70×70 Finale @ The Barbican

Last minute update from PURGE:


70×70: a season of 70 films curated by Iain Sinclair to mark his 70th birthday, will end at The Barbican this weekend.

Programme additions include Brian Catling, Susan Stenger, and Chris Petit with Iain Sinclair performing London Orbital.
June 7, 2pm. Director Iain Sinclair
Introduction with Iain Sinclair, Brian Catling and Susan Stenger. Chaired by Gareth Evans.
They (Dublin) (with Tom Baker). 1964 – world premiere
Ah! Sunflower (Allen Ginsberg in London) (with Robert Klinkert) 1967
Hackney Diary 8mm Films. 1969 – 1975
Maggid Street. 1974
June 7, 5pm. Talking head Iain Sinclair
Iain Sinclair is joined by Paul Tickell to introduce the second programme.
Vessels of Wrath (AKA Downriver). Directed by Paul Tickell. 1989
Docklands. Directed by Mary Harron (with JG Ballard). 1991
June 7, 7pm. Iain Sinclair and Chris Petit (part 1)
Iain Sinclair in conversation with fellow writer and filmmaker Chris Petit, introduced by Brian Catling.
The Cardinal & The Corpse. Directed by Chris Petit. 1992
The Falconer. Directed by Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair. 1998


June 8, 2pm. Iain Sinclair and Chris Petit (part 1)
Iain Sinclair in conversation with fellow writer and filmmaker Chris Petit.
London Orbital. Performance by Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair.
Asylum. Directed by Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair. 2000
Marine Court Rendezvous. Directed by Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair. 2008
Berlin Alexanderplatz: 14 Boxes (Ruin Value preview). Directed by Stanley Schtinter. 2014
Iain Sinclair’s 70th birthday footage. Directed by Stanley Schtinter and Susu Laroche. 2013
June 8, 4.30pm. Iain Sinclair & Andrew Kotting (part 1)
Iain Sinclair in conversation with fellow writer and filmmaker Andrew Kotting.
In The Wake of a Deadad. Directed by Andrew Kotting. 2006
This Our Still Life. Directed by Andrew Kotting. 2011
June 8, 4.30pm. Iain Sinclair & Andrew Kotting (part 2)
Swandown. Directed by Andrew Kotting. 2012
By Our Selves. (preview from a forthcoming project by Kotting and Sinclair, 2014)

Tickets can be booked by clicking here


On 7 and 8 June, The Barbican will host the grand final for the 70×70 celebrations. The events are:

For booking and complete info, please follow the links.

English Journey: Re-Imagined at the Barbican

Updated 23/10/2011

A podcast of the event is now available here.

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At the Barbican on 22/10/2011

Feat. Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore, Shirley Collins & more

Link to the event: http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=12536

A 21st century happening inspired by JB Priestley’s survey of a troubled 1930s England.

Readings, performance, music and film intersect, complement and argue, including highlights from sold out events at Aldeburgh Music & AV Festival in Newcastle, plus a new London-centric summoning under the influence of Sinclair‘s latest book Ghost Milk, featuring the Lea Valley area and the Olympics as well as the Barbican itself. 

Graham Dolphin

‘s mutating video backdrops, glimpses from the corner of the eye. Shirley Collins (folk music historian, silenced angel singer) reads John Clare. Found sounds & lost souls. Straw bears & sunken villages. Stones vs bricks. Flutes and strings and Border pipes. Hurdy-gurdy heavy metal. Beware the Morris man’s stare!Moore‘s third mind dialogues at the conjugation of two epic paintings by J.W. Turner & John MartinTom Picard, lost poet of the Borders cuts up Get Carter and a Viking funeral. Sinclair’s latest alchemical stewings, East London’s “gonzo Samuel Pepys” has things to tell you that others would sooner you didn’t hear… Calling Time on the Grand Project!

Readings by Iain SinclairAlan MooreTom PicardShirley Collins

Music by FM EinheitSusan StengerSimon Fisher-Turner,Andy MaySteve Tyler

Video Projections by Graham DolphinSusan StengerFM Einheit

London: Artists and Subcultures, at the Barbican Centre, 12 May 2011

Link to the website

12 May 2011
Cinema 2
Tickets: £8 online/£10 on the door

Time: 7.30pm
subject to availability

“Acclaimed author Iain Sinclair chairs a discussion on how London has shaped its resident artists and the impact that artist communities have had on the city. With curator and member of Basement Arts Group Richard Grayson, Temporary Contemporary/Old Police Station’s Anthony Gross, artist/ architectural theorist Celine Condorelli and Liza Fior of Muf Architects.”

Muf Architects were the Curators of the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.