The Book Club turns 1 on October 18th and they’re celebrating in a major way, and having a birthweek bonanza! 7 days and nights of fantastic events that represent all that is great about the venue from the hedonistic club nights and dancefloor-busting beats, to their more cerebral talks, discussions and arts and crafts, there’s going to be something for everyone to help them enter year 2 in style. Among the special guests helping us celebrate are; Mumdance, The Bikini Beach Band, 6 Music’s Tom Whalley, The Electro Swing Club crew, Wrongtom, Dave Swindells…and a whole lot more.
‘currently the venue for hip, literary events.’ The Independent
‘multifariously brilliant.’ Fluid London
‘the Book Club…fuses boozing with brain power.’ The Evening Standard
Shoreditch’s new haunt for the avant-garde.’ Resident Advisor
There’s no way to purchase tickets for these exclusive events, to get on the guestlist, simply email them and request the event you’d like to go to – or apply for all 7. And it’s a party so don’t just enter to get tickets for an event that you’re already familiar with – grab your party shoes and try a little something new, like one of these…
Monday 18 October 2010
Science FairT Space Roxx Special
Monday 18 October 2010 / 10am til midnight
Drop by The Book Club to celebrate the one year anniversary of super/collider’s pop science night with an all-day celebration of meteorites, comets and asteroids. You’ll have the chance to hold a genuine meteorite from space in your hands, and could win one to take home by testing your skill at the original Asteroids arcade game! From 10am we’ll be making paper-maché asteroids and screening films, and then the party gets started at 6pm with a special live/electronic set from Bright Star Catalogue. Speakers from 7pm will discuss everything from asteroid mining to killer comets, and if the sky’s clear we’ll pop outside to show you Comet Hartley-2 as it rises over Shoreditch.
An evening not to be missed.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
THE FETISH CIRCUS LIFE DRAWING EXTRAVAGANZA
Tuesday 19 October 2010 / 6.30pm – midnight
A night of interactive performance juxtaposed with static poses. Be a spectator, a voyeur, an artist or simply blend in with the crowd and wander through the show, with the chance to draw and sketch moments of your experience. Surreal styling and experimental music will make this a sensory life installation, a journey which is guaranteed to inspire every artist.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Noughtie Nightlife with Dave Swindells & Antony Price in association with the PYMCA
Wednesday 20 October / 7pm – midnight
Focusing on the fashion, faces and attitudes of cult London club nights, Noughtie Nightlife celebrates the first decade of the new century through the images that tell the story, taken by the photographers who were there.
Curator Antony Price, himself a photographer, DJ and London College of Fashion research lecturer, has produced a show that encapsulates the feelings and creativity of the Noughties London club scene through a range of photographs taken by prominent club, trend and fashion photographers including Billa Baldwin, Ellis Scott, Matthew Brindle/Thom Will (MEGAMEGAMEGA.com), Christopher James (weknowwhatyoudidlastnight.com), Rory DCS, James Unsworth, Alex Warren, Rai Royal and Mr Hartnett/Suzy Del Campo/David Swindells (PYMCA).
Noughtie Nightlife, an LCF research funded project, demonstrates the power and importance of nightlife club photography as a medium in itself, documenting youth culture, style and attitude. The collection of images collated by Price will go on to be archived at London College of Fashion for future generations of students studying across the six colleges of University of the Arts London.
Tonight Dave and Antony share their experiences of these two entwined cultures with us at The Book Club.
Thursday 21 October 2010
Come Get Felt Up – ‘Día de los Muertos’ special
Thursday 21 October / 8pm – 2am
Concept: Each month Come Get Felt Up takes place with free craft materials given out for a creative competition to make something based on that month’s theme with the opportunity to win beautifully naff prizes as exotic as cheesy Billy Ocean records, a game of Mousetrap or a beach ball. Oh, and a great band plays.
The only club night in London craftier than Fantastic Mr Fox returns for The Book Club’s special birthday edition. Described by one dubiously unnamed source as “Blue Peter meets Art Attack while Anne Robinson watches on”. So get ready for another night of craft, music, mega prizes, resident DJ Tom Whalley (6 Music) playing funk, rockabilly and other gems, and dancing all wrapped up in a parcel of loo rolls and tin foil, what more could you want from a night…
This month we are going all out and for once we are letting you in on the theme… Get ready to be transported to Mexico’s wonderful festival ‘Día de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead). There will be facepainting, wondrous live music, haunting shrines to our favourite dead celebrities, cake and that is just the start! Don’t miss out on this one off special and help us celebrate The Book Club’s birthday!
Friday 22 October 2010
We Can Talk Goes KITSCH
Friday 22 October 2010 / 9pm – 2am
The club night with the sole purpose of making you move kicks off the Birthweekender. We Can Talk is bringing out the big guns for this one and nothing says party like a set from The Bikini Beach Band. Described by NME as ‘London’s Kings of Surf Noir’ and a band of whom Noel Gallagher simply states ‘I want their autographs’, TBBB are sure to bring the house down. With other special guests playing live and / or bringing their records for heavy stints behind our decks, this will be a night to live long in the memory. So long as you don’t drink too many of the brand new rum punches we’ll be creating to mark the occasion.
Saturday 23 October 2010
The Book Club Birthweek Brawl with MUMDANCE
Saturday 23 October 2010 / 9pm – 4am
DJs: Mumdance(Mad Decent), Wrongtom & Countskylarkin (Big Ten Inch), Session & Brett Mav (Secret Wars), Rebel Sonix (Chapters), Prince Pac & Dan Spinney (Big In Japan), BabyStarr & nauti.cool (Spank The Squirrel), DJ Tofu (Electro Swing)
Everyone’s made a song about Saturday night right? Elton John, De La Soul, Whigfield. well this Saturday night we’ll be bringing together the biggest guns we’ve had the pleasure to host over these last 365 days and nights. In a super special, never to be seen again, one-off, new and unique, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring clash of the double-decked titans, Book Club Soundclash well have resident DJs from all of our nights doing aural battle against one another. With two booths downstairs for the duelling decksmiths and a compère / referee to keep the beats above the belt, it’s going to be an incendiary assault on the senses. Electro swing vs. hip-hop, reggae vs. house, indie vs. rockabilly. Our favourite DJs from our favourite Book Club nights battle it out in a 3 record tune-off! Each DJ will choose 3 tunes and play back to back against a rival, whoever gets the place jumping and pumping will stay on the decks. Last man standing wins! And as if that wasn’t enough, the cherry on the big fat birthday cake is Mad Decent’s Mumdance. Mumdance aka Jack Adams will be joining us for a super special old skool house birthday set, hot on the heels of his Mum Decent EP launched on the 5th October. Jack is hot stuff and at just £1 we are the ones giving out the gifts. Happy birthday to us indeed!
Sunday 24 October 2010
Beats Sunday Roast
Sunday 24 October 2010 / 1pm – midnight
A new lunchtime music production session comes to London’s East End
Here’s an opportunity to take your music production skills to the next level with a series of informal workshop sessions using the latest music production software. Sessions will be taught by leading music producers and DJs from the CDR community, such as Tony Nwachukwu, Toby Tobias and Om Unit.
So who is this for exactly? Well, if you like music and have a basic understanding of music production, such as Logic Pro or Ableton Live, then this is for you. The idea is to be inclusive, not exclusive – we welcome music-heads from all areas of life.
All you need to bring is a set of headphones and a USB stick. Computers are provided, thanks to our friends at Apple.
The Book Club
100 Leonard Street
020 7684 8618