A visit to Camden is not complete without taking in the various properties under the Proud brand name. There are several options to choose from, and with the diverse range available, something to appeal to everyone.
For aficionados and art novices alike, there is the Proud Gallery at Camden. The Proud Galleries started as founder Alexander Proud’s effort to bring photography to the general public and to get away from the idea of art as something only a select few can enjoy. Featuring rock’n’roll photography of all sorts, experts can enjoy the finer points of the art form while novices can revel in getting to see several of their favorite celebrities in a new light.
For a unique bar and music experience, the Proud Camden Bar is an excellent option. Set in a refurbished horse hospital, guests can have small gatherings in the old stable areas and enjoy the private setting. Or, after 7:30, the location turns into a music venue for some of the hottest acts in show business.
Guests with a refined palette seeking classy surroundings can visit the Proud Cabaret Camden. Decorated in a decadent, vintage style, it is the perfect place to take in dinner and a show, featuring top burlesque and cabaret dancers and entertainers; currently, a new naughty spectacle dominates the stage, entitled Killing Kittens, which is described as some of the raunchiest variety performances in the burlesque world. Admission to the cabaret includes admission to the adjoining nightclub, meaning the fun does not have to end after supper.
Several other galleries and cabaret locations are under the Proud Group umbrella. In addition, Alexander Proud himself is a strong presence in the entertainment world, and can currently be found on national television on Channel 4. There, he appears on the television show Four Rooms, where he occasionally offers to buy unique artifacts from participants. So far, he has walked away with a set of pencil sculptures and, staying true to his rock’n’roll roots, a guitar signed by Damian Hirst. This is not his first foray into television; he has previously appeared on Channel 4’s Picture This and BBC 2’s House Proud.