Losers MCC  V Underdogs Bike Show weekender, celebrates the culture of motorbikes with specially curated art, a drop in art class, motorcycles, live music, classic biker film screenings, and of course, the Losers MCC Tea stall.

Losers MCC – mild mannered bikers from The Old Kent Road have this year teamed up with The Museum of Youth Culture, who will be exhibiting photography from the newly discovered archive of The 59 Club, a renowned motorcycle club formed in 1959 in East London. The images taken between 1959-1970s reveals how this youth club based in a church in Hackney Wick founded by Reverend John Oates, helped young people from the underprivileged area suffering post-war deprivations. On the club’s opening night, Cliff Richard performed securing the club as an instant success and helping its members come together and reimagine their lives.

The Underdog Gallery has  also carefully curated a range of art that includes exclusive work from Soave, Ryan Roadkill, Matt Sabbath, and  Luciano Custom Art alongside the  Museum of Youth Culture photography:

Battersea based, London Fine Art Studios, who specialise in teaching the craft of drawing and painting to the community, will run a free drop-in drawing workshop for any budding artists to join on Sunday from 2-4pm with fabulous biker styled model resting against a classic motorbike.

Providing the eye candy for all the petrol heads over the weekend, will be a selection of stunning, rare and classic motorbikes kindly loaned by Civilised Cars and Krazyhorse, London from their own personal collections. 

The entertainment revs up on Friday 19th July, with live music from ‘ Moto Vamp’ –providing  power injected rock ‘n’ roll, psychedelic. MDME SPKR sees a girl get ferocious on bass and a man happy on drums shaking shakras, with support from Losers MCC band. Spinning the rockin’ tunes will be DJ  David Woods and Hiroko Leather Girl. 

Kick starting Saturday 20th July with epic blues will be Dead Angels, plus other special guests and Losers MCC DJ , Mad Dog and Brother of Pearl playing garage, rockabilly, glam, punk sounds throughout the night.

Finally, on Sunday 21st July  London Fine Art Studios will deliver a free drop in live art workshop 2-4pm, plus movies and delicious biker brunch throughout the day and then good time rock’n’roll, skiffle and rockabilly music from Ronnie and Rip Cords.

The Loser MCC Tea stall will be on hand with a range of hot tea and biscuits to thirsty riders throughout the weekend and a daily tea drinking competition at 4pm.

Underdog Gallery, Arch 6, Crucifix Lane, SE1 3JW from 19th – 21st July. Times: Friday – Sunday from 12pm. Admission: Free.


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