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Saturday 30 April at 7:00 pm - Sunday 1 May at 1:00 am£10
Don Letts – Rebel Dread (Film screening/Q&A/DJ Set)
Described as a ‘cultural commentator, filmmaker, musician and raconteur’, first generation black Briton Don Letts was at the Centre of the great cultural crossover between punks and Rastas in 1976 and 1977 as The Roxy Club’s resident DJ,
He went on to become part of The Clash’s inner circle, helped John Lydon to find Jamaican reggae acts to sign to Virgin, forged a career as a pop promo director, founded Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones and won a Grammy for his documentary Westway to the World: The Story of the Clash.
Don’s eventful life story is told in a new documentary, Rebel Dread, which draws on extensive footage – much of it previously unseen – from his own archive, to explore this great coming together of disaffected youth in Thatcher’s Britain, against a backdrop of racism and unemployment.