The always brilliant Test Presents is back with yet another corker. As you probably already know, Test Presents invite a different guest presenter to select and screen a film that has been a source of their inspiration and as their eleventh co-host they have the designer Martine Rose. Rose is very much a name to watch and she has chosen Legacy in the Dust | The Four Aces Story. The film charts the history of the east London club which up until its untimely demise due to Olympic regeneration, played host to performers such as Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, Chrissie Hynde and The Sex Pistols before becoming a home to acid house nights.

‘I grew up in a family where music was very important,’ says Rose. ‘My early influences into fashion were very much wrapped up with music and this film really evokes these memories.’

Not only do you get Legacy in the Dust, the film will be preceded by Rose’s brand new Test fashion film for S/S13!

Rose will follow in the footsteps of previous co-hosts including set designer Gary Card, designer Peter Jensen and filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland’s granddaughter-in-law) by introducing the film and discussing its influence followed by a post-screening audience Q & A.

The film will screen on Thursday 21st June at 7.30pm at the beautiful old Council Chamber Screening Room, Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green. As on previous occasions all guests attending will receive complimentary drinks courtesy of the generous folk at Peroni and tickets are available to buy from: priced at a mere £5

Words by Anna Bang


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