Show @ The Tin: Exhibition Promo

Distributed a few This Is Then show flyers and posters at various fine local establishments.

Just Dropped in… Records, Twisted Barrel, Coventry Music Museum (thanks Pete), Cov Markets Vinyl Destination & over in Brum at Swordfish Records.

Exhibition happening down @ The Tin, April 3rd – 10th.

Tickets for the Attrition gig on friday 3rd available here.

This Is Then show flyer

Flyers in Just Dropped in… Records – thanks for putting up poster Alun + being so supportive.

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this is then @ The Tin, April 2020, more details

this is then April 3-10 2020

More info about my exhibition at The Tin in April 2020, where I will be showing a set of large scale prints – the first time any of this work has been exhibited. this is then – a visual record of the Coventry Music Scene 1979-81.

It runs for a week – from Friday 3rd April to Friday 10th. Work will be displayed in both the venue and in the community space and it will usually be open 11am to 5pm, and its supported by gigs, performances and workshops, that take a journey from this is then, to this is now.

This is all free – except the Attrition gig – £6 advance, £8 on the door.
The show is financially supported by Coventry City of Culture Trust click here to check out their colourful website.

3rd 6–8pm this is then Show opening
3rd 8pm Attrition + DJ Mark Cook £6 / £8
5th 1–4pm Alex Miles vs Mark Osborne
8th 11am–5pm Ashley James Brown, Processing Community Day Coventry

Friday 3rd April Attrition

Without Martin Bowes Alternative Sounds fanzine its unlikley I would of taken any of these shots. He’s also been fronting Attrition since then – still standing & just back from a tour of Japan – so its great to have him onboard with Attritions first gig in Cov for five years.

DJ Mark Cook

Marks Mark E. Smith Fall events got me into experimenting with my images – projecting them at the old CET print room & at The Tin which was then the inspiration for doing a show there.

Sunday April 5th Alex Miles vs Mark Osborne

I’ll be doing some sort of ‘audio reactive performative visuals’ (ha) with Alex Miles – who will be doing the audio – this is more a improvised performance than gig and will be happening on the sunday afternoon in The Tin venue, along side a daytime canal basin event.

Alex Miles

Alex Miles is part of the mighty SynthCurious who have been doing lots of really neat synth based stuff in Cov over the last few years.

Wednesday 8th April – Ashley James Brown – Processing Community Day Coventry

Ashley James Brown

Ashley James Brown is an awesome Cov based ‘creative coder’ dude who is putting on Processing Community Day Coventry – assisted by me. I think you can or will be able to sign up for this via this Processing Community Day Coventry link.
For more about Processing Community Day check here.

Also thanks to Sarah at The Tin for enthusiastic support and sensible advice.

There will be further posts in the run up to the show in April, including a couple of films I’ve since found that could do with being uploaded to the site.

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Exhibition at The Tin, April 2020

This Is Then
Images of the Coventry Music Scene 1979-1981
Mark Osborne

April 3rd- 10th 2020
The Tin
Coventry Canal Basin

I’ll be showing some large format images at The Tin, + with some bands and other stuff.

More info to follow.

The Tin, Coventry Canal Basin

The Tin, Coventry Canal Basin.

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Free Fall – Sat 28th April 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to see some of my shots of The Fall projected onto the walls of a disused regional newspaper, then this looks like your big chance.

Free Fall: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Mark E. Smith

A celebration of the life and work of Mark E Smith and The Fall. DJs playing The Fall, reggae, northern soul, garage psych and other weird stuff. Special bottled beer from Twisted Barrel.

Sat 28 April 2018
20:00 – 23:59 BST

The Old Print Hall
CET Building
157 Corporation Street

The now empty CET Print Hall

Inside the old CET print hall.

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InZine Fest III

Another InZine event (InZine Fest III) this time at The Pod, 21st March, 12-5pm.

Blurb below:

We are well on track with around 30 zines and indie publishers on show for the event.

Here are a few quick updates and a chance for you all to ask pertinent questions:

-Event kicks-off 12-5pm, please arrive around 11.00ish to get a good table spot.

-There is limited parking at the venue (we are on a one-way street) but also a large multistorey across the road – you will also have a chance to explore our beguilingly straightforward brutalist masterpiece – Coventry ringroad!

-please help us promote via the poster and social media: Find us on Twitter (@HereComesEvery1 and @SilhouettePress)and Facebook!

Event page:

InZine III

InZine Fest III – @ The Pod, Saturday 21st March


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this is then

A visual record of the Coventry music scene 1979-1981 by Mark Osborne.

A work in progress.

Images will be uploaded to the site as they are digitised over the next six months or so.

© 2011, 2021 Mark Osborne