Don Letts – The Rebel Dread

22nd December 2018

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Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honored at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival. In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.

He came to notoriety in the late 70’s as the DJ that single handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was whilst as a DJ at the first punk club ‘The Roxy’ in 1977, that made his first film ‘The Punk Rock Movie’ w/ Sex Pistols, The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for an diverse 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 Clash and George Clinton. His most recent documentary was for Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘New’ project. Feature films include the legendary Jamaican movie  1997’s ‘Dancehall Queen’.

Along with his autobiography ‘Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers’ released in 2007 Don was also the subject 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 DJs nationally and internationally.

Pop Up on the Pier

The Village Popup are proud to announce a brand new event on one of Southsea’s most iconic landmarks.

Popup on the Pier will feature a unique independent traders markets with street food and drinks that is completely FREE and open to everyone.

The weekend will also feature some of the best local artists and bands all set on the deck of South Parade Pier.

Calamity Cratediggers & MA of Illustration: Fundraiser All-Dayer

Calamity Cratediggers and the Masters of Illustration have come together to bring you a collaboration of art and music, in one place, on one day.

The mission? To introduce you to local bands and artists at the same time as raising money to help the graduating Masters of Illustration from the University of Portsmouth put on a final year exhibition. This will be on the 1st of November.

There’s gonna be bands on all day, art, records both old and new, live art, a raffle and even a silent auction!

DOORS: 2pm ’till Late!

ENTRY: £4 OR £3 with valid Student I.D. BARGAIN!