Method to the Madness
LEE PERRY, Ruts DC, U Roy, Jamiroquai, the Orb and Massive Attack are among the artists featured on this two CD compilation of productions by Neil Fraser, the Mad Professor.
For 25 years he has been producing reggae for his south London Ariwa label. This album starts with four track recordings made in his front room, before drifting through punky political reggae and dub to techno and trip hop.
A reminder of the fertile British reggae scene.
National Film Theatre
Sunday 31 July
CHRIS DOYLE is the cinematographer behind the distinctive looks of films such as Hero, Rabbit Proof Fence and 2046.
He will be giving a talk on his approach to film making.
Doyle’s images are dominated by his distinctive use of colour and light, and graceful camera movement.
This is a rare opportunity to hear Chris Doyle speak about his experiences, inspirations and unique approach.
It is also a great chance to see some of his own DVD footage which will illustrate the discussion.
by Jess Hurd
The Foundry, 2-21 August
THIS NEW exhibition by award winning photographer Jess Hurd charts the growth of resistance to war and capitalism around the world over the last few years.
Jess’s work is regularly published in Socialist Worker.
The exhibition is being displayed at the Foundry, 84-86 Great Eastern street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3JL.
There will be a preview party on Tuesday 2 August.
For more information go to www.jesshurd.com