The Libertine DJs at the Furture Legends launch…

Carl Barat made his first British public appearance since the NME AWARDS to DJ in LONDON last night (April 14).

The former Libertines man, who is now working on his first solo album, was spinning tunes at the opening of the ‘Future Legends’ exhibition by former NME snapper Roger Sargent.

The exhibition, which features the latest crop of British bands including Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs and Babyshambles, opened with a riotous sneak preview at the Sony Ericsson Proud Camden Gallery.

Keeping the exhibition as fresh as possible, new shots of Carl Barat featured in the collection were photographed only hours before being hung on the gallery wall.

Joining the singer in providing the evening’s entertainment were Dogs, The Metro Riots and promising newcomer Lupen Crook who all played live, while acts including Kasabian, Libertines Gary Powell and The Magic Numbers where in attendance to see the pictures of themselves and their contemporaries.

“It’s a pretty good idea for an exhibition because there’s a lot of really good bands around at the moment,” Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno told NME.COM. “We only had our photos taken for this recently so we hadn’t seen them before. Do we feel like legends in the making? Not in any way, shape or form, but maybe in black and white – there’s a lot you can do with computers these days.”

‘Future Legends’ is open to the public from today (April 15) until May 27, and original prints from the show can be purchased. For more information see [url=] .