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Window display pays tribute to Derek Jarman

Posted at 8:30 am, January 31, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment

Donlon Derek Jarman WindowRadical gardener, gay activist, filmmaker and artist Derek Jarman would have turned 70 this week, were it not for the HIV he contracted and wore like a campaigning badge towards the end of his life in 1994. To celebrate the great man, a selection of his books, records and other ephemera will be on display in the window of Donlon Books on Broadway Market (until Feb 5), beneath a rolling projection of his Super 8 films. Hopefully they will include Jarman’s feature-length, punk-infused rave about the future of our own queen, ‘Jubilee’, which should be required viewing in this Diamond year of Her Majesty. If only this monarch of movie-making had lived longer.

Read more about the genius of Derek Jarman and his life as a painter

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