AND WHAT? ✦ SPECTRUM ✧ TILL 4AM // NU-JAZZ, HIP HOP, WORLD, ELECTRONICA & BASS
Oct
19
to Oct 20

AND WHAT? ✦ SPECTRUM ✧ TILL 4AM // NU-JAZZ, HIP HOP, WORLD, ELECTRONICA & BASS

Journey through live soul, nu jazz & hip hop and the best in dancefloor driven world music, disco, funk, house & BASS After Dark 😈

"Events for Hip Hop heads looking to diversify their ears" Ukhh.com

FREE BEFORE 10, £5 AFTER

Middle Eastern inspired food by Slow Fire London till 10pm

LINE UP

Hosted by Absent Minded Poetics, IsaacB & Alex Michael Taylo

CARPETFACE & Jimi Lyons

Award-winning Hip Hop artist Carpetface and Roots Reggae veteran Jimi Lyons have joined forces, resulting in a unique sonic hybrid fusing Hip Hop, Reggae, Breaks, Funk, Soul and World Music with heavy-subs, gnarly Dancetent sounds and infectious hooks, played live, looped in and Dubbed all by Carpetface.

Leah Vee

Leah brings her full band to fuse her catchy rap flows and soulful vocal tones over a diverse range of quality Hip Hop beats that produce a sound resembling such pioneers as Amy Winehouse and Erykah Badu.

Ohno da French

Hip Hop producer Ohno will be playing live re-edits of classic soul, funk and world rhythms for our MC's to cypher on.

DJ Gonan, Calaida & JOEL DEEP

And What resident DJs provide the soundtrack throughout the day and close the night with an extended back to back set.

The trio have an equally extensive and eclectic tune collection, expect anything from nu jazz & funk to house & bass music

CHECK OUT DJ GONAN'S ENTRY FOR OUR NEW MIX SERIES - http://bit.ly/2B4gpwO

www.andwhatldn.com

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and Slow Fire London serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

5 minutes walk from Hackney Wick overground & 15 minutes from Stratford

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LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION

Join Grow's house band: Rio Kai on double bass, Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums and special guests on sax for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

For bookings contact: reservations@growhackney.co.uk

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we’re thrilled to introduce our new canal side kitchen partners

Food is provided by Slow Fire London. Middle Eastern influenced dishes made with the best of British produce. Featuring an abundance of vegan and vegetarian options.

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

Find us at Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.

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V&A FRIDAY LATES AT GROW + AFTERPARTY
Oct
25
to Nov 3

V&A FRIDAY LATES AT GROW + AFTERPARTY

Where is the space for creativity in the city? This month's Friday V&A Late is heading beyond the museum walls to Hackney Wick, to explore how artists and designers are responding to the changing cityscape around them.

This event is part of a wider programming of events curated by the V&A. >> CLICK FOR MORE INFO

CLICK FOR INFO ON OPEN STUDIOS


Grow invites everyone to come and celebrate the self-organised and DIY creativity of the artists and musicians who have collaborated in the space over the years and helped shape us into what we are today. By showcasing the creative community that continues to be displaced, we hope to evoke thoughts of what it means to be part of something.

LINE UP

*7.30pm Mai Nguyen Tri
*7.45m Sense (Live Electronica) X And What? LDN MCs Jam
*8.30pm Fear of Fluffing
*10pm Hotdoggrrrl and the Sesame Buns

SCHEDULE THROUGHOUT 7PM-11PM
*Open Studios (Grow Studios)
*Wild Dial Live Broadcast (from the eco-pod via Wick Radio)
*The Lab (Mobile Information Vehicle)
*Sense Takeover (Hackney Wick Winter Gardens)
*Louise Loudoun (Window Mural)
*Performances from Fear of Fluffing, Mai Nguyen Tri and And What MCs

AFTERPARTY 11PM - 3AM

We close out the night with crate digger extraordinaire and resident DJ Deathbeast.

Expect the unexpected; from astral jazz and psych funk through to bongo breakdowns and Indian freak outs - all woven together with pulsing electronica to make your feet howl...


ABOUT GROW
Grow, Hackney is an self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. Grow works in partnership with artists, musicians, DJs and community groups and hosts a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals.

As well as being a creative space, Grow operates as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business and pays the London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. Grow hosts meetups for permaculture groups and also fundraise for local environmental and social charities.

Grow serves a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, signature cocktails such as Hemp White Russian, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft and hot drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, Herbal Hackney tea and Union Coffee. Grow exists for music, art, food, conversation, community and belonging. Everyone is welcome.

www.growhackney.co.uk @growhackney / www.growhackneystudios.com/ @growhackneystudios

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V&A FRIDAY LATES // OPEN STUDIOS
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

V&A FRIDAY LATES // OPEN STUDIOS

As part of the V&A's Friday Lates series, we invite everyone to come and celebrate the self-organised and DIY creativity of the artists and musicians who have collaborated in our space over the years and helped shape us into what we are today. By showcasing the creative community that continues to be displaced, we hope to evoke thoughts of what it means to be part of something.

Official events:
>> Friday Late: This Must Be The Place

>> Grow V&A Friday Exhibition

SCHEDULE
THROUGHOUT 7PM-10PM
*Open Studios
* Wild Dial Live Broadcast (from the eco-pod via Wick Radio)
*The Lab (Mobile Information Vehicle)
*Sense Takeover (Hackney Wick Winter Gardens)
*Louise Loudoun (Window Mural)
*Performances from Fear of Fluffing Mai Nguyen Tri and And What? LDN

Felicity Jones
Felicity is a metal artist and blacksmith. She creates organic, flowing forms that intersect with an element of danger, taking inspiration from insects, plants, symmetry in nature and man-made artefacts such as vehicle parts and machinery. She uses a mixture of traditional and contemporary techniques to form modern art works. The Open Studios is an opportunity to meet Felicity and see some of her sculptures and her workshop, including ‘Gusita’ a turtle made by Felicity and artist collective ‘No Time to Waste'

Conscious Forms
Junior Phipps is a self confessed concrete nerd, a Neo-Brutalist who is passionate about crafting beautiful surfaces and sculptural products out of polished concrete. Juniors company Conscious Forms creates “design conscious functional concrete forms” of an architectural nature. CF are best known for casting concrete in-situ, which enables CF to create large seamless concrete surfaces to any shape or form, concretes versatility and aesthetics makes it the perfect material for creating bespoke design statements in the home, commercial or public spaces. The studio workshop undertake commissions to produce small batches of bespoke and limited edition sculptural concrete furniture forms. CF have produced award winning ranges of lighting, loudspeaker’s, furniture and products that celebrates concrete and form.

STUDIO U
Studio U is a pottery studio founded by Sae-Won Lee. U is written in Korean as 유, and the Chinese character 流, which means flow or change, is chosen to give meaning to ‘U and 유’. It is flow and change that underlie the cycle of destruction and creation, and this seemed a fitting name for a space intended for creative exploration. It was important for Sae-Won to create a space that could also be used by other makers, particularly at a time when studio space is getting more-and-more scarce even in a creative hub such as Hackney Wick. Studio U mates include Yasuko Arakawa, Ranj Dhaliwal and Valeria Nicolucci, who create a great variety of work, from tableware to one-off sculptural pieces.

Rosemary Clunie (Studio 29)
Rosemary Clunie’s paintings encourage the viewer to travel for a few moments from the ordinary world into a realm of the imagination – to an inner dimension where art lives freely away from the rigid climate of the times, and yet stimulates a fresh interaction with reality. They are included in numerous private and public collections. She also creates artworks with Ben Okri in a rare dialogue between Text and Image – and our times. Their book, The Magic Lamp (Head of Zeus), has won many readers and admirers.

Jordanna Greaves (Studio 29)
Jordanna explores the oscillation between the discombobulation and pain of living in a neo-liberal spectacle; the attraction towards it and the craving for other possible futures. Her ideas manifest through reiteration and obsession to create sculptures, film, mixed and multi-media experiences, painting, drawing, conceptual installations and performance. She is also co-founder of Grow where she works in collaboration with the aim of generating conditions for creativity, authenticity and belonging and experimenting on what a sustainable project could look like.

Manson’s Press
Manson’s Press is an independent Screen Printing and Sign Writing studio. We specialise in fine art paper printing, gilding and collaborating with artists, galleries and design studios to create beautiful hand pulled Screen Prints. We will be live printing on the evening of the open studios so pop over and grab an exclusive print from a limited edition.

Kompassion Kumbucha
Kompassion Kumbucha brews craft kombucha in Grow Studios in Hackney Wick. Every week, they serve many of London’s local farmers’ markets. Pedalling our bicycle bars wherever you need them, from fields to fetes to events, turning kombucha into an everyday drink, for all people.

ABOUT Grow, Hackney
Grow, Hackney is an self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. Grow works in partnership with artists, musicians, DJs and community groups and hosts a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals.

As well as being a creative space, Grow operates as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business and pays the London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. Grow hosts meetups for permaculture groups and also fundraise for local environmental and social charities.

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TASTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA // LIVE MUSIC, WORKSHOPS & DJS
Oct
26
to Oct 27

TASTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA // LIVE MUSIC, WORKSHOPS & DJS

Taste of Southern Africa invites you to its annual Taste of Southern Africa Festival - a day to experience and celebrate southern African cultural heritage through the performing arts.

Join us at Grow Hackney in east London on October 26th for a big taste of southern African culture!

14:00: Marimba Workshop (Free!)

15:00: Mbira (Kalimba) Workshop (Free!)

16:00: Poetry / Spoken Word Open Mic

17:00: Acoustic Jam Session

18:00: Creatives' Hangout

20:30: Live music from Sekuru Makamanzi (Hypnotic mbira music from Zimbabwe), Otto & The Mutapa Calling (Upbeat and lively marimba music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe), Tsungai Tsikirai & Friends (AfroPop / AfroFolk / AfroJazz music full of energy and rhythm) and Afro House music from DJ KhandaCool till late.

Entry is free all day until 10pm, and £5 thereafter.

Places are limited for the marimba and mbira workshops. To avoid disappointment, register here: https://www.tasteofsouthernafrica.com/events/taste-of-southern-africa-festival-2019

MARIMBA WORKSHOP

The African marimba (xylophone) is a wonderful acoustic instrument that is easy to play and great for group participation. It builds on the percussive element of the African drum by enabling harmonious melodic expression. Using soprano, tenor and baritone marimbas to build an ensemble, participants will get the opportunity to learn, play and create rhythms and melodies as a marimba band, and have a great time doing so!

MBIRA WORKSHOP

The African mbira is a beautiful instrument with a relaxing, meditative sound that has traditionally been used in the southern parts of Africa as a spiritual pathway for guidance and healing. In this workshop we will teach using the slightly more contemporary fifteen key F-major mbira called Nyunga Nyunga (or Kalimba) from Zimbabwe. The workshop will include a bit of singing.

SEKURU MAKAMANZI

Sekuru (Gabriel) Makamanzi is a UK based musician who's music is deeply rooted in the traditional sound of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. With his mbira, he shares a sound that has been central in traditional practices in southern Africa for millennia. From a young age, Gabriel knew he wanted to be a musician. After moving to Harare he joined an mbira group called the Mighty Spiders Crew from Mbare, and played at traditional ceremonies with his mentor and tutor, Garikai Tirikoti. Gabriel was recruited by Andy Brown and The Storm, who he toured the UK with in 2002. After settling in Northern Ireland in 2003, he started the Afresh band and set up marimba, mbira and dance workshops in schools and community centres. He soon produced a nine-track album with his band which has been received very well in Zimbabwe and Ireland. He plays with Thomas Mapfumo when he tours in the UK, as well as Shoniwa Shingai of The Noisettes.

OTTO & THE MUTAPA CALLING

Otto & The Mutapa Calling is a lively London based marimba band playing energetic, joyful music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, including folk songs, original songs and popular southern African covers. The band's set-up includes soprano, tenor and baritone marimbas, mbira, hosho, drumming and singing, with both traditional and contemporary dances. The marimba band’s sound is full of energy and pulsating rhythms - and their music shares the rich cultures, histories and stories of the people of southern Africa. They’re a band not to be missed - and one of the very few bands of their type in all of Europe!

TSUNGAI TSIKIRAI & FRIENDS

Tsungai Tsikirai is an award winning singer-songwriter and dancer, born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and based in the United Kingdom. Her style and repertoire ranges from traditional southern African to soulful Afro jazz and Afro pop. With her southern African band, Tsungai brings a vibrant combination of dance and music influenced by the legendary sounds of Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie and Angélique Kidjo. In 2014 she was awarded Best Music Female Artist 2014 at the ZIMMA Awards, and in 2015 Mporiro Festival awarded Tsungai for her contribution to contemporary music. Tsungai launched her debut album, Rova Ngoma, at The Breaking Boundaries Concert in 2016 which was aimed at promoting cultural diversity, empowering women through arts and community development. She has recently featured at The British Museum’s Faiths In Tune Festival, ZimFest Live and Nottinghill Carnival.

DJ KHANDACOOL

We are thrilled to welcome back the fantastic afro house DJ, DJ KhandaCool - resident DJ at Afrocam, Supremeevents and Grill Yard UK. He is also a radio DJ and co-host of Cava De Kulca.

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S E L E C T O R LOUNGE // OPEN DECKS
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

S E L E C T O R LOUNGE // OPEN DECKS

S E L E C T O R, the open decks night with a twist returns for an extended session!

It's not about skills at this night, it's all about the SELECTION. We're looking for music lovers with diverse tastes who are able to go tune for tune with strangers!

SIGN UP TO PLAY ⬆️⬆️⬆️

Please read the rules below

Middle Eastern inspired dishes fit for sharing will be served up all day courtesy of Slow Fire London. To reserve a table contact reservations@growhackney.co.uk

This event is hosted by Anthony Nidis, DJ Gonan, Alex Michael Taylor & Calaida of the And What? LDN crew.

THE LOW DOWN:

✧ Selectors play 3 tunes each till everyone has had a go, then repeat!

✧ We will be capping the amount of selectors at 20 to ensure that everyone gets a go. It's first come first served!

✧ No strict music policy, we want to be surprised! (we love Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Latin, Hip Hop, World Music, Psychedelia & Electronic Music old & new)

✧ The name of the game is to adapt & elaborate to the previous DJ's tunes.

✧ Vinyl is encouraged, however USB's are ok as well (No Youtube rips or FLAC files)

✧ Please show respect to the equipment.

✧ NO red lining

✧ BIG tunes only

About Grow, Hackney

An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.

Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..

www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION

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Join Grow's house band: Rio Kai on double bass, Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums and special guests on sax for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

For bookings contact: reservations@growhackney.co.uk

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we’re thrilled to introduce our new canal side kitchen partners

Food is provided by Slow Fire London. Middle Eastern influenced dishes made with the best of British produce. Featuring an abundance of vegan and vegetarian options.

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

Find us at Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.

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RUN THE JAM // CURATED BY MARV RADIO
Oct
31
to Nov 1

RUN THE JAM // CURATED BY MARV RADIO

Run The Jamo'ween is the funkiest Halloween Party in Town Join Host Marv Radio and house band The Vibe Technicians for the hottest live jam and open mic.

Bring your voices and your instruments and show us that you can Run The Jam.

Happy Hour - Delicious 2-4-1 Cocktails 5pm - 8pm The jam starts at 7pm

Bring your best halloween costume for the chance to win a £30 cash prize.

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DISCO FREAKS // FUNK SOUL & DISCO TILL 2AM
Nov
2
to Nov 3

DISCO FREAKS // FUNK SOUL & DISCO TILL 2AM

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We are very happy to announce our next date at Grow, Hackney!

After our all-day party in May we've been itching to get back to one our favourite spaces in East London. We've just locked in Saturday 2nd November for another good-time party of soul, funk & of course disco, all on lovely vinyl.

Come and join us on a journey of feel good dancing music in care free surroundings from 8pm and stay til late.

Let your feet have some fun!

Free entry before 10pm & £5 after on the door.

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of what was once a sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent bar, kitchen and creative space. Hidden in a yard in the heart of Hackney Wick and backing onto the canal, it was built by a small team and is operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business. It's a space for music, art, conversation and good food where everyone is welcome. www.GrowHackney.co.uk

Find us:

Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 10 mins walk from Stratford.

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SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE MUSIC & DJS // FREE ENTRY
Nov
3
to Nov 4

SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE MUSIC & DJS // FREE ENTRY

Rainbow Sounds Presents:

SUNDAY JAM // EVERY FIRST SUNDAY of the month!!

FREE ENTRY
The Sunday Jam is back with Roots Rock Reggae Dub at Grow! Musicians join together to bring some new music and some well known riddims live!

Live music from 8:30pm by Dubhouse Band:

Charlie Bendjie on drums, Andrius Rad on Bass, Luca Bat on Keys, Aldo Couceiro on Guitar, Dom Clarke and Jonah Little on brass section

More TBA

Should you want to perform a set or pop on stage for a short set, it's recommended to get in touch in advance. Stay strong and see you there!

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HEKATE/PRAXIS ALBUM LAUNCH // ELECTRONICA/BREAKORE/BASS MUSIC
Nov
8
to Nov 9

HEKATE/PRAXIS ALBUM LAUNCH // ELECTRONICA/BREAKORE/BASS MUSIC

Hekate and Praxis come together to create a night of Heavy electronics, featuring AV sets, livesets, DJs and VJs from these two stalwarts of the Underground scene.


Factory Food is The Wirebug aka Dan Hekate's first album in over a decade and he will be presenting a special AV set on the night.


Line up: Lynx, Blackmass Plastics, Force Majeur (Ronin side project), Nurgle les Trolls, The Wirebug, Base Force One, Luke Hekate, Psychic Defence and Kovert.
VJ lineup TBC
£5 Entry


Electronica, Breakore, Noise, Bass music.

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ONE-DRUM RHYTHMS // LIVE AFRO-JAZZ FUSION
Nov
9
to Nov 10

ONE-DRUM RHYTHMS // LIVE AFRO-JAZZ FUSION

A master drummer who's collaborated with the late CREAM drummer, Ginger Baker and Van Morrison, returns with his Afro Jazz fusion project, One-Drum.

Entry is £5 After 9pm

Fusing traditional Ghanaian Highlife beats with funk, blues and jazz. Adding chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion in to the mix.

For the past 12 years Abass has been working with the legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker and together they played in Jazz venues and festivals around the globe.

Abass also collaborated with Van Morrison on his album called ' Van Morrison Duets: Re-working the Catalogue' and has subsequently been involved in many innovative and exciting performances,
recordings, TV appearances and educational projects.

Abass runs his own educational workshop with his core team, inviting people of all ages and abilities to personally experience the complexity and dynamism of African music and dance through participation in residencies, workshops, lectures and
demonstrations.

https://www.one-drum.org/

About Grow, Hackney
Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

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FLOW // LIVE ELECTRONIC IMPROVISATION NIGHT
Nov
15
to Nov 16

FLOW // LIVE ELECTRONIC IMPROVISATION NIGHT

Expect a club night where the musicians improvise to move their audience. With elements of house, techno, afrobeat, jazz and world music; you won’t have seen music performed like this before.

On this occasion Sebastian will be featuring a variety of artists during his set for improvised collaborations. From spoken word, to dance, to drums, Sebastian has handpicked these artists from personal encounters, each artist a force in their own right:

Liz Joy Oakley - Spoken Word
Leon Michael King - Guitar
Alkis Livathinos - Keys/Synth
Stacey Doherty - Sax
Stefano Ancora - Percussion
LuAmi Nicholls - Vocals
Magnus Dahlstrand - Drum Machine


AONIAN

Aonian creates downtempo and trippy dance electronica with Mediterranean elements. Melodies and soundscapes are woven interchangeably into a continuous emotive and cinematic flow. The Greek born and London based producer uses field recording, storytelling, synths, and pianos to paint a musical picture representing the past and present of our surroundings.

http://instagram.com/aonianmusic


MICHAEL SEBASTIAN

Michael Sebastian improvises dance music in real time. His music has the structure of modern electronic; the freedom of jazz, and the depth of world music. Using guitar, vocals, beatbox, and a synth, he layers ideas on the fly, creating a rich, vibrant sound. His affinity for groove and feel allows for conflicting styles to fluidly co-exist.

https://www.bastiancreations.com/


LOST KEYS

An acoustic trio formed from accomplished guitar players Leon King, Ryan Stanford and percussionist Kyle Blackburn on the Hand Pan. Together the trio bring a blend of all forms of music from decades of collective experience that coalesce into a symphonic ambient explosion designed to lift you gently into and through other worlds and dimensions, mostly improvised and inspired by the fields of the summer.

Music from 8
£5 After 10PM

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PINEAPPLE PIZZA W/ AADAE
Nov
16
to Nov 17

PINEAPPLE PIZZA W/ AADAE

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Thanks for an unbelievable 1st birthday party!

In November we are all doing it again, with a very very special guest. Trust us this is unmissable. (And Free Entry Again all night long)

Born in Nigeria but raised in Peckham, Aadae’s songwriting speaks of family parties spent listening to high life and Afrobeat, long nights in South London dancing to UK garage, and an innate love of the impact pop songwriting can have. Following support from 1Xtra, 6Music, The Fader, The Line Of Best Fit, and more, debut EP ‘Agape’ was released on November 3rd 2017. Her music crosses several continents to deliver something laced with colour, life, and energy. A globe-trotting talent with a magpie-like sense for aural jewels, Aadae sits alongside anyone from Fela Kuti to M.I.A., Santigold to Little Dragon.

Pineapple Pizza Soundsystem will keep you dancing till 2am!

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EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL W/ LOZ SPEYER'S INNER SPACE // SUNDAY
Nov
17
2:30 PM14:30

EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL W/ LOZ SPEYER'S INNER SPACE // SUNDAY

As part of the the world famous Jazz festival we're excited to host Loz Speyer's INNER SPACE for a special Sunday afternoon session.

FREE ENTRY
To reserve a table contact reservations@growhackney.co.uk

The Inner Space brings jazz of a rare warmth and immediacy, with compositions that fuse New Orleans, bebop, and free jazz influences. Spontaneous combustion is the order of the day, with five highly distinctive musicians working it all out in the here and now:

Loz Speyer - trumpet, flugelhorn
Rachel Musson - tenor sax, soprano sax
Olie Brice - double bass
Gary Willcox - drums
…are joined by the winner of the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018 award;
Xhosa Cole - alto sax

Inner Space will play music from their Leo Records album “Life on the Edge” and new compositions developed during recent touring, including Speyer’s jazz portraits dedicated to Free Jazz pioneers - John Stevens, Ornette Coleman and Sun Ra

’The integrity they bring to the emerging free jazz push-pull structure of ’Space Music’ pilots the musicians further towards destinations unknown.' - Philip Clark, **** Jazzwise

'Superb outing that effectively highlights the leader's jarring and perceptively constructed compositions.' - Glen Astarita, **** All About Jazz

'Upon listening, I was hooked…. the contrapuntal moments when the horns venture just over the edge make me think that if ODJB had arrived 100 years later they may have sounded like this.' - Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here.


About Grow, Hackney
An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.
Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible.

We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..
www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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ELLA FRANK LIVE // NEO SOUL SINGER
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

ELLA FRANK LIVE // NEO SOUL SINGER

Immersive and diverse Ella Frank is influenced by many different sounds from R&B, Soul, Funk and a range of World music woven together by her vocal and artistic home, Jazz. Determined on encouraging listeners to simply take music for what it is, she describes her sound as “Whatever you want it to be”.

With the release of her debut EP earlier this year, 'Sorrows Into Silk' is an embodiment of the journey through 'Self'; self-loathing, self-development and self-love. Ella will now bring the EP to you through a live sensory experience.

ADDRESS: GROW | HACKNEY WICK E9 5LN

DOORS OPEN AT 7:30PM

SHOW STARTS AT 8:30PM

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EVEN WITH A TICKET, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER THE VENUE ONCE THE SHOW STARTS, UNTIL INTERVAL OR END OF THE SHOW.

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EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL W/ JZ REPLACEMENT // FWD THINKING JAZZ
Nov
22
to Nov 23

EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL W/ JZ REPLACEMENT // FWD THINKING JAZZ

As part of the world famous Jazz festival, JZ Replacement with Jamie Murray and Zhenya Strigalev and their intense high energy project take over Grow for a night of forward thinking Jazz.

Think Drum and Bass meets Eastern Euro Folk music, with a touch of John Zorn. The music is inspired by Zhenya and Jamie's musical journeys and studies, and these ideas are combined to create an organic and very original frenetic highly danceable sound. Some people hear Indian influences, some Charlie Parker, some Chris Dave or Michael Brecker.

Zhenya Strigalev (saxophones, electronics) is originally from St Petersburg and has worked with some of today’s most respected musicians (including Eric Harland, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tim Lefebvre and Joseph "Foley" McCreary from Miles Davis fame).

Jamie Murray (drums) A forward thinking and conceptual player, with a solid groove style yet an open minded approach to free experimentation! He has played and recorded with jazz giants including the Sun Ra Arkestra Members Knoel Scott and Cecil Brooks as well as many other musicians in today's Jazz scene.

£7 After 8pm ^^^ Tickets available above ^^^


"Strigalev has long had a knack for conjuring big, frisky statements out of tight starting blocks... Inventive, fluent and thrilling... Serious fun." ★★★★ Evening Standard

“A drummer to watch out for” Rhythm Drummer

"...fascinatingly intense, winding and staccato performance – a real orchestrated duo..." - London Jazz News

"always it's a surreal, impressive brew" - ★★★★ Jazzwise

"A typical Strigalev collision of hip jazz virtuosity and surrealism... Strigalev's alto displays bebop agility, shivery lyricism, or sometimes a bluesy Ornetteish swerves." ★★★★ The Guardian

"Phenomenal drummer Jamie Murray" - Jazzwise

Having just successfully played the Love Supreme festival, the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in August, Berlin and Vienna as well as at London Jazz Festival and Porto Jazz festival in Portugal. This is a fresh exhilarating partnership not to be missed! In December they had an extended tour in St Petersburg and Moscow and they're currently recording a new album, so catch them live to hear some new tunes and grooves whilst they're fresh!


About Grow, Hackney
Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

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RUN THE JAM // MARV RADIO JAM SESSION
Nov
28
to Nov 29

RUN THE JAM // MARV RADIO JAM SESSION

Run The Jam is the funkiest live jam in Town.

This is gonna be our last one of the year. And what a year it's been. Celebrate with us, say goodbye to 20 Shineteen and call in the vibes for 20 Plenty! Join Host Marv Radio and house band The Vibe Technicians for the hottest live jam and open mic. Bring your voices and your instruments and show us that you can Run The Jam. Happy Hour - Delicious 2-4-1 Cocktails 5pm - 8pm The jam starts at 7pm

About Grow, Hackney

An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.

Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..

www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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A NIGHT OF PUNK BLUES W/ HONKY FINGER
Oct
18
to Oct 19

A NIGHT OF PUNK BLUES W/ HONKY FINGER

A night of garage rock roll, punk blues and heavy overtures comes to GROW, Hackney Wick with Honkyfinger aka Jonny Halifax and The Howling Truth

"an unholy amalgam of minimalistic industrial noise crossed with acid blues and psychedelic punk" Vive Le Rock

FREE ENTRY


Birmingham-born Jonny Halifax (vocals, lap steel, harmonica, rhythm machine) and musical partner Marvin conjure an unholy brew of Suicide, Captain Beefheart and sonic drone for one night only!

Along their musical journey, they've recruited such stellar fans as Tom 'Son of John Peel' Ravenscroft (BBC Radio 6), former Ride linchpin Mark Gardener (who mixed "The Bestial Floor") and the aforementioned Lord Yatesbury. Jonny also found time to contribute to albums by Orange Goblin and Andrew Weatherall's Two Lone Swordsmen, and he's also about to play on a set by Baby Godzilla.

About Grow, Hackney
Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

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GOOD MANNERS // LIVE ELECTRONIC + THROWING SNOW & TSHA
Oct
17
to Oct 18

GOOD MANNERS // LIVE ELECTRONIC + THROWING SNOW & TSHA

The GOOD MANNERS agency hosts the first of a series of nights showcasing their electronic composers, featuring a DJ set from Throwing Snow

DJ sets from our artists and composers:

Throwing Snow

TSHA

Plus a live acoustic set from Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres and Mara Simpson

And special guest, Elliott.

Artwork credits to Hector Plimmer.

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GLOBAL SOLUTIONS / LOCAL SOLUTIONS //
Oct
17
9:15 AM09:15

GLOBAL SOLUTIONS / LOCAL SOLUTIONS //

Are you a business owner in Hackney Wick, Fish Island or Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park? Join us to build a collaborative, sustainable local business culture.

Do you want to reduce your waste footprint, but don't know how?
Is it a challenge to make planet-friendly improvements that are cost-effective? 
Are the available options restrictive, or policy changes confusing?


As a small business, it can be tough to know where to start or how to make decisions that are both commercially and environmentally positive. Packaging, materials, waste management or procurement options can feel limited and confusing when working alone.

This hands-on event is a space to bring your ideas and challenges, and work with others to generate local solutions.

Come along and join local business leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs, policy-makers and waste management specialists for:

  • Inspiring conversation Hear from local heroes pioneering positive action - including Rejuce, Grow, Plastic-Free Hackney and In The Drink

  • Essential info Unpack the hyper-local environmental picture, demystify waste management, policy and process

  • Help desk Explore your challenges with the support of experts and collaborative peers

  • Funding and support Discover opportunities and how to access them

  • Practical action Put it all into practice by co-creating local solutions to answer the plastic crisis

Whether you're established or just starting up, if you're keen to discover how you can make a difference in your business and your community, we'd love to see you there!

Tickets are free, but places are limited so early booking is advised.
 

Book your place

About the organisers

This event is a collaboration between Circular LifeEcho, Sander Longo, Grow and Plastic-Free Hackney. We are passionate about connecting local organisations to make a greater impact together.

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LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION

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Join Grow's house band: Rio Kai on double bass, Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums and special guests on sax for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

For bookings contact: reservations@growhackney.co.uk

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we’re thrilled to introduce our new canal side kitchen partners

Food is provided by Slow Fire London. Middle Eastern influenced dishes made with the best of British produce. Featuring an abundance of vegan and vegetarian options.

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

Find us at Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.

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DJ SNUFF PRESENTS... PANTHEON JAM // AFROCENTRIC DANCE MUSIC & LIVE SAX
Oct
12
to Oct 13

DJ SNUFF PRESENTS... PANTHEON JAM // AFROCENTRIC DANCE MUSIC & LIVE SAX

DJ Snuff (Focus Africa/Pantheon), saxophonist XVNGO (Kokoroko, Nihilism, Hypernova) & Kensaye (Global Tribe) return with their dance floor heater... now joined by new tribe member Isatta Sheriff!

Music from the dancehalls of east west north south and central Africa, The West Indies and the african-diaspora.. with a heavy dose of London fusions.. AZONTO ~ KUDURO ~ BAILE ~ BRUK ~ AFROBEATS ~ UK FUNKY ~ AFRO-FUSIONS ~ DANCEHALL ~ BASHMENT

PANTHEON JAM - FRIDAY OCT 12TH - FREE PARTY

KENSAYE (Global Tribe) https://soundcloud.com/kensaye
Back again to stay after smashing his guest set at the last dance.. This guy is a force of nature on the production and the DJ sets are full of energy. Check the soundcloud link for vibes.

ISATTA SHERIFF (DJ set)
The Pantheon tribe keeps on growing each month, Isatta Sheriff joins us on the decks and microphone duties, spinning a selection of bass heavy afro/london-fusion

DJ SNUFF
Deep, rooted, progressive and heavy selection of Afrobeats, Azonto, Kuduro & Baile in the mix with a hard dance driven workout of Afrohouse, Kwaito, Singeli, Gqom, CoupeDecale, Dancehall, Grime, Bruk, London/Afro/Global bass.

BEBOP DRILLAZ (Pantheon Jam)
DAGDA & XVNGO dj and saxophone duo take us into a live fusion of bass heavy Drill rhythms with live Bebop Jazz fusion and a deep mobb of elevated lyricist..

FREE PARTY - ALL NIGHT #ZANKU 8pm-2am

8pm djsnuff
9.30pm live bebop drill session ft XVNGO
10pm isatta sheriff
11pm kensaye
00.30 djsnuff & xvngo ft kensaye (percussion) & isatta (vox)

About Grow, Hackney
🌱 An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business 🌱
Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea and Union Coffee..
www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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KIKI & THE TIGER LAUNCH PARTY // LIVE PUNK JAZZ & SOUL
Oct
11
to Oct 12

KIKI & THE TIGER LAUNCH PARTY // LIVE PUNK JAZZ & SOUL

Kiki and the Tiger launch the double A side single 'Wake Me Up + Have You Ever Fell Apart' on 11.09.19. Available on all dreaming platforms. Music from and for the Spirit.

Featuring
ENKI quartet (live)
Jelly Cleaver (live)
Sophie Darling (Dj)
Felix Raman (Dj)
Guava Cafe (Dj)

At Grow Hackney
Entry to the venue is free before 10pm, £5 from 10pm til 1am
Tickets can be purchased on the door.

About Grow, Hackney

An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.
Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..
www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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MURKY NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM // SOUL/HIPHOP/JAZZ
Oct
10
to Oct 11

MURKY NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM // SOUL/HIPHOP/JAZZ

Neo Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz & Funk aficionados!

Murk FM's immersive jam session returns for the October edition 🎶

If you bang it, beat it, blow it, sing or rap it, Murk FM wanna jam it with you!

Sign up to play and we'll get in touch!

The evening begins with a jam warming things up. We encourage everyone to take part of it, if you're bringing your instrument or your energy, please join us.

Anthony Nidis & DJ Gonan from the And What? LDN collective keep things grooving in between acts.

This is a free entry event, with special importance given to the idea that everybody in the venue are sculptors of the music and art being created.

Food is provided by Slow Fire London. Middle Eastern influenced dishes made with the best of British produce, featuring an abundance of vegan and vegetarian options 😋

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

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LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION

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Join Grow's house band: Rio Kai on double bass, Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums and special guests on sax for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

For bookings contact: reservations@growhackney.co.uk

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we’re thrilled to introduce our new canal side kitchen partners

Food is provided by Slow Fire London. Middle Eastern influenced dishes made with the best of British produce. Featuring an abundance of vegan and vegetarian options.

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

Find us at Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.

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SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE MUSIC & DJS // FREE ENTRY
Oct
6
to Oct 7

SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE MUSIC & DJS // FREE ENTRY

Rainbow Sounds Presents:

SUNDAY JAM // EVERY FIRST SUNDAY of the month!!
FREE ENTRY

The Sunday Jam is back with Roots Rock Reggae Dub at Grow! Musicians join together to bring some new music and some well known riddims live on stage!

Special Guests:
UK PRINCIPAL

Line Up:
Charly Bendjie 18:00h
Dubhouse Band 20:30
UK Principal 21:30
Fenomeno Show (Open The Gate) 22:30

Live music by Dubhouse Band:
Charlie Bendjie on drums, Andrius Rad on Bass, Luca Bat on Keys, Aldo Couceiro on Guitar, Dom Clarke and Jonah Little on brass section

Should you want to perform a set or pop on stage for a short set, it's recommended to get in touch in advance. Stay strong and see you there!

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MOTHERLAND // AFRO HOUSE TILL 4AM
Oct
5
to Oct 6

MOTHERLAND // AFRO HOUSE TILL 4AM

Motherland residents D-Malice, DJ Kitty Amor, Sef Kombo are back with great energy!!

Giving you Deep, Soulful and Afro house music influenced and made in Africa!

Join us from 9pm - 4am // £5 on the door from 10pm till midnight. £8 after

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Motherland is the home of electronic music influenced by Africa. More than just a club event, but also classified as a movement in a new style of music.

Motherland event nights are hosted on a bi-monthly basis with 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.

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

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NIGHT SAFARI III // WORLD, HOUSE & DISCO
Oct
4
to Oct 5

NIGHT SAFARI III // WORLD, HOUSE & DISCO

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The Night Safari crew are excited to invite you all back to Grow for our third party of the year.

After two amazing nights this summer we're ready to go continent hopping again, featuring funk, disco, house, afrobeats, italo, soul, psych and more.

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A big thank you to Grow for inviting us back again. The East London venue Grow is an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space in Hackney Wick. Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, it's in perfect harmony with the spirit of Night Safari.

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We will also be raising money for the Nature Conservancy on the night, all donations are welcome.

"Our mission is to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives." - https://www.nature.org/en-us/

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AUTUMN MENU LAUNCH // SLOW FIRE LONDON
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

AUTUMN MENU LAUNCH // SLOW FIRE LONDON

This week, we launch our new Moroccan inspired Autumn menu. To celebrate, this Thursday 3 October between 5-7pm, we'll be giving away free samples from the menu and 10% off all night.

The new menu features a variety of tagines suitable for sharing and moussaka enchilidas and plenty of vegan options. From 5-7pm you can also grab a 2 for 1 cocktail...

It's not only the food that's tasty at Grow, some of the team will be digging deep and jumping on the decks to give an airing to their rare finds to help celebrate.

Full menu at https://www.growhackney.co.uk/food-drink

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LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION

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Join Grow's house band: Rio Kai on double bass, Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums and special guests on sax for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

For bookings contact: reservations@growhackney.co.uk

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we’re thrilled to introduce our new canal side kitchen partners

Food is provided by Slow Fire London. Middle Eastern influenced dishes made with the best of British produce. Featuring an abundance of vegan and vegetarian options.

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

Find us at Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.

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Oct
2
1:00 PM13:00

SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE MUSIC & DJS // FREE ENTRY

Rainbow Sounds Presents:

SUNDAY JAM // EVERY FIRST SUNDAY of the month!!
FREE ENTRY

The Sunday Jam is back with Roots Rock Reggae Dub at Grow! Musicians join together to bring some new music and some well known riddims live on stage!

Special Guests:
UK PRINCIPAL

Line Up:
Charly Bendjie 18:00h
Dubhouse Band 20:30
UK Principal 21:30
Fenomeno Show (Open The Gate) 22:30

Live music by Dubhouse Band:
Charlie Bendjie on drums, Andrius Rad on Bass, Luca Bat on Keys, Aldo Couceiro on Guitar, Dom Clarke and Jonah Little on brass section

Should you want to perform a set or pop on stage for a short set, it's recommended to get in touch in advance. Stay strong and see you there!

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HOXTON FM // WAX MATERIAL RECORD SHOP POP UP
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

HOXTON FM // WAX MATERIAL RECORD SHOP POP UP

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Sunday 29th September will feature a secret guest, pop-up record shop and more great DJs as well as being our last full daytime party outside for 2019. BUT FEAR NOT as we're delighted to announce we will continue on second Sundays in the greenhouse and inside Grow, Hackney from 13th October!

Great music, food, people and vibes at this monthly livestreamed daytime get together by Hoxton Forward Movement!

Jessi will be popping up her Wax Material record shop van down at Grow, Hackney from 4-8pm so grab yourself some unique records from her amazing stock! She will also be playing the closing set when we move inside so make sure you stay until the end!

Our first ever secret guest is sure to blow your socks off! They will be playing the opening set from 1pm and we're literally not allowed to say anything else other than we think they're great!

Voltmar is the main man behind minimood, a label we have held in high regard for many years! This is his first set in London for quite some time and he always impresses us with his diverse selection.

Kousto has had a scorching summer with his Little Foot Records imprint launching and releasing some sure fire island vibes created by the man himself as well as some established heavweights! After his extensive involvement with Hoxton Fm as a producer in our studio based days, it's great to be able to get him back to share his music with us again.

On resident duties as always, Hoxton FM founder Dan Formless returns to London after recent Forward Movement trips filming, digging and playing in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Lisbon and increasing time spent in Berlin making music and slagging off the plethora of record shops. Curating these monthly parties at Grow, Hackney allows him to share some very inspiring sounds from both his collection and connections!

Full line-up

Secret Guest
Jessi (Wax Material)
Voltmar (minimood)
Kousto (Little Foot Records)
Dan Formless

As usual sets are livestreamed on Hoxton FM for those of you that can't make it down to this free event!

Resident Advisor event - https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1322083


About Grow, Hackney
🌱 An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business 🌱
Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..
www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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PINEAPPLE PIZZA 1ST BIRTHDAY // STRUT RECORDS & SEEDS OF CREATION
Sep
28
to Sep 29

PINEAPPLE PIZZA 1ST BIRTHDAY // STRUT RECORDS & SEEDS OF CREATION

We are 1 year old... Yes we are
And we do it throwing a hell of a party with our biggest line up to date!

For this one we have the amazing Seeds Of Creation with the legend Seddik Zebiri playing live and then a DJ Set from the one and only Quinton Scott founder of the seminal Strut Records (Seun Kuti and Pat Thomas label just to name a few)

His set is twice as special as this year Strut celebrates 20 years in the business...
Pineapple Pizza DJ's on closing duties till 4am! (Yes we have a late license for this)

FREE BEFORE 10PM £5 AFTER... SO COME EARLY

All ticket profits from this show will be donated in charity we are still deciding which one we will keep you posted!


About Grow, Hackney
🌱 An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business 🌱
Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..
www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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SANTANA MONGOLEY X PRVNA
Sep
27
to Sep 28

SANTANA MONGOLEY X PRVNA

Legendary Congolese musician, Santana Mongoley, once lead guitarist for Papa Wemba, will be re-emerging his presence in the London music scene. After marking his spot in Belguim, France and Switzerland, Santana Mongoley and his newly formed 6 piece band will bring their Congolese Ramba Soukous Zouk to London's Grow, Hackney bringing you a taste of former Zaire for one night only

The warm-up and opener of the night will be R&B neo-soul singer PRVNA and her 3 piece band, boasting hypnotic vocals and jazzy dance grooves.

All musicians combined, will close the night with a unique and uplifting fusion of a seventies Congolese sound meeting, the soul and grit of today's South London!

DJs on the night include Niks Delanancy of WXMB 2 and Noods, J Muller of Music Box Radio and Sky, who will be keeping the high energy with Afro-Jazz, Tech and World music

About Grow, Hackney

An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.

Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..

www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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FRANKIE KNIGHT EP LAUNCH // SOUL & ELECTRONIC
Sep
26
to Sep 27

FRANKIE KNIGHT EP LAUNCH // SOUL & ELECTRONIC

Frankie Knight 'Blue Marble' Album Release Show

Feat. a live full band performance from Frankie Knight
+ Bukky
+ Rogue & Josh


‘Blue Marble’ is Frankie Knight’s debut solo album, out 27th September via MIOHMI RECORDS

Thought-provoking and conscious, yet soothing and dreamlike, the album is named after the famous image of Earth taken by Apollo 17, and it brings a collection of tracks all inspired and held together by the theme of unity.

Knight explains: “I remember once hearing Kate Tempest say that when writing about politics, the message is more interesting and accessible when you make the link to interpersonal relationships at home. This thought stayed with me. I have explored how the ways we act in our everyday lives impact and resound with the wider world. I write music to soothe the problems I face and try and use the process to find a positive. Referencing the Blue Marble image was a way of representing that need to step back and reflect, looking at different perspectives. It’s a strange comfort when you look at pictures of the Earth from space.”

Self-produced by Knight and her oldest friend, Rob Swaine, the new material combines her organic approach to songwriting and soundscape-building with Swaine’s beat production skills refined through years of DJing, along with their shared love for Ibiza chillout. The pair grew up in South West London, bonding over a love for music including Portishead, Massive Attack, Lamb, Simian Mobile Disco, Major Lazer, Little Dragon, Zero 7, RJD2 and Noisia. Both having now migrated to the South Coast, on this album they fuse bass music undertones and pop sensibilities, and instruments picked up on travels all over the world, with an elegant, meditative sense of introspection and simplicity that reflects their escape from urban life.

A hugely engaging performer, with her live band Frankie Knight has played a slew of headlines as well as support for Young Fathers, Anchorsong and Kosheen. She is also a member of Yumi And The Weather’s live set-up, lending her talents on keys, synths and backing vocals, not to mention a strong line in dance moves. Steadily building her solo career, Knight has gained support for previous releases from the likes of Tom Ravenscroft, Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and BBC Introducing. This adds to her previous role in BBC Introducing-championed electro pop band Arp Attack. Now pouring her energies into her own project, this multi-talented creator makes all her own artwork and videos, her strong artistic vision running through each aspect for an inviting and absorbing experience.

“An artist you should know about”
– LAUREN LAVERNE (BBC 6MUSIC)

“Sounding really, really nice” – JOHN KENNEDY (RADIO X)

“Socio-political commentary wrapped up in a sweet, sweet tune” – BBC INTRODUCING

Grow, Hackney

Free Entry

Doors 7.30pm

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LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION

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Join Grow's house band: Rio Kai on double bass, Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums and special guests on sax for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

For bookings contact: reservations@growhackney.co.uk

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we’re thrilled to introduce our new canal side kitchen partners

Food is provided by Slow Fire London. Middle Eastern influenced dishes made with the best of British produce. Featuring an abundance of vegan and vegetarian options.

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

Find us at Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.

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S E L E C T O R // OPEN DECKS // SUNDAY SESSION
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

S E L E C T O R // OPEN DECKS // SUNDAY SESSION

S E L E C T O R, the open decks night with a twist returns for an extended session!

It's not about skills at this night, it's all about the SELECTION. We're looking for music lovers with diverse tastes who are able to go tune for tune with strangers!

SIGN UP TO PLAY ⬆️⬆️⬆️

Please read the rules below

Middle Eastern inspired dishes fit for sharing will be served up all day courtesy of Slow Fire London.

This event is hosted by Anthony Nidis, DJ Gonan, Alex Michael Taylor & Calaida of the And What? LDN crew.

THE LOW DOWN:

✧ Selectors play 3 tunes each till everyone has had a go, then repeat.

✧ We will be capping the amount of selectors at 20 to ensure that everyone gets a go. It's first come first served!

✧ No strict music policy, we want to be surprised! (we love Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Latin, Hip Hop, World Music, Psychedelia & Electronic Music old & new)

✧ The name of the game is to adapt & elaborate to the previous DJ's tunes.

✧ Vinyl is encouraged, however USB's are ok as well (No Youtube rips or FLAC files)

✧ Please show respect to the equipment.

✧ NO red lining

✧ BIG tunes only

About Grow, Hackney

An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.

Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..

www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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FLOATING ARTLAND COLLECTIVE
Sep
21
to Sep 22

FLOATING ARTLAND COLLECTIVE

FREE BEFORE 10pm, £5 AFTER

FLOATING ARTLAND collective come to Grow once a year and on Sat 21 September, they return with an experimental avant-guard multidisciplinary performance featuring live music, poetry, theatre, dance, cabaret elements and installations.

Join this international group of artists and performers based in London from Bolivia, Italy and Lithiunia for a mystical and curious journey through different dimensions and worlds.

DJs start at 8pm, with an hour performance 10-11pm with DJs continuing the experimental vibe until 2am.

About Grow, Hackney
Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

About Floating Artland Collective
FLOATING artLAND is collection of immersive happenings and performances across a wide spectrum of spaces. Artists and supporting souls are welcome to join to share ideas, discuss their and others art of any form, organise events and become ART ASSASINS bringing art to unsuspected.

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REGGAE JAM SPECIAL // LIVE REGGAE & DUB
Sep
20
to Sep 21

REGGAE JAM SPECIAL // LIVE REGGAE & DUB

A night of Roots Rock Reggae Dub music alongside the canal! A nice and welcoming location for the sweet Reggae vibes of our music specialists!

Line Up:
20:00 Dreadhead Selecta (Low and Loud Records)
22:30 Dubhouse Band ft. Jahwawah Raggasoul and Anayah Roots Levy
24:00 Rainbow Sounds Live Dub ft. Samuroy and friends
01:30 Tobi Mafia (Jafa Mafia Sound System) from New Zealand

Free entry before 22:00 - £5 after OTD

All tribes welcome *

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About Grow, Hackney
Grow is a 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. Most events are free, from live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, open mic and art festivals. Grow exists for music, art, food, conversation, community and belonging. Everyone is welcome.

Grow, Hackney, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.
Website www.growhackney.co.uk
Instagram, Twitter & Facebook Grow Studios

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A NIGHT OF PASSION // JAZZ IMPROV / OPEN MIC
Sep
19
to Sep 20

A NIGHT OF PASSION // JAZZ IMPROV / OPEN MIC

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The Passion Project presents ‘A Night Of Passion’.

Performing in front of an audience is always a nerve-wracking experience - regardless of your skill-set. Therefore The Passion Project is holding a night of jazz improvisation and an open mic for those who may not always jump at the chance to perform. It’s open to anyone who would like a chance at performing (whatever you like) in front of an audience as The Passion project priorities creating a safe space for creativity. Come on down to the Grow Space (Hackney), and sign up to have a go at something you may have never done before.

About Grow, Hackney

An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.

Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..
www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION

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Join Grow's house band: Rio Kai on double bass, Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums and special guests on sax for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

For bookings contact: reservations@growhackney.co.uk

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we’re thrilled to introduce our new canal side kitchen partners

Food is provided by Slow Fire London. Middle Eastern influenced dishes made with the best of British produce. Featuring an abundance of vegan and vegetarian options.

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

Find us at Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.

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HACKNEY BLUES KLUB // JAM SESSION
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

HACKNEY BLUES KLUB // JAM SESSION

Join in with London bluesmaster Aidan Connell for another special edition of this jam night that celebrates the east London blues scene. Country Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues!

Featuring… The Daybreakers
Hard hitting British contemporary rock’n’roll group inspired by British Blues rock groups such as The Rolling Stones, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and Cream as well as the early output of Chess and Stax records, approaching these well trodden influences with a fresh approach and much needed urgency. The group met over time at various blues sessions in London, eventually finding the common 12 bar format too constrictive, the group is led by Aidan Connell who Classic Rock Magazine called 'The new voice of London.

Call out for - Alt blues musicians, garage wannabes and urban hollerers . Bring your guitars, harmonicas, tunes and BLUES. Free entry till late 👊🏼Amplifiers, microphones and tubs provided. Bring your guitars, harmonicas, tunes and BLUES.
With guests The Dublo plus DJ's Spinning dirty blues, 60's & 70's rock sleazy rock, D.O.R, Stax Soul, 60's Garage, Psych

Jam Session 7-9 apply at the beginning of the event or submissions to pleasantvalleyrecordings@gmail.com

FREE ENTRY

About Grow, Hackney
Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can.. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

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DJ DOM // END OF SUMMER BLOC PARTY
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

DJ DOM // END OF SUMMER BLOC PARTY

12-6PM
FREE ENTRY
One of Grow's favourite DJs - the legendary Dominic Benjamin takes over the decks for a family-friendly end of summer canal side bloc party!

DJ Dom brings a bag of old school rap, reggae, 80s, funk, house and everything in between for your ears. Come thru and get in the groove as you enjoy a nostalgic ride from the 80’s to today. We're also serving a range of ethically and sustainably sourced drinks and a seasonal meze menu by Slow Fire London

About Grow, Hackney
An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.
Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..
www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

Grow exists for music, art, food, conversation, community and belonging. Everyone is welcome. Website www.growhackney.co.uk Instagram, Twitter & Facebook @growhackney

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MUCHO SOUL ON THE CANALSIDE FEAT. ATJAZZ
Sep
14
to Sep 15

MUCHO SOUL ON THE CANALSIDE FEAT. ATJAZZ

Mucho Soul are back at Grow with their closing party for this years Summer series of special FREE afternoon into evening Soul On the Canal Side Sessions in Hackney Wick!

DJ's throughout the afternoon and evening playing right across the Soul, Jazz and House Spectrums:

MUCHO SOUL (Totally Wired Radio)
ABI CLARKE (MI SOUL / SUNCEBEAT)
BASIL ISAACS (BLACK2BASICS)
ATJAZZ (Atjazz Recording Company)


About Grow, Hackney
🌱 An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business 🌱
Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..
www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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AWALÉ // LIVE SENEGALESE SOUL
Sep
13
to Sep 14

AWALÉ // LIVE SENEGALESE SOUL

London-based band Awalé returns with a new sound, Senegalese soul!

Biram Seck’s soaring voice evokes messages of love and peace, underpinned by heavenly poly-rhythm groove explorations. Intense and spiritual Sabar Senegalese percussion and Afro-Latin drums conversations, weaving intricate guitar patterns and horn lines with catchy bass riffs. Like a spinning kaleidoscope of sounds, their tunes travel from afrobeat to soul, deep Afro-jazz to Latin. Awalé is on a mission to experience happiness together in these fractured times.

‘A truly magical and uplifting cross-cultural collaboration, bringing together Afro-latin, funk and soul elements with a Senegalese twist. The wonderful voice of Biram Seck and Thibaut Remy’s compositions make for an unmissable combo. Must See!’ - Tim Garcia (Jazz FM/Musica Macondo)

‘Most Impressive, echoes a lot of greats like Orchestra Baobab and Youssou N’Dour but with very much it’s own sound’ - Jamie Renton (DJ, fROOTS)


About Grow, Hackney
An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.
Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..
www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/

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MURKISH NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM SESSION
Sep
12
to Sep 13

MURKISH NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM SESSION

Neo Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz & Funk aficionados!
Murk FM's immersive jam session returns for the September edition 🎶

If you bang it, beat it, blow it, sing or rap it, Murk FM wanna jam it with you!

Sign up to play and we'll get in touch!

The evening begins with a jam warming things up. We encourage everyone to take part of it, if you're bringing your instrument or your energy, please join us.

DJ Gonan & Anthony Nidis from the And What? LDN collective keep things grooving in between acts.

This is a free entry event, with special importance given to the idea that everybody in the venue are sculptors of the music and art being created.

Food is provided by Slow Fire London. Middle Eastern influenced dishes made with the best of British produce, featuring an abundance of vegan and vegetarian options 😋

About Grow, Hackney
Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

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LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM // RIO KAI QUARTET + JAM SESSION

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Join Grow's house band: Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and special guests on sax for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

For bookings contact: reservations@growhackney.co.uk

These musicians bring you a fresh and energetic approach to mainly a hardbop jazz repertoire with jazz classics and their own compositions. And for those musicians out there, you can join them on stage to jam.

From the bar, we have speakeasy cocktails, craft and organic drinks. In the kitchen, we’re thrilled to introduce our new canal side kitchen partners

Food is provided by Slow Fire London. Middle Eastern influenced dishes made with the best of British produce. Featuring an abundance of vegan and vegetarian options.

About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk

Find us at Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.

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