SUMMER MUSIC SEASON 2016: special guests, anarchy and dogs!

David Quantick introduces music films including Bowie, Fela Kuti, Jordan, Malcolm McLaren, Laurie Anderson and more.

We kicked off the season in June with a very special premiere screening of Being Bowie: Act 1, and coming up before the end of September we have five more special music-themed events for you.

David-Quantick.jpegWe are delighted to have renowned music journalist and comedy writer, David Quantick (pictured, left) as a fan of our cinema. His name is now synonymous with this season!

Once again David's joining us to host many of the events. Expect some amusing anecdotes about the bands featured in our music-themed films. We can also help David celebrate his recent Emmy award, for his work writing the hit comedy series about American politics, Veep.

 This year's Summer Music Season line-up:

James BookerBayou Maharajah

Saturday 23 July, 8pm

This roller coaster portrait film explores the life and music of piano legend James Booker (pictured, right), who Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced".


Thursday 4 August, 11am, Friday 5 and Sunday 7 August, 8pm

Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy lover of music and opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer...

Anarchy! The McLaren Westwood Gang - Plus Q&A hosted by Ted Polhemus with punk’s anti-heroine, Jordan aka Pamela Rooke

27 August, 7.30pm film and Q&A / 28 August, 8pm: film only

We are really excited to have Jordan (aka Pamela Rooke) coming to the Electric Palace - noted for her work with Vivienne Westwood and the SEX boutique in the mid-1970s. Jordan was a fixture at many of the early Sex Pistols performances. Her style and dress sense made her a highly visible icon of the London punk subculture; along with Johnny Rotten, Soo Catwoman and Siouxsie Sioux, she is credited with creating the W10 London punk look.

Joining Jordan in conversation is Ted Polhemus, social commentator, lecturer, author and photographer. They will introduce this vibrant film about Malcolm McLaren, the real birth of the Sex Pistols and a history of European Anarchism. Tickets: Saturday film with Q&A £9/10, Sunday film only, £6/7.

Heart of a Dog

Thursday 8 September, 11am & 8pm

"Hello, little bonehead. I'll love you forever." So begins musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson's hypnotic cinematic journey through love, death and language - and anecdotes about her dog. Anderson’s late husband Lou Reed also makes a brief appearance in the footage.

Finding Fela

Saturday 10 September: 8pm

Fela Anikulapo Kuti created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. A potent message for today's world.



Tickets are available in advance online from this website, or on the door.
Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.

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