Ian Dury art exhibition

IAN DURY ‘More Than Fair’

Paintings, drawings and artworks 1961 – 1972


23rd July – 1st September, 2013

Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7

Open: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm / Sunday 12pm – 5pm


All enquiries via the contact form on this website.

Ian Dury albums out on CD

Lord Upminster / 4,000 Weeks’ Holiday


Expanded and remastered editions of both albums featuring previously unavailable bonus tracks, among them a cover of Chuck Willis’ Rock & Roll Shoes, the extended 12” mix of Spasticus Autisticus and an absorbing interview with Ian taken from the 1981 Polydor conference.

Available on June 3rd 2013 on Salvo, Union Square Music’s collector’s label.

1981’s Lord Upminster was the first of two Dury albums for Polydor, and saw him reunited with Chaz Jankel alongside the mighty rhythm section of Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare. 1984’s under-rated 4,000 Weeks’ Holiday was Dury’s final LP for Polydor with his new band The Music Students

Each album comes complete with a generous booklet, featuring rare photographs and sleevenotes by journalist and author Patrick Humphries.

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Click here for Lord Upminster

Click here for 4000 Weeks’ Holiday


The 2011-2012 Season
Collages by Kosmo Vinyl

Kosmo Vinyl, former Ian Dury and the Blockheads Press, Promotion and Presentation Agent is showing his West Ham United inspired collages at the EB&Flow Gallery – APRIL 9th-15th, 2013. A Hammers fan and blogger, and former East Ender, Kosmo is now based in New York City, from where he set up his soccer blog IS SAITCH YER DADDY click here to comment on being 3,473 miles from Upton Park. The collages are created in response to the team’s fixtures and results. The 53 pieces that define the Hammers’ 2011-2012 season betray Vinyl’s cultural roots – his ‘lick and stick’ imagery combines the best of both Sixties pop art and Seventies punk rock blackmail graphics. Not surprising, given his earlier roles working with both Ian Dury and The Clash.

Interview and high resolution images available on request
For further details: Jules Balme +44 (0)20 8674 6354 or Robin Mann +44 (0)20 7729 7797

77 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS

Ian Dury paintings at the Royal College of Art

16 November – 3 January 2013:

The Perfect Place to Grow – 175 Years of the Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU

Open daily 10am – 5.30pm. Late opening until 8pm on Fridays (except 16 November). Closed on 24 & 25 December.
Free admission.

For further information visit: www.rca.ac.uk

As part of its 175th anniversary, the RCA is presenting a major exhibition exploring key facets of the College over the last three centuries. The Perfect Place to Grow will provide a fascinating insight into the world’s oldest art and design school in continuous operation, revealing the politics and polemics behind the perennial question of how Britain should train artists and designers, and interrogating the purpose of publicly funded art schools. Exhibits will include historic and contemporary works of art and design by leading RCA alumni and staff, including Ian Dury, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Zandra Rhodes, David Hockney, Thomas Heatherwick and Tracey Emin.

‘Hallo Sausages’ Book Talk at the British Music Experience – Sunday 25th November 7-9pm

In honour of what would have been Ian Dury’s 70th Birthday year, the British Music Experience will celebrate his legacy with a special panel discussion on 25th November to launch the book <strong>HALLO SAUSAGES: THE LYRICS OF IAN DURY</strong>. Collated by his daughter Jemima, <strong>HALLO SAUSAGES</strong> not only contains well known lyrics, but hidden gems and written insights to one of the UK’s finest rock poets.

Joining Jemima for the discussion is Chaz Jankel, veteran member of The Blockheads and Phill Jupitus; Dury journalist, fan and honorary band member.

For tickets and further details check the BME website:

British Music Experience / Ian Dury Lyric Book Talk