The Cheyne Arts Club is based on the Chelsea Arts Club in London. A members-only social club, I remember going there a lot with my parents when I was a kid, though I don’t remember if my parents were members, or if we were always there because friends were. I have strong memories of the bar and it’s full-sized snooker table, and a Saturday lunch where I sat next to Leonard Whiting, the actor who played Romeo in Zeffirelli’s film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, and listened to New York nightlife doyenne Susanne Bartsch regale us with a description of a porn film she had just watched in which the performers sucked at each other’s armpits. I must have been thirteen at the time.
The Library of the Damned For the witch that loves a stroll through a museum or art gallery, Cheyne Heath has a few excellent options. Foremost among them is the delightfully-named Library of the Damned. Tucked away among the mansions of Gore Street, this magnificent specimen of Georgian architecture houses the foremost collection of Chaos-Kissed…
I see Gosha’s photography as something between the stylized maximalism of Pierre et Gilles, and the impressionism of Sarah Moon. Both styles would work well to take advantage of the tendency for Gosha’s visions to be captured on emulsion.
In Paint it Black, Gosha goes up to the heath at midnight to perform a summoning to the gothic tones of Bela Lugosi’s Dead by Bauhaus.
A man charming and genial enough to be spiritual leader, but with a cold, ruthless heart. He will sacrifice anyone if he thinks their death will get him what he wants. v
Alfie Lester’s checkered past on the streets of Cheyne Heath has made him the perfect partner for Gosha.