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Steve Strange on the Door at the Blitz © Terry Smith/BlitzClub /LucyBellGallery

Blitz kids at Lucy Bell

Lucy Bell Gallery is exhibiting some rarely seen photographs by Terry Smith of the Blitz Kids era. This was a club hosted by Steve Strange and Rusty Egan on Tuesday nights in Covent Garden and went some way in launching the New Romantics Movement. This is a personal report by Janet Lyon about the time she worked there with Steve, “a young guy from Wales with a huge imagination”.

Posted 17:18 Thursday, May 31, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Ashes to Ashes Blitz Club Boy George David Bowie GeorgeO'Dowd Janet Lyon Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery New Romantics Rusty Egan Steve Stange Terry Smith
© Andrew Catlin

Rock Contacts on film

The Lucy Bell Gallery is showing contact sheets of famous rock musicians. The contact sheet is an unedited sequence of negatives or roll of film that provides a behind-the-scenes history of a photograph. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see them and found them fascinating.

Posted 15:05 Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Carintha West David Bowie Don Humstein Lucy Bell Lucy Bell Gallery Sinead O'Connor
David Bowie, Ashes to Ashes_Danny Pockets

Pockets by the sea

Danny Pockets is well known in Hastings and beyond our boundaries. He is an artist, video maker and sculptor, as well as a visual historian and a psycho-geographer:  documenting and walking into the faded, battered, disappearing social history of the every day. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths had  heard of Pockets and his nostalgic shop fronts series but the first images she saw were of  that strong, sculptural work horse of a construction, Hastings pier.

Posted 12:19 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 In: Visual Arts Tags: Blackshed Gallery David Bowie David Pockets Hastings Joe Meek Lauris Morgan-Griffiths pancreatic cancer

Pin-Ups: David Bowie comes to Norman Road

David Bowie died one year ago. His death was the first of many from the performing arts during 2016, but also the one for which the public reaction around the world was the most intense. An exhibition of photographs of him across nearly 50 years has just opened at the Lucy Bell Gallery in Norman Road. Toby Sargent went to the preview last Saturday.

Posted 11:49 Monday, Jan 9, 2017 In: Visual Arts Tags: Barrie Wentzell Dave Hogan David Bowie Dobbin Fernando Aceves Geoff MacCormack Ian Dickson Janet Macoska Lucy Bell Gallery Mark Mawston Mick Rock Ray Stevenson Rockarchive Stefan Wallgren Steve Rapport Terry Pastor
Will Brooker dressed as Bowie in Labyrinth

Being Bowie film premiere in Hastings

“I spent a day filming on the beach in Hastings where Bowie shot ‘Ashes to Ashes’, and walked around the seafront wearing the full Pierrot make-up. I got some very funny looks but for the most part, people were very English and just didn’t say anything.” Hear more anecdotes from Professor Will Brooker when he launches The Electric Palace cinema’s annual Summer Music Season on 11 June with a very special WORLD EXCLUSIVE film premiere of his film, Being Bowie: Act 1 on Saturday 11 June, says Annie Waite.

Posted 06:39 Monday, Jun 6, 2016 In: Film Tags: Annie Waite Batman cinema Cinema Journal David Bowie David Quantick Electric Palace Emmy award Hastings labyrinth Let's Dance Summer Music Season Will Brooker
Image of man in spacesuit

Caught on camera

Step inside the Electric Palace cinema for a projection of handmade 8mm cine films by local filmmaker Ben Barton. These short, nostalgic films reveal a world of Hollywood glamour, fairytales, undead brides, dancing insects and lost home movies from the British seaside, writes

Posted 22:56 Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 In: Film Tags: 8mm cinefilm Annie Waite Ben Barton Ben Barton Gibson Blackstar David Bowie Electric Palace Electric Palace cinema Hastings London Independent Film Festival NASA
Kevin Cummins

Rock Icons

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, The Who and Jimi Hendrix are all temporarily residing on Norman Road.  Icons now, they weren’t back in the 1960s, as they started off on their strasophere-defying career paths.  But icons need images and images need photographers -and these photographers were contemporaries of their subjects; friends, hanging out, taking photos, up close and personal. And as the rock scene took off, the artists’ images were in great demand – and still are.   HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to remind herself of those days and these, now, Rock Icons – the photographers and the rock stars.

Posted 15:24 Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 In: Photography Tags: Brian Duffy David Bowie Eric Swayne George Harrison Keith Moon Keither Richard Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery Mick Jagger Patti Boyd Sheila Rock
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