STRUMMERVILLE: A Don Letts film on Sky Arts, Sunday 22 August

Joe Strummer’s untimely death in December 2002 sent shockwaves around the world of music and beyond. Yet friends and family were determined that his spirit would live on.

In this documentary, Grammy award-winning filmmaker Don Letts shows how Joe’s unique contribution to the music world is manifesting itself through a charity set up in his memory – Strummerville.

The film features performance footage and interviews with exciting Strummerville artists such as Riff Raff and Smokey Angle Shades. There are also contributions from supporters and founders of the charity, including Billy Bragg and Damien Hirst, plus wonderful footage of Strummer himself.

Strummerville Campfire at Glastonbury, Lounge on the Farm, Secret Garden and Endorse it in Dorset

Strummerville will be kicking off this year’s festival tour at their natural home, Glastonbury festival. They will be lighting the campfire (the biggest campfire at Glastonbury) Thursday night and keep it burning till Monday morning.

Strummerville on el Parlante Amarillo

We wanted to share this video with you, made by el Parlante Amrillo. It features Don Letts talking about his new film ‘Strummerville’. Here’s what el Parlante Amarillo had to say:

“The leader of the legendary band The Clash, Joe Strummer, not only made history as a musician and visionary, but that still leaves a mark on new generations of artists through Strummerville. Don Letts made a documentary about the Foundation, and with it brings us closer to punk Strummer’s legacy.”