Archive for November, 2007

C.A.F. in Hastings

by Modculture 21 November, 2007

If you happen to be in the Hastings area on Friday 7th December, it’s worth checking out C.A.F.

After a short lay-off, the night is back, offering Classic & Rare Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Club & Northern Soul, Funk & Hammond Heavy Dancefloor Jazz, courtesy of Ian ‘Rowly’ Rowland, Southern Sam and a guest DJ. All on original vinyl obviously.

It’s free entry and it’s at Bar Cherrybomb, Robertson Street, Hastings, 8pm until 2am.

Email Rowly for further details

Last-ever FAB in London

by Modculture 21 November, 2007

With the New Untouchables starting a new club night starting at the Epicurean Lounge on 19th January 2008, another one ends.

FAB opens it’s doors for the very last night this Saturday 24th November. The last night features the Actionettes dance troupe + DJs Dr Robert & guests Niamh Lynch & Pat Long, spinning Underground 60s dance gems from 9pm until 3am at The Venue, 229 Great Portland St, London W1 (Opp Gt Port tube station).

Admission is £8.

Find out more at the New Untouchables website

The London Nobody Knows (1967)

by Modculture 21 November, 2007

I’ve just had word that a real lost gem is coming to DVD – The London Nobody Knows.

Dating from 1967, this documentary is headed up by James Mason, who takes a look at the ‘underside’ of the city, including many places long since demolished. It’s due for release on 3rd March as part of a package that also includes Les Bicyclettes De Belsize, a 1968 short about a young man who falls in love with a model, filmed around the Hampstead area of London.

More details on the package when we have it. In the meantime, enjoy a clip of The London Nobody Knows below:

Via Cinedelica

Smashing Time on the big screen

by Modculture 18 November, 2007

We mentioned this a while back, but just to remind you, Smashing Time is showing at the NFT in London this Tuesday – and we’ve just had it confirmed that Rita Tushingham will be introducing the movie.

It is showing as part of a mini tribute to the recently-departed George Melly, with Smashing Time (scripted by Melly) showing on the first night – the classic swinging London movie, with Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave heading down to Carnaby Street from ‘up north’ for money and modelling careers. Fame and fortune finally arrives unexpectedly – but is it really what they want?

And if you want more Melly, a second screening features Melly on the Telly, the pick of the man on the small screen, including Milligan ‘N’ Melly (1973), Recollections (1985) and It’s Your Funeral ( 2001)

Smashing Time shows on Tuesday 20th November at 6:15pm and Melly on the Telly at 8:45pm, both at NFT 1.

Find out more about the screenings at the BFI website

Boss Sounds Reggae Festival

by Modculture 18 November, 2007

If you happen to be in the north east over the weekend of 23rd – 25th November, it might be worth picking up tickets for the Boss Sounds Reggae Festival in Newcastle.

The event is promoted by Newcastle’s ‘Jumpin Hot Club’  in association with Trojan Records which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. The line-up is pretty impressive, including Prince Buster, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Alcapone, as well as some top-notch DJ support from the likes of Massive Attack’s Daddy G, Trojan Sound System and Rob Da Bank.

There’s also Jamaican food and photographic exhibitions around the venue. See the website for full details and running order, with tickets available to order here.

Find out more at the Jumpin Hot Club website