Roland Denning | Mario's Cafe
A decade ago Roland Denning made a film about Mario’s Café in Kentish Town that helped to make the café world famous. Now he is returning to the café with Mind The Gap, a series of photogrpahs taken on the London Underground. The exhibition will run at Mario’s Cafe, 6 Kelly Street, Kentish Town NW1 8PH, from Saturday 11th January until Saturday 8th February.

Roland Denning, drawn to tales of everyday London, gives us a glimpse of some of the quirky Underground travellers he has observed on the Northern Line.

Londoners generally have a love hate relationship with the underground. Used by almost 4 million people everyday, it can be a challenging environment. It can also be pure theatre and a source of endless fascination for those people-watchers amongst us.

Roland tells us: “I’m not really a photographer, but like everybody, you meet strange characters on the tube every day. These were mostly taken on the Northern Line were an element of cheerful eccentricity can go almost unnoticed. They are basically snapshots - but a few themes emerge - people and animals, people and books and couples at the end of the day”.

To experience the more weird and wonderful aspects of London tube travel, please do call into Mario’s Café over the next month where one quintessential London hotspot celebrates another.

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For more information, please contact Roland Denning at rd@rolanddenning.co.uk

Roland Denning is a writer and filmmaker resident in Camden Town.

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