We are excited to work alongside well known and respected actor Anthony Warren who is kickstarting weekly comedy at the cafe. Each week he will being you a collective of various comedians, to perform free for you!
19th, 26th May
Free event. First come, first served. Donations accepted on the night.
Check social media for confirmed line up
Dinner for One Hundred pizzas
As BBC Radio Jazz Night presenter Seonaid Aitken describes ‘Ruta Di definitely has her own unique vocal sound, that’s for sure’. London based singer and guitarist Ruta Di stands out amongst other musicians because of her virtuosity and dexterity on both guitar and vocals -beautiful voice with incredible range that she pairs wonderfully with tasteful guitar solos and catchy hooks.
A rich and inventive blend of neo-soul, jazz, rock, classical and Brazilian music with heartfelt lyrics creates a very special sound that touches and moves.
2019 April Ruta released her debut album ‘Hooligan’ with her second to be released later this year.
Friday 20th May, 2022
Doors from 7pm for pizza and bar
7:45pm - 8:30pm first set
9pm - 9:45pm for second set
£8.50 in advance online / £10 on the door
Ruta Di - Vocals and guitar
Michele Tacchi - Bass
Gwilym Jones - Drums
We warmly welcome Duncan Eagles and his band to play at the cafe. Expect a night of instrumental contemporary jazz. Melodic music that is spontaneous and exciting performed by some of the most in demand musicians on the UK jazz scene.
Described by BBC Radio as a “rising star of British Jazz” Duncan is attracting attention for his distinctive sound and improvising from all over the world. Currently signed to prestigious USA label Ropeadope he is included in a roster alongside the likes of Aaron Parks, David Sanchez and Logan Richardson. His latest album Citizen marked his place on the international music scene and lead to performances in the UK and Europe including opening for saxophone legend Joshua Redman at the Barbican concert hall in London. Duncan will be recording his second album with Ropeadope due for worldwide release in September 2022.
Duncan Eagles – Saxophone
Owen Snider – Guitar
Jakub Cywinski – Bass
Flavio Li Vigni - Drums
“A rising star of British Jazz” Kevin Le Gendre BBC Radio 3
Saturday, 28th May
Doors 7pm - pizza and bar available
Set 1; 8pm – 8.45pm
Set 2; 9pm – 9.45pm
Ticketed event - £8.50 in advance / £10 on the door
A play written and performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Sarah-Louise Young
"A mighty spirit is about to reawaken. Yours."
Derek Jarman: film-maker, painter, gardener at Prospect Cottage, activist, writer… his influence remains as strong as it was on the day AIDS killed him in 1994. But his story, one of the most extraordinary lives ever lived, has never been told. Until now.
This vibrant new solo play by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, Howerd’s End) brings Derek back into being for a passionate, daring reminder of the courage it takes to truly live while you’re alive. A journey from Dungeness to deepest, brightest Soho and into the heart of one of our most iconoclastic artists.
8pm - doors from 7pm
Running time: 80 mins no interval
★★★★★ Queer Guru: "Derek Jarman was vibrant, beautiful, fun and relentlessly inspiring. This play will reawaken your love for the man. Highly recommended"
★★★★ Theatre-News.com: "A mesmerising performance that moves, amuses and shocks in equal measure. A stunning piece of theatre and stage craft that will enthral all that see it”
★★★★ Sardines Magazine: “Farrelly is a remarkable actor. He brings an extraordinary, glittering edge and sense of danger to everything he does”
★★★★ London Living Large: “An astonishing and heartfelt portrayal… Exceptional"
★★★★ Reviews Gate: "An enthralling performance”
The Greenwich Visitor: "Farrelly has produced a fabulous portrait of a true original – witty, warm, wise, provocative, prodigiously talented and brutally honest. Jarman would have loved it”
As a community cafe, we support up and coming musicians starting off their careers. These events are often free of charge however we do accept donations that go straight to the artist and the scheme.
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