Brixton East, 100 Barrington Road SW9 7JF
The amazing Seke Chimutengwende is joining us to perform what promises to be a unique, beautiful and hilarious dance piece in our space.
Seke been performing solo improvisation since 2006 in a variety of contexts, from theatres and clubs to dance studios and people’s living rooms.
Seke usually works with movement and text and generally performs without any pre-planned structure or theme, preferring to find both in the moment of performance.
The south London Pop-Up Choir start our party with a cappella versions of everything from Kid Creole to Gnarls Barkley. The choir’s 24 voices have popped up all over south London in the past year, and now join us to fill the incredible Brixton East Gallery.
We also have the incredible Bethia Beadman joining us for an acoustic session in the evening. Bethia’s music combines the intensity of PJ Harvey with the Lynchian glamour of Lana Del Ray and the doomed romanticism of Nick Cave. She has played festivals from Glastonbury to the Isle of Wight, supported Pete Doherty and toured in Courtney Love’s band.
We’re delighted that Jane Ruby, a Brixton based singer/songwriter, dancer and musician is joining us. Jane is well known for her surftastic performances with “Deptford Beach Babes”,”Naked Ruby” and also her fiery flamenco dancing with “Las Gazpachas”.
Ruby also hosts regular music classes for Brixton families and their little ones. This solo gig will be a mix of songs from Ruby’s original reportoire as well as a few of her favourite tunes.
Also in the music section are A P Clarke and Gaia Marcus. A P Clarke is a long established musician on the London scene, playing an intense yet beautiful take on folk. Gaia, meanwhile, has been perfecting her rich style in the jazz and blues venues of the city. Together they will perform a playful mix of duets drawn from their wide set of influences.
Providing the tunes for the night will be Librarians Wanted, a fantastic DJ troupe who have played all over London, including at the Crafty Fox Market and our own Christmas party. Key duties and responsibilities for being a Librarian include dancing to loud indiepop, 60s, soul and post-punk, boozing, making out, fist pumping and twirling.
We’ll add details of more fantastic acts closer to the date as we work to make this possibly the very best party ever, and a lovely way to end a day of celebration and making.