Topic: The Rock and Roll Public Library

Any Clash/BAD fans  in London or anyone  who can get down to London for a day by end of play of Saturday MUST go and see Mick Jones' exhibition of his stuff it's superb. Worth a visit to the smoke.

Masses of Clash memorabilia including stage wardrobe, letters from Strummer, early posters and photos, backdrops, BAD caps. Plus loads of stuff from his heroes from the Carry On team and Hancock thru to Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Plus Zulu, The Beatles, Punk, masses of magazines. Great way to spend an hour flicking through it all. Noah and I went down today and were very happy with the visit.


It's at a place called Chelsea Space, John Islip Street, Pimlico, round the back of the tate britain. Free entry.

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I was going to visit this archive over the Easter weekend and just didn't get to it. But this has persuaded me. Will do it this Saturday. I think that's the last day it's open. The photos of it last months The Word look amazing......includes the Wheel of Fortune that Carbon/Silicone use on stage to randomly select the next song to play.

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MICK JONES’ ROCK N ROLL PUBLIC LIBRARY:

2 ACKLAM ROAD, Portobello Road,
London, W10 5TY (020 7792 9626.)
Ladbroke Grove Underground.

18th July to 23rd August 2009,
11am-7pm. Wednesday-Sunday (free.)

Private View Wednesday 15th July 6-8pm.


Rock n Roll’ and ‘Public Library’ shouldn’t mix, one phrase is brash, loud the other sedate and quiet. Yet these two cultures are about to collide. For the first time since the 1850 Library Act that much loved British institution the public library is about gain a loud, revolutionary 21st Century companion.

The Rock n Roll Public Library is Mick Jones’s (The Clash, B.A.D, Carbon Silicon) direct artistic challenge to the likes of the corporate 02 British Music Experience. Rather than let his creative legacy atrophy Jones is ’transforming’ his own archive of near 10.000 artefacts into one unique ‘guerrilla-library.’ Set under the Westway motorway in 3000 sq.ft of former office space, Jones’s five-week civic endeavour will also encourage visitors to enrol, interact with the archive-exhibition (Jones began collecting well before he formed The Clash in 1976 to eventual international success, as such it forms an invaluable guide to the influences that informed Jones as a pop-artist). Also uniquely by request users will be able to scan (courtesy Genus, U.K distributor of the Book2net Kiosk) certain objects and via memory stick carry them away. Please note visitors to the world’s first, resolutely alternative, Rock n Roll Public Library shouldn’t expect peace and quiet.

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where's that Jamie reid  exhibit in Leeds someone posted the other day i fancy that one again

I like dead musicians ,not live music.

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http://www.templeworksleeds.com/2012/05 … d-kingdom/

He’s walked back to his youth and hymned the young man he was with knowing affection, despite the rain of bitter knowledge manhood has inevitably brought him.

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Thanks Luxury  think i'm going tomorrow .is it near Elland rd ?

I like dead musicians ,not live music.

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It's near Lorimer's pub.

Call me up in dreamland. Radio to me man.

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Harvest wrote:

It's near Lorimer's pub.

Cheers Harvest think i have an idea

I like dead musicians ,not live music.

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