Off the Record: Album Cover Art 1950 – 2000 talk – Thursday 30th March

I am delighted that we have persuaded our own Art Historian Rupert Dickens to entertain us on Thursday 30th March at the club! A summary of what is in store for us as follows:

Some of the most iconic images of the 20th century were created, not for galleries or private patrons, but for record sleeves. The zebra crossing immortalised on the cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road is the site of a pilgrimage for people traveling thousands of miles to recreate this famous scene. Album covers have been adorned by Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Richard Hamilton and a host of lesser-known artists and designers. We will explore the art of the album cover and reveal the close connections between visual and musical creativity in this vibrant period of popular culture.

Sounds great – and its free…..and the bar will be open! See you from 7.15, with Rupert coming on stage at 7.30…just turn up – family and friends welcome!