Archive for June, 2009

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair

by Modculture 25 June, 2009

With the first event being a success (over 700 paying punters through the door), the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair returns on Sunday 12th July 2009.

It takes place at The Old Sessions House, Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R ONA from 10:30am trade (£4 entry) or 11am public (£3 entry), running through to 5pm. For that, you get to take in 35 'quality' dealers from all over the UK & Europe, selling clothing from the 1800s-1980s for both men and women.

There's even an in-house tailor for alterations, an on-site cafe, some vintage tunes over the sound system, dancing exhibitions in the foyer and a vintage-inspired beauty parlour
Find out more at the Clerkenwell Fashion Fair website

History of the UK Jazz Dance Scene

by Modculture 25 June, 2009

It's been 10 years in the making, which just might give you an idea of the depth of From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz – The History of the UK Jazz Dance Scene.

The work of Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove and designed by one of our favourite artist/designers Swifty, this 290-page book looks at the evolution of black music and clubbing in the UK from the early 70s to the mid-90s, taking in the all-dayers, weekenders and clubs, including The Goldmine, Chaplins, Lacy Lady, Berlin, The Central, Chaplins, Crackers, Electric Ballroom and The Wag.

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Cult Clip: Outrigger in 1984

by Modculture 24 June, 2009

If you ever went to the Outrigger in the 1980s, you might appreciate this clip of the club, dating back to 1984.

Apparently from BBC Midlands Today, the film has been retrieved from an old video tape and given a new lease of life courtesy of YouTube. Even if you didn't go, it's still an interesting insight into the mod scene of the mid 80s.

Skaville at Filthy MacNastys

by Modculture 24 June, 2009

If you fancy taking in some ska – for free – in London, you need to check out Skaville at Filthy MacNastys.

Comprising of Nick Welsh (Selector and Bad Manners) and Louis Alphonso (Bad Manners), they'll be playing a selection of ska hits acoustically on Saturday 4th July at 68 Amwell Street, London EC1.

For more about the band, see above. Or just turn up on the night – you don't get value like this very often.

Filthy MacNastys website

Brighton Mod Weekender 2009

by Modculture 24 June, 2009

Just added to the events listings is the write-up and flyer for the New Untouchables' Brighton Mod Weekender 2009.

It takes place from 28th – 30th August 2009, offering 3 nights of entertainments, 2 allnighters, 4 live bands during the daytime events and a host of guest clubs plus a scooter ride out. There is also a launch of ‘I’m One’ (21st Century Mods) by Horst R Fredriechs (which we featured the other day), with 15ft prints of some of the images featured in the book on display on the wall of Sea Life next to the daytime events venue.

if you want to know more, check out the link below to the listing on the site.

Brighton Mod Weekender 2009 listing