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GROW'S 5TH BIRTHDAY!
Jul
5
to Jul 7

GROW'S 5TH BIRTHDAY!

It's been 5 magical years that our independent canal side creative space has been operating and we're celebrating by bringing together all that we love for a weekend in July (Fri 5 & Sat 6 2019) showcasing eclectic live music, performances and DJs as well as our eco-fair.! 🎂🎉🍾

FRIDAY 5 JULY - JOIN FACEBOOK EVENT

Friday Night's headliner Hotdoggrrrl and The Sesame Bun bring riotous rock'n'roll with elements of Punk, Garage, Reggae and Disco, supported by other local bands including Hi-iD and blues outfit The Dublo as well as artists Fear of Fluffing and Mai Butoh Dance and Wick Radio DJs.

SATURDAY 6 JULY - YARD PARTY - JOIN FACEBOOK EVENT

The mighty Albion Soundsystem will be running from 12 to 7pm in our car park for a one off yard party featuring some very special selectors 🔊🔊🔊

We'll also have our 'Future Fair' happening simultaneously; a collection of upcycled, ethically sourced or ecologically sound products sold by independent makers and artisans.The yard will be full of stalls, with our DJs providing the soundtrack to the environmentally conscious retail.

SATURDAY 6 JULY - JOIN FACEBOOK EVENT

Saturday showcases Grow’s eco market ‘Future Fair’, with a collection of upcycled, ethically sourced or ecologically sound products sold by independent makers and artisans, including The Herbal Barge, and War is Illegal.  The yard will be transformed with stalls, a pop-up lift gallery, an eco-pod and the Albion Sound System, a community refurbished reggae sound system.  Inside; live experimental Afro-Latin outfit, Tumbaito are suitable headliners with local DJ sets to keep the atmosphere electrified.

Since opening 5 years ago, we’ve been committed to sticking to our founding ethics: DIY; independent; and a self organised creative community with inclusive events, affordable work space and partnerships with other like-minded local businesses and community groups. We operate as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business and pay London Living Wage; source locally and ethically wherever possible and regularly fundraise for local charities. We are also powered by eco-electricity. In addition to the canalside creative space, Grow Studios (which has been running for over 10 years) has helped over 100 local artists, creative practitioners and small businesses to build, create, make and grow.

Our aim is to put people before profits and we hope we provide a space for people to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle in the midst of the capitial city by hosting a diverse programme of music and art events whilst sharing our passion for sustainability.   It has been a testing time for the local community as we respond to rent increases and the regeneration in the area so our birthday is also a chance to thank our patrons, partners and supporters.

As usual, Grow’s kitchen partner, Slow Fire London, will have a predominantly vegan and seasonal menu available and Grow’s indoor and canal side bars will have a carefully selected range of local, ethical and sustainably sourced drinks - including organic wine, prosecco and cider; lagers and ales from local and independent breweries; Kompassion Kombucha (brewed in Grow Studios); Hackney Herbal Tea; and Union Coffee; the fairtrade cola Ubuntu; Charitea; locally made Rejuce as well as Grow’s very own signature drinks such as Vegan Hemp White Russian and Homemade Hackney Spiced Rum.

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GROW FUTURE FAIR // STALLS/ARTS/CRAFTS + DJS
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

GROW FUTURE FAIR // STALLS/ARTS/CRAFTS + DJS

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Join us at Grow’s Future Fair! This fair is designed to provide consumers with the most sustainable products and experiences whilst enjoying music and the canalside space of Hackney Wick. 

Stall holders are carefully selected for their environmentally and socially conscious ethics, challenging the status quo through conscious consumerism. Goods which either reuse, recycle, upcycle, are second-hand/vintage, zero waste and good for our wellbeing will be available.. We will also have family-friendly activities and DJs playing records celebrating music from around the world.

We want to share the principles of mindful and ecological permaculture design and ideas that consider the circular economy. Grow itself is an creative space with bar, kitchen and studios which is founded as, and continues to operate as, an experiment in ethical and sustainable business. We experiment if its possible to stay financially sustainable whilst: paying London Living Wage; using eco-electricity and eco cleaning and recycled products; sourcing locally and sustainably wherever possible; working in partnership with independent and ethical enterprises wherever possible; use organic and fairtrade wherever possible, offer free entry events wherever possible to share music, art and community workshops.

This event is part of a year-long series of events called Grow Change! based on the theme of self-organising community action and its role in society.

If you would like to sell something at this market then please send a bit about what you plan to see/do with a weblink to hello@growhackney.co.uk

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FUTURE FAIR- STALLS, ARTS & CRAFTS & DJs - SPRING SPECIAL
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

FUTURE FAIR- STALLS, ARTS & CRAFTS & DJs - SPRING SPECIAL

Spring has sprung, so join us to celebrate at the first of Grow’s Future Fair! This fair is designed to provide consumers with the most sustainable products and experiences whilst enjoying music and the canalside space of Hackney Wick.

Stall holders are carefully selected for their environmentally and socially conscious ethics, challenging the status quo through conscious consumerism. Stall holders will sell their goods which either reuse, recycle, upcycle, are second-hand/vintage, zero waste and good for our wellbeing. We will also have family-friendly activities and DJs playing records celebrating music from around the world.

We want to share the principles of mindful and ecological permaculture design and ideas that consider the circular economy. Grow itself is an creative space with bar and kitchen and studios which is founded as, and continues to operate as, an experiment in ethical and sustainable business. We experiment if its possible to stay financially sustainable whilst: paying London Living Wage; using eco-electricity and eco cleaning and recycled products; sourcing locally and sustainably wherever possible; working in partnership with independent and ethical enterprises wherever possible; use organic and fairtrade wherever possible, offer free entry events wherever possible to share music, art and community workshops.

This event is part of a year-long series of events called Grow Change! based on the theme of self-organising community action and its role in society.

If you would like to sell something at this market then please send a bit about what you plan to see/do with a weblink to hello@growhackney.co.uk

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GROW YOUR PURPOSE-DRIVEN NETWORK
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

GROW YOUR PURPOSE-DRIVEN NETWORK

Entrepreneur Jim Rohn famously once said, "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with".

Putting this thinking into practice, On Purpose and _SocialStarters are joining forces for one night only in April to bring together like-minded people on mission to create change in their communities and in the world-at-large.

We know how hard it is to build and grow your personal and professional networks, we didn't grow up surrounded by systems changers, environmentalists and social entrepreneurs in our families or as friends, yet we've collaborated with some special individuals over the last few years and we'd love to bring you all together to grow your personal networks.

Whether you're seeking a more purpose-driven or socially impactful career, if you currently work for or run an arts organisation doing good work, or should you be keen to do more to support the movement, you are invited to join us for some drinks and networking to meet up, share stories, and build an inner circle who can provide much needed inspiration and support.

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EXTINCTION REBELLION AFTER PARTY & FUNDRAISER  // MUSIC & DJs
Mar
30
to Mar 31

EXTINCTION REBELLION AFTER PARTY & FUNDRAISER // MUSIC & DJs

Come to Grow in Hackney Wick to enjoy a night of live music and DJs and help fundraise for Extinction Rebellion (XR). Details to be announced...

FREE before 10pm, £5 on the door after £10. You don't need to have an eventbrite ticket but if you do sign up, we'll keep you informed and its also a chance to make an online donation to XR - all funds are appreciated.

Extinction Rebellion's vision is a world where we build thriving connections within our society and environment, bringing hope and enabling us to decide the direction of our lives and futures. An inclusive world, where we work consciously to ensure fair processes of collective decision-making, where creativity is prioritised, and where our diversity of gifts are recognised, celebrated and flourish.

This event is part of a year-long series of events at Grow called Grow Change! based on the theme of self-organising community action and its role in society.

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

EAST LONDON PERMACULTURE MEETUP

Grow is home to the We are starting this for East London permaculture group. Everyone is welcome to join us in learning and discussing Urban Permaculture, how to grow your own organic food, health & nutrition and sustainable design. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

This week's guest speaker is Giulia Grattini who is doing her research on Insect Farming as an alternative source of protein as part of her MSc. degree.

Insects were a major part of our ancestors diets, slowly fading away in many cultures to be replaced with farmed animals but also still popular in many other cultures. Giulia will share with us how insects could add diversity to our diets, and how we could be eating insects to save the planet. How to grow insects in urban setups and recipes will also be shared

The meetup is based upstairs in our canal side greenhouse and at the sametime the neo soul jam is downstairs so you can pop down anytime and/or when the meet up has finished and enjoy an eclectic range of musicians playing live.

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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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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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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

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.

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

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.

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

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.

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

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.

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COMEDY CABARET IN AID OF HACKNEY WINTER SHELTER
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

COMEDY CABARET IN AID OF HACKNEY WINTER SHELTER

A wondrous night of colourful cabaret from local comedians in aid of Hackney Winter Night Shelter (in association with The Homeless Stand Up Support Project). Clowning, characters, music and outrageous antics... One night only in magical eco-arts space Grow, amazing value for this much laughter, and all for a good cause. Limited tickets, so don't miss out!

TICKETS SELLING FAST HERE ON EVENTBRITEhttp://bit.ly/2PqDSBz

Featuring the following stars of the alternative comedy scene...

• ED ACZEL – “Perhaps Britain's greatest living anti-comedian” (The Guardian), "One of the strangest, and finest, hours of live comedy I’d ever seen” (Zadie Smith), Winner of Malcolm Hardee Comedy Award for Comic Originality

• EVA ON SCHNIPPISCH – Furiously funny Weimar Vixen, "Excellent...will leave you in stitches!" (EdFestMag)

• CASSIE ATKINSON – “Future national treasure, bringing wonderfully strange characters to life” (ToDoList)

• YASMINE DAY – 80’s power ballad sensation and pub favourite , London Cabaret Awards finalist 2018

• DIVA NINA DAVINA & LUCIA BOMBILLA – Tragic scenes of legendary women where snakes were (kind of) present, “Surreal, melodramatic and glitzy… intoxicatingly funny” (Max Tookey)

• NATHAN LANG – “You can expect to laugh an awful lot and not know why” (The List), "Electric, hilarious” (Whatsonstage.com)

Hosted by comedy duo and masters of the surreal THE ESTABLISHMENT (★★★★ “This is silliness as an artform” The Scotsman)

Doors 7pm

Showtime 8pm

100% of profits go to Hackney Winter Night Shelter.

Drinks and snacks are available on the night.

18+ only.

Dogs are welcome. (They don't have to be over 18.)

Hackney Winter Night Shelter provides a hot meal and a warm bed for homeless guests who would otherwise be out on the streets during the coldest winter months, and offers professional and holistic support to help guests rebuild their lives. Hackney Winter Night Shelter is volunteer-led and has been opening doors to homeless people in the borough since 1993. It is run by Hackney Doorways (registered charity no.1139183).

http://www.hwns.org.uk/

Last year THE HOMELESS SUPPORT STAND UP PROJECT was a huge success involving some of the biggest clubs in the UK, including The Comedy Store, The Frog & Bucket and The Soho Theatre. About 30 events raised around £9000 collectively, which was distributed to various non-profit homeless charities throughout the UK.

https://thehomelesssupportstandupproject.com

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LONDON PROMOTERS' SOCIETY MEETUP #4
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

LONDON PROMOTERS' SOCIETY MEETUP #4

London Promoters Society have got a wicked event lined up for you to, to knock our heads together again on the future of LPS and the structure we can work within.

We have/will be:

- catch up, establishing goals

- news updates

- a WIKI to launch, based on Boroughs

- a website structure and membership system to discuss

- a TECH panel Q&A

- LPS radio show proposal

- launching our new social media

- VENUE FOCUS w/ Grow Hackney

- diving up more roles/responsibilities

- Networking time!

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VARIANCE SERIES #1 // LIVE ELECTRONICA
Nov
9
to Nov 10

VARIANCE SERIES #1 // LIVE ELECTRONICA

We're excited for the launch of Variance; a night of mind bending original music, solid beats and textured soundscapes!

The Variance Series #1 
FREE - £5 on the door after 10pm

*Murmurmur
*Andalou-Dog
*WLFJCK
*Natasha Giordano (199 Radio) - djset
*Dj Raff
*DoTheDu (Senseverse Records)

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*Murmurmur is a London based producer/drummer, with a
background in jazz/experimental bands. His music is a collage of soundscapes, old vinyls, toy synths, lo-tech Instruments.
Artist page: https://soundcloud.com/murmurmur-453800196

*Andalou-Dog is Pure psychic automation.
Artist page: https://soundcloud.com/andalou-dog

*WLFJCK* is an electronic music producer from Florence (IT).
His productions cross a wide range of electronica, disco, glitch and synthwave. The Live Set’s purpose is to create an immersive experience between a continuos flux of melodic textures and solid beats.
Artist Page: https://soundcloud.com/wlfjck

Natasha Giordano is a London based, Italian-born artist who investigates sounds as inner places. Resident dj at 199Radio
Artist Page: https://soundcloud.com/natashagiordano

DjRaff London / Santiago de Chile
Artist Page: https://soundcloud.com/djraff

DoTheDu - Senseverse records
Artist Page: https://soundcloud.com/do_thedu


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Visuals by Scual & Manuela Batas
http://www.scual.eu/
https://www.manuela-batas.com/

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MURKISH NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

MURKISH NIGHTS // NEO SOUL JAM

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

8pm. 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. Dwr Ridial Chakur will also perform a couple of his soulful songs.

9pm. Then, after a short break, the guest act of the night Los Capivaras will play a set of their original material.

10pm. A short interlude will lead us to the closing jam where all of us will welcome the magic of music and improvisation.

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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SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE MUSIC JAM
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

SUNDAY REGGAE JAM // LIVE MUSIC 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!

Special Guest:
TBA

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

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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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HACKNEY WINTER GARDEN LAUNCH // LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Nov
2
to Nov 3

HACKNEY WINTER GARDEN LAUNCH // LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

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Introducing Hackney Winter Gardens! 🌿🌻🐝 

Constructed mostly out of recycled materials and located by the River Lea it will serve as a cosy refuge from the impending winter weather. 

For our launch night we've prepared a night of some of our favourite acts over the years... including 
Special Guest headliners :

The Bikini Beach Band - Surf Noir
Sunset Sunrise - Live Electronic Music
Georges Kaplan Presents... 
The Dublo - Blues Band
Mai Butoh Dance - Dance Performance
Joel Smith - Live Acoustic Performance
SPECIAL GUEST DJ’s

FREE ENTRY

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ALT BLUES JAM W/ THE DUBLO
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

ALT BLUES JAM W/ THE DUBLO

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Our blues jam is now monthly!

Local blues band The Dublo play and host a jam session.
>> Alt Blues Jam open to all musicians!
>> A range of organic and craft drinks from the inside and outside bars

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

Call out for - Alt blues musicians, garage wannabes and urban hollerers - Come jam at GROW with Zack The Ripper, Bro Wayne, Lala do baixo de violino & Pete O’ Dublo. Enjoy a set of stripped to the bone garage blues from The DUBLO, amplifiers, microphones and tubs provided. 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

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CARAVAN SOCIAL // LIVE MUSIC & DANCE
Oct
27
to Oct 28

CARAVAN SOCIAL // LIVE MUSIC & DANCE

Experience a vibrant evening delivered by the most unique underground musicians and dancers within the arts community. Collaborative showcase performances , live improvisation and DJs playing the most soulful Hiphop, R&B, Neosoul and Raggae of our time. Empowering the public in a night full of culture and art - You don't want to miss this! 


CARAVAN SOCIAL NIGHT is a fundraiser for the arts. All donation ticket sales will help support and develop towards our independent theatre productions under the CARAVAN projects (check www.aliasldn.com for more information on the CARAVAN projects). Donations will go towards our self investment pot that will help suppport our new immersive theatre work, SEAN.

In exchange for your support, The CARAVAN family and guest artists will deliver you a night of expressive art and music to sway you through the night. 

Please arrive 30 mins before the show!

8PM SHOW STARTS

Live collaborative showcases, Intervals played by our DJs

10pm IMPROVISATION

The CARAVAN CULTURE - live and unscripted ! Inviting dancers, musicians, audiences in the crowd to join in creating live culture.

11pm DJS

Taking you through the night with our CARAVAN and guest DJS playing the most influential cultured music.

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LIVE JAZZ JAM
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE JAZZ JAM

FREE ENTRY

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.

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MURK FM // NEO SOUL & HIP HOP JAM
Oct
11
to Oct 12

MURK FM // NEO SOUL & HIP HOP JAM

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

The evening begins with the band warming things up, and the audience will be asked and encouraged to take part in any way they like. Be it vocals, instruments, dancing, spoken word, or even visual art, all input is welcome.

Then, after a short break, the guest act of the night will play a set of their original material, culminating in an open jam where all are welcome to jump up and get groovin'.

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.

Check out their last performance at Grow below.

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