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London Jazz Festival at various venues until Sunday 25 November 2018

The Capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK’s landmark music events. 🎺🎷🎸🎼🎵🎶🎤

The festival was created in 1992 by live international music producers, Serious. The festival emerged from the long-standing Camden Jazz Week which was created in 1970; with the active support of the London Arts Board (now Arts Council England, London). Serious – who had for some years produced the Camden Jazz Week – engineered a transition that saw the evolution of the festival. Taking a mix of international and British artists and a commitment to education activity, the London Jazz Festival began to spread its wings. The aims of the festival still remain the same today; celebrating the place of jazz in a city which is at ease with its rich cultural diversity, and drawing in a multitude of venues across London who present the music, week in, week out, throughout the year.

The festival is produced by Serious, one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Serious produces events that range from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programmes, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events. Alongside its core role as a live music events producer, it works in artist and rights management. Alongside this exists the registered charity, Serious Trust, which has been established to support the next generation of artists and audiences through our artist development, learning and participation and commissioning programmes.

www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

Location:
Various

Times:
Various

Price:
Various

Brixton Disco Festival at Electric Brixton on Saturday 13 October 2018

Following the inaugural sold out Brixton Disco Festival back in April, the disco extravaganza is back for a one-off special event, at the iconic Electric Brixton this October. Revellers can again expect high levels of production & stage spectacles to compliment an unmissable night of Disco! 🎉 🎶

Featuring two of the biggest disco DJs on the planet, Dimitri From Paris and Late Nite Tuff Guy will be heading things up, supported by Pablo Contraband and a takeover of Room 2 by one of London’s finest disco collectives, Stevie Wonderland.

Disco doyen Dimitri From Paris is one of the most prolific disco producers and DJs of our time, having created numerous masterpiece across his career. Where other DJs shy away from defining their sound for fear of being pigeon-holed, Dimitri has no qualms about being known as a ‘disco king’.

Late Nite Tuff Guy is a new breed of disco vigilante, peddling the most credible of disco edits and accruing some serious acclaim from an illustrious roll call of industry people in the know. Greg Wilson, Jackmaster and Dimitri from Paris have been regularly playing a handful of LNTG tracks in any given set and their ongoing support is testament to the quality of his work.

www.brixtondiscofestival.com

Location:
Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, Brixton, London SW2 1RJ

Times:
10 pm – 5 am

Price:
From £27.50 book online

Hip Hop Zoo launch party at Fu Manchu Bar on Friday 2 February 2018

Mixing immersive activities, surprise performances alongside dedicated ringmasters and a Jumanji style atmosphere. Expect confetti cannons, glitter and a rumpus of hip-hop beats. This will not be an average weekly event. 🐼

A ringmaster will lead the night’s procession at Hip Hop Zoo, entertaining guests throughout taking them on a jungle journey from start to finish. Dancers will wow the crowd, dressed head to toe in animal prints and body paint with giant animal heads alongside secret guest performances from headline DJs and acts. To drop a few names, Raekwon, Fatman Scoop and M.O.P have all been booked to perform on past events between the teams.

Hip Hop Zoo will soon turn in to London’s weekly party paradise, imagine an indoor space with vibrant colours and jungle theme surrounded by the pandemonium of an unleashed zoo. Animal fancy dress is highly recommended.

www.fumanchu.co.uk

Location:
Fu Manchu Bar, 15-16 Lendal Terrace, London SW4 7UX

Time:
9pm – 3am

Tickets:
From £15 book online

Constella OperaBallet – Sideshows at Lilian Baylis Studio (Sadler’s Wells) 25 and 26 November 2017

An anarchic opera and ballet spectacular featuring dancing bears, mystical palm readers and explosive fire-eaters. Roll up! Roll up! For the most un-hinged circus show in town!

Staring life as a single song, morphing into a song cycle and now in its premiere production of the final and complete two act extravaganza! Throughout its development, Sideshows has been awarded the Lord Mayor’s Composition Prize and the Philip Bates Prize. In various guises Sideshows has been performed over 60 times across the UK and US, including Constella’s production which has been broadcast twice on BBC Radio 3 to critical acclaim.

www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/constella-operaballet-sideshows

Location:
Sadler’s Wells, Lilian Baylis Studio, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

Times:
Saturday 7:45pm
Sunday 2pm and 7:45pm

Prices:
From £12 book online

Budweiser x Boiler Room Discover What’s Brewing @ location TBA / 5th September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: to be announced

@ To be announced

Tickets are free, request invite online

www.boilerroom.tv/microsite/budweiser-whats-brewing-in

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.

Next up with Budweiser, we're in London with some of the best of the best – RSVP here: blrrm.tv/bud

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Grimeborn @ Arcola Theatre / until September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL

Tickets: from £10 with an Arcola Passport

www.arcolatheatre.com/grimeborn

Bold new versions of classic operas. Rarely-seen and long-forgotten works. Brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies. Whether it’s your first or your latest opera experience, you’ll be right at home at Grimeborn 2017.

 

THE MARRIAGE OF KIM K book online

The Kardashian musical 💋.
The Mozart opera 🎻.
At the same time 😍.

 

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN book online

Once upon a time, deep in the woods, a man caught a vixen… This humorous, life-affirming celebration of nature comes to Grimeborn with a brand new chamber arrangement.

 

HE SILKEN LADDER & A HUSBAND AT THE DOOR book online

A double bill about mistaken identities, mismatched lovers, narrow escapes and unexpected undergarments.

 

UNE EDUCATION MANQUÉE book online

A deliciously madcap and witty 45-minute French operetta about two teenaged newly-wed aristocrats.

 

DIARY OF ONE WHO DISAPPEARED book online

Janáček’s song-cycle is updated as the video-diary of an asylum centre worker. A dramatic tale of cross-cultural love, identity and indecision from the acclaimed Shadwell Opera.

 

PORGY & BESS book online

For their latest outing to Grimeborn, Basement Orchestra contront Gershwin’s masterpiece, telling the story with key details and extracts, live singers and dazzling musicianship.

 

OPERA MOUSE book online

Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Don’t miss this Sunday morning spectacular for young children and adults alike.

 

ARMIDE book online

Armide falls for her nemesis will she pick love, or vengeance? Ensemble OrQuesta brings this thrilling tale of desire, betrayal and magic from the crusades into the present.

 

V book online

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night , V is a devised musical by young people aged 14-25 from Arcola’s award-winning Creative Engagement department.

 

SAMSON AND DELILAH book online

The source of Samson’s power is a secret – but when Delilah decides to root it out, her discovery threatens to change the course of history forever. A new production from WhatsOnStage award-winner Aylin Bozok (Werther, Pelléas et Mélisande).

 

COLLISION book online

Part absurdist science-fiction, part sultry cabaret, Collision is a Dada-esque piece with new cabaret and jazz influenced music. How would you spend your world’s end weekend?

 

IL LETTO book online

Told by Puccini’s wife Elvira Bonturi, Il Letto is a tale about the destructive tensions between real life and opera, heroines and muses.

 

FUN AT THE FESTIVAL book online

A real treat for opera and new writing lovers, these three little gems make for a fun-filled evening at the festival.

 

THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY book online

The multi-award-winning, five-star production returns to London. In Chicago, 1924, two college kids sign a contract in blood. Can they carry out the perfect crime?

 

Lambeth Country Show 2017 @ Brockwell Park / until Sunday 16th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-20:00

@ Brockwell Park, London SE24 9BJ

Free entry

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.

Bugle
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.

Queen Omega
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.

Michael Prophet
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.

Abacush
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.

Christopher Ellis
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.

Teshay Makeda
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.

General Roots
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.

RSVP on Facebook.

Leyton Carnival @ Leyton Cricket Ground / Saturday 1st July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 1pm-7pm

@ Leyton Cricket Ground, Crawley Road, London E10 6RJ

Free entry

www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/leyton-carnival

Join East London’s biggest street party as the Leyton Carnival fills the streets of Leyton with Caribbean colours, music and flavours. The theme this year is Around the World, so expect to be amazed by colours, feathers and all things that sparkle!

Elaborate floats and colourful costumed performers wind their way through the streets to the sound of steel bands and calypso music. Watch the carnival parade, join in the fun and visit the tempting food stalls, funfair rides, cinema and music at Leyton Cricket Ground. One of East London’s biggest and best annual events!

The festival will kick off at lunch time with the traditional Caribbean carnival leaving the sports ground at 1pm as they dance and swirl through the streets. Leyton High Road is taken over with the Carnival as it fills the streets with steel bands, mobile sound systems, dancers and performers.

The Family Festival then takes place shortly after this, with performers showing off their elaborate costumes back in the show ground.

But that’s not it! Once the Carnival Parade is finished there will be a host of entertainment back in the Show Ground with music from Aswad and Lovers Rock group filling the stage with their fabulous music.

The Pavillion will host a themed tea room serving coffee, tea and cakes throughout the day plus a variety of local vendors will be selling a wide range of food and drinks to keep you going! Bars will be serving delicious Carnival themed drinks.

Friday Late x Boiler Room @ V&A / Friday 30th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30–22:00

@ Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Free entry, arrive early before it gets to a one-in-one-out policy!

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

As the opening event of REVEAL, a week-long festival celebrating the opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, V&A Friday Late teams up with the online music broadcasting platform Boiler Room to present a dynamic programme of experimental sounds. We invite you to explore what happens when the digital and physical collide. Step into pixel-rich interfaces to question the freedom of online broadcasting, and join global link-ups live from New York and Tokyo.

RSVP on Facebook.

Sunfall 2017: a new festival for London @ Brockwell Park / Saturday 12th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00 – 22:00

@ Sunfall, Brockwell Park, London SE24 9BJ

Tickets: from £55 book online

www.sunfall.co.uk

Sunfall festival is brought to you by the teams behind XOYO, The Nest and Phonox as well as Croatian festivals Dimensions and Outlook. A festival of two halves: party together by day, go your own way by night… 🌝🌚

Village Underground: Mastermix.
Jackmaster / DJ Bone / Denis Sulta / Peggy Gou / Spencer / Jayda G

Jazz Cafe: Worldwide.
Gilles Peterson / Romare (dj set) / Yussef Kamaal

Brixton Electric: Dimensions.
Larry Heard aka Mr Finger (live) / Amp Fiddler (live) / Palms Trax / HAAi / Dimensions Soundsystem

Corsica Studios: Make Me.
Ben UFO / Helena Hauff / Call Super / Shanti Celeste / A Made Up Sound / Make Me DJs

Brixton Jamm: Outlook x Southbound.
DBridge / Special Request / 4Hero b2b Stretch / Randall b2b Doc Scott / Om Unit / Commix / MCs DRS & GQ

Bloc: Giegling.
Konstantin / Kettenkarussell / Leafer Legov

Phonox: Horse Meat Disco.
Move D / Horse Meat Disco

Bianca Road BrewCo: Rhythm Section.
Beautiful Swimmers /Bradley Zero

MangleE8: Floating Points
Floating Points (DJ set) / Jon Rust

XOYO: Co-Op Presents
Madlib / Henry Wu / K15 / Moses Boyd / Marcman / IG Culture / Alex Phountzi / Eric Lau / Gilla / + more

RSVP on Facebook.

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