Item #40273 A group of four documents relating to the Meat Roxy, the former Royalty cinema and bingo hall in Notting Hill squatted by Heathcote Williams and used as a venue for free concerts and dances. Heathcote WILLIAMS.
A group of four documents relating to the Meat Roxy, the former Royalty cinema and bingo hall in Notting Hill squatted by Heathcote Williams and used as a venue for free concerts and dances.
A group of four documents relating to the Meat Roxy, the former Royalty cinema and bingo hall in Notting Hill squatted by Heathcote Williams and used as a venue for free concerts and dances.
A group of four documents relating to the Meat Roxy, the former Royalty cinema and bingo hall in Notting Hill squatted by Heathcote Williams and used as a venue for free concerts and dances.
A group of four documents relating to the Meat Roxy, the former Royalty cinema and bingo hall in Notting Hill squatted by Heathcote Williams and used as a venue for free concerts and dances.
A group of four documents relating to the Meat Roxy, the former Royalty cinema and bingo hall in Notting Hill squatted by Heathcote Williams and used as a venue for free concerts and dances.
A group of four documents relating to the Meat Roxy, the former Royalty cinema and bingo hall in Notting Hill squatted by Heathcote Williams and used as a venue for free concerts and dances.

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A group of four documents relating to the Meat Roxy, the former Royalty cinema and bingo hall in Notting Hill squatted by Heathcote Williams and used as a venue for free concerts and dances.

i) Original ticket, or “Mind Pass Port”, for the Meat Roxy. The ticket describes itself as an “Albion Free State Certificate of Exit & Regeneration” and invites the guest to fill in their “new name”. Oblong pink card, printed in black (10.6x25.2cm.);

ii) a flyer announcing a “Body Lightning Rodeo… Midsummer Festival of Life [at] Albion Free State Meat Roxy… Turn The Urge Into A Surge”, dated “Orgasm Day, the Eighty Eighth of Ginsberg, 1974”. States the location as 101 Lancaster Road rather than the usual 105 Lancaster Road, probably another squatted building nearby. Foolscap sheet of pale yellow paper stock printed offset in black. Very Good;

iii) another version of the “Body Lightning Rodeo” flyer, printed in black on white paper stock, illustrated with an image of six frogs celebrating the summer equinox and three Albion Free State postage stamps, and stating the address as 100 Lancaster Road. On the back, Heathcote Williams has written in black marker pen about taking over the empty Royalty cinema and bingo hall: “squatted the old bingo hall opposite & turned it into Meat Roxy for 12 hours. Punched in face for giving Nicholas Albery blow-job… & attacked by angry Irish mothers however it’s now A.F.S. territory & gonna do it again next week… more later, love H”. Old central vertical and horizontal folds, o/w Very Good plus;

iv) a double-sided flyer announcing a Free Festival at the Albion Free State Meat Roxy on July 27th (1974), “Just Off Portobello Road”. Promises “Electric Groups! Dancing! A Lovers’ Playground For All Ages!, and lists George Melly, Here & Now (the venue’s house band), and several other acts, including The Sadista Sisters, a recently-formed feminist theatre/music company whose line-up later included future members of The Slits, The Au Pairs and The Tourists. The verso solicits support for “acid visionary” and “Albion Free State citizen” David Waterfield, sentenced to three years imprisonment for importing the film “Deep Throat” (quotes from Jim Haynes’s book “Hello I Love You” are printed below, including from “Lovely Betty Dodson, active feminist, artist & therapist” who declares “I don’t care how bad porno is - I love it!”). Mimeograph (16x20.3cm.). Very Good plus.

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