Image of the Day Archive: July
The Chap Olympiad
Running annually from 2005, The Chap Olympiad has become Britain’s most eccentric sporting event, attracting Londoners to this now famous celebration of athletic ineptitude and immaculate trouser creases. Hosted by The Chap Magazine (a monthly journal celebrating tweeds, hat doffing and Martinis) and Bourne and Hollingsworth (the fellows behind Blitz Party and Prohibition), The Chap Olympiad is an eye-catching spectacle, full of oddball elegance and quirky panache.
by Nick Cunard
Aracadia Stage Glastonbury 2011
Arcadia are an experimental company who take military scrap and turn it on its head to create positive environments for the purpose of celebrating life by incorporating circus acts, special effects and cutting edge technologies to create a huge, 360 degree show.
by Ian Hunter
Rude Boy style, 2 Tone. A member of the Specials, UK 1980
Today in 1981 The Specials had their second and final UK No.1 single with ‘Ghost Town’. Despite being a song about Coventry, the band chose to film the video of themselves driving a Vauxhall Cresta around some empty London streets.
Today in 1969, The Rolling Stones gave a free concert in London’s Hyde Park before an audience of 250,000, as a tribute to Brian Jones who had died two days earlier. Mick Jagger read an extract from Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Adonais’ and released 3,500 butterflies; it was also guitarist’s Mick Taylor’s debut with the Stones, King Crimson, Family, The Third Ear Band, Screw and Alexis Korner’s New Church also appeared on the day.
by Chris Morris