LEGENDARY DJ DON LETTS TO APPEAR IN PETERBOROUGH


The Legendary Don Letts is set to appear at Charters Bar in Peterborough in May and tickets are now on sale.


Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70s through the 80s, 90s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honoured at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival.



In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary Westway To The World. He came to notoriety in the late 70s as the DJ that single-handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was whilst as a DJ at the first punk club, The Roxy in 1977, that he made his first film The Punk Rock Movie with The Sex Pistols, The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for a diverse mix of artists ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley.


He then moved into documentary work making films on the likes of Gil Scot-Heron, The Jam, Sun Ra, The Clash and George Clinton. His most recent documentary was for Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘New’ project. Feature films include the legendary Jamaican movie 1997’s ‘Dancehall Queen.



Along with his autobiography, Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers, released in 2007 Don was also the subject of the documentary film, Supersonic Sound: The Rebel Dread, in 2010.


He currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music called Culture Clash Radio and still DJ's nationally and internationally.

Eclectic Ballroom and Charters in Peterborough present Don Letts on Friday May 20 with support from Jimbob & Linksy (Signal) Pat Unwin (Beats On The Barge, Dig Deep) Jim Norton & Zed Malik (Eclectic Ballroom).


Doors are open 10pm to 3am. Tickets are available on Eventbrite priced £15, tickets on the door are subject to availability.


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