Legacy in the Dust - the Four Aces Story

6 Oct 2010 – 9 Oct 2010

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Cost of entry

Recommended donation £5-£8

BHVU Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 243, 76, 67, 149, 106, 73, 476
  • Dalston Kingsland
  • Train: overground to Rectory Rd ( LIv.St -Enfield) or Dalston Kingsland

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BHVU is pleased to present a four day screening event of Legacy in the Dust. The film traces the life and death of a club. In the 1960's Mr. Newton Dunbar came to the UK from Jamaica and founded the first Reggae-oriented music venue called ‘The Four Aces'. Situated in the heart of East London, for 33 years the club was home to some of the most influential black music and musicians of our time. It showcased new music genres such as Reggae, Ska, Jazz and Soul, performed at the time by artists including Desmond Decker, Jimmy Cliff, Count Shelly, Ann Peebles, Percy Sledge, Ben E King and Billy Ocean. On the audience side, the club opened its doors to The Clash, Chrissie Hynde, Bob Marley, The Slits, Sex Pistols, Marc Bolan and Bob Dylan, all of whom were later heavily influenced by the infectious pulsating rhythms that they had heard at ‘The Four Aces'. The film is currently unreleased and this pre-book only event will serve as a fundraiser to help raise the funds needed to clear rights to the music, archive film and photography that make this film so extraordinary. To book your place email : specifying the date you would like to attend: Wed, Thurs, Friday or Saturday ( late DJ night) Donations will be taken at the door

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