As part of their on-going ‘People and Street History’ plaques project, The Seven Dials Trust will unveil a plaque this April on the building where legendary London punk venue The ROXY Club was located, alongside a free photography exhibition.
When it opened, The ROXY Club was the only venue in London dedicated to promoting and supporting punk music from 1976-78 and renowned for launching the musical careers of several inspiring punk bands including The Clash, The Heartbreakers, The Police, The Damned, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Generation X, The Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, The Adverts, The Rejects and The Slits.
On Tuesday 25 April, the ROXY plaque will be unveiled at 41-43 Neal Street by a series of special guests, which will then be followed, on Wednesday 26 April, by a two-week free exhibition open to the public at 35-37 Neal Street.
The ‘Fear and Loathing at the ROXY’ exhibition, curated by artist and historian Jane Palm-Gold, will showcase iconic moments of The ROXY Club through a series of photographs and historic club posters from Derek Ridgers, Ray Stevenson, Jeremy Gibbs, Rebecca Hale and more.
The creatives of the ROXY, including Andrew Czezowski and his partner Susan Carrington, have recently launched the world’s first duography book earlier this year based on their personal experiences and memories of the infamous club including over 100 rare and previously unseen personal archive photos, flyers, artwork, media clippings and quotes. If you would like to get your hands on a signed copy, make sure you are following us on Twitter as we will be giving you the chance to win one very soon.
‘Fear and Loathing at the ROXY’ runs daily 11AM- 7PM from Wednesday 26 April to Wednesday 10 May at 35-37 Neal Street. Free entry.
Photo credits: Jeremy Gibbs
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