Punk is dead! Long live the New Romantics!
Rising from the nihilistic ashes of the punk movement in the late 1970s, a fresh crowd of flamboyant fashionistas, who would later be christened the New Romantics, began to materialize on the streets of East London. Repositioning the New Romantics as an art movement rather than an exclusively pop-cultural one, the focus is shifted onto the diversity of work being made by the lesser-celebrated, yet equally influential contributors to the scene.
Contains flashing images/strobing. The Screening will be followed by a New Romantics set from DJ Jim Carna for a party in the bar. Dig out your frilly shirts and dress to impress!
Horseplay Club DJ Jim Carna very much regrets taking a DJ name that doesn’t work out of context of equestrian wordplay. He’s the dark horse of Bristol’s Horseplay jockeys and had a passion for the New Romantics since he was young, cutting the lyrics of Spandau Ballet songs out of Smash Hits to slip within the sleeves of his 7-inches, and arguing in the playground as to whether Nick Rhodes or John Taylor had the better hair. He’s looking forward to bringing the Blitz club vibes to the Watershed as long as his frilly cuffs don’t get in the way of his mixing…