Unseen Photos Of London's Clubland, 1976-1984

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Unseen Photos Of London's Clubland, 1976-1984
Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) at Warren St squat 1981 copyright Graham Smith
Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) at Warren St squat 1981 copyright Graham Smith
Sade 1983 (Copyright Graham Smith)
Sade 1983 (Copyright Graham Smith)
Graham Smith 1982 (Copyright Graham Smith)
Graham Smith 1982 (Copyright Graham Smith)
Steve Strange at Hell 1980 (Copyright GrahamSmith)
Steve Strange at Hell 1980 (Copyright GrahamSmith)
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Myra and Michele 1980 (Copyright Graham Smith)
Myra and Michele 1980 (Copyright Graham Smith)

From Punks to New Romantics, the decade between the mid-70s and mid-80s produced a kaleidoscope of styles and tribes. A new book and  exhibition bring together original and largely unseen photos from London's clubland at this time.

We Could be Heroes presents 450 photographs by Graham Smith, house photographer at some of the key nightclubs of the period. This was the Soho of Boy George, Gary Kemp, Sade, Steve Strange and Stephen Jones. And Robert Elms, as anyone who's tuned into BBC London radio of an afternoon will be more-than aware.

The book's published by Unbound, using a curious model where you can pledge different amounts and get different add-ons. If enough pledges are received, the book gets printed and you get your swag.

You can get a taster for the photos by visiting The Society Club cafe at 12 Ingestre Place from Friday, where numerous prints will be on show until 23 December.

Last Updated 01 November 2011