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The Book Club- some dates for your diary

The Book Club near Old Street has a vast array of quirky events over the next few months so do check out some of these if you’re in the area!

 

100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4RH
Nearest tube: Old Street
www.wearetbc.com | 020 7684 8618

 

CLUB HIGHLIGHTS:

Saturday 18th October – DISCO SHED CELEBRATES THE BOOK CLUB 5TH BIRTHDAY
The Disco Shed is being installed and Auntie Flo is headlining

Thursday 30th October – WASTELAND: THE SURVIVOR’S PARTY
End of the World party to end all parties.

 

CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS:

Wednesday 1st September – THE MOTH STORYSLAM
Celebrated NYC radio show The Moth returns to The Book Club for their second UK show.

Sunday 5th October – A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN
Cabinets of Curiosity present an intriguing adaptation of the classic by Virginia Woolf

Tuesday 21st October – SCIBAR: PSYCHADELICS AND MRI
Art Neuro and Science London look into how art can be used to explore science.

Sunday 26th September – VELVET TONGUE
Ernesto Sarezale’s Erotic Literary Soiree returns for a Halloween special


 

 

Wednesday 1st October

THE MOTH STORYSLAM
Guests: You!
The celebrated NYC radio show continue their debut UK event series with the theme ‘Home’. The Moth StorySLAMs are open to anyone with a five-minute, true, story to share on the night’s theme. Prepare a five-minute story about ‘Home’: where you’re from, your humble abode, your roots, your heritage or just where your mother lives. On the night, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth “hat”, then names are picked and one by one and storytellers take the stage. The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience, producing one StorySLAM winner who’ll go on to perform in the GrandSLAM Championships. Sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!
Time: 7.30pm – 10pm, Doors 7pm
Price: £8 advance, £10 on the door
Tickets: Available via www.designmynight.com on 9am Wednesday 24th

 

Thursday 2nd October

Ground floor: TWEETBOX
It’s time for you to take control at this weekly event and hand pick the tunes your-very-self! Take note of the theme and tweet suggestions to The Book Club’s Twitter www.twitter.com/thebookclubec2. You must impress our colourful host Mr TPFD if you want your track played. Best song choice on the night gets a free cocktail on the house!
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free

Basement: CLAQUE!
DJs: East London Village Kids, Bordel Ensemble DJs
The coolest, beardiest French crew in town, aka Bordel Records and the East London Village Kids, bring you Claque every Thursday night. Party vibes for die-hard electronic music fans and people just looking for a fun night out after work.
Music policy: Deep house, house, electro
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 10pm, £5 after 10pm

 

Friday 3rd October

THE GET DOWN PRESENTS: NORMAN JAY MBE
DJs: Norman Jay, Jimmy Plates, Mr Chex
A man who needs no introduction, the one and only, Norman Jay, comes to our Friday night party to make the rumps shake faster and the fingers pop louder. Jimmy Plates and Mr Chex provide stellar support. One not to be missed.
Music Policy: R&B, hip hop, disco, funk, soul classics
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 9pm, £5 after

 

Saturday 4th October

Daytime: ART MACABRE GLOBAL CURIOSITIES: QUEENS OF THE BONE AGE
A life drawing event with a deathly, theatrical and curious difference! Sketch models dressed as neanderthals through to homo sapiens as they portray prehistoric inspired poses for you to draw. Featuring nude and costumed models, explore the earliest recorded expressions of art, ritual and burial by humans from around the world. We look at fertility rituals, representations of the female form in Palaeolithic sculpture, cave art and what prehistoric cultures believed about death and the afterlife. Drawing materials provided (pens, paper, pencils, charcoal). Over 18s only.
Music Policy: Caveman rock soundtrack
Time: 2pm – 4pm, doors from 1.30pm
Price: £10 in advance, £15 on the door
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-curiosities-prehistoric-art-macabre-death-drawing-special-tickets-12201235223

Evening: THE DOCTOR’S ORDERS PRESENTS: MR THING’S BIRTHDAY DEF JAM SPECIAL
DJs: Mr Thing (Def Jam set), DJ MK (Kiss FM), Spin Doctor (Def Jam set), DJ LoK, Johnny Roas, Special surprise guests
An extra special double celebration, as The Doctor’s Orders celebrate the birthday of the UK’s best Hip-Hop DJ; Mr Thing AND mark Russell Simmons birthday with this Def Jam special. Mr Thing has been gaining fans worldwide: winning battles, producing records and rocking parties around the world, there is nothing he has not mastered. As one of the most popular men on the scene they are sure to be celebrating in style! The night will also celebrate Russell simmons who will be turning 57 on the same date.
Music policy: Hip hop
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 9pm, £5 after

 

Sunday 5th October

A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN
Guests: Cabinets of Curiosity
Fresh from its sell-out debut in the north, professional theatre company Cabinets of Curiosity brings this intriguing adaptation to The Book Club. Based on the literary and feminist masterpiece by Virginia Woolf, the show recreates a trail-blazing lecture from 1928 and throws inspirational light on what it is to be a woman writer.
Time: 4.30pm – 5pm
Price: Free entry but seats must be reserved in advance
Tickets: Reserve seats here www.cabinets-of–curiosity.co.uk

 

Monday 6th October

ART NEURO AND SCIENCE LONDON SCIBAR: JUNKY FISH
Guests: Matthew Parker, Kate Hughes
Join us Art Neuro and Science London for an in-depth look into the workings of science-art collaborations, and how one can use art to explore science. Artists and scientists from Art Neuro will be discussing their work for the project. On the night Matthew Parker and Kate Hughes will talk about portraying research using zebrafish to understand addiction through the eyes of an artist.
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Price: Free entry
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1uf0Qse

 

Tuesday 7th October

Basement: BAR SHORTS
Barmageddon. The end of the world is nigh and it will happen in a bar in Shoreditch! Bar Shorts presents a selection of short films and animations about the end of the world and the apocalypse. And about other things ending. And also about some things beginning. Basically, expect the usual great evening of short films, animation and drinks from The Book Club’s resident film and animation club. Hosted by Chris Shepherd.
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Price: Free entry

Groundfloor: KING PONG
Come and enter this arena of ping-pong cheers, jeers and flowing beers, with a £35 drinks voucher up for grabs for the winner; be king of pong and everybody’s best drinking buddy! But being a number two is not to be frowned upon at King Pong, a £15 drinks voucher is ready for the second slot winner too.
Time: 6.30pm – 11pm
Price: £5

 

Wednesday 8th October

SCREEN SOCIAL PRESENTS: NORTHERN SOUL STEW
Live acts: J.E.T.
DJs: Northern Soul DJs
With a nod to the release of British feature film Northern Soul, the music vs film night is back at The Book Club for a night of floor fillers, films and foolery. With live music from soul specialists J.E.T., DJs from the Northern Soul scene, and cinematic treacle all mixed up in a big bowl of soul.
Music policy: Northern soul, rare groove
Time: 7pm – 12am
Price: £4
Tickets: http://screensocial30.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Thursday 9th October

Basement: CLAQUE!
DJs: East London Village Kids, Bordel Ensemble DJs
The coolest, beardiest French crew in town, aka Bordel Records and the East London Village Kids, bring you Claque every Thursday night. Party vibes for die-hard electronic music fans and people just looking for a fun night out after work.
Music policy: Deep house, house, electro
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 10pm, £5 after 10pm

Ground floor: TWEETBOX
It’s time for you to take control at this weekly event and hand pick the tunes your-very-self! Take note of the theme and tweet suggestions to The Book Club’s Twitter www.twitter.com/thebookclubec2. You must impress our colourful host Mr TPFD if you want your track played. Best song choice on the night gets a free cocktail on the house!
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free

 

Friday 10th October

THE GET DOWN
DJs: Moneyshot, Jimmy Plates
The master of the mixtape and part of the Solid Steel family, DJ Moneyshot joins Jimmy Plates for a session of freshly baked beats from the furthest corners of his record box.
Music policy: R&B, hip hop, disco, funk, soul classics
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 9pm, £5 after

 

Saturday 11th October

DAILEE’S JUKEBOX
DJs: Daddy Skitz and MC profit, DJ Jawa, Master Level
From Boomtown, to Glastonbury, to Bestival it’s been a busy summer for Daddy Skitz and MC Profit and they will be bringing their hip hop and dancehall mashups to The Book Club to start the winter season in style! DJ Jawa will joining them on the decks with his unique mix of hip hop, trap, dancehall, tropical bass and garage (with a twist of ginger and a bucket full of rum). Prepare to get sweaty.
Music policy: Old school hip hop, trap, UK garage, dancehall, reggae, house, jungle
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 9pm, £5 after

 

Sunday 12th October

THE BOOK CLUB BLUES
Live: Ray and Davide Acoustic Duo
DJs: Blues DJs
This monthly blues night returns with live music and quality DJs. Join them for a casual dance with a taster lesson included in the price.
Music policy: Blues all night
Time: 7pm – 11.30pm
Price: £8 pounds

 

Tuesday 14th October

Basement: SCRATCHLINGS
The soft launch of a brand new scratch night bringing together artists from all disciplines; music, comedy, theatre, cabaret, spoken word, dance, drag, and clown. The best artists from London and abroad will try out brand new sparkly material for the loveliest and most creative audience in town. Scratchlings focuses on creativity and community for artists and audiences alike, a place to meet, be entertained, moved, to exchange ideas, to create and have a proper knees up.
Time: 7.30pm – 10pm
Price: £4 in advance, £6 on the door
Tickets: https://billetto.co.uk/scratchlings

Ground floor: KING PONG
Come and enter this arena of ping-pong cheers, jeers and flowing beers, with a £35 drinks voucher up for grabs for the winner; be king of pong and everybody’s best drinking buddy! But being a number two is not to be frowned upon at King Pong, a £15 drinks voucher is ready for the second slot winner too.
Time: 6.30pm – 11pm
Price: £5

 

Thursday 16th October

Basement: CLAQUE!
DJs: East London Village Kids, Bordel Ensemble DJs
The coolest, beardiest French crew in town, aka Bordel Records and the East London Village Kids, bring you Claque every Thursday night. Party vibes for die-hard electronic music fans and people just looking for a fun night out after work.
Music policy: Deep house, house, electro
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 10pm, £5 after 10pm

Ground floor: TWEETBOX
It’s time for you to take control at this weekly event and hand pick the tunes your-very-self! Take note of the theme and tweet suggestions to The Book Club’s Twitter www.twitter.com/thebookclubec2. You must impress our colourful host Mr TPFD if you want your track played. Best song choice on the night gets a free cocktail on the house!
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free

 

Friday 17th October

THE GET DOWN
DJs: Jimmy Plates, Rob Pursey, Abi Clarke
Musical crowd control courtesy of resident Jimmy Plates and his crew of party starters – Rob Pursey and Abi Clarke will provide the crispest cuts of R&B, Hip Hop and Soul Classics to the always packed, super friendly crowd of The Get Down guys & girls.
Music Policy: R&B, hip hop, disco, funk, soul classics
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 9pm, £5 after

 

Saturday 18th October

Daytime: ART MACABRE’S GLOBAL CURIOSITIES: HAITIAN VOODOO
A life drawing event with a deathly, theatrical and curious difference! Art Macabre Death Drawing salons explore death rituals and mythology from around the globe- this time exploring the world of Haitian Vodou. Wild celebrations, elaborate costumes, a dance with death. Sketch nude and body painted models inspired by the voodoo rituals and beliefs of Haitian vodou. Drawing materials provided (pens, paper, pencils, charcoal). Over 18s only.
Time: 2pm – 4pm, doors from 1.30pm
Price: £10 in advance, £15 on the door
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1ojOpFF

Evening: DISCO SHED CELEBRATES THE BOOK CLUB 5TH BIRTHDAY
DJs: Auntie Flo, Esa, Count Skylarkin, Peepshow Paddy
A two floor extravaganza as The Book Club celebrates in style by installing the infamous Disco Shed in the building and filling it with the sweet sounds of Count Skylarkin and Peepshow Paddy. Elsewhere the party continues in the capable hands of the Highlife crew AKA Auntie Flo joined by Esa and Huntleys & Palmers DJs for a late night session in the basement.
Music policy: Disco, house
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 9pm, £5 after

 

Sunday 19th October

ALL TWERK AND NO PLAY
The dance phenomenon known as twerking has sent the world into a booty poppin’ frenzy. So say hello to The Book Club’s monthly All Twerk And No Play half-dance-class/half-basement-bashment social. Don’t worry if you’re not much of a mover, as they’ve got their very own ‘Queen of Bounce’, Scarlett O’Hora, teaching you all the dancefloor moves (who knew it can burn up to 600 calories an hour?). Each month is a different theme, this one is inspired by the best twerk-tastic music videos. No previous twerking experience necessary!
Music policy: Bashment, afrobeats, reggae, dancehall, R&B, hip hop
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm, doors 6pm
Price: £8
Tickets: http://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/shoreditch/the-book-club/all-twerk-and-no-play

 

Monday 20th October

DIY SCREEN PRINTING T-SHIRTS
This class offers you the chance to dip into the world of fashion, and become a designer for the day. It’s open to all abilities, so don’t worry if you’ve never done screen printing before, all you need is imagination and creativity. You will look at ways to customise the standard t-shirt/vest, develop a design for a printed motif and think of unique ways of styling. You’ll learn paper cutting techniques and create paper stencils to turn your finished design into the perfect screen print. Kiss goodbye to the high street, you can be the creator of your own look!
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price: £15

 

Tuesday 21st October

Basement: ART NEURO AND SCIENCE LONDON SCIBAR: PSYCHADELICS AND MRI
Guests: Robin Carhart-Harris, India Harvey, Lebina Shrestha
Join Art Neuro and Science London at The Book Club for an in-depth look into the workings of science-art collaborations, and how we can use art to explore science. Artists and scientists from Art Neuro will be discussing their work for the project, come down for a drink and find out what they have been up to. On the night Robin Carhart-Harris will be discussing his research into the effects of psychedelics on the brain and how this inspired documentary maker Georgina Cammaleri’s short film. India Harvey and Lebina Shrestha will discuss their collaboration trying to understand advanced brain imaging through constructed textiles.
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Price: Free entry
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1uvJ039

Ground floor: KING PONG
Come and enter this arena of ping-pong cheers, jeers and flowing beers, with a £35 drinks voucher up for grabs for the winner; be king of pong and everybody’s best drinking buddy! But being a number two is not to be frowned upon at King Pong, a £15 drinks voucher is ready for the second slot winner too.
Time: 6.30pm – 11pm
Price: £5

 

Wednesday 22nd October

TITTER WITH…
Guests: To be announced
Titter With are back. Their last show featured the likes of Bridget Christie, Aisling Bea and Louisa Omielan so be excited to see what they’ve got up their sleeves this time around. With all profits going to Mind, this is some karma inducing comedy you won’t wanna miss!
Time: 8pm – 10:30pm, Doors 7.30pm
Price: £9 advance, £10 otd
Tickets: https://billetto.co.uk/titter-with-mind-comedy-fundraiser

 

Thursday 23rd October

Basement: CLAQUE!
DJs: East London Village Kids, Bordel Ensemble DJs
The coolest, beardiest French crew in town, aka Bordel Records and the East London Village Kids, bring you Claque every Thursday night. Party vibes for die-hard electronic music fans and people just looking for a fun night out after work.
Music policy: Deep house, house, electro
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 10pm, £5 after 10pm

Ground floor: TWEETBOX
It’s time for you to take control at this weekly event and hand pick the tunes your-very-self! Take note of the theme and tweet suggestions to The Book Club’s Twitter www.twitter.com/thebookclubec2. You must impress our colourful host Mr TPFD if you want your track played. Best song choice on the night gets a free cocktail on the house!
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free

 

Friday 24th October

THE GET DOWN
DJs: Jimmy Plates, Rob Pursey
Keeping the funk 45’s spinning, it’s the boogie brothers back to back all night long. Southern Hospitality’s Rob Pursey joins Jimmy Plates for a sing-a-long session of new hip hop, old R&B and party classics.
Music policy: R&B, hip hop, disco, funk, soul classics
Time; 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 5pm, £5 after

 

Saturday 25th October

Daytime: VOGA
Introducing VOGA, the world-first fusion of yoga and vogue-ing set to an upbeat soundtrack of 80s tunes (think Madonna/ Paris is Burning) which takes you through dynamic dance to dreamy disco for your downtime. Equips you with dance floor moves, increased serotonin levels and a natural energy high. Genuinely for everyone, all ages, all fitness levels, all skills. Advance tickets only.
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Price: £15
Tickets: www.vogalondon.co.uk

Evening: SCROOBIUS PIP PRESENTS WE.ARE.LIZARDS
DJs: Special Guest TBA , Scroobius Pip, English Disco Lovers, Destruction, Push Music, Redshift Rebels
Scroob returns to The Book Club in October with a huge line up, a very special guest too special to announce but with promises that it’s a biggie not to be missed! Supporting are party starters English Disco Lovers bringing the tongue-in-cheek noise and all of this alongside Pip and his merry bunch of residents which includes DMC scratch legend Destruction, Push Music and Redshift Rebels.
Music policy: Hip hop, breaks, soul, disco, house
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 9pm, £5 after

 

Sunday 26th October

VELVET TONGUE HALLOWEEN
Guests: Jacky Donovan, Dan Oakey, Nairobi Thompson, Jay Walker
Ernesto Sarezale’s Erotic Literary Soiree is back for Halloween! This autumn’s edition will provide a taste of the whip… and of leather – among other dark and sensual delights.
Time: 7pm – 1pm
Price: £5 on the door, £3 concessions, free for participants

 

Monday 27th October

LAST NIGHT A SPEED DATE CHANGED MY LIFE
For bold, intelligent, unattached ladies and gentlemen, and for people who want to give their love life a kick, Last Night a Speed Date Changed My Life is the faster way for singles to see if there’s a spark. Meet new friends and possibly find your loved one! It’s quick, clever and painless, a time to enjoy yourself in a relaxing environment around great people. There are limited places available and the focused age group is mid-20s to mid-30s. There must be equal numbers of ladies and gents, so booking is essential. Email speeddatematches@gmail.com.
Time: 7pm – 10:30pm
Price: £9 early bird, £13 standard
Girls tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/289676
Guys tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/289674

 

Tuesday 28th October

Basement: CRAP FILM CLUB PRESENTS: TEEN WITCH
It’s almost Halloween and so it’s time to serve up something truly terrifying! Originally planned as a female version of Teen Wolf, Teen Witch is one of those inexplicable 80s outings that just about works. Barely a conceivable plot point to be found, the movie cost $25,000,000 to make but made less than 10% of this at the box office (it subsequently found a cult audience on cable TV). Dive in, however, and you can’t fail to be entertained. Musical numbers erupting in unison in the girls locker-room, horrendously dressed ‘Dudes’ rapping in the corridors, all manner of eye shadow and colour clashes make this a cringe-worthy crap classic!
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price: £3.50 advance, £4.50 on the door
Tickets: http://cfc-presents-teenwitch.eventbrite.co.uk

Groundfloor: KING PONG
Come and enter this arena of ping-pong cheers, jeers and flowing beers, with a £35 drinks voucher up for grabs for the winner; be king of pong and everybody’s best drinking buddy! But being a number two is not to be frowned upon at King Pong, a £15 drinks voucher is ready for the second slot winner too.
Time: 6.30pm – 11pm
Price: £5

 

Thursday 30th October

WASTELAND: THE SURVIVOR’S PARTY
This Halloween, The Book Club is throwing a party to end the world and all parties. Experience the post-apocalyptic wasteland that Shoreditch will become. Survivors, both human and post-human, will gather one final time to celebrate the end of civilization with incredible installations such as a freak playground made from regurgitated waste, performers from the darkest recesses of the future, and many other terrifyingly twisted treats. Down in the bunker we have some seriously scary DJs playing the sounds of the future with house, techno and horror theme tracks mixed in with songs so good that they may just survive the next century.
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: £5
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1tmhnI3

 

Friday 31st October 

THE GET DOWN
DJs: Jimmy Plates, Rob Pursey, J-Squizaired, Bhav Patel
A “Holla-ween” session courtesy of J-Squizaired from the Breakin Bread radio show, and Bhav Patel from the new music mecca that is Blackjack London. Catch the best in garage, r&b, funk and soul at our weekly session on the good groove.
Music policy: R&B, hip hop, disco, funk, soul classics
Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: Free before 9pm, £5 after

 

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