Book your Christmas Celebration at Grow in Hackney Wick, with Slow Fire London in the kitchen!

FOOD. MUSIC. ART. CHRISTMAS PARTY.

WHAT?
Carved out of what was once a sausage factory, we've transformed into a unique, independent canal side bar, kitchen & creative space, conveniently located near Hackney Wick & Stratford stations.  There is indoor seating that can be moved when it's time to dance and an outdoor Hackney Wick Winter Gardens with an outside bar and area to relax by the River Lea, even in winter!  

WHY?
You won’t have another party like it this year!  We’ve teamed up with kitchen residents Slow Fire London, local artists, DJ's and musicians so you can have the party which meets your needs.  Plus, we’re an experiment in ethical and sustainable business that aims to support the local community, we pay London Living Wage and work with local partners to put on a range of free community events throughout the year. Here’s 10 more reasons why you should come to Grow this Winter!

FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT
Pete of Slow Fire London smokes sustainably sourced meat to perfection on his canalside smoker to create a mouth-watering menu with equally-tasty vegan options too.  At the bar, we serve winter warmers (mulled wine and cider and Scottish whisky), organic wines and prosecco, cocktails and a range of locally crafted drinks.  For entertainment, we can work with you to design your night dependent on your budget (from live music, DJs to art performances) and what you want from your festive night out.

SAMPLE MENUS (dependent on numbers and budget)

Buffet Menu

  • Smoked Turkey & Cranberry Wrap

  • Celeriac & Sage Falafel Wrap (vegan)

  • Halloumi Wrap (v)

  • Christmas Pilaf (vegan)

  • Jewelled Freekeh Salad (vegan)

  • Roasted Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Salad

  • Mince Pies

Sit Down Menu

Starters

  • Venison Bresola, Cherry Compote, Cornichons & Sourdough

  • Goats Cheese, Pear, Frisse & Candied Pecan Salad

Main

  • Smoked Turkey, Pigs in Blankets & Sausage-meat Stuffing

  • Cranberry, Chestnut & Sage Nut Roast

All served with roast potatoes, maple glazed carrots, braised red cabbage, brussel sprouts & gravy

Dessert

  • Christmas Pudding with Brandy Custard

  • Salted Caramel Yule Log 

HOW?
We’re a bespoke space and your event should be the same so please email hello@growhackney.co.uk with your contact details and she’ll call you for a chat!

The Air Draft comes to Hackney Wick with a weekend of spoken word and live music

We're excited to announce that on Sat 11 & Sun 12 of August, the AirDraft will moor up at Grow for a weekend of spoken word and live music.  This weekend marks the start this floating pavillion's epic journey travelling along the Regents Canal from Hackney Wick to King's Cross. Starting at Grow and stopping at 3 more locations along the way, this unique space will host a series of live events ranging from spoken word, acoustic performances, jazz, improvised comedy to theatre performances. 

The AirDraft is an innovative and new purpose-built inflatable performance venue on a former industrial barge designed by Thomas Randall-Page and Benedetta Rogers and funded by East London based charity Antepavilion.  The golden balloon-like pavilion with is undulating air-supported floor is an intimate yet dramatic and cultural venue like no other.  It is a unique and exceptional environment to experience performances and with its eye-catching form it will be a striking addition to the cultural landscape of the canal.

EXPERIENCE THE AIRDRAFT AT GROW

SAT 11 & 12 AUGUST
We'll be holding 2 separate events at Grow on each day of the weekend.  The capacity of the AirDraft is limited so we recommend getting down early as entry for performances will be on a first come, first served basis.  The indoor and outside bars will be serving a range of organic and draft drinks with a BBQ & Meze menu by Slow Fire London from the kitchen.

SAT 11 AUGUST
COLLUSION (1-11PM

Collusion is an all-day festival, which showcases music, poetry, and other forms in a variety of styles.  The event is free, and a local mental health charity will benefit from a % of the bar.  Confirmed performances include: Shoreditch Knights,  Amy Cutler,  Antony John and the DJs/Vibe will be postpunk, Italodisco, house, electronica, interesting old school indie, maybe some goth, guitar things, odd bits of folk, good jazz, etc..

SUN 12 AUGUST
ACOUSTIC SPECIAL - GROW LIVE (1-6PM)
Every month, we have an acoustic night at Grow on a Thursday where a range of musicians from across London who span genres take the stage.  For this special event, we go onto the AirDraft for a new experience away from the busy London streets and hear some soul-baring music, insightful lyrics and musical storytelling.

 


 

TEAM GROW raises over £2,000 for Mental Health Charity 'Core Arts' on Hackney Half Marathon day

On Sunday 20 May, the 8 runners of TEAM GROW took on the Hackney Half Marathon.  For most of them it was their first half marathon so they needed inspiration to take on this 13.1 mile challenge... they found it in the amazing work of local mental health charity 'Core Arts'!

With over 24 years experience of promoting positive mental health and wellbeing through creative learning, Core Arts provides quality education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, fulfil their potential and participate fully in their community.

The morning of Sunday 20 May came.  It was a hot day so the runners needed to be mindful of the heat whilst taking on the challenge but they all completed (and enjoyed!) the run, with some remarkable times.  For their effort, their friends and family rewarding them by generously sponsoring them over £1,700 - making them one of the most successful fundraising pages on JustGiving in May (the top 3%!). Wow!  Well done runners and thanks for the generosity of your family and friends.  The fundraising page is still open so there is still time to donate on Grow's JustGiving website.

The after-party, with legendary DJ Dominic Benjamin belting out the party tunes to a canal side full of revellers went on to raise more money, taking the fundraising to over £2150 for Core Arts.  The money raised will go towards the Core Sports Department - which supports external trips and activities, giving Core Art's clients experiences in sports such as white water rafting and bouldering which they might not have access to without this support.

Giuliana Molinari,  Deputy Director Core Arts said:
"Core Arts were delighted to be chosen as the beneficiaries of Grow ’s Hackney Half marathon team for the 2nd year in the row.  Well done to all the runners on the day who were amazing . Plus the excellent post event party, entertainment and food. Thank you all for supporting creativity and mental health. " 

We also want to thank the runners, supporters and people who came down to Grow on the day.  We look forward to next year!

THE LAB take over the GROW's Eco Pod with music, art and a community radio show...

We've joined forces with Studio Bark to launch the 'Grow Eco Pod', located by Grow in Main Yard.   The design principles of this low-impact 'U-Build' pod came out of Studio Bark's desire to make construction truly affordable and self-built, opening up the prospect of self-led construction to a greater proportion of the general public.  The structure incorporates a long pop-up hatch window (powered by reclaimed car-boot pistons), a modular (locally sourced) Douglas Fir skin, and modular green roof.

The 'Grow Pod' started life as a Garden Room for an East London community centre and following its most recent move to part of Grow's eco-system, it is being adopted by a number of different residents to use as their creative home to test out new practices and projects.

Current residents artists and musicians Pete Bennett & Joel Smith who have just begun a two month residency as THE LAB. They will be working on individual and collaborative projects with local musicians, artists and the community at large. These include recorded music, both live and electronic. A ten-part community radio show/sound archive of the area is being recorded and compiled, to be aired weekly on local station  Wick Radio, in conjunction with locally based social enterprise Inner World Arts CIC and part funded by the Near Neighbours Grant from The Centre For Theology & Community. 

Joel Smith will be working on his own musical compositions and written pieces; Pete Bennett his series of paintings, drawings, sculptures, music and writings. Poignantly, The LAB’s work and research over the following weeks, will be backdropped by the changes in land use; demolition; development; gentrification and subsequent community displacement in the Hackney Wick area. A situation both artists have found themselves on the sharp edge of, for some years.  Keep up to date on the LAB on their blog.

An invitation to get involved on Wick Wednesday - 18 APRIL.

To mark the first Wick Wednesday on 18 April (6-9pm), THE LAB invite you inside to hear more about what they're up to and if you want to, record your views in a form a VOX POP (which is taken from the Latin phrase 'Vox populi' that literally means "voice of the people") and suggest a song to add to their show.

After you've been to the LAB, it's then time for free live jazz at Grow!  Join the Rio Quartet plus special guests for this intimate weekly jazz jam with DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between live sets.  As it's Wick Wednesday in addition to the usual 10% off the menu, you can get 10% off the speakeasy cocktails too... We all hope to see you there!

About Wick Wednesday
Wick Wednesday is a new initiative led by Creative Wick that promotes a coordinated creative and cultural events program encouraging locals and visitors to experience a life less ordinary across a whole day in London’s last remaining hidden gem – Hackney Wick.

About Studio Bark
www.studiobark.co.uk
Studio Bark is a Hackney Wick based pioneering architectural practice that delivers inspiring, yet cost-conscious environmental architecture with a hands-on approach to research, design and fabrication. Studio Bark have been developing their low-impact U-Build system for the past two years alongside engineering firm ‘Structure Workshop’ and CNC workshop ‘Cut and Construct’. Using modern CNC cutting technology means pieces can be accurately pre-cut to size and assembled using basic tools and with minimal construction experience..

About Grow Hackney
We are an independently run space and an experiment in ethical business, which includes working with local artists, musicians on collaborative projects to host free events where everyone is welcome. We pay London Living Wage and partner with community projects to share and nurture local talent. Grow has no investment and is built by local Hackney Wickers and relys on the sharing economy of the area. Profits go back into the community.

Motherland at GROW - Surround Yourself in the Sounds of Afro-house in Hackney Wick

On a Saturday night once every two months - African-infused electronic music comes to Hackney Wick with 'Motherland'.   This all-welcome party takes place in our canalside warehouse and is hosted by DJs Kitty Amor, D-Malice, and Sef Kombo.

Growing from strength to strength, each night is filled with warmth, love, high-energy and great vibes.  With the power of music, Motherland births an ever extending family as they become one in this sound.  In the summer months,  Motherland ventures into a more soulful side of the African influence. With the comfort of the great British weather, these sultry sounds feature on the canal-side of Grow from earlier hours in the day before digging deeper and hitting harder 4/4 beats after we move inside as the sun goes down.

Photos on Motherland Facebook page

Motherland is the home of African-infused electronic music. More than just a club event, it's also classified as a movement in a new style of music.  Afro-House is a steadily growing genre that was originally birthed in South Africa although it has grown and branched out of the nation across the globe. The sounds of Africa has a heavy influence on all musical styles, however infusing this sound with 4/4 house productions has had a great impact on its listeners.

Resident DJs Kitty Amor, D-Malice and Sef Kombo are pioneering the surge following the has developed in deep/afro house music. Between these three extremely talented DJs/producers, they have been waving the flag for afro-house over a decade through their established record label, DM.Recordings which is Europe's leading label specialising in this sound headed by D-Malice. Individually they are internationally keeping the sounds of Motherland flourish across borders in countries such as South Africa, Croatia, Kenya, Ibiza, Amsterdam and more. 

MOTHERLAND AT GROW - DATES

  • Saturday 7 April
  • Saturday 2 June
  • Saturday 4 August
  • Saturday 6 October
  • Saturday 1 December

Follow Motherland on Facebook and Instagram

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About Grow, Hackney

Grow is an independent bar, kitchen and creative space carved out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. It is run as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business and works in partnership with local artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups. Every week we host events, ranging from live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, open mic, performance art to DJ collectives and more. We pay London Living Wage. We offer a range of organic and craft drinks from the inside and outdoor bar and from the kitchen, Slow Fire London, serves a seasonal menu which has been freshly prepared in the canal side kitchen.  

Grow exists for music, art, food, conversation, community and belonging. Everyone is welcome. 

Join the team to run the Hackney Half on Sun 20 May and support Core Arts!

At Grow, we're big fans of the work of Core Arts in Hackney so for the 2nd year in a row we're putting a team of runners together to take on the Hackney Half Marathon on Sun 20 May 2018 to help support them!

This 13.1 mile route takes you all around Hackney and goes past both Grow and Core Arts along the way so we think it's the perfect combo to get fit, have fun and raise some money for this amazing charity - all at the same time.

Core Arts has 24 years promoting positive mental health and wellbeing through creative learning. Providing quality education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, fulfil their potential and participate fully in their community.

They also work with our partners at Hackney Wick Boulder Project on an amazing project to help people with mental health issues as part of our Mental Wellbeing Boulder Project 

Everyday they show how art, commununity can change lives and demonstrate just how vital art is.... Let's come together to show our support!

JOIN THE TEAM

If you want to join in but don't want to run, just come along to Grow on Sun 20 May 2018 have have some food and drinks as we'll be donating 10% of the profits from the day.  If you want to run with us, here are 3 simple steps:

3 STEPS

1) If you already have a place on the Hackney Half - Please note it has now sold out - go to step 2

2) Email hello@growhackney.co.uk to register your place (we have a limited number for the team so don't delay.  On the day,  we'll have a table reserved for us all to unwind after the run.   In return for your effort, lunch and 2 free drinks are on us! 

3) Share this JustGiving link below and ask friends and family to donate whatever they can - this is a team page so no pressure to raise money on your own but we do ask that you raise a minimum of £20 each so we can add that together to raise vital funds and awareness for Core Arts. 

About Core Arts

Core Arts has 23 years experience in providing best practice and best value in Mental Health Creative Day Care in London. Based in Hackney, it promotes positive mental health and wellbeing through creative learning. Providing quality education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, fulfill their potential and participate fully in their community. More at corearts.co.uk

WickScapes: Artist Gareth Jones responds to daily life in the Grow Eco-Pod - See his work on Wick Wednesday - 21 February 2018

Artist Gareth Jones has spent the last two months as artist-in-residence in the Grow Eco-Pod, which is located in Main Yard outside Grow.  This pod is designed by local sustainable architecture practice, Studio Bark, and its purpose is to be self-built and to help make construction more affordable.  To mark the end of Gareth's residency, and Wick Wednesday on 21 February, we invite you to enter the pod to see the work he made during this residency as well as a painting which was recently shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Show.  The studio will be 6-9pm.  Grow will also be hosting our weekly live jazz  jam and offer 10% off all orders from the kitchen.

About his residency, Gareth says:

"The location of the Eco-Pod gives views of the unseen sources of the many noises, sitting elevated above the yard at Wallis Road, there is a birds-eye view of the comings and goings.  A hub of activity: all sorts of people come and go; artists, delivery couriers, kitchen staff, skip-divers, local industry, estate agents, security guards (and dogs), scaffolders, landlords, parents and children, party goers.  Performers in a transient unperceived relationship: separate yet co-dependent.

Panoramic view from Grow Eco-Pod

Adapting the Eco-Pod (from live/work space to studio) was simplicity itself, half a day to remove the bunk beds located at one end turned the space into an adequately spacious studio. Without drafts or damp the insulated environment just needed a little heat in these colder months (which is maintained nicely) from a low powered electric heater. 

Once the space was ready, working in a new location needs time to bed in, much like research, truer working can be challenging until a thread appears to pull leading to new focus.  At some point the inertia of previous influences either die away or combine - melding into the newness, developing towards new ideas.  Small and numerous exercises (to find ones feet in the space) connect the senses to the kinetics of making - drawing out the hidden reactions to be translated into marks, leading eventually to the creation of a body of new work, with the working title  'WickScapes'.

Focusing on the environment, the sounds and chaos of demolition and, in parallel, the ideas of loss (physical and psychological) small studies and exercises developed into emotive mark making.  Monochromatic mediums laid down using frottage of found surfaces and tools marks, textures, and graininess developed into concentrated representations of angst and dislocation - as a reaction to seemingly unfettered disruption?  The making is a physically demanding process - made in one visit to the work until complete, it feels as if fight has taken place.  What remains is a record of a series of acts that accrete to form a document of a psychological journey pondering and reflecting destruction, disruption, and dislocation in Hackney Wick.

Hackney WickED Open Studios 2017 was full of music, art and a lot heart !

Each year, Grow is proud to be part of Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios and 2017 (28-30 July) was no different. This festival gives us a chance to the celebrate the creativity in the area and showcase what happens at Grow week-in-week-out.

This year, we had a jam-packed programme with local talent and some new collaborations in the form of performance, music, participation and art - often all at the same time!

On Friday night, we were excited to host the launch party with a show-stopping line-up which started at 9pm, after the opening of the Group Show across the canal at Here East. This group show was curated by artist Gavin Turk and Hackney WickED director, Anna Malony, and included over 65 artists, including some from Grow Studios, showcasing the wide-ranging quality of the artistic practices across Hackney Wick and Fish Island.

At Grow, we were treated to a stirring performance by Grow favourite Hotdoggrrrl and the Sesame Buns, followed by the amazing beatboxing talent of artist Reeps One, plus sets by local guest DJs Jessi, Ghost Trap and Steffi Timanti.

The following day we put on the Grow Village Fete which created a spectacle within a Spectacle to free us even for a moment. This Village Fete focused on collaboration. Despite the rain, through interactions, sociality and play we tried to disentangle ourselves from our everyday lives. Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi says if we can disentangle we may imagine other possible futures, already in our present, but which we have yet to uncover.  We had manifestations of ‘splat the rat’, ‘human fruit machine’, ‘sponge stock’, ‘hoopla’, a raffle, Canababe cakes and plants from local nursery Growing Concerns, a memorable live performance from brass band, Das Brass culminating in Mixed Bag Of Nuts DJs taking us into the night.  We also had a host of volunteers who sold cakes and played games, helping to raise awareness and £280 for local mental health and arts charity, Core Arts.

The artist behind the fete is co-founder of Grow, Jordanna Greaves. Her work is a humorous protest at what it is to comply to the power systems around us and asks ‘can we play to become something new?’ She often works in collaboration, and this Village Fete, as do all the events at Grow, relies on the sharing economy of artists and musicians of the surrounding area, and everyone who walks through its doors.

On the Sunday,  'Hackney Wick Floating Museum' pulled up canalside in the form of two 30" narrow boats that, in tandem, displaying on their flat roofs, the sculptures of Californian artist Jay J. Filipowicz.

The sun came out long enough to have our resident jazz quartet play canalside and for this special performance, they were joined by Japanese comtemporary dancer, Misa Koide who improvised to their fresh and energetic jazz repertoire. We were also joined DJs Jazzintime and Komajazzz who played the best jazz vinyl in between two sets.

To finish the weekend long-programme, we were joined by members of the Blackcat Soundsystem of Fish Island giving us live music of strickly roots and culture vibrations with a mostly improvised content and selectors into the evening.

We crammed a lot in, and that was just at Grow! There was so many artists and musicians across Hackney Wick and Fish Island sharing their talents and passions and we thank everyone for joining in and making this annual celebration a reality. For a full round up and pics from across the open studios, have a read of Hackney WickED's roundup.

Thanks to Moe Sekiya, Anna Malone and Hackney WickED CIC for the following photos.

Who are 'Adventures in Paradise'? Find out ahead of their annual summer party!

Adventures in Paradise are made up of Michelle and Katie and this dynamic duo have been on our decks from the beginning.  We're chuffed to partner with them not only because they squeeze us into their chocca-bloc schedule but they always bring a positive vibe and a collection of their carefully selected tunes for everyones enjoyment.  Adventures in Paradise join us again on Sat 8 July for their annual summer party so we thought we'd ask them some questions so we all can get to know them that little better...

How did you you both meet?
We met in the summer of 2009 at a Love Fever Loft party, DJ Rahaan was playing, it was a great night! It was in a shared cab to an afters that Michelle said "I know you, you're Katie Barber from the Ladybugz". We ended up hanging out afterwards playing music into the small hours and remained friends from then.

Why did you call yourself 'Adventures in Paradise'?The name comes from Minnie Riperton's third album - an artist we both hugely adore Katie had it in her head to use the name for something for a few years and when we got together, we both agreed it would be perfect to use for parties.

It's since evolved into the name we've given our record label, which is launching with a release from Felix Dickinson's band Dedication featuring Danielle Moore, called 'Show Me Love'. 

What kind of music do you play and what inspires you?
We both have an ear for a very similar sound, and the music we play is a sort of hybrid of Balearic and Disco. The different music styles you would expect to hear in one of our mixes, or at one of our parties at Grow would be, Balearic, Disco, Boogie, House, 80's Synth Wave.

We're both hugely inspired by the music that came out of the underground club scene in New York during the 70s & 80s, places like The Loft, Paradise Garage, The Gallery are very influential for us. Also, in the last few years has been a resurgence of music from Africa from the 70s & 80s, that we both love. We are always excited about discovering new music all the time.

What's the best bits of being a resident DJ duo at Grow?
It's a cool venue with an exceptional ethos and great team behind it.

If you could put some decks anywhere (landmark, country, building, community) in the world and play, where would it be?
It would have to be anywhere in Paradise that we can have a right old adventure!

 

Adventures in Paradise
Adventures in Paradise

Fancy fish on Friday? A Weekend BBQ? Or a meal deal to accompany live jazz?

It's summer so we want to give you the best of what the season brings....

FISH FRIDAY
On Friday 19 May, we're launch fish fridays with Slow Fire London so in addition to our normal menu we're serving up sustainably-caught fish from the seas of the South East.  Fish available midday-3pm & 5-8pm.

The menu will be dependent on the catch of the day (announced on our Facebook page) with each dish lovingly made for your enjoyment on our garden terrance by the River Lea.  To kick us off, on the menu -->  whole plaice, marsh sampshire & fennel salad with sauce vierge (£12) and FLT (fish, lettuce tomato!) bun and fries for £10!

WEEKEND BBQ
Slow Fire London do a mean BBQ.  It's not just the grill, they smoke things first....  It smells good, it tastes good and is washed down nicely with a pint or 2 of Korev, our Cornish larger by St Austell Brewery. Need we say more?

WED & THURS MEAL DEAL
Our Wednesday live jazz jam always brings a crowd because the music is fresh and everyone is welcome.  On Thursdays, we celebrate music, art and conversation.  Both nights are always a lot of fun but we want to offer something extra, so we're introducing a burger and fries deal for just £7.50!
 

Jon from 'Gardening for all' inspires us in how we can all be Gardeners!

New local community gardens group - Hackney WICKed Garden, the Grow Team, our customers and kids from our monthly after-school club have all been getting their hands dirty to learn new skills and knowledge about Spring time gardening to help us make the garden beautiful; more attractive to insects and grow more herbs.  We say a massive thanks to everyone!  All the plants are sourced from the community-based Garden Centre down the canal from us at 'Growing Concerns' - who sell lots of amazing garden goodies...so pop in next time you're near Victoria Park.

It started with kids making wildflower seedbombs to take home and planting Red Riding Tulips at their monthly after-school club;  then during a couple of free workshops, Jon from 'Gardens for All' and the community gardeners helped us and customers of Grow make hanging baskets, demonstrated how to recycle and upcycle materials for the garden and how to get seedlings going...

We've even got a sunflower competition - so come down to Grow to see whose sunflower grows the tallest and enjoy everyones effort in making the canal side garden a nice place to relax and be together!

Femme in London - Alok Vaid-Menon and Friends take the stage at Grow in Hackney Wick

On Sunday 26 February, we were thrilled to be joined by nonbinary transfeminine writer, entertainer, and performance artist, Alok Vaid-Menon for a night of poetry, comedy, and performance. On stage, we also welcomed Travis Alabanza & DJ Dae.

The audience were treated to powerful performances asking questions such as: What feminine part of yourself did you have to destroy in order to survive in this world? At what point does femininity become synonymous with apology? Who hurt the people who hurt you? The whole event which left the audience touched, energised and inspired on a Sunday evening in February...

About Alok Vaid Menon
Alok Vaid-Menon is a nonbinary transfeminine writer, entertainer, and performance artist. Alok has been invited to perform, speak, and facilitate at universities, conferences, and organizations across the world; their work has been featured in various outlets like HBO, MTV, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, The New York Times, The New Yorker, TEDx and more.

About Travis Alabanza
Travis Alabanza is a London based, Black, transfemme performance artist and writer. Their work combines live poetry, soundscapes, projection and theatrics to create work around their survival. Their 2015/16 show Stories of a Queer Brown Muddy Kid toured across the UK, selling out venues including the RVT & Housman's Bookstore. As well as being one of the 2016/17 Artist in Residences at the Tate, in the last year their work has been featured in Artsy, Manon, Wildabout - as well as performing in venues both locally and internationally. Alabanza is keen to create and discuss ways in which art can be used with queer youth, and their new show BURGERZ will be showing at Hackney Showroom in March.

About Dj Dae
Dj Dae is a Queer gender bending Pisces hailing from South East London by way of Nigeria and Cameroon. Blending all your favourite tracks with your soon to be favourite Afrobeat tracks until your bed calls your name louder than the music- When in doubt, look for them on the dancefloor

Alok Vaid-Menon

Fear of Fluffing start their 2017 residency at Grow with electronic meanderings

If you haven't experienced the Fear of Fluffing before, you must.  Every situation is unique but equally hypnotic.  With many guises, whether their on stage, on the road, canal side; they inhabit their surrounding and invite you to join the ride.

On Thursday 23 Feb, for the first event of their 2017 residency ay Grow, Reuben Sutherland and The Fear of Fluffling set up for some electrical meanderings, projections, performance and DJ set and it was a delight for the ears, eyes and mind...

With thanks to Timothy Brannan for the photography.

Launching our new partnership with neighbours, the 'Hackney Wick Boulder Project'

We're so excited about our new partnership with the Hackney Wick Boulder Project (HWBP), that we offer their members 10% off ALL food and drink, anytime they come to Grow. It's their official launch party tonight, so join them from at the wall from 6pm for fun at the climbing wall and then from 9pm come to Grow for drinks and dancing to old school rap, reggae, 80s, funk, house and everything in between as legendary DJ, Dominic Benjamin takes the decks….. Come thru and get in the groove!

On another night, why not double up... go climbing then come to our weekly live jazz jam on a Wednesday (7.30PM) or SoulFull Sunday Roast on Sunday (12-6PM) or anything in between. Remember 10% off all food and drink!! Sign up to our mailing list for updates.

About HWBP

This new bouldering wall is 1 min from Hackney Wick Overground. They love climbing, and climbing walls. Most of their adventures start with a chat "down the wall", and end in some wild and rocky place. Other passions are good music, good coffee and good cake! Theymay not be the biggest climbing wall. But they think you will agree that we punch above our weight! Find opening times, pricing and events on the HWPB website.