Focus on the Stone Roses for Tilton

Renowned photographer Ian Tilton and partner Claire Caldwell, who co-wrote the Set In Stone book about the Stone Roses, and his famous photo of Roses singer Ian Brown.
Renowned photographer Ian Tilton and partner Claire Caldwell, who co-wrote the Set In Stone book about the Stone Roses, and his famous photo of Roses singer Ian Brown.

A Blackpool-born photographer who documented The Stone Roses in their heyday will be signing his new book before a screening of a film about the band at Lancaster Dukes cinema 
tomorrow night.

Ian Tilton will be joined by author Claire Caldwell to sign copies of their new book, Set In Stone, from 7.30pm.

The screening of the movie, The Stone Roses: Made of Stone starts at 8.30pm.

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone was directed by Shane Meadows of This Is England fame.

The film maker was invited by the band to follow them through the crucial time in 2012 when, out of the blue, they decided to reform and play huge sold out reunion gigs in Heaton Park in their home city of Manchester.

He documented this remarkable period, filming them at work, in their everyday lives.

Meadows’ unique directorial style and humour is very much reflected in the film which also shows the band rehearsing for their much-anticipated return in front of 220,000 adoring fans.

Ian Tilton knew The Stones Roses before they were famous and photographed them during their meteoric rise to fame, shooting their first TV appearance and their three famous early gigs at Blackpool Tower, Glasgow Green and Spike Island, His photos appeared on their classic first album – and he was the man who first got Ian Brown to pull his famous monkey face!

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone also screens at The Dukes from Monday to Thursday June 24 to 27.

Tickets are £6 or £5 concessions from the Dukes Theatre box office on 01524 598500 or online at www.dukes-lancaster.org.