Friday, February 12, 2016 - 19:00 to Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 02:00
Sign of the Times celebrates the launch of the book of the same name a celebration of the early 90s.
Sign of the Times will be presenting a night of 90s musical nostalgia but also paying it forward to the youth of today with the grass roots charity London Village Network and London's hottest young musical collective Raw Art Rare Essence with neo soul , spoken word, hip hop and dance
The night will start with a book signing of the limited editon book and then at 8pm Martyn Passey will read his moving poem that he wrote on the last night of Shoom that Sign of the Times Kensington Market purchased and gave out for free in the shop back in 1989
From 7-12pm Scottish Paul from Piebury Corner will be playing the 90s on 45rpm vinyl that he has extensively collected over the years and Paul Backstage Sluts will finish with a 90s mash up.
9pm -11pm - Raw Art Rare Essence will be performing a scorching musical revue of the latest neo soul, hip hop , dance and spoken word performed in a tight revue format.
11-12.30 Andy Blake from World Unknown will be playing a heavy Balearic set of old and new tunes
12.30 -2am: a very special guest wll be playing Acid House and Balearic tunes so we can all party together.
Sign of the Times where everyone is a V.I.P - There is a voluntary £5 contribution towards costs with profit going to the London Village Network Charity a grass roots charity working with and inspiring young people
For guest list email Fiona: firstname.lastname@example.org
Musical Mindz a youth musical organisation have kindly agreed to help with musical production on the night .
Rod from Bubble Vision lighting will be using original Sign of the Times slides for visuals
Sign of the Times book published by Wild Life Press: HERE
Friday 12 February - 7 pm - 2pm
Red Gallery 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
SIGN OF THE TIMES by Fiona Cartledge
Sign of the Times is a celebration of the London based boutique and parties run by Fiona Cartledge during the early ‘90’s. Beginning as a stall on Camden Market, Sign of the Times soon opened in Kensington Market, Hyper Hyper in Kensington and finally as a boutique in Covent Garden.
Stocking the latest club wear and fanzines it became a hit with London’s nightlife community and a popular stop-off for stylists including Isabella Blow, Katy England and Katie Grand to name a few. Fiona was also instrumental in developing and nurturing new graduate talent, and emerging designers at the time.
The legendary series of Sign of the Times club nights began in 1990 drawing many influential British DJs, including Mark Moore, Danny Rampling, Paul Daley, The Chemical Brothers, Justin Robertson & Sasha.
Paul Shobbrook’s original flyer artwork and art direction for Sign of the Times became one of the defining graphic style’s of the era and is still instantly recognizable today.
The cream of the fashion, music and art scenes were regular attendees at both the parties & boutique, including Leigh Bowery, Alexander McQueen, Bobby Gillespie, Kylie Minogue, Tricky and Bjork.
Photography: Jeremy Deller, Rankin, Mark Lebon, Dave Swindells.
Interviews: Fiona Cartledge, Jeremy Deller & Joe Bates by Charlie Porter and James Anderson.
DJ charts: Mark Moore, Jon Pleased Wimmin, Danny Rampling & Justin Robertson.
Softbound 8.25 x 10.5 inches, 149 pages, 120 colour photos and graphics
Limited edition of 250 copies: HERE
To buy book: HERE