Insider guide to London: Marian Cowler

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Marian Cowler on the Albert Bridge – picture by Jessy Boon Cowler

South Londoner Marian Cowler is one of those people who is always at the heart of something interesting. She was there for the explosion of London’s music scene in the 70s and was right in the middle of the punk and ska scenes, hanging out with bands like The Members.

Over the decades, she’s worked at some of London’s most interesting music venues and theatres. As well as doing stints at Soho’s jazz bastion Ronnie Scott’s and The Tabernacle in Notting Hill – one of Joe Strummer’s favourite venues  – she was also the first female manager of the notoriously hedonistic nightclub Heaven.
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