Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Viva La Muralists!

We have great pleasure in inviting Michael Barnes-Wynters to The Museum of Club Culture to detonate our series of cultural events and exhibitions.

Viva La Muralists! A Doodlebug sharing of Cross Platform Street Art Interventions with Manchester's Barney Doodlebug
on Friday 19 November at 7.00pm

Manchester based artist and event producer Michael Barnes-Wynters (aka Barney) has curated leading edge cultural initiatives for the past 20 years ranging from nightclub promotion to doodlebug live painting events and the noiselab part of noise festival.

Doodlebug was born in 1991 as a creative platform for its culturally diverse Northwest based artists, musicians, performers and DJs. Doodlebug's debut event in '94 presented the unknown DJ Shadow and DJ Krush...headz session(mo wax records). During this time Doodlebug provided a platform for unknown artists the likes of as Mr. Scruff, Andy Votel and Alison David to develop and explore their creative practices.

its annual celebration of visual/street arts known as International Doodlebug Day-Viva La Muralists! IDD ( 99-06), held simultaneously in Manchester, London and Tokyo, IDD nurtured talent the likes of Pete Fowler and gave rise to the scrawl collective whilst introducing the UK’s first street art expo at Urbis, Manchester in 2003, which moved onto the Tate Modern in 2008.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Captain Zip presents

Captain Zip will introduce and screen his 1970's punk scene movies filmed down the Kings Road
on Thursday 25th November, 2010. Doors open 6.30pm
Screening starts 7pm

Phil Munnoch aka Captain Zip has made some 200 films on 8mm and Super 8 since he was a boy in the 1960s, ranging from records of events taking place in 1960s London to recent films of London’s S&M scene.
Munnoch/Captain Zip had become involved in London’s punk scene and decided to start filming it for posterity. He reports spending every spare weekend filming on the Kings Road, where this footage was taken. While the punk scene was the subject of much television reportage and some independent film making, 'The Captain Zip Video Trip' is unusual in focussing exclusively on the everyday grassroots punk scene from the viewpoint of those directly involved. These vibrant time capsules of one of the most colourful explosions of expression the streets of England have witnessed were largely edited in-camera and have become an important social history resource enabling an inspiring form of time travel to a less politically censored age.
Captain Zip's films are a part of The British Film Institute National Film and Television archive.

Captain Zip will introduce the programme