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Thursday, 10th Oct 2013
The White Room Gallery in Bath is proud to present a selection of prints by renowned British artist, Bridget Riley. During the 1960s, Riley was a key member of the Op Art movement, helping to propel the scene to audiences internationally.
Riley's visually dynamic work explores how "a viewer’s eye can travel over the surface in a way parallel to the way it moves over nature. It should feel caressed and soothed, experience frictions and ruptures, glide and drift.”
The exhibition runs from the 4 to 31 October. For further information including opening times, please visit: www.thewhiteroomgallery.com.
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.