If it’s your bag, there’s a couple of exciting spoken word events at The Albany this weekend. Tonight there’s Chill Pill, a regular poetry night, featuring Soweto Kinch. You can buy tickets here: http://www.thealbany.org.uk/tickets/845/Spoken-Word/Chill-Pill
Whilst tomorrow and Saturday there’s ‘Brand New Ancients’, a new show by Kate Tempest about ‘everyday Gods’. If you’ve never seen Kate perform before I wholeheartedly recommend you go see her. She is a seriously impressive performer; she dominates a stage. You can find out more and buy tickets here: http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/834/Spoken-Word/Brand-New-Ancients-
Also this Friday are various freshers nights, including at the New Cross Inn, with free entry for students/£3 otherwise; and at the Bussey Building, with secret headliner, free before 11.30/£3 after with student card/£5 otherwise
Finally today, the East London Line extension to Clapham Junction from Surrey Quays has been confirmed to open on December 9th. Trains will go via Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill and Clapham High Street. There’s a bit more in bland PR form on the TfL website: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/15401.aspx
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Reading and Leeds Festivals start this week and I for one am quite sad I’ll be missing out this year but who needs drunk girls dancing to the Black Keys in their underwear when you can head out into SE14 and have just as much messy fun without the £250 price tag?
So if you are thinking of heading to Reading on the off chance you can sneak in or pick up a cheap ticket from some scummy tout, don’t. Here are our top 3 places to be this week.
First up on Thursday the 23rd the guys up at The Hill Station Cafe on Telegraph Hill are screening Jan Svankmajer’s Alice. Drop in for a bite of whatever is on the menu, its all superb, cooked up by master chefs Ian and Niaomh, grab a beer and prepare to take a peek through this crazy Czech man’s looking glass. It’ll be a good start to what ultimately will be a very long bank holiday weekend.
Alice will also be featuring at The New Cross Inn this Saturday the 25th at No Direction, a psychedelic club night featuring Oscar Suave, Deadcoast, Sunlight Service Group, Plan 9 & Looking Glass Alice. This is sure to be a cracking night playing a mix of Psych and Garage throughout the night. Plus its only £3! Bargain!!
Finally on Sunday the 26th TOEJAM presents What Happened to the Roof at the Bussey Building in Peckham. After the success from their on-going monthly slot at the New Cross Inn the Toejam lot have decided to take it one step further with a huge party on the roof of the Bussey Building. Boasting a line-up that includes New Cross favourites My Tiger My Timing, Edit/Select, Rivieras, a host of other great acts and of course some incredible DJ’s to keep you dancing late into the night. Tickets are only £3 in advance, get them here. Doors at 6:30pm. See you there.