Carnaby Street Exhibition

For anyone thinking about making a trip into London and visiting us on Carnaby Street over the next couple of weeks, this is well worth a visit...

Launching on Friday 26th February, ‘Carnaby Street: 1960 - 2010’ will celebrate 50 years of fashion and music. 

The central feature of the show is a unique 3D timeline which illustrates key people, events and happenings in the area from being a green field site with a well and a scarecrow 500 years ago, to the iconic characters associated with Carnaby’s music heritage such as The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols and Jimi Hendrix.

A limited edition book of the same title; ‘Carnaby Street: 1960 - 2010’ will support the exhibition and will feature images from ‘60s photographer Philip Townsend and exclusive interviews with people who have lived and worked in Carnaby including The Who’s Pete Townsend.

The exhibition and book are the work of acclaimed curators and fashion historians Judith Clark and Amy de la Haye, who have curated exhibitions at major international museums including the V&A and Mode Museum in Antwerp.

The exhibition, 38 Carnaby Street, will be open from 26th February until the beginning of April 2010 and is FREE admission.  It will be followed by a series of events throughout 2010 to celebrate Carnaby’s 50th Anniversary including a live music weekend in June and a unique fashion show in September. 
Open 7 days a week
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: 12noon - 6pm

38 Carnaby Street
London, W1

Caffeine

  • Posted by mark
  • 3 March 2010
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Ade you're in good company, the RZA's on a no caffeine tip too...

(apologies for the swearing on behalf of the Wu)

Jessie Ford is a Brighton based illustrator. She illustrated our Geek's corner in the Carnaby store and has now come back with an exhibition for our Staircase Gallery. If you're about, drop in and check it out. There will also be a limited run of t-shirts to buy, especially for this exhibition. Runs from 1st - 31st March. See more of her work here - www.jessieford.co.uk

HARVEST by Haroshi

Just found this exhibition by Haroshi in Tokyo, using old skate decks to make some amazing stuff.

 

It's a pity it's so far away, would have loved to see Mario rocking a Thrasher hat in person.

More from the exhibition here >> http://www.harvest-re.com/artwork/index.html

Jeff.

Make Friends With The Colour Blue

Blueprint's new video Make Friends With The Colour Blue is premiering on April 4th, and tickets are going on sale tomorrow at Slam City Skates.

 

They made a little promo featuring their latest pro, Marty Murawski, and plenty of others.

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I am way excited.

Jeff.

best of a decade

  • Posted by ade
  • 25 February 2010

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While lighting the fire this morning I found an article in a Times mag about the top 30 albums of the last decade, so it's on the wall and is our playlist for the next few days.

We are working from 30 to 1. Not everyone's cup of tea, but a nice exercise. I have got a couple that I really not looking forwards to, and some that are great, but very slow for a busy day.

You can see what we're listening to right now over here on last.fm

**Update: this is the list we're listening to.**

Patagonia Photo Sets

  • Posted by howies
  • 25 February 2010

The majority of our Spring catalogues have been posted out now. If you enjoyed our reading about the tales of our Ancestors Patagonian-Pioneering- Adventures, then head over to our flickr to see more of the images from our adventures.

The gallery contains James Bowden’s photos. All shot on film with either a Rollei 35 or a Hasselblaad 501CM.

If you find flickr slow and ugly I Hardly Know Her provides a much better visual experience.

Also James has a photo set of all his Hasselblaad portraits here.

Finally if you like to receive one of catalogues or download the PDF, fill in this form.

un-plane

  • Posted by howies
  • 23 February 2010

So tonight we have a Wee Do talk with Tom and Lara who wrote the blog World in Slow Motion, at the Carnaby store.  We still have a few free tickets left, so get in touch if you'd like to come along...should be a really great evening.

On a similar note...

A guy I know (Rowan) and his friend Billy are going to be travelling to Cairo using only overground travel.  The purpose of the trip- Rowan (a.k.a. Dizraeli) is an award winning rapper, who has been given an opportunity to perform Rebel Cell in Egypt.  He is an environmental activist and has vowed to never fly again....hence the trip...oh and his friend Billy is a documentary film maker who is going to accompany him.  They have built a website from which they will broadcast their journey as a daily blog, weekly video diary and finally documentary film.

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So I was asked to help them promote it- if you can help to finance their trip in any way (they are having a fundraiser in Dalston, London on Wednesday night), follow their travels and most importantly take inspiration from how they are choosing to explore other coutries.  They really want to illustrate how easy train travel is in the hopes to make a positive impact.

So check out their website http://www.unplaned.com/

Banff Film Festival on Tour

  • Posted by mark
  • 19 February 2010

been a bit slow with this one seein as thought theres only a couple of screenings left, but one of those screenings does happen to be in Cardigan tomorrow night, i also just realised tims already posted about this but a little reminder never hurt anyone...

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The Banff Mountain Film Festival is uprooting from the mothership festival in the Canadian Rockies and will shortly be heading for the UK to tour to a location near you.

The Banff World Tour features award-winning films and audience favourites from about 300 films entered each year in Banff. Come and see why more than 200,000 people across the globe gather at Banff screenings indoors to celebrate the outdoors!

The climbing films featured on the Banff 2010 tour will include:

First Ascent: Alone on the Wall - Follow the groundbreaking free-solo ascents of Alex Honnolt. After gaining international climbing renown for his landmark free-solo climb of "Moonlight Buttress" in Zion National Park, Alex moves on to his next big challenge: the first free-solo of the massive "Regular Northwest Face" route (2000 vertical feet) on Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome.

Hunlen - See what happens when two climbers show up to climb one of the biggest frozen waterfalls in Canada -- but it isn't completely frozen. The climbing is technical—all 1,000 feet of it — but it’s the giant slabs of ice breaking free beside the route that makes the climbers very nervous.

Progression World Cup - An insightful and entertaining look at the intensely competitive world of top-class indoor rock climbing.

To The Rainbow - Paul Pritchard was one of Britain’s most talented climbers in the late 1980s. A head injury received while climbing the Totem Pole in Tasmania left Paul with severe injuries and partly disabled. Now, 13 years on, he makes an emotional return to climbing – on The Rainbow in North Wales.

As well as climbing flicks, there will be a selection of other brilliant mountain based films featuring mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, whitewater kayaking and speed flying (a cross between paragliding and skiing including some incredible aerial footage as they descend Mont Blanc). Full details of the film programme at each venue, as well as more information and how to buy tickets can be found at http://www.banff-uk.com

UK tour dates include:

• 29 January Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow
• 3 & 4 February Union Chapel, Islington, London
• 6 February Theatre By The Lake, Keswick
• 11 February Komedia Club, Brighton
• 13 February Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester
• 18 & 21 February Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
• 20 February Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

As well as seeing some great films, you can also win some great nightly prizes as well as go in the draw to win a 7 day Mont Blanc trek. A bar will be open at all screenings before the films and during intermission.

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