As mentioned earlier (here), last Thursday the Dirt Cheap team took a trip down to the Bench NQ store in Manchester for the launch of the Don’t Panic exhibition…
Mural in the Bench store, the store itself is pretty nice looking with some interesting displays.
The event took place in the Self Made Gallery, below the store. A nice, fairly large space with plenty of white wall space!
Video from the launch night.
WARNING – NSFW – CONTAINS NUDITY!
As well as showcasing some of the best Don’t Panic posters from over the years the Private View also had live Life Drawing and music. A half naked model posed with Samurai sword, fans and feathers whilst some of Manchester’s finest, including Hammo & Benjamino drew quick sketches. The DJ, Rich Reason, played some pretty dope tunes all night with a mix of Hip-Hop, Funk and Soul.
The artwork was displayed with plenty of space and the room was nicely lit, it was good to get a look at some of the work I had never seen before… particular favourites were Hammo’s and Eelus also French artist C215 who was featured in a past Dirt Cheap Mag.
Their was a great turn out from local artists, students, and photographers and a well stocked bar! I can’t wait to get down to another event there, as there promises to be an exciting and varied program in the future.
Shamefully I even came home with spare drinks tokens… Am I getting old or something?
If you want to see the actual artwork you will have to get down there and see it in the flesh!
The exhibition runs from 19th of October – 12th November. At Bench NQ, Manchester.
Don’t Panic Homepage.
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Our boys have just started a new night ‘Ya Dun Know’ at The Zetlands Huddersfield. Check out their video shot and edited by Bishbash Media…
Check out their next event with THE MISTA MEN, The WhiteBoys (Nasty FM), Tony Phorse & Loft Mind on the facebook page here.
Bishbash media on YouTube.
Huddersfield MC Jack Flash’s D O P E new Ont’ Sofa session.
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Brand new, check it out! Download it for FREE here.
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Submission from 19 year old up-and-coming NYC Artist, M.Craft.
Free 9 track album – cool beats, good rapping….check it!
Grab the full FREE album here.
Latest single – ‘Ooh La La’
Follow him on Twitter.
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New tune from Leeds’ Verbal Contact, with another cool video from the creators of EL PATRON, Will Child and Sam Aminzadeh.
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Couple of new tracks from Huddersfield MC Billy Starks.
Our boy Ball-Zee smashing it again on SwissBeatbox.
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