EVENT: Vinyl Revival

Saturday 30 November 2019

Since 2007 there has been a renewed interest in, and increased sales of, vinyl records in the Western world. And whilst many younger artists – too young to remember vinyl as a primary music format – have committed their music to vinyl via independent outlets committed to the format – last year Sony Music cemented its revival announcing that it would be producing vinyl records in house for the first time since 1989.

Angus Gibson started running a discotheque in 1972, when he was just 16 years old and first met Alastair Margadale – owner of the Fonthill Estate, of which Messums Wiltshire is a part – playing at teenage parties at the Pythouse Club.

In 1975, Angus’ work took him up to London where he joined Juliana’s Discotheques, arranging the music for chic society parties, country weddings and balls all over the country.

By the mid 1980s, he had founded a music company in London arranging parties and providing permanent music systems for private homes. Gibson Music became a pioneering company in home technology, but Angus never forgot his roots playing vinyl records on his discotheque in the 1970s.

We are delighted to welcome Angus back to Wiltshire for a night of Vinyl Revival on 30 November – playing music from the 1970s early 1980s. The music and the sight of spinning vinyl records will evoke memories and have us jiving towards the dance floor. In the words of Marc Bolan…’Get it On’ (1971).



Angus Gibson in the ’70’s

PERFORMANCE: Contemporary Dance by Anthony Matsena

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 MayPOSTPONED

Contemporary dance performance choreographed by our new performance associate Anthony Matsena.

Following his incredible sell-out shows with us last year, choreographer Anthony Matsena will bring his latest work to the barn gallery this spring for two exclusive performances commissioned by Messums Wiltshire.

A site specific performance, the dance has been created in response to the Elisabeth Frink studio which will be in situ on the night.


Photo: Paul Nicholls