Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Friday, 9 October 2015
The Glory presents
‘An Audience with Princess Julia’
'The first lady of London’s fashion scene’
‘Princess Julia has been out every night for the past 34 years’
‘A journey through London’s counter-culture scene’
‘An Audience with Princess Julia’ is a spoken word piece, taken from her own memoirs supported by short films and montage by her friend, DJ and similarly long-standing member of the club scene Jeffrey Hinton. Never one to dwell on the past she invites the inimitable drag and club personality of today, Jacqui Potato to create a performance inspired by her life and with a special guest to join her in conversation, ‘An Audience With Princess Julia’ is an inclusive, celebratory reminiscence of London’s glorious counter-culture tradition bought right up to date by it’s most enduring and much loved star.
Princess Julia would never boast to having seen ‘it all’ but she certainly has seen a lot in her very colourful life as a central figure on London’s underground club and fashion scene. From Punk in the mid 70’s to the New Romantics, Leigh Bowery’s club Taboo in the mid 80’s, The Blitz and through the rave scene of the 90’s to the present day. She remains the constant in a sea of change. Known as much for her own inspiring, flawless looks which themselves document the fashions of the day as for her music from her career as a DJ, her support for emerging creative talents, her work as a fashion and music journalist and for the force of her sheer personality alone; Princess Julia is uniquely placed to comment on how the city’s night-life has changed both aesthetically and musically and how it influenced the city’s wider culture and beyond.
Written and performed by Princess Julia
Film by Jeffrey Hinton
Directed by Jonny Woo
Set Design by Gary Card
Guest Performance from Jacqui Potato
Princess Julia’s wardrobe by Ed Marler and Ryan Lo
Writing Assistant Polly Rappaport
Art work supplied by Simon Nicholas Gray
Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/1701432820090951/
Thursday, 20 August 2015
It’s the age of insecurities, awkward firsts and growing pains; if only we knew then what we know now! To celebrate the release of The Coming of Age Issue, we’ve asked some of our favourite contributors to write a letter to their 16-year-old selves. Get nostalgic and pick up some pearls of wisdom, but always remember being grown up isn’t half as fun as growing up!
Thursday, 16 July 2015
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Friday, 8 May 2015
Monday, 9 March 2015
|Having a moment with Lulu!|
She first signed to Decca at the age of 14 and pretty swiftly became a sensation singing all those songs we know and love her for... Shout, To Sir With Love the list goes on, I liked it when she dueted with Bowie for The Man Who Sold The World lol. Cerys was really good at taking a trip down Lulu's memory lane bringing up her tv career highlights like when Jimi Hendrix decided to change tack on one of her shows launching into a Cream song by way of a dedication.
Lulu always saw herself as a singing artist-not a songwriter so this album is a bit of a revelation, both on a personal level and in the wider scheme of things. Writing with her brother Billy Lawrie Lulu has been witness to some great songwriters of our time, Elton John, Barry Gibb... Somewhere along the line she's subconsciously been taking notes because she's honed her own songwriting skills and let it be known Lulu can write a hook!
Her style is a bit blusey, her raspy soulful voice is well suited to her old style r 'n' b and she looks like she's rather enjoying herself. As she so aptly put it, 'It started with the music and it's ended with the music'.