Scribblings In Manchester: The Aftermath

Last weekend saw Noel Fielding and Dave Brown undertake a live art installation at Waterstones in Manchester Arndale.  The duo also autographed copies of their new book, The Scribblings Of A Madcap Shambleton, for fans in a mammoth five-hour signing session.

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The Velvet Onion were, as we revealed last week, on hand to document proceedings, and – as one of the biggest signings the store has ever held – so were a lot of other people too! Dwarfing previous events from the Scribblings mini-tour, fans started queueing at 5am, and the last ones left at 8pm – with Noel & Dave turning up at noon to begin painting, before spending five hours signing books!

Oddly enough, the local press material hasn’t appeared online, but The Observer’s interview in-between the painting and the signing has, as well as featuring in today’s print edition.  You can catch up on it here.

The singular photograph you see on The Observer’s website is one of many notable photographer Martyn Hicks took on the day – you can see more (including a couple of TVO cameos!) over at his official site.

But enough of that, you really want to see what your favourite comedic vegetable came up with, don’t you?  Our exclusive video report is below!

As you can see, it was a long and hectic day.  We’d like to thank everyone at Waterstones and Canongate for letting us document proceedings, as well as Noel & Dave for being as accommodating as ever.

Most of all, however, we’d like to thank the fans on the day, who were absolutely lovely to TVO.  We spoke to absolutely loads of you, and sadly due to time constraints only a fraction of our time together could make it into the finished video.  A lot of you left video messages for Noel & Dave, and we don’t want you to think they were in vain – we promise we’ll be editing these messages together and sending them over to the boys privately, so they WILL see what you wanted to say to them in full.

TVO also took lots of photographs on the day, and you can see a selection of these below.

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More photographs are available on our new, shiny Flickr page – where we will be hosting photographs from events we’ve covered past and present, and where YOU, our fabulous Peelers, can submit your own photographs too!

If you have any photos you wish to share with us from that day, or any Booshniverse event, please email us with appropriate copyright info (you have to own the pics or we can’t put them up, sorry!), via pics@thevelvetonion.com

8 Comments on Scribblings In Manchester: The Aftermath

  1. I saw my shoulder! Haha;) Aww blondie who got a massive hug off both of ’em- you lucky grrrrrrl!!! xxx

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  2. Just watched the video about 10 times, it’s excellent! You managed to get me giving the snowglobe to Noel, THRILLED!!! And he’s holding it at the end, this has just made me the happiest person alive!! Huge thanks to Paul from TVO, you were amazing and helped make the day fab, and now can relive it whenever I like! (Within reason!!) Yay!!! 😀

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  3. Thank you velvet onion man! Had to skip through the bits with my face on, it’s not a happy sight, but twas a good video. Fab editing skills, and you were the nicest people to talk to while waiting in line 🙂

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  4. i love the TVO videos and photo’s! They really manage to capture the atmosphere of the day! Nice to see a fantastic turnout for Noel & Dave-they worked so hard bless ’em!! Glad Paul got a special birthday/thank you message! Thoroughly deserved after hoiking a camera round & editing for hours to keep the fans updated&happy! Thank you!! If i had one christmas wish it would be that Noel&Dave do a signing in Liverpool when im not constrained by work demands! The events look AMAZING!!

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  5. KatieLouiseFielding // November 20, 2011 at 6:01 pm // Reply

    It actually looks amazing. I was watching this with love. Thank you so much TVO.
    The blonde girl is SOOO lucky! Would do anything to get a hug like that from Noel and Dave 🙂 ❤ x

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  6. I’m consistently touched with how completely lovely they are with all their fans. Thanks so much TVO for capturing such wonderful moments!

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  7. Emily Thomas // November 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm // Reply

    YAY!!! I’m in it!! briefly 😛
    I’m the one keeping him in a freezer at 5:29

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