A variety night of upcoming and visionary talent... an entertaining evening where you can WIN PRIZES!
Entry includes a FREE raffle ticket with presents including the "Stranger Danger Shot round"
£5 before 9pm, £7 after, closes at midnight.
Featuring BURLESQUE from Kheski Kobler, PERFORMANCE ART from Apple Tart and Lucy Hutson, COMEDY from Lorna Shaw and Katie O'Brien, FILM from Natalie Anastasiou, SPOKEN WORD from KoKo Brown, THING from Theodore van der Beek, a FULL SET from The Loveburns, DJ John the Revelator and more!!! + an encounter with Ben Hell's Tarot Emporium
*Theodore van der Beek*
A cabaret act where I hatch out of a giant egg and sing a jazz number or dance
Award winning London based burlesque and clown performer and specialising in surreal and comic acts. I have featured at nights such as Bar Wotever at the The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Save Rubyyy Jones, Mzz Kimberley's @ Cecils, Foo Foo Labelle, Baby Lame's Shit Show and won 'Most Innovative' at the Neo Burlesque Awards 2015.
Live art performative lecture about the similarities in my experiences with the women's institute and gay dating app grinder. This piece was originally made for ducky club night in London and has been toured extensively round performances festivals and cabaret nights as far as New York
Natalie Anastasiou’s films decontextualise and dislocate archival video footage in order to form untold narratives. Archivists are no longer neutral, impartial collectors of history but agents assembling a collective memory and socially constructing human identity
“Paper Cuts” follows the journey of a male artist as he struggles to balance the expectations of the art world with his own identity. Forced to wear multiple guises he desperately attempts to find his place in society, along the way becoming the very cliché he sought to avoid.
London born Performance Artist, Neo-Burlesque, Drag King and Mime, Apple Tart first hit the stage in 2009. Graduating form Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in 2012. Forever synthesising gender and age. Tart's showgirl nature has disgraced the stage in an array of late night laser light, cabaret freak shows. Tart's skills rage from contemporary dance to laser light costume and clowning. Apple is always ready to delight an audience with her offensive charm. Tart's performance have traveled over seas including SPIE Laser Conferences, San Francisco to The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London bound- and can be frequently spotted at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, Cirque le Soir and the Resistance Gallery.
The sounds will be generated by a series of performative and playful gestures using a range of sculptural objects and props. Together the movements and actions would create a soundscape entitled 'The Birth of the Cosmic Orchestra'. The objects would gesture universal forms with a low level of audience interaction (the audience interaction would be an additional element not a defining factor of the work ).
*Katie O'Brien as 'Trishelle'*
Disheveled washed up Trishelle brings life wisdoms, a philosophical drunk who claims not to know much but discusses challenging topics frankly.
"Character comedy at its very best – brave, committed, brilliantly performed and – most importantly – completely hilarious." ★★★★★ To Do List
“Side-splittingly funny... tantamount to a work of genius.” ★★★★★ Everything Theatre
Katie won BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS at British Independent Film Festival for Comedy Short, IS IT DEAD YET?' #BiFF2016
Live and direct from the music swamps of London. Here come The Loveburns, the deviationist pop demons. Come glory. Come blind faith and pain. Come the serenades to flesh and brain from Joao Drumbeat, Daz the Blister Bass and the 6 twang steve. 3 musicians aching to bring you the noise from beyond.
Drink the Grail wine, suck on perfume nightsweats, we speak stories from always , make us yours. Rock and roll, Screaming soul and bad jazz synth filth have made us mean it. Make us yours, 21 st century vagabond radiation from the noise to vibrate your love to.
Vive la musica
Vive The Loveburns
*Ben Hell's Tarot Emporium*
Ben Hell has been reading tarot for longer than you have existed. Or wanted to. He's read them pretty much everywhere, from fetish parties & Portuguese villas to Occult conferences & Mediaeval Baebes shows. He had a job reading fortunes on the phone for a psychic hotline for awhile, but gave up when a random Glaswegian wanted him to contact his dead parents. He doesn't do dead people. More recently, he reduced a police woman to tears with sage advice regarding her would-be boyfriend. He's good at this.
If you don't believe that, come find out for yourself. His current goal is to relieve tarot reading of it's quasi-mystical garb, and drag in kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Because this stuff actually works. And the Emporium is opening it's doors, again. You lucky pups.
*DJ John the Revelator*
John the Revelator is a resident DJ for Dirty Water Records and Heatwave (magazine), runs legendary occasional club night Have Love Will Travel and is one of the organisers of the Stoke Newington Music Festival.
"John the Revelator's djing skills are as smooth as a freshly buttered bannister" - James Meynell, Soho Radio
"John the Revelator is our number one guest DJ. After ourselves, there's no one better for filling the dance floor" - Dirty Water Records
"One hell of a DJ rocking the roof off every venue worth doing the boogaloo in" - Sterling Roswell (Spacemen 3)
"John the Revelator spins platters like a platter spinner should do" - Travis Elborough (author of The Long-Player Goodbye: How vinyl changed the world)