Darren Coffield: Tales from the Colony Room

Darren Coffield, curator of the exhibition Tales from the Colony Room: Art and Bohemia, discusses the history of the notorious club that attracted many artists, writers, performers, which lasted for over fifty years. This short documentary contains original interview footage from artists who frequented the club, including Francis Bacon, George Melly and Tracey Emin, Coffield tells us what it was like being part of the art scene in post-war London.


The exhibition is accompanied by the book Tales from the Colony Room: Soho's Lost Bohemia.