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Jamie Reid's Punk & Druidry – Art Lecture
Jamie Reid's Punk & Druidry – Art Lecture

Thu, 11 Jul



Jamie Reid's Punk & Druidry – Art Lecture

Punk meets Paganism as Stephen Ellcock presents Jamie Reid's seasonal druidic art to launch 'Time for Magic'. Party and signing.

Time & Location

11 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 21:30

London, 33 Store St, London WC1E 7BS, UK

About The Event

British artist Jamie Reid (1947–2023) is most famous for creating the 'the single most iconic image of the punk era': The Sex Pistols' 1977 debut album cover. However, his latter work was heavily rooted in paganism.

In this illustrated lecture, author, curator and image-collector Stephen Ellcock takes a Treadwell's audience through the full spectrum of Reid's work. This includes not only his pre-punk, Situationist-inspired agitprop but druidry-inspired pieces created later in life. Reid observed the eight pagan festival dates, holding rituals at his allotment in Liverpool. Druidry also ran in the family – his great uncle was the famous Druid chief George Watson MacGregor Reid, who 'put Druidry at the heart of the Stonehenge summer solstice'. Afterwards, there will be an informal soirée on the shopfloor with signings for the accompanying new book on Reid's art.

Time for Magic: A Shamanarchist's Guide to the Wheel of the Year – co-authored by Stephen Ellcock, John Marchant and Philip Carr-Gomm – is a full-colour 216-page survey of art, memorabilia, reminiscences and analysis. It features key Wheel of the Year artworks alongside famous earlier pieces (including his work for the Sex Pistols). 


  • Admission Lecture and Party

    This ticket admits the bearer to the lecture and drinks at the wine soiree following. Please arrive around 6.45 as the lecture will start at 7pm promptly.

  • Book, Lecture and Party

    This ticket gives the bearer admission to the illustrated lecture and drinks at the soiree after. This ticket also includes a signed copy of the book Time for Magic (copies normally priced at £26.99). Please arrive around 6.50 as the lecture will start promptly at 7pm.




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