Pulp at Central Saint Martins, London, 24 June 2011:
Songs played included
Sorted For E's & Wizz
This was a secret show exclusively for the staff, students and alumni of Central Saint Martins College
of Art and Design. Organised by Katie Grand, the party commemorated the closing of the college's building on Charing Cross
Road ahead of the move to a new campus in Kings Cross.
From the CSM website:
"You might just have heard that we’re leaving our two original sites, Central School of Art’s Lethaby Building and St.
Martin’s School of Art’s Charing Cross Road and moving to Kings Cross over the summer. Since 1939 the iconic Charing Cross
Road building has seen influential artists and designers leave the school and make their marks the art and design world
internationally. Last Friday, Katie Grand, ex-student and Editor-in-Chief of LOVE Magazine and the School of Fashion toasted
the old building and some 800 of its students from the last seventy years with a party. Guest DJs including Corrine of Swing
Out Sister and Giles Deacon turned tables throughout the night in five studios and Bistrotheque’s David Waddington and Absolut
vodka provided refreshments. There was a chance to cast a moist eye over images of catwalk shows, studios, staff and students
across the decades and the illustration room was covered with stylish graffiti as Charing Cross Road stories were
swopped. At 11.00 Pulp played a surprise gig finishing with ‘Common People’ and a rousing singalong. As tears were mopped
Jarvis Cocker reminded everyone that the spirit of Central Saint Martins was not in the buildings, but carried by the staff,
students and alumni as they set up in their new Kings Cross building."