Upstairs Planet: Cleaners From Venus & Universe Of Martin Newell

Regent Street Cinema presents the World Premiere of Graham Bendel’s latest film, the third in a trilogy of ‘rugged individualists’ who’ve rocked the fringes and occasionally crossed over into the musical mainstream.

Upstairs Planet is about the greatest band from the 1980s you’ve possibly not heard of: Cleaners From Venus. Funny, moving and hugely entertaining, it’s about a relatively unknown  – but hugely talented –  cult 80s musician who has been a tremendous influence on many well-known acts and admired by a whole host of others (John Cooper Clarke, XTC, Ariel Pink, Mac DeMarco).

The screening will include a short film by JF Whitney on Billy Childish (I’m Hurting/ The Bitter Cup) and a very special live guest. Before and after the screening music will be played in the bar from special guest DJ Richard Norris (The Grid/Beyond The Wizards Sleeve) who’ll be playing a psychedelic & suitably eclectic set.

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