The Gallery is the longest running club night in the capital. They've been taking over Ministry of Sound every Friday for the past six years and next weekend will see them reach an amazing nineteen years on the scene! Ahead of their birthday party with W&W in The Box, we asked The Gallery's Nish Palawan to give us a tour of the night's history.
Nish: The Gallery’s 19th birthday countdown begins with our first year in 1995. Our logo is born from Salvador Dali’s Retrospective Bust of a Woman. This surrealist sculpture is the perfect analogy, of what goes down on at The Gallery every Friday night!
It's 1996, and The Gallery goes Back To Basics, joining forces with the infamous club night from in Leeds.
The Gallery faithful form an orderly queue at our old home, Turnmills, way back in 1997. It was always a great feeling to (eventually) make it round that corner!
The Gallery embraces Girl Power in 1998. "I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah!"
1999 and The Gallery is four years young, to celebrate we got Paul van Dyk in to record his Essential Mix, live from Turnmills!
You can listen to that very mix below!
It's 2000, it's a new millennium, the world is changing but some things never change, The Gallery keeps going and girls keep taking forever in the bathroom!
Who remembers this monster who loomed over the main bar at Turnmills back in 2001? The Design was a cross between the film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and the original Alien design by H.R. Giger. Scary stuff!
On to 2002 and we've got a very fresh-faced Tiesto on the vinyl!
You can get tickets to the birthday celebrations here.
Look out for part 2 next week!
15 Apr 2014