Theatre & Grand VaultThe Old Courts
“…film-maker, musician, documentarist and cultural historian Don Letts has been, and still is, a catalyst for theminds and spirits of so many of us”- Jim Jarmusch
Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body ofwork from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in TheKitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honored at Brooklyn’s BAMfestival and The Milan Film festival. In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To TheWorld’.
He came to notoriety in the late 70’s as the DJ that single handedly turned a whole generation of punks ontoreggae. It was whilst as a DJ at the first punk club ‘The Roxy’ in 1977, that made his first film ‘The Punk RockMovie’ w/ Sex Pistols-The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for andiverse mix of artists ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley.
He then moved into documentary work making films on the likes of Gil Scot-Heron, The Jam, Sun Ra, The Clashand George Clinton. His most recent documentary was for Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘New’ project. Feature filmsinclude the legendary Jamaican movie 1997’s ‘Dancehall Queen’.
Along with his autobiography ‘Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers’ released in 2007 Don was also thesubject of the documentary film ‘Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread’ in 2010.He currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music called ‘Culture Clash Radio’ and still DJ”snationally and internationally.
This event takes place over 2 floors of the The Old Courts: our Theatre (Seated, Entrance 4) and Grand Vault(Standing, Entrance 3.)
Please make sure you have selected the correct ticket at checkout – DJ Set (DJ set only) – Entry to Grand Vault Event only. Book Tour & DJ Set – Entry to Theatre & Grand Vault Event.
Approx. stage times:
Venue: Theatre (Ent 4) |Seated Event | Don Lett’s Book Tour: There And Black Again
Don Letts: There And Black Again: 19:30 – 20:15
Venue: Grand Vault (Ent 3) | Standing Event | Don Letts DJ Set
Support TBA: 20:30 – 21:15
Don Letts DJ Set: 21:30 – 23:00
More about ‘There And Black Again’:
“The lesson that the filmmaker Don Letts’ autobiography can teach modern Britain is a simple one. Never limityourself. Letts did not allow himself to be fully defined by his colour, nationality or even his Rastafarianism.That helped him play a part in the unification of the punk and reggae scenes. In doing so, he helped racerelations in this country no end.”(The Independent)
“Vivid autobiography from the Grammy award winning filmmaker, friend of the The Clash and Bob Marley, DJand co-founder of Big Audio Dynamite.”(Observer Music Monthly)
Performance Time: 7:30pm
Age Suitability & Warning: Over 14 with Adult
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