this is then

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

images by Mark Osborne

September 10th–19th 2021 11am–5pm

The Tin Community Space & Coal Vaults, Coventry Canal Basin

Solid Action, Coventry Climax, date unknown

Friday 10th September 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 & is still standing – so its great to have him onboard with Attrition’s first gig in Coventry for over five years.

DJ Mark Cook

Mark’s 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 12th September Alex Miles vs Mark Osborne – Mutant Image / Synth Battle

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 workshop space.

Alex Miles

Alex Miles has been doing lots of really neat synth based stuff in Cov over the last few years.

Monday 13th September – Ashley James Brown – Processing Community Day Coventry

Day long coding workshop in The Tin Community Space.

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.

This is all free – except the Attrition gig – £6 advance, £8 on the door.

The show was financially supported by Coventry City of Culture Trust, click here to check out their website.

This is Then Exhibition at The Tin Music and Arts in September 2021 is supported by Coventry City of Culture Trust with Great Place funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England

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