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Helen Billinghurst: Red hunting in Soho

22 Jun 2019

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2-3:30pm

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FREE. Events are free but places are limited. Please contact the gallery to book a place.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Nearest Metro station: Monument
  • Nearest Railway station: Newcastle Central

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As part of 'Dear Christine' Helen Billinghurst will deliver a psychogeographical report on the three locations in Soho important to the narrative of Keeler's life and the Profumo Affair. The report will also comment on the lost landscape of Sixties Soho and compare this with the Soho of today.

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Helen Billinghurst will deliver a psychogeographical report, with photographic images, on the three locations in Soho important to the narrative of Keeler’s life and the Profumo Affair. These will include Murray’s Cabaret Club, where Keeler met Stephen Ward; The Flamingo Club (which played an important role in the development of British rhythm and blues and jazz and where a fight broke out between two of Keeler’s lovers which ultimately led to the Profumo revelations) and The Establishment club where Lewis Morley shot the iconic ‘chair’ photograph of Keeler in 1963. The report will give an emotive feedback in response to the locations as well as commenting on the lost landscape of Sixties Soho and comparing this with the Soho of today. A Q&A will follow, discussing the report, Helen’s work and psychogeography in general.

Helen Billinghurst is a practising interdisciplinary artist. She has recently completed a doctorate in performance, exploring how to combine studio practice with walking in the landscape.

'Dear Christine' is curated by Fionn Wilson and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Curators

Fionn Wilson

Exhibiting artists

Helen Billinghurst

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