Jocks and Nerds: Junk Club

06 August 16

Posted at 7:39

Jocks and Nerds: Jock's goes Junk Club

©Dean Chalkley

It has been 10 years since the notorious 'Junk Club' closed. Marking the significance of the underground scene that grew up around it Jocks and Nerds Magazine have dedicated a feature to it's importance, attitude and energy.

This obscure monthly happening became an inspiration to many and acted as a creative and hedonistic incubator for fashion designers and bands like The Horrors and These New Puritans. Junk Club was a place where those who swam against the tidies of mediocrity could be together and let rip!...The feature in issue 19 is written by Andy Thomas, all the photographs are by Dean and includes comment by the original club hosts Rhys Webb, Ciaran O'Shea, Oliver Abbott .

Estuary 2016 will include a live discussion about the the club and it's impact on the 1st October 2016. In the discussion will be : 

Oliver Abbott & Ciaran O’Shea (Junk Club founders); Dean Chalkley (photographer); Luke Branch (The Asylums); Danny White (Youth Club), Rhys Webb (The Horrors) and Rosalie Cunningham (These New Puritans, Ipso Facto, Pursun) with panel host, journalist Tim Burrows


Taking place in the Southend-on-Sea 'Cultural Centre' at the end of the longest pier in the world (BTW there are trains that take you up the end of the pier if you don't want to walk).