The Velvet Onion

Scribblings Competition #3: Scribble Back!

The Velvet Onion and Canongate Books are offering you a unique chance to get your art seen by Noel Fielding and Dave Brown, with the chance to win a very special prize. The duo will be signing copies at Waterstones, Arndale Centre, Manchester, from 2pm onwards, after Noel’s painted a unique [...]

November 8, 2011 // 18 Comments

The Urban Scribbler

Last week saw the release of Scribblings Of A Madcap Shambleton – a hardback collection of Noel Fielding’s artwork, compiled by Noel & Dave Brown. To promote the release, Saturday saw the duo whisked up to Edinburgh for another signing event – this time at Urban Outfitters. [...]

October 17, 2011 // 15 Comments

Through The Lens Of Sunday’s Scribblings

Yesterday we shared our short film of Sunday’s book signing at HMV with Noel Fielding and Dave Brown with you. For anyone who’s still in the dark, the signing was to mark the launch of Noel’s art book Scribblings of A Madcap Shambleton. Today, as promised, it’s the turn [...]

October 13, 2011 // 7 Comments

Sunday Scribblings At HMV

You came, you queued, you crimped from time to time…and you queued some more. Then finally, 22 hours after the most dedicated of you had started queuing, it was all over. Last Sunday saw the London signing to mark the launch of Scribblings of The Madcap Shambleton, Noel Fielding‘s new [...]

October 11, 2011 // 19 Comments

TVO Meets Hot Brew: Part Two – Marking The Seasons

At long last, the final part of our exclusive Hot Brew video chat is available online. In this second instalment, Oona & Crispin Wheatflake discuss their then forthcoming appearances at Port Elliot and the Edinburgh Festival, as well as possible future shows in and around London before [...]

August 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

Still Brewing…

Hot Brew are set to return to the Edinburgh Festival for one night only this weekend. As we confirmed last month, the duo will be hosting a one-night invasion from The Forgery Club, to take place at The Belly Laugh, Underbelly, Cowgate, on the evening of August 14th: this Sunday. The show, which [...]

August 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

TVO Meets Hot Brew – Part One: Deal, Or No Deal?

TVO is proud to bring you a video exclusive with Hot Brew! Since being the subject of a JackalFilm last year, Oona & Crispin Wheatflake have appeared on many a bill alongside familiar TVO faces, and as such, we felt compelled to ask them some questions. Our meeting took place a few short [...]

July 28, 2011 // 4 Comments

The Scribblings Are In!

A number of peelers can rejoice: they will be featured in Scribblings Of A Madcap Shambleton! The collection of Noel Fielding‘s artworks, being worked on by Noel and design-genius Dave Brown right now, is nearing completion, and Dave is happy to confirm that 200 faces (including the team [...]

July 19, 2011 // 8 Comments

An Update From The Madcap Shambletons

This weekend we gave you the chance to possibly become a part of Noel Fielding‘s new book, Scribblings Of A Madcap Shambleton. We received hundreds of entries – far more than Noel and Dave Brown, who is designing the book, could ever hope to include.  Whilst there were a number of [...]

June 14, 2011 // 6 Comments

Become A Scribbling!

October sees the release of Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton – the collection of Noel Fielding‘s art being prepared by Noel and Dave Brown right now. We’re sure Boosh fans worldwide are dying to own a copy, and thanks to gentlemen Brown & Fielding, TVO peelers could be [...]

June 10, 2011 // 46 Comments

Win Boosh Stuff! The Final!

You voted in your drones… Peelers united by a common cause: to try and win some free Boosh stuff! Now at last, after we whittled down your entries to our competition, can we offer you, dear readers, a chance to pick the overall winner from 20 finalists. And there were some great entries that [...]

February 15, 2011 // 187 Comments


Last week, we at TVO offered you the chance to win some Boosh goodies as part of our birthday celebrations.  All we asked you to do was come up with an alternate name for the site. And boy, did you deliver.  We received absolutely bucketloads of entries, including a whopping 216 different [...]

February 7, 2011 // 3 Comments

The Velvet Onion Is One!

Today is a special day for The Velvet Onion… and whilst we’re all madcrazybusy working on forthcoming TVO articles and our own hectic lives, our editor in chief found a few minutes to put together a little something to say to all of you out there… Three-hundred and twenty-four [...]

January 31, 2011 // 14 Comments

The Velvet Onion 2011 Calendar

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you its own 2011 calendar! In lieu of an official Boosh calendar on sale this year, we decided it’d be a great idea to offer up an alternative to that rubbish one your nan got you, and make a fully fledged 12-month calendar for you to download, print off and [...]

December 30, 2010 // 7 Comments

TVO Hits 200K

As The Velvet Onion reaches 200,000 hits, our editor in chief has a proud word or two to say to the faithful… Can you believe it? In just 225 days, we’ve managed to be useful 200,000 times.  It’s a figure we could never have imagined to reach, but its a testament to many factors [...]

September 13, 2010 // 6 Comments

TVO Hits 100K

It’s very rare for The Velvet Onion to talk about itself, but today we have reached 100,000 views – a mammoth amount in such a small space of time. As such, here’s a word or several from our editor in chief… 100,000 hits.  However you look at it, that’s a lot of [...]

May 25, 2010 // 6 Comments