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Thursday, 23 May 2019


Florian T M Zeisig / Acacia Spines / Middex

Florian T M Zeisig

Artist and musician, Florian builds observational, sonic frameworks in which to share an ongoing exploration

Acacia Spines
A collaboration between Camille Rearden (Days Fade Nights Grow, Scrap Brain) and Shereen Elizabeth (Fruitdogs). "Enveloping choral drone, and bare-bones synthpop collide."

"Coming and going and forthcoming"

Open from 18.00 - 23.00

Tickets £5

Tuesday 25 May -  Wednesday 26 May 2019



You are invited to the first SORT print fair in London, with a selection of handpicked artists, publishers, photographers and designers selling books, zines, prints and clothing + a tattoo flash sale followed by EBM party until the early hours.

PRINT SALE: 2pm-9pm
PARTY: 9pm-2am with sets from Nape, Holly Evans, SORT


Anna Sampson
Begum Yetis
Bonnie Bowley
Callum Leo Hughes
Clare Frances (Old Habits Tattoo)
Desire Press
Edith Bergfors
Hanger Inc
Ingrid Kraftchenko
Jo Fetto
Lou Alsop
Lydia Lazarus
Photocopy Club
Rosa Burgess
Sarah Piantadosi
SORT zine

+ more to be confirmed

14:00 – 02:00

SORT's print sale stamp gains you free entry to party, £5 without

Sunday, 26 May 2019


Dizraeli & Harry Christelis // Sunday Jam at SET

Music is the breath between us...

A warm, improvised session for players and vocalists of all stripes, from jazz and hip-hop to the spaces beyond...
Get involved and get up with the house band, or just sit and relax and let the sounds take over!

House band

Dizraeli - Vocals
Harry Christelis - Guitar
Joseph Costi - Keys
Daisy George - Bass
Yusuf Ahmed - Drums

Open from 18.00 - 22.30

FREE Entry

Suggested £10 donations for musicians and sound man

Monday, 27 May 2019

Poetry Evening

The MATERIALS Reading Series: With Hiatt / Thiessen / Scott

A poetry evening of readings by three poets visiting from Berlin.

Is a poet and translator originally from Melbourne,  Recent published works include: Hard-Line, 'The Manifold, Back To Noise and Paraphrenia, published by MATERIALIEN in 2019.

Is a poet and translator originally from Porto. Her published works include: Mask, Dinner, Legoville, Architecture et Poesie, and Splinter. She co-runs the magazine and reading series artiCHOKE in Berlin, which merges the language and context of international German-speaking poets. She also edits the internationalist feminist poetry publication Vírgulentxs, and new work Fragments of Baby is forthcoming in 2019.

Is a poet and translator, originally from Sydney. He co-runs the Berlin-based magazine and reading series artiCHOKE. His translation of the second volume of Peter Weiss’s Die Ästhetik des Widerstands (The Aesthetics of Resistance) will appear with Duke University Press in early 2020.

Open from 18.00

FREE Entry

Thursday, 30 May 2019


The Moral High Ground Cassette Release

Join for the first ever headline show from The Moral High Ground where they 

celebrate their first release..... confined to just 30 cassette tapes.

Make your choice over which cassette to take home. You may get the absolute fucking banger laid last week, or you may get a 15 year-old complaining about his homework. EACH ONE IS DIFFERENT.

From 18.00 - 23.00

FREE Entry

Wednesday, 5 June 2019


Nxkaio’s debut launch party

From music label Paradise comes a debut release from Nxkaio  '4Garden'

With live performances from




DJ set from Paradise’s Infamy

Open 18.00 - 23.00

Free entry with RSVP:

Thursday, 6 June 2019


Still Moving X Slowfoot Presents: Snorkel / 3Peace / Merlin Nova

3Peace's Still Moving returns for another night of musical exploration at SET.

This time they are teaming up with South London label Slowfoot Records for a special evening of sonic ingenuity.

Slowfoot have been operating since 2001 in the realms of London's experimental music scene - becoming a stalwart of leftfield sound exploration with artists such as Hello Skinny, Soccer96, Paula Rae Gibson, Kit Downes and Charles Hayward featuring on their diverse roster.



A south London based collective whose members come from different corners of the alternative scene, bringing together the tactics of improvisation, electronica, and sound art. The band features the combined talents of Frank Byng [This Is Not This Heat, Crackle], Ben Cowen [7­Hurtz], Ralph Cumbers [aka Bass Clef, Some Truths], Tom Marriott [Pest] and Roberto Sassi [Vole].


Bringing human spontaneity and machine rhythms into dialogue - 3Peace bring a flowing soundworld at once both rigid and flexible. Free saxophone weaves through a synthetic backdrop of analogue electronics - touching the diverse coordinates of a sonic field where dance music, jazz improvisation and experimental aesthetics come together.

Merlin Nova

Operating between the thresholds of performance, songwriting, and sound art, Merlin has carved a truly unique space for her sonic practice - an artist at once indefinable yet viscerally moving. Merlin Nova is:  sound, song and movement, ecstatic energy, clear-cut, quick fix, immediate. scene setting sound; landscape, temperature, and feeling. Here with you, together.

Open from 18.00 - 23.30

£5 Adv. here/£7 OTD

Saturday, 8 June 2019


PC Nights: Show Boy/Platonica Erotica/Pleasure Complex

M&TV: Meat And Two Veg presents: PC NIGHTS

The first in a brand new series of club nights tenderly curated by your very own Hard-Pop outfit Pleasure Complex

VOL 1:

Shimmering South London Alt-pop star
"6/10" - Goldsmiths University

'Platonica Erotica is the Greek god of singing karaoke to your crush'
Try out 'Hamlet' and see if your heart doesn't explode.............

Your attentive hosts will be opening the night with a brief set of new material - so arrive before sundown


Resident disc-flunky DJ NOTHING

Open from 18.00 - 23.55

£3 entry

Friday, 14 June 2019


Paul Arambula / Umlaut! / Zeta Zeta / DJ Sallad Egg

Join us for a night of psychedelic dream pop and obscure electronics from around the globe.

ζζ [zeta zeta] creates electronic and analogue sounds with experimental textures, tunings and rhythms, found sounds and voice. His second album with Blank Editions, 'Dream Hotel' (scheduled for release at the end of summer) is an exploration of the non-linear found in dreams, memories and altered states of consciousness. Dream Hotel features guest appearances by Ben Vince (saxophone) and Sally Evans (vocals)

Since bringing his keyboard across the long ocean, taking long walks, and working long nights in the middle of sometimes long faces, Paul has written long songs about familiar strangers, saying a lot of nothing, forcing the easy life, and loving to hate that you are them. Among the improvised finger mess of keys, will be songs from the bedroom-pop album “A Bit of Both” as well as new and unreleased material

UMLAUT! are Cosmo Wise and Sam Bardsley, a British duo based in Berlin. Their first single "Ü!" was released last month and it sounds like cloud nine pop fission K-Jazz!

Sallad Egg selects the finest ingredients, to serve a delicious concoction, to be enjoyed exclusively on the dance floor. He is sure to get your limbs in a scramble.

Open from 18.00 - 02.00


Tuesday, 11 June 2019


Earl Gateshead ‘I Come From Gateshead’  7” Launch Party

From Four Four Recordings comes Earl Gateshead and the release of his new material live at SET.

"I was born in a place called Gateshead. It's in the North of England. All I my life I've loved music. In particular Reggae music. It's a love that has completely run my life....... By most people's standards my life has been odd.........When I decided that I might like to sing to people, I thought I should sing something I knew to be true.......So I sang my life story. I've told the truth. This is it."

Open 18.00 - 23.30


Thursday, 13 June 2019

Solo Collective  Hosted by Sebastian Reynolds

An evening solo, duo and trio performances in a variety of collaborative combinations, from  German classical/experimental musicians, and composers: Anne Müller (cello) and Alex Stolze (violin), with British pianist and producer Sebastian Reynolds

Open from 18:00 - 22:30

Tickets £5.50



Reading Room open appointment only -

Tuesday 21st May 2019

TALK & SCREENING at The Peckham Pelican

Working-Class Arts with Maria de la O Garrido & Shonagh Short

Hosted by Oxford Brookes Fine Art Research and SET

Join us for an evening of discussion around the intricacies of contemporary working-class identity and the arts.

For the first part of the evening artists Shonagh Short and Maria de la O Garrido will discuss their current exhibtion, 'Kahoon Projects 1: Do the Twist' (10th - 30th May). The exhibition - an immersive installation based at SET BERMONDSEY - is an explosion of yellow as a site of resistance. It offers a playful invitation to navigate a physical and conceptual realm: a metaphor for the sometimes invisible social structures that at once, include, exclude, and systemise.

Garrido and Short will be discussing the ideas behind their work and the issues facing working-class artists today. They will be in conversation with the show's curators, Dr Alexandra Bickley Trott (Oxford Brookes University) and Roland Fischer-Vousden (SET).

The second part of the evening will feature a screening of found video work and found footage examining working-class culture and representation.

This event is part of Kahoon Projects, a platform to explore working-class identity in the 21st century. It is generously supported by Oxford Brookes University and Arts Council England, and kindly hosted by Nick Lee & Peckham Pelican.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event!

Please book tickets via this link

Wednesday 22nd May 2019


Kahoon Performances: I/II

KAHOON PROJECTS is a platform examining the intricacies of working-class identity in the 21st century through contemporary art practice. At this event poetry, performance and music take centre stage.

With readings and performances from:

Hannah Lowe

Award-winning poet who charts her father's journey from Jamaica to London's East End, Lowe's deeply personal narrative poems are often filmic in effect. Her writing cascades with sensory detail, evocations of childhood, coming-of-age, love and loss, grief and regret.

Fran Lock

A poet, illustrator, and political activist who "writes in praise of a working-class poetics that revels in richness and strangeness".

Gboyega Odubanjo

Is an English-Nigerian poet born and raised in East London. With musicality and wit, his poetry explores race, mortality and the fallibility of faith.

Shonagh Short

is a socially engaged artist from Lancashire whose work aims to challenge the stigma associated with social housing. Using an ethnographic approach she collaborates with working-class communities to develop participatory projects, performances and interventions which explore ideas of class, gender and inequality.

East Anglia Records House Band ft. Roza Horowitz

East Anglia Records is a music label and originator of the genre, Rhythm and Disappointment (R&D). It releases albums and mixes. Roza Horowitz is a Moscow-born painter and performer

Open from 20.00 - 23.00


Kahoon Projects consists of a series of collaborative, interdisciplinary residencies in which, for one month, two artists are paired to develop a conversation and create new work about social class. Kahoon Performances is part of the wider programme, consisting of performances, workshops and public talks, supported by Arts Council England, Oxford Brookes University, and SET

Thursday 9th May – Thursday 30th May 2019


KAHOON I/II: Do The Twist

PV Thursday 9th May 2019, 18.00 - 20.00

Oxford Brookes University and SET present KAHOON I/II: DO THE TWIST, the first exhibition brought you by Kahoon Projects.  Kahoon Projects exists as a discursive space in which to explore working-class identity in the 21st century, and through the language of contemporary art. Based at SET Bermondsey, the projects are realised as a series of collaborative, interdisciplinary residencies. For each residency, over the course of one month, two artists are brought together to develop a conversation, and create new work. DO THE TWIST is the product of this first conversation with artists Shonagh Short and María de la O Garrido.

During their residency, Shonagh and Maria are exploring their experiences of the class system through different facets of abstract space, including spatial metaphor and colour. The exhibition envisions this space as a site of resistance to confront critical questions around social class and mobility.

KAHOON I/II: DO THE TWIST is supported by Arts Council England and Oxford Brookes University.

Admission is FREE

Every Monday from  11 March - 27 May



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  -



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.

£5 donation




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 if you would like to get involved

Image by artist Natalie Kay Thatcher.

Friday 31st May - Sunday 9th June 2019


Fool's Paradise by Josh Wright

“People look to escape into an intensification of the conditions of ordinary life, into a deliberate aggravation of those conditions: further from nature, nearer to artifice, to abstraction, to total pollution, to well above average levels of stress, pressure, concentration and monotony - this is the ideal of popular entertainment. No one is interested in overcoming alienation; the point is to plunge into it to the point of ecstasy. That is what holidays are for.”   Jean Baudrillard, taken from Cool Memories

Josh Wright's exhibition Fool’s Paradise considers the commodified aspiration and fetishism of the package holiday. Taking Casper David Friedrich’s iconic painting Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (c. 1818) as a point of departure, the artist positions the viewer as the lone wanderer trapped in the domestic dreariness of everyday routine; escaping instead into the realms of the mind.

Exhibition is open: Saturday - Sunday 12.00 - 18.00

Opening Event:  Friday 31st May 18.30 - 20.30


Monday 8th July  -  Monday 15th July


Once Upon A Stage installation by Lizz Brady

"As one person enters the room, they trigger the sound of one person clapping. Two more people enter the room, and the sound of two more people begin to clap. The more people in the room, the more people are clapping. As people leave the room, the clapping resides."

Exploring ideas of dualism, 'object-oriented ontology' and Buddhism,  Lizzy Brady's Once Upon A Stage shows how the mind and body are statements that cannot be divided, instead they experienced as different states of the whole

Open daily

FREE Entry