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The Partisan Coffee House May 2017

Four Corners Gallery: free admission

© Roger Mayne Archive / Mary Evans Picture Library

Exhibition runs Friday 5-Saturday 27 May 2017 (Closed Sundays and Mondays)

The fascinating story of the Partisan Coffee House, founded by radical historian Raphael Samuel, cultural theorist Stuart Hall and others.  The exhibition includes previously unseen photographs by renowned documentary photographer Roger Mayne, alongside printed materials, film clips and oral histories.


Thursday 11 May, 6.30pm - Partisan Coffee House: an 'anti-espresso bar'. An evening of discussion and debate on the cultural politics of the early New Left, with historians Madeleine Davis, Nick Beech and Mike Berlin. Book here

Saturday 20 May, 6.30pm - The Partisan Coffee House: an evening of music, song, poems and celebration. Join legendary poet, musician and artistic catalyst Michael Horovitz, with fellow performer and artist Vanessa Vie, in a musical-poetic invocation of the Partisan Coffee House. One of the key figures of the British poetry revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s, Horovitz regularly took part in poetic ‘happenings’ at the Partisan. Also appearing is Giles Leaman, sound artist and musical instrument inventor, formerly of the Penguin Café Orchestra. Book here

Tuesday 23 May, 6.30pmThe photography of Roger Mayne. The work of iconic British photographer Roger Mayne is discussed by Anna Douglas, curator of the major retrospective taking place at The Photographers Gallery. Book here

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