Tag Archives: London

THE RETURN OF PAULINE MELVILLE: A True Master Of Chaos

Last week I tuned into the online launch of Pauline Melville’s ‘The Master Of Chaos’ – a brand new book of fables… courtesy of her Scottish publishers, Sandstone. The award winning author is not keen on the term ‘short stories’…. … Continue reading

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THEY CALLED HIM “FRENCHIE”… Photographer, fellow traveller & friend…. Jean Bernard Sohiez RIP

On the 9th June 2021 my good friend Jean Bernard Sohiez left this world. During the late 70s and early Eighties Jean Bernard and I roamed through the subterranean world of UK sound system and dedicated our words and photography … Continue reading

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Human Rights Human Wrongs @ the Photographers Gallery

Last Thursday, we wandered into The Photographer’s Gallery in Soho to check two exhibitions – Charlotte Dumas’ Anima and The Widest Prairies and HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS. Upon entering HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS I was confronted with 316 original prints, … Continue reading

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PAULINE BOTY: POP ARTIST & WOMAN

Pauline Boty was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s until her untimely death aged just 28. A friend and contemporary of Peter Blake, Derek Boshier and David Hockney, Pauline Boty was one of the few … Continue reading

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The Fifth Monarchist Prophets… The Epiphany Uprising! Who was Thomas Venner and Anna Trapnel? 2013…. Where Are Our Prophets?

Last Sunday, January 6th, was the Christian festival of Epiphany. It was also the date that, in 1661, one Thomas Venner led the Fifth Monarchist Uprising in the city of London against the restoration of the King. As my good … Continue reading

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COMING SOON – IRON MONK

In the tradition of the legendary Shaw Brothers’ kung fu classics comes a brand new indie martial arts movie that’s located not in Hong Kong but in London’s China Town.  IRON MONK  is produced by veteran stuntman and actor Jason … Continue reading

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Dem Never Love…. Dem Never Love Poor Marcus….

MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY lived a remarkable and turbulent life and considering there is a weight of literature and a portion of original film footage it’s somewhat surprising that nobody has made a serious feature film about this man’s life. Marcus … Continue reading

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SOUND SYSTEM… The Map… A Detail…

Flash it.. the original station underground news… SOUND SYSTEM… PS… there have been so-o-o-o-o-o many sound systsems over the years … so, please dont expect the poster to be definitive. It’s a work in progress and respect goes out to … Continue reading

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Ripped & Torn: The Art Of Ian Wright @ the LDF

Last night, all roads led to the opening of ‘A Colourful Life’ at Tent London in Hanbury Street, just off Brick Lane. One of the most enticing offerings during this year’s frenzied London Design Festival, this event showcased three new … Continue reading

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SHOTTSMAN comes with ‘TWO BIG SOUND: 7 Nights a Week!

Not too long ago I couldn’t resist the temptation to swing by a rare sound system clash at Brixton Town Hall featuring Sir Coxsone Outernational and Saxon Studio. As a one time ardent follower of Coxsone sound I stepped into … Continue reading

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