NEW PLAQUE AND EXHIBITION WILL COMMEMORATE THE LEGENDARY ROXY CLUB, HOME OF PUNK, IN SEVEN DIALS
The Seven Dials Trust will unveil a plaque on Tuesday 25th April at 3pm to celebrate the iconic Punk era as part of its on-going People and Street History Plaques project. Marking forty years since the opening of the infamous ROXY Club, the legendary London venue will be celebrated through a plaque unveiling and free exhibition.
The ROXY Club was the only venue in London dedicated to promoting and supporting punk music from 1976-78 and renowned for launching the musical careers of famous punk bands including The Clash, The Damned, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Generation X, The Buzzcocks and The Slits.
At 3pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017, the ROXY plaque will be formally unveiled at 41-43 Neal Street, Seven Dials by special guests – to be announced. Interviews with some of the creators of the ROXY, including Roxy founders Andrew Czezowski and Susan Carrington, can be arranged on request. Andrew and Susan launched the world’s first duography book ‘The Roxy’ earlier this year, based on their personal experiences and memories of the club.
A free exhibition will run for two weeks from Wednesday 26th April – 10th May at 35-37 Neal Street, Seven Dials. Fear and Loathing at the Roxy will showcase iconic moments of music history being made at the ROXY, as seen through the lens of legendary photographers Derek Ridgers, Ray Stevenson and Jeremy Gibbs amongst others. Artist and historian Jane Palm-Gold has curated the exhibition.
Fear & Loathing at the ROXY exhibition
35-37 Neal Street, London, WC2H 9PR
Exhibition runs daily from Wednesday 26th April – Wednesday 10th May
11am – 7pm – Free entry
The plaque will be located at 41- 43 Neal Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9PJ.
THE SEVEN DIALS TRUST www.sevendials.com
The Seven Dial’s Trust’s colourful journey over more than 30 years has involved urban regeneration, battles against demolition, housing, history, architecture, conservation, horology, street improvements, lighting and much more. The Trust has established a fruitful partnership between the voluntary sector, local authorities and the private sector, driving complex, long-term projects to completion.
The Trust’s reconstruction of the Seven Dials Sundial Pillar (which they own) re-created a lost neighbourhood. Their work since then has assisted in the economic regeneration of what is now a thriving commercial and residential neighbourhood which has regained its unique identity in the centre of London. The Trust is a registered charity (No. 297350) and a company limited by guarantee. It is managed by a voluntary board of trustees.
The Seven Dials Trust’s People’s Plaques Project illuminates the history of the area through the installation of 29 plaques to individuals and institutions, from the Roxy to Lionel Lukin, inventor of the lifeboat. Download People’s Plaques Project Brochure
Seven Dials, situated between Soho and Covent Garden, is home to over 120 shops, including international flagships and concept stores, renowned beauty and grooming salons as well as over 50 vibrant cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs. The area comprises of Monmouth Street, Earlham Street, Neal Street, Shorts Gardens, Neal’s Yard, Endell Street, Shelton Street, Mercer Street and the Seven Dials monument. Combined with 2 luxury hotels, five theatres, two private members clubs, a large number of apartments and offices. Seven Dials is a unique retail and leisure destination in the heart of London.