In 1995 Tom Hunter set off from a squatted street in Hackney with a group of friends in an old double decker bus, loaded with muesli, Sosmix, baby-foot table and a sound system. Fuelled by selling egg butties, veggie burgers and beer, their journey took them through folk festivals in France, teknivals in Czech Republic, hippie gatherings in Austria and beach parties in Spain. Le Crowbar Café became an oasis for a nomadic party community hungry for all night food and a break from the hardcore techno.
‘Le Crowbar’ paints a vivid picture of friends on a journey, exploring new horizons and ways of living on the road, in the wake of the introduction of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.
'Inspirational Women of North-East England' and 'Love From, Women' exhibitions
Saturday 11 January - Thursday 20 February 2014
Enjoy two complimentary exhibitions at Crown Street Art Gallery. Inspirational Women of North-East England: Past, Present, Future
'Inspirational Women of the North East' is a portrait exhibition
featuring the work of photographers Bryony Bainbridge and Kami Dodds,
celebrating the achievements of women who have played a vital role
within the North East, including politician Mo Mowlam, suffragette Emily
Davison and explorer Gertrude Bell, alongside women who are currently
achieving in different fields of activity, from sport to medicine. The
exhibition celebrates the many women whose lives and work have made a
vital contribution to our region. Some of them are famous names, others
have been forgotten or have received little recognition.
IWNE is a collaborative project that would not have been possible
without the support, skills and time of volunteers, and the generosity
of sponsors. Local engagement via social media and the press has been a
crucial part of the project, and many women feature here as a result of
public nomination. You can nominate your inspirational women on their
website www.iwne.org/, which also contains resources for schools.
Love from, Women WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU TO BE A WOMAN? This
exhibition from artist Holly Pines, who seeks to challenge traditional
visual representations of women. Holly encourages women to represent
themselves as they choose, by submitting a photograph of themselves and
telling the world what it means for them to be a woman. The responses
of ten different women are included in this exhibition.
Special exhibitions event Monday 10 February 6.30pm No entrance charge
the above exhibitions, find out more from those involved and enjoy some
great entertainment. Artist Holly Pines will provide a short talk on
her on the Love from, Women project, Vane Women will share their poetry
and we hope to confirm talks on the Inspirational Women of North-East
England, and a Weardale based photography project that's currently