ID Magazine Feature : Return of the Rudeboy

27 August 14

Posted at 11:13

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ID Magazine goes live today with an interview with Dean and Harris a great moment to celebrate the exhibition that has been at Somerset House for the past 10.5 weeks. Click on the image to read the piece.





The Original Rude Boy: Book reading with Neville Staple

20 August 14

Posted at 1:00

Friday 22 August

Limited spaces, sign up in the gallery from 15:30

Join us as musician and former vocalist of The Specials Neville Staple comes to visit the exhibition in its final week. Together with his wife Christine, Neville will be reading extracts from his autobiography, The Original Rude Boy. As witty, incisive and entertaining as the man himself the book encompasses early life in Coventry and his involvement in the Two Tone movement in the 70s and 80s. In between readings our guests will be reflecting upon the cultural, social and political landscape at the time. Neville will also be signing copies of The Original Rude Boy in the bookshop after the reading.

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Final Thursday Late at Somerset House

19 August 14

Posted at 7:30

Final Thursday Late

Thursday 21 August
18:00 until 22:00 (last entry 21:30) 
Terrace Rooms, South Wing, Somerset House
Free admission

Return of the Rudeboy at Somerset House runs until 25th August (Bank Holiday Monday) open every day free entry  from 10am-6pm plus the Gallery Late session on 21 st August. blog posters Late 1

Return of the Rudeboy Merchandise

Is available to purchase via the  Rizzoli bookshop  in the East Wing at Somerset House while stocks last. This shop is open daily from 10:00 until 18:00 and accepts cash and card payments.

On the evening of thursday 21st August the bookshop will be hosting a special late night POP-UP (until 21:00) to coincide with the Return of the Rudeboy gallery late night opening.

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Return of the Rudeboy draws to a close on 25th August

17 August 14

Posted at 4:17

Only a matter of days left now to catch THE exhibiton of the summer. Somerset House terrace galleries are open 7 days a week 10am-6pm and this week there will be a very special Late session on Thursday (21st Aug.)

Click here for general details of the show. Get down to this landmark show before it is too late.


Friday 25th = PARTY!! Jocks & Nerds in association with Return of the Rudeboy

17 August 14

Posted at 4:01

AMP ROTR poster

On Friday 22nd August there will be a great party going on at the renowned Edition Hotel in Berners Street W1 London.

Jocks & Nerds magazine are presenting an AMP Carnival Special in association with Return of the Rudeboy.

Between 9pm - 2am it will be top sounds and vibe in the basement of what some know as the most happening Hotels in London town.

Selectors on the night will be the legendary personalities Gaz Mayall , Chris Sullivan and Rudeboy, Judah (Deviation / Nonsense)

To get into this party all you need to do is to send your email address for the guset list to and you will be added to the guest list.



Relentless : Here To Be Heard (HTBH) Dj finalists

17 August 14

Posted at 2:14


Last night the finalists for Relentless Energy Drinks: Here To Be Heard' Dj aspect duelled it out. Dean is one of the judges this year so he popped down to Tin Pan Alley to check out the top five from this years competition entry.

Linier (a duo) kicked the sonics off and were followed by Luke Hassan, Deadskill, Birchy and the final Dj of the night was Floyd Bana....all were great!!!

Each DJ brought their own unique twists turns and musical style to the shake down...

Judging closes today click here to listen to the entrants submissions and to vote for your favourite.

The Relentless shop at  5 Denmark Street is well worth a visit...



New York Times : Return of the Rudeboy

05 August 14

Posted at 12:46

dean and harris

Today The New York Times has printed a feature on Return of the Rudeboy. Click here to read the on-line version of the article.

Above is the picture that accompanies the feature taken by Peter Macdiarmid in Somerset House

The New York Times feature is a significant moment for the exhibition, international interest has been flooding through, this coupled with the news that over 42,000 people have visited the show so far (With three weeks still remaining closing date 25th August 2014). It clearly illustrates that Return of the Rudeboy has struck a chord in a UK and  global sense.