Monday, 3 March 2014

Life's a Drag (a celebration)

Jeffrey Hinton is mainly known as a dj, in fact I credit him fully as inspiring me to take to the decks in the 80's. What you may not realize is that over the years Jeffrey has been an avid archivist amassing a collection of photographs and film as he goes about his life filled with interests around music, dance the arts and fashion. His life like mine (we were flat mates throughout the 80's btw along with milliner Stephen Jones) is a journey of curiosity across many creative disciplines. He does this with an open spirit, great humor and wonderful sense of community. Now then it has come to my attention of late that Jeffrey Hinton has been collating his archive, last year he unearthed and edited some of his film work at the ICA OFF-SITE exhibition at the Old Selfridges Hotel and V&A 'Club to Catwalk' fashion installation along with installation work and talks at the National Portrait Gallery. This year he is part of the BFI Flare: London LGBT film festival with 'Life's a Drag (a celebration) his most recent work which travels across previous decades to the present day.

Film clips...  from Life's a Drag, left Gay Bingo, right rare footage of drag artiste Rose Marie

Talk and screening on March 25th, 6.10pm... it's sold out already! 

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