Welcome to Deviation Street .  We are ramshackle out of kilter , Blog and Magazine . Essentially a hybrid—an eclectic  mix of words and images that encompasses a range of creative paths .  Its also a place for people who, either through choice or happenstance  have veered off the beaten track  hence the name Deviation Street.   Our  aim is to  provide a space for a creative community  of readers, writers, visual artists and musicians .

Originally Deviation Street  was a Fanzine  established in 1977 by three spring chickens A knowledgeable and driven  Kevin Anderson(who came up with the idea ) , John Evans  clear headed and all round stable person and myself  . We ran the fanzine with youthful passion, going to gigs  taking photographs , getting interviews , writing stuff and like many other spirited enterprises of the time it ran for only a short while before we each moved onto other things.

Fast forward or click to 2017 and the notion of relaunching  Deviation Street  online starts to crop up in conversation. I’m  not one for coffee table nostalgia but I’m  also thinking “well maybe the world needs a bit more of that ramshackle  DIY Ethos ”  So tentatively I set up a blog and the feedback from contributors and readers is good .  So we put together Issue 1  a 62 pg content packed Maga/zine  with interviews with  prankster and film maker  film Joey Skaggs  Artist and Jazz DJ Carlo Keshishian  and the creative raw art of Uncooked Culture as well as some archive pages from the 1977 Fanzine .

Now we onto issue 2  Full colour with Interviews with The Monochrome Set  and The Nightingales as well as interviews with the Metropolis Collective and Mark Steene of the arts charity Outside In   and more . We want to keep doing what we do , we believe that its of value. The blog is free, the magazine we have reduced to £5.00  you can buy it from us by  contacting us at deviationstreet101@gmail.com  Thank you

Brian Gibson

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Deviation Street Fanzine 1977

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Deviation Street Magazine 2018

 

And here are some images from our archive

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Penetration 1977 image Brian Gibson AKA Bri Nylon

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The Ramones 1977 image Brian Gibson aka Bri Nylon

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Tom Robinson Band  image Brain Gibson aka Bri Nylon

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Ian Dury image  Brian Gibson aka Bri Nylon

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