Tuesday 1st September : Jess + Hooper – Quiz

Jess & Hooper’s quiz bonanza 

Weds 2 September : Footnotes – Running Experiences

Come share your tales of poetry in motion at this spoken word Open Mic night

Weds, 2nd September at 7.30pm. £4 on the door.


This is a new event that aims to bring together runners of all abilities to share their stories, successes, failures, sprains, sprints and splints. Come and take part by reading a short essay, story, or poem. Have an opportunity to express your way of running, and how it impacts on you, your emotional and physical experiences.

Featured guests are:

Writer, Vybarr Cregan-Reid - will read from his forthcoming book, Footnotes: running, landscape & the way we live now. The book is a  psychogeography of running that darts between poetry, philosophy, neuroscience, history, paleoanthropology, and biomechanics. It is a running book for those that love the new nature writing. Vybarr has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and will be reading from his work on Radio 4′s Open Book next week. He is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Kent.

  • “When Vybarr Cregan-Reid set out to discover why running meant so much to so many, he began a journey which would take him out not only to tread London’s streets, but climbing to sites that have seen a millennium of hangings, or down the crumbling alleyways of Ruskin’s Venice.  Footnotes will transport you to the cliff tops of Hardy’s Dorset, the deserted shorelines of Seattle, the giant redwood forests of California, and to the world’s most advanced running laboratories and research centres, using debates in literature, philosophy and biology to explore that simple human desire to run.”


Artist, Veronique Chance - she will be telling tales of her astounding M25 Great Orbital Run a solitary run and artwork that took place in March2012 over nine consecutive days around the inside boundary of the M25 London Orbital. Véronique will read extracts from her daily blog entries written during the time period of the run. A speeded up recorded version of the work will provide a projected backdrop. Veronique is based in London and has a studio at APT studios, Deptford. She has shown artworks nationally and internationally, including China, Canada, Korea, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Holland and France. She is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the MA Fine and MA Printmaking courses at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and completed her PhD at Goldsmith’s College in 2012.

Exercise scientist, Mike Rogerson - will be explaining some of the latest research from the University of Essex’s Green Exercise Research Group.  How can our choice of environmental setting influence desirable outcomes of running?  Mike is a completion-year PhD candidate with previous degrees in Sports & Exercise Science (BSc Hons) and in Psychology (MSc).  He has guest lectured on his area of expertise at Queensland University of Technology and Technische Universität München, and holds a seat on parkrun’s Research Board.  Mike’s research has been published in scientific journals and featured via interview by Reuters and Cycling Fitness Magazine.

The evening will re-engage audiences with their environment and themselves, taking the audience from their demanding and structured lives on to new pathways and in to the wild. Reconnecting them to landscape and encouraging their minds to play, and to have a beer and a chat about running.



Wednesdays is Open Mic Night at Amersham Arms!

Am Open MicWeekly Wednesday 
and Musicians Social. 
7.30pm to midnight
if you are playing!


Thursday 3rd September – The launch of Operesque Opera

Exciting new Opera duo challenging sexuality, love and gender in opera, classical music and a tiny bit of musical theatre; Mozart, Britten, Verdi, Larson and more).

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Operesque Opera presents

“Love in the Time of Opera” in partnership with Stonewall, the LGBT rights awareness charity.



The brand new event will combine excerpts from opera, cabaret and even musical theatre to explore sexuality, love and gender in opera and classical music.


Using the combined talents of Operesque’s classically trained singers Natasha Elliott and Matthew J Haas, songs from “Rigoletto”, “La Boheme” and “Carmen” will share the stage with the likes of Britten’s cabaret songs and even excerpts

from hit show Rent.


This combination of cabaret’s interaction with the audience and the different styles of opera on show will shake off the rules of classical performance to offer something unique in this famous music venue.


Taking place in the heart of south-east London, just across the road from New Cross station, “Love in the Time of Opera” will explore themes of sexuality as performers trade roles and perform classic material in new ways.


As performer Natasha Elliott explains: “There have been ‘gay’ operas before, but the combination of cabaret with excerpts of different operas and pieces of music with different styles – all while using different sexualities and genders – is completely new. It demonstrates that love is universal while also ramping up the sexual tension prevalent in some of the pieces we are doing.”


Operesque will be raising money for LGBT charity Stonewall, who are supporting the event. Doors open at 7:30 before the show begins at 8, with early bird tickets available now for £6.50 (see www.operesqueopera.co.uk for purchase information) or £8 on the door.


Friday 4 September – Healthy Junkies, Al Damidge, The Featherz + more

Fridays Rock At Amersham Arms!


Fri 4th Sep Sheepdog/headless Chicken Promotions:
Healthy Junkies + Al Damidge + The Featherz & more

Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/504718416359325/

11872238_749868411788401_4727401783213047592_oPictured, The Featherz – you are in for a rock world treat! They come highly recommended. David Bowie is a fan, Mark Charles dresses them and they have just been recording new tunes with Kevin Armstrong (Morrissey, Sinead O Connor and more). They’ve played shows with some of the world’s most exciting, too.


In short, music fans, The Featherz are coming to New Cross and you need to witness them live on stage!


The band are releasing a new EP soon, so this is the perfect time to find out what all the fuss is about.


”The Featherz are the Glam-Punk band every girl wants to be in. Danie Cox (Lead vocals and guitar) is every inch the love child of David Bowie and Beki Bondage (Oh to be a fly on that wall!) With her stylish Ziggy Stardust hair and make up, Charles Of London attire, plus a stage presence that makes you think the Camden Barfly is the 100 Club circa 1976, and EVERYTHING is possible”


“The Featherz- fronted with utter conviction by the star quality soaked attitude to the fore Welsh wonder punkette and Bowie head Danie, this boy/gal glam punk pop happening truly have some amazebollocks catchy as fook choons. Take flight my beauties, take flight!”

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Danie photographed by Rupert Hitchcox.



WHIP IT! – Every Friday Night!

South East London’s after-party!

Hip-Hop, Electro, Rock n Roll, Indie weekly until 3am Saturday morning!

Drinks Deals. Free Entry.

Sat5 September : A.A.A. x LDM DJs X Joyzine x Thru Colours DJs (Free B4 10pm)

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7pm Music Social, 9pm DJs until LATE!

Early doors – Live Music Performance with RhiannonThe Nightmare and friends. Word with TheZineUK and friends. DJs Little Death Machine  and Paul Maps of alt rock / indie / word / electro / acoustic site and radio show Joyzine 

then Thru Colours DJs and Friends, Unit Trax, NN Nexus (Julian), Caldera

Dance until the early hours to the biggest beats. Expect  slammin’ house, groovin’ tech house and a touch of raw techno https://facebook.com/events/512873898871958/

Monday 7 September : Cilla Purple presents Mr Jinxer #UpNextLdn

Mr Jinxer – Music Is My Passion – In conjunction with Rewind & Playback and E20 Ents proudly presents… Host : @CillaPurple

Thursday 10 September 2015 – Movement Promo Party – Free Before 10.30!

Dee Washington, DJ 7, Ali T, Clockwork, Cherry B, Price G, Lady A & Mr JF


Thursday 10th September

at New Cross’ infamous, Amersham Arms,

is where you will find the best selection of

House, Hip Hop, RnB and Classics.


This is a night surly not to be missed

- It promises to be a blast.
Do not forget,

this party is free before 10.30pm,


so come on down early and enjoy the night!



Friday 11th September – GigSlutz present John McCullagh & The Escorts

You do NOT want to miss this!

John McCullagh & The Escorts + special guests. £5 on the door/£3 NUS. Doors 7.30pm.

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The new album ‘New Born Cry’, was produced by John Power of Cast, who this young outfit have already supported on tour. 


Keep a steady eye on GigSlutz, one of the UK’s best loved music sites. Premiering the Ones To Watch on line, and on stage.


Be here! http://www.gigslutz.co.uk/


This Feeling DJs x Xfm Radio DJs

Sat 12thThis Feeling presents the on blackheath festival after show until 3am

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Sunday 13th September 2015 Brockley Ukelele Group

Brockley Ukelele Group

@BrockleyUke #FREE London’s fave Ukebox, will uke your fave tunes!

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Monday 14th September 2015 : Happy Mondays Comedy Club

Mon 14thHappy Mondays Comedy Club.

Catch the best up n comers and TV comedians for £5 (advance ticket)


Weds 16th September 2015 beCREATIVE presents MAN LIKE NELLS

An exclusive and intimate gig with Soul/Hip-Hop artist-producer, Man Like Nells and ‘live’ band: Men Like. The gig will feature a mixture of both old and new songs including tracks from the E.P, ‘Sounds for the Soul’.

Thursday 17th September: GIRLS AND BOYS -v- TMRW


015 09 17 G&B-TMRWAlthough new, Girls & Boys have announced their presence on the scene in a unique way, giving a voice to every artist who plays their gigs, rather than giving support or headline titles respectively.


To them, every artist chosen for the night deserves in their own right to be headlining.


TMRW have been giving new musicians and artists a platform to promote their music, through their on line medium as well as their print publication for the past three years.


Realising they both share the same ethos and love for new music, it only seemed right to collaborate on live events.


The Line up will include:

Chuck 20 - London based, Little Simz affiliated rapper who’s first solo single ‘Turning Worlds’ firmly asserts his name on the music map of 2015.

True Noir – Brighton five piece who have caught the attention of every music blog worth mentioning with their first single ‘Creation’.




  • Very Special Guest DJ to be announced.
    Standard tickets are £5, but £3 if you are a student

Friday 18th September – End Of The Trail Records Scouting Showcase

end Of The Trail Records scouting showcase The Dirty Blonds, White Ape, Rollin Machine, Easy Stride Band, Brocker 7-11pm £5 ticket (see bands). £6 OTD 

www.endofthetrailrecords.co.uk (distributed by Rough Trade)
Genuinely in it for the music.-LOUDER THAN WAR
Breaking the label mould – RECORD OF THE DAY
Echoing the grandeur of Factory Records -NARC

The Dirty Blonds have a new age venom in there modern sound with an old school Rock N’ Roll twist that have compared to bands such as The Who, The Clash, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Stone Roses.
“tons of attitude and a DIY ethic embedded in their bones…surf rock riffs and cheeky ska beats a-plenty showing off White Ape’s knack for writing catchy tunes that get you thinking while you’re bopping” – Artrocker
Rollin’Machine are a three piece indie/rock n roll band from Southend on sea… This is their first year and it just gets better .. Influenced by britbpop mod and garage punk..Raw and full of meaning…
The inimitable EASY STRIDE BAND – a deft fusion of acoustic soul and reggae, featuring richly-layered vocal melodies, big bass, and bigger beats.
BROCKER have graced many big London venues including The Forum, Dingwalls, The Underworld, The Garage and Camden Barfly, and have shared the stage with many influential bands spanning many eras.Folliow @endof_thetrail and https://www.facebook.com/endothetrailrecords

Sat September 19th : The Scummy Mummies Show – Greatest Hits!

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The Scummy Mummies Show – GREATEST HITS
An evening of sketches, songs and stand-up for less than perfect parents!
This show features all the best bits of the Scummy Mummies 2014 sell-out London run.
The show starts at 8pm and will be done by 10pm – so plenty of time for a wine before bedtime.
All previous London shows have sold out in advance, so get your tickets NOW!
ALL THE HITS: Pelvic floor workout – Right-On-Dads – Nappy Change Challenge – Australian Mother-in-law – Elena the Angry Children’s Entertainer – Sexy CBeebies – and of course, Scummy Mummy Confessions!
“Hilarious” – Broadway Baby
“Gregarious and likeably straight-talking” - The Telegraph
Early Bird Tickets: £6, Tickets on the Door: £8 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/329406
www.scummymummies.com @scummymummies



20 September – Big Fish Little Fish


Big Fish Little Fish – circus themed family rave.

Family fun for the post-rave generation of parents. Helping parents be responsibly irresponsible since 2013.


Big name DJs play (grown up) dance music on the multi-sensory dancefloor with glitter cannons, bubbles and giant parachute dance. Happy Monkey craft tables with giant mural, themed crafts and playdoh table. Play area with tents and tunnels and Villa Pia baby chillout space with mats and small ballpool. Licensed bar, free transfers, glowsticks and goodie bag at end. Lovely Bakerchef cake stall and savouries.

Optional fancy dress: Circus

For families with younger children (8s and under) though older siblings are welcome. Adults are not admitted unless accompanied by a child. A max of 3 children per adult. A max of 4 adults per child (and such groups must be pre-approved by emailing info@bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk before buying tickets). Tickets are non-refundable but if anybody with tickets finds they cannot attend a sold-out event please email info@bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk and BFLF will attempt to put you in touch with people seeking to buy tickets Each member of your group must have a ticket, adults £8.50, child £6.00 and pre-walking infants free (but ticketed). More on the door (if available).

Thurs 24 Sept Nova Twins, Lucie Barât & The Au Revoirs, White Room, Mourning Birds + DJ Mark Beaumont (NME).

Rock / Pop / Psych / Garage / Punk


Newer Wave Guitars rock Amersham Arms Freshers week


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Rocklands ArtBeat proudly presents Headline sets x 4: Approx 11pm – Nova Twins “being tipped as the female Royal Blood and sum up the DIY movement.” (Time Out), Approx 10pm Lucie Barât & The Au Revoirs “Impressive voice, stage presence, dirty guitars and haunting tunes” (Sonic Shocks),  Approx 9pm White Room “always tuneful and furious, “(NME), Approx 8pm Mourning Birds “”Garage rock at its best. “ (BBC) 7pm – Doors, Music Social and DJ set from Mark Beaumont of NME. 


Show Time 7pm to 11.30pm then Music Bar After Party until late! 18+ event (ID). 


£5 on the door

£3 NUS

£3 via guaranteed entry advance ticket: http://wegottickets.com/event/329350


@NovaTwinsMusic @LucieBarat_ARVS @WhiteRoomHQ @MourningBirds @RocklandsTV

Pre gig natters, last train times, news updates and videos at Facebook Event;


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This evening be there to be part of Nova Twins South East London home coming show. It has been an amazing year for Amy & Georgia. Since they unleashed the audiovisual assault of their badass bomb of a video, Bassline B*tch, they have soared.


Their growing reputation has won  shows with D12 (Eminem’s crew) and Radkey, appearances at Femrock, Boomtown Fair, Standon Calling, Camden Barfly, Maidstone Fringe Festival, Big Noise Festival and, next (at time of writing this) Club NME at Koko. “Punk and Hip Hop is asking for a band to come along and set them up together” says Kerrang! Radio presenter Jack Oliver Saunders says in a review of Bad which finishes “this is a strong start – looking forward to what’s next”.


Whatever is next, it’s been one helluva great summer already. Nova Twins have gained Radio and TV appearances, including Kerrang!, BBC Radio, London Live, Amazing Radio and many of the best independent shows on and off line. This summer, Nova Twins also signed with Robo Magic (new 360 company by Rob Hallett ex AEG Live boss, working with artists like Duran Duran). Its all proper grrrl power that they made happen themselves with hard work over the last few years. As Cole Salewicz (playing Amersham Arms two days after this show with his own band) wrote for Artrocker; “Nova Twins are too awesome for words, too current for this timezone, too scary for your boyfriend, and too cool for the cool kids. They also write aggressive kick ass tunes.” Come and get your ass kicked in the best possible way.




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Emerging last summer in a foray of London gigs, a turn at Hyde Park Festival headlining the Sony Music Unlimited stage, and a sold-out Alexandra Palace gig with The Libertines, Lucie Barât & The Au Revoirs get set to release debut single, ‘Fallen’ (October 15th.Luv Luv Luv Records).

Their four track demo, ‘Love and Other Little Episodes’, has already garnered much praise with ‘Bella’ being selected as BBC Introducing Track Of The Day. The band went on to record an additional version of the track with Lucie’s brother Carl as a sibling duet about their childhood. It’s a gem that they have decided to back-pocket while they concentrate on ‘Fallen’, – a song that has been amassing praise among the fans, sparking gig sing-al-ongs and a flood of pre-order requests.

‘Fallen’ demo https://soundcloud.com/lucie-barat-and-the-au-revoirs/demo-fallen 

Preceding the release, this is the landmark show to be at, on the premier live music stage of London’s lower east side.


“…Oozing talent and charisma, [Lucie] subdues the audience and shows them she’s got a lot more going for her than her name… Impressive voice, stage presence, dirty guitars and haunting tunes with a sexy sparkle. What more do you want?” Sonic Shocks


Lucie Barât (vocals), Cammy Angus (guitar), Paul Coleman (drums)

Andy Wallace (bass guitar)


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Image (c) of Simon Sarin




http://luciebaratandtheaurevoirs.uk http://facebook.com/luciebaratandtheaurevoirs




This Brighton based 5 piece have been gaining notoriety for their dynamic psych rock sound and magnetic high energy live performances.

White Room were recently named by Gigwise as one of the 17 Best Things About Liverpool Sound City 2015 and they are due to play at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals. 


They have also attracted the attention from the likes of Paul Weller, who they supported on his tour earlier this year.


Their debut EP, ‘Fizzy Liquid’, is set to be released on September 7th.


White Room put on a show which excuded a maturity and quality of song-writing which you’d struggle to find in many bands…”

“…Rest assured this band won’t be playing small venues for long.”

(Pure Rawk, at Camden Rocks Festival 2015)


Jake Smallwood (lead vocals/guitar/tambourine), Jacob Newman (lead guitar/ bvs), Tristan Sava (guitar/keys), Henry Sava (drums), James Bryman (bass/bvs)

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Photography by Lottie Turner


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4 mb 5Mourning Birds are hard working, hard playing, hard smoking Medway punks with integrity and passion. Their debut album, new this summer, is a mighty montage veering between “what the heck?”; blues explosions, garage rock anthems, furious riffs, menacing bass lines, beats of madness and primal howls. Over a third of the tracks have been made public as videos, streams or downloads. Every single one a track of the day/week/month.


L-R: Bill Williams (bass guitar), Sam Mitchell (drums/vocals) and Jimmy Gilder (guitar/vocals), might be doing something right. In Summer 2014 they signed with the notoriously reputable P-Vine Records, recorded with producer and mentor, Rhys Downing, at Foel Studios in Wales. In their own words, they “Smashed it out in a week” then released the album in Japan. Reactions so far? Mourning Birds are the real, classic potential, deal. Musical activists In the vanguard of the exploding underground rock scene. Back in New Cross and not to be missed.




No stranger to the New Cross scenes/anti-scenes, DJ Mark Beaumont of NME hosts the notoriously cool Ones To Watch new music monthlies at Camden Monarch. Great to have him bringing the party, on the decks.



Rocklands present ArtBeat at Amersham Arts. Music socials with the best buzz bands playing live.A travelling circus of artists, poets, new media/industry on the up and in the know” (Spoonfed) Sterling guitary talent and an impeccable party vibe” (Pulse Arts). 

“The Riotous Rocklands scene” (Time Out). Quick off the mark at connecting the right people…” “…organically evolving into one of the UK’s biggest “music gangs” (Camden Crawl Festival)“ Worried you’ll miss the next big thing in sound? They’re probably here. ” (London At Large) http://facebook.com/artbeat.stars


Amersham Arms, #SELondon “The area’s first destination club.” New York Times,

“Amersham Arms play host to an array of upcoming acts”Artrocker


Friday 25th September : Absent Kelly Presents

Toby Chiz


“This September, Absent Kelly are returning to the pride of New Cross, the Amersham Arms for a night of Indie loveliness.


On the evening’s bill is Toby Chiz. After impressing the promoters at previous shows, they very quickly invited Toby back. Toby will be on a high for this show after the release of his debut EP in August, an EP that will showcase the best of his acoustic pop/rock sound with a touch of folk. This sound has seen him play on stages around the Capital, including sharing stage with some big names such as Keane’s Tom Chaplin.”



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