Special guests will include director of The Filth and the Fury and The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Julien Temple and former-Big Audio Dynamite member, director and DJ Don Letts.
To commemorate the Clash's performance in Trinity College Dublin on October 21st 1977, the symposium Year Zero will be staging a number of events on the day to mark the 40th anniversary of the legendary show. With film screenings, talks, Q&As and readings from original members of the punk pioneer's touring entourage, the event will take place in the TCD Examination Hall, which was the original venue used.
After the main event, filmmaker and long-time Clash collaborator Don Letts will perform a DJ set at The Grand Social, Dublin.
Speaking about the event Martin Bradley, Chris Heaney and Robert Gordon McHarg III of Year Zero said "The Clash shows in Dublin in 1977 created ripples throughout the fields of music, art and film – many of those who attended went on to significant creative careers and cite this gig as a pivotal moment in understanding the possibility of following such a path. We’re delighted to be able to work with Trinity College Dublin in shining a light on this often overlooked aspect of Irish cultural history’’
The full schedule is as follows:
Saturday 21 October 2017 – Examinations Hall TCD
10.30 - 11.30 The Gig - Organising / Attending / Significance - Paul Tipping / Brian McMahon / Ian Wilson / John Fisher
12.00- 1.00 Don Letts - screening excerpts from Westway to The World / Q&A
2.00 - 3.00 Robin Banks - screening excerpts from The Rise and Fall of The Clash / Q&A
3.00 - 4.00 Johnny Green - screening excerpts from Rude Boy / Book Reading / Q&A
5.00 - 6.00 Julien Temple - screening excerpts from The Clash New Year's Day '77 / Q&A
Saturday 21 October 2017 - The Grand Social
8.00 - 9.00 Screening of Clash Film
9.00 - late Don Letts DJ Set
Tickets cost between 21.59 and 42.69 and can be purchased here.
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