Remembering Leee Black Childers

 

-Leee Black Childers

From Andy Warhol’s The Factory and Max’s Kansas City to The Chelsea Hotel and The Anarchy Tour, Leee has been eye-witness to the musicians and artists that defined a generation and made a major impact on the generation that would follow.  

He said ‘I loved all of those self-destructive people because you can’t change them.  So you have to make the decision to except them for who they are.’

We remember the life and legacy of Leee Black Childers, who passed away over the weekend.   He was a bright light that captured other bright lights brilliantly and it’s through his wit and genuine love for his friends that we know just a little bit more about those Warholian creations; Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn and Candy Darling.   He championed them – and championed others like Iggy, Bowie, Johnny Thunders, Wayne/Jayne County, Debbie, Patti – and through his photography we’ve come to understand what a magic time that was NYC/London in the 1970s.    It was a time when drag-queens ruled lower Manhattan and a little bar called CBBG’s let newcomers like Blondie own the stage.   It’s an era gone now and with the passing of Leee, we’ve lost another beautiful superstar.

Rest easy, dearest Leee …

 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36pt0quEueY

 

Guerilla Night

A Carnival Of The Flesh

Guerilla Night

New Book Launched – Guest Readings – introduction to New Guerilla philosophy – cocktails & camaraderie 

Come along and unmask, let that ‘prepared’ face go. We don’t ask money on the door, only that you go home with a BOOK. Prices range from £1.50 – £squillions

When: Tuesday 11th February from 19:00

THE SOCIETY CLUB PRESENTS ‘SOHO MOMENTS: PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAFYDD JONES’

Bouncer throwing out Tariq Siddiqi

 THE SOCIETY CLUB PRESENTS ‘SOHO MOMENTS: PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAFYDD JONES’

Exploring Soho in all its glory, photographer Dafydd Jones captures an unposed Soho in his new show ‘Soho Moments’. Noted for his magazine editorial and paparazzi shots, Jones is the modern master of the behind-the-scenes party photos of the famous and infamous, fabulous and obscure. From street scenes to party girls, private moments at private clubs to The Queen, Jones has the uncanny ability to focus his camera at the exact second to grab the moment. In these shots of Soho, Jones focuses his camera not only recognizable faces, but also Soho itself, creating a new spotlight and story unlike you’ve seen before.

‘We are thrilled with the opportunity to showcase one of our favourite photographers, Dafydd Jones, at the newly remodelled The Society Club. On the cusp of celebrating our two year anniversary as a bookstore, gallery and cocktail bar, we can think of no one better to capture the spirit of Soho – and the parties Soho inspires – than Dafydd Jones’ -Babette Kulik and Carrie Kania, The Society Club

Soho Moments: Photography by Dafydd Jones runs at London’s new The Society Club from October 17th.

All photography is available for purchase, framed and unframed, in auditioned prints. Photography can be purchased directly at The Society Club or through our website at www.thesocietyclub.com

Dafydd Jones has worked for nearly every magazine in the UK and internationally, including Tatler, Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, Paper, Telegraph and Evening Standard. His work has been exhibited in numerous gallery’s including the National Portrait Gallery and features prominently at Tatler’s upcoming exhibition of the 50 best party pictures of the past 50 years at Annabel’s in Berkley Square as well as in a pop-up exhibition at the ICA this Fall.

The Society Club, ‘A bookshop with style’ (Tea Time in Wonderland) is located in Soho, London with the intention of bringing ‘the best of all possible
things’ to the forefront. The Society Club aims to promote culture, style and literature through select events and exhibits over an extensive cocktail menu.
The Society Club has been honoured to host exhibits by photographers Bob Carlos Clarke, Derek Ridgers, formento+formento, John Stoddart, Chas Ray Krider as
well as iconic photographer Leee Black Childers and the debut exhibit of Scarlett Carlos Clarke. The Society Club was featured as The Cult Shop in FT’s
How to Spend It, named by The Guardian as a favourite independent bookshop, a best drinking spot in The Telegraph and One of London’s Most Interesting Shops
via CNN Travel.www.thesocietyclub.com

Gypsy Jazz, Argentinian Tangos & Hungarian Folk

The Society Club is thrilled to host an evening of Gypsy Jazz, Argentinian Tangos & Hungarian Folk performed by guitarist Joseph Warwick and violinist Ellie Slatter.

Joseph and Ellie have played at some of London’s most prestigious venues including Royal Albert Hall: Elgar Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall & BFI. “exquisite classical style, intricate guitar work” (The Stage)

Tuesday, June 25th
The Society Club
12 Ingestre Place, Corner of Ingestre & Silver Place, W1F0JF
6:30pm
£5 on the door

Derek Ridgers presents Afternoon at the Seven Palms and Other Stories at The Society Club

derek

Seductive and alluring, Derek Ridgers gorgeously captures the female form in his new photography exhibit ‘Afternoon at the Seven Palms and Other Stories’, opening at The Society Club on 12 June.   This will be the first time Ridgers has shown these photos.

‘We’re thrilled to welcome back Derek Ridgers.  His first show with us, ‘Un/Seen’, showcased Derek’s unique eye in capturing celebrities.  With this new show, the focus in on composition, light and the uncompromising beauty of women.’ -Babette Kulik and Carrie Kania, owners of The Society Club

Afternoon at the Seven Palms and Other Stories, photographs by Derek Ridges will be at The Society Club from 12 June

Derek Ridgers is an established and well-known photographer.  He has worked for such newspapers and magazines like NME, The Face, The Independent and Time Out.  His photography was included in Tate Britain’s first photography show, and shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Proud Gallery and most recently, his iconic shot of Keith Richards was included in The Sunday Times 50th Anniversary Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea.

About The Society Club
The Society Club, ‘A bookshop with style’ (Tea Time in Wonderland) is located in Soho, London with the intention of bringing ‘the best of all possible things’ to the forefront. The Society Club aims to promote culture, style and literature through select events and exhibits over an extensive cocktail menu. The Society Club has been honoured to host exhibits by photographers Bob Carlos Clarke, formento+formento, John Stoddart, Chas Ray Krider as well as iconic photographer Leee Black Childers and the debut exhibit of Scarlett Carlos Clarke. The Society Club was featured as The Cult Shop in FT’s How to Spend It, named by The Guardian as a favourite independent bookshop, a best drinking spot in The Telegraph and One of London’s Most Interesting Shops via CNN Travel.     www.thesocietyclub.com

image:
Maitresse Crash, a world famous performance and suspension artist. It taken in her apartment in Downtown Los Angeles.  

Yelp Captures Soho: The Photogenic Launch Party!

Walker's Court

YELP CAPTURES SOHO The Photogenic Launch Party 10th May, 8 to 10:30pm at The Society Club

Throughout March and April, everyday Londoners, armed with no more than the phones in their pockets, have been snapping amazing pics of Soho. They’ve captured everything from the sights they’ve seen, meals they’ve ate, good times they’ve had and the people they know.

And now it’s time to show these shots off…

You’re invited to the official launch party of the Yelp Captures Soho exhibition show at The Society Club. The best pics submitted will be professionally printed and framed by Metro Imaging and displayed in the gallery. There will be amazing free food, free drinks, entertainment and a few surprises along the way.

*****
PICTURES PRINTED AND FRAMED by… Metro Imaging
FOOD by… Chipotle Mexican Grill, Kan-Kun SauceYummy Boutique
DRINKS by… La Hechicera Rum, AIVY VodkaBrockmans GinThe Craft Beer Social ClubMooboo Bubble Tea
ENTERTAINMENT by… Animal Vegetable Mineral Curiosities, Drink DeckThe London Index
PICTURES BY… *Winners announced soon!*