Jun
2
2:00 pm14:00

London International Ska Festival

Full day time program of Ska and Reggae featuring the Gladdy Wax sound system, Pama International and DJ Mistah Brown from the Tighten Up crew. Many more DJs and bands to be announced soon... 

Jun
2
8:30 pm20:30

Lily Bud

Lily Bud is a singer/songwriter and studio vocalist born and raised in the heart of London, and is bringing an unforgettable voice back to the City that raised her. Her singing combines old skool soul power with heart-melting tenderness, and her song-writing reflects the concerns of a young woman growing up in the 21st Century and trying to make sense of it all. From fierce political protest to emotionally-soaked gospel, Lily Bud speaks to us all, across the ages.The Band of Holy Joy’s frontman, Johny Brown, one of the greatest and most original songwriters of his generation, calls Lily Bud a “Modern Dylan”.

 

Jun
2
9:00 pm21:00

Richard Strange - An Accident Waiting to Happen

“18 years after first meeting him, just thinking about Richard still reduces me to a state of near hysteria…and terror.  He restores one’s faith in the ability of the human spirit to soar.”

James Nesbitt

Writer, musician, composer, nightclub host, curator, actor and adventurer, Richard Strange was born in London in 1951. Since his proto-punk rock band The Doctors of Madness was first unleashed on an uncomprehending public in 1975 (the band was supported by the Sex Pistols, The Jam and Joy Division) he has been a Zelig-like figure whose presence has been felt in every corner of London's cultural life. Now comes his solo show An Accent Waiting To Happen.

Jun
2
Jun 3

Live Wire Salon

CURATOR SALENA GODDEN WRITES

I am honoured to be named Poet Laureate fir the Byline festival. This is the first festival to celebrate independent journalism and free speech. As part of Byline I have curated 'The LIVEwire Salon' showcasing Nymphs & Thugs poets, poetry comrades, rebels and renegades. 

LIVEWIRE SALON: Matt Abbott: Rising star on the UK’s spoken word scene. Michelle Madsen: Poet, theatre maker and investigative journalist, writes on fraud and corruption for Private Eye and the Independent. Elvis McGonagall: Stand-up poet and armchair revolutionary. A collection of his poems from 2003 to 2017 entitled Viva Loch Lomond! will be published by Burning Eye Books in Spring 2017. Gemma Rogers: Singer songwriter from West London. Her stories depict tales of modern life in one of the biggest, most vibrant cities in the world.  She will bring her trusty ukulele. Sophie Cameron: writes visceral poetry that lives and breathes, vomits and screws, poetry that goes dogging once in a while when the weather is nice. Oli Spleen: Cult memoir Depravikazi was published in 2003 by Running Water Publications. Frontman of The Flesh Happening, Pink Narcissus and Fag Machine. 

Jun
3
12:00 am00:00

Poetry with James Browne

Powerful poetry from Camden's most famous poet. Ex bank robber, now taking greater risks than ever before in the scary world of poetry 

Jun
3
12:25 am00:25

Keleigh Wolf Poetry

Keleigh Wolf is an American poet, activist & journalist. Her work has appeared in anthologies & publications worldwide, & she regularly performs with the London Poetry Brothel in the West End. She is a founding member of The Little Versed Poetry Collective, & is the subject of the short documentary, “Keleigh Wolf: Glowing in the Aftermath.”
Her work is an act of cannibalism & catharsis, using witchy wordplay, gravity-defying gravitas, & pure absurdity – all housed in the lithe frame of her alternate universe. Her first two collections, “The Thanksgiving Room, & “Bacchus’ Bachelorette” will be followed this year with the publication of “Spilling Myself Dry.” from my iPhone

Jun
3
12:45 am00:45

Henni Linnea and Mark Harris

Mark Harris and Henni Linnea met in Nepal in 2015, and have played music together since.

Mark is a Canadian artist and musician based in Paris. His songs and spoken word ring of sacred profanity and the absurdities of life. His work is at once refreshing but ladden, comical yet sophisticated, symbolic yet blatant, and most certainly entertaining. He currently hosts the Cabaret Voltaire and various music nights in addition to performing solo at other Paris venues. He is currently writing a hiphopera. 

Henni is a violinist from Finland based in London. Her playing strikes a rare balance between skill and creativity, combining a classically trained mind with the heart of a minstrel. She can be seen performing in orchestras, basements and Himalayan mountain tops, with a repertoire of classical, cabaret, americana and popular music. Henni is is one of the poetry whores at the Poetry Brothel of London, where as Arctic Trixie, she plays songs echoing Northland legend.

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Jun
3
1:15 am01:15

Simeon Turtle

Simeon is a singer/songwriter armed with an acoustic guitar and a thousand pretty melodies.

After graduating from university in 2015, Simeon has ran around three continents, sprinkling fairy dust and writing about the extra-ordinary human condition.

She sings with heartfelt lyrics and pared back vocals, influenced by an eclectic record collection & trips on the back of a motorbike

Jun
3
8:40 pm20:40

Andreas Beltzer - Magical Tales

Filmmaker, actor and director Andreas Beltzer will be sharing some of this masterful tales of suspense, loss and insight.

"Good stories are like magic. They are conjured from nothing, and have the power to amaze. That's why I have always told stories."

Futurenauts
Jun
3
9:00 pm21:00

Futurenauts

Atlas of the Future presents: THE FUTURENAUTS: POWER, DEATH AND MONEY

Lively cabaret show wrestling with the biggest of questions.

Is your future one full of pant-filling fear? Or are you an eternally glass half-full optimist? Do you lie awake at night in a cold sweat of trepidation about what tomorrow might bring? Or are you bouncing up and down on the bed in sleepless excitement of what's to come? With Donald Trump as US President, tearing through climate and environmental institutions with reckless abandon, is this the end of days? Or is there a warm flicker of fiery future hope from the dismally damp blanket of now? Who's got the power today? How might that change? 

Join the Futurenauts, best-selling author Mark Stevenson and sustainability guru Ed Gillespie for this interactive cabaret show as they wrestle with these questions and many more. Special mystery guests to be announced. www.thefuturenauts.com

Kirsty Allison
Jun
3
10:00 pm22:00

Kirsty Allison

Kirsty Allison is a writer and poet whose creativity extends across the media and arts.  She began as a teenager on pirate radio, writing for magazines, before presenting on late-night TV and DJing internationally, having a band with Irvine Welsh and Kris Needs.  Winning awards for radio documentary and indie film, she has had art in the Tate and Oscar Niemeyer, and made clothes for A-listers.

She now edits arts on DJ Mag, publishes her own zine: Cold Lips, and hosts the Sylvia Plath Fan Club anti-literary night, and other events.  In demand as a poet, she performs, sometimes with films, usually with bands.  Unedited, her hand-stitched poetry collection is highly collectible. 

 

‘Kirsty Allison is the most rock n roll poet living in London’ Kelli Ali

‘She’s a modern Patti Smith’ Johny Brown, Band of Holy Joy

‘Her poetry is the only that gives me goosebumps’ Delilah Holliday, Skinny Girl Diet

‘Wordsmith wizardry’ Adam J. Harmer, Fat White Family

LiveWire Salon 2
Jun
3
Jun 4

LiveWire Salon 2

CURATOR SALENA GODDEN WRITES

I am honoured to be named Poet Laureate fir the Byline festival. This is the first festival to celebrate independent journalism and free speech. As part of Byline I have curated 'The LIVEwire Salon' showcasing Nymphs & Thugs poets, poetry comrades, rebels and renegades. 

LIVEWIRE SALON: Matt Abbott: Rising star on the UK’s spoken word scene. Michelle Madsen: Poet, theatre maker and investigative journalist, writes on fraud and corruption for Private Eye and the Independent. Elvis McGonagall: Stand-up poet and armchair revolutionary. A collection of his poems from 2003 to 2017 entitled Viva Loch Lomond! will be published by Burning Eye Books in Spring 2017. Gemma Rogers: Singer songwriter from West London. Her stories depict tales of modern life in one of the biggest, most vibrant cities in the world.  She will bring her trusty ukulele. Sophie Cameron: writes visceral poetry that lives and breathes, vomits and screws, poetry that goes dogging once in a while when the weather is nice. Oli Spleen: Cult memoir Depravikazi was published in 2003 by Running Water Publications. Frontman of The Flesh Happening, Pink Narcissus and Fag Machine. 

Rupert Colegrave & Lyle aka Max Campbell
Jun
4
12:30 am00:30

Rupert Colegrave & Lyle aka Max Campbell

Lyle is launching his production company Morning Routine in the next coming months. With a vinyl release of hisown planned, plus a collaborative track with Devenney. from the New Cross-based collective, 404 The Guild. As well as these forthcoming releases,

Radio play of his music has consisted of NATO (NTS Radio), Insert (NTS Radio), Tobago Tracks (Radar Radio), Tropical Waste (NTS Radio)Seoul Community Radio and his am due to feature on Radar Radio 

Jun
4
1:30 am01:30

Miss V

Singer/songwriter -Originally from North London - Made some noise on the Camden scene then went on to performing at some classy vip venues:  Such as ' The Embassy ' Mayfair 'The Society Club' & L'Escargot - Soho. 'Stripper' handcuff Mix by Mr Boffly & ft S-Dot phelps, & ' Baby Back ' both songs/vids can be found on youtube. 

From  zine.com -

"With a refreshing contemporary sound, Victoria Lockwood is an exciting and compelling artist who effortlessly creates- a relaxed atmosphere, lyrically her words are punchy and to the point, her music is fresh, soulful and perfect for chilling."

MissV.Me

 

Victoria Lockwood ( face book music page ) @MissVLuvdaMuzic ( twitter address )