3rd May 7 - 9.30pm
Philosophy Reading Group
We will read a paper on the philosophy of health. The article is posted on the Facebook page and we'll have print-outs that you can read on the day. Message me with any questions or suggestions for further readings :)- Rob
76 - 89 Alscot Road
7th Floor, Capstan House
7th Floor, Capstan House
28 Bazely St
tel: +(44) 7951255615
Preview: Friday 5th May 6 - 9pm
Open Dates: 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 May
12 - 6pm
Blue Sky Thinking
Blue Sky Thinking is the first project by artist-run organisation:It’s Kind of Hard to Explain (IKO) supported and hosted by ST.
It is an exhibition of IKO core artists:
IKO partners with registered charity, SET to contribute a large scale exhibition of individual and collaborative work in exchange for subsidized studio spaces at SET CAPSTAN HOUSE. Located in East India, in the shadow
of Canary Wharf, SET CAPSTAN HOUSE is a seventh floor office re-purposed as studios and project space. The exhibition will be a rumination on and a commodification of office culture. Heavily site specific, works will respond to the location in which they are shown.
‘BLUE SKY THINKING’ is office jargon meaning thinking that is not grounded or in touch with the realities of the present. Cloudless, unpolluted, uninformed. Blue. Blank. ‘Original ideas’. Isn’t that what we’re searching for? Except we’re doing the opposite.The works
in the show are using the office context as
a starting point. The failed office holds useful metaphors. Aspiration, routine, boredom, repetition, claustrophobia. We need the clouds in order to manipulate them or make fun
of them. Floating on the seventh floor,
BLUE SKY THINKING depicts an office dream scape. Rules are bent, routines get stuck and
SET is a non-profit artist-run organisation through which studio holders are able to contribute to a public programme in return for subsidised studio rent. This exhibition marks
the first collaboration between IKO and SET.
During 2017, IKO will continue an exhibition program with SET in their Alscot Road and Capstan House spaces.
This project marks the first actualisation of IKO’s manifesto to generate opportunities for early-career artists to show work in London.
Our next projects will invite artists from outside of London and involve collaborating with non-London project spaces.
The aim of IKO is to create an accessible web
of artists, curators, writers and gallerists. Shared brains, shared skills and opportunity generated by each other for each other are the props of the community we are building.
It’s kind of hard to explain. But trust us.
It’s going to be good.
18th May 7pm
Research project Meeting 2:
EA from an Equality/Justice View
Come to the second of a series of meetups for a project looking into how we can change our world from an equality / justice based perspective, with a £1000 pot
of funding to distribute. ***If you missed the first one you are still more than welcome to come please come about 6.30 if you can or put your values on here. ie what you care about most when it comes to improving the world.Effective Altruism is a global movement of people rigorously scaling their social impact. We look at giving our time and money based on often focusing on providing the greatest measurable and meaningful good to the greatest number. But we live in a world with deeply entrenched inequality and social injustices, systemic inequalities and huge differences of opportunity and oppression. How we can give most effectively to create a more equal just and fair society?
Video Night Screenings
Khalil Joseph and others
Sunday 28th May at 7.30
We are screening a selection of music videos focusing on the works of Khalil Joseph, with
a screening of his latest video, ‘Process’
- a visual poem about London-born musician Sampha's upbringing in the capital, and his Freetown heritage.
WHEREISANAMENDIETA - Reperformance as a radical act
Tuesday 13th June 6 - 9pm
WHEREISANAMENDIETA is an ongoing and expanding archive, documenting the eradication and removal
of women from histories, be it through institutional erasure or brutality and murder. They intend to create
a platform where people can safely create politicised work without risking institutional backlash or being blacklisted for political involvement.
During this workshop we will be exploring the work
of Ana, and other female and BME artists, and creating reperformance work to become part of the archive before our relaunch at the end of the summer. We consider self documentation and reperformance of comrades lost to be a radical form of preservation and resistance.
This event will be hosted by artists and activists Liv Wynter and Munesu Mukombe.
Please come down, bring friends, bring food, bring artworks to discuss and we look forward to working
with you. Accessibility info: Fully accessible
Thursday 22 June 7pm - 12am
The Surround is a DIY platform run by artists and musicians Rose Dagul and Penny Klein. Started in December 2015, each event invites those working within the wide parameters of music and live performance to try out and share ideas. It is a place where emerging or established artists can showcase new or experimental work in a warm and welcoming environment. This month there will be performances from Luiz Bruno, Benjin, Hortense, FROST, Ida Hill
and Natasha Lohan
Opening Wednesday 21st June
6pm to 9pm
2 - 28 June
With new works by Camille Yvert, Elinor Stanley, Sophia Freeman, Steph Hartop, Hiba Ismail, Ned Armstrong, Wilm Danby, Aisha Christison and
Accompanying publicationwith contributing text
by Jacob Bates-Firth and Nunzia Faes
30th June 6-9pm
Group presentation of works in progress invited
by Nina Cristante. Artists will include Berry Patten,
Louis Backhouse, Atiena Riollet and others TBC.
Sunday 11 June 5.30 - 11pm
The Fisher-Function Dinner
Celebrating the end of the Fisher-Function series of events at Goldsmiths, we invite you to join us at SET for food and music. When: Sunday 11th June, 5.30pm
Free entry, all welcome.
We intend for this to be a space to come together once more, or for the first time perhaps, in a more convivial setting. Dinner cooked by chats Food served 6pm until 8pm (cash only) Cash bar until 11pm
ITS KIND OF HARD TO EXPLAIN & MILK
Opening Event: Friday 7 July
6:00 – 9:00pm
Open Dates: 12 - 6pm on 8, 9, 10, 15 July
or by appointment (email@example.com)
ITS KIND OF HARD TO EXPLAIN (IKO), London and MILK, Newcastle have partnered to curate a collaborative, group exhibition at SET Alscot Rd, London. We would like to invite you to a join us at the opening of ‘Ultra Sunrise’ between 6-9pm on 7 July 2017.
Artists featuring in the show are Corey Bartle-Sanderson, Oliver Durcan, Jemma Egan, Justin Fitzpatrick, Steven Gee, Adam Goodwin, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Max Lee, Jack Otway, Alice Rout, Joe Shaw and Sam Venables. With artists from Liverpool, London, Newcastle and Rotterdam, this project marks IKO’s ethos to connect non-London and London based artists.The name Ultra Sunrise comes from a Monster energy drink flavour suggesting a modification or enhancement of a natural and uncontrollable occurrence. Work in the show will respond to this concept alongside ideas exploring instant gratification and quick fixes to modern problems.
Philosophy Reading Group Special:
The Philosophy of Jokes
Wednesday 2 August 7 - 9am
To make up for skipping July, next month's Reading group meet-up will be extra special: Alan Roberts is coming to lead a discussion on the subject of his PhD, the philosophy of humour. We'll discuss the questions 'what is humour?' and 'how does immorality affect funniness?' The'll be a short paper to read at the start and we'll have them printed to read before the event (and I'll post a PDF here soon).
Contemporary Experimental Fiction Reading Group
Tuesday 25 July 8 - 10pm
A contemporary experimental fiction reading group taking place on a Tuesday each month - this time 25th. Texts will be chosen at each meeting and we will try to work out ways to get copies to everyone (especially if they are obscure...). This month's text is Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter. We only read fiction published within the last five years and will have a month to read each text. Discussion (flexible) will be about a couple of hours from 20:00 at SET, Alscot Road. Facebook event page
East Anglia Records 'LOVE Album'
Launch 1 September at 7 - 9pm
East Anglia Records invites you to the launch of it's forthcoming compilation - 'LOVE Album' The night will feature works and performance by compilation artists Leo Nibz, Tom Hardwick Allan, Former Child Star, DJ Grandpa, Norje, Kevin, Perple Celotape, Taylor Smith, Sarah Boulton, Lambda Kiwi, Dominic Dispirito, F&F, Splinterless, Mary Hurrell and others. The album will be available to download via the East Anglia Records Website from 1st September. http://eastangliarecords.com/ Chats cafe will selling nice foods.http://chatschats.uk/
ART THE ARMS FAIR
12 - 15 September
Events include performance poetry, performance art, comedy and music. The purpose is to make DSEi, one of the world’s largest arms fairs, visible to all. Visitors will be able to buy prints
and original works of art.
There is still time to contribute a work of your own or encourage an artistic friend to do so. Donated works will be displayed and sold alongside the art of Guerrilla Girls, #PeterKennard and many more. There are other ways you can help too. We'd love you to help us set up and run our events. If you can spare any time between 6–September, do please contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds to Campaign Against Arms Trade.
The gate art auction at chats cafe
17 September 2 – 5pm
Don't miss THE GATE auction !the work on sale from the last gate showhttp://thegateartscentre.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/artitude-lookatthislunch-
first auction at 2pm
lunch at 2.30
second auction at 3pm
see you there !
29 September - 1 October
6 - 8pm (29th September for the PV launch)
12 noon - 6pm daily
SWAP Editions is part of the ART LICKS WEEKEND 2017 SWAP Editions will be hosting a 3 day event called AD HOC & TRADE at SET Alscot Rd Project Space in Bermondsey open to public from 12noon - 6pm on the 29th Sept to 1st Oct and the PV launch will be in the evening of Friday 29th Sept 6-8pm. The event will mark the launch of Edition 2 :
TRADE as well as exhibiting all 24 works from Edition 1 and Edition 2 as a special exhibition for Art Licks weekend (all works are under 30cm or smaller). During the day of Sunday 1st Oct School of The Damned will be holding a symposium event about alternative art schools within the exhibition space.
SWAP Edition No 1 : AD HOC artists : Katriona Beales / Rachael Champion / Frances Disley / Jenny Dunseath / Richard Gasper / Bob Gelsthorpe / Naomi Harwin / Bruce Ingram / Joanne Lee / Sarah Pickering / Mark Scott-Wood / Duncan Wooldridge, with portfolio case designed by Izzie Lombardo.
SWAP Edition No.2 : TRADE artists : Jennifer Caroline Campbell / Simon Collins / Alex Frost / Jess Littlewood / Victoria Lucas / Jordan Mckenzie / Sam Meredith / James Moore / Flora Parrott / Sean Roy Parker / James Unsworth / George Yarker. SWAP website
The First Official Unofficial Alternative Art Education Open-Day By School of the Damned Sunday
1 October 12 noon – 5pm
THE FIRST 100% OFFICIAL UNOFFICIAL ART EDUCATION OPEN-DAY
An informal open day exploring the plural experiences of alternative art schools and wider conversations of alternative education all together. An opportunity to get to know existing alternative art schools but also teach you how to DIY or DIT (Do It Together).SOTD will use this day as the launch for inviting applications for 2018/19. Alongside this, these alt- courses or schools will showcase how they are unique through workshops presenting their individual identity ; AltMFA, Art and Critique, Pacto, School of the Damned, Syllabus, TOMA, Turps Banana.
A PROJECT BY: ITS KIND OF HARD TO EXPLAIN THE WORST SEATS IN THE HOUSE
PV 22 September 6 - 9pm
After party at the Greenwich Pensioner
28 Bazely St, E14 0ES
Exhibition open 23, 24, 29, 30 + 1 October 12 - 6
Crumble TOWN 5 - 7 October PV: Thursday 5th October 6 - 9pm
An exhibition of new works by
No Place to Spit
29 October - 5 November
PV 28th October 5 - 9pm
Frances DraysonKira Freije
Nan MooreIsabel Mallet
Improvisation for Queers and Allies 11 Novemebr, 15:00 - 18:00
This will be an improvisation session welcome
to all, including those with no experience of improvisation or acting. We will start with group games and ice breakers for the first half then do some scene games after a short break. This is a great chance to let go, play, increase confidence and hopefully forget some of life's stressors for a few hours. There is no pressure to do anything you don't want to do, feel free to just watch at any point. We will be collecting recommended donations of £5 for No Means No Worldwide sexual violence prevention charity.
If you would like to know more about their work
I am happy to share my email correspondence have had with them which has convinced me that they are an effective charity doing lots of great work. If you can not afford to donate, don't worry please come anyway. Please arrive anytime after 3.30 and ideally before 4. Look forward to meeting you then.
25 November 19:00 - 22:00
we are inviting 6 writers to be divided into 3 pairs to perform back-to-back readings on a table in the middle of a room. Each reading will be followed by a back-to-back DJ set by each pair.This will also mark the launch of SETTV. SETTV is an online live-broadcast TV channel,
so if you can't make back to back you can watch it online. Information to come. Amelia Barratt and Iris ColombNatasha LaForce and Tom CromptonEmma Mackilligin and Alex Marsh
About A Video I Took.
7 December at 18:00–21:00
Bring Your Own Beamer
Hosted by Openform.space and KitMapper
Kitmapper and Open Form have gotten together to organise a Christmas get together for our friends. We are excited to invite you to BRING YOUR OWN BEAMER an event in the spirt or doing it for yourself. Started by visual artist Rafael Rozedaal, BYOB is an international movement of DIY one-night-exhibitions where artists collaborate on site to create a moving image performance. BYOB events have been held in over 40 international cities. This iteration of BYOB will bringing together more than 20 artists and film makers to create a collaborative night of moving image work. Artists and film makers to make this collaborative night a moving image work extravaganza including:
Miki Holloway, Ellen King, Lewi Quinn, Finnula Campbell, Lucy Stockton, Alice Dunseath, Josh HD, Ralph Pritchard, Hazel Brill, Helena Kate Whittingham & Nic Brannan, Marius Hermansen, Dionysis Livanis,Nathen Bather, Peter Barnard, Dave Charlesworth, William Lindley, Samuel Capps, Amy Cutler, Anastasia Galicheva, Benjamin Redgrove, Lucinda May, Ben Moon and Franek Wardynski.
Tiredness Kills Unbelievers!
29 October 7pm - 1am
AAAWWWWWW yeah, we are coming back to london to bring the wierd.
Bring your friends and family!
Its going to be noisey Dog of Man
:https://www.facebook.com/d0g0fman/ Big Slammu:https://www.facebook.com/bigslammuband/
Free Entry! :) xxx
APOCALYPSE - End Of The World Party
Come join us to drink, dance and forget
"THE END IS NIGH!" DJs: Lazy Susan Madame X
Hallowingo, Prize for the best costume,
More TBC Facebook event page Dress for the end...Free Entry
8pm till late
Friday, October 27
Cute but scary :o Englesia
21st OCTOBER 8PM
ENTRY = £3 SUGGESTED DONATION Luiz Bruno -www.facebook.com/luizbrunomusic/FROST https://www.facebook.com/musicbyfrost/Shabsi Mann https://www.facebook.com/shabsimann/Sam River https://samriver.bandcamp.com/ Followed
by MIDI FILE DISCO
WORK SHY #2
2 September 7pm - 1am
We promised you another party. We promised you more of summer. We refuse to let the summer spirit die. In that vein we bring you.....WORK SHY #2featuring hot DJ's:Lawson Benn (PUBLIC ORDER) http://www.nts.live/shows/lawsonbenn Äkeähttps://soundcloud.com/akeaakea/voice-of-god-10617-what-is-god
Open Windows #4
Friday 18 August at 7pm – 1am
>> Open Windows #4 Anne de Boer presents this month's guest set on the OW installed 4 corner system, in addition to all the usual unusual volumes, forrays, deep findings, and stolen dances.Open Windows is a monthly night, a shared space for exploring electronic sound and experimental music, within the relaxed dark intimate setting of one of East London's remaining Victorian public houses.``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````open windows___attenuated sun streams___enamelling___bodies in smoke___spatial ejecta___signal flares___contours___genre flickers___duty___impure dispersal___free love classics___city stock___aux___gesture___hilltop frequencies___dream reality___close___``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````N.B. artist/ community run space - liquids the right price -£2 entry donation on the door please. lurves x
Weeks End Warbles
Sunday 13 August from 9pm
Joplin Parnell will commandeer the pensioners piano to explore the timeless music of the American song book. Expect stride piano interspersed with 40s and 50s Rhythm & Blues and a selection of standards to alleviate those Sunday blues with the help of various guests and musical cohorts.Music from 21:00Weeks End Warbles will be monthly, every second sunday of the month.
Business Lunch | Single L(a)unch
Thursday 10 August 7pm - 1am
Curl & Zero Qualms present :BUSINESS LUNCH | SINGLE L(A)UNCH To celebrate the emergence from the volcano, with music, zines and more from Business Lunch and Friends-:-w/COBY SEYBESSBEN VINCEREBECCA SALVADORITHE COOL GREENHOUSE+CURL DJs providing tunes for dessert
Cute Sabotage Saturday
29 July 7pm - 1am Cute music for you <3
Julia Star + more tbc
ATATA records warmup
28 July 5pm - 1am
ATATA records warmup with
Le Parody Beats
Lovers in Love
26 July Slots from 8pm til 1am
Smut Smut by Jăk Skŏt
Wednesday 19th July 7pm - 12am
Jăk Skŏt launches Smut Smut, a new collection of contemporary poetry working an obscure journey through sexual and emotional longing, backdropped by outer space, spiritual elements and concealing/revealing gestures. Aphex Twink will be resident DJ for the evening.
Open Windows #3
Friday 21 July at 3pm - 9pm
Rob Lye joins for a guest set experimenting with a range of sonic textures on the OW 4 channel system.
Open Windows is a monthly night, a shared space for exploring sound, experimental & electronic music, within the relaxed social setting of one of London's remaining Victorian public houses.
Ectopia: Grisly Patio
Saturday 15 July 5pm - 1am
Films and music. An afternoon and evening of entertainment light.
Doors from 5pm, films from 6pm, Ectopia until 10
Facebook event pagepm.Esmé live set from 10pm.music till 1am.there will be special shots just for Grisly Patio.
voice of god presents: what is god?
(For Anti University Now!)
Saturday 10th June 6 - 11pm
A conference in a pub on a big dumb question:
what is god? Beginning as a series of talks and then unfurling into increasingly non-verbal responses, attendees and audience alike will be invited to think about the failure of speaking to deal with the unspeakable, and what role (if any) a semi extinct deity can play in our lives today. For us, music, sound and imagery can seem far more able to deal with mystery than discourse can - or at least, those are the primary means at our disposal. Are they the best ones? This is why we are artists not academics. This is why we didn’t go to university.
Attendees are invited throughout to engage, question, call out, criticise and agree with the speakers/performers.
This event is in connection with radio show ‘voice of god’ airing from May in which we engage with big questions of the silent and invisible.
Saturday 20th may 7pm - 1am
voice of god presents: what is work?
r u a u n it? come and reassess your work/life balance, briefly remembering that you are nothing but an insignificant element in a far larger machine than yourself.featuring:a screening of Zhao Liang’s 'Behemoth'vog house course convenorsmore tbcthe first of a monthly series at the Greenwich Pensioner, voice of god will be tackling the big questions one by one, searching for answers in unexpected places via obtuse methods, rendering the visible invisible, and vice versa, carefully
Friday 12th May 7pm - 1am
The Surround presents the Sonologists
This May The Surround is working with sonologists at Koninklijk Conservatorium - Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. They will be hosting an evening of performance showcasing new work from Rob Shuttz, Adam Bonser, Bearfoot, Laura Agnusdei, Sandra Lanuza Bardaji and Dalton Danks while they are on a brief visit to the UK.
Every Last Saturday of the Month
8pm till Late.
Next: 27th May
Facebook event page
The Greenwich Pensioner presents SATURDAY A monthly soul night every last Saturday of the month. There are excellent DJs from 8pm til late and we open at 2pm so come down early for some drinks before.Free entry. SATURDAY deals; Tequilla and a bottle of Pacifico for £6, 4 X Jagermeister shots £10 and, as always, a pint of Fosters for £3
8th June 7pm
Weeks End Warbles at
The Greenwich Pensioner
June Joplin Parnell will comandeer the pensioners piano to explore the timeless music of the American song book. Expect stride piano interspersed with 40s and 50s Rhythm & Blues and a selection of standards to alleviate those Sunday blues with the help of various guests and musical cohorts.
The Greenwich Questioner?
Sunday 30th April, 8pm till Late
Our second pub quiz, this time hosted by the equally uncompromising Damo Hill!
Kick off at 7pm.
£2 entry. Cash and alcohol prizes...Drinks deals; beer from £3 a pint, 2 x rum and ginger for £6. Exceptional value for money!
Sunday 7th MAY 12 - 4pm
Chats Jumble Sale
If you want to sell / give stuff away come and set
up a pitch at 11.30.
£5 lunch & drinks served all day.