This month’s theme is a celebration of all things and people LGBTQI+ in the aftermath of this year's Pride (and UK Black Pride) marches.
Whether you're still brushing glitter from your clothes, or a supporting ally, if you want to highlight Pride's origins in the Stonewall Riots, condemn rainbow capitalism, or share a story in solidarity, it will all be a part of us asking: how can we hold onto and use this energy and power to facilitate the change we need to see?
With poetry from:
London based, Rick Dove
And from the ::nana:: collective, Rakaya Fetuga
Open from 18.00 – 22.30
£5 standard (£3 Open Mic’ers)
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IMAGE CREDIT - Bernard Williams, Mysterious Universe, 2017
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Friday, 19th July 2019
EE x HOH present: Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard + Hummah
Hard Of Hearing Music & Egyptian Elbows present Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
Fresh from their summer festival performances, including Glastonbury, Cardiff upstarts Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard join us for a special one-off London show. Support comes from one of London's finest new bands in HUMMAH, the project of Oscar Browne, formally of Dead Pretties . We also welcome London cult heroes Yuck, who will be occupying the decks for the evening.
Open from 18.00 - 02.30
Saturday 20th July 2019
MUSIC & COMEDY
The Slinks Edinburgh Preview
An XXXXTRA special preview for one night only before they "cafe du depart" for the Edinburgh Festival. The Slinks are functioning performaholics, they live and breathe the stage but they never quite manage to leave their dressing room.
In this one-hour debut you can expect music, dance, sequins, laughter, tears, mime and a lot of smoke and mirrors. Set in real time to a live one-man-band, The Slinks descend into the lunacy of an anxious actor and her paranoia of being hated or ever worse…loved!
Over-dramatic, narcissistic actress Mrs Slink is waited on hand, foot and finger by Mr Slink, a hyper sensitive cross-dressing clown. The Slinks are mesmerised by performance, and desperate to untangle the politics of human companionship.
Their creators, avant-garde performer Lily Ashley and pianist and clown Hugo Hamlet, weave their wry magic with sleight of hand, and a never-ending fascination for performance. Together they bring an experience that is heart-thumpingly alive.
Showtime is 18:30 - 20.00
Saturday 20th July 2019
Freak Boutik bring their long running fun, freaky and disco-tinged night to SET.
Back for a wiggle after a bit of a pause, they'll be spinning some melodies to get the embers glowing. As well as throwing you a good time, their night also raises funds for their chosen charity, Shelter From The Storm.
Open from 18.00 - 02.00
Free before 10pm, £5 after
Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Machimbombo & Yasemi
Machimbombo (pronounced ‘Mah-shim-bombo’) fuse west African rhythms with modern jazz sensibilities. Formed by guitarist, Pedro Velasco, with Dan Mays on tenor saxophone, Geoff Threadgold on bass, Yusuf Ahmed on drums and Camilo Tirado on percussion. Machimbombo bring infectiously fun grooves, east and south African infused harmony, and playful improvisation.
Yasemi is a group dedicated to exploring folk melodies and songs from around the world with a focus on improvisation and rhythm. Guitarist Lakovos Loukas is joinned by Jonny Wickham on bass and Rod Oughton on drums to create genre crossing music.
Open from 18.00 - 22.30
Suggested £5-£10 donation to the musicians
Thursday 25th July 2019
Kahoon Performances is back with round II
Round II features performance and music, with a special line-up including:
Laura Dee Milnes
The Electric Womb
Kahoon Performances is a part of Kahoon Projects, a collaboration between SET and Oxford Brookes University. Kahoon Projects is a discursive platform that examines working-class identity in the 21st century through contemporary art practice
Open from 18.00 - 23.00
Tuesday, 30th July 2019
ARTIST FILM SCREENING
Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival IX
BF Artist Film Festival IX is a curated exploration into the thematic and technical approaches found across a wide variety of current moving image artists. Join us for the London screening on Tuesday 30th July to see the following artists, selected from over 500 applicants
Heidi Elyce Cooper
Open from 18.00 - 22.oo
*Seating is limited
Monday, 2nd September 2019
Parallel Lines Presents Hannah Cohen
Woodstock, NY-based singer-songwriter Hannah Cohen is currently releasing her third album.
In Welcome Home, Cohen celebrates the twists and turns of self discovery, blending her evocative vocals with swooning incantations, dramatic vocal leaps, and rippling swagger.
The singles Wasting My Time and Welcome Home are out now via Bella Union.
You can listen to Wasting My Time here
Open from 18.00 - 23.00
Saturday, 14th September 2019
Selective Work is a collective of young people hailing from across the UK, bringing together the very best of every strain in underground dance music.
A night drawn together in an intimate space.
Inspired by an evolving collective of minds-alike.
Symbolising the physical form of morphing tastes and feelings, of which those among us are devoted.
P II takes an exploration into darker textures, where there is light to be found at the end of the tunnel. Join us for a final whirl in the closing summer haze.
Open from 18.00 - 02.00
Wednesday 25th September 2019
ARTIST MOVING IMAGE SCREENING
6x6 project is an online platform dedicated to the distribution and promotion of artists’ moving image works, founded by artist Mirelle Borra in 2017. Drawing inspiration from the alternative New York art space movement of the 1970s, utilizing the ‘artists-selecting-artists’ model, six invited artists each select one artist for inclusion on the platform every six weeks.
We welcome 6x6 project for it’s inaugural screening event in London, featuring works by:
Aimée Neat / Alia Pathan / Anita Delaney / Ankita Anand / Anne Haaning / Chooc Ly Tan / Elisabeth Molin / Evi Kalogiropoulou / Hazel Brill /Jeremy Hutchison / Karen Kramer / Karolina Stellaki / Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis / Maud Craigie / Max Colson / Nina Mangalanayagam / Pamela Breda / Ralph Pritchard / Rebecca Lennon / Rosa Doornenbal / Ruth Waters / Sam Mercer / Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger / Sophie Hoyle / Susanne Dietz / Tom Lock
With a DJ set by VerbalVisu.al
Open from 18.00 – 23.00
Friday 27thSeptember 2019
Hairy Recordings Present The Golden Dregs Album Launch
Self described “sexy music enthusiasts”, London label Hairy Recordings present an album launch for label artists The Golden Dregs
Special guests + DJs TBA
𝐻𝑂𝑃𝐸 𝑖𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑂𝑃𝐸𝐿𝐸𝑆𝑆
Out 27.09.2019 via Funnel Music
Open from 18.00 – 02.30
£5 adv. / £6 OTD
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EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
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Thursday 18th July 2019
NEW SET BUILDING!!! VIEWING OPPORTUNITY!
SET Wimbledon Studio Viewings
SET Wimbledon is a 6000 sq ft light industrial warehouse between Wimbledon Park and Earlsfield stations. The site is a former woodwork shop so perfectly suited for a variety of practices with ample natural light. Studios have access to a shared outside area and are currently open-plan. As always, members can build walls where needed.
Sizes | Pricing | Terms
Smallest available units - 200sq ft (£200)
Spaces under 500 sqft are priced @ £1 per sqft pcm
Spaces over 500 sqft are priced @ £0.9 per sqft pcm
1 month free | £100 deposit | first month paid in advance
1 year guaranteed | 2 month rolling
All bills included
1-3 Wellington Works, London, SW19 8EQ
See you there!
Friday, 5th July 2019
EXHIBITION/SCREENING at SET BERMONDSEY
Kahoon Projects II | Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth is the latest exhibition brought to you by Kahoon Projects
In installation format that evokes "rave space and attitude", artists Mitchell Vowles & Morgan Tipping exhibit two specially produced films.
It’s still banging in 2019 excavates online representations of youth cultures montaged across a timeline that explores the romance of the future as replaced by the romance of the past.
Manoeuvres is a digital film projection that explores contemporary experiences of working culture through a roaming atmospheric landscape.
Referencing the Kinks song and lyrics, Word of Mouth invites you to question "who are they to say the things they do?"
Kahoon Projects is a discursive platform that examines working-class identity in the 21st century through contemporary art practice. Kahoon Projects consists of a series of collaborative, interdisciplinary residencies where, for one month, two artists are paired to develop a conversation, and to create new work, about social class.
Kahoon Projects is supported by Arts Council England and Oxford Brookes University
Private View 05.07.19 | 18:30- 21:30
Exhibition Dates 06.07.19 - 26.07.19
SET BERMONDSEY is 76-89 Alscot Road, Bermondsey, SE1 3AW
Tues-Friday 12:00- 18:00
Every Monday from 11 March - Ongoing
DANCE IN RESIDENCE @ SET LEWISHAM
Music, movement and performance project M///P are in residency till 27th May in SET's new building in South London. SET LEWISHAM is at Unit 1, Lewisham Retail Park, Loampit Vale SE13 7RZ
There are a few affordable artist studio spaces still available at SET Lewisham and also open workspace. For more info and studio applications visit us here - www.setspace.uk
M///P are holding weekly classes on Monday nights, from 7.15PM. Focusing on practical dance techniques, classs are hosted by dancer and musician Bianca Scout, and facilitated by performer Sim Gray, in association with bimonthly Movement///Possession events. M///P's aim is to improve core strength and flexibility through consistent training methods, while emphasising creativity and personal artistry within traditional forms. Classes provide a welcoming space for non binary and QTIPOC people. SET is a non profit space, so it functions as a co operative. This means we make all decisions as a group and it is essential that our events have a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
OPEN CALL FOR PERFORMERS FROM ALL DISCIPLINES!
This Spring, M///P invite members of the class to collaborate with us on an ensemble piece, that will be performed in May, featuring a live score. More details to follow. Please get in touch on email@example.com if you would like to get involved
Image by artist Natalie Kay Thatcher.