OFFICIAL ‘THIS IS ENGLAND’ CLUB NIGHT LAUNCH
Warp Films, F-10 agency and Big Arty Productions are proud to present the launch of the official ‘This Is England’ club night.
Launching on Sunday May 1st at Plug in Sheffield, the night promises a timeline of music from the feature film and subsequent TV series’ with skinhead / ska / reggae, 80’s indie classics and the more recent 90’s ‘madchester’ / rave / acid house.
Produced by Sheffield’s own Warp Films, Shane Meadows’ feature film This Is England was released in 2007 to critical acclaim, and quickly made Lol, Woody, Shaun and the gang household names. This was followed up with the four-part television series This is England ’86, co-written by Jack Thorne, which aired on Channel 4 in 2010, and This Is England ’88 a year later in December 2011. Both series became multi-award winning, with numerous nominations and wins; BAFTA Best Mini-Series (’88, win), RTS Best Writer – Drama (’86, win), BAFTA Best Actress (’86, win, Vicky McClure) and BAFTA Best Actor (’88, nomination, Joe Gilgun).
Five years later and 2015 saw the transmission of This Is England ’90, the final chapter in a decade of the landmark This Is England story. All the gang are back and facing new challenges, with some of the gang embracing the new decade with more gusto than others. This Is England ’90 has just been nominated for six BAFTA Awards, winners are announced in May.
With music at the heart of This Is England, the launch in Sheffield will feature:
Keep an eye out for other cast members popping in throughout the night.
Indie / Madchester
DJ Sets from
Thomas Turgoose (Shaun)
Andrew Ellis (Gadget)
Andy Shim (Milky)
Rave / Acid House / 90s club classics
Ska / Reggae
Don Letts (BBC 6 Music)
SFL Sound System (Trojan Explosion)
Exclusively for the launch night Warp Films and Teenage Cancer Trust will be auctioning off Woody’s gold Austin Metro, which has featured in all three TV series.
The much loved vehicle will be put on eBay a week before the launch, with fans able to bid online and during the club night itself. The auction will end at 1am on May 2nd and the winner will be announced live at the event.
The car will be on display at the launch, doubling up as a photo booth, and for a small donation to Teenage Cancer Trust, fans will be able to get a picture of themselves in the drivers seat with one of the cast members!
Teenage Cancer Trust creates world-class cancer services for young people in the UK; providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone. This Is England Director Shane Meadows and Producer Mark Herbert are Ambassadors for the charity.
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