Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Thursday, 1 July 2021
Image above: The Ramsgate based artist Russell Charter with curator Harry Pye at the Front Room Gallery in Bellevue Road.
Image above: Artist Helen Smith who lives in Ramsgate.
Image above: Harry holds a print by Sir Peter Blake which is of Hogarth's pug, "Trump"
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Le Document TV launches with Bogart documentary narrated by Christopher Strauli and featuring music composed and performed by Francis Macdonald
Le Document magazine, which is co edited by Harry Pye and Chris Tosic, began 18 months ago. On the 15th of every month their subscribers are e-mailed new photos, reviews, essays, interviews and photos of cats. Another regular feature in Le Document is the Movie Profiles which are written by Jo Mama. Filmmaker Gordon Beswick has just completed a video version of Jo's tribute to Humphrey Bogart. Jo's text is read by the actor Christopher Strauli. The film's soundtrack was composed and performed by Francis Macdonald (who is the drummer of Teenage Fanclub and has been nominated for a BAFTA for his sublime, minimalist classical compositions.)
The film features Bogart inspired artworks by a plethora of the usual suspects...
Above: Collage by Leonie Woods
Above: Painting by Harry Pye and Kes Richardson
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Harry Pye & Chris Tosic are the editors of Le Document. The magazine began in January 2020. Issue 18 of Le Doc comes out next week. If you want to take out a free subscription and have Le Document magazine e-mailed to you on the 15th of every month contact us: here.
Issue 18 of Le Doc has 12 fantastic features including...
Painting of the Month: Marcus Cope
Photo of the Month by Clare Panter:
"Announcement of the month" regards an exciting group show in Ramsgate taking place at the 20th of Aug at The Front Room Gallery on Bellevue Road.
Tuesday, 1 June 2021
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band were one of the best bands of all time.
In 2006, David Christie, began piecing together the history of the band and research into the artistic activities of what he considered to be the eight key Bonzos; Rodney Slater, Vivian Stanshall, Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell, Sam Spoons, Neil Innes, Roger Ruskin Spear, “Legs” Larry Smith, and Bob Kerr. Neil Innes described David's project as being "a truly Herculean task being lovingly carried out."
Sunday, 9 May 2021
There's also an interview with Indie legends; Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey who used to be members of much loved bands such as; Heavenly, Talullah Gosh, Marine Research, and Tender Trap, and who are now known as: Catenary Wires.