A Little Summer of Love…

PYMCA Photographer Dave Swindells is showing a selection of his classic Acid House and Rave images this Saturday at Westbourne Studios.

A Little Summer of Love

A visual art exhibition at Westbourne Studios celebrating the early years of acid house kicks off with a very special event on Saturday 30 June which is also the launch party for a superb compilation of classic British house on Strut Records.

Saturday 30 June
7pm-2.30am; free before 9pm, £8 after (incl £3 donation to music charities)
Westbourne Studios
242 Acklam Road, London W10 5JJ.  Westbourne Park tube.

The event presents the graphic art of Dave Little and the nightlife photography of Dave Swindells. The launch party will feature live performance of ‘Voodoo Ray’ by A Guy Called Gerald featuring Diane Charlemagne, as well as DJs Noel Watson (Delirium), Kid Batchelor (Bang The Party, Confusion), Hannah Holland and Dan Beaumont (Paris Acid Ball, Bastard Batty Bass) and other pioneering house DJs.
There will also be a private preview of Gordon Mason’s acclaimed documentary film ‘They Call It Acid’.

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See more of Dave Swindells Acid House and Rave Photos at PYMCA

Dave Little
Dave Little created iconographic designs for flyers and posters, three of which are in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum. After studying Graphics & illustration he left Art College in the mid-‘80s, starting as a freelance designer at Rhythm King Records. Within a year he had designed some of the most enduring logos and flyers as well as the artwork for three number-one hits (including Bomb the Bass, S’Express) of the acid house era, many of which are archived alongside Jamie Reid’s Sex Pistols designs at the V&A.

Dave Swindells
Dave has documented the nightlife scene in London and beyond since 1984, as well as writing about it extensively as Nightlife Editor at Time Out from 1986-2008. His photographs have been featured in i-D, The Face, The Observer, Mixmag and many other publications worldwide as well as Time Out. In 2011 he produced ‘Spirit of Ibiza ’89’, an exhibition and a book published by {ourhistory}. The photographs were exhibited in London and Ibiza.

‘Richard Sen presents This Ain’t Chicago, the underground sound of UK house and acid 1987-1991’, is released by Strut Records on June 25. The sleeve notes and photography are by Dave Swindells.


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