February 20th, 2012
Gwyn Headley

by Gwyn Headley

Managing Director

The immensely talented and gorgeous Dede Millar* is putting on a photo exhibition in the West End next month.

I haven’t seen it yet but I will, and I urge you to go and see it too. Because it’s such a good idea, such a clever title, and for such a good cause.

Dede is a very old friend of mine. She may mix her metaphors from time to time (I’m still weeping with laughter about the carrot at the end of the tunnel) but when it comes to Smart and Savvy she has few equals. And what a fab name she’s come up with for this exhibition.

It’s a collection of photographs of great women singers taken by great women photographers, assembled under the great title of She-Bop-A-Lula. What’s not to like?

And the expo is in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity. Now I’m not a woman and I never have been but even I can spot a good idea for a good cause when I see one.

It deserves your support. It’s certainly getting mine. It starts on Wednesday March 7 at the Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP, which is in a wonderful secret part of Central London known as the Adelphi, a little wedge of land to the east of Charing Cross Station and south of The Strand.

You must hurry, because it’s only on for about three weeks — it closes on April 1st. And to cap it all, it’s FREE.

I guess I’ll see you there. Get more info from — and I have the sneaking feeling this won’t be the only time we’ll be hearing about She-Bop-A-Lula.

*You have my bank details, Deeds.

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8 Responses to “She-Bop-A-Lula”

  1. Rod Burkey says:

    Sounds great to me and I’d really like to see it. Was there ever a singer called Jean Vincent?

    Love Rock ‘n’ Roll music and of course, anything photographic.

    • Charles says:

      Gene Vincent was a rock n’ roll singer from the 60’s always wore tight leather gear.

      • Mark Goodwin says:

        In another life time many moons ago, I supported Gene Vincent at the Fairfield Halls Croydon. I remember he had a gun and that he gave me a £10 note to go and buy him a bottle of whiskey. I don’t think I had seen many tenners in 1962!

        The exhibition sounds must!!

  2. jax says:

    Remember to go see

  3. Mick says:

    Sounds like an excellent show; however, I’m stil recovering from a stroke and can’t get around to well or for very long.
    If there were Exhibitions of, say, great men singers by great men photographers, the womens group would be up in arms.
    I’m not inclined to support the myriad of events or collections supporting research into breast cancer. Prostate cancer kills about 27 men per day. Let’s see more events suporting research into that, then I would be more inclined to find the bottom of my pockets to support breast cancer research.

    • Dede Millar says:

      Thanks Mick for your kind words and also response
      re prostate cancer – and do agree. Without giving anything away there could be Man of She Bop but let’s see how this first show goes! The perceived wisdom is that
      exhibitions should be on single artists or groups – but
      doesn’t everyone have more than one favourite singer?
      And just want to say the most heartfelt thank you to
      Gwyn for bringing She Bop to your attention. He and
      Yvonne are very special friends.

  4. Makes me wish I as in London.

    Apropos mixed metaphors – better the carrot at the end of the tunnel than a stick in time beats nine.

  5. Sue Pasters says:

    Well Done, Gwyn! This looks like a wonderful event for a very worthy cause. I wish we lived closer so we could attend.