Hidden Heddon - LFA.
Thursday 15 - Sunday 18 June, 17:00 — 18:00
Heddon Street may only be 100m long but under the surface there are many layers of history. ‘Hidden Heddon’ will recall the rich memories of this street, in particular three notable mysteries, through installations, live music performances and Barr Gazetas opening their studio for all.
From 1913 to 1953, One Heddon Street was home to ‘New Gallery Kinema’ which featured a Wurlitzer organ and premiered Disney's ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’. The cinema's architectural features can still be viewed in Burberry on Regent Street.
During the 1930's, a West End cabaret was here. In the basement of what is now Heddon Street Kitchen. The infamous club ‘Cave of the Golden Calf’ attracted artists, writers and performers. The Golden Calf logo by Eric Gill disappeared upon the club's closure and was last rumoured to have been seen in the US.
In 1972, David Bowie posed in front of 23 Heddon Street launching his legendary persona Ziggy Stardust. The prominent ‘K-West’ sign seen on the album cover was the name of a furrier’s company. The site of the photo became a shrine to fans however the original sign no longer exists as it was stolen by a fan in the early 1980s.
Come along and explore these mysteries on a treasure trail, visit bars and restaurants for related events and discover Heddon Street in the present and past.