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New booklet launch. Three Cheers!

Like all decent pockets, our new booklet is a portable repository of poetic sweeties, scrunched up stories, a wad of drawings, and other intriguing detritus and fluff.  The idea was to publish and distribute the issue on POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY, April 28th, but distribution will now be some time next week due to factors beyond our control, beneath our understanding and not worth discussing.  In the meantime, enjoy some digital highlights and share your thoughts with us using the comments below!   

Three Cheers Saturday Photo Club (Season 1)

Get snapping your Kodaks!  It's the first-ever Three Cheers Saturday Photo Club, which took place on 30th January, 2021. The themes were:  1. Odd Condiments 2. Drearyiness As founder of the club, Steve got to share his favourite contributions from the Dreary Condiment category. Steve's speech in full:  Thank you Tom. Being rather new to this role I have noted down what judges on TV talent shows do so I just want to say you fully deserve to be in this competition, you nailed it and good job! Right, strange homebaking lady and I have carefully considered the entries. The best condiment pic goes to Tom’s condiment shoe racing. A fine and powerful work that is playful in intent yet subtle in executing. Execution. The best dreary pic goes to John’s curtain stain. A homage to grubbiness, dreariness and the utter shiteness of lockdown. There is a special judge’s merit award for Tony’s ventriloquist dummy pic which although neither dreary or condiment themed had the best backstory. Wel

Take the Lucy Quiz!

  How much do you know about Lucy and her strange boyfriends?  Take the quiz and find out... Click the link below. Lucy quiz

Under the Artex Sky video album

The House of Three Cheers has collaborated with The Original Beekeepers to create a video album of music and visuals.  The album consists mainly of 'lockdown songs' and is on the experimental/ambient side. Given three words to describe it, the creators chose these six:  1. lockdown 2. overload 3. paranoia 4. distractions 5. travel  6. dreams.   The videos, created by the House of Three Cheers, include ambient mashups, black and white TV static glitch-fests, and various forms of animation including stop-motion and drawn animation.  Listen and watch here:  Under the Artex Sky The album will be available from net label BS,BTA ( be sweet, but take action ) at their bandcamp site:  bsbta.bandcamp.com Visit originalbeekeepers.co.uk for more Original Beekeeping! 

Nothing Video now live!

In celebration of International Nothing Day on January 16th, the Original Beekeepers have recorded a dreamy new song called "Purposeful Attempts To Do Nothing" with a video from the House of Three Cheers. It’s a  tribute to doing nothing... and wearing slippers.  The song is powered by the Omnichord — a wonderful early eighties novelty keyboard from Suzuki which sits somewhere between a Casio and a stylophone.  Steve from the band says, “We started the song in 2003 and only got round to finishing it this week. Between then and now there has been a lot of purposeful attempts to do nothing. Enjoy x” https://youtu.be/HinEA1koJz0

Print run ready for distribution!

  Our new booklet is back from the printer and ready for distribution. As it’s National Nothing Day today, the Three Cheers team is in no rush to do anything at pace but... all in good time... Print run details: Main edition on white paper, 212 copies Limited-edition on off-white paper, 19 copies We also have some beautiful A4 ‘National Nothing Day’ posters  Thank you to all the contributors for making this a very special and enjoyable issue.