Tales from the Colony Rooms: as told by Darren Coffield, Michael Clark and Michael Woods

2nd November 2020
Colony Rooms Installation 1

British painter and author, Darren Coffield, takes Members on a hair-raising romp through the underbelly of London’s post-war art scene.

Coffield’s critically-acclaimed book, Tales from the Colony Room: Soho’s Lost Bohemia, draws on the oral history of bohemian London who gathered at the Colony Room Club; home to the greatest post-war figurative painters of the 20th century, including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, and the Young British Artists (YBAs), among many others.

Artists Michael Clark, Darren Coffield, and Michael Woods join forces to recount hilarious and shocking tales of the infamous club and its artistic community, as well as its significant legacy in London’s cultural landscape today.



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