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A visual record of the Coventry music scene, 1979–1981

Between April 1979 and the autumn of 1981 I shot about 80 rolls of black and white film of Coventry bands, some of this material appeared in the fanzine Alternative Sounds, but most got no further than a contact sheet.

I’m now revisiting the negatives, which I plan to digitise and process over the next few months, with most of the resulting images to end up here. All being well I’ll then make prints of the best of the material.

And as my memory of what went down is pretty hazy please feel free to feedback and comment on the images in the site.

Mark Osborne, May 2011


I’ve made a successful application to the Arts Council Grants For The Arts scheme for development funding.

Check the archived development blog here for more info.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this funding bid happen!

Mark Osborne, September 2013

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