Thursday, 4 April, 6.30 – 9.30 pm

To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink.

J.B. Priestley, ‘The Good Companions’, 1928

We’re pleased to launch COME SUNDAY, a self-published artist’s book by George Nelson.

Italian roots in Clerkenwell date back to the early 1800’s. St Peter’s Church on Clerkenwell Road was also established in 1883 and became a central focus for Italians in London, becoming a place for ‘labour exchange’ on Sundays, after mass. Clerkenwell’s post-mass focal point is C’asa Italiana San Vincenzo Pallotti. Residing on the shoulder of St Peter’s Catholic Church, C’asa Italiana is comprised of St Peter’s Youth Club, St. Peter’s Italian Catholic Social Club and Internationale Club London.

Although the Azzurri did not enter Euro 2012 as favourites of any kind, their following were as expectant as ever. For three successive Sundays that summer, Clerkenwell and C’asa Italiana specifically, reclaimed it’s Little Italy status. Printed by Ditto Press and self-publsihed in a small edition of eighty copies, COME SUNDAY presents documented narrative of these events in pictures.

Please join us and the artist for a reception on Thursday, 4 April, 6.30 – 9.30 pm at Ti Pi Tin.