We’re delighted to announce a cracking line up for the opening gig for the Eyes All Around opening on Friday 6th May. We are proud to present the legendary Bob Collins with his band The Full Nelson, ably supported by punk poet and gentleman raconteur Unlucky Fried Kitten and the hypnotic Joe Cottiss.
All are welcome to the opening of the Eyes All Around exhibition, which takes place between 6:30 and 8:00 pm at the Brook Theatre Gallery, and we’d be delighted if you would join us for this gig just down the road afterwards, from around 8:30.
We’ve had a few questions about this coming Friday, so it seems like a good idea to post a potted itinerary. Plus, we’ve got some news. Our regular readers will all by now be aware of the exhibition Two Sides of the Same Coin (see Eyes passim) that opens between 6:30 and 8:00 pm on Friday 4th February at the Brook Theatre in Chatham. This preview, to which you are all invited, is just the first half of what promises to be a belter of an evening. From 8:30 pm we have a stunning line up of live music at the Nag’s Head in Rochester. Wheels and Lupen Crook will be sharing the bill, and we’re delighted to announce that they are being joined by very special guest Dave Read, formerly the front man with local legends The Claim, and one of the finest songwriters we can think of. So there.
The exhibition itself showcases the stunning work of artist Daisy Parris, supported by photographer Phil Dillon. It’s about local influences and talent and is as much about the fellow creatives the work points up as it is the artists themselves. Ultimately though, it’s about Medway, its culture and its catalysts.
Daisy and Phil will be on Fizzer’s radio show on Radio Sunlight tomorrow night from 8pm, as indeed will Wheels. There’s also an exclusive and refreshing interview with Daisy at the Medway Broadside.
Friday 3rd October 2008 saw the opening of the first Medway Eyes collaborative exhibition at the Brook Theatre Gallery in Chatham. The work involved in organising an exhibition is immense. When so many people are involved, the shortlisting alone can take forever. Before anything even makes it onto the walls there’s decision-making, printing, measuring, glass-cutting, framing, promotion, more measuring, headaches and, in the case of this exhibition, carpentry. Luckily, Jack Picknell had that covered.
Look At Medway featured the work of 19 local photographers. We were overwhelmed by the volume of traffic through the door on the opening night, and it and remains the most visited exhibition ever hosted at the Brook Theatre.
Special thanks to Ben Jones, Burn Paper Tigers and Groovy Uncle for playing cracking sets on the opening night too.
You can see the exhibition HERE.