Bella Basura Portfolio

2019

August

Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine. Bella Basura 2019.

Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine. Bella Basura 2019.

 

July

 

June

Bella Basura Still Showing her Armpit Hair to Strawberry Fair. Scarecrow Corner 2019. Photo by Del Blyben

Bella Basura Still Showing her Armpit Hair to Strawberry Fair. Scarecrow Corner 2019. Photo by Del Blyben

 

 

 

2018

Performances

Shahnameh Epic Weekend. Photo by Clara Todd. 2018.

Shahnameh Epic Weekend. Photo by Clara Todd. 2018.

Dawning by Jean Dark
Reading at
Edgewords Renewal Launch
8th December 2018
The Edge Cafe
Cambridge

Investment Opportunity
Scratch performance for
First Manoeuvres
24th October
The Cambridge Junction

Mosaicked
With Swimming Horses Collective
Cambridge Festival of Ideas
19th October 2018
Waterstones Sidney Street
Cambridge

DuckBeak
at Women Rising
5th October
St Phillips Church,
Cambridge

Waiting for a Smear. From DuckBeak 2018. Photo by Kay Goodridge.

Waiting for a Smear. From DuckBeak 2018.
Photo by Kay Goodridge.

DuckBeak
At Umbilical Cord by Jill Eastland
16th September
Closing Party
Artworks Caravan
Cambridge

As Bella Basura
Edgewords Spoken Word
28th July
The Edge Cafe
Cambridge

DuckBeak
Scratch performance
25th July
The Cambridge Junction

Reading at Jonny Marvel tribute gig
Wordspoke
21st June
Wandlebury Circle
Cambridge

Soundscape Stage June 2018 by Jo Brown

Soundscape Stage June 2018 by Jo Brown

As Bella Basura
On The SoundScape solar Stage,
Scarecrow Corner,
2nd June 2018
Strawberry Fair,
Midsummer Common,
Cambridge

With Swimming Horses 
Women’s Theatre Collective
prior to screening of Embrace
the female body image film.
9th March
at Star & Mouse Cinema, Manor Farm, Bourne

Edgewords Anthology Launch
As Jean Dark and Bella Basura
12th January
The Edge Cafe, Cambridge

Self-published

flyer by Lisa Evans 2018

Edgewords Renewal
– An Anthology of Creative Writing
from The Edge Cafe
Edited collectively by Munizha Ahmad-Cooke,
Lisa Evans and Jean Dark
December 2018

Jonny Marvel
– A selection of poetry
and performance texts by Jonny Marvel
Curated with Dan, Jeremy and Joe
June 2018

Clutches of Love
– A collection of Eros-related
Flash Fictions and
Poetry By Bella Basura
May 2018Edgewords Launch 12th January 2018 The Edge Cafe cambridge

Edgewords
– An Anthology by Writers From The Edge Cafe. 

A collective chapbook
edited and produced by
Jean Dark
January 2018

Other

Temporary Temple
An Exposition ov The Artworks ov Jonny Marvel
co-curated with Jill Eastland
1st – 22nd December
The Edge Cafe

Participant in
Shahnameh Epic Weekend
Storytelling from the 10th century Persian Epic
21st to 23rd September 2018
Buckden Towers

Produced Dream Damaged
a 3 minute Youtube film by Bella Basura
comprising spoken word, samples and music.
25th June
Text Bella Basura
Soundtrack Shaky Navel-Bones and Eli Saxman

The Jonny Marvel Special
A reading of Bella Basura’s Dammit Jonny
17th June 2018
Rebel Arts Radio
105 FM Cambridge

Participant in Herstory
by Alice Wroe
A performative re-creation of Judy Chicago’s
feminist Installation – The Dinner Party
26th March 2018
St Pauls Arts Fest
Cambridge

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2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000
1999  1998  1997  1996

 

Auntie Shocked Sees The Light Photo by Bella Basura 2013 Still from "Abandoned Video" With Phil MFU

Auntie Shocked Sees The Light
Photo by Bella Basura 2013
Still from “Abandoned Video” With Phil MFU

Photos of performances

Flash Fiction

Gallery

Chapbooks

Recordings

Jean Dark’s Portfolio

Archive by pseudonym

Travel writing

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Portfolio

1996
Twisted Times of Bella Basura
A self-published novel, a Pixie-inc. publication

1997
Godseeker’s Allowance as Bella Basura
printed in CamFIN (Cambridge Free Information Network) bumper crass-mass edition

The Pursuit of the Mystical Experience Through the Use of self-Induced Altered States of Consciousness – The first lecture of  Doc. Gordon Tripp
Pixie-inc. pamphlet

1998
The Truth About The Cult of St Giro as Bella Basura
Drug Psychosis No. 1 as Bella Basura
Adventure in The Paris Underground as Bella Basura
All printed in CamFIN  (Cambridge Free Information Network) summer 1998

Flickering & Retching – Lights & Liquids – The Doctor Gordon Tripp’s Experiential research into Altered States of Consciousness. The Second Lecture.
Pixie-inc. pamphlet

A Sampler as Bella Basura
With images by Chris Massey-Lynch
Pixie-inc. pamphlet

Pompous Portents and Poetry as Bella Basura
Pixie-inc. poetry pamphlet

Visionary Spells and Psychotic Episodes as Bella Basura
Pixie-inc. poetry pamphlet

Vastupurusha Mandala by Patrick McFadzean
With an introduction by Jean Dark
a Pixie-inc publication

1999
Uncanny Experiences at The Temple of JobCentre  as Bella Basura
Experiments With Mind-Altering Technology as Bella Basura
Re-Enacting Ancient Rites as Bella Basura
Propaganda for the Twisted Times novel as Bella Basura
All printed in CamFIN (Cambridge Free Information Network) summer 1999 issue

Necro-Tourist as Bella Basura
A Pixie-inc. pamphlet

Report from Oxford Golden Dawn Symposium at Conway Hall as Jean
printed in full in CamFIN (as above) and in an abridged version
in Pan’s People Leicester pagan newsletter May 1999

Retrospectives as Doc. Gordon Tripp
An anthology of the Lectures. A Pixie-inc. pamphlet

Articulations as Bella Basura
A Pixie-inc. pamphlet
Including Criminal Damage? Nah mate! I’m a muralist in the Social Realism style
as Bella Basura

Assonance and Nonsense as Bella Basura
A Pixie-inc. pamphlet

Musing as a Art Form – Doctor Gordon Tripp’s third Lecture
with an introduction by Sonja Spike Girl
published as a Pixie-inc. pamphlet with
Memory Tree
The Yew Meditation
The Fourth Lecture as Doc Gordon Tripp

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2000
The Muse-Trap as Bella Basura
A self-published novel, a Pixie-inc. publication

Labyrinth 2000 – a report from the Caerdroia Conference on Mazes & Labyrinths
as Jean Dark
Printed in Eastern Spirit east-midlands pagan magazine autumn issue
and on the Caerdroia website with photos by Adam Warren

Review of The Modern Antiquarian by Julian Cope as Jean Dark
printed in Grassroots Leicester Environment Action (LEAF) newsletter

2001
The Goat Herd’s Vision as Bella Basura
printed in Headpress Bad Birds Issue 22

Articulations 2 as Jean Dark
a Pixie-inc. pamphlet

Domestic Bookbinding as Jean Dark
a Pixie-inc. pamphlet

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2002
Book review of Little-known Leics & Rutland by Bob Trubshaw as Jean Dark
printed in 3rd Stone magazine issue 44

2003

won an obsidian dowsing pendulum in a crossword competition by Touchstones magazine

2004
Headpress Guide to the Counterculture edited by David Kerekes and Simon Drake
included reviews of Necro-Tourist pamphlet, and The Muse Trap novel by Bella Basura
and of Doc Gordon Tripp Lectures Again

Bartlow Hills Cambridgeshire as Jean Dark
printed in Northern Earth magazine issue 98

Picking Blackberries as Jean Dark
printed in Free Pagan Press issue 15

Libra Aries Samhaim Catalogue 2004 as Jean Dark (with Tim Goodwin) editor and publisher, including book reviews on
The Roebuck in the Thicket – Anthology of the Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition ed Michael Howard
and Secrets of East Anglian Magic by Nigel Pennick

Report from the First Cambridge Pagan Conference as Jean Dark
printed in Dragonswood Magazine yule issue

Liteworks as Jean Dark
a Pixie-inc. pamphlet

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2005

Libra Aries Beltane Catalogue  2005 as Jean Dark (with Tim Goodwin) editor and publisher, included editorial on Beltane traditions as Jean Dark

Book review The Reiki Subversives Manual by Karl Hernesson as Jean Dark
printed in Cambridge Pagan Circle summer solstice issue 1

Book review: The Roebuck in the Thicket – Anthology of the Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition ed Michael Howard as Jean Dark
printed in Dragonswood Magazine 2005

Picking Blackberries as Jean Dark
printed in Cambridge Pagan Circle august  issue 2

Stourbridge Leper Chapel as Jean Dark
printed in Cambridge Pagan Circle august  issue 2

Libra Aries Books – First Birthday Party as Jean Dark
printed in Cambridge Pagan Circle october  issue 3

2006

Book review: The Roebuck in the Thicket – Anthology of the Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition ed Michael Howard as Jean Dark printed in Cambridge Pagan Circle (february)

Book review : King Arthur’s Camlan by Laurence Main as Jean Dark printed in
Cambridge Pagan Circle (february)
and in The Society of Leyhunters Newsletter (may)

Strawberry Fair Armpit Hair as Bella Basura
printed in Dreamflesh Journal (edited by Gyrus)

On the Road with Libra Aries Bookstall as Jean Dark
printed in Dragonswood magazine yule issue

2007

Dreamflesh Journal favourably reviewed in Fortean Times issue 224.

Libra Aries Books Catalogue 2007 issue  as Jean Dark (with Tim Goodwin) editor and publisher.
Editorial by Jean Dark, includes extended version of On the Road with Libra Aries Bookstall, with additional material on Camps, Fairs and Moots.

2008

Fasting With The Fool as Doc Gordon Von Tripp
a Pixie-inc. pamphlet

2009

Picking Blackberries as Jean Dark
and Making a Notebook Cover as Jean Dark
both printed in  Silver Wheel Journal 1

The Peace Labyrinth as Jean Dark (with Tim Goodwin)
printed in Silver Wheel Journal 1

Sad-Eyed Lady of the Badlands as Bella Basura
printed in  Silver Wheel Journal 1

Spotlight as Jean Dark
printed in Camletter issue 88

Subject of Roots –  a short film documentary

2010

Hecate’s Trip to the Liver Clinic as Bella Basura
printed in  Silver Wheel Journal 2

Round and Round the Circle as Jean Dark
and The Goddess in Norfolk as Jean Dark
both printed in  Silver Wheel Journal 2

Book Review of The History of British Magic After Crowley by Dave Evans
as Jean Dark printed in Pentacle magazine issue 32

Drug Psychosis No 1 as Bella Basura
La Victima as Bella Basura
printed in Cambridge Creates Anthology

2011

Bartlow Hills, Cambridgeshire as Jean Dark
Apple Wine as Jean Dark
Burn Burn The Wickerman as Jean Dark
all printed in  Silver Wheel Journal 3

Picking Brambles as Jean Dark
printed in Earth Pathways Diary 2011

2012

Book review of Somnium by Steve Moore
as Jean Dark printed in Pentacle Magazine issue 35

Book review of The Book of Baphomet by Nikki Wyrd and Julian Vayne
Book review of The Trials of Arthur by CJ Stone and Arthur Pendragon
both as Jean Dark printed in Pentacle Magazine issue 36

How to see Mistletoe as Jean Dark
printed in Earth Pathways Diary 2012

2013

A Vision of a Sacred Garden as Jean Dark
Earth Pathways Diary 2013

Alchemilla as Jean Dark
Walks With Mistletoe as Jean Dark
Moonshadows and Firelight as Jean Dark
All printed in Silver Wheel Journal 4

2014

Book review  of Deep Magic by Julian Vayne
as Jean Dark printed in Pentacle magazine issue 39

2015

Liminal Phases spoken word event as Bella Basura, with Jonny Marvel, Shakeynavelbones and Fara Dena.
A Temporary Temple Production at CB1s Mill Rd, 13th February 2015.

Rainy Hearthfire as Jean Dark
28th September 2015 Earth Pathways Diary 

Acorns Gathered from Gog Magog Downs as Jean Dark
19th October 2015 Earth Pathways Diary

2016

Haiku as Jean Dark
4th January  2016 Earth Pathways Diary

Nightfall as Jean Dark
4th April 2016 Earth Pathways Diary

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