Event

We Love 77 Closing Party

20 Mar 2010

Event times

5-10pm

Cost of entry

£3

WW Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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  • Buses: 38, 55, 243
  • Farringdon and Chancery Lane
  • Farringdon

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Party, Fashion Show, Auction & Freebies!

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As a final celebration of We Love 77, we warmly invite you to the Closing Party on Saturday 20 March 5-10pm... There will be music, a very cheap bar and the entertainment includes a 1977-inspired fashion show, an auction of We Love 77 signed collectables & fashion, a draw for Sardine & Tobleroni's '77 MC jacket and freebies too. There is a £3 charge on the door, proceeds to fund WW Projects (http://www.wwprojects.org/), a not-for-profit, artist-run organisation committed to supporting and nurturing artists and offering a diverse programme of exhibitions, events, residencies, educational projects and publications. > Very cheap bar, courtesy of Two Blind Pigs (http://twoblindpigs.com/) > Shock & Soul Fashion Show - One-off 1977-inspired designs by Happy Harriet & Oops. Vintage pieces by Shock & Soul. Styled & directed by Natalie Farouz. > Auction of We Love 77 signed collectables & fashion > Draw for Sardine & Tobleroni's customised & signed vintage 1977 MC jacket (£2 tickets on sale throughout the show) > Music & surprise guests... ABOUT THE SHOW > 'We Love 77' is a monumental art exhibition celebrating punk rock and features 77 bands painted by artist duo Sardine & Tobleroni, who describe their practice as ‘Conceptual Art Brut'. The 77 paintings include The Clash, X-ray Spex, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Buzzocks, The Raincoats, MC5, The Stooges, Patti Smith, New York Dolls, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sham 69, The Adverts, The Damned, Joy Division and Black Flag, to name a few. The launch party featured appearances from British punk icon Poly Styrene of X-ray Spex and a set from Don Letts; the TimeOut FT event featured Q&A with Zillah Minx, a screening of her film 'She's a Punk Rocker UK' and Nettie Baker reading from her new book (‘It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, memoirs of a Rock Star's Daughter 1974 - 1987'); film screenings also included: The HIstory of the Clash, Don Letts' PUNK:attitude and X-ray Spex Live at the Roundhouse 2008. ABOUT WW GALLERY > This exhibition is curated and organised by Debra Wilson & Chiara Williams of WW Gallery (www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com), a not-for-profit, artist-run project space. Based primarily in a converted Victorian terrace house in Hackney, they also run off-site projects. For one month only 'We Love 77' is housed in the cavernous Merchant's Hall on Islington's Essex Road, tucked behind vintage clothing store Shock & Soul. FIND US > The exhibition is OPEN DAILY from Sat 20 Feb - Sun 21st March and is being held at WW Gallery's pop-up venue: The Merchant's Hall, 46 Essex Road, London N1 8LN (entrance on Packington Street) LAST CHANCE to see the show - Sunday 21 March 12-6pm

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