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Test Dept book launch and screening in London

PC Press launches book on Test Dept with screening of their DS30 work and Q&A session with founding members

Newly founded publishing house PC Press celebrates the launch of its book about the UK industrial group Test Dept with a film and Q&A event in South London.

The book, titled Total State Machine, features archival photos, artworks, tour diaries and interviews, alongside contributions from colleagues and writers, such as Jonathan Moore, Robin Rimbaud, Stephen Mallinder and more.

The Total State Machine book launch will accompany a screening of the Test Dept film DS30. Commissioned by AV Festival in 2014, DS30 was originally performed at Dunston Staiths, on the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike. It features footage of the struggling mining communities along the River Tyne, as well as sound recordings from Test Dept's own archive.

The event will also include a Q&A session with Test Dept founding members Graham Cunnington, Angus Farquhar and Paul Jamrozy, plus DJ sets by Shelley Parker and Scanner.

Test Dept's book launch and DS30 screening will take place on 23 April, at the Ritzy Cinema, Brixton. You can find more about the book here and details about the launch here.