The Blog from Oi Polloi presents: by Eoin MacManus •

HOTMILK and OiPolloi.com present…
The ‘CLARKS IN JAMAICA’ book launch, exhibition and dinner dance
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Featuring guest selector & chef for the evening…
ASHLEY BEEDLE (Girls Music / Rootikal / X-press 2)
Alongside soundman and CLARKS IN JAMAICA author… AL FINGERS
With supporting sounds from BOBBY IRISH (HOTMILK
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GOOD OLD FASHIONED YARD FOOD WILL BE SERVED FROM 7pm
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FREE GIVE-AWAYS OF CLARKS SHOES ANDCLARKS IN JAMAICABOOKS
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All taking place at…
SOUP KITCHEN, THURSDAY 29th NOVEMBER, 7pm ‘til LATE
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ENTRY IS FREE
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Join us next Thursday to celebrate ‘Clarks in Jamaica’, the first proper telling of an unlikely love affair.

More details on the event here.

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More on CLARKS IN JAMAICA:

In an ode to one of Jamaica’s best loved brands, Clarks in Jamaica is the latest book by DJ and designer Al Fingers, providing a colourful take on Clarks’ celebrated status on the island, where for decades they have ruled as the “champion shoes”.

Due for release by One Love Books in November 2012, this previously unseen style reference tells the story of Clarks in Jamaica – from their arrival in the West indies one hundred years ago, through to their adoption as the rudeboy and Rasta shoe of choice during the 1960s, and the filtering of this popularity into reggae and dancehall song lyrics. Featuring current and historic photographs, interviews and never-before-seen archival material, there is particular focus on the Jamaican singers, producers and musicians who have worn and sung about Clarks shoes throughout the years.

Written and designed by Al Fingers, and featuring new photographs by Mark Read, Clarks in Jamaica is published by One Love Books.

Available from Oi Polloi soon.

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