Obviously this celebration of Sarah records will be held in Bristol and will include a preview of the Sarah documentary and a few Sarah bands will be playing, one for definite will be Secret Shine.
BETWEEN HELLO AND GOODBYE: THE SECRET WORLD OF SARAH RECORDS
Saturday 03 May 2014 to Monday 05 May 2014, 11:00 to 18:00
Concert: £18/£16 Exhibition: Free → Book
Over the bank holiday weekend, a programme of concerts, exhibition, film and activities celebrate the legacy of Sarah Records.
Concerts and screening
Saturday 3 May, 7.30pm, £18/£16 concs
Saturday 3 May - Monday 5 May, 11am - 6pm, free
Operating at first from a telephone-free basement at the top of Blackboy Hill and then from a house overlooking Bedminster station, Sarah Records released 100 7” pop singles between 1987 and 1995. Clare Wadd and Matt Haynes, the label’s young founders, then took out adverts in the music press headed ‘A Day For Destroying Things’ announcing that the label was over and that they didn’t do encores.
Since then, Sarah has acquired almost legendary status around the world, and is now the subject of both a documentary - My Secret World, made by filmmaker Lucy Dawkins - and a book, Popkiss: the Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records (forthcoming from Bloomsbury).
As well as displaying a healthy DIY punk attitude, the idiosyncratic label saw its productions as something of a love letter to its home city, featuring photos of Bristol on the centre labels of its singles, naming its compilations after local places, and giving away postcards that formed a jigsaw of Temple Meads station.
On the Saturday evening, My Secret World will be previewed during a concert programme featuring performances by some of the label’s bands. Over the bank holiday weekend, there will be an exhibition of Sarah memorabilia (including original artwork, sleeves, posters, fanzines), themed walks, and more.
Part of the Bristol Art Weekender.
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