A Day With Lawrence

23 FEB 2013


  Lawrence (there is never a surname mentioned in press or publicity) is possibly the last enigmatic legend of British Independent Music. His musical projects span three decades :- the unspeakably beautiful guitar pop of 'FELT' in the 80′s , the glam-rock propelled, wryly iconoclastic 'DENIM' in the 90′s and his current project, the wildly comedic yet almost unclassifiable 'Go Kart Mozart'. His work under these various guises have earned him a significant cult status, as well as a reputation as a determined and uncompromising outsider.

Yet Lawrence is considered by some – including Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker and Belle & Sebastian’s Stewart Murdock – to be an unsung musical genius, a legendary one-of-a-kind pop maverick.

The Poetry Club present an evening in the company of this unique artist. There will be a screening of the 2011 documentary film “Lawrence Of Belgravia” followed by an “in conversation” with Lawrence. The film is an extraordinary intimate voyage filmed over eight years, which explores Lawrence’s obsession with fame and the thing that keeps him from it – an unswerving dedication to his singular musical vision.

An exhibition of previously un-seen collage pieces will be presented in the Gallery Arch, and will include a collaborative intervention with the works by Lawrence himself and the artist Jim Lambie. Then the evening with be finally rounded off with a performance by Go Kart Mozart, who will be playing an exclusive UK ONE TIME ONLY performance of material from the current album “On The Hotdog Streets”.

'Lawrence Of Belgravia' Screening of Paul Kelly’s 2011 documentary (inc. post film in-conversation with Lawrence).
Exhibition Preview. (  See more info here.) Including a live collaboration between Lawrence & Jim Lambie.
GO KART MOZART live performance. (running time 45.mins)