In Pictures: Tales From A Park Bench Launch Night

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In Pictures: Tales From A Park Bench Launch Night
Chocolate Blonde attempts seductive look...puts back out.
Chocolate Blonde attempts seductive look...puts back out.
How To Cure Dyslexia frontman Dave Miller plays to a jubilant crowd.
How To Cure Dyslexia frontman Dave Miller plays to a jubilant crowd.
This chap's a Hebrew story teller, apparently. Here he is recounting the tale of how King Saul lost his arms whilst reclining on a park bench in Chalk Farm (Samuel 18:17-19).
This chap's a Hebrew story teller, apparently. Here he is recounting the tale of how King Saul lost his arms whilst reclining on a park bench in Chalk Farm (Samuel 18:17-19).
Jim Morrison wannabe hogs the bench for over an hour.
Jim Morrison wannabe hogs the bench for over an hour.
Gabriel streetpoet. Hang on, hang on...I think I'm going to sneeze.
Gabriel streetpoet. Hang on, hang on...I think I'm going to sneeze.
A woman who likes to hang upside down like a bat.
A woman who likes to hang upside down like a bat.
Yoga on a bench.
Yoga on a bench.

Over 200 people crammed into 22 Chalk Farm Road last night to witness and participate in the first evening of bench frolics. According to organiser Stephen Emms, who sends us these photos, "We had Russian folk songs, Hebrew laments, a yoga expert stripping down, couples waltzing round the bench, an MC from Walthamstow called Chocolate Blonde, a street poet called Gabriel, a cult indie band called How To Cure Dyslexia, a Jim Morrison lookalike who we couldn't get off the bench (he was on it for about an hour), and a lady singing show tunes to a CD backing track.

So, your turn next. Head down to the gallery between 11am and 8pm any day this week for your chance to sing your lungs out, perform a striptease, hold a chicken in the air, stick a deckchair up your nose...whatever. And if you can't make it along, tell us what you would do in the comments.

Last Updated 05 August 2009