A weekend celebrating the culture of bikers and motorbikes in art, live music, movies and machines is coming to Bermondsey. The Losers MCC V Underdogs Custom Show weekender, celebrates the culture of motorbikes with curated art, photography, custom motorcycles, live music and classic biker film screenings.
For this year’s show, Losers MCC- mild mannered bikers from The Old Kent Road – have created a homage to New Cross’s former Speedway stadium with poster art, which delves into the history and background stories from the stadium’s glory days. This will displayed along with a screening of Bafta award nominated 1948-speedway film, ‘Once a Jolly Swagman’. Much of the footage was filmed at New Cross Stadium.
Plus, an exclusive film screening of the Italian classic biker movie,’Engaged To Death’. This lovingly restored film features real races and motorcycle champions from the 1950s. Both films will be shown Sunday 10th June from 1pm.
The weekend gets into gear on Friday 8th June, with ‘Oh! Gunquit – a London based 5-piece, with support from Noir Mates. Losers MCC, Mad Dog and Brother of Pearl provide the soundtrack throughout the night, playing garage, rockabilly, glam, punk and rock ’n’ roll.
Kick starting Saturday 9th June is Lo Chief, a heavy groove psych quartet conceived on the muddy banks of the Thames Delta, and blues rock inspired duo, Leontas and more.
Over the weekend, a selection of invited bikes will be displayed, the Losers MCC will be displaying their 1950s’ Trojan mini motor, fresh from the Santa Pod Raceway, and a newly recommissioned, 1970s’ Weslake speedway bike.
The Underdog Gallery, Arch 6, Crucifix Lane, SE1 3JW from 8th – 10th June. Times: Fri-Sat 11am – 1am; Sun 12pm – 9pm. Admission: Free. Phone: 0207 403 7837