The Society of Interesting Things presents ‘The Library of TSOIT’

Phil was invited to write a text piece for an Independents Biennial exhibition which took place in the former George Henry Lee’s department store in Liverpool.

Asked to respond to the theme of ‘sound and music’, Phil wrote a creative non-fiction piece titled ‘An unscientific measurement of sound against light, place and time’.

The exhibition ran from 1 – 28 October 2018.

Excerpt: 'Remember the clap of two bricks in the playground? That rare science lesson outside. Sunny but winter, for the thinner, sharper air. We measured the distance we were standing from each other with a plastic orange wheel on a stick. Started the stopwatch on sight of the bricks clapping, stopped it when the bang came.'

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In addition to putting on exhibitions, TSOIT produces limited edition publications covering niche topics. 

Writer Denise Courcoux collaborated with designer Jon Spencer to create one such booklet – Snooker Plus: Oct-Nov 1959 (60 Years On). The short-lived variation incorporated two extra balls: an orange (worth 8 points) and a purple (worth 10 points).

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A limited edition booklet marking the 60th anniversary of the only ever Snooker Plus tournament, held in 1959.