Charlie Parkers

Welcome to Charlie Parkers

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Charlie Parker’s, recreated in homage to the infamous Glasgow institution, plays host to live music, pianists and late night drinks so you can enjoy sipping on one of our fabulous cocktails.

Peter Lavery Gallery

Peter Lavery was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, in 1948. Having studied photography at Liverpool and Leeds Colleges of Art, he completed his MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1972. His work has won major British and international awards and he now spends most of his time at his farm and studio near Malmesbury in Wiltshire.

Since 1975, Lavery’s work has appeared in the colour supplements of The Times, The Telegraph, The Observer and The Independent. As his portraits show, his aim is not sociological documentation, but the production of an artistic object: The Photograph.

Printed in Silver and platinum, Lavery’s images are, as critic Robin Muir writes in his forward, ‘rendolent with understated echoes of the past taken by one who knows his photographic history better than any of his peers and is generous about revealing and exploring it.’

As a photographer, Lavery is exacting and demanding with himself. A major concern is to keep himself out of the work so as to capture the simple, essential human character of his sitters. He likes to photograph his subjects as close to their surroundings as possible, using as a backdrop a simple black cloth – a device, Lavery points out, ‘as old as photography itself’.

Peter Lavery has published a number of stunning books, including ‘Of Humankind’ and ‘Circus Work’ featuring his breathtaking photography. Many of these images grace the walls of the Peter Lavery Gallery in Charlie Parkers.

What’s on at Charlie Parkers?

Once a month we host our famous ‘Bang Bang Club’ in Charlie Parkers! Expect a Speakeasy special with fabulous live jazz, swing and silver screen classics!

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