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New Exhibition: Hatch Show Print - Nashville Calling

London's CHELSEA Space Gallery has just opened a new exhibition dedicated to the American letterpress art of Hatch Show Print, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Established in 1879, well before TV advertising and the internet, Hatch Show Print used their bold letterpress designs to promote Country, Americana, Blues and Jazz musicians. Their bright and colourful artworks have featured the likes of Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Hank Williams.

Grand Ole Opry American Tour

Though best known for their work with musicians, Hatch Show Print originally began by making posters for religious meetings, local businesses and political rallies. Nashville Calling features archive artefacts, photographs, film and many of the signature poster designs created by the company from the 1920s to the present day. The exhibition explores Hatch's unique history and positioning as an information network, universally respected art and design agency and cultural icon.

Triple Johnny Cash

Nashville Calling will run until 14th December 2013, and will be accompanied by a series of talks, lectures and music events to celebrate Hatch Show Print and its history. As with each exhibition at the CHELSEA Space gallery, a new illustrated publication will accompany the show.

www.chelseaspace.org

Basically, Johnny Moped - A Film by Fred Burns

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.

Basically Johnny Moped A Film By Fred Burns

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.

www.basicallyjohnnymoped.com

The Clash Exhibition & Pop Up Shop at 75 Berwick Street

The Clash photographed by Pennie Smith

Photograph by Pennie Smith

To celebrate the release of The Clash's 2-disc 'Hits Back' and 'Sound System' box set; the seminal band will be hosting exhibition and pop-up shop 'Black Market Clash' in London's Berwick Street. Curated by the band alongside members of The Subway Gallery, the space will feature a hand-picked selection of instruments, stage clothing and memorabilia, alongside never-before-seen original manuscripts and artifacts from the band. 

Black Market Clash will be open from Saturday 7th - Sunday 22nd September, 12pm -8pm Mon-Sat and 11am - 5pm on Sundays.