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Tuesday, 24th Sep 2013
Acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Elaine Constantine has compiled an illustrated history of Northern Soul movement in a new book. Sitting alongside shots from Northern Soul - The Film, the book features many personal snapshots and stories from the legendary music scene. Whilst the rich cinematic stills hold the book together thematically, it's the unique material compiled from the 60s, 70s and 80s that are key to the book's authenticity and depth.
Speaking of the book, Constantine says: "this project has real lifelong soul fans and active scene members at the helm, so rest assured it will be an excellent complement to the film and a worthwhile study of our beloved scene in its own right." Born and raised in Bury, Lancashire, the photographer and filmmaker has been featured in The Face, i-D, Vanity Fair and Italian Vogue, often using friends and street castings as models. Northern Soul - The Film is due to be released soon, featuring Steve Coogan and Ricky Tomlinson.
'Northern Soul - An Illustrated History' is available now.
Wednesday, 18th Sep 2013
Dartmouth Films has worked with director Fred Burns to present a new documentary on the legendary punk band Johnny Moped. The film Basically, Johnny Moped will premiere at Koko, London on Thursday 19th September and includes a special one-off performance from the band.
Featuring interviews with Chrissie Hynde, Shane MacGowan, Don Letts and Billy Childish; the documentary has already made the official selection for the acclaimed Sheffield Documentary Festival. Speaking of the band, MacGowan says "‘all the gigs were amazing, they were the most exciting band since the Pistols, The Damned and The Clash". Tickets are available for Thursday's premiere at KOKO here.
Thursday, 12th Sep 2013
London’s Proud Galleries opened their doors last night for the launch of new exhibition Amy Winehouse: ‘For You I Was A Flame’. Curated as part of a series of events commemorating the late artist’s 30th Birthday, the exhibition includes a handpicked selection of portraits. Contributors include painter and Specials bassist Horace Panter and photographer Dean Chalkley.
© Dean Chalkley / NME / IPC Media
Based in Amy’s home borough of Camden, the exhibition will run from September 12th - 6th October 2013. ‘For You I Was A Flame’ follows on from the hugely successful ‘Family Portrait’ exhibition held at the London Jewish Museum, with both exhibitions created in close collaboration with Amy’s family and the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The foundation is using the hashtag #Amys30 to share pictures from the events, which can be used on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.