duran, etc.








May 2014   Got a place to study MA Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, commencing October 2014. Goto: PHILOSOPHY

January 2014  I need a serious academic qualification in philosophy to apply for a doctorate in the interdisciplinary area of ‘philosophy of cosmology’. I am therefore currently applying for a masters degree in philosophy of physics/science to commence Sept. 2014

October 2013  Checking out possibilities for a doctorate in Philosophy of Cosmology. My section 5.3 ‘Quantum Consciousness’ in my dissertation fascinates me, gives range to the polymath.

1st June 2013 Dissertation now full time. Goto: DISSERTATION

Supervisor: Prof. Bernard Carr, Queen Mary, University of London.

Title: A multiverse review, with special reference to anthropic constraints on the cosmological constant.

Abstract: We review theories for the formation of our universe with its specific constraints of physics from a particular set of parameters. We assess the claim that current cosmology and string landscape scenarios suggest other universes in which the parameters vary, and suggest further conjectures not yet discussed in the multiverse arena.

March 2013  Preparation for dissertation

Mark Teverson, who also chairs the Berwick Street Community Group, successfully completed a short research placement on supermassive blackholes in Dec 2011. This was to have proceeded to an MSc in the same area under the research fellow Dr Marc Sarzi in Jan 2012 at Herts Uni. This was very useful to show I was capable of research at this level (my first degree was 40 years ago, in chemistry – ie. not maths or physics – and I’ve done no formal science since. Chemistry has as much use in chemistry as having done fine art!).
Research area: relation of velocity dispersion of stellar bulge to blackhole mass. Go also to a more recent post acadaemia dec 2011 and dissertation 2013

On the strength of this research, and a reference from Emeritus Prof JR Lindsay- Smith (York), I obtained an unconditional offer at Queen Mary University of London in astrophysics. This MSc is intended to proceed to PhD, and commences Sept 2012. QMUL (astrophysics) is a world famous department. The dissertation for summer 2013 is on the multiverse hypothesis and the variation of the physical constants and is supervised by Prof. Bernard Carr. (Prof. Carr has previously worked with Stephen Hawking and the astronomer Royal, Prof. Martin Rees (Baron Ludlow)).   QMUL Queens building 1st Feb 2012

Mark Teverson previously graduated in chemistry at York university (supervisor Professor John Lindsay-Smith), where he also studied for a masters in philosophy. Mark Teverson went on to gain a postgraduate certificate in education in chemistry and art (specialising in ceramics) at secondary level. Subsequently, he gained a research post at the Royal College of Art leading to MDes(RCA) in ceramic glazes under David Hamilton and Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (see below ‘Piscator’ (Euston, London) & mosaic (Tottenham Court Road tube station). NB The maths building, Queen Mary, is decorated in a mosaic based on hypothesis by Roger Penrose.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mark went on to found the Attlee Youth Project in London E1 inaugurated by Margaret Thatcher while she was prime minister and the legendary Soho Recording Studios in London W1 and the Foundry art gallery/event space in London EC2 for local artists. Currently establishing the SOHO FOUNDRY

.  A galaxy, yesterday


Friday 18th May 2012

Was made a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society No. 7813.  Burlington House, Piccadilly

23rd July 2012

Visited Fern Storey (membership secretary) and the RAS library today (and the Royal Academy)




Queen Mary astrophysicists contemplate the size of the universe according to Lulu (far right – click on pic to enlarge) 11th October 2012



2nd September 2013 “A multiverse review, with special reference to anthropic constraints on the cosmological constant”

1st June 2013 Dissertation preparation now full time. Goto; for the overall site, and to DISSERTATION for the current work.

March 2013  Preparation for dissertation.

November 2012  This is the dissertation title for my MSc, on which full time work will be June to August 2013. The project is supervised by Professor Bernard Carr, Professor of Mathematics & Astrophysics at Queen Mary University of London. Prof Carr has previously worked with Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose and Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal.

TITLE    An assessment of the multiverse description for the fine tuning of the cosmological constant

ABSTRACT    We review theories for the formation of our universe with its specific constants of physics from a particular set of original parameters, with reference to recent work by Weinberg, Susskind, Linde and others. We assess the claim that current cosmology and string landscape scenarios suggest other universes in which the parameters vary


27th February 2013 Some books:  (Click on image, then click again to enlarge)

Preview of “Microsoft Word - TEVERSON BOOKS FEB 2013.docm”


Birkbeck, University of London, Philosophy MA

“The Measurement Problem in Quantum Mechanics”, supervised by Dr, Robert Northcott



Also see Mark’s SOHO FOUNDRY website.

FOUNDRY event space & art gallery/bar was started and ran by Mark Teverson in June 1998.
84-86 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3JL. He had previously started the Attlee Foundation Youth Project in London E1 and the legendary Soho Studios in London W1
The Foundry was in the Shoreditch/Hoxton area and closed in June 2010
Innovative and now legendary project aimed at local artists and applications                           

Also, the first UK establishment to serve absinthe!                                                                                            Approx. 4000 sq.ft ground, basement and vaults. Ex Barclays bank
Leased to Mark Teverson 1998. Closed June 2010

Coach ~ 1992

This evocative pic by Chris Shaw I used on the flier for the Foundry opening night party in 1998. It’s outside the Coach & Horses, Greek Street.

Mark Teverson’s half-sister Zoë @ Foundry 1999 with Mark’s mother’s baby grand piano

Some of the key characters at Foundry (Zeke Manyeke, Roulla, Gina Joy (Foundry manager), Tanya, Sue Malcolm (Barley Mow – local renowned pub licencee), Pascale (Mark’s friend). (Pic Griffin Nov 2011)

Mark found the Foundry building in early 1998 while looking for new venues outside Soho to do parties with his partner Phil Dirtbox. It was then leased to two metalworkers (hence the name Foundry – not just because it symbolises a creative crucible). The assigned lease had a clause allowing the freeholders to take back the property with only 3 month’s notice. This was never seen as a problem at that time, as my use was for perhaps only once weekly events which inevitably were generally over a relatively short period. Therefore, moving on to other things was no great problem, though the fact that it took the freeholders a further 10 years to rescind the lease was a surprise. The main problem with not knowing whether one had more than 3 months in the property at any one time meant investment of sizeable time and money was imprudent.


Foundry dem 29-6-2019 B

Foundry demolition 29-6-2019

Foundry demolition 29-6-2019

Pic: David Percival

The new SOHO FOUNDRY provisionally starts 2020. Check & BERWICK STREET COMMUNITY GP on the list on the right                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SOHO FOUNDRY LONDON Limited

  FOUNDRY 1998-2010



Me - eyes



Lord Mark Teverson. Lord of Cheltenham Manor, Nottinghamshire.

Lord Mark Teverson

Family home Taversham, a village near Cambridge. Male lineage of family tree traced to 1537 (when parish records started, albeit rudimentary!), predominantly to the villages east of Cambridge, mainly in Suffolk. (The villages around Little Thurlow are dominant till circa 1900). The prefix ‘TEVER’ is derived from ‘TAVER’ which itself evolves from the middle English (~ 11th century) word ‘TUER’ meaning ‘tower’ (and, of course, the French ‘to kill’!). Another middle English is the trade of tanner, one of whom became known as ‘The Hammer of the Scots‘ in the reign of Edward I in 1275. As for many peerages that cannot directly provenance their title to e.g. a document granting land from the king, the ‘Tuer’ in the Ham is taken to be ownership of the land by the Lord of the Manor. Hence ‘Tuer’s Ham’ or ‘Taversham’, which evolved over the last century to ‘Teverson’.


18th November 2018

Zoë gave me some old photos. First day at York university, September 1973

York 2 Sept 1973  York 1 Sept 1973


  Facebook profile pic.   John Dee's glyph


9 Berwick Street July 2011. (My current home 1996-2014) Also office for Berwick Street Community Group

    (Photos 2011)

    187 Wardour Street W1  Soho Studios 1983-92 (Home 1983-84) (pic 2011)

Cat circa. 2005     2011

  Half siblings (father’s side) Zoe & Paul, Bar du Marche, 19 Berwick St. 2010

    21 Mercer Street, Covent Garden WC2                               Built 1688 (Owned 1988-93) (pic 2011)

  66 Marchmont Street WC1 (Home with Sandra 1980-83) (pic 2011).                                                   Kenneth Williams & Cleo Rocos lived opposite (Ken’s got the blue plaque). (I only banged Cleo)

  27 Old Compton Street W1  (Home 1995-96) (pic 2011)

  Derby Lodge, 111 Wicklow Street WC1  (Home with Sandra 1980-81)(pic 2011)                     Now a Travelodge!

  18 Earlham Street, Covent Garden WC2  (Home with Sandra 1981)(pic 2011)

    St. Jame’s Dwellings, Silver Place W1                  (Home with Jacqui 1988)(pic 2011)

  8 Dewhurst House, Winnet Street W1 (Home with Caroline 1985-88)(pic 2011)

    13 Marshall House, Marshall Street W1                              (Home with Michelle 1988-94) Owned flats 11, 13 and 16 Marshall House (pix 2011)

28 Carburton Street W1 (Home with Sandra 1981) Shared building with Boy George & Marilyn

191 Wardour Street W1 (Home 1995)

  51 Heslington Road York (Owned/home with Dorothy 1977-80) York Pottery (my business)


  Diary 1978 (Click mouse on pic)

        James St York (Home with Dorothy 1977)

  32 Holgate Square, York (Home 1974) (pic 2010)


                                                                Turnagain Cottage, Turnagain Lane, Canterbury. I bought this for my mum 1989

                                                      8 Oaten Hill Place, Canterbury.                                  I bought this 4 bedroom house for my mum 1992. I wrote Devil Rides into Soho here. I still buy cars from Oaten Hill Garage. I know she was disappointed I had not given her grandchildren in her lifetime. I probably would have settled with Caroline, if she had forgiven me. The female members of her family had a rare and fatal genetic condition, a one in six chance, which didn’t arise till middle age, and could not be predicted till then.

  9 Berwick Street, W1 1996 – now (2014) Home with Jenna, Vicky

My mum as the Astral Queen of the armed forces in 1948. Remember, so soon after the war, the British army still had hundreds of thousands of troops of both sexes doing national service


In addition to owning the York Pottery and the ceramics exhibitions in North Yorkshire (cf. ‘Ceramics‘), Mark also was chair of York Musicians Collective    and was secretary of the Electronics Arts Society  (under the mentorship of Dr Trevor Wishart)

           My cats

Little Mayton, Broad Oak, Near Canterbury Kent. Home 1976. A beautiful weatherboarded cottage with no electricity or gas. A valley owned by Birmingham(!) water board, scheduled for flooding, and therefore left untouched for years


  My neighbours 2011       Rooftop view


        Fliers for some of my clubs                            Club locations (below): Twilight Zone, Dirtbox, Soho Nightshift

   TYLER'S COURT 15-11-2013  TYLERS COURT 21-5-2014        WINDMILL CLUB     Some sites of clubs I’ve done. (In order from left: Tisbury Court, Tylers Court (2), Walkers Court, Wardour St, St Anne’s Court, 144/146(entrance Flitcroft St alley)/148 Charing Cross Rd, 21 Oxford St.), Paramount City (now the Windmill again).  (Poland Street and 21 Dean Street (ex Jewish synagogue) to come)

  Ground floor (not used) of my club, 21 Dean Street 1995. Two purple doberman dogs came out of the smoke


MY SUBMISSIONS TO PRIVATE EYE 2011 ‘BERNIE THE TOTE’S SEVEN INCHES‘                                    (Ian Hislop, Ed. “No thankyou!”) (Click on the pics to read them)



  This is an orrery (a solar system astrolabe) I made in Nov 2010

  This is a replica 17th century astrolabe I bought on e-bay for £30


Scan-PAGE-7-(A4)-MAX-RES  POP TYCOON PEDDLES FILTHY PHONE CHAT!                                                       News of the World, 26th March 1989. (Click pic twice to enlarge) John Profumo was chair of the charity, Toynbee Hall, when I started and ran the Attlee Youth Project 1980-83. He brought the Macmillan Tory government down by the 1963 scandal while he was defence minister (then No. 2 in the government hierarchy).   PROFUMO - MIRROR 2 PROFUMO - MIRROR 6-6-1963 PROFUMO - NOTW


  On this site near Canterbury I organised the Bomb Crater Festivals every summer, 1969-74. Hired petrol electricity generator & PA system, local bands, fireworks, bonfire and free homemade beer! Legendary

Much voluntary work. Elderly, hospital and psychiatric ward visitor (Kent & Canterbury hospital and Chatham hospital nr. Canterbury) while at school. Various kids groups eg. battered wives, while at York & at Thornhill Farm


    18 Sydenham Park Road. London SE26 4ED (1958)     pic 2011                                                                                                                 My parents bought this 6 bedroom house with a massive garden in Sydenaham SE26 in 1958 with an inheritance from my mother’s father. She also paid all the first two years mortgage payments. Divorce proceedings commenced after 5 years of marriage, which was still  very taboo in 1960. However, she did not require the photos of her constantly being black and blue, or witnesses to her being unable to be seen in public. The divorce went through on the grounds of extreme cruelty.

However, John never paid a penny in maintenance, as ordered by the court. I was the poor kid at school. He wanted to buy my mother out of her share of the house when he wanted to remarry in the 1970s. I have all their letters confirming the arrangement; a small sum (about £1500), her dropping any claims on maintenance (which would have been £10,000s) and a guarantee John would write a will giving me the house on the passing of his second wife. John did not ensure my mother was legally advised, as he was obliged to have done – but she didn’t believe for a minute that even John would not look after his first born son!

When my mother passed in 2006, I read the correspondence between my parents in the 1970s. Even though both my parents had told me I’d inherit the house – or a large share of the current value of 18 Sydenham Park Road, I rang Jenny and asked respectfully if I could see the will. She said he’d made no will! This has now turned into fraud.

This was devastating news, as it meant that everything went to Jenny, and on her passing, everything goes to her children, Zoe and Paul. I sent Zoe in 2010 all the correspondence between my parents; she didn’t read them. I wrote to Jenny in 2017, but she did not reply. Jenny passed in 2018. Zoe and Paul again had copies of the correspondence, but their solicitors said my mother had been reimbursed and it was her fault the marriage broke down – even though the divorce certificate cited extreme cruelty (i.e. violence) by John! My solicitor said  Zoe and Paul would have to live their (luxurious) lives in moral guilt, knowing they are complicit to a fraud and beneficiaries of it, and we should take them to court for, what amounts to 59% of the current value (~ £1.6 million) + costs. I receive full costs as I am on state benefit (ironically, my throat cancer was caused by extreme secondary smoking from my father when I was a very young child!)

Click on the garden pic to see me & aunty Jo (who lived in the attic flat). My father sold the house when he remarried

I didn’t marry an investment wanker to produce low intelligence children

Graham Sutherland ‘The Sick Duck’ given to me a5t my christening, Sept. 1955. Authenticated by Bonhams, Philips, Sotherbys & Christies 1996. Noted in my safe

When I was 9 years old, I tried to start a political party, the Reformist Party. I drove year three of Sheen Mount Primary School, East Sheen, London SW14 into a frenzy of anarchist revolution

  Me, when I was happy


Probably the most intense love of my life, Dorothy, a girl I met on the day before the first day of university in 1973, and was to continue throughout the 70’s. One spiritual evening in the empty college library I had my head in her lap. I looked up in awe to her beautiful face and said “Mother Mary”.  


  Berwick Street. My house is on the left

ME c.2000  Me + lullaby singing bear circa 2000

Early studio days! This is 1980, probably still at the squat, Derby Lodge, Kings Cross. Pic by Sandra. The demo studio soon went 4 track, and eventually moved to Wardour Street, Soho in late 1983 to form my Soho Studios

ME, DEMO STUDIO 1980.jpg


Su Malcolm & Gina Joy. The brill key Queen Bees on the Shoreditch scene!!! red 2

At my birthday party, Su, 10th June 2015  PARTY 6 10-06-2015



Photosynthesis, Kreb’s cycle, pure chance. Twinkling of God

A visit to see Sickboy Pat in Cambridge, Nov 2011 

Griffin near Foundry EC2. Pascale’s (far right) birthday Nov 2011                                                            

An older pic of Gina  & her flat Oct 2011

Caroline cropped Me & Caroline ~1988  Caroline

  Me & Sandra. ~1981 Sandra

Yub  Jessica Nina Jools Jeanie   Monica Michelle   Jay                                    SANDRA 28   SANDRA 1987  Sandra

Vicky & me March 2015 Vicky

MA, DOROTHY, MARK  My backyard, Dorothy, Mark, Me  Dorothy

Me, Ma, Kate   KATE, PIXIE, ME         Kate, Pixie & me, Broadstairs beach circa. 1994. My Mum took the pic

ME c.2000 Me + lullaby singing bear circa. 2000. I am about to do a bear transplant of the wind-up Beethoven’s ‘Lullaby’ mechanism

(Jenna is coming. Kate hated her photo being taken)

My card I made for Xmas 2011     Christmas 2012  SUN IMAGE                  Christmas 2013 L'Atmosphere

Some posts I put up on Facebook:                                                  .                                                                       “Should have seen the other guy!” 

Girlfriend on duty 

  Lord Mark Teverson, Lord of Cheltenham Manor, Notts. UK (Pic taken while detained at customs. Two days filming feature length biopic in Hollywood lost).

Some gallery across the river. + Porno Paul (‘The Ripper of Old Compton Street’)     Pic Jack Ludlam

BREAKING NEWS… Soho Foundry planning application ‘validated’ by Westminster council February 22nd 2012. Decision approx. 3 months. Lease pending on the reluctant freeholders. More pics to follow – goto SOHO FOUNDRY

  Pics Jack Ludlam 1/1/2012


3rd – 6th March 2012 short stay in Llanidloes, Powis, mid Wales. A small town in the villages, reached by only 3 buses a day out of Aberystwyth, 30 miles west. Stayed on the floor of my chum Julian Stafford-Michael, who recently moved there. These pics from two whole day treks in the mountains


Welsh humour. It takes longer to get to Llangurig by bike! (Click mouse on pic)

The site of the Chartist riots of 1839


To make room for my new gym equipment, I’ve been forced to dismantle my cherished Kelly Ib Arberg ‘Parrot’ chair. Made in Sweden in 1970, I bought this iconic designer chic on Beak Street, Soho in 1988 and made it central in my then flat at Marshall House. I intend to rebuild it in SOHO FOUNDRY and place it alongside my Mum’s baby grand piano (see FOUNDRY)

Made a clock early March which sits beside the orrery I made in Nov 2010


Some places seen from the train in which I’d like to live:                                                              


Went on an emergency mercy mission to Tramore, Eire to see my chum Nick Waller on 16th March 2012. Tramore is a small fishing town 14 miles south of Waterford on the Atlantic coast