San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Friday 07 June, 7.30pm (doors open 7.15pm)
Dave Haslam: Searching For the Young Punk Rebels
Music historian and legendary Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam will explore and celebrate music activity in Birmingham from 1976 to 1982, drawing on interviews with Lesley Woods, Kevin Rowland, and Duran Duran’s John Taylor (among others).
The music scenes in Manchester and Liverpool from the period are world famous. But where’s Birmingham on that list? The city that gave birth to the Prefects, Spizz, Steel Pulse, the Au Pairs, and Dexy’s has tended to be overlooked in most received histories of the era. Haslam will open the event with a provocation that brings a unique and perhaps controversial insight into the punk and post-punk eras.
This event will be followed by an in conversation with Jez Collins, founder of the Birmingham Popular Music archive, and discussion with the audience on collective and personal memories of Kahn & Bell, Barbarellas, Fashion, Ranking Roger and who knows what else from a very creative era in the city’s cultural history.
Following the talk, audiences are invited to stay for drinks and enjoy a private viewing of Vivid Projects' new exhibition 'A Certain Sensibility: Films from the English Underground' (06-22 June). Week one (06-08 June) features rarely seen early films and music videos (for British industrial/ post-punk band 23 Skidoo) by seminal film maker Richard Heslop, who has directed music videos for legendary bands including The Smiths, New Order, Happy Mondays, The Cure, and The Shaman.
Tickets cost £5 in advance and capacity is limited.
This event is presented as part of 'A Certain Sensibility: Films From the English Underground', 06-22 June at Vivid Projects.
Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS
Searching For the Young Punk Rebels is presented by Vivid Projects in partnership with Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. Birmingham School of Media, BCU.
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Vivid Projects is a collaborative project space exploring all forms of media arts practice, and is based in Birmingham, UK.