Marking 100 years of jazz in the UK, the exhibition explores the impact that jazz had on Britons from 1918. 🎷
Jazz provoked reactions ranging from devotion to abhorrence when the idea, and then the sound, of the music first entered the consciousness of the British public in the aftermath of the First World War. Visiting American groups such as the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and the Southern Syncopated Orchestra offered Britons their first chance to experience the music live.
The exhibition highlights how the new jazz sound in post-War nightclubs and dancehalls provided exciting and dynamic material for British artists. Bold depictions of lively dancers by William Roberts and Frank Dobson, will be displayed alongside the Harlem-inspired paintings for which Edward Burra, one of Britain’s foremost Modernist painters, was well-known.
The growing interest in jazz brought black and white musicians, artists and audiences together, and was crucial in influencing changes in British society, moving from stereotypes descended from the minstrel show to a more nuanced understanding of and interest in African American and black British culture.
The exhibition brings together painting, prints, cartoons, textiles and ceramics, moving film, instruments and the all-important jazz sound, to explicitly examine the influence of jazz on British art, design and wider society.
Now open! Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain 27 January 2018 – 22 April 2018. Admission FREE.
Budweiser x Boiler Room’s ‘Discover What’s Brewing’ event series has spotlighted some of the globe’s most iconic DJs and burgeoning artists— across a diverse mix of scenes and subcultures in city locations all over the world. 🌏 🔊
The series comes to Boiler Room’s hometown, London, headlined by New York native Princess Nokia alongside an exciting home grown line-up, South Londoners S4U, BORN N BREAD AND Manara, curated by Princess Nokia herself.
Flying in from New York, rapper Princess Nokia has been making waves globally with her unique blend of tribal beats, with trip hop and R&B. Praised by the likes of The FADER, who produced a documentary about her – Vibe and VICE, her album ‘1992’ was tipped by Rolling Stone as one of its “15 Greatest Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2016”. Hugely influential on Instagram (over 300K followers) Princess Nokia also hosts her own weekly web – radio show as part of her feminist art collective Smart Girls Club. Budweiser x Boiler Room will see her share the stage with women from similar creative backgrounds.
South London’s S4U are a collective of creatives, fronted by vocalist Rosita Bonita and producer Prinz George. Together they pull together influences from 90’s R&B, avant garde electronica, hip hop and garage, with visuals that vary from lo-fi homages to dance-centric videos for the likes of TLC, to Lynchian fantasies.
With a self-published yearly zine, slots at some of the summer’s biggest festivals, and events curated by themselves at institutions like the ICA, the V&A BORN N BREAD are a creative collective of friends. Their talents span across photography, DJing, videography, styling and more – with a DIY mantra, creating their own lane and opportunities
Night Slugs and Fader To Mind affiliated DJ and producer Manara, who will be playing on the night, have played for the two labels on both sides of the pond. The South Londoner now has her own show BBC AZN Network on Radar Radio.
As a truly international brand, Budweiser is giving rising local DJs, bands, hip- hop acts and more the chance to export their fresh sounds to the rest of the world. This music series, in partnership with Boiler Room, sees the brand step up and support the up-and-coming artists who embody what Budweiser is all about, introducing people to an entirely new world of music around the globe.
Since its debut in July 2016, the series has taken in shows in Mumbai, Santiago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Brussels, Seoul, Hanoi, Denver, Rio and Miami, where Danny Tenaglia, Actress, Josey Rebelle and Nines provided the soundtrack for a night dedicated to exploring the foundations of US house and techno. Hip-hop icon Jazzy Jeff took to the decks in Philadelphia, while in Bengaluru for example, Fractal Fantasy founders and audiovisual savants Zora Jones & Sinjin Hawke were the focus of a bill that also showcased the talents of footwork star Jlin, and Indian electronica acts like Kumail and Aerate Sound.
Get ready for a taste of the ‘Big Orange’ as Tel Aviv comes to London this autumn. Situated on the glittering Mediterranean coast and dubbed the ‘Miami of the Middle East’, this vibrant Israeli city is a rising cosmopolitan metropolis of food, art, fashion and nightlife. 🇮🇱 😋🎶💯🎉👨👨👧👧😜🍷🍺😎
Bringing the best of the city to the UK, TLV in LDN offers a unique opportunity to experience its rich cultural landscape right on your doorstep.
Camden’s Roundhouse is the hub for this four-day showcase, with satellite events taking place across the city at locations including Cadogan Hall and The Coronet.
– Food festival by esteemed Israeli chef Shaul Ben-Aderet
– Performances and workshops by dance troupe Mayumana
– Exhibition curated by internationally renowned artist Ori Gersht
– Live DJ set from Guy Gerber
Indulge your senses and discover the delights of this jewel of the Med!
Visit this new London jazz festival and discover top UK contemporary bands to excite and challenge your musical self. Summer Jazz Weekenders takes place in Greenwich Peninsula’s beautiful outdoor amphitheatre in Peninsula Gardens. Two bands a day for four days of music over two weekends. 🎶🎷
Summer Jazz Weekenders is in association with Jazz FM and will also feature MI-SOUL Radio DJs, live contemporary circus performances by Upswing, Ping Pong fun with Pongathon, an area of workshops, food and relaxation for families by MOTHERBRUNCH, artist workshops with Honeyscribe and street food by Craft London.
UK jazz today experiments and takes risks, drawing on an eclectic mix of musical influences from hiphop, folk, electronic music, rock, soul and music from all over the world. Experience the diversity of the modern UK jazz scene through a mixture of established and fresh musicians with a variety of musical and cultural influences.
Back for a 43rd year boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. With over 170,000 people attending in 2016, the show is now one of the biggest public events in the UK.
Roots Reggae Day is back again for 2017. Expect a whole host of international and legendary talent of reggae, dub and ska throughout the day.
His love for dancehall and reggae music began from an early age, while he was going to primary school. He did not got
his break until 2000 when he met with fellow dancehall artiste Oniel Bryan popular known as Elephant man. This led to him started writing songs for Elephant man. In 2001 he was featured on his “Good To Go” Tour. Bugle was also featured on BET’s 106 and Park and Appearance 2002 MTV Awards in Japan.
Hailing from San Fernando in Trinidad. Encouraged by her mother (to whom she pays moving tribute on “Mama”), she began entering local talent shows from the age of nine, writing her own calypsos and even rapping on national television. Now under the management of Graeme Sealy and Trini Productions; Queen Omega continues to tour the Caribbean and Europe and has performed on many of the largest Reggae festival stages such as; Reggae Rising (USA), SNWMF (USA), JaSound (France), African Music Festival (Germany) and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
Mafia & Fluxy
Blood brothers and masters of drums and bass guitar. They are known as the Sly and Robbie of the UK. With 30 years in the business producing music for every jamaican legendary name, they have toured and produced music for artists like Luciano, Gregory Issacs, John holt, Horace Andy, Beres Hammond, Taurus Rily to mention a few. Mafia and Fluxy are the nicest guys and the Talent of reggae music backing up many of our star names on LCS Roots day.
Prophet is a legendary Jamaican performer from 1977 now resident in the UK and has energy that excels. His 1980 album ‘Serious Reasoning’ was released by Island Records in the UK, establishing his reputation internationally. Michael Prophet thrives on live stage performance and his enthusiasm is infectious.
Hailing from South london were the 80’s girlpower band in reggae.
They have a strong roots sound with soul. Abacush have reformed for 2017 and bring their joyful vibes to Lambeth Country Show.
Son of the late great Alton Ellis, one of the rock steady heroes of reggae music. Alton had a record shop in Brixton for many years, was based in the UK and toured worldwide. His son Christopher sounds remarkably like his father, and is also a great vocal artist. See him live with his own Ellis brand of reggae and playing tribute to his father.
Coming from a musical background, Teshay Makeda has been singing since the age of seven. She started showcasing with The Twelve Tribes of Israel and she was part of the school choir. At the age of ten, she joined Vocal Zones Productions where she was vocally trained really improving her performance ability. These foundations have moulded Teshay into the artist that she is today.
Fresh to the UK reggae scene, but are offer the finest dub and heavyweight lovers rock. The band tour internationally with artists like Hollie Cook and they are masters of their craft and will kick off the Main Stage.
Unique event offering fun, food and culture for the whole family. Fall in love with Japan, or simply discover something quirky, new and cool. This year, HYPER JAPAN has something for everyone, no matter what your age or passion.
The festival is transforming the Tobacco Dock space into a unique celebration of music, food, drink, fashion and technology, drawing inspiration from both the traditional and future of Japan.
Expect a sensory overload as the music, smells, sights and tastes of this intriguing and exciting culture transport you to another world! With well-known performers, exhibitors, a food festival, and creative workshops to experience, HYPER JAPAN is the ultimate event for those eager to discover new, exciting trends and certified Japanophiles alike!
🇯🇵 Fancy something futuristic with a nod to nostalgia? Taking to the HYPER JAPAN live stage will be self produced chiptune songstress TORIENA, who writes, sings, programs and produces her own music using two Game Boys!
🇯🇵 Want to give it a go yourself? Sign up to the Chiptune workshop, hosted by local artist Shirobon and featuring TORIENA, where you can learn how to use your retro gaming device to create something magically musical.
🇯🇵 Want something a little edgier? 3-person unit REOL will also be taking to the stage to deliver their signature electronica sounds. For something different try KAIEN – a musical performance unit bringing together dance, technology, video, and 3D holograms for a truly unique experience. Meanwhile KIRIE combines dance, music, and calligraphy to express traditional Japanese myths and stories using modern artistic techniques.
🇯🇵 Looking for an interactive work of art? Tokyo Rickshaw incorporates a group of talented, eye catching acrobats, bringing a real rickshaw for people to clamber in to!
A visual spectacular, the festival will once again bring the events annual fashion show to life, showing off the very best in Kawaii style. For those with a penchant for manga or anime, the COSTest cosplay competition and COSParade showcase will evoke some impressive Japanese character inspired costumes that are not to be missed.
For those seeking out the more traditional side of Japan, guests can try their hand at doing calligraphy, origami and making authentic kokeshi dolls. Ideal for those who enjoy crafting with a twist!
Finally, foodies will not be disappointed. This year the festival takes their culinary offering to a new level, bringing London’s Urban Food Fest to the show for the very first time! The hippest street-food vendors this side of Shoreditch are rocking up at the Tobacco Dock with their charming retro food trucks.
Indulge and discover new food creations, fusing East and West with delicious effect. Fancy a Japanese inspired tipple? The Sake Experience 2017 will give visitors the chance to sample a variety of sake from big international brands, all the way to smaller, niche producers. Don’t forget to pop by the MIO Station to pick up a bottle of their sparkling sake!
An evening of entertainment curated with Eat Your Own Ears, bringing the feel and atmosphere of London’s much loved Field Day festival to the heart of Soho.
Discover dazzling acoustic music in a gothic Chapel and dance in a secret garden to live DJ sets at this magical micro-festival in a historic townhouse in central London.
HoSB believe in paying it forward; for every ticket bought, one will be given to someone who would not be able to afford one themselves, opening access to culture, live music and our home in Soho with social inclusion at its heart.
Pay it forward tickets will be given to people affected by homelessness, who are part of the House’s Employment Academy, the Soho community, or are supported by one of the many charities they work with.
Garden room DJs:
Field Day DJs
The Chapel of St Barnabas live music:
Plus a special guest!