On Halloween our beat, bop and blues night got devilishly dark....

Thanks to Hotdog Grrrl & The Sesame Buns [horrifying garage rock n roll], Bozo Zoo [spooky sax and double bass blues], The Dublo [backwater blues skinned to the bone], Molly’s Daggers [blues rock boogie from beyond the grave], Jonny Halifax & The Howling Truth [zombie blues preacher]. Thanks to Will of Edge Events Photography  for capturing the best bits!

Boiler Room broadcast live from Grow w/ Donna Leake, Khruangbin and Nu Guinea

Boiler Room came to Grow yesterday and with them came Donna Leake, Khruangbin and Nu Guinea. Their performances were watched live around the world.  It was an amazing night as you can see for yourself below by clicking the links below:

Nu Guinea at Grow with Boiler Room.

Khruangbin at Grow with Boiler Room

Donna Leake at Grow with Boiler Room.

Live blues canalside in Hackney Wick... then going underground as the sun goes down...

Every couple of months we have free live Beat, Bop and Blues at Grow. Over the summer, the bands rocked up on a canal boar ro serenade us in our garden before we headed inside as the sun went down.

Thanks to all the bands who came in 2016, look forward to seeing you again in 2017!

The Dublo
The Excellos / Rockabilly
Sunlight Service Group
Hotdog Grrrl & The Sesame Buns
Bozo Zoo
Molly’s Daggers
Jonny Halifax & The Howling Truth

Could you be bothered to see The Apathy Band with Bob and Roberta Smith?


The Apathy Band are coming back to Grow. The Apathy Band Demoralize the Motivated. The Apathy Band never rehearse. The Apathy Band can't go on.

Usually found on Resonance 104.4fm, band members include: Bobandroberta Smith, George Lionel Barker Alice Hitazo, George Cleghorn, Leonardo Ulian and Jessica Voorsanger

Here's a few photos from their performance, if you can be bothered...

Hackney WickED Open DIY Studios 2017 at Grow

FRI 29 - SUN 31 JULY 2016

Hackney Wick artists are coming together to organise a DIY Open Studios event at locations in and around Hackney Wick & Fish Island;  to celebrate the artist and creative community that currently resides in the area.

We’re excited to announce artist XENZ will be displaying some of his studio work on our walls throughout the weekend.

FRI NIGHT: BEAT BOP & BLUES Hackney Wicked Special w. Hotdog Grrrl & The Sesame Buns
SAT DAYTIME: Live Jazz and workshops by the The Gaia Gallery, Hackney Herbal and photographer Moé Sekiya with music into the night.
SUN DAYTIME: We’re joined by a live brass band, ceramicist Adele Brydges and from 4pm It’s Nearly Friday take over with music and spoken word.

Expect the unexpected with DADA Night at Grow

Every Thursday at Grow@Grow we celebrate music, art, conversation and community and on Thursday 7 July, Marie Brenneis presents a night of DADA fun!  Expect the unexpected presented in a truly Hackney Wick DIY style.  If Marcel Duchamp were alive, he’d be here!

Featuring local artists:
Fear of Fluffing
Janis Sokolovskis
DJ sets from Dan DADA and Reuben Sutherland
Joel Smith
Pol McLennon
Customes are encouraged.