LIVE JAZZ JAM
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

After a well earned Christmas break, the Rio Kai Quartet returns in 2019!

Join Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó on sax plus special guests for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

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 have Slow Fire London whose menu is inspired by middle eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients with BBQ and sharing mezes at it's heart. The meat is British and hand selected from Smithfields market, as is the produce from New Spitalfields market. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Slow Fire London sources locally and sustainably wherever possible and the menu is freshly prepared. They are also committed to 100% compostable cutlery and crockery.


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

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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GEMINI TRIO // LIVE JAZZ
Feb
21
to Feb 22

GEMINI TRIO // LIVE JAZZ

Gemini is a contemporary jazz trio with a hint of progressive rock, blues and African music. They made their official live debut at “The Half Moon” in Putney and will be releasing their first single at the beginning of January. 

The band: 
Adriano Balducci Moncada (guitar)
Edoardo Marcarini (electric bass)
Alessandro Iannicelli (drums) 

FREE ENTRY | 8PM UNTIL LATE

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EQUAL PARTS // DANCE, DISCO & TECHNO
Feb
22
to Feb 23

EQUAL PARTS // DANCE, DISCO & TECHNO

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Join Equal Parts as they mark the transition to 2019 with a residents party at their Hackney Wick home, GROW.

Expect to hear a compendium of dance-focused house, disco and techno weaponry. With:

residents DJ Nick / fairground / Chris Beck
+ guests Billy Mirrors (Teflon Hands) / Hannibal Selectah

Free entry all night.

About Grow, Hackney

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. 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 and film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricty and sources ethical and locally wherever possible.

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

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

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

After a well earned Christmas break, the Rio Kai Quartet returns in 2019!

Join Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó on sax plus special guests for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

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 have Slow Fire London whose menu is inspired by middle eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients with BBQ and sharing mezes at it's heart. The meat is British and hand selected from Smithfields market, as is the produce from New Spitalfields market. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Slow Fire London sources locally and sustainably wherever possible and the menu is freshly prepared. They are also committed to 100% compostable cutlery and crockery.


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

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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DISCO FREAKS // FUNK, SOUL & DISCO FEVER!
Mar
1
to Mar 2

DISCO FREAKS // FUNK, SOUL & DISCO FEVER!

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After packing Grow out with their Day & Night End of Summer Party in September, the charismatic duo return with a whole new batch of funk, soul and disco fever!


The boys will be doing the thing they love more than anything else; bringing it hard and direct to the dance floor to get you moving that thing in the spirit of Studio 54.


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

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SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE REGGAE
Mar
3
to Mar 4

SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE REGGAE

Rainbow Sounds Presents:

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

After the 2019 inaugural SOLD OUT event!

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! From roots to ska to dub, expect some serious dancing vibes!

Special Guest:
TBA

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'IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK....CLUB' // INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY
Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

'IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK....CLUB' // INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

To mark #Internationalwomensday we see the return of Grow's 'If you only read one book... club' with a lunchtime special with guest host - artist and writer Sara Kärpänen who is current artist-in-residence at Grow's eco-pod. Sara's project is 'Women of the Wick' is a local podcast series.

Join us for Grow's take on a book club where you bring along one book and share with the group. Come down for knowledge sharing and reading recommendations, so please bring a book with you that has touched your heart, changed you, or inspired you in any way. Everyone is welcome.

Also, as part of the celebrations, Women of the Wick present: 'Women, Work and the Wick' - Panel discussion and performances (live music, poetry readings and a curated open mic) in Grow's canal side Greenhouse on Sunday 10 March 2.30-5.30pm.

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GROW PRESENTS ✶ LIVE SENEGALESE BLUES // ABDOULAYE SAMB & CHAKUR
Mar
9
to Mar 10

GROW PRESENTS ✶ LIVE SENEGALESE BLUES // ABDOULAYE SAMB & CHAKUR

Grow presents an evening of live Senegalese Blues music!

Headed up by the truly remarkable Senegalese blues outfit Abdoulaye Samb Minnjiaraby.
Their infectiously energetic music draws elements from the rich Fula tradition interwoven with Rumba, Mbalax, Afro-Latin and deep blues. Abdoulaye began music by the beaches of his country, fabricating his own instrument from scratch, with fishing lines as strings. He has since gone onto tour festivals around Europe.

WATCH Abdoulaye performing for TED >> http://bit.ly/2UQcUBs

DJs will be providing Senegalese and African grooves to keep people moving going late into the night

Warm up acts to be announced!

FREE before 10pm, £5 After

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WOMEN OF THE WICK //  DISCUSSIONS & PERFORMANCES
Mar
10
2:30 PM14:30

WOMEN OF THE WICK // DISCUSSIONS & PERFORMANCES

Over the weekend of International Women's Day, Women of the Wick (WoW) invites you to a lunchtime book club, panel discussion and performances.

Grow's 'If you only read one book club' will be guest hosted by local artist and writer Sara Kärpänen on Friday lunchtime and then on Sunday aftternoon, WoW presents a panel discussion and performances in Grow's canal side Greenhouse.

Friday 8 March (1-2pm)
Lunchtime Book Club

Sunday 10 March (2.30-5.30pm)
Women, Work and the Wick

Panel discussion and performances (live music, poetry readings and a curated open mic) Join with us to salute the diverse celebration of women in the Wick! Everyone welcome.

Women of the Wick is a local podcast series hosted by an artist and writer Sara Kärpänen. The project is part of Grow's Eco Pod residency programme.

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AND WHAT? AFTER DARK // TILL 4AM // LIVE HIP HOP/SOUL/ELECTRONIC
Mar
16
to Mar 17

AND WHAT? AFTER DARK // TILL 4AM // LIVE HIP HOP/SOUL/ELECTRONIC

We make our 2019 return with a special late night session, bridging the gap between live music & clubbing 🔊🔊🔊

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

Expect Live Hip Hop and Soul early on, and the best in dancefloor driven world music, disco, house & bass After Dark 😈

FREE BEFORE 10, £5 AFTER OTD

LINE UP

Hosted by Absent Minded Poetics & IsaacB

Jo Cocco & Special Guests ***EP Launch***

Having collaborated with the likes of Aloe Blacc, Sly & Robbie and numerous other Jamaican legends, we're hyped to announce that guitarist, drummer, composer and all round boss man, Jo Cocco releases his long awaited solo project with us. His soulful hip hop sounds may be accompanied by some very special guests. TBA

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The bass music producer will be bringing his live electronic inflected beats for a heavy hitting hybrid cross genre DJ/Live set.

Ohno da French + And What MCs + Special Guest

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

Gonan formerly known as Fenan & Calaida

And What resident DJs provide the soundtrack with multiple sets thoughout the night. The pair have an equally extensive and eclectic tune collection, expect anything from nu jazz & funk to house & bass music.

Check out DJ Gonan’s mix for And What’s new mix series:

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HACKNEY BLUES KLUB // MONTHLY AT GROW
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

HACKNEY BLUES KLUB // MONTHLY AT GROW

Country Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues!

Join in with blues stripped to the bone by local garage blues band 'The Dublo' and London bluesmaster Aidan Connell for a jam night that celebrates the east London blues scene. 

Call out for - Alt blues musicians, garage wannabes and urban hollerers . Bring your guitars, harmonicas, tunes and BLUES. Free entry till late. Starts 7pm. Bar open for all the usual organic and sustainable goOd Vibes 👊🏼

FREE ENTRY

Amplifiers, microphones and tubs provided. Bring your guitars, harmonicas, tunes and BLUES. 

Come down to meet old friends and some new ones too.

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

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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ROMPA'S REGGAE SHACK // OPEN DECKS + SPECIAL GUEST
Apr
20
to Apr 21

ROMPA'S REGGAE SHACK // OPEN DECKS + SPECIAL GUEST

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🔥🔥🔥We're back with our Summer OPEN DECK, vinyl only sessions at Grow, Hackney. Come and join us for:

✔ FREE Entry
✔ Canal side
✔ Day party
✔ Headline guests
✔ Open Decks / Vinyl Only
✔ Rum Punch Raffle
✔ Record Store
✔ Dominos Competition
✔ Special guests
✔ Sweet Vibes
✔ Giveaways from Greensleeves Records

Dates for the diary:
April 20th / May 18th / June 15th / July 27th / Aug 24th

If you want to be on the first flyer and attend regularly then drop us a message. We operate a first come first served rule on the DJing spaces. Please message us with any questions.

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SEND NOODS KITCHEN LAUNCH // 20% OFF FOOD & NTS DJS
Feb
15
to Feb 16

SEND NOODS KITCHEN LAUNCH // 20% OFF FOOD & NTS DJS

To celebrate our month long kitchen residency at Grow Hackney, we're hosting a HOUSE PARTY.
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BILLY BLANKS (BRUK)
CP NAILOR (NTS)
SAM BODY
PATTY O'FURNITURE
SEND NOODS DJs
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FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT
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20% off all noodles and bao. Kitchen open 6 - 11pm.
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Send Noods make banging seasonal handmade Sichuan noodles. Find us Wednesday - Sunday for the whole of February at Grow in Hackney Wick.

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MURKISH NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM SESSION
Feb
14
to Feb 15

MURKISH NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM SESSION

Murk FM's immersive neo soul jam returns for a special Valentines edition ❤️❤️❤️

Sign up to play and we'll get in touch >> http://bit.ly/2WX3hTi

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.

Followed by the guest band performance and then the final jam session of the evening.

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.

📸 by Paulina Czyz

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EAST LONDON PERMACULTURE MEETUP
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

EAST LONDON PERMACULTURE MEETUP

We are starting this permaculture group for East London, hoping as numbers grow that we start branching and start Permaculture groups for each borough in East London.


We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Grow in Hackney Wick, E9 5LN.


You can join us in learning and discussing Urban Permaculture, how to grow your own organic food, health & nutrition and sustainable design.


In this first gathering we will be discussing (Why Permaculture?, and Why a Permaculture Group?).
We also discuss plans for a new community garden in Hackney.

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

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After a well earned Christmas break, the Rio Kai Quartet returns in 2019!

Join Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó on sax plus special guests for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

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 have Slow Fire London whose menu is inspired by middle eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients with BBQ and sharing mezes at it's heart. The meat is British and hand selected from Smithfields market, as is the produce from New Spitalfields market. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Slow Fire London sources locally and sustainably wherever possible and the menu is freshly prepared. They are also committed to 100% compostable cutlery and crockery.


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

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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PINEAPPLE PIZZA // FEATURING OTTO & THE MUTAPA CALLING // AFROBEAT, DANCEHALL & MORE
Feb
9
to Feb 10

PINEAPPLE PIZZA // FEATURING OTTO & THE MUTAPA CALLING // AFROBEAT, DANCEHALL & MORE

Pineapple Pizza have invited the incredible Otto & The Mutapa Calling an incredible marimba band playing energetic, joyful music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe!

Then Pineapple Pizza DJs with all the best in afrobeat / disco / cumbia and much much more till 2am!

FREE ENTRY AS USUAL!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

It's going to be MAD

Expect: AFROBEAT - JAZZ - HIP HOP - DANCEHALL AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE...
It's going to be TASTY 🍍🍕

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

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VARIANCE #2 // LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Feb
8
to Feb 9

VARIANCE #2 // LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Hot Automations presents:

VARIANCE SERIES #2

We are back with our second event for electronic lovers!

Line Up:

V-Stok (Live Set)

V-Stok is a live electronic music performer whose musical journey has taken him to explore a multitude of genres such as techno, ambient, IDM and also from an earlier life influences of grunge, post-rock and psychedelia.
His performances are a contradictory juxtaposition of warm nostalgia and sinister futurism. Check out his recent EP Liftoff:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2MAa7dpWwAZKEGCSmNcEDs
https://pitchwhiterecs.bandcamp.com/album/liftoff

Live at Dronica (excerpt):
https://www.facebook.com/DronicaFestival/videos/1092697784210579/

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Il Santo Bevitore (Live Set)
Blackened Tribal / Ritual / Noise / Drone

Inspired by ancient rites and practices, IlSantoBevitore continues his ethnomusicological research on ethnic electronics. The working sound palette is a mixture of blackened tribal, ritualistic percussions, raw beats, lo-fi noise and hypnotic vocal ceremonials. He recently released two new Eps ‘Realm of consciousness’ via Aurora Borealis Recordings, which explores the theme of percussions and shamanism, the connections between each other, using repetition codes as a key to hypnotise and entrance the listener, aiming to blur the distance between practitioner and listener. And the latest ‘Madrighe’, a heavy and intense mantra about Mediterranean profane ritualism, out on 7” via Champion Version. ‘Madrighe’ is the first of a series works dedicated to ancient themes from Sardinia Island, IlSantoBevitore homeland.

https://www.facebook.com/IlSantoBevitore-235988703451905/
https://soundcloud.com/user-268158975

https://ilsantobevitore.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR2ikgMCCZtO1XEjb_xt6ffpgLN4QRN-OMxN7duGgmP4OCrJnWhSFkoZFbs

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Hackney Town Hell (Live Set - Dj Set)

Your dose of Acid and Breaks from Hackney!

https://www.mixcloud.com/199Radio/061218-amousement-hackney-town-hell/

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Marvel (Dj Set)
Electro / Techno

Co founder and organizer of 'Healthy Summer' party in Crete,
Marvel is doing the 'Danse Macabre' podcast on former '199 radio'
He used to be resident for Vortex bar in Dalston and Digital Tsunami

https://www.mixcloud.com/vasilismarvel2/

https://soundcloud.com/maravelos

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Hot Automations (Dj Set)

https://www.facebook.com/hotautomations

https://www.facebook.com/NatashaGiordanomusic/

https://www.facebook.com/WLFJCK/


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Visuals by Manuela Batas

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Tickets ATD: 5 £ after 10.00 Pm

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INDO-NEEDS YA! // LIVE MUSIC FUNDRAISER FOR INDONESIA
Feb
7
to Feb 8

INDO-NEEDS YA! // LIVE MUSIC FUNDRAISER FOR INDONESIA

KNEES UP FOR (indo)'NESIA

Grow Bar, Hackney Wick
Thursday 7th Feb
7pm til late

GRAB YOUR TICKETS HERE - https://fixr.co/event/833460695


For those who cannot attend, or who want to donate further, I have created a Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-indonesia

Following the series of devasting disasters that have affected Indonesia, this event is to raise money for Lonely Orphans Charity, who work on the ground in Indonesia, helping those in need.

Let's come together, get our knees up and raise some money for Indonesia!

Rags Rudi
Majesty Jones
Nick Blackos
Bedroom Tax
D-Tail
plus special guests

Hosted by Flick deBean!

INDO NEEDS YA!

This is a ticketed event, where all proceeds go to Lonely Orphans (charity no. 1711230). There are 3 ticket tiers £8, £10, £12 so you can choose how much you'd like to pay for your ticket.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://fixr.co/event/833460695

Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-indonesia

BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE HELPING OUT AND GETTING INVOLVED.

THANK YOU TO Alec Jagodzinski FOR THE INCREDIBLE ART WORK.

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

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After a well earned Christmas break, the Rio Kai Quartet returns in 2019!

Join Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó on sax plus special guests for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

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 have Slow Fire London whose menu is inspired by middle eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients with BBQ and sharing mezes at it's heart. The meat is British and hand selected from Smithfields market, as is the produce from New Spitalfields market. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Slow Fire London sources locally and sustainably wherever possible and the menu is freshly prepared. They are also committed to 100% compostable cutlery and crockery.


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

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
Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

SUNDAY REGGAE JAM

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! From roots to ska to dub, expect some serious dancing vibes!

For this session, Rainbow Sounds is bringing to you one of the finest reggae musician and djs outta Leeds and London >>

Special Guests:
BUNNINGTON JUDAH

Live music by DUBHOUSE BAND:
Charlie Bendjie on drums, Andrius Rad on Bass, Luca Bat on Keys, Boris Latinov on guitar, Dom Clarke and Jonah Little on brass section

Selecters on the night:
FENOMENO SHOW (Eric Fenomeno Show)
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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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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, 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 @growhackney

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MOTHERLAND // AFRO HOUSE TILL 4AM
Feb
2
to Feb 3

MOTHERLAND // AFRO HOUSE TILL 4AM

Motherland residents D-MaliceDJ Kitty AmorSef Kombo  are back for to kick start 2019 with great energy!!

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

Join us from 9pm till 4am // £5 on the door from 10pm

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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.

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APT // HOUSE & TECHNO TILL 4AM
Feb
1
to Feb 2

APT // HOUSE & TECHNO TILL 4AM

Apt: make their return to 2019 at one of their favourite intimate spaces of 2018: Grow, Hackney

**LATE LICENSE UNTIL 4AM**

We'll be starting the year as we mean to go on, with high-quality talent, forward-thinking music and a beautiful audience to carry the night into day as we roll on to another of our infamous after-parties!

Welcoming back one of our stand-out artists of last year: Laidlaw alongside STUMP LONDON's Chrissy Hope on his debut we see support from new member to the Apt: collective: Albi alongside resident Jack Swash

Artists (A > Z)
Albi (aka Alberto Fraternali)
Chrissy Hope
Jack Swash
Laidlaw

**LIVE STREAM ON FACEBOOK FROM 10PM**

Taking you deep into the night and out the other end, onto our secret warehouse after-party we'll be joined by special guests and our beloved residents Joe Vano & Jack Swash. For location, simply collect a wristband from the door ;)

Early bird tickets are on sale now at £5 per head; https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1204319

Check out a live recording from our next guest Laidlaw over at #Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/set-onetwenty/laidlaw-live-set-one-twenty-93-feet-east-london-8th-dec-18?fbclid=IwAR2ahBWSYk6id8KTAVGIlZe8o_m_ycoYRmTP6qyEtBGf8qMY9SgyUDtRdiw

#APurposeTogether

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

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After a well earned Christmas break, the Rio Kai Quartet returns in 2019!

Join Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó on sax plus special guests for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

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 have Slow Fire London whose menu is inspired by middle eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients with BBQ and sharing mezes at it's heart. The meat is British and hand selected from Smithfields market, as is the produce from New Spitalfields market. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Slow Fire London sources locally and sustainably wherever possible and the menu is freshly prepared. They are also committed to 100% compostable cutlery and crockery.


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

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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LITTLE ITALY  // ITALIAN REGGAE // LIVE
Jan
27
to Jan 28

LITTLE ITALY // ITALIAN REGGAE // LIVE

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FREE ENTRY

Sunday 27 January Little Italy Night is back!

After the amazing Little Italy Night of last October with Rasta Blanco from Radici nel Cemento, we will be back at Grow for another crazy italian party night...Capisc? :)

Amore, fire and energy the ingredients.

  • Reggae

  • Dancehall

  • Hip Hop

  • Freestyle

  • Jungle

  • Drum'n'bass

Special Guests on stage:

  • HIP HOPERA FOUNDATION UK (Hip hop / rap from Italy)

  • MANLIO Calafrocampano (Italian raggamuffin soldier)

  • RASTACLA (Dancehall style)

  • FREEMAN MC (Hip Hop ruler)

Dancehall By:

  • OPEN THE GATE SOUND

  • RAH STARS PROJECT

  • SKIATTA (Guest from Salento)

Media Partner: Unity Radio London

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MURKISH NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM SESSION
Jan
24
to Jan 25

MURKISH NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM SESSION

Join us for the third instalment of Murk FM's new immersive jam night.

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. 

Followed by the guest band performance and then the final jam session of the evening.

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.

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

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After a well earned Christmas break, the Rio Kai Quartet returns in 2019!

Join Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums, Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó on sax plus special guests for this intimate jazz jam with 2 sets and DJ Jazzintime spinning vinyl in between.

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 have Slow Fire London whose menu is inspired by middle eastern flavours combined with the best of British seasonal ingredients with BBQ and sharing mezes at it's heart. The meat is British and hand selected from Smithfields market, as is the produce from New Spitalfields market. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Slow Fire London sources locally and sustainably wherever possible and the menu is freshly prepared. They are also committed to 100% compostable cutlery and crockery.

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

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 // LIVE JAM // DJS
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

HACKNEY BLUES KLUB // LIVE JAM // DJS

FREE ENTRY

Country Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues!

Join in with blues stripped to the bone by local garage blues band 'The Dublo' and London bluesmaster Aidan Connell for a jam night that celebrates the east London blues scene.

Call out for - Alt blues musicians, garage wannabes and urban hollerers . Bring your guitars, harmonicas, tunes and BLUES. Free entry till late. Starts 7pm. Bar open for all the usual organic and sustainable goOd Vibes 👊🏼

Amplifiers, microphones and tubs provided. Bring your guitars, harmonicas, tunes and BLUES.

Come down to meet old friends and some new ones too

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SKILL SHARING SATURDAY // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

SKILL SHARING SATURDAY // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK

Part of a week-long series of events called Grow Change! on the idea of self-organising action and its role in society.

Capitalism continues to grow bigger and stronger every day seemingly ignorant in the face of limits to growth and refusing to acknowledge resource depletion or real sustainability. Living in the belly of the beast we know this story too well! However, we are big believers in changing that narrative, so what are we going to do about it?

Well, that's why we have organised this free event, which is part of a week-long series called Grow Change! All of these events will be around self-organised community action and will set our intentions for the rest of the year at Grow.

Skill sharing is a key part of creating a more sustainable world, where we use the resources that we have, rather than replacing everything with new. Sharing knowledge is a great way to help each other reduce our environmental footprint, learn a new skill, save some pennies, whilst make new friends.

The great thing about this is that we all have skills to offer! So if you have an interesting/helpful skill you'd love to share with others for the afternoon then let us know.

Get in touch if you are a DIY god/goddess, gadget fixer, bike genius, sewing wizz, upcycle extraordinaire, creative maker, Yogi, fermenting guru or permaculture pioneer. All skills are welcome here.

email ASAP to arrange a skill share slot: sam@growhackney.co.uk

Other themes across the week at Grow Change! includes solidarity economics; climate change action; gentrification + community resilience and education outside of academia. Find out more at https://grow-hackney.squarespace.com/events/

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BUILDING A REBELLION // WORKSHOP & SOCIAL // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK
Jan
18
to Jan 19

BUILDING A REBELLION // WORKSHOP & SOCIAL // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK

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FREE ENTRY

Part of a week-long series of events called Grow Change! to discuss the idea of self-organising action and its role in society.

Capitalism continues to grow bigger and stronger every day seemingly ignorant in the face of limits to growth and refusing to acknowledge resource depletion or real sustainability. Living in the belly of the beast we know this story too well! However, we are big believers in changing that narrative.

So what are we going to do about it?

Well, that's why we have organised a series of free events, which is part of a week-long series called Grow Change! This series is just the start, and we hope that over the rest of the year and beyond we can build on this action collectively...

This Friday-night afternoon-into-evening event has a focus on action against climate change. Join us at Grow in Hackney Wick so we can get together for:

- 5-7pm : Print making workshop

- 6-7pm : Sharing ideas and plans on how to self-organise in our own community (and beyond) to take action against climate change

- 8pm 1am: Extinction Rebellion Social

Extinction Rebellion aims to promote a fundamental change of our political and economic system to one which maximises well-being and minimises harm.

Other themes across the week at Grow Change! includes ethical economics; gentrification + community resilience; skill sharing economy; and education outside of academia.

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BUILDING A REBELLION // WORKSHOP & SOCIAL // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK
Jan
18
to Jan 19

BUILDING A REBELLION // WORKSHOP & SOCIAL // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK

building a rebellion.jpg

FREE ENTRY

Part of a week-long series of events called Grow Change! to discuss the idea of self-organising action and its role in society.

Capitalism continues to grow bigger and stronger every day seemingly ignorant in the face of limits to growth and refusing to acknowledge resource depletion or real sustainability. Living in the belly of the beast we know this story too well! However, we are big believers in changing that narrative.

So what are we going to do about it?

Well, that's why we have organised a series of free events, which is part of a week-long series called Grow Change! This series is just the start, and we hope that over the rest of the year and beyond we can build on this action collectively...

This Friday-night afternoon-into-evening event has a focus on action against climate change. Join us at Grow in Hackney Wick so we can get together for:

- 5-7pm : Print making workshop

- 6-7pm : Sharing ideas and plans on how to self-organise in our own community (and beyond) to take action against climate change

- 8pm 1am: Extinction Rebellion Social

Extinction Rebellion aims to promote a fundamental change of our political and economic system to one which maximises well-being and minimises harm.

Other themes across the week at Grow Change! includes ethical economics; gentrification + community resilience; skill sharing economy; and education outside of academia.

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ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION  // TALK & SOCIAL // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION // TALK & SOCIAL // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK

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Part of a week-long series of events called Grow Change! to discuss the idea of self-organising action and its role in society.

This evening wants to better understand the possibilies of education outside of the instituion. To get the discussion going, we hear from Julia Bell (writer and senior lecturer at Birkbeck College) and Dan Coombs (senior tutor in painting at the University of East London and one of the founders of an independent art school' the Turps Banana Painting Programme),

We will then have some smaller group discussions to discuss ideas and make some plans. From 9-10pm we're have some music and a social.

About Julia Bell

Julia Bell is a writer and Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck College, London where she is the Course Director of the successful Creative Writing MA. She is the author of three novels, most recently The Dark Light. The co editor of the Creative Writing Coursebook.

She runs the live literature night In Yer Ear which is producing its first anthology in 2018 in collaboration with Wicked Hag Music in Berlin. Most recently she has been writing essays and poetry. She divides her time between London and Berlin.

About Dan Coombs

Dan Coombs is currently senior tutor in painting at the University of East London . He is one of the founders of The Turps Banana Painting Programme, an independent art school located in Camberwell, South London. He has been Visiting Lecturer in Painting at the Ruskin School, Oxford ( 2001-2007), Wimbledon School of Art ( 2005-2015), and was visiting Professor at Haute ecole d'art et de design in University of Geneva, Switzerland ( 2015-17), as well as Chelsea School of Art, The Slade School of Fine Art , Winchester School of Art, Leeds University, Reading University, Goldsmiths College and The Royal Academy Schools. He was a mentor for the Jerwood Painting Fellowship (2015-16 ). He has written for Turps Banana Magazine as well as the online magazine Abstract Critical.

Turps Banana is based in a studio complex on the Aylesbury Estate in Camberwell, south-east London. There is no bureaucracy, just a studio and a team of painters who mentor the students. It is very direct in its approach, cheaper than an accredited course, and the students are already committed painters who wish to develop their practice. We have been able to attract some major artists to teach because they recognise its closeness to actual studio practice, and find the environment real, raw and stimulating.

Other themes across the week at Grow Change! includes ethical economics; gentrification + community resilience; skill sharing economy and climate change action. Find out more.

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COMMUNITY RESILIENCE // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK
Jan
16
to Jan 17

COMMUNITY RESILIENCE // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK

Part of a week-long series of events called Grow Change! to discuss the idea of self-organising action and its role in society.

This evening wants to better understand the possibilities of community resilience and action in the face of gentification and the current dominent neoliberal idealogy with film and audio shorts; discussions and social.

Other themes across the week at Grow Change! includes ethical economics; skill sharing economy. alternative education and climate change action. Find out more at https://grow-hackney.squarespace.com/events/

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ETHICAL ECONOMICS  // TALK & SOCIAL // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

ETHICAL ECONOMICS // TALK & SOCIAL // PART OF SELF-ORGANISING WEEK

Capitalism continues to grow bigger and stronger every day seemingly ignorant in the face of limits to growth and refusing to acknowledge resource depletion or real sustainability. Living in the belly of the beast we know this story too well! However, we are big believers in changing that narrative. 
So what are we going to do about it?

Well, that's why we have organised this free event, which is part of a week-long series called Grow Change! This series is just the start, and we hope that over the rest of the year and beyond we can build on this action collectively... 

What is 'Ethical Economics'?

Grow beleives in a system where planet, people and profit are in complete harmany and balance with one another. This isn't a utopian dream but an essentual and fundemental requirement in building a sustainable world. 

Talk/Social Networking
This event will be an talk/discussion inviting key experts from the alternative economics world that are working on changing that narrative. Stay tuned to be updated shortly with the speakers we have lined up. The disussion shall then climax with a social networking drinks after where we can formulate an action plan for instigating local change!! 

Other themes across the week at Grow Change! includes gentrification + community resilience; skill sharing economy; climate action and education outside of academia. Find out more at https://grow-hackney.squarespace.com/events/

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SELF-ORGANISING - A WEEK OF EVENTS AT GROW, HACKNEY
Jan
15
to Jan 20

SELF-ORGANISING - A WEEK OF EVENTS AT GROW, HACKNEY

To mark the start of 2019, Grow is focusing on a series of events to discuss the ideas of self-organising and its role in society. 

Capitalism continues to grow bigger and stronger every day seemingly ignorant in the face of limits to growth and refusing to acknowledge resource depletion or real sustainability. Living in the belly of the beast we know this story too well! However, we are big believers in changing that narrative.

So what are we going to do about it?

Well, that's why we have organised a series of free events, which is part of a week-long series called Grow Change! This series is just the start, and we hope that over the rest of the year and beyond we can build on this action collectively...

Every evening, there will be a different theme: from ethical economy; action on climate change; community resilience + gentrication, wellbeing and alternative education. Culminating in a skill-sharing on Saturday afternoon, turning into a party social until late. 

Details announced on the Facebook event and in this events section.

'The process is spontaneous, not needing control by any external agent. It is often triggered by random fluctuations, amplified by positive feedback. The resulting organization is wholly decentralized, distributed over all the components of the system. As such, the organization is typically robust and able to survive or self-repair substantial perturbation. Chaos theory discusses self-organization in terms of islands of predictability in a sea of chaotic unpredictability' 

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: A BEAUTIFUL BODY HORROR VIDEO SHOW
Jan
13
6:30 PM18:30

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: A BEAUTIFUL BODY HORROR VIDEO SHOW

A Beautiful Body Horror Video Show

We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the 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 on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE (ON AIR DRAFT)

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.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY: THE ART OF LIVING AND THE SCIENCE OF LIFE
Jan
13
5:15 PM17:15

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY: THE ART OF LIVING AND THE SCIENCE OF LIFE

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We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the 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 on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS FILM (ON AIRDRAFT)

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.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // SKETCH NIGHT & LIVE COMEDY
Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // SKETCH NIGHT & LIVE COMEDY

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We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the 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 on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THE SKETCH NIGHT & LIVE COMEDY

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.

Full programme at https://shortfilms.org.uk/lsff2019/events/2019-01-13-new-shorts-sketch-night-live-comedy

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // EXPRMNTL
Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // EXPRMNTL

EXPRMNTL

We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the 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 on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS FILM (ON AIRDRAFT)

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.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // EMO VIDEO JUKEBOX
Jan
12
to Jan 13

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // EMO VIDEO JUKEBOX

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We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the 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 on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

After a packed programme during the day, Satrurday culminates in the Emo Video Jukebox.

ABOUT THE EVENT

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, don your skinniest skinnies and come revel in your nostalgia for 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 SundayJimmy Eat WorldRival Schools and many more.

FOOD AND DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: LONE TAXIDERMIST PERFORMS TRIFLE
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: LONE TAXIDERMIST PERFORMS TRIFLE

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We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the 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 on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE (ON AIR DRAFT)

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.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: A BEAUTIFUL BODY HORROR VIDEO SHOW
Jan
12
5:45 PM17:45

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: A BEAUTIFUL BODY HORROR VIDEO SHOW

A Beautiful Body Horror Video Show.png

We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the 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 on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE (ON AIR DRAFT)

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.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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