Darren Banks, The Raven


Wednesday 3 December 2014, 6-8pm


Join us for the opening of the exhibition.


Free, all welcome


Darren Banks, The Raven exhibition

Churton Fairman (1924 – 1997) – better known by his alias Mike Raven – had an extraordinary life. Starting out as an aspiring ballet dancer and photographer, he then became a pirate radio dj, pioneer of blues music and one of the first presenters on Radio One. He was also a horror movie actor, starring alongside the like of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. In the 1970s he gave up his celebrity lifestyle and moved to Bodmin Moor in Cornwall to become a sheep farmer and wood carver. Fairman’s sculpture, which explored religious themes, was exhibited alongside work by Henry Moore and Jacob Epstein, and was well received and collected during his lifetime, but since then has been all but forgotten.