June 17, 2008: – - The worlds of art, music, film, surfing and skateboarding will converge at The Happening at Village Underground in East London on July 1, 2008 at 7 p.m. The event will feature a select group of artists and photographers exhibiting work based in contemporary beach and street cultures followed by acoustic music performances by Neil Halstead, Mason Jennings, Tristan Prettyman, and a special guest.
In addition, The Happening will help raise money and awareness for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. This is part of an international tour that includes events in Sydney, Tokyo, London, Cornwall, Paris, New York City and San Francisco.
The Happening will take place at East London’s Village Underground at 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ. The event kicks off with the art exhibition opening at 7 p.m. Featured artists and photographers include Thomas Campbell, Andy Davis, Wolfgang Bloch, Jenny Bowers, Jeff Canham, Ryan Heywood, David Lloyd, Greg LaMarche, Ben Cook, Harry Daily, Scott Richards, Julie Goldstein, Alex Kopps, Herbie Fletcher, Kate Sutton, Joe Curren and more.
The evening continues with music performances at 8 p.m. by Neil Halstead, Mason Jennings, Tristan Prettyman. The event will also showcase four films including feature film, “Sliding Liberia” by Britton Caillouette and Nicholai Lidow. In addition, there will be short films by the Malloys, Thomas Campbell and The Gothic Dolphins.
Tickets go on sale on 1st June, £16.00 and are available from seetickets.com 0871 2200260 (24hr or from the event website thehappeninglive.com – all subject to booking fees. The Happening then moves to Cornwall for the next stop at ‘The Sandsifter’ overlooking Godrevy Beach in Cornwall on Friday 4th July.
Ticket price includes all music performances, film screenings and entrance to the art exhibition. The Happening is presented by Quiksilver and Roxy.
About The Happening
The Happening is an art, film and music festival embodying the spirit of surf and skate culture. It is a collaboration between Brushfire Records, The Surf Gallery and Woodshed Films, the creators of The Moonshine Festival. The first event took place at Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, Calif. in January 2007, followed by another successful show at Milk Gallery in New York City – further establishing itself as the leading surf culture art and music event.