Born in 1939, Richard Serra is one of the most significant artists of his generation. His groundbreaking sculpture explores the exchange between artwork, site, and viewer. He has produced large-scale, site-specific sculptures for architectural, urban, and landscape settings spanning the globe, from Iceland to New Zealand. Earlier this year, he conceived Promenade, a course of five steel sculptural elements towering seventeen meters
just before the official opening of the faceculture exhibition, for those that missed the private viewing last night, the show runs until 7th April, at The Art Cafe, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, England.
If your a fan of northern soul or disco music then Wigan Casino is your Mecca. Between 1973 and 1981 the ballroom was ‘the best disco in the world’, a fact cemented by an award from american magazine ‘Billboard’ ahead of New York’s Studio 54. Wigan Casino was the name of the last incarnation of a Wigan ballroom called the Empress. Local DJ Russ Winstanley and Wigan Casino manager Mike Walker approached the lease owner to run all-nighters there. At 2 am in the early hours of Sunday, 23 September 1973, Wigan Casino opened its doors for its first ever Northern Soul all-nighter, with Winstanley as the DJ. Soul performers that performed there include Jackie Wilson, Edwin Starr and Junior Walker… Young people from all over the UK regularly made the trek to Wigan Casino to hear the latest northern soul artists and to dance. Queues to get in were sometimes five or six people deep, and stretched back for 2 hours.
This England, a TV documentary about the venue and this fascinating sub culture, was filmed in 1977, check it out above.