GROW STUDIOS COWORKING SPACE

Grow has provided space for creatives and entrepreneurs in Hackney Wick for over 10 years.

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Grow Studios has a few spaces left in their creative co working space. 

We have a small community of creatives and artists using the space who are mindful and respectful of each others working habits. It's generally a quiet place but is a friendly and social atmosphere. 

We have a handful of partitioned 2 x 2.4 metre spaces for artists with overhead storage and desks can be provided. There is more storage space available in the unit. 

As well as partitioned spaces for artists and creatives, we have a number of desk spaces (permanent) available for £180 a month. 

• Meeting room for up to 10 people (Free for members) 

• Natural light 

• High speed internet 

• Communal lounge space 

• Unlimited free tea and coffee 

• Flexi rolling contracts 

• 20% off drinks and 10% off food at Grow, Hackney Bar & Kitchen 

• Access to Grow’s creative community 

Desk space *** £180 PER MONTH *** 

Artists studio space *** £270 PER MONTH *** 

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Join the team to run the Hackney Half on Sun 19 May and support Core Arts!

At Grow, we're big fans of the work of Core Arts in Hackney so for the 3rd year in a row we're putting a team of runners together to take on the Hackney Half Marathon on Sun 19 May 2019 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 19 May 2019 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 OR are still able to get one - please check the Hackney Half Website to see if places are still available…

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 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 try and 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

The Air Draft returns to Grow as we host the London Short Film Festival in January 2019

We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting next year's London Short Film Festival in January, alongside the ICARich Mix LondonRegent Street Cinema and Curzon Cinema Soho . On Sat 12 and Sun 13 January, the Air Draft returns to Grow and throughout the weekend, films and performances will be shown in this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. This weekend also includes the LSFF 2019: Emo Video Jukebox and LSFF 2019: Sketch Night + Live Comedy.

The Air Draft is repurposed industrial barge-turned-inflatable theatre, the Air Draft (created by architects Thomas Randall-Page and Benedetta Rogers) and is designed to float atop Hackney’s waterways hosting performance and play. Inspired by architect Jeffrey Shaw’s “floating city” Ant Farm, the London Short Film Festival has programmed two days of live performance and film, taking the Air Draft’s homage to public art and playfulness further down the rabbit hole of LSFF’s fascination with the pneumatic. Full programme below.

Arrive an hour early before the performance and stay-for-a-long-as-you-like post-film in the Winter Garden to enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks (including organic wines and processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce and some food from guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. 

PROGRAMME

Saturday 12 January

A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: LONE TAXIDERMIST PERFORMS TRIFLE

(16:00 & 19:30) on the AirDraft
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Fresh from the twisted machinations and fertile imagination of Cumbrian-born, London-dwelling artist and seer Natalie Sharp, Lone Taxidermist’s debut album Trifle is a gallery of grotesquerie not recommended for either the nervous of disposition or lactose intolerant. Arriving from a nocturnal world of sex and skullduggery, these irreverent and outlandish ditties exist on a unique psychic realm in which the profane and profound happily step out together on the lash - a collision between the high-maintenance and the kitchen sink that’s a feverish spectacle tobehold. The live experience of this musical and visual journey takes us into the unruly depths of sploshing, gender bending, food porn and squelchy mass ritual. Lone Taxidermist’s utterly bizarre and otherworldly dominatrix tactics, all wrapped up in plastic, turn audiences members into exhibitionists.

Invariably on the lookout for new and surreal dimensions of expression, Sharp’s malicious metier lurks somewhere between the eldritch diva manifestations of Diamanda Galas and the wry reflections of Victoria Wood, yet equally driven by a magpie spirit and conceptual chutzpah redolent of Leigh Bowery and an acidic wit damaged by John Cooper Clarke. It’s a stylistic path that has led to her being increasingly over-subscribed as collaborative maverick of choice for a dizzying array of artists, including recent work with Jenny Hval and Gazelle Twin.

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ACTION SPACE

16:30 in Grow
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Huw Wahl, UK 2016, 86 mins

Founded by the filmmaker’s father Ken Turner and Mary Turner in 1968, Action Space used large interactive inflatable structures to create interventions into public spaces. By bringing together artists, performers, dancers, painters and musicians, the movement sought to produce cultural democratic spaces for art, education and creative play outside of the restrictive gallery system arena. This film looks at the years between ‘68 and ‘78, exploring contemporary and pertinent issues around public / private space, individual / collective creativity, community and responsibility, emancipation and play. Featuring archive footage alongside discussions with key members of the movement, present-day writers and theorists, it uses the construction of a new inflatable to bring these arguments into the contemporary realm. This is the story of a radical artist-led art movement told through a personal lens.

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A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: A BEAUTIFUL BODY HORROR VIDEO SHOW

17:45 (Air Draft)
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Also shown on Sunday 18:30 (Air Draft)
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A programme of work by artist filmmakers whose work delves into manipulation of the human body, whether through animation or in real life, to create grotesque and stunning images which amaze and astound. We showcase work by Rachel MacLean, Ross Blake, David Lewandowski, Jasmine de Silva, Bart Hess, Nadia Lee Cohen, Monica Menez, Harriet Fleuriot &; Sarah Cockings.

A Beautiful Body Horror Video Show

EXPRMNTL

18:30 (Grow)
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Also shown on Sunday 16:00 (AirDraft)
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Brecht Debackere, 2016, Netherlands, 65’

Knokke, Belgium. A small mundane coastal town, home to the beau-monde. To compete with Venice and Cannes, the posh casino hosts the second World Festival of Film and the Arts in 1949, organized in part by the Royal Cinematheque of Belgium. To celebrate cinema’s 50 year existence, they put together a side programme showcasing the medium in all its shapes and forms: surrealist film, absolute film, dadaist film, abstract film. The side programme would soon become a festival in its own right called Exprmntl, dedicated to experimental cinema, and would become a mythical gathering of the avant-garde, championing Expanded Cinema and the integration of multimedia arts, music and non-cinema spaces. Exprmntl knew only five editions, in 1949, 1958, 1963, 1967 and 1974 but those five editions became known as the most legendary of all experimental film festivals.

The documentary Exprmntl tells the story of experimental film through the history of this festival, a history which tells us how we came to understand what we watch, a history which questions the very nature of film and how a big part of how we understand our world relies on the very nature of moving images, very much in line and a source of inspiration for LSFF’s programming.

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EMO VIDEO JUKEBOX

20:30 (Grow)
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After gestating for the better part of the Nineties, emo broke through to the MTV2 mainstream in the early Aughts, suckering in the angsty young hearts and existential woes of a million kohl-eyed teens.

For LSFF’s Saturday night offering, we bathe in the millennium’s last true subculture. We’re throwing it back with a music video jukebox from the pre-broadband golden age of punk rock and emo, featuring directors Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry and the music of Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World, Rival Schools and many more.

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Sunday 13 January

EXPRMNTL

16:00 (AirDraft)
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NEW SHORTS: SKETCH NIGHT & LIVE COMEDY

17:00 (Grow)
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LSFF’s always raucous Sketch Night is back delivering quick hit shorts and live comedy to thaw out your wintry soul. Warm up with Bug’s Adam Buxton, Steve Oram (Aaaaaaaah!), Mathew Kelly (Stars in your Eyes), Asa Butterfield (Hugo) and Jason Flemyng (Lock Stock &; Two Smoking Barrels) appearing as psychopathic puppets, Scandi detectives, devil worshippers and, you know, everything in between. 64’

Live comedy from sketch duo Ladylikes interrogating gender expectations and female relationships, and Nigerian-born, London-based stand up Akin Omobitan. In association with Short Sighted Cinema. Hosted by Gem Carmella.

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INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY: THE ART OF LIVING AND THE SCIENCE OF LIFE

17:15 (Air Draft)
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Nick Jordan/Clara Casian, 2017, UK, 59’

A documentary portrait of Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research (Braziers), a resident community and progressive college exploring co-existence, collective work and our place in nature. Centred upon insights from current residents and members, the film interweaves scenes of daily life with the natural features, architectural characteristics and diverse cultural history of the community.

Set in the wider context of intentional communities, sustainable living, and the economics ofpostcapitalism, Intentional Community explores the ‘sociobiological’ ideas of Braziers’ founders -psychiatrist Norman Glaister and educationalist Dorothy Glaister, who established the community in 1950 as a social experiment in group co-existence. Today, Braziers is the longest-running secular resident community in the UK, and hosts courses and festivals such as Supernormal.

Structured with a collaged, layered approach, the composite film makes correspondences between the past and present, combing interior and exterior spaces of the gothic manor house with material from Braziers’ archive of photographs, audio recordings and film; including scenes from a Situationist gathering in 1964, attended by writers Alexander Trocchi and Jeff Nuttall, artist John Latham and psychiatrist R.D. Laing. Intentional Community also explores Braziers’ links to the Common Wealth political party, the Order of Woodcraft Chivalry/Kibbo Kift and GrithFyrd peace camps, reflecting Braziers’ deep-rooted social values, progressive ideas on education, ecological awareness and pertinent links to the counterculture.

Original soundtrack score by Lord Mongo.

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A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: A BEAUTIFUL BODY HORROR VIDEO SHOW

18:30 (Air Draft)
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About the Airdraft

The AirDraft is an innovative and 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.

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End of Year Fond farewells and New Food! We're looking for a new kitchen resident in 2019!

After 2 and a half  years of making glorious food together, at the end of the year, we wave a fond farewell to kitchen residents ‘Slow Fire London’ as Pete and the team move onto pastures and culinary adventures anew..  We wish them all the best and will continue to follow their journey! This means, we’re looking for a new kitchen resident in 2019.

We’re looking to partner up with a new kitchen business in late January 2019 who shares the same values as Grow. The contract is for 1-year (which could result in an extension) and we would expect to work together to ensure a great menu is on offer, coupled with great service and a positive working relationship - all with with the aim of both Grow and your business being financially sustainable.

We are welcoming expressions of interest. Please email jordanna@growhackney.co.uk with what you can offer and why you think we would be a good fit and we will send you more details to make a full proposal.

Women of the Wick - artist Sara Kärpänen takes over the eco-pod in Grow Studios

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Sara Kärpänen is the latest artist to take over the eco-pod in Grow Studios and this month she launches the Women of the Wick project where shes invites local artists to talk about their creative work, the highs and lows of being an artist and everything from sex to social media, mental health, and the future of the artistry scene in London.

The project aims to create a safe and supportive environment to help others in their creative paths—and to celebrate and give a voice to the talented group of diverse women in the area. If you would like to get involved, please contact Sara at sara.karpanen@gmail.com

Sara will also be part of the open studios on Saturday 8th December 11-5pm and the project will culminate in an event including a panel discussion and a night of live music, screenings and poetry readings.

The podcast series will be streamed through Wick Radio and you can keep up to date on Women of the Wick blog.

Photo Credits: Hunter Sloan Photography

FURTHER INFO

Sara Kärpänen is a Finnish-born poet, artist and writer living and working in East London. Through her art, she explores narratives that focus on sexuality, feelings of solitude and the connections we crave and create with each other as citizens. @sarakarpanen

Studio Bark's ‘U-Build’ eco-pod is designed to make the process of building more accessible and affordable, using a modular system suitable for the circular economy, where all parts are fully adaptable, ecological and recyclable with potential to create your own furniture, buildings, community + offer solutions where people build and inhabit a space of their own.

Grow, Hackney exists for music, art, food, conversation, community and a space where everyone is welcome. Run as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow works in partnership with local artists, musicians and community groups, while asking: Is it possible to be a financially sustainable enterprise while:

  • Using eco-electricty; eco cleaning and recycled products

  • Sourcing locally and sustainably wherever possible

  • Working in partnership with independent and ethical enterprises wherever possible

  • Using organic and fairtrade wherever possible.

  • Offering free entry events wherever possible to share music, art and community workshops

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.

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. 

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

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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.